Saturday, December 24, 2005

All Wrapped Up

it's just about 10 a.m. here in massachusetts, and i'm going on about four hours' sleep, but i'm in a joyous mood anyway because it's Christmas Eve Day and the gang's (almost) all here.

i flew out on wednesday and immediately fell into a whirlwind of babies (my nephew is quite a handful ohmygod how do parents do it?) and last-minute gift-shopping and cooking and -- mostly -- wrapping.

as we've discussed, i buy just about everything online and have it shipped here to my sister's house. this is a great deal, except that it means i have about one day to wrap *everything*. and that is not so easy. and somewhere around hour five, i start to get a little...punchy.

of course, wine helps.

and while we know better -- about adding wine to craft projects -- wrapping is pretty straightforward. there are no stitches to count or decrease or yarn over, you know? it's just cut and fold and tape and tear and tie and voila!

now, sure, there are scissors involved and probably i shouldn't be too cocky about how easy it is to wrap and drink lest i slice off a finger or something, but so far i have managed to avoid major injuries.

oh and? there is zero point to this entry (hi, thanks for checking in), because while there are nine bazillion funny tales to tell of my family and its christmastime debacles, i am a total zombie right now because -- apparently -- sometimes babies like to stay up all night crying.

but more to come, just after i finish taking this airborne, catching a quick nap, and making a broccoli casserole.

27 comments:

  1. Kristy,

    Merry Christmas to you and your family, from an IIF (who lives in Boston but is in NYC for the holiday). Enjoy New England and the surprisingly mild weather, and I'm sure I speak for us all when I say I look forward to the famliy stories when all is said and done. take care.

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  2. Hey, have a good one... xxx

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  3. Merry Christmas Kristy and Blessings for the new year.
    Thanks for brightening many a day with your lively outlook on life.

    Lori (IIF in Fresno)

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  4. merry merry!

    (say hi to massachusetts for me, and tell him i miss him dearly.)

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  5. *cue over-indulging of wine comment: Kristy, Merry Christams, and ggod luck with that whole wrapping thingie...us five kids came to mommy and daddy's house and had ONE DAY (that is, twenty four hours) to put together the heartfelt scrapbook of memories we've been planning for two years.


    One could argue that Christmas sucks. But then, one would not be feeling adventurous, would one?


    (*cue emphatic smley face!!!!)

    End wine induced comment, aka CUT*

    P.S. Wine induced commment's moxie is TOtally killed by the level of difficulty of the word verification thingy. That's like, the black belt of word verification. So many consonants that look the same in italics. Dang.


    Happy Days to you and yours.

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  6. Did I mention wine? Yes? Good. Because, oh wow.

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  7. Merry Christmas

    IFF from maryland

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  8. Happy Festivus from the restovus! To you and your's...cheers!

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  9. It's nice to know that you're at least in our general geographic area! Merry Christmas and love to all. xoxo

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  10. Merry Christmas Kristy! Good to have you in Massachusetts! :) I love reading your blog, you always make me smile. Hope you have a great holiday. -Hanna H. (Needham, MA)

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  11. And you were cursing Amazon a few days ago. I hope someone air expresses coal into your stocking....and switches into serraphims....

    on a personal note I had great fun listening to everyone open thier gifts over the phone. Maybe next year I could hook up a web cam and WATCH as they open the presents I sent in Sep.

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  12. Merry Christmas, Kristy! Hope you enjoy your time with your family!

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  13. Merry Xmas. I love this. Let's all go over to Ray's for some dinner.

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  14. But the important question.. you left us dangling...

    WAS IT WINE FROM A BOX???????? Straight up or with a straw??

    :;cracking up here::

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  15. Ooooh! Is it the broccoli casserole with Cheez Whiz?

    Because that's wonderful and should be consumed at any lame excuse. Mmmmm.

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  16. A Belated Merry Christmas to you. I hope you had an awesome holiday.

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  17. Happy Holidays :)
    Leave me a comment on my blog soon. Cheeers!

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  18. Ok, may I just say that my on-line ordered Honey Baked Ham Cajun Deep Fried Turkey (which I'm now calling Frurkey), was a huge hit...people are talking and already planning their next event around this. Just puttin' it out there. It was gooood!

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  19. The trip to peeling and chopping onions without crying is run cold water over them whilst chopping. Breathing exclusively through your mouth seems to help as well.

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  20. Ack! I miss you! Post again soon please!

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  21. Hey Kristy-Happy New Year. I'm glad I found your blog in 2005. looking forward to visiting in 2006 :-)

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  22. doggammit, woman!! when are you going to post again???!!!

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  23. Good God woman, the holidays are OVER! It's time to sober up and come back to blogland!!

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  24. It's good to have you in Mass...
    Oh,Lovely, Lovely wine. And Vodka.

    Happy New Year to you and yours :)

    Nikki Gibson,

    Cambridge, Mass.

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