This was my christmas post 2 years ago. Things haven't changed. I'm serious!! Except the ages of the girls, (18 and 21 now) and I will admit that Bonnie is dressing a little nicer. She actually looks like an adult, finally. As for my SIL, we're going to her house for Christmas, thank God, so I'm not going to worry about getting her stuff in the mail although I'm not sure we even mailed the gifts from last year. I could be wrong. I need to go check.
Oh and you can buy Stolz by the box of 250 caps from Amazon. I swear by it now and so does my family. That and hormones. But that's another subject. Right now I have to wrap my head around the fact that Thanksgiving is on Thursday. Someone did this on purpose. I'm hated and despised. I've barely gotten through Halloween. I can't handle the holidays at this moment. I'm retiring..., to New Zealand I think. They don't have Thanksgiving.
Yeah, I still hate snow in the south.
First, I'd like to give you a recipe of mine. It's great, oh my is it great. Take a glass, put ice in it, pour a little cap of Stolz (pure caffeine) and then fill it with Dr. Pepper. You could now take on the Green Lantern (coming soon to a theater near you) or clean your whole house in a matter of hours. And I bet you thought I'd never give you any helpful information.
So..., Today, I realized that I don't remember what I got my family for Christmas. It's not that hard really, I have two daughters, a husband of 25 years, a sister-in-law/brother-in-law. Really, that's it. We've had three parents pass away in the last two and a half years and my mom died 10 years ago and D's mom died way, way, way back when he was seven.
Don't feel bad for us - we manage always to keep a sense of humor and life goes on just like it should, besides it's a Hemingway thing. One day I'll tell you all the things that have happened to me and you'll be able to tell your friends, "Wow, I know someone that happened to." I'm a great conversation starter.
When my daughters were little, it was easy. I just bought them what I wanted. I could even take them with me and just tell them that the gift was for Nana and they believed me.
And they want to be teachers, HA!
See, I was a girlie girl and they were so not girlie girls. I bought them a barbie cruise ship once and they figured out how to take it apart and then push each other down the stairs in it. Breaks my heart. So don't feel too bad for them. They hung the barbies from the windows pretending they were escaping from monsters.
I've given up at this point. They just send me a list via email and I buy those things but for the life of me, today, I couldn't remember if I had bought everything or where I had hidden it (laughable huh since they sent the list) or if I had wrapped it. I have SIL's stuff on the dining room table and I swear something is missing and it's all wrapped so the only way I'll be able to tell is if I unwrap everything which I most certainly do not want to do.
And let me tell you, the things they do want are just WEIRD. What is it with Dr. Who?? do they not realize that show is like a gazillion years old. No, they did not just discover it. In case you're wondering, clothes are out. They both dress like they're from Berkeley (no offense, all you Berkleyites, I almost went to school there, explains a lot)
|No, they're not twins. You have no idea how many times we get asked that.|
|Note the glasses - her eyesight is 20/25|
|snow in Virginia - I'm cursed|
So it seems, the hiding, wrapping in secret, putting out toys at midnight, eating cookies and carrots, ringing bells outside was easy compared to this. At least I knew what I was doing and if you think I'm exaggerating wait until you have a 16 and 19 year old.
Susan, who was informed today that the dogs need booties and sweaters. In the SOUTH for goodness sake. Oh, yeah and we had snow AGAIN.