Friday, December 22, 2006

Wrapping Presents

So, It's 4:20 am Friday morning and we just finished wrapping presents at 4:00. We headed out of the house around 4:30 Thursday afternoon to do the last of the shopping. Got home around 9:30 and decided to play some Scrabble while waiting for the oven to heat up then the pizza to cook. So around 11:00 we finally started wrapping. Although there weren't that many to do, at least not compared to the years past, it still took around 4 1/2 hours. But we were watching some movies so ya know every now and then our attention was taken away.

We had to take some of them, the ones with ribbon, out to the truck already since Pretty Boy loves to chew on the ribbons. We had to have the cats locked away upstairs while wrapping otherwise they'd be all up in our business and not letting us get our work done. The few presents that we did leave under the tree with bows on he immediately went for when we let them loose. Every year he gets to at least two or three ribbons and bows so we end up handing out presents with bite marks on them. I don't think anyone has ever noticed.

Tomorrow, or I should say today, I have to finish the carrot cookies. I need to frost the ones I made the other night and I need to bake up a new batch and get those frosted. We also have to go to H Ditty's grandma's house and put up her tree. I may or may not post again until either Monday afternoon or sometime Tuesday. I'm going to try to though.

Saturday afternoon is HD's best friend's daughter's birthday so around noon we're to be at his grandmother's home for her party. Then sometime between 3 and 4 we're going to my mom's house for Christmas with my family. Sunday, Christmas Eve, will be spent at HD's Grandma's house. Then Christmas morning will be spent at his dad's house. So we'll be going pretty much non stop until Christmas afternoon/evening. Although HD has to work Christmas night, he has to go in at 6pm, so he won't be stopping until 6am Tuesday morning. He's on vacation, started Wednesday, and it goes through to Jan. 2nd but they're making him go in Christmas night which blows. But hey, he gets paid double time at least.

I still haven't heard anything from the place I interviewed but I'm ok with that. I may call them some time Friday, see what's up, but then again maybe not. I let ya all know what's going as soon as I know though.

Well, if I don't come back until it's all over, have a Merry Christmas and/or Happy Chanukah .

Media quote of the day: But Catalina, winning this car for Joy is my Christmas present to Earl. This is for family - at Christmas. You know - Feliz Naviblah. - Randy in My Name is Earl, last year's Christmas episode.


Anonymous said...

Sounds insane and great! Love the Earl quote. Why is Jason Lee my hero? Have a wonderful holiday bitten presents and all.

Katrina said...

Yep, insane every year. Usually we're at my mom's and then go to his grandma's after on Christmas Eve. Which means we're cutting it short at one of their homes every year. Luckily all my brothers and mom were agreeable with my plan to get together on Saturday.

I love me some Jason Lee and Ethan Suplee and everyone else on the show for that matter. Actually, I think it's a toss up between Ethan Suplee and Eddie Steeples (Crab Man).

Anonymous said...

What are carrot cookies? Like carrot cake?

Katrina said...

No, nothing like carrot cake actually. They're small and soft and really pretty bland until you add the frosting. The frosting is powdered sugar mixed with concentrated orange juice. I thought about putting up the recipe if people were interested.

I'll post a picture of them also. As soon as I've got a good batch of them.

Anonymous said...

Have a great holiday!!!!!

Katrina said...

Thanks you too.