Thursday, December 4, 2008

That Soup is . . . . Sharp


I have a quick minute before I begin my marathon Christmas gift wrapping session. Because I've been neglecting all ya'll, I thought I'd post to say I'm still on planet earth. Some of you may have strong arguments as to this not actually being the case. To you I say "shoish up about that". I am too.

In my last post I mentioned I was "finished" and I am. Most of you guessed correctly - though vodka and cupcakes would have finished me it off nicely. I am still without cupcakes. Don't worry though, vodka is fully covered here in our home. Duh. Anyway, I am done with my Christmas shopping (that was completed way before millions of turkeys were sacrificed), my annual occasional perennial Christmas letter is written, printed & stuffed in their envelopes, which were hand addressed (big friggin' note to self: must obtain a computerized label program for next year & somehow will them to be inputted into the computer so I don't have to), all letters have been mailed and, finally, the house is complete with holiday decorations. Everything but the wrapping was finished before December 1, 2008. *Except Dixie, of course, found one of my gifts a bag of coffee beans and decided it would be a fabulous chew toy. A dog that is excitable if you barely bat an eyelash at her discovers raw java beans. I'll let you think about that one for a minute. . . .

***Jeopardy music*** (Feel my pain? Yes? Yes. No!? To quote Po, "it's gonna take a lot more than dew, and, uh, universe juice. . . ." than I thought.)

So, I believe I do have to go out to buy another bag of coffee beans. Thanks for that Dixie Doodles. . . You've made a liar out of me. I was done and now I am not. The life of being an owner of 6 four-legged furry one's. Never a dull moment. Ever.

So, I'm done.

And I'm happy, because this morning I got up at 7 AM. I got caught up on all ya'lls blogs. I went out in this 32-degree Fahrenheit weather and picked out a bakers dozen of bagels for the husband and I. Some will have to be frozen, I can't eat that much in one sitting, but it's good to think about eating that much in one sitting. Holey fat round holes of goodnesses with a schmear! Mmm.

But what has made me happiest of all this morning is the simple fact that I'm drinking coffee. With actual half-n-half. Bou-to-the-yah!

Yes, coffee. One cup. That is all it takes in my simple mind . . . errr . . . life. I'm immeasurably full of delight with all things coffee goodness at the moment. You see, since I joined Team in Training back at the end of October, I complete my runs in the morning. If, and I strongly stress "if," I have coffee before I run, I get to taste it twice. And not in a good way either. So, I've stopped my morning cappuccino's and occasional lattes. Cold turkey. But since today, Thursday, is my group night run, I get to wallow, bathe, immerse, saturate, steep and baptize myself in a morning coffee. If even it is a small one.

I'm off for some wrapping good times. I wonder if my day could possibly get any better?

10 comments:

Princess of the Universe said...

Ooohh wrapping! Sounds like my kind of day!
I CANNOT wait to get the holiday letter!!
xo

Jen said...

Prin o Uni: I am thinking of you all day today as well as when said post was being written! Letter is on its way. . .

Ian said...

We received our special bonus two year holiday letter yesterday. Now if only we were organised enough to do one ourselves.

Jen said...

Ian: I totally want a photo of Alasdair with reindeer horns, or a snowflake, or elf hat, or candy canes, or dressed as a big fat snowman, or stuffed inside a stocking or holding an ornament! You cannot pass up this moment of gratituiteousness (however you spell my made up word) while he's still young and cannot complain of tacky holiday photos! Pah-leese!

I MUST have one!

Glad you got your letter. It's been a long time coming. . . .

Ian said...

Probably not a good idea to get Nikki started on the lack of Christmas outfit for Alasdair since Mothercare's idea of 4 days delivery seems to somehow involve placing an order Saturday and still not having it when you're leaving the country the following Saturday.

Alli said...

Good job, chica! And thanks for the lovely Christmas letter. I enjoyed reading it. :)

I still need to BUY my Christmas cards...let alone fill them out and send them.

Ah well, at least we are almost done shopping. The wrapping will have to wait!

Jay said...

You're just entirely too organized! I'm close to being finished. I guess that's something. ;-)

Jen said...

Ian: Oh boy. Not good. I will wait in silence from this day forward, but I am waiting. . .

Alli: I decided to get organized early otherwise it slips away from me and that's that. I'm not sure I'll be able to handle this again, but I do have to say, it feels pretty good to be done. And as of this comment response, I only have 3 gifts left to wrap. . . I'm tired.

Jay: something's wrong with me. . . Well, actually it's b/c last year I did nothing. Absolutely nothing, but buy and wrap gifts. No decorations, no tree, no card, no letter - no nothing. I don't ever want to be like that again. It was sad.

Chief Rock Chef said...

I know what you mean about tasting stuff twice - if I eat too much porridge in the morning I get to revisit it half way up a hill...

You're kidding about the dog and the coffee beans, right? Right?

Thanks for the update - great to see you are still on this planet - or at least pretending to be ;-)

Jen said...

Chief Rock Chef: Wish I was kidding about the coffee beans. . . Sadly, I'm not. I had to go buy another bag last night to replace the one she got. Now if I can remember to keep it from under the tree!