Monday, December 17, 2007

Tell me how this is possible

Our thermometer says it's 28° here now. I just got in from taking out the recycling, and there was a slight wind, so it felt even colder. I actually worked up a sweat! I had to make four trips to carry it all out to the road (I kept repeating, "Recycling is good. Recycling is good."), and apparently it was a bit of a workout. Only my feet are cold right now.

Some might think that this entry is merely a way of procrastinating about the next thing on my list. But they'd be wrong. I LOVE to wrap presents. It's one of my favorite things to do. You know that song, "My Favorite Things"? If I had written that, it would go "raindrops on roses and giftwrapping presents." Heck, sometimes I'll wrap an empty box in the summertime, just so I can remember how much I love wrapping.


This has nothing to do with any of this, but it makes me laugh. Well, I guess the torture aspect is there. "Have you got all the stuffing at one end?"


Okay, I stopped procrastinating and got going. I'm taking a break from Round One--got the kids' stuff wrapped and packed in a box, ready to ship. Round Two will be Ken's presents, and I'm starting to think that I may be able to get it done today! It helps to listen to some Christmas music. First was "Christmas with the Rat Pack," and now it's one of my favorites: "Tis the Season for Los Straitjackets." Much like the fabulous Ventures' Christmas album, they start the songs with a riff from a surf music classic, then go into a Christmas song. It's fun stuff, and it really does put me in a good mood!

And...I'm spent

From the "You Know You're Getting Older When..." File: After wrapping presents for a few hours, you feel like you've been hit by a truck. Okay, I exaggerate. I only feel like I've been hit by a Mini-Cooper.Part of it is my own fault, because I like to sit cross-legged on the floor when I wrap. My legs don't like it quite as much. The good news? Ken's presents are wrapped! YES! I haven't wrapped the stocking presents yet, and I have a few non-Ken presents to wrap, but I can do that this weekend. All his main presents are wrapped, though. What a relief to have that done! I also got everything done on my list. Who rocks? I rock, that's who.


itsallrelatv said...

I hadn't thought about the "Spanish Inquisition" in ages. Serious LOL material! The Monty Python troupe was great at being an equal opportunity offender. The British do have a wonderfully warped sense of humor.

Pics of hubby and Sheeba are fun.

We saw The Golden Compass yesterday- worth seeing on the big screen as there were some cool special effects and some amazing animated animals. It’s a serious cliff hanger- definitely set up for a sequel. If you didn’t know about the author’s anti big religion stance, it would appear more of a classic good versus evil story (as in ‘we know what’s best for everyone but we’ll take away your free will and or destroy you in order to protect you’ sort of way). Good to know in case your kids are inclined to read the books. It’s not for young children - there were a number of kids that got scared during the movie.  We also felt it could have been improved by a bit of editing. Overall, not quite up to the Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter caliber but worth the price of admission.

Remember the reason for the season, count your blessings, wear warm socks, and to get out to the movies for a little frivolous entertainment!

My, what big weather you have!  LRR

luvrte66 said...

Glad you liked seeing the Spanish Inquisition! I'm sure no one expected that, but then...nooooobody expects the Spanish Inquisition! We got a little extra check at work as our Christmas present, and I'm going to use that to fund my purchase of the Monty Python box set. When it came out a few years ago, I coveted it terribly, but couldn't justify the $120 price tag. It has now come down to half that, and THAT I can do. I think I'll wait till after Christmas, and it might come down a little more. I loved watching those shows when I was in high school, and Ken says he did, too. I could watch them for many years to come! One of my personal favorites is the Argument Clinic. (No, it isn't.) Yes it is!


orangedoublezero said...

ahhh, the comfy chair!  it's been eons since i saw that one!  just the other day i was talking with some friends about the old monty python stuff.  i always enjoyed "penquin on the telly" and the one about the twit of the year.  i had forgotten about "the argument clinic" -- that is a great one, too.  i wholeheartedly endorse a monty python purchase!  :)