It’s been a busy week here in Souzaville. We kicked off the week with hubby’s birthday. He still has an illusion thinks he’s 20 something. I sometimes have the illusion that he’s older than me. But he proved me wrong by keeping me out until 3am and I had to get up with the kids at 6am and see that they got off to school. I then returned home and crawled back into bed until I had to pick them up again. Proof I am old and can’t hang much past 9pm midnight these days.
I am proud to say that this is the first year that we have all our Christmas shopping done the first week of December and even half of it wrapped. Usually we are bashing people with shopping carts trying to make our way through the rest of the holiday procrastinators in one piece on the last week before Christmas. We don’t do Black Friday but Cyber Monday is awesome! Nothing like doing all your shopping and not having to even leave your recliner.
I have been bugging my husband for the past several Christmas’ about putting up lights on the outside of the house. Yes I know I’m perfectly capable of doing it myself but when we moved into our new house he claimed he didn’t want to make holes in the trim to hang the lights that will only be seen once a year for a month. Well luckily for him me this year we were introduced to the laser lights.
Basically it’s a projector contraption that you stake into the ground and point at the house which then displays thousands of tiny little red and green sparkles upon your house. It’s pretty genius really.
Markle, the elf, has made his yearly appearance again. Yes out of all the “name suggestions” in the book my kids decided upon Markle. They had named him something last year, but like the domesticated momster I am, I forgot to write the name in the book. I am pretty sure they named him Steve or Carl or some common name like that but now he is Markle, and its set in stone sharpie in the book. Anywho, he has been up to quite the shenanigans already.
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I also volunteered at my monster B’s school for what they call “Jenny’s Penguin Patch Kids Holiday Shop” where the elementary school kids are able to shop for their families. This is done by an envelope being sent home in which the parents put whatever amount of money in the envelope and then instructions on who and what amount is to be spent… Yeah right. There’s nothing like trying to help a 3rd grader shop for a list of 20 people with $20 in his envelope and the first thing he picks is a $5 mug for grandma.
One little kid kept telling me how his dad was always grumpy and in a bad mood…unfortunately there wasn’t any coal for sale. Don’t worry, I didn’t tell him that but I did mention to the head organizer that next year she should order bricks made of cardboard with name tags in which the kids can fill in the name of whoever is “grumpy” to them.
Then there were the kids with no instructions on how much to spend on who so they bought 25 cent erasers for every person in their family and then spent $18 on themselves.
Let’s just say it was an interesting afternoon…and I signed up to do it again on Monday😳. **takes note to put wine in her sippy cup**
We have been watching a plethora of Christmas movies in the evening but I always save my best one for last. I’ll leave you with my favorite quote from the movie and see if you can guess it.
What’s your favorite Christmas time movie?