Monday, December 1, 2008

Monday already?

Hard to believe another week has come and gone already! Now it's December 1st, and the countdown is on. Remember how slowly the days would pass when you were little, anticipating Christmas? Now I look at the calendar with a sense of (panic), thinking of all the things I need to do before the "big day". Shopping, baking, card-making, mailing, working, exercising, wife-ing (is that a word? If not, it should be)...you get the picture.

Truly, I do enjoy this time of year, and sitting in church yesterday, celebrating the first Sunday of the Advent season, our pastor brought it all into perspective. The "reason for the season", if you will, is very simple. We are the ones who complicate it. I am determined this year to simplify Christmas, for my sake and for that of my family. (I'll let you know how that all works out, okay?)

So, for another "Not Me, Monday!" post:

1. I did not let Gabe pick out a new cat so he could have his own pet (Isabel has two, you know).



Did you fall for it? Really, I didn't let Gabe get a new pet. This is Sugar, our cat of eight years. He's usually an outside kitty, but Baby, It's Cold Outside, so we let him in. Seriously, no more pets for us for a long time. Lonnnnngggggg time. Get it?


2. I did not drunkenly spill half of my Mike's hard lemonade on my keyboard while blogging and eating popcorn and drinking. The letters "a,s,d,f" are not sticking as we "speak". Man, that just sucks. Now I need another drink!


3. I am not trying to make 40 baby shower invitations by FRIDAY, having to work three shifts between now and then. I do know how to say no when a gazillion people ask me to do stuff for them (yep, that's a lie...I know you saw right through that one).


4. I am not struggling with my Not Me post today. I am not one crabby, exhausted mommy suffering from a lack of patience with my little ones this evening. Nope, not me.


5. I am not shamelessly linking you to Kat's blog, Sunshine and Lemonade, to increase my chances of winning a whole set of Outlander books. And desserts. I would never do that!


Happy Monday, all! Don't forget tomorrow is Happy SITSmas day, with lots of chances to win cool prizes. Heck, I might even win something; who knows?!

16 comments:

Tiffany said...

Look at your reminding everyone about SITSmas.
Heather, I love you.

I love Mike's Hard Lemonade, too.

heathersister said...

Already have my SITSmas post done!! I am all over that winning stuff. Good Luck with the Outlander Series. I am rootin' for ya.

Sucks about your keyboard, remember the cream cheese? Have a good Monday.

TTYL

Jen said...

You are so great. I just love ya, SISta!

cherish.photography said...

Now that is a big kitty! Thanks for sharing!

Jamie said...

He's a BIG kitty. 24 days until Christmas!

Melissa said...

So weird. I'm not a crazy, exhausted mom either. We are sooooo kindred spirits, girl.

Jenny and the Princess Peonies said...

That Outlander series is MINE I Tell you MINE! I will TAKE You DOWN.....

Just kidding...maybe I can help you win it!

Becky said...

Simplicity of Christmas has already gone out of my head! Just read Jenny and the princess peonies, and ALL her Christmas shopping is DONE! {{Panic panic}}

Well I did get my cards all filled out and finshed and stamped today.

1 thing checked off the list...
890 to go...

HiHoOhio said...

you are kinda sad today!!!!!!!
Sorry about the weather yesterday!

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Monday's half gone and I've not accomplished half of what I needed to (no big surprise there). But, my world is covered in snow and it's beautiful. Now, you may have been joking about a new kitty, but my hubby bought himself a puppy this weekend. UGH. Look for photos coming soon.
Perhaps you can lick your keyboard - get a tiny buzz and clean it at the same time. : )

Kat said...

the depth on that photo is hilarious. That kitty looks bigger than the dog. I thought it was a stuffed animal at first :-)

And I have so many crumbs under my keyboard that letters stick at random. Keyboards need crumb trays.

The Wife O Riley said...

Yeah...I did NOT promise Emerson a turtle if she gets no late slips at school.

You would have thought I learned when the frogs committed suicide.

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

You are gonna have to buy a new keyboard. I've done that 2 times this past week...but with coffee....good thing I don't use sugar.

40 homemade invitations? Are you insane!?

Lula! said...

You need to be winning some stuff--because "heathersister" already won her some goodies...it's YOUR turn. I claim it in Jesus' Name. Amen.

p.s. Please come drink Mike's Hard at my house. Again. Repeatedly.

angela | the painted house said...

Panic is right!!!! Why does Christmas always sneak up on me?

TattooedMinivanMom said...

You get drunk off Mike's?