Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Okay, vacation is over. As you well know, I took half the month of November and almost all of December off from blogging. It's just so exhausting and time consuming to pour out my thoughts while being obsessed with grammar and spelling and then waiting with bated breath for validation from someone other than my husband. Anyway, it was a nice break and I guess I'm ready to get back to it.

Christmas is finally over, hallelujah! I love Jesus, but have you ever been to a party that was just too long? I think He would agree. The whole season, and I mean the "American Christmas" season, not Jesus' birthday, started waaaay too early for me this year so I'm just about ready to pack it all up. I had three parties at my house this year which means my house was spotless three times this month. It was nice. My parents and my sister and her family just left this morning so once again, it's a wreck. Just what I'm used to. Our tree is holding on by a thread. Random ornaments fall from it throughout the day like acorns in the fall. Oh, and Elliott is doing a very manly job of keeping the west side of our house warm with huge roaring fires, morning and night. In fact, he's out chopping wood right now. I do love a roaring fire.

This Saturday I'm going to Six Flags with some of the girls from church and I can't wait to ride the front row of the Titan with the ice cold wind in my face and tears streaming back into my ears. Anyone else excited?

I'll end with a funny conversation between my very sentimental daughter, Autie, and my very matter of fact son, John:

Autie: [singing a random Christmas carol]
John: Ewww. Stop singing that song. Christmas is over. In fact, today, we are the farthest away from Christmas that we could possibly get.
Autie: Uh uh. Christmas is right in the corner.
Me: I think you mean, right around the corner, sweetie.
John: Well, it's over.

By the way, I thought I would confess that I stayed in my pajamas all day today....and I loved it!


High in Demand said...

Hey, let me know how your ab diet works out. At least the "American Diet Season" doesn't last as long as the "American Christmas Season!"

Randy's family doesn't believe in long family Chirstmas parties. We had a party for his family at the house and when got done eating and opening gifts the whole crew ran out of our house like there was a fire. Randy and I just stared at each other as they rushed by.

My brother and Mom came to that same party and they hung around for 2 more hours. So, it couldn't have been that bad. At my Mom's house the party lasts ALL DAY! Randy gets in at least three naps at anything my Mom throws. Everything drags out. You almost forget why you came over.

Anonymous said...

Yeah p.j.'s all day! I'm still in mine today. I am super-pumped about Six Flags!

anniepooinclyde said...

May peace break into your house and may thieves come to steal your debts. May the pockets of your jeans become a magnet of $100 bills. May love stick to your face like Vaseline and may laughter assault your lips! May your clothes smell of success like smoking tires and may happiness slap you across the face and may your tears be that of joy. May the problems you had forget your home address! In simple words ............

May 2008 be the best year of your life!!!

mccobbey said...

One of my favorite things about blogging is reading other people's blogs. It makes me feel very close to them even if I've never met them. I'm glad your back from your blogging sabbatical. And that's the doggone truth.

trish said...

Yay, she is back. I am still in my pj's too.

Alison said...

Welcome back, Pamelotta, and a belated Merry Merry and happy new year to you and your family. We were in pajamas for much of the holidays, as well. Yay for that.