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 Sick watch 2013

My throat is on fire again, and I just got my period so naturally I feel like crap.  My son is still under the weather, and my husband felt shitty yesterday and said he fell asleep at the wheel at work today.  Not enough sleep, he said, except we got home at 8 after Christmas with my mom's family and we just stayed up doing each other's presents and then goofing around on the computer.  It's totally in his power to go to bed at 8:00 every night but he doesn't want to.  Can't say I blame him.

I fell asleep on the couch today and my son kept talking to me.  I heard him say "I love you" and I opened my eyes and he said,  "Sorry, I didn't mean to wake you up.  I was hoping you'd hear it in your dreams."  Aww.

I got some great presents for Christmas.  I know I have a LJ friend who's a big Amanda Palmer/Neil Gaiman fan but I can't remember who it is.  I got their "Night out with" CD.  I like Gaiman, in that I like his DW episodes a lot and I liked Neverwhere, which I read in college because the guy I was dating was a huge Gaiman fan.  I liked the Sandman comics that I read back then, and I've read a couple of his children's and YA books which I enjoy, and I like the speeches he makes when he's just talking about inspiration and just being you and putting yourself out there, but I am not really digging his adult books anymore.  I don't know why, I feel like I don't have the capacity to sit down with it anymore, which is sad.  But I hope I enjoy the CD.


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Dear readers, as always, I wish you all the best, and I just want to reach out and give warm fuzzy hugs to everyone who needs them.  I'm always thinking of you guys, hoping for the best of everything but this is the time of year where I especially want everyone to feel at peace with themselves and with others.  I hope that this calendar year ends with at least a little bit of joy and hope ahead of you--a little something to keep you going.  Remember there is always hope.  This too shall pass, and all that.  

I am just about done wrapping--I forgot about a big bag from Old Navy behind my desk, with some pajama-like clothes for my husband (basically sweats and light, long sleeved shirts).  I have to wrap the mug I got for my mom, make the banana bread for tomorrow, and go buy or make cookies for Santa.  My in-laws took my son for the night and I have no idea when he'll be home, so I'm not really sure what to do.  I think I should have everything to make some chocolate chip cookies.  If we don't have any chocolate chips I'll just smash up some candy bars or something.

The stocking stuff I got for my son doesn't fit in his stocking, so I had to use my big-ass stocking from when I was a kid.  It has my name embroidered on it, LOL.  I'll have to buy him a big stocking for next year.

Well I should go get dressed and start working on that bread.

Merry Christmas, Happy Kwaanzaa, Happy Yule, whatever you all do or don't celebrate, I wish you the best.
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 I told my husband I still need to buy something for one uncle and my mom (and send an amazon e-gift card but that's easy) and he said "Wow, you're really cutting it close!" Well, I'm not really, because there's just under a week before Christmas and I'm done shipping things.  Most years, I'm paying through the nose for next day shipping, praying it all gets there on time, still tracking down addresses, probably still haven't wrapped most of my things. On top of that, I usually have nightmares about having to give away my own possessions as gifts because I waited too long to buy things.  No nightmares about that this year.  

I've wrapped almost everything, except the mugs I got my mom and dad and of course the things I still have to buy.  But that's only 4 presents I have to wrap.  I LOATHE wrapping.  Be prepared for a pun.  I cannot WRAP my head around wrapping presents.  No matter how hard I try, I cut the paper too small, or crooked, and it ends up just a tad too loose, and the ends aren't right, and I've totally gone on ribbon strike for years now and now I just slap on one of those bows with the adhesive on it.  Wrapping presents is up there with ironing and scraping down the sides of a bowl on the list of things my mom tried to teach me that just wouldn't stick.  Yeah, I don't get it either.  It seems to have something to do with fine motor skills.  I give up.

To get an idea of how tragic this was for my mom, she prides herself on some things. Some of them being: looking neatly pressed in her clothes, making wrapped presents look nice, and cooking.  I can imagine her thinking "This is not my child!" when it turned out I was no good at the finer points of these tasks.  I turned out to be a better than average cook, but I still cannot iron, or wrap presents.  My mother used to make her own wrapping paper.  I kid you not.  One of her hobbies was marbling paper and she'd use it to wrap presents.  It was beautiful, but she didn't get it that the person usually didn't care about the wrapping paper.

What is my point with this entry? I don't know, other than the fact that I am feeling better than I have in weeks, my husband is sick and went to bed and I feel just too damn good to go to bed already but it also kind of sucks to be sitting down here alone so I'm trying to keep busy.

Oh! Who watched the OUAT winter finale--I was crying! (I may be getting my period) And how about that character spoiler for next year in the preview? I don't shout at the tv often, but when I do, I say "Are you kidding me?!"


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I found a couple Christmas stations on Pandora-Christmas Radio and Classical Christmas.  I do enjoy classical music but the more contemporary Christmas songs are more fun to listen to.  Classical is good for having in the background while eating Christmas dinner or opening presents or something.

My husband texted me earlier and said "Since I'll be near a microwave for lunch this week why don't you make a chicken pot pie?"  Usually he is on the road and can only bring cold food.  So I look outside and it's snowing.  Oh joy, I'm going to Target in the snow!  So I treated myself to Starbucks to make it a little less dismal.  Don't get me wrong, I do kind of like snow, it's pretty but it's also cold and wet.  And cold.  Did I mention that?

I can't wait for my son to get home.  I think he'll be excited about the snow, even though it's not actually sticking to anything. 

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