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December 26, 2005

So? How was it?

Good morning, chickens! How was your day yesterday?

Ours began at 6:45 a.m., when Daughter wandered into our room. While Husband wrestled with the tree to get the lights plugged in, I managed to get Daughter's pants changed and keep both Son and Daughter literally in the dark so they could get a load of the presents at the same time. It worked, both were thrilled.

Son, typical kid, ripped through everything with his name on it, while Daughter unwrapped two gifts and that was it. She proceeded to tell Husband "Open!" and he did. I unwrapped most of Daughter's presents, she only had eyes for whatever was in Daddy's hands.

I sat down to open the toys too, and I'm going to say that when Gary goes after those "sumbitches" who package these toys, I'm joining the posse. Bastard twistyties anyway. Husband actually got paper cuts, big nasty ones, from the cardboard boxes too.

Anyway, what did I get? Some movies I wanted, including Adam's Rib, my favorite Spencer Tracy/Katharine Hepburn movie. Husband got me not only a "Conservative Blogger" mug, but a "CB" sweatshirt! AND...the Joe Nichols Christmas CD! I was thrilled.

It was a good day, we went to church and then came home and had brunch. I also fixed a big ham dinner...and all would have been fine if I hadn't had a relapse of whatever I had on Tuesday. After dinner I was on the couch, feeling too weak to move.

All in all, I have to say this was a great Christmas. We didn't have to jump up and run off somewhere, which I always hate having to do. I have to say that the best part was Friday night, when we went to the Festival of Lights. I loved the younglings' reactions.

And the gifts don't stop coming, as Husband offered to go get groceries today!

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Posted by Groovyvic at 08:36 AM | Comments (5) | TrackBack (0)
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I'm glad you had a good day groovy. We did to despite some minor hang-ups. The best part was when it was just the four of us enjoying a brunch together. The girls sipped from "champagne" glasses, on sparkling grape juice, and thought they were queens. The best part was watching them. :)

Posted by: thirdee at December 26, 2005 12:19 PM

We are suffering from post-Christmas let-down and colds! The girls were thrilled with their gifts (as they pretty much got what was on their lists) and husband surprised me with a Borders gift card, a cool little book light and one of those fancy bottle openers! It was a surprise because we weren't going to get each other gifts due to money, but he needed boots and he loves Star Wars, so I couldn't pass them up. It was great to watch the girls open their "big" gifts as neither were sure they would get them. Leftovers anyone?!

Posted by: Anna at December 26, 2005 06:35 PM

Sounds wonderful. I know what you mean about the twist ties - so annoying.

Posted by: Julie at December 26, 2005 07:41 PM

Yeah, the packaging of kids' toys is VERY frustrating -- especially when you've got a 14-month-old with a short attention span impatiently waiting to be entertained by a new Fisher Price barn (which is completely encased in plastic with twist ties, etc. Some assembly required!)

Glad to hear you had a nice Christmas.

Posted by: Nancy at December 27, 2005 08:54 AM

I remarked on Christmas about the number of Chinese that must have carpal tunnel syndrom from putting all those STUPID twist ties on toys. And the stupid partial box, that is a pain in the ASS to wrap. My aunt had a good idea, she put bubble wrap in the open part which gave it a more box-like shape. I discovered this on toys she sent for the Branch and Blossom for Christmas.

Sorry to hear you were sick for part of Christmas. You did so much work for your family.

Posted by: junebee at December 27, 2005 10:11 AM