Monday, December 15, 2008

I'm making cookies for Santa!

I actually have a lot of different things I want to write about for this blog, but my mind keeps going back to Christmas and the 1 million + things I still need to do between now and then.

Of course I still need to do some shopping... The munchkins are mostly done, and the sibs are done, but I need to get something for my Mom, which is always impossible since she'll tell me she doesn't want anything.


Cesar and I have decided to be each other's person this Christmas. Because I don't know about you guys, but the prospect of not having someone special to buy for at Christmas is break-out-the-peanutbuttercups-depressing. Plus, things are going well between us. We are not far from being to that point anyway, I lelieve.

I need to do some shopping for him and I need to get on that...

This Christmas will probably be a mellow one. I probably won't see my sister (phew!) or my brother (blows!). And my other brother Kyle will probably just make an appearance in his Kyle way. Cesar has a big Christmas Eve thing with family so it looks like he will be around Christmas Day. Jenn and her parents will come over for the munchkins to see them. Random friends will drop by off and on.

I'm going to do a big dinner, that I still have to plan.

Next Monday at the bakery we are having a sort of promotion. For a certain amount purchase at the bakery (still figuring that out) customers will get free cookies for Santa.

That means a lot of stress for me, but I love it at the same time, so I can't complain.

I am stressed. But at the same time, I'm excited. Tonight I put up the kids' stockings. My Mom made ones with their names on them.

I used to think, I know I'm a Dad, but I don't feel very much like a Dad.

I think like that less and less lately. It's a big snotty, poopy, bakey, crazy-alchy sister stressball sometimes, but I am loving my life.

And I want to wish all the blog elves a Merry Christmas! I know a lot of you are struggling right now, but things will get better, however things work out. Be strong!



David Ray said...

Glad to hear you made the right choice about your sister. Glad you're spending the holidays with your kids. Glad you're somebody's person this Christmas.

Bake like crazy! And not just for Santa! I need cookies too! And don't think I missed the blog where everybody talked about their favorite cakes!

If I don't wish you Merry Christmas later this month (which I don't think will happen) have a mellow Merry Christmas! Shop till you drop!

Lady with a View said...

Congrats on having, and being, someone's special something this year! I'm glad things are going so well for you!

I'm looking forward to Christmas with my own kiddo's - they aren't munchkins anymore - so the gifts cost more, but their excitement is still the same.

Maybe you should leave a letter for Santa with the cookies - couldn't hurt and how long has it been since you wrote out a wish list?

Good luck on the shopping...blech. I don't like shopping this time of year.

Penz said...

I love you. No, really..:)
Enjoy christmas and time with the kids. Thats what its all about for me. I am going shopping again this weekend to buy them some more things and then its stocking stuffer time...can't wait for it all to be over though...have a great day...