Wednesday, December 06, 2006

She's Making A Checklist... Checking It Twice...

Christmas Tasks

1. Gift Purchases:

a) Out-of-town Family-- YES, 4 out of 5 gifts ordered online (that's pretty good... all will be delivered by Christmas).

b) In-town Family-- YES, but only 2 out of 20 people are done (eek).

2. House Decorated: NOT YET, in fact there are still a few little pumpkin decorations hanging out in the living room. Wha???

3. Christmas tree purchased? NOT YET.

4. Cookies Baked? NONE (debating whether to bake "Christmas Poo" cookies again this year...) *

5. Holiday Letter mailed? NOPE, not even written yet.

6. Family Photo to send with Holiday Letter? Ummm... NO. For that to happen, we'd have to find a time when all six of us are together at one time. I might have to draw a picture... good thing I have some mad MS Paint skillz.

7. Presents wrapped? NO. See #1 above. Actually, the 4 presents I purchased online will be wrapped before shipping, so technically-- YES, but only 4.

So, yeah... I'm feeling rather confident that, even though I'll be working until at least 4:00pm on Friday, December 22... and even though we are busy every weeknight and weekend between now and Christmas, I'll be able to get this all done before Christmas.

Sure. No problem. And I'm also pretty sure there's a pretty little magical fairy who's going to ride into my bedroom tonight on a pretty little prancing unicorn to give me Samantha Stephens' (yes, from Bewitched) witch powers. I'll just twitch my nose, and everything will be done! *twinkle twinkle twink!*

*To date, the highest percentage of visits I get to this blog are from people looking for pictures of that "scatalogical counterpart to Santa Claus" (thank you, Wikipedia!) from South Park. I don't like adding his name in my posts, because the hits just grow and grow. Poor kids are so disappointed when they find me! ;-)


Libragirl said...

I am having Hanukah at my house this year. Everyone, my parents, sister, brother, aunts/uncles, cousins, had their online presents sent to my house so they don't have to bring them. So my living room looks like a toy store. Half the presents came wrapped, some didn't and for some reason, everyone thinks I am going to wrap them and sort them. And cook, clean, set the table and whatever else needs to be done, before the 16th. Fun fun fun.

lizgwiz said...

Don't tire out the little magical fairy too much when she comes by, okay? I'd like her to have some magic left when she comes to my house. Hee. I haven't bought one present yet.

guinness girl said...

Dude, you are SO far ahead of the game. Maybe if I make a list and check it twice I'll feel like I've accomplished something.

Stinkypaw said...

How can they be disapointed when they find you? C'mon!

So, does that mean you won't be blogging much in the next few weeks?

Isn't this Season grand and stressfree? It is for me, 'cause I'm done! sorry... just had to rub it in! ;-)

Anonymous said...

I want the recipe for Christmas Poo cookies.

don't call me MA'AM said...

libragirl: really? Wow, that was insensitive of them to presume!

lizgwiz: it's a deal... and I'll send her your way when I'm through!

gg: aw, you're just trying to make me feel better, right?

stinkypaw: 10 year olds looking for the Christmas Poo are definitely disappointed with me. ;-) Oh, and you are such a braggart. hahaha

goldennib: hmmm... I'll have to dig it up and email it if I can remember!

Anonymous said...

I am way behind too. At least I am not even attempting to send out Christmas cards though!

Anonymous said...

Just another thing to add to your list.

Anonymous said...

So you're one of those families that send out 'the letter' and 'the family picture.' Somestimes I wish my family was like that but then I remember that we read their letters outloud and laugh at them. lol...

And you have 20+ people to buy for... geez woman are you trying to kill yourself. I have about 7 and I'm ready to throw in the towel. Good luck!

don't call me MA'AM said...

-r-: I always have good intentions, but we don't always get the letters or cards sent. It's been almost 4 years since I've sent one, so it's time.

goldennib: Soooo true.

julie_gong: I promise that I don't send those kind of letters. In fact, I'll add an example of what we don't do to my next post! And no, I'm not trying to kill myself... just have a LOT of family. Oh, and I love buying presents for people. :-)