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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

ho ho ho hum.

i'm taking a break from wrapping presents. i don't care for wrapping presents. at all. i'm weird like that. of course, had i not purchased so many strangely shaped items then, perhaps, i wouldn't feel this way. nah. that has nothing to do with it. i just hate wrapping presents. at least i am on the ball and actually wrapping them before christmas...and not on christmas eve when i'm usually trying to wrap 43904630576457 things all the while mumbling every variation of a certain {filthy} word that rhymes with cluck.

i finally managed to get all of my christmas cards out in the mail {even the ones promised to those of you who emailed me}. i also braved the post office to mail the two surprise packages, one swap package & a small package for my sister. i have one more package to mail for mrs. potts' cookbook swap, but that lovely thing will be picked up from my front porch because I lurves the USPS's package pickup request thingie on their website. {you can also print out your postage for packages from home which i love.}

i hit ignore on my phone a lot. random, i know. but i've done it twice today. i'll do it again. i just don't feel like talking.

i'm taking a test this afternoon. i haven't taken a test since before i dropped out of grad school. yeah, i dropped out. one day i'll go back & ask if i can re-enroll. for now, i'm hoping to land a temporary gig working for the 2010 census. if that doesn't work out, i'll just hope & pray that the interview i have next week does. i'm still hoping for a phone call from a certain company and that phone call is supposed to happen after the first of the year. my fingers are crossed.

today is the last day of school for my kidlets. i really thought they had a half day of school tomorrow. adam did, too. we must be the only parents in our city who thought that. fortunately for us, and this is gonna sound bad, at least their holiday break is only for a week and NOT almost a month {like it was in previous years when their school operated on a year-round schedule}. a month-long holiday break when it's cold & dreary outside is tough, people...especially when you're trying to entertain kids from the elementary school set. of course, this year is different 'cause momma's unemployed so i'm sure we'll have fun. at least the stress of "who in the hell is gonna watch my kids while i try to go to work because there's no way i'm schlepping them to the office with me" is {temporarily} gone.

i really, really, really tried to avoid cooking a christmas dinner, but it looks like we're going to after all. damn. this means i'll be headed to wally world tomorrow {along with every other last minute shopper} to stock up on food & drink. for those curious, we decided to eat a local chinese buffet on christmas eve. i was looking forward to crab legs & general tso's chicken. but, twist my arm, prime rib & yorkshire pudding *have* to do. {yorkshire pudding is my favorite!}

my baking & crafting streak has hit a brick wall. i'm not in the mood. i have a headache. {and every other excuse for getting out of doing it could also apply.}

you know, for a while i was actually all merry & jolly and crap. all of a sudden, i'm not. i'm sure i'll snap out of whatever this funk is. it's just weird.

and, on that weird note, i need to get back to wrapping these funky shaped presents before i get busted by the hubs & kidlets!



Blogger Brittany Ann said...

I've been like that for the last few days...all holly and jolly and then bam! I'm not into Christmas at all.

It's got to be the stress.

Dec 22, 2009, 8:38:00 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Potts said...

I'm still wrapping too!

And the person who was supposed to be my partner never emailed me back. :0

I don't want to wrap any more. But I do want to drink the wine.

Dec 22, 2009, 9:20:00 PM  
Blogger Jamie Lynn said...

Hmm I'd never thought of being a Census Worker. I think I might look into that myself lol. At this point, anything that could bring in some money is worth looking into :)

Dec 23, 2009, 1:08:00 AM  
Blogger Trish said...

Good luck with the interview! I can't believe your kids are still not out of school for the holidays...mine got out the 18th.

Dec 23, 2009, 8:11:00 AM  
Blogger rachel said...

i just got your card! so cute! i never got your address, but now i have it, so i'll send you one of ours today!

i have a few friends who've worked for the census before... they said it was a pretty good temp job!

we're having christmas eve dinner at a chinese buffet! i am so excited about this because my stepmom gets SO stressed in the kitchen, so we don't have to worry about that this year (praise god)!

hope you get to do some fun things w/ the kidlets while you can! ( :

Dec 23, 2009, 8:57:00 AM  

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