Sunday, December 16, 2007

Nine days to go


I do love this time of year, despite the hecticness. That we are getting whomped by a huge snowstorm at the moment is frosting on the cake. I got all my errands done yesterday afternoon and then stowed the car in the garage where it will remain for a few days. I've got a lot of paperwork to do for my finished courses, and I'll be doing that coccooned here in my bathrobe. Maybe I'll work on another snowflake. I love that site and have made snowflakes for several years. I also made an elfmovie with Serge and Daniel. This year, you can include up to 4 elves in your song and dance. I hear there are special Charmin bathrooms set up in NYC. That's a wonderful holiday treat, to pamper the puckerhole. Even here, I've been treated to company promotions, free candy bars in the subway and the like, and Friday, some espresso machine manufacturer was giving away and demonstrating the ease with which to make espresso in the busier subway stations. "Would you like a free espresso?!" You bet I would. This coming week is really my favorite. Since most of the gifts are bought, the cards are sent and the decorations are up, it's just waiting for the big day. PLUS, spouse bought me the gift I was mooning about. The I-touch! He briefly showed it to me (but wouldn't let me touch) and then wrapped it up and put it under the tree. Nothing better than knowing exactly what you want is waiting for you on xmas morning! Yes, this is going to be a lovely holiday.

19 comments:

christopherc said...

It's beginning to look a lot more like Christmas around here too! We're predicted to get a good dusting with multiple inches today through tonight. And I think we're done with shopping here as well.

I can take the dog out to play in the snow this afternoon!!!

Happy holidays to you,
-C

Patricia said...

you're absolutely right. this is the very best week. (errr... except for maybe extending christmas by one day). i love that serge got you what you wanted, wooed you with it for a moment and then snatched it away. how fun!!

i'm gonna be addicted to that snowflake thing, i can just tell.

Anonymous said...

What a lovely Snowflake. No two snowflakes look alike. I'm glad you are getting what you wanted for Christmas. I remember finding toys hid in my parents clothes closet. Then on Christmas morning I only got clothes. Mother found out I had discovered the toys and gave them to Goodwill. Ed

Patrick said...

Yes, there are Charmin Bathrooms available just this time of year, complete with people outside dressed as the Charmin Bears... and as toilets. I'm not kidding. I hope they are making, if you'll forgive the expression, a shitload of money. God bless'em.

I'm about to jump on a plane... looks like the storm isn't stopping me. Merry Christmas, Torn, Serge and Sarah.

Patrick

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Cooper said...

Did you see my elf movie? :P

http://cooperscorridor.blogspot.com/2007/12/elfed-x-three.

Thanks for that snowflake-maker link ... I think! Guess what I'm going to be wasting time doing today?!

It's a lovely feeling when you have everything ready and you can just sit by the fire and enjoy.

RoxRocks said...

WOw. This is the first Christmassy post I've read in days that I didn't feel like smacking myself in the head with a brick! I must be over my Chrismtas Grouchies!!! w00t!

Truthspew said...

I elf'd myself, Keyron and our friends Jon and David.

http://www.elfyourself.com/?id=1416245858

I just hope the weather clears up by Wednesday morning as we fly down south then.

And I can't wait, it's 60's and gorgeous down there right now.

don said...

Oh you are gonna love that iTouch. I took mine on a recent trip to SFO. It was so much fun. No need for a laptop, I just hopped on the free WiFi in coffee shops and was able to check email, update Facebook and even post to my blog. And when I could not find a store I was looking for then I just Google mapped it.
The best thing of all. I got to watch my fave Kath and Kim episodes on the flight home while the other poor sods sat in UAL induced boredom.
Oh, and it also plays music.

TJ said...

Enjoy the weather sitting at home. Enjoy the the iTouch when you are allowed to play with it. Enjoy making snowflakes and elf movies, but most of all enjoy life and each other. I'm sure there will be other posts and I will comment on them where appropriate but just in case I don't get the chance, Happy Holidays to you both!

latt├ęgirl said...

Oh, how could you possibly enjoy Christmas presents knowing what they are? You kids.

(The weather outside - Sunday - is indeed frightening. But I do love the snow!)

Java said...

So Serge got you the iTouch! Since he already got the software he wanted for himself, what have you gotten for him?

Lewis said...

I touch? That's funny.....because I touch too.

Southamptoner said...

"Pamper the puckerhole". You're incorrigible!
Have a great Christmas.
:)

Adam said...

Yay!! I love my iPod touch, you're going to love yours too!

Anonymous said...

I am enjoying the HECK out of making the snowflakes!!! I have mad at least 20 so far. Merry Christmas to you all.

Robert said...

I have made so many snowflakes so far. Now I'm going to have to cut them all out so my husband can decorate his bulletin board at school...AND I've had a little too much to drink, hope I can cut a straight line.

Summer said...

I agree with you about this being the best week. For me it's all about the anticipation. Working with kindergartners lets you see it through their eyes.

Mark in DE said...

Unlike you, I do NOT want to know what's under the tree for me. I like the anticipation of waiting until I'm tearing off the wrapping paper.

But like you, I also enjoy time in my very plush, very soft bathrobe.

Enjoy!

Mark :-)