WEEELLLLLL, it's been a bit since I took up the blog, I must admit. This whole holiday thingy does have it's definite downside..... one DOES get enTIREly busy. However, since it's all in fun, what the heck, eh?
Basically, I have spent a disgusting amount of time playing this Xbox snowboarding game called Amped2. Other than that, I also finished a chest (YEAHHHHHH RAHHH - WA- ROONey!!) that my husband has built some time ago, which was a HUGEE deal! Yes, I know, how annoying to have to read so dang many !!'s !! ;-D It makes it seems as though some Botox-injected female with high plucked eyebrows and gi-NORM-ous teeth is standing there yelling out in a smily voice 24/7.
I know. I am not immune to that impression. But still, YEAAAHH!!!
I AM happy to have finished that sucker. It has 4 main compartments, a drawer, ( in the base) and also 4 secret compartments, and is made out of walnut & alder, stained in clear coat, to enhance the wood grain. I'll take some pics and post it on here someday soon ( maybe tomorrow, but I wouldn't bet on it, I never was one for schedules).
At any rate, I also spent an inordinate amount of time making those blasted ~goodie trays~ up. You know, the ones with 30 bazillion different kinds of holiday sugar bomb infested delicacies, meant to let everyone know what a diverse & talented cook you are ( too bad it only comes around once a yr, AND you only get one little piece of each thing...not to mention the fact that each tiny morsel is destined to hang off your left hip and inner right thigh in a MOST unbecoming fashion for the next 7 yrs..... yah, too bad about THAT).
And then there is always the wrapping.. did you ever think to yourself at 4 am Christmas morning that truly wrapping paper is one of the biggest dupes out there for these joyous holiday events? You spend all stinkin' NIGHT wrapping those little gifts up, for the delight and thrills of youthful hearts, only to have it ripped off in 2 seconds flat, no 2nd thoughts ( nay, narry a FIRST thought!!) about it... I dunno, call me slightly jaded...
However, I WILL say this ~
It does me ol' 'eart good to see me wee little babes shriekin' with such joy an 'appiness come 5:15 in the blessed morn....
all right all right, so I suck at accents ( little kids don't know this , however, you can tell them the worst cockney/irish/scottish/aussie/kiwi mixture of accents is STRAIGHT ITALIAN, they don't have a clue...)
HAHAHHH! Guess what ELSE??? I ALSO got some more jewelry finished, got MOST of the way done painting my son's bedroom, AND went to the dentist! Woo hoo!!
Bet yah didn't know my life was so full of thrills, chills, and heavy spills, eh?
I heard SOME people got to go SKIING over the break.. lucky dogs...( doc E, I believe that was you ~ I am so jealous, I can TASTE IT!) And a whole BUTT-LOAD of you all got steaming SMASHED ~ not so jealous there, I like to know what business I am up too,, hehehe BWAAHAHAHAHAHAHAhahahhhh....
So, all in all, it was a great holiday, with some tedium, some fun, and some serious couch potato moments.
NOW ~ for the New Year, I decided I ought to make up a few resolutions, since that seems to be the whole OBJECT of even bothering to NOTATE a ~new~ year.. well, to me , anyway...
so here goes:
Ode To A New Year
O Joy, tis New Year's Day again,
When I am fat, but whist be thin~
When all those projects, new & old
Rear their ugly heads so bold
And cry repentance to mine ear
~O Foolish woman,Come hither near!
Draw close and see what has been cast
to lie in dusty bins at last
Those scrap book scraps, and pictures too
The stickery things and hardened glue,
The mounds of cloth & spools of thread
piled up the ceiling, towering o'er my head.
The bitty beads and pretty pearls,
paper dolls, and little girls,
baby clothes, and blanket flannel
a piece of sheetrock and an old wood panel,
That savings account I've overdrawn,
the leaves still gracing my snowy lawn,
the window upstairs that just got broken
That fire that constantly needs a stokin',
The other bedroom I never painted,
the grandmother I promised to get be-Sainted,
the rings I was supposed to put on Ebay,
The blogs I shoulda wrote every day,
that extra 10 pounds hanging off my left cheek,
the laundry I put off for nigh unto 3 weeks,
the cat pan, full of piles & clumps,
That dang water heater that ought be at the dump,
These are things that haunt me anew
the resolutions of yesteryear,
begging me to still do,
And now I need new ones,
New goals to achieve,
Cuz the old ones sucked badly,
I do believe.
Unfortunately, there's a small stipulation,
My brain's hanging on to the old computation,
It's positive that I've gained something new~
A whole DANG new Year with a Butt-Load to do!