My 3 month old laptop crashed without warning right before Christmas. You know the brand new expensive one I bought to replace my 4 year old one that had been dropped twice. There was some serious distress, which is code for MAMA HAD A MELTDOWN.
I had to go to the mall twice the week before Christmas. I was only able to recover about half the data from backup. Nothing says Merry Christmas like a sobbing woman/writer at the mall. Two days in a row.
But I know the true meaning of Christmas, so I pulled up my big girl stretchy pants and ate a lot of Chinese food and self-medicated with 3 hours of The Carol Burnett Show.
I also didn’t open my computer (with a new hard drive) for 5 days in a row. Some might call it denial. I’m gonna call it a vacation.
We had a lovely Christmas (vacation) out of town. Imagine a little National Lampoon Christmas Vacation with a dab of I Love Lucy. I’m a realist (maybe that’s why you’re here), so I made a list for the week after Christmas:
- I have a pile of money and gift card Christmas gifts for my children from well-meaning relatives.
- I believe this is also an un-gift for parents.
- I’m not a fan of giant candy canes the size of a child’s leg-thank you Santa. (I have two nasty ones in a ziplock bag right now. The third met a timely death by way of Schnauzer.)
- Also not a fan of peppermint candy stuck in dog’s furry beard
- I can’t shake that crazy feeling to purge THE ENTIRE HOUSE. Nothing is safe.
- The pile ‘o Christmas cards I still haven’t addressed won’t stop staring at me.
- Why isn’t taking down Christmas decor as fun as putting it up?
- I’m just going to say it: I hope the Elf on the Shelf fad fades quickly
- Feeling the pressure to stay up to ring in the New Year (yawn)
- Realizing your youngest photobombed most of the blurry Christmas pictures of you and your hubby
What’s on your list?
Happy New Year!