So, have you finished your Christmas shopping yet???
If one more person asks me that, so help me…..
NO! I have NOT finished my shopping yet! Happy??
No really, I’m not finished. But am I stressed about it? No. Not at all. Well, maybe a little. Abso-freaking-lutely!
Joe has had to work overtime & his part-time job almost every day for the past week and a half. Tonight he’s home, so right after his favorite, quick-slap-together dinner (beefaroni anyone? GACK! Hate that stuff, think I’ll have a bowl of soup & a grilled cheese sandwich) we’re off to the mall. Children’s Place for Maggie’s Christmas jammies, Bath & Body Works for stocking stuffers & my niece’s B-day gift (What WAS my sister thinking to have a kid 4 days after Christmas?? Oh! And my Mom’s B-day gift(Hey Gram, what were YOU thinking having a kid 2 days BEFORE Christmas??).
Joe also tells me that he hasn’t had time to get me anything yet. WHAAA???? So I guess I’ll even get to pick it out. What fun. I’m heading right for Kay Jewelers to point out something sparkly! I’ve trained Mag to say, “Oooooh, Mommy needs dat” when the Kay Jewelry commercial comes on with the 3 stone pendant. I’m sure he didn’t pick up on that subtle hint. I’ve also asked him for a Dyson. Can you say “Snowball’s chance??” There is no way he would spring for a $430 vacuum. I still want one. Maybe I’ll have to start a secret-savings account to buy one from E-bay.
Then, it was decided (not by me) that we were going to host the Pollyanna party for his family at our house the day after Christmas. So, it looks like a trip to BJ’s is in store for tonight also. My house is in such C.H.A.O.S. (Can’t Have Anyone Over Syndrome) I don’t know when I’m supposed to get around to cleaning & cooking. I kinda need him around to move furniture & stuff. One of the perks of pregnancy is “Oh, honey, I can’t move that hutch in my condition”! I won’t have to put the new bottle of water on the dispenser until at least September!
Oh! I almost forgot. I’m also in the middle of making new Christmas curtains for the living room. I had made some about 3 years ago ( a nice, winter white with gold threading). But they didn’t survive storage this year. There were some weird brownish stains on the hem. I think an M & M or Hershey’s kiss got lost in the storage tote. ::sigh:: The new ones are a red & green plaid. Not as loud as you might think since 2 of the windows in the living room are only 16”x 24” and the 3rd is a normal 36 x 64. So, in my spare time (bwwaaahahahaha) I’ll be cleaning, cooking, sewing, wrapping, doing laundry & in general, all my other “duties”.
Does it sound like I’m a little overwhelmed? I guess I am a little, but I’ll put my happy face on & do the best I can. If his snooty sister in law doesn’t like the dust bunnies, I’ll just tell her to stop snooping around under my bed!