Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas Calamity

I decided to blog to keep my mind off food. Well folks, this Christmas provided joy as well as a few mishaps and hi-jinks:

For starters I waited until the last minute to mosey on over to Wal-Mart to buy groceries for my Christmas dinner. WHY on earth did I do that? While scurrying around the store, I was asked by Wal-Mart personnel to take my purchases to the front for checkout. If I worked at Wal-Mart, I would detest people like me that wait until the last minute AND shop after the store's POSTED closing hours. On behalf of all inconsiderate shoppers, I apologize to all retail personnel I ever kept from leaving at the end of their scheduled shift. My bad.

After waiting in the horrendous check out lines at Wal-Mart, I returned home and sat down to wrap my boy's gifts. Well, as I started gathering my purchases and wrapping supplies I soon discovered...NO WRAPPING PAPER! I forgot I used the paper my mom gave me to wrap gifts for our Pre-Christmas celebration at her house the day before. Check out my montage of Christmas at MiMi's.

During the midst of the wrapping paper fiasco, my "friend" arrived and he generously agreed to run me to Walgreen's and back. But before we left, he felt compelled to discover the source of my vacuum's earlier malfunction. I confessed that the vacuum sounded like a rocket about to liftoff. Like all men (who THINK they can fix EVERYTHING), he dilly-dallyed for about 15 minutes, and concluded the vacuum SUCKummbed due to natural causes...RIP DD (short for Dirt Devil).

So...after the long Wal-Mart lines, the wrapping paper adventure AND dealing with my vacuum's untimely demise, I decided to make US some cocktails...BIG MISTAKE! I poured myself 1 shot of Hypnotic and my little "happy hour" turned into something more like happy minutes. The Hypnotic hypnotized me right to sleep.

I originally planned for us to enjoy cocktails, snacks and a movie. You know the saying about the best laid plans. Instead of enjoying the movie and snacks, I woke up apologizing for drooling on my friend while sleeping (Lol). Needless to say he called it a night, and my presents still sat unwrapped. Long story short, I woke up the next morning, wrapped the kid's gifts and placed them under the tree.

Lessons learned:
  • No last minute grocery shopping
  • Keep extra gift wrap on hand
  • Wrap gifts before cocktail hour


  1. When it rains, it pours. Hope you had some holiday fun.

  2. Stopping by from SITS! I can't believe you still got everything done.

  3. Sounds like you had fun! That bottle is pretty!

  4. HAHA!! I love the lessons learned :D


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