Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Christmas Eve Eve

It's almost 11:00 AM here and I'm the only one awake in the house. We are bad about staying on schedule during school breaks. Even Elvis all too quickly adapts to staying up late and sleeping in. I like being the only one up for a while. It's rather peaceful, except for having to cater the whims of the pets. Our elderly dog demanded for me to get up and let him out this morning. I staggered down the hall, barely awake, and opened the back door for him. He stuck his nose out, sniffed twice, and retreated to the den. Thanks, Jerry. You got me up because you needed to smell the outside world? Then, Beth's cat decided she needed to get in to Beth's room (where her litter box and food are). I heard her pulling at Beth's door but Beth didn't get up to let her in. So I did. And, about 15 minutes later, she was trying to get out. I, again, got up and let the cat out of Beth's room. (I really hope she took a giant stinky poop in the litter box while she was in there, so Beth and her friend can enjoy the smell.) So, at 11:00 in the morning, I've catered to our weird pets and had leftover spaghetti and a few Hersey's Miniatures for breakfast. Aren't you jealous of my glamorous life??

Today, I must accomplish the last minute stuff. I have a few odd gifts to buy here and there. I would just give my nephews cash but if I do, my brother makes them save it. I think Christmas money is meant to be blown so I give them Walmart gift cards. Luckily the bank doesn't have a system to deposit those...yet. (Give my brother time and he'll find a way for them to do it.) I need to make a list of what I've gotten for Alli, Beth, and BW, and make sure it all balances out in some way. Elvis' gifts don't have to balance out with anyone else's. He is Elvis, after all. I really need to shower today since I didn't yesterday. I did clean the den and kitchen yesterday. They both look decent. Today, I need to straighten the living room and my bedroom/bathroom. I do have to admit our house looks half-way decent. I can't honestly say that often.

Tomorrow will fly by. Alli, BW, and Elvis are going to BW's father and stepmother's house for breakfast. Tomorrow night is our annual Christmas Eve fondue with a friend and her family. We look forward to that all year. We are in charge of bringing things to dip in the chocolate fondue - usually marshmallows, apples, mandarin oranges, Nutter Butters, rice krispie treats, and pound cake. I'm open for suggestions if anyone has other ideas.

Christmas Day, I'll hang around the house until going to my mom's for a late lunch and then stay for leftovers for dinner, too. I don't know what the girls' have planned for the day. I'm hoping they'll at least stop by for a little while during the day. In fact, I'm sure Beth will come by because I heard Spider-Pig tell my mom he'd see her on Christmas Day.

Now, if I just had book 3... (just kidding - I've decided to re-read book 2 while waiting. I'll survive.)


Mongoose said...

Gosh. I don't celebrate Xmas, but I feel tired just reading about the work you put into it. I'm glad I can sit back and over-achieve vicariously through you. ;)

I hope it all comes off well and you and your family have a great Christmas.

Anonymous said...

Bananas! Must have Bananas for chocolate fondue. Delish!!! :)

Have fun.
Project Stormea

Me said...

Thanks for the good wishes, Mongoose. I do love Christmas, even with all the stuff I have to get done.

Ashlea - Doh, I forgot bananas! Thanks for the reminder. They are delicious in the chocolate fondue!

Friday said...

What about Hershey bars for the fondue? The hard part is getting them to stay on the stick.