A Whole Lot About Nothing


Christmas 2010 is but a fleeting memory.

I am reclined on the big, blue, bloggy couch and Alex is playing quietly at my feet with a CARS rug and another set of the CARS clan. As if he needed ANOTHER set of CARS cars.McDaddy and Stevie climbed aboard the heap, ahem! I mean Jeep and headed to church for the evening. It has been snowing like crazy all day long and I just wasn’t in the mood to get all bundled up, climb up into the heap, brave the hill going, and then again on the trip home. Instead, I am in my new pajamas (which are super cute by the way) sipping a mug of hot-cocoa, composing a blog post in between writing thank-you notes and opening yet another toy for Alex.

We made a trip to Target after lunch today and I stocked up on Christmas cards and stationary for next year. Typically, I get up at O’Dark Thirty to hit the sales, but I thought I probably ought to go to church instead. I thought about taking my Christmas decorations down but I’m lazy tired, so I decided against it. I love Christmas and I love the decorations, but as soon as Christmas is over I am looking for three good hours the perfect opportunity to get it all down and stuffed into totes as quickly as possible.

Christmas was a hit here at the McResidence. The boys were wound up like eight-day-clocks (which means they were super-duper excited!) and wanted this opened and then that opened and then another thing opened which pretty much sent McDaddy and I over the edge because, hello! THE PACKAGING PEOPLE MUST HAVE AN AX TO GRIND WITH THE GENERAL PUBLIC BECAUSE IS ALL OF THAT REALLY NECESSARY?

Phew. That feels better. Those little twisty tie things are the worst! I don’t understand why they don’t just cram the toy into a box, drop the price $2.00 (because they would surely save money without all the stupid packaging) and be done with it.

Our neighbors dropped off a little tin of white chocolate chex mix crunch stuff on Christmas Eve. McDaddy and I hit it pretty hard and I am sorry to say the white chocolate chex mix crunch stuff has been laid to rest, with the exception of about 3 crumbs that remain to remind us of what used to be. I fully intend to get the recipe and make a batch of it in the next few days.

I have an update on the chair that I ordered back in October, but I’ll save that post for another day because I’m not in the mood to get my blood pressure all out of whack. I am hoping to have my chair sometime this week.  

In other news, my head is still full of snot. You have no idea how badly I’d love for the Great Snot Extravaganza of 2010 to be over. I have no earthly idea where it all comes from but I know that my nose is raw and I’ve almost completely depleted my winter supply of Kleenex. I’d rather poke my eyes out with a fork than blow my nose one. more. stinkin’. time. My head could explode at any minute and it wouldn’t be soon enough. Plus, my nose would be thankful.

And what better way to end a blog post than with me poking my eyes out with a fork just before my head explodes!

Happy two days after Christmas, internets!


  1. Amy Stricker says

    I love how you wrote about your snot and nose. LOL! It was very descriptive and sooooo very funny. I am glad you guys had a wonderful Christmas. I hope you and your family continue to be blessed.

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