Monday, December 8, 2008

Christmas time! I love it! I've been reading all your blogs and how crazy Christmas time is. We have this to do and that to do and if we don't do these things then nothing else will get done... But we love it! Admit it! You love the challenge of getting it all done. That extra hour you spent after the kids went to bed, adjusting the lights and ornaments the kids had just finished putting up, just because you know where everything should be to look just right. You also have to find that perfect hiding spot for all the presents, because we know if we left it up to our husbands to find a hiding spot, the presents would be in the coat closet with a sign "DO NOT TOUCH OR ELSE". Such cleverness from the male species. We work on homemade crafts or foods we can give as gifts with the knowledge that everyone thinks we are so clever and we bask in the glow. And why do we do this to ourselves???? The only answer I've ever been able to come up with is that we've watched our mothers do this every Christmas and we MUST carry on the tradition... Sorry if there are males out there that are taking offense to what I'm writing, but deep down you know this to be true. Now I'm one of the fortunate ones. My hubby loves Christmas projects. I can't wait to show you our newest Christmas presents, but I'm going to wait until after Christmas, because my mom, dad and sister read my posts. "Ace" is so my male match, soul mate or whatever you want to call it. Just as an example of how wonderful he is, he had just been rubbing my back while I typed this and was reading it (I know Awwww!) He got kind of quiet and it hit me that he might take offense to what I wrote, which I was just generalizing... And I told him he was the exception to the rule. He went back upstairs and I started typing again and he came back down and told me he was sorry that he influenced what I was writing and to take it out.. How many men would have done that???? Maybe more than I imagine, but my past experience with my "ex" serves as my model... Anyway, now that I've completely changed subjects, I'll switch back to Christmas. So far my tree is up with only the lights on it, the lights are up outside, but I still need to finish my wreath and there are boxes all over the place and my dad gave my sister and I one of his Christmas villages, so I want to show them off. I haven't done any shopping, noodles, cool other little gifts (sorry my parents are still reading this and I'm not going to give the secret away), decorated what I need to decorate, but I will get it done, because that is what we do... Thanks for reading!


Smart Mouth Broad said...

Yes, I'm one of "them". I really bit off more than I can chew this year because what I have to get done in the next 4 days might be impossible even if I don't sleep. So, you decided to share your blog with the fam. Great. I'm terrible at secrets. LOL

Ace sounds wonderful. I can't wait to meet him one day. I paint MHS as a jackass a good deal of the time but he takes like a man.

Great post. I just knew you'd be a great blogger!

qtpie said...

SMB - Why thank you very much!

smiles4u said...

You make me tired just reading all that your doing. Glad you love all this Christmas, not so much. I tend to be a scrooge but I am trying to get on board with it all.

Your husband sounds so wonderful and sweet...I happen to have a husband like that myself so I know how great it feels. From what you have shared in early posts, you most certainly deserve a great man in your life and what's not to celebrate in that!

Good luck in all your hard work making presents and cooking!

Anonymous said...

Smiles is right...I'm worn out just reading about all you do. We seriously cut back this year. Hubby fell victim to the poor economy when his job was eliminated in September, so I'm Frugal Fancy this year!

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

You may have given me the strength to go put those lights on the tree. Your spirit was just what I needed.

Word veri = bellysi! as in a big sigh from my belly for your stress releaving post ; -))

qtpie said...

smiles4u: As you can tell by how late I'm getting comments posted, Christmas was hectic (ENJOYED EVERY MINUTE OF IT). Things have slowed down and I've actually had some time to breath.

nothingfancy1: My prayers are with you and your family. Stay positive, we're all going to get through this economic crisis together!

pseudonymous high school teacher: Thanks for making me feel good. Cheers to 2009!