Thursday, December 17, 2009

This-n-That Thursday: Holiday Style

Twas the week before Christmas,
And all through the blogosphere land,
Mental P's friends were bragging cheering,
Because they had everything in hand.

And yet Mental P. sat, day after day,
In her baggy sweatpants,
Just itching away.

The children were returning,
From their first college foray.
They were excited to have,
Their traditional holiday.

And yet Mental P. sat, day after day,
In her baggy sweatpants,
Just itching away.

And in the cold break of dawn,
The seventeenth of December,
Mental P. woke with a yawn.
And began to remember.

Today is the deadline,
For her list crafted with care.
So Mental P. will be scurrying,
Everywhere and on a tear.

And by the time Metal P. sits down tonight?
She will deserve that bucket glass of wine...
She might not look or smell just right,
But she will have salvaged Christmas 2009.

To do today:
Get asthma shots
Do Christmas cards
Bake a rum cake for Squazz
Make chicken soup for Augie
Get acupuncture treatment for eczema
An indoor tree?
Last day for online shopping--must start shopping
Get groceries for hungry college students
Go get Augie at the train.
Finish shopping
Wrap presents
Go to CVS when there is no wrapping paper

What's on your list?
Does anyone want to come help?


Ellen said...

Last minute shopping here, bake more cookies (the party wiped us out), laundry. Merry Christmas!

Nurse Nancy said...

I would love to come and help....however, I have quite a list myself and two hours this evening to accomplish all of it! This is my time while JBM and Flyboy are at hockey! I wish you luck with your day....hope it is successful in every way.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Whew, that's quite the list. I"d skip most of it and jump straight into the wine. Good luck!

Suldog said...

Ah, darlin', one thing at a time, no matter how much you feel like multi-tasking. That's the secret to actually getting it all done. That's what I do, anyway, and it somehow gets done, so...

Thanks so much for the kind words over at my place! Much appreciated.

Daryl said...

Oh my god .. I can be there in an hour .. seriously .. let me know! I am good, no, excellent at wrapping!

NO indoor tree ... it will make your asthma worse for sure

Mango Girl said...

I am dying with ya MPM! I only got my tree yesterday! Since I have been told by PR he would get the decorations from the attic 5 or 6 days ago, I suppose I will be attic hunting today. Oh, and baking cookies (made the dough yesterday)...I am so not going to add my list. Let's just say you are about 12 steps ahead of me!

I am cheering for you!

xo, Mango

p.s. I am with Chesapeake Bay Woman

Country Girl said...

If I lived closer, I swear I would help you after I got done work.

Your kids will deal. I used to throw myself into a tizzy before M would come home from school and then realized that he never even noticed anyway. When he was actually home, that is!!!

Trisha said...

Oh my! What a list you have! Hubby and I are having a quiet Christmas this year so my list isn't quite that long but I have been procrastinating too.

Good luck and enjoy those college kiddos!

Starwoodgal said...

My list was short this year as far as gifts go. I still have to make a trip to The Wal-Marts this weekend for grocery shopping and a few last minute needs (wine for the whining - aka me).

Keetha said...

In my mind, my list doesn't sound too bad until I really think about it and the list grows and grows.

So I try not to think about it. :-)

Ya'll have a great time!

Diane said...

You are busier than me. Take two buckets of wine and call me in the morning!

Unknown said...

I'm here for ya! I make a mean cream of chicken soup, which is really like a chicken stew. And when all else fails, apply some anti-itch cream.

I'm so helpful, aren't I?

Unknown said...

And another thing, once they hit college, besides their favorite food, all they really want is money.

Big Hair Envy said...

Um, and to think I was whining about MY list this morning...;)

Whine. One. One.

The Good Life in Virginia said... that i finally got my packages mailed off at lunch today i am free to assist. i am running sooo late doing things this year. christmas cards went out this past monday...and still, no tree up. think it is going to be a no tree this year deal. alas.
i don't think the kitten will

you never know we could have passed one another (like ships in the night) too funny

Tammy said...

I'll be right over... After I find the 3 gift cards I seem to have misplaced! Gah!

gypsybiscuit said...

I'll bet the to-do list is just as long at Norman Rockwell's house too... :-)

Patty said...

Whew, that list tired me out reading it. So how many of the items did you accomplish?

Lisa said...

Yes...I will come help..anything to get me out of this place. I will do your shopping, laundry, baking, gift wrapping, tree decorating, cards addressed and mailed...just please get me OUT OF HERE!!!!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

ha ha ha ah ah ah i so understand... as i attempt to play catch up which aint happenen... love n hugsssssssssss

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Jules said...

I am exhausted just reading your list:)

abb said...'s all about the hubs right it should be right now.

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Sounds like you planned as well as I did. I'll be there in February to help clean up!

Debbie said...

Oh this gave me a big hooting laugh. You are one funny mama and I just love ya to pieces!!

Sassy said...

Loved are so's just plain crazy this Christmas're da bomb baby......I hope your itchies feel better...