Monday, December 24, 2007

have yourselves...

Last week, laurie asked us what our favorite Christmas song was, and like an idiot I completely forgot this one. I think this is the top spot on my list - hands down.




I've been humming it all day. I re-finished up my Christmas shopping (after mistakenly buying Surfer Dude a DVD he already had), bought the last of the Dirty Santa gifts for the Christmas Dinner at our house and made tamales until I was getting some kind of a corn meal high. And the whole time this song was running through my head. It's a sweet song, but there's something kind of melancholy about it.

Not that I'm melancholy. Far from it. I'm not thrilled I'm working today, but I'll get over it. With any luck it will be slow, but not so slow that it drags. All of our ordered Christmas gifts are here except for Sasquatch's (I can't say what it is in case he reads this for the first time in his entire life), which shipped Priority Wednesday and really should have come yesterday. That's gonna stress me out if it doesn't get here tomorrow, but he's already said he would be willing to wait for it. I hope it doesn't come to that. It is hard being away from all of our family this time of year - I won't lie. But we've been lucky enough to build a fabulous extended family here. That helps a lot.

We have our usual group of friends (plus possibly a new family - old friends, but new to this occasion) coming for potluck Christmas dinner. We crack me up this time of year. We have two families (including us) that have always celebrated Christmas, one that used to celebrate Hanukkah but converted, and the new ones used to be of the Christmas persuasion but now go the Hanukkah route. Their plans are being dictated by a grandma in the hospital, but I suppose if they come we'll change the Dirty Santa name to something more generic. Dirty Dubya, or something. (Because it would be so refreshing to laugh with him for a change).

I'm going to take a few days off of posting, because between working and the kid chaos it could be a little tricky. My kids are so excited they're practically crackling. I'll be back posting on Thursday, bright and early. Maybe this will give me a chance to catch up on all the blogs I'm so stinking behind on. From my mouth to Santa's ear.

I hope you have yourselves a merry little Christmas. (Or Hanukkah or Kwanzaa or Boxing Day or whatever you celebrate). Every time I look at my Blogger Dashboard and see that there are comments from you all, I feel like Christmas has come a little early anyway. And you lot just may be the best gift I've ever gotten.

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Update: IT CAME!!!!

24 comments:

Sweet Irene said...

Merry Christmas, RC, I hope Santa brings you something wonderful, something unexpected, but that you've always wanted. No, not a black negligee. Something more stupendous than that. The best perfume ever maybe...All the best to you and your family these coming days.

ped crossing said...

I hope the Fed Ex man delivers. That your Christmas potluck is bursting with laughter and wonderful new memories. And that the entire family enjoys the day together.

Merry Christmas!

Kaycie said...

Fingers crossed that everything arrives on time.

Merry Christmas to you and yours, RC. I hope you all have a great holiday.

Joy T. said...

Stopping by to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

Stacie said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family, RC!

kathy said...

Merry Christmas, I'm so glad you told me about your blog, I feel like I'm your nextdoor neighbor again.

Flowerpot said...

have a wonderful time RC and see you soon!

Potty Mummy said...

RC, a lovely song, it really got me in the mood. Shame there's no snow (and not likely to be any) here, but at least now I remember what it looks like. (My favourite Christmas songs are anything festive sung by Frank Sinatra, and just to show my age, the original Band Aid 'Do they know it's Christmas?'. Because all of these classics were best first time round.

Merry Christmas to you and yours, I hope you have a wonderful time!

laurie said...

merry christmas, RC! you might be working today, but i'll be ... shoveling. we got about a foot.

and i'll be back in the saddle first thing Wednesday morning. you and me, the professions that are necessary. well, yours is, anyway.

have a great holiday! i love that song, too.

auntie barbie said...

I hope that the holidays are everything that you want them to be and more.
Hugs & Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

Jo Beaufoix said...

I love that song RC. Happy Christmas to you, Film Geek, Sasquatch, Gumby and Surfer Dude.
Love and hugs from all the Beaufoixs.
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

aims said...

Your happiness is almost infectious...

Every good wish to you this festive season!

my two cents said...

Merry Christmas, and please keep us posted on the package and if it arrives. I echo Kathy, I am glad you started this blog because it is like we aren't so far away anymore.

Thalia's Child said...

Merry Christmas!

Rose said...

Merry Christmas to you too!! We had an Amazon glitch too, but they came through today!! Love your writing, btw.

Aoj & The Lurchers said...

Merry Christmas RC!

Iota said...

Happy Christmas, Rotten Corres. Glad to have got to know you this year.

Eileen said...

Merry Christmas to you! I too am waiting for the UPS man, trying not to bite my nails. Hannah's major gift is suppose to be on that truck....
I love that song too. Perfect...so perfect.
XOXO

A Bishops wife said...

I am happy to see you have an effecient FEDEX and that the gift came!

Since it is early in the morning Christmas day, I hope the gift is well recieved!

Have a safe and happy and very interesting Christmas!!!!!!
And Happy New Year too!!!!!

Dumdad said...

Great song. Bing Crosby's White Christmas is good too.

Merry Christmas!

my two cents said...

Whew, that is a relief. I know from experience that if you are stressed waiting for a delivery of the one thing that hasn't come, in addition to the normal holiday stress, you are likely to get to Christmas Eve lunch with you bedroom slippers on. Not pretty, and very embarrassing for teenagers.

Swearing Mother said...

Merry Christmas RC, just having a quick blog fix having decimated the turkey, eaten my own weight in chocolate and nuts, drunk myself even sillier. The tree's already shedding, and at this time of night, so am I.

Hope you're all having a good one.

x

Diana said...

Belated Merry Christmas to you, too, RC. So glad The Gift came and hope it was all wonderful.

laurie said...

that's happy news, RC!

i'm still waiting on my own christmas gifts from:

--brother in oklahoma (sent priority mail last wednesday; not yet received)

--brother in iowa (ordered some time in the indeterminate past; not yet received)

--sister in seattle (ditto).

i can see my christmas extending on well into january.

i'm hoping that means the cookies and chocolates will extend, too. (and i, then, will extend, as well.... or at least my stomach will)