Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Random Tuesday: Oh the Christmas Love


 I am really extra giddy over here.  Tonight is the start of my Christmas vacation (or holiday vacation, depending on how you want to look at it).  I am planning on serving up myself a hot whiskey to kick off the season.  I have presents to wrap and I am determined to start my wrapping before Christmas eve.  That's insane.  Fortunately, the children are still in school tomorrow, so maybe I can squeeze in a few more in daylight.

I have no clue what to make for supper tonight.  What goes with hot whiskey?  I am making lasagna for Christmas Eve.   It's a tradition, though perhaps unintentional by my parents.  They for some reason seemed to make something Italian for Christmas Eve dinner.  Not because we're Italian in anyway.  Maybe because it was easy to make?  My kids like it, too, and I hardly throw together a lasagna on any other night, so I might as well make the most of it.  As you know, finding anything that BOTH my children like at the same time, is a potshot in the dark.

I am also giddy because I've launched myself out there more in the blogosphere, doing some commenting here and there and feeling the LOVE of all the people visiting my blog and then following me! Which is so sweet of everyone and I hope I can live up to their expectations.  It's an increase of about 30%.  (Did you see how I did that calculation?  I know, so geeky.) We can blame my new blog friend Jen.  She inspired me to get my a** in gear.  Well, that and actually participating in the blog give and take.

Don't you love how kids change their minds on their Santa gift list?  I don't know how the big man does it.  One announced, near the end of our shopping spree on Saturday (which is tricky, but we split up the duties and got stuff done, all behind their backs) that he needed a watch.  Great, got to pick up a watch now.  The other announced, as she saw the clock ticking down on her Webkinz time in the virtual world, "I've got to have a Webkinz or I won't be able to play with them anymore."  Imagine that in a whiny voice.  Usually, Santa might ignore these pleas, but Santa is feeling extra nice this year and they may get what they wished for.  Since Santa's not bringing the DSi or the Wii, I think these little things can be handled.

I'm making this short and sweet, because it's the holidays.  Go, hit the button, join us in our randomness!


Jennie Bailey said...

You need something quick and easy to make for dinner! All my recipes are vegan or vegetarian otherwise I'd throw some out there for you. Enjoy your hot whiskey and good luck with those presents! Mine got wrapped early this year because I had to do a lot of volunteer gift wrapping for charity. I knew if they didn't get wrapped early, they weren't getting wrapped! I don't want to see another bow or I might hurl. Just kidding. I think.

unmitigated me said...

I'm delighted you found me, because it meant I got to find you! The perfect blogging equation. And I read the hot whiskey recipe yesterday at work and nearly moaned aloud. I'll be trying that out this weekend. We have some Wiser's, which is a favorite from Canada.