Is Christmas really only a couple of days away? I’m so excited! There’s a box here – opened! – with my name on it and I really REALLY want to peek inside. Trey has delicately taped it shut, with a tiny hair placed just so, so he’d know if I went snooping around.
Ok, not really, but all the same, it’s KILLING ME!
And I can’t wait for the kids to open their gifts. Monkey has been asking for one thing and I got it! It’s an American Girl doll, and I got it for a steal from someone I work with. She never really played with it that much when she was younger – it’s just been sitting in its box in her closet. And I bought it with a scene book. Something that is big enough that Monkey can set it up and play with the doll in different rooms and stuff. It’s really cool.
Little Man was easy to shop for this year, too. He loves Cars, so that’s most of what he’s getting. It’s funny, but this is the first year that I was pretty much DONE with all my shopping well before Christmas. By “well before,” I mean about two weeks before Christmas. I’m not good enough to get all my shopping done before November. I just can’t do that. I’ve been a procrastinator for years. It takes a while to change habits but I’m working on it. Right now I’m enjoying not having shopping hanging over my head.
And now my house is a little cleaner than it was this morning. I only did the bathrooms, kitchen floor and vacuuming (again, because Little Man broke yet another ornament). I cleared out some leftovers from the fridge and changed the litter box because the trash service comes tomorrow morning.
Now it’s time to sit on the couch and eat bon bons. I need a book. There’s a particular book that I’m waiting on from the library, but it isn’t in yet. Bummer. I got roped in by some friends to read Twilight. It’s 500+ pages and I finished it within 24 hours. Luckily, someone had given me book two, New Moon, to hang on to while I was finding the friend to borrow Twilight from, so as soon as I was done with Twilight, I went right into New Moon. Again, 500+ pages done within 24 hours. I had to wait a few days to borrow the third one, Eclipse. I didn’t finish that one as quickly because I started it the Friday before Little Man’s birthday, but I was done with it by Sunday. It’s been over a week since I’ve finished it and I’m just dying to get my hands on the last one, Breaking Dawn. Now it’s just a waiting game to see who comes up with it first; the library or my friend who is still reading it.
Yes, this is one of those random stream-of-consciousness kind of posts where nothing is really connected, I’m just letting my fingers type.
Trey is screwing with me now. He just plopped THE BOX on the desk right next to me. He’s just mean. I hate it when he does this. He’s just goading me on to open the box and spoil my Christmas.
Survey question: Do I open the box or wait until Christmas?