December 10, 2010

Christmas Time Out

That's right ... I'm going to give MYSELF a time out for Christmas. People, Christmas is THE SAME DAY EVERY YEAR so WHY am I always so far behind? Maybe I just perform better under stressful conditions.

Speaking of performing, if you have delicate sensibilities, stop reading now because I'm going to tell you something Hubby said the other day. I'm running around like a chicken with its head cut off and he goes all biblical on me and says this stupid thing -- and I quote:

Thou shalt service thy husband and keep his pipes clean.

I probably should have simply told him he could pick up pipe cleaners at the craft store and I even have a coupon. However, what I said back to him is not in the Bible and wasn't particularly lady like either. Remember on "Everybody Loves Raymond" when Debra called Ray an idiot? Well, IDIOT!!! Actually, after 25 years of marriage, I am so glad that we still laugh together every day, even if that's all we're doing together. And some days we laugh a lot harder than others!

One of the reasons I'm so far behind is I started a new job in November doing part-time administrative work for a medical office and guess what? As Sally Field so sweetly put it in her Oscar acceptance speech, "... I can't deny the fact that you like me, right now, you like me!" They like me. They've already added more hours and given me a raise. Woo hoo!

Let me share with you a picture my baby sister sent me from her home in the great Northeast Northwest (depends on which way you're facing and I've always been directionally challenged) ...


Oh, *sigh* I do love that front door and her wreath is so beautiful! She actually cut the holly and hawthorne berries in her own yard and put this beauty together for only $2, which was the cost of the grapevine wreath from the Goodwill that she used as the base. She's been saving the ribbon since the 90s (oh yeah, another pack rat in the family) and since she used to work in floral design, she has the bow tying thing down. Great job, sis!!!

So back to my Christmas time out. I still have several gifts to knit and sew, packages to wrap, box and ship, baking to do and (thank you Jesus for just the right job) work to go to three days a week. We haven't even decorated the Christmas tree yet ... it currently sits, all gorgeous, fragrant and naked in the corner of the living room. I'm not a big fan of egg nog, so I think I'll just pull my chair into the time out corner and knock back a tequila shooter while I knit. I apologize in advance to anyone who gets something I knit while under the influence. It is the thought that counts ... right???

12 comments:

Baby Sister said...

Totally is the thought that counts. You crack me up, as does your husband. And your sister, is amazing. My sister makes wreaths as well and I do not have the talent or patience for it. Go her!!

Dazee Dreamer said...

and my raunchy mind went right to the craft store. yeah, that's right. the craft store. :)

Elizabeth @ Southern Comfort said...

I love your honesty! Thanks for being real. I am thrilled about your new job, and a raise :) You know, now you can afford more yarn! I can't wait to see what you make under the influence. I'm sure its better than what I can make sober :D

Tightwad Mom said...

He!He!Snort! I just laughed so hard I almost wet my pants. Your husbands quote sounds just like something my husband would say! It's not Christmas unless you are stressed to the max, and living in a caffeine induced stupor! Congratulations on your wonderful job, you must definitely deserve it!

Pepsi Breath said...

Wow....you have been drinking. Either that or I moved from the NORTHWEST to New England without knowing it! LOL! Thanks for sharing my wreath with everyone. My ego is having a feast. Congrats on dazzling them at your job -- I'm not surprised they saw how valuable you are so soon. Tell Hubby to go float in his boat.

jayayceeblog said...

@ Pepsi Breath - you'll notice that I corrected your location and added a disclaimer ;-D

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Sounds like a good plan. I know that I need to take a time out too because nothing is getting done. I pray you get it all done!

Noelle said...

I love that wreath and I hope you enjoyed time out!

Fresh Mommy said...

OMG, you two are a riot!! Aren't hubbys the best, and they always seem to come up with something to say :)

Lori said...

The wreath is beautiful and drink a glass of egg nog for me! It's going to be a few days until I get around to it:)

WhisperingWriter said...

That wreath is so pretty!!

Kathleen said...

Congratulations on the raise! I'm so far behind with everything having to do with Christmas! I still don't have my tree up and have hardly done any Christmas shopping.