Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Bullets of Holiday Stress

  • It's that time of year isn't it? We all run around like chickens with our heads cut off, and for what? I seriously think it's mostly out of guilt and obligation. OK, that's not entirely fair, but I am a big curmudgeon. We've covered that in enough detail I think.
  • Honestly, I think children are the reason most people carry on with this nonsense. I said to SodaBoy this very morning, "we've got to have a baby to make this whole Christmas thing more fun." Now I'll join Turtlebella on the thinking-about-having-kids-for-all-the-wrong-reasons bench.
  • So SodaBoy's parents are in town for the next bunch of days. Don't ask me exactly when they are leaving, because right about now I can't imagine that far away. Right before Christmas I believe.
  • This left me rushing around madly the last few days, trying to prepare for other upcoming family events. Entertaining doesn't leave much time for anything else.
  • Not to mention cleaning. I swear, we have company so often it's the only time I clean. This isn't a good strategy. If people stop coming, will the house fall into chaos?
  • Now I must rush off and change. As I whined about over at Phantom's, SodaBoy's parents favor early dinners at fancypants restaurants. They do not tolerate denim. I am all about denim. If it's not comfortable, I don't want to wear it. Too bad nobody asked me.
  • I am looking forward to the appetizer at the la-di-dah restaurant we are going to tonight, but after that... I'll be too full to enjoy myself. And being stuffed in fancywear

    Mary Stebbins Taitt said...


    You are rather curmudgeonly, aren't you?

    Me too! Christmas brings out the curmudgeonliness is many of us, I'm afraid. Last night we shopped and shopped and shopped and found NOTHING we were looking for and came home empty handed!

    I got a message from New World Records that the esoteric records I'd ordered for Keith were out of stock--a week after I ordered them. And too late to order more somewhere else. Or anything else.

    Christmas MAKES one curmudgeonly!

    Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

    Enjoy your "family fun," LOL!

    Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

    With 68 whines I gave up trying to find yours! AK!

    jo(e) said...

    I so agree with you about the comfortable clothes. I am lucky that my family and friends consider jeans and a red shirt "dressing up for the holidays."

    JF, scientist said...

    Oh yes. What is it with relatives and holidays, anyhow? It seems like it should be more fun than it is.

    Erin said...


    (tangent: I took yesterday off to paint and therefore missed the announcement that we can dress caual at the office for the rest of the week. I could be wearing JEANS! Grrr.)

    Sara said...

    I have a lovely, lovely dressy dress that is made from stretch velvet. I got it to wear to a wedding when baby #2 was only 4 months old and nursing about every 16 minutes. It's got a crossover front that I could pull down to nurse in, and isn't too clingy (but isn't too matronly, either).

    It's comfy, it's flattering, and it it so soft and nice. It's like wearing pajamas as formalwear. Strongly suggest you find something similar for future In-Law ordeals

    Sara said...

    Erin, you are correct about the escargot; I actually had ascargot appetizers twice this week.

    Sara, your pajama fancywear sounds sumptious!