Friday, December 31, 2010

christmas and all that crap

i wonder if shakespere made sure all his dishes were done before he sat down to write??

i'm finishing off the rest of the "electric reindeer" cabernet, trying to think of how i'm going to mash everything into this post. 

blogging for me is similar to laundry
i'm all caught up and everything is nice and put away into drawers and words...
and then i get all laxy-daisy
like
oh no everything is caught up
but then we are out for the day
and the next
and i make dinner
and a mess
and then there's no time for blogging or laundry
because i'm tired and i'm scraping off crusted dinner from pots
and picking up.......crap toys
and begging for sleep

and then it's like 3 weeks later and i'm in the weeds bad

thank goodness my mom performed miracles and did ALL of our laundry while she was visiting for christmas (like heaps in every room that could clothe several villages)
amen to that!!!  thank you thank you mom!!!

so in my efforts not to keep repeating this naughty pattern
i have been washing and folding
and now here i am

look at me : )

writing and picture-ing

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so today on our way to meet rachel and sophie at the library
bayley was talking like usual

"mom, is that junk food?
taco bells is junk food
i want a scarf
and i want to wear it like you
and it's gonna be pink
and you'll have an orange one
and daddy will have a blue one and it will be a big boy scarf"

and that was all strung together in one sentance without breaths
and then it was silent

and i just smile so big, because she is just so awesome

like whenever i give her any kind of treat (sugar)
she gets all lovey dovey and and hugs and kisses me like i am some mesiah

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and last night she dropped her binky on the floor and i picked it up and washed it and she said
 "did it have craps on it?"
"i love lobsters"
get it, like she doesn't know the difference between crap and crab hahahahah

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so here is our christmas

drumroll please

...fabulous...wonderful...simple...meaningful...crazy...
imperfect-perfection

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i love to celebrate
and i love all the apple cinnamon pinecone eggnog gingerbread latte things the season brings, and lights and parties where your toddler dropkicks the mechanical reindeer and it disassembles and crashes to the ground simultaneously, resembling some kind of jiu-jitsu act.

anyways, what i really love is just being with family and friends and laughing and loving it all and not taking anything too seriously.

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blog post title quoted from my dear grandma who i called on christmas eve
and the first words out of her mouth were "well merry christmas and all that crap"

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2010,

thank you for the most transformative year of my life
i will always remember you fondly

happy last day of the year, let's make it a good one!!!

2 leave a comment here:

AJ said...

Just saw in one of your photos you keep your spices on the top shelf. Duh..why didn't I think of that. I am getting tired of stepping in salt, pepper, paprika, thyme and all that jazz my 17 month old gets into. Happy Holidays :)

nic said...

so pretty much i love your whole life. that teeth photo has me giggling...and i'd like to adopt your grandma.

happy 2011, abbey.