Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Just Another Manic MONDAY

...even though I am posting this after midnight so it is technically Tuesday. Ha!

I am still in disbelief that this weekend is Christmas. Hello, where did 2011 go?! I am sincerely hoping we do NOT get a blizzard the day after Christmas like we did last year. I swear, it seemed every Tuesday for 5-6 weeks it was snowing. Oy to the vey. This is why I need to move down South!

Every year I always tell myself "I am going to put the Christmas decorations up earlier" and never do. Every year to no fail! HA! The outside lights were up the weekend of Thanksgiving because it was unseasonably warm but otherwise, it is all up to me. The tree is all decorated (the tree always seems to go slanted on me. Maybe it is drunk) and I just really need to give the furniture a good dusting. We recently had crown molding installed so everything is super dusty even though we dusted it. Stupid dust. And this guy at my brother's school cleaned our rugs in the dining room (which we just painted), kitchen and family room. Once that stuff is down and moved back, we can get on with cleaning up downstairs. (I love my mother dearly but she is a pack-rat....nothing to the extreme of "Hoarding Buried Alive) but there's no reason to hold on to some certain stuff). So I just put the boxes back in the attic today and on one of my many trips down, I missed the last two steps and FLEW off the ladder into the bathroom behind me. I swear, klutz is my middle name lately!

I am on call for jury duty this week and so far, 0/2 for Monday and Tuesday. As in I was not called. As much as I want to, I don't want it the week of Christmas. I am super excited that I am off tomorrow because Shannon, Olivia, and I are shopping at Roosevelt Field Mall! A little shopping for ourselves and a little for the rest of the people we have to buy for. I am sure I'l be shopping all this week with my mom.

I really need something else to occupy me during the day. Because I am starting season 5 of FRIENDS since last week. Don't get me wrong. I LOVE that show but my brother asked me this morning "Have you done anything but watch FRIENDS and go to work lately?" LOL. Oh come on you have to love a show like this:

And the Christmas card from my brother's family is ADORABLE. I have to scan it because the kids are so freaking cute. When I do, I will post it.

Also, who saw when Jimmy Kimmel gave parents the challenge of giving their kids a Christmas gift early, but to give them a bad one and tape their reaction? He did something similar for Halloween when he told them to tape the kids' reaction after they heard all their candy was eaten. This was hysterical!! You have to watch it here.

And since I officially procrastinated, my grandmother and mother won't get their custom shutterfly calendars for 2012 until AFTER Christmas/closer to the New Year. Oh well! :) Maybe I'll start on the ones for 2013 on New Year's day so I am waaaaay ahead of my game!


  1. I can't believe that 2011 is almost over!! Crazy how time is flying by so fast!!