Whew. So I'm having a lovely home day today. I did some shopping with my mom yesterday. Got a few stocking stuffers (look out, SIL1!) and a few gifts, but mostly did birthday gift shopping for a big family birthday dinner this weekend. Four people at a time! We combine my extended family with my Uncle's family, and get together several times a year for groups of birthdays. It's really fun. Today I'm going to go through all my shopping stuff, do some wrapping, figure out what shopping I have left. I need to do laundry, and hopefully do some work in the kids' rooms. This is starting to seem less lovely. Well, we'll see what I get to today. I also promised the kids I'd make muddy buddies while they're at school. Oooh! I think I'll turn on Love Actually while I'm wrapping! Yahoo!
It's a big weekend, folks! I'm so excited! I think we're getting our Christmas tree tomorrow! And this year I'm putting it right in front of our living room window, where it belongs! We haven't been able to put it there in the past because of the placement of our TV, but now with it mounted above the fireplace, there's room for the tree! Yay! Then we have our birthday dinner and the kids have a three day weekend. Awesome. I actually have plans every single weekend through December. Which is actually sort of amazing if you knew my regular social schedule.
|Freddie. Be still my heart.|
Oh, and a couple things I need advice on:
Do I want an iPad? Do I need an iPad? Is it cool enough to play the "Please hubby get me one for Christmas" card?
What are some of the coolest gifts you've ever received for Christmas? I need some original ideas.
What are some good holiday cocktail recipes? Like a peppermint martini?