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Friday, December 26, 2008

Post Christmas Post

Are you heading out for the after Christmas sales at the crack of dawn today? Or what the television ads are calling “If you didn’t get what you want after Christmas sale”. Not me. This is the 2nd year I am not partaking in the craziness. In years past I have gone out for the sales on gift wrap, decorations and other clearance items. And I will admit, I would pick up a little something for myself. It just hasn’t been in my budget of late. Besides, Anastasia did an excellent job on the gift front this year. Did I say EXCELLENT? I meant AWESOME! SPECTACULAR even!

If you have some extra cash, get out there and SPEND SPEND SPEND and help out our economy! Goodness knows it could use the help.

I went to bed about 12:30am after finally finishing my gift wrapping and elfish duties, a new record for me. I have been known to be wrapping and/or assembling until 4:30am Christmas morning. I would have been done 3 hours earlier if it had not been for the fact that I was insistent on loading my son’s new Ipod (which by the way is way cool, because you can shake it to shuffle your music). Anastasia kept telling me to just wrap it unloaded and go to bed already. Turns out I did the right thing. My son was absolutely thrilled. His taste is old school rock from the 70’s, the stuff that I actually grew up on so it was a joy to pull all that music together (not like my daughter and her penchant for Miley Cyrus and Hillary Duff). (Cough, excuse me I think I have something caught in my throat.) The dedicated elf that I was, I worked right through dinner and at 11pm I decided it would be a fine idea to have a Braunschweiger sandwich. (Note to self: Not such a good idea. Although it was tasty and hit the spot, the late hour caused a nasty bout of indigestion.)

We did hit one major snag in our gifting when Anastasia went out to the shed at 11pm Christmas Eve to find the padlock completely iced over and frozen shut. I had stowed my daughter's golf set there because I really couldn’t think of another spot that wouldn’t be found out. (Note to self: Hiding an item in a place that could prove impossible to retrieve due to inclement weather, probably not a good idea.) Thankfully Anastasia was able to open the lock this morning after a ½ can of de-icer, a bic lighter and bending a key. Thankfully I had spare keys.

Anastasia got her coveted hybrid driver. Due to the size of the box (and perhaps the fact that A Christmas Story was playing on the television) the kids and I taunted her with “You’ll shoot your eye out” over an over until she opened it. Now my daughter and Anastasia are plotting to go to one of the area golf domes to try out their clubs on the indoor range.

I hope everyone had a safe and Merry Christmas.

Lola's Diner


Connect with your teens said...

One of my sons also has become a big fan of classic rock from the 70s. It is so great being able to share that with him. He can't believe some of the concerts that I went to. I still have my old albums and he got such a kick out of playing them. I try to keep up with the new music he listens to also, but it isn't easy.

Stacy's Random Thoughts said...

Glad to hear you had a wonderful Christmas! I'm with you on not shopping 'the day after'... :)

Lola said...

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and staying safe.

Connect with your teens:

I try to keep up with the new music too, and I do like most of it. Coldplay, Snow Patrol, The Killers, Pink, O.A.R., Ne-Yo. But I cannot tolerate the pre-packaged bubble gum of The Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus and the like.

Stacy's Random Thoughts:

I'm so over the day after shopping, but I think my daughter is in mourning. She really wanted to go to the stores today. But even if I weren't taking a pass on it, road conditions are too dangerous to leave the house. We've got black ice all over.

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