Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Holiday Hub-Bub-i.e. Dragging Myself Though The Holiday Season

What's that? I can't hear you. Really, I can't hear. My left ear has been plugged for about five days now. Also, I love that when I bend over it feels as if my eyeballs might pop from their sockets and shoot across the floor like some errant marbles. Too graphic for you? Sorry.

Trundling along this month in a partial stupor due to the latest wonderful Kindergarten illness, I have been slowly conquering the tasks which December requires. This has not included attending this blog much. My apologies...

The shopping is not done for Christmas presents, but I made it to Costco for the power food trip.

We finally got a tree yesterday, but I have decided not to send out Christmas cards this year.

Here's my favorite ornament. I call it "The Disco Ball." I have a set of six. No, you can't have them. They are mine!! All MINE. Go find you own!!


And here's my second favorite from Gypsy Mare Studios.


About Sewing

I have sewn one of the kids projects, but one more is still needing to be attacked. This is the fabric for Wyatt's duvet cover. One side of his duvet has big squares and the other is a diagonal line pattern.


Ella's fabric waits patiently...


Ella on Me Being Sick

I am glad that Ella, who will be three in January, can survive while I lay in a torpor on the couch. Rest during the children's waking hours was not really possible until now. However, as I laid on the couch yesterday in that state of mind half way between sleep and awake, Ella had mini-fits because she could not get her train tracks working right. All I could muster was, "Just figure it out Belle..." Then she covered me in her little baby blankets and drove a small tractor lightly over my body.

My bed has been calling me at 9:00 in the evening and I have succumbed to slumber MUCH earlier than I am normally accustomed.

My Messy Son

This is what Wyatt does when he gets home from school. Regularly...



Good news:


I deleted 2,780 emails from my sent box. That was liberating.

Predictions

The state of my personal nation will allow me to keep up with a once a week posting schedule until the new year. After the holiday is over, I expect I will be back to visiting folks more regularly and hopefully feeling that creative writing sparkle again!

20 Comments for OSL:

Frogs in my formula said...

Did you really delete 2,780 emails?? Well done! I'm jealous.

Feel better.

Frogs in my formula said...

P.S. Did you see your Entrecard widget?? Must be the year for naughty holiday cheer!

Yaya said...

I hear ya. I feel like I'm hanging on by a thread this month...

Happy Holidays!

The Mind of a Mom said...

I had to laugh at the pic, there doesn't seem to be any water around yet your boy is wet, how do they do it?!!
Mine was the same way.

Pricilla said...

Oh, feel better soon. You have really been hammered this year.

Goat hugs

Miss Dot said...

Oh you poor thing -- feel better soon! And looks like you'll be needing to load up on some Oxy Clean for Mr. Mud over there. Good luck with that!

Rural Rambler said...

Julia the ear thing, Ugh. Takes the fun out of Christmas and the energy level gets shot to you know what. Hope you get to feeling better. I know you are feeling crappy but this post cracks me up. Christmas, I love it but oh such a big sigh of relief when it is GONE. Thanksgiving is just my kind of holiday and I could be happy with just Turkey Day!

Melodie said...

Gracious! I hope you get to feeling better soon!

Tiffany said...

You are a brave soul. I am too afraid to delete emails. What if I need them? LOL.

theUngourmet said...

This is no time to be sick! Snap out of it! ;0)

I love you disco ball ornaments!

Your photos are fabulous! I am so loving your new look over here. I know I already told you but I just have to say it again.

Mel said...

December is a hard time to get much done beyond holiday-related things. Even that...

We've been stuffed up around here. I feel like my head is going to explode and mucus will fly everywhere (how do you like that visual?).

I covet your disco balls and hope you feel better soon!

Raven said...

I hope you feel better soon. There's nothing worse than that eyeballs rolling around on the floor feeling!

Your three year old is just precious. That is too cute.

Lisa said...

I love the pictures of Wyatt!

I decided to make the girls matching quilts for Christmas. I have yet to start. Wish me luck on THAT one....

Suzi said...

I thought this was a family blog! What's with the phallic looking object next to Wyatt's feet?

Feel better soon and I may just have to snake a "Disco Ball" when you aren't looking.

Julia said...

Suzi you are one sick puppy...

Sara said...

I saw the phallic thing too, but came to the quick conclusion that it had to be a chair leg... :O

Hope your ear gets to feeling better. Pour Everclear in it. :O

I too have left the kids to fend for themselves when I've been sick. They do pretty darn good. But it is easier, I think, when there are two. They occupy themselves pretty well most days anyway.

Love the sheep ornament! Too cute!

Grand Pooba said...

The disco ball is great and all but we both know who really has the best ornament.

Ryan Ashley Scott said...

Ugh, I hope you feel better by now. It's those kids, I tell you! They spew germs. So sweet of Ella to pamper you with her blankets and a light massage, though.

I've got the blog-downs, too. Just can't find enough energy or time lately. I miss it, though.

Aunt Spicy said...

I am soooooo emphathy about the ears. I wont even bore you with my ear sagas, but for the past five years I have had inverted eardrums (almost like what you describe). Drs have given up, and I just power through. But at night the ringing is horrid and I dream of healthy ears! Too much? Sigh. Empathy!

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

Hi Julia- Hope you are just super busy- you are missed