20 December 2007

... had just settled our brains for a long winter's nap*

except it's summer. But I am so ready for that nap.

I could write a whole post about how Christmas always falls to the women to organise, cook, arrange, bake, shop, decorate, make, but you wouldn't want to read about all that. And I have to get back to writing the Christmas cards.

And then have a nap.

While I toil, please do enjoy this.

* Twas the Night Before Christmas.


Meow (aka Connie) said...

Hi There, just dropping by to say HI, and to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year.
Take care, Meow

Kez said...

And besides - you'd be preaching to the converted :)

I am actually making my hubby buy my present this year rather than me buy it for myself! I have given him a list of what I want, prices and locations where he can buy it though :)

Fiona (hopskipjump.typepad.com) said...

So true. On the up side, at least we know it will be done properly! ;)

Enjoy that nap, and a very merry christmas to you, Suse. xo

Stomper Girl said...

Yep. I know I'm living that "how did this all become my job?" life just now. But I did feel so much less crabby once the Christmas cards were posted. And Fixit did walk them up to the letterbox for me.

tut-tut said...

Merry Christmas to you!

I actually listened to the entire production! I've got to get L's godmother's gifts wrapped and the package sent, but procrastination seems the order of the day.

Di said...

Yes, why don't men "do" Christmas? If we women stopped doing it, the economy would grind to a halt. Have a wonderful family Christmas.

Lazy cow said...

I'm making my husband look after Christmas day lunch (apart from the dessert). He bought ONE present. I've become wise and it's gift vouchers for rellies all the way.

ellen said...

Oh, thanks so much for the White Christmas. It brought a huge grin to my face!!!
Warm wishes to you and your family.

fiveandtwo said...

I have a habit of reading blog posts while I write up the cheques at work. Today I have the small fry with me, school having broken up. They were mightily entertained by the singing Father Christmas and reindeer (and so was I).
Christmas cheer to you and your family!

bluemountainsmary said...

That little tapping foot cracked me up.

It is a comfort to me to know that I am not alone in having done EVERYTHING for Christmas this year.

I am looking forward to final Advent post.

Joke said...


Damn. Wish someone had told me that.


Laura Jane said...

I'm with Fiona about it being done to a reasonable standard, but this year I have inexplicably had a major anxiety attack about it all and going on night shift with 4 days to go! I also made a stand and said NOT hosting this year.

Which left my Mum and sister to pick it up, so we are having a BBQ (GREAT!!!!!!, no really) at sis's with a pool (it is predicted to be 38C).

And my dear husband has taken the list off my hands with some clarifications and done the last 8 presdents AND the wrapping. While I slept. How masterly - (how to avoid the taking of Valium by wife! - also a desirable thing)

Phew. Vulnerable patches have their benefits.

Hope you get your washing (and your wiring) in order soon. And two thumbs waaaay up for the molto handmade cards.

Merry Xmas

h&b said...

I always do everything - all the decorating, all the catering.

But then, I dont' work out of the home, and my man works A LOT to bring home the bacon, and always picks up random things if I ask for them on his way home.

So I don't mind...

That said, i'm so NOT doing Christmas catering this year for the first time in years - I told everyone i'm taking the day off and not lifting a finger !!

So it's the IL's turn, and they've asked me to bring a salad.
I've never asked them to bring a goddamn thing here, *ever*.

So i'm not bringing a goddamn salad.
They can go and get f*&ked.
And Merry Christmas to them too .. of course .. ;)

h&b said...

oh - and for their part of the bargain ?

They're 'preparing' 2 BBQ chooks from the shops. So it's not liek they're inundated with homecooking or anything ...

AND they're coming here in the morning for croissants and coffee and assorted fruit and such.

If they ask where the salad is, I may.just.snap.

Molly said...

Catching up---just a wee bit late----this was priceless! Thanks!