Saturday, December 23, 2006

Merry Christmas Eve eve

Merry Christmas Eve eve

Home made eggnog. You know, they actually used to make the stuff before it started hitting the shelves in cartons... I'm going to try making it. Here's to hoping I don't scald the milk, or scramble the eggs.

Also, we're making cookies, again. More. I've made something like 20 dozen or so already in the last couple of weeks. I've never made so many cookies in my life. But there must be chocolate chip cookies for Santa, and decorating sugar cookies is just a tradition.

We got the last bit of Shopping done and bought the stocking stuffers too over the last couple of days so, other than some marathon gift wrapping, we're ready. As ready as we're going to get anyway. So want to hear the strangest request of the year? Kory requested beef jerky in his stocking. Not really weird in our context though, we always put beef jerky in the boys' stockings, and Kory would live on the stuff.

I've been sick on the couch most of the day though. I'm not really feeling any better at the moment, I'm just bored brainless and tired of laying there. I have a habit of being sick on the big holidays. One year I was so sick I slept right through most of Christmas Eve, 90% of Christmas (woke up, opened gifts with the kids and went back to sleep) and the entire day after Christmas... that was the flu. This, thankfully, is just some stomach bug. I'm holding out hope that it'll be short-lived.

Actually, I have to be over it tomorrow, I have a load of food preparation and cooking to do. Like the eggnog. Ha. We'll see how that goes.

By the way, what's up with this new singer Fergie? Exactly what genre is she? I'm not entirely sure I like (or dislike) her music, but one of Kassi's friends got her the CD for Christmas and I've heard nothing but Fergie for days. Fergilicious? Big Girls Don't Cry? Some pretty stupid lyrics, but the music doesn't seem to suck too much. And at least it isn't all rap. I have very little patience for most rap. Yup, one of my character flaws. Eminem is the only rapper I really like. Go figure. Quirky me.

Yeah. Going back to the couch now. Merry Christmas Eve eve!


  1. My parents are celebrating 50 years this Christmas Eve. I have no gift for them. You know how hard it is to get them xmas gifts let alone an anniversary gift.

    Also, we're going through the quitting smoking thing.

    Hope you feel better.

    Merry Fucking Xmas!

  2. I hope you feel better quickly, Erin. It seems to be a tradition in our family for at least one of us, and usually all of us, to be deathly ill on all major holidays, too. J and I got it out of the way last week, so I'm hoping that we're all in the clear.

    Two years ago it was a violent stomach bug and there weren't enough bathrooms and garbage cans to go around. Year before, it was the flu and we all slept in the floor around the tree. Occasionally someone would wake up and unwrap something. We'd all give a half-hearted admiration for the gift and doze back off.

    We've baked the cookies, too, and I've been considering making coquito, which is the Puerto Rican version of eggnog. Maybe I will, maybe I won't. I don't have the ingredients, and I'm not sure I want to brave the stores.

    Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas. I love you, E.

  3. Oh Erin I think from the above post that you are feeling better, good on ya, me? I'm still whining around feeling like ass.

    I was better, I got worse, I was better, then worse, now, who knows...

    Happy happy, xx, Lori