Saturday, November 29, 2008

Fully Recovered, Ready to Roll, But Still Without a Computer

Whew! The days of eating until you sweat have passed. I'm so over the food part. I don't think I could eat another rich thing until, oh, 11:00 pm tonight. I feel like Po.

Friday we had our own Thanks meal, except the oldest girl had to be at work at the electronics store at 5:30 am, so she couldn't be with us. She had to work until 10:00 pm! Well, that's the personal price you pay when you get paid the big bucks. (She would kill me if she read that last line, but I don't have to worry because she's too exhausted to read my blog. She might, however, be able to drag herself to the computer to read Pioneer Woman's blog, which sticks in my craw only slightly.)

Then I put up the tree. Yes, "I." The family has never been into it, not even the kids when they were little. When most children couldn't keep their hands off the ornaments, I had to take mine up to the tree and point out how beautiful everything was and make a big deal of it. We are a very laid-back bunch. The dog gets more excited over the tree than the kids ever did.

Speaking of Po, we just finished watching Kung Fu Panda, even though the youngest person in this room is 16, and we loved it. Right now the corny 1974 "Kung Fu Fighting" song is featured as an "extra," and Jorge just danced over here, took me by the arm and twirled this rolling desk chair around in a pirouette on our hardwood floor. It was an incredibly impressive and smooth maneuver which went so well that we promptly did it again and made the kids watch.

Only this time, he wrenched my shoulder and I wailed, but we still executed the maneuver perfectly. And after all, the yelp sort of fit right into the Kung Fu "huh!"s.

You can imagine how this exhibition went over with the teenagers.

You would have thought we did the Medusa dance and turned them to stone. Stones with attitudes.

What are you up to this weekend?

26 comments:

Greg C said...

Well the market was cancled today due to rain so I guess we will be decorating the tree. Ours is up too. We put it up on Thanksgiving right after we all finished eating for the third time. I feel like a little piggy. No make that a big pig. I am also going to do some more craft work and perhaps make that short advertisment video for my blog. I will be doing a Christmas give away but it will just be something small so no need to jump up and down or anything like that.

Capri K said...

We watched the same movie!
"ska-toosh"!
Hope your shoulder is better.

Melanie said...

Over the years, my children have gotten less and less excited about decorateing THE TREE.
Except child #2 - he has never been interested in it.
The funny thing is I have been wanting a beautiful fake tree for several years but I am always out voted on that one.
I enjoy decorating the house but put off the tree part until it's nakedness gets embarassing.
What am I up to? At 10:00 this morning, I will be decorating my church for Christmas.
My house will have to wait for next weekend.

Smilingsal said...

You're ahead of me if you're tree is up.

sara said...

Well, we are supposed to decorate the tree today. Currently I am debating on going to Target at 8 AM to see if maybe they got the camera I am looking for on the truck last night.......so far the sofa is winning!!!

Robin Lambright said...

My naked tree is up, as soon as the hubby fashions a small pedestal for it we will begin to decorate it. I may invite my son and his girlfriend over for dinner tonight, but the jury is still out on that one. It is raining here so I have been cuddle under a blankie all morning long wasting time on my face book page and reading other blogs listening to the rain on my roof. All that is missing in a roaring fire, but it isn’t cold enough this morning. I am a bit dry as to my own blog. I hate it when the inspiration well runs dry, but it happens from time to time.
Blessings
Robin

Just a question, did you design your own blog layout??? How did you get three columns on your blog????

Robin Lambright said...

I just love seeing where my blog hopping will lead me. I found you from a comment over at 2nd cup.

Great post! I have to fess up and say that I’m two for two. I am a huge GH fan since my teen years, still watch from time to time. Luke and Laura are still going strong by the way, she just had a miraculous soap opera healing and came out of her permanent catatonic state, gotta love the soaps, and I am a huge fan of Star Wars as well.

I think we could all come up with a few naughty stories to tell from our youth to post about.
Anyway I really enjoyed this post, also the one before about shopping. You’re a braver soul than I am to venture out, but then I don’t have the shopping gene unlike most of my friends.
Blessings
And “I’ll be back!” to use a quote from another on of my favorites.

Chatty Kelly said...

We put up our tree yesterday. Today I am setting out my 101 knick-knacks. Exhausting! But I think we're doing low-key this year and are considering not putting wreaths on all the windows or candles. We'll see.

Ballerina Girl said...

I saw Kung Fu Panda with my kids over the summer and also loved it! Great story!
Me? I am getting ready for a tree lighting ceremony (don't worry, I will post about it!)...
baking to take to a friends house to watch the niggest moveable Christmas lit tree in the world!

BG

Susanne said...

Stones with attitudes. LOL. Yup, that's about it all right. But don'tcha just love, every once in awhile, just embarrassing them, just because they do have the 'tude. Or is it that my life is so boring that that's the only way to get my jollies? LOL. Hmmm. I'll have to think on that one.

Maybe you and Jorge can video that little dance manouver for the next I See What You're Saying!

Mel said...

Cleaning the house, laundry, possibly shopping, cooking...ahh the wonders of life...

i also plan on napping!!!

Mocha with Linda said...

I've been enjoying the recliner and laptop and books and rest here at my MIL's. We've been pretty laid back. But we're heading back home this afternoon.

Melissa the Careful Wisher said...

I have the same tree problem! No one will help! My dog seems eager to knock things off the tree! My cousin is coming today to help with mine! So much for family caroling around the tree! LOL

Susan Storm Smith said...

Trying to get the holiday spirit...trying...trying... but not quite there yet. This is the only time of the year I miss not having a television to watch the old movies. But LOVE watching other people get excited, and viewing all their inspiration and creativity. My weekend ... writing and getting ready for December blogs how do you demonstrate the Light of God all year long ... some great stories are coming in.

Tammy said...

Still at the sister's house for my last full day. I think the kids are now getting on one another's nerves and they are at a point of maximum sleep deprivation.

It was a grand week and tomorrow morning we must go home.

Sounds like your crew has had some fun.

Melanie @ This Ain't New York said...

I plan to de-tox off of the pecan pie. We're going to see Bolt today and put up the tree tomorrow.

Angie Ledbetter said...

Is everyone at your house allergic to Christmas decorating and clean-up afterward too? I'd love to be putting up the tree right now, but DH (Deer Hunter) and #1 son are both at the camp stalking deer. And I refuse to go in the attic alone.

Went on strike a few years ago and wasn't going to do anything. Bah humbug! But the three teens whined like they really cared and guilted me into it. Yep, tree stayed up till March or April since I refused to do all the work myself. Now we have a pre-lit fake one. At least it's not a fire hazard. :)

Linda said...

If I had been there, I would have given you a 10 for entertainment's sake! And a mirrored ball trophy to put on your mantel (can you tell I'm a Dancing with the Stars fan?)!

I'm working on Christmas presents, putting up the tree and watching Christmas movies...cheesey ones. I highly recommend Sons of Mistletoe! Very cute.

Luanne said...

I love those "faces of stone"--my husband and I don't feel complete unless we have done something, said something, made a joke, etc. to create one of those faces on our teenagers!

We wouldn't be doing our jobs if we didn't accomplish this each day!!

Susan said...

Hi Linda!! Sounds like you guys had a great day! I just posted a recap of our weekend. I might have to go get the Kung Fu Panda movie. It sounds like one my family would enjoy.

And, I'm glad to know that I am not the only "I" who puts up the tree. Pretty much, I decorate and they just schlep the boxes in when I prod enough.

HUGS!!

:-) Susan

RosyRose said...

We ate pizza friday night and watched Kung foo too! My kids are in love with it. I was a little exhausted from the early morning stampeeding(shopping)so I zoned out about 15 minutes into it! I'll take everyone's word for it....

Marina said...

I have my tree up but we have not decorated yet although my sons love's it and you can tell where he puts the ornaments all at the bottom 4 feet up ") marina

Beverlydru said...

I am now officially exhausted from a weekend of cooking, decorating, shopping, watching Christmas movies and laughing until it hurt.
I am blessed. Since all the "kids" have moved out, having everyone together is bliss!

Robin Lambright said...

I just love it when I actually have evidence of me actually loosing my mind down in writing. I just noticed that I posted a comment meant for someone else’s blog on yours. Apologies, but the mentally (or hormonally) challenged can’t be held responsible for some of their actions.
Blessings from the mentally challanged
Robin

Roxanne said...

Since our house in on the market, we have our first artificial tree EVER. I wanted to get a fake one this year so it could go up early when no one would be coming to look at the house. It will also be nice to not watch it droop no matter HOW much water we give it. We watched Kung Fu Panda too. . .hubby and son saw is this summer while I was in another theater with daughter and friends watching Kit.

Miscellaneous From Missy said...

"Stones with attitudes." HAHAHA!!