Thursday, December 20, 2007
Well. Here we are. Five days before Christmas and I am NOT ready. In fact, I feel sort of sick to my stomach. Speaking of sick, my youngest seems to have the flu. She went from a sore throat and no fever yesterday to a sore throat, feeling terrible, and a fever last night. Bah! I hate it when my kids are sick as much now as I did when they were babies.
She's a strong, healthy girl, though, and I'm sure she'll make it through this. I just hope it's in time for Christmas. It's sort of reassuring to remember that she was sick with something similar last Christmas, and the Christmas before that the poor child had poison ivy covering every inch of her body. That was the same Christmas my dermatologist had convinced me to go through a regime of an extremely evil medication called Effudex which is supposed to find and destroy precancerous skin lesions and let me just say that my whole entire face must be made up of precancerous skin lesions because my usually mild complexion turned red, raw and ugly and when I finally got tired of the blood on my pillow and the small children running from the sight of me, I quit using it. We did not take a lot of pictures that year.
Today I figure I can get all my baking done, wrap all the presents and finish up the blanket I'm making for my niece. That sounds doable, right?
Sure, if I'm blessed with a freaking Christmas miracle.
And I'd like to say that a very, very old friend of mine (he must be old, he's the same age I am) is blogging now. If you enjoyed the comment left by B. Boy on my last post, check him out at
The man can rant and he's not afraid to say what he thinks. This could get scary. You might want to wear safety goggles.
Anyway, I hope all of you are having a wonderful time of it and that your presents are wrapped and lying under the tree, unless like at our house where if you put the presents under the tree the dogs pee on them, and that your days are merry and bright.
And so forth.
Try to remember that just because eggnog has eggs in it, it's not actually a breakfast beverage and let's all get this thing done!
Oh hell. What am I saying? Eggnog can be breakfast if you want it to be. I would recommend, though, that you use the light rum before noon.