Sunday, December 11, 2005

Got the Shakes!

Suffering from withdrawal here with the lack of time I've had for blog reading and this damned dial-up doesn't help matters cause it's as pokey as a snail race.

Jerri and the girls have been visiting again and today Krysten spent the afternoon too. There's been some crafting going on again around here and I betcha we've got some of the classiest homemade clay ornaments in the country (some of the most colorful too!)

The Chick's been watching too much television. Jerri took her to have Christmas photos taken yesterday and Santa was supposed to be there. When they pulled up to the place Alexis asked her if "this was the North Pole?" Jerri told her it was and Alexis said, "That must be a fake Santa then cause this AIN'T the North Pole!." There's just no foolin some kids.

Trish called yesterday and her girls are getting the Christmas spirit right on schedule. She said it's been hard shopping for her girls this year because they have so many toys already. (Nanaw already knew this but they don't listen much to me.) They'll be here some time over the Christmas holidays so maybe they'll get something that we adults like to play with too.

James always goes shopping and buys the kiddies something a little extra at Christmas and he was asking Jami's girls what they wanted this year. Meri Kate told him she wanted a baby doll with a bottle, Krysten told him she wanted Dr. Suess books, and Abby, bless her little pea-pickin heart, told him she wants a HORSE. I'm not sure how he's going to get around that request. This is the same tiny tot who told him one year that she wanted a camo blanket for her birthday.

I found a few more Christmas thingies that that gave me a chuckle so I thought I'd share them here since I'm so danged brain dead that words fail me. (ha!)


9 comments:

Holly said...

i wanted a puppy or a pony for so many years, i still occasionally hope i'll get one. sad, huh? i'm 29. and i still want a pony.

Phyllis said...

Well I feel honored that you came by my place!! I understand about the lack of time!! You can only do so much, take it easy and don't stress out!! I love that letter to santa!! hahahaha

Special K said...

Sorry I missed your call the other day, but I was sleeping off the Queen Mother of hangovers and didn't hear the phone ring. It's just as well I didn't talk to you; I think that would have been a pretty annoying conversation for you to tolerate.

Joe said...

Sounds like your ready to get this show on the road girl! Have a good day!

David said...

Yep it is that time of the year and kids do have too many toys - we always forced ours to clean out their closets before Christmas. The good usable ones went to charity and that was a good thing.

Leslie said...

I'm still chuckling at the camo blanket. :D

The crafting sounds like so much fun, Brenda. Little kid ornaments are the best.

Andie Pandie said...

My mom was talking about how hard it is to shop for kids now adays because everything they want is electronic and it's expensive as hell. I have to go shop for my neices and I have no idea what to get.

Sally said...

That letter is tooooo funny - I had to squint to read it, but then laughed out loud!! My brain isn't working too well either, Ms. Brenda, and I need to get hopping with Christmas wrapping, etc. At least I got the shopping done before the move!! Patti told me the other day "I just might LET you have Christmas dinner at your house this year". Say what? Doesn't she remember I don't know how to cook anymore!!! Happy Monday. :)

Tiff said...

I have a hard time buying for EVERYONE this year. It seems like we all have more than we need!