Friday, December 19, 2014

5th Annual 99 Cent Store Holiday Shopping Trip *Spoiler alert for immediate family

Once again, we made Bob's annual holiday shopping pilgrimage to The 99 Cent Store. Following is a list of the presents that were purchased along with their lucky recipients.

Mee Mee (My Mom) - Polka-dot Polo brand men's dress socks. "Because socks are nice."

Jeff - A holiday ornament in the shape of an ice skate. "Because it's sparkly and he grew up in that Michigan where there's snow."

Bajan (Jeff's Mom) - Small planter in the shape of a somewhat melancholy frog. "Because frogs are good."

Aunt Jen - Bright green dragonfly ornaments. "Because Aunt Jen likes dragonflies like her ankle tattoo and she really likes green."

Aunt Jill - Pink and purple mechanical pencils. "Because she probably writes things down at her job."

Me - Large, green sparkly Christmas ornament. This was to be a surprise but then I was asked to help wrap it. I will be surprised... enough. 

Pops - Blue striped beanie hat. "Because it probably gets cold up there where there's no hair anymore."

Aunt Dawn - Christmas mug. "Because I'm pretty sure she's Christian, not Jewish, and she probably drinks things."

And to all a good night.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Costume Designing

"Mom, I am absolutely not wearing a button shirt."

"You absolutely are wearing a button shirt. It's the Holiday Program and Miss Humphrey said you had to dress up."

"It didn't say the actual words, button shirt."

"Dressing up implies button shirt. It's going to look great with your sweater."

"It's super dumb."

"And you can wear sweat pants instead of regular pants."

"Sweat pants! You mean I can't even wear shorts?!"

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Good Tidings to You

In order to have a more organized and manageable holiday season this year, I started shopping early. One of the shopping items on my list was our Christmas/Hanukkah card order. I gave myself a deadline. I took the photo, designed the cards, and even put a rush order on them to make sure I could get them out in a timely fashion. I bought the holiday stamps. I updated my address book. The cards arrived quickly. I unpacked them from the shipping box and set them on the dining room table. That was two weeks ago. I have not addressed a single one. I think those piles I'm looking at have now become our New Year's cards. (Hopefully for New Year's 2015.)

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Monday, December 15, 2014

Monday Morning

"Bob? What are all of those sounds coming from under the blanket?"

"My bottom."




"It's a little spicy under here."