Sunday, December 28, 2008

Holiday Aftermath

Well, Christmas 2008 is over and done. This week between Christmas and New Year's is always weird for me. I can't really explain it...I don't have to work, the kids are out of school, but I get so ramped up for pre-Christmas, once it is over I am kind of done. I have Christmas crafts I never did, but now that Christmas is over, not gonna do them. I am too lazy to use the week to get much work done, but not so lazy that I don't also get antsy.

We ended up splurging and got Rockband for the family on Christmas Eve and played a lot, it was very fun. Christmas day was nice, we woke up late, opened presents, then just lazed around the rest of the day. We never got the energy to go to the movies or bowling.

My Dad and his girlfriend showed up on the 26th, and we had MANY beverages, my Dad is very annoying and at the very least, my drunkeness made him more fun. Then I paid for that very dearly with about 5 hours of pure agony in the form of the worst hangover since the time my sister and I surprised my Dad for his birthday and bought a keg that we then thought as a family we should try to drink in one night. Flaming Dr. Pepper's were involved. ugh.

Yesterday was spent shopping. My Dad always takes the kids shopping for their Christmas, and that was very enjoyable. I even got in on the loot. I got some new cookbooks, a food scale and the new Britney Spears CD.

Dad left this morning, the kids are sleeping, and Mr. P and I are trying to decide what we want to do. We partially want to stay in pj's, partially want to go buy groceries to make jalapeno crusted pork loin, and partially want to take down the Christmas stuff. We are not wholeheartedly on board with any plan, so my guess is that pajamas are going to win!

I have been away from the blogosphere except for a few bouts of reading on the iPhone, so I owe you all wishes of a Happy 2009, and probably some comments. I can't wait to read about your holidays!

5 comments:

creative kerfuffle said...

ok, if you're serious about the britney cd i might have to break up w/ you : )
otherwise, it sounds like you had a good time, well, except for those 5 hrs. we too are in the what are we going to do mode. still in pjs.

Hotch Potchery said...

Yeah. No. I am not kidding. I really hope you don't dump me because of my unnatural love of Britney.

My kids were both mortified, by the way.

DAVs said...

Hey, Lee and I just "cleaned out" all our CDs (it was a hideous mess that has been needing to be done for years). Did I get rid of my Britney's greatest hits? Hell no. And have I been humming "Womanizer?" Um, yes I have.

Your comment on my blog reminded me of another comment I had a few weeks back from a reproductively normal friend--she said, 'who checked my box 'yes' and yours 'no'.' And really, that statement just sums it up. We can't make sense of it because it really is senseless. I am NOT one of those who thinks everything happens for a reason because then I'd just go insane trying to figure out all the reasons. Nor am I one who also says that sometimes we just can't understand the reason. I think all of us know of some pretty horrific situations for which there is simply no reason and now I'm rambling again as I tend to do in comments...sorry.

I am still in my pjs, too! Happy Sunday. But I have to go back to work tomorrow, waaaaaaaaaaah.

Enjoy your Britney.

Jen L. said...

Glad you had a good Christmas! My grandma is annoying...drinking would have helped. I missed my bliends...glad you're back in the blogosphere! By the way, PJs lost at our house due to an utter lack of food (and especially Coke Zero)in our kitchen! Dean is refusing to wear pants, though, so at least someone's comfy.
Are you having freaky unseasonably warm weather?

Not Your Aunt Bea said...

What's wrong with staying in your jammies all day? Isn't that what the holiday is all about? ;P And the girls and I dance to Britney. She may be totally trashy, but as long as everyone is wearing panties (or diapers), buckled up, and not shaved their head, we're ok.

 
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