Getting into the Holiday Spirit

December 10, 2010

in a picture is worth a thousand words


“Single mother” for two weeks.

Business trip.


Child hurting his foot by doing backflip on concrete floor.

Suspicion of a broken foot.

X-ray. Orthopedic surgeon.

Good news: Not broken.

Bad news: No other cure but time for the pain.

Advent Calendar = Sweets first thing in the morning.

Over-purchase of cookie doughs from school fundraising not realizing the size of the tub AND the requirement to freeze them.


Baked cookies = Sweets throughout the day.

Lots of baked cookies = HYPER! for kids. = Coma + Sense of self-loathing. For me.

Keen awareness of the locations of all my sinuses.

Avid supporter of the Kleenex industry.


Tendency to procrastinate.

Dying. To. Sleep.

But. Can’t.

Sum(A1:A20) = Massive SCROOGEdom = Major Cop-out with Pictures…









Here's what I had to say to the first snow this season...



The Barreness December 15, 2010 at 10:44 am

Loving the hat.

Hating the sinuses.

Bah Bloody Humbug = I feel ya sister.

Feckin’ snow.

– B x
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Justine December 14, 2010 at 11:12 am

Man, sounds like a typical holiday to me 😉 Hope it gets better, and that you get all your presents on your wishlist. Would that help?
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Jack December 13, 2010 at 1:13 am

I like looking at pix of holiday prep and fun, but I am happy not to do it.
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Velva December 12, 2010 at 5:56 pm

There have been many times, when I wonder how single parents do it. When Fred is out of town, I am literally exhausted from the day’s events.

I am loving the freezer storage outside. It’s additional freezer space. Wow.
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Wicked Shawn December 12, 2010 at 8:29 am

I’m totally getting a matching hat! I’ve gotten barely any shopping done, which is really the suck since i work right in the middle of a store filled with goodness. I am simply uninspired. The snow………ick! The cookies, well, you know me…….just not really appealing to me, and wow, why on earth do they come in gigantic tubs like that????
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wanderingmenace December 12, 2010 at 7:02 am

That cookie dough looks amazing.
As does the hat. I seriously love your hat.
Good holiday cheer all around!
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Jerry December 11, 2010 at 7:23 pm

I too have a bunch of fund raising cookie dough in the freezer. Maybe cookies for Christmas Eve. Now is the time to Bah Humbug…get it out of your system. Things will look better. Promise.

TechnoBabe December 11, 2010 at 6:48 pm

Cool hat. Looks like you and your kids have some snow play time. It snowed at our house today but we didn’t get out in it. Wind 45 mph and temp 2F. Tomorrow supposed to be sunny and cold but no more snow. Hope you get.some.sleep.
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linlah December 11, 2010 at 3:57 pm

The pictures made up for the math problem.
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Ry Sal December 11, 2010 at 2:41 pm

I feel like snow would give the cold here an excuse to exist. As of right now there are no excuses and I don’t have time for cold for no reason! I have to say that I love that hat — and I hope you’re feeling better!

Michelle December 11, 2010 at 1:19 pm

I hereby VIRTUALLY steal your Bah Humbug hat!! Love it! Want it! BAM – virtually stolen! =) just looking at those pictures of the snow make me nauseous! But your kids look like they’re having a ball…so thankfully, that counters the nausea! Love your blog!!
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writerwoman61 December 11, 2010 at 8:31 am

Hope your little guy’s foot heals quickly…I made my 14-year-old walk around on a broken foot for a month because I didn’t insist on an X-ray the first (and second) time we went to the hospital…guess someone else won the “Mother of the Year” award for 2008!

I keep waiting for the Christmas spirit to find me…can I borrow your hat?

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Renee Fisher December 11, 2010 at 6:40 am

I’d be sitting in the snow with a spoon (or knife or chain saw) taking care of the excess cookie dough problem.
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secret agent woman December 10, 2010 at 4:43 pm

Looks like all that snow is actually useful with all that dough. But brrr!
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pattypunker December 10, 2010 at 1:11 pm

a white christmas is overrated and that is why i love your holiday camo face.
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Kernut the Blond December 10, 2010 at 12:57 pm

I accept cookies as gifts, you know, in case you were wondering. You were, weren’t you?

Love the pics!! I want to build an igloo!! Please post a pic of the finished product!

Hang in there, this year is almost over! 🙂
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SisterMerryHellish December 10, 2010 at 12:18 pm

Poor thing! Sorry you’re feeling crappy, overworked and covered in buckets of cookie dough! Wait, something about that felt last part felt very wrong.

Speaking of wrong, does the chalk sign say “dropping off GIMP?”
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dufmanno December 10, 2010 at 8:39 am

I was wallowing in a shallow pool of self loathing for about twenty minutes and then my inability to deal with the neighbors seemingly non stop decorating talents has overridden my control switches and taken it to full throttle manual.
I just hung a magical smelling pine wreath with nothing but a wire closet hanger, a pair of old pliers and my teeth.
Still, I envy your snow because it’s beautiful but I know what a pain it can be after awhile.
Now I need to see how fast I can shop for festive whimsical jumbo ornaments to hang off my back porch.
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Nance December 10, 2010 at 7:38 am

Somehow, you make your route to Humbug sound perfectly logical: Of COURSE she’s Humbug! My goodness, who wouldn’t be? Therefore, your Humbug is “earned” and “permissable.” Me? I have no excuses whatsoever. Bah!

I love your boys building an igloo; takes me back. There’s just something about the challenge of getting those chunks of snow just right, getting them to balance on each other to make a nice, round semi-sphere. My kids never got very far, even with all the building material in Alaska, but they tried again every year, somehow hoping that another year of age and experience would turn them into bona fide Eskimos.
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MacDougalStreetBaby December 10, 2010 at 7:37 am

“Dropping off gimp?” I have a feeling I’m reading that wrong.

Brilliant Sulk December 10, 2010 at 1:56 am

Please, please, have a cookie, maybe a teeny tiny cocktail and R E L A X, think happy thoughts and..

OKAY! Time’s up! Back to reality and run run run. Gift shopping, take care of kids, feed iguana (wait – you don’t have an iguana do you?) make dinner, knitting classes (wait – you don’t knit do you?) buy expensive gourmet cookie dough, clean house, call husband to remind him to buy Vagisil (okay sorry, that’s my baggage now..)

Oh nevermind. Now I’m overwhelmed. Merry Happy Christmas…
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Absence Alternatives December 10, 2010 at 12:42 am

Elly, I am sorry for the Math/Excel reference. AGAIN! But I am so deep in Excel I am dreaming in columns and rows…!

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