Saturday, December 24, 2005

While visions of sugarplums dance in their heads...
The children are all tucked into bed and the house is settling down for the night. Will was called away to work- he is "on call" throughout the holidays. (I miss him, but I am so thankful that he is only having to work in a hospital on Xmas Eve- it is very sad to think of those that are there because of illness. Hospitals and sickness don't take holidays.) We decided to wait to open presents until Monday- when he would be home. I don't have any particular attatchments to the 25th so that's fine by me. It'll give me one more day to finish wrapping those 60 pairs of socks! Of course, I want to wait until we are all together. Having said that we are waiting one more day to open presents... I must confess to opening one, a few days early. My roommate from college sent me the most amazing gift box.
It's like a little anti-nervous breakdown kit!! And since I just said I don't have any hang-ups about the 25th....I must confess to feeling a little blue at having to spend it alone. So... I broke out all the goodies in the anti-nervous breakdown kit- except the chocolate, but that's another story. I am wearing the flannel PJ's she got me last year- with the Mary Englebreit tea cups of kindness... I showered with the Lavender Kiss My Face bath gel- you won't believe how wonderful I smell! I slathered on lavender and shea butter lotion. I lit the lavender soy candle- we midwesterners appreciate anything in soy- except our food! I brushed my teeth with the Tom's of Maine orange and mango toothpaste- got a shock at how much whiter my teeth are. I smeared my face with anti-aging cream- I usually have enough dry skin flaking off my face to fill a snowglobe, but not anymore! I set out the necklace that she got me to wear with the sweater that Sarah got for me- oh ok, so I opened two presents early. What do you expect when left on my own? The sweater is about the same color as the green box, above. I just love it! So now I feel all pampered and loved and not so down in the dumps. I am planning on finishing up Evabeth's wallhanging, tonight, while watching some movie- haven't decided, yet. I hope everyone is having a lovely Xmas Eve and a wonderful day with your family and loved ones.

8 comments:

Sarah said...

I am glad that I took the time to check my e-mail and flip through the Maverick ring before heading off to bed. Glad you liked your present. Does the sweater fit? I debated on what size to get. Hope I guessed right. Wishing you lots of hugs and kisses!

Love, Sarah

Leah S said...

What a great bunch of children you have! You might double over laughing and wonder if I'm insane... or you might say "right on!" I just wonder, do you homeschool your kids? :)

I hope you don't mind me linking to your blog from mine.

Enjoy your "Christmas" day, whenever that is!

Tonya R said...

Sorry you had to delay the festivities at your house (we've certainly had to do that more than once). Your kids look so cute cuddling up with their quilts. Merry Christmas today.

Lucy said...

What a Lovely picture!!!! I count 8 kids, wow . (I thought I have a big family with 4 kids:c). And I also see that they are crowded under amazing quilts. This is a special picture!

Finn said...

The kids and the quilts look wonderful Nina, and so glad you took some time to pamper yourself..what a BIG job you hae..*VBS* I remember feeling overwhelmed with 5..LOL. A very Merry Christmas celebration to you and yours..today..*VBS*

Samantha said...

My Hubby had to work xmas eve, but as we knew in advance, we spent it with some friends. Hope you are having a fantastic delayed Xmas today!!! LOVE that family photo!

Tropical Screamer said...

I was outnumbered by one son.

I admire your beauitful family and how lucky they are to have a great mom like you.

What a great photo.

Aloha,
Darilyn

Tracey said...

What a *beautiful* pic of your crew! I've loved reading about your feasts as well. Sounds like you had a wonderful night yourself...and I'm not saying anything about opening presents early! :o)