Friday, December 26, 2008

The day after the day after christmas

Ok so technically today is the day after Christmas, but the kids and I decided Christmas Eve would be christmas#1 b/c they hate getting up early christmas, rushing through presents then rushing over to dad's then rushing over to Aunt's (ok so rushing over to Aunt's to be with favorite cousins is their favorite part. I admit).

So after much gnashing of teeth we agreed to have Santa come at 2pm christmas eve. Much fun was had by all and when I'm back home I might post photos but right now I'm in the backyard in Ft lauderdale "working" (i was reviewing transcripts and exhibits up til 20 minutes ago and getting ready for trial, I love wireless access and laptops....) and it's 80 degrees and sunny. but I digress....

Daughter totally loved loved loved her new camera. She didn't ask for anything, "That way I won't be disappointed if I just like whatever you get me." But when she opened it, she said, "YOU WERE LISTENING!" Yeah I'm perceptive like that. And it's blue. I didn't tell her the Captain did all the research and helped me pick it out b/c she prefers to pretend the Captain doesn't exist. Maybe some day we'll tell her. Until then she is a very happy girl.

4 days before Christmas I was told that the Guitar Hero IV world rock band gift that Son wanted wanted wanted and I bought after thanksgiving? yeah he changed his mind. Too Bad. So I engineered a scavenger hunt and we (daughter and I) made him search all over the house/garage looking for clues which led to clues which led to the big ass box. At least we had fun giving him the present he may or may not want. He's famous for this tactic so I was not phased by this. Daughter and I had a blast rocking out to the game. turns out I missed my calling as Drummer and Daughter, well, singing shouldn't be in her career choices...

Kids came through with excellent and funny presents for me. We enjoyed Church together, delivered our "christmas eve" boxes from the church to people who had to work christmas eve and said, "Thanks for working tonight we are thinking of you" (a church tradition) then we had a lobster dinner, went over to friends' house to cheer him up for breaking his leg in 2 places and getting a titanium rod put in 2 weeks before christmas. Fun fun fun. Christmas morning santa brought stockings and we had a hugomungous breakfast. The kids left, I cried, I paid some bills, sent some emails for work, then rallied, got on a plane, celebrated christmas #2 with the Captain and his boys, had a great dinner with turkey and everything! Boys who can cook!! and now well, I'm getting ready for trial in the sun.

Life is very good!

No I didn't send christmas cards to anyone. Not even my parents - I found their card on my desk yesterday. Duh. I'm thinking of sending Valentines' cards instead. Life should be slowing down right about then.....

14 comments:

Carol P. said...

Sounds lovely, and I'm seriously jealous of the warmth at this point. At least we're back to plain old Oregon rain and highs in the 40s, so someday soon our White Christmas, our "Most snow ever recorded in Portland in December," our "2nd snowiest month on record" will go bye bye. Please.

I've sent "Happy Groundhog Day!" cards and even "Happy Spring!" cards, so I can relate. I managed to get out a few card today (siblings and parents) and I'm hoping to work on the farther afield relatives next week in my spare time.

Enjoy the warmth and the good cooking that you don't have to do!

ChiTown Girl said...

This comment (The kids left, I cried...) absolutely was not lost on me. That describes my last 13 Christmases :(

Glad to see the other 99% of Christmas was so great for you! I hope your New Year starts out just as wonderfully.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I'm glad you were able to rally. And you're about the only person I know who has successfully made a flight this holiday--Congrats!

It's been nonstop rocking out around here since Guitar Hero World Tour was opened yesterday morning.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Sounds like an awesome Christmas. You always seem to manage to be the super, I mean UBER Mom. You rock on the drums and life.
Glad you are enjoying the sun...really, it irritates me to have to put my a/c on Christmas eve and it has been running ever since....
enjoy your time w/ the captain.

dkuroiwa said...

So glad that things worked out...and I'm pretty sure that the K-man is planning to get a Wii just so he (oh, and the boys, of course) can play Guitar Hero...because he totally sees himself as one!! teehee
My Christmas Day was spent similiar to yours...all the boys went out...work, daycare, after school place...and left me and my small, but effective pity-party on our own. It was a pretty good way to spend the day.

Have fun in the sun with your cap-tain!!
And yeah...me too on that whole "happy holidays/happy valentines day" on cards....IF i were to actually send them, that is!!
good luck on your case...or would "break a leg" be a better thing to say?
give 'em hell!!

katydidnot said...

cards? what is this cards you speak of?

Feisty Irish Wench said...

who ever said you absolutely HAD to "do" Christmas ON December 25th? Plus as long as you get good Christmas time spent with the kids, it's all good. At least no one's birthday is the day after like my brother. Poor guy always gets "combination" gifts. I try not to do that. He's rather get one or the other, but not a combined gift for both...unless of course it's a really big gift that merits a shared giving occasion. Which I am disinclined to doing as such, to avoid his wife-on-paper from possibly trying to claim the gift as marital property in the impending divorce.

word verf: exerei- Uh the kids will be with either exerei on that day, we just don't know who gets them yet.

just jamie said...

Sounds like you and the kids rocked out Christmas. Dig it.

hulagirlatheart said...

Ha! One year I sent Valentines because I couldn't get my Christmas cards out. No one remembered I hadn't sent them a Christmas card, and they all thought I was so thoughtful to send a Valentine. I'm thinking of sending them this year. Enjoy the 80 degrees for me. I'm so jealous. You don't need flannel flamingo pj's for that kind of weather.

Jason, as himself said...

Fantastic! I'm glad it's been fun.

Anonymous said...

West Tennessee: if you don't like the weather, don't fret because it will be different tomorrow. What the heck state has tornados in Feb. that wipe out most of the dorms at the college 2 miles away? Yep, TN.
My girls are 8 and 10. I made a big deal of pointing out that I was having trouble finding a Wii. I could call a store and they would have 8. Nope, wouldn't hold one for 5 minutes so I could get there, nope, can't buy it over the phone.
Luckily, Santa was able to find one. My 8 year old either still believes in Santa or pretends for my benefit. Either way, we had another great Christmas.
Ame in TN

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

Oh! I Lovey McLovey the idea of Valentine's cards.

And why do those little rascals think they can change their minds about the gifts they want then don't want?

Lobster? Now I'm craving it real bad.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Sounds like a good one! I hate when kids change their minds last minute. Not fair!

Cassie said...

Sounds to me like you found Christmas. Yup, life is good.