12.22.2008

like in the movie dumb & dumber

While the boys... tweedle dee & tweedle dum... my hubby & his brother... are here...
SOMEBODY had to stay behind...
take care of business and to get their mother from the airport...
and that somebody would be ME!
YES... i am feeling a tidge like... HELLOOOOOO... what is wrong with this picture?
MEN!
They do not GET all that has to get done!
Do santa's elves also do
all the grocery shopping...
all the laundry...
all the cleaning...
all the wrapping...
all the dinner planning...
all the cooking...
all the child care...
oh wait... i AM the elf!

SURE... i would've loved to have gone...  
and yes... he DID ask me to go... HOW that would have happened... i don't know!
don't get me wrong...
i feel lucky to be here with my little girlies... i AM 
and am SO super happy my mother-in-law is arriving... she is THE BEST... SO fun to have here...
i am in a safe... warm... home...
i just wonder sometimes just WHAT in the WORLD!
You enjoy yourself in Aspen while i stay behind & take care of EVERYTHING else!
See you Christmas eve!
hmmmmmm...
Okay...
let me get off my pity-party soap box! 
WOW... that was a BIG Borax soap... kind of box!
 
We ARE enjoying a slow paced day here at home!
One of those simple kind of days!
One of those days... to be honest... i SO needed!

Has your day been a relaxed one too?
  
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  I may not be on a fluffy freshly fallen snow covered mountain right now...
but i get to get loads of sugar from two cute little angels! 

Now... i'm off to go find those little snow angels!

19 comments:

Krista said...

hmmm. i think this is a perfect set-up to the girls weekend i'm planning this spring.....PERFECT! and i don't know about you, but i get more done, and more quickly when they are OUT OF THE WAY! :)

The Tulip Lady said...

OH, ho ho ho...boys!! Ya, it never fails... every year, my husband gives lovely, heartfelt gifts to his family that he hasn't even shopped for, ordered, or made by hand... yet he is still "wonder boy." Gotta love him!!

HipMomma said...

I would be grumbling, too!! That just calls for a fantastic something for you right after the Christmas rush. I'll be reminding you.

Blissful Babe said...

I agree with HipMomma. If I remember, i will remind you, too.

MGF said...

One movie down, naps done.

What more could a better day have asked for.

Amy said...

I hear you...we all have these elves that come out when we sleep! Your grilled cheese looks divine...I think I want one for a snack...

I hope you enjoy your mother in law and family time...I have an amazing one too! Makes all things wonderful!

Have another glass of wine tonight...put up your feet and enjoy the little moments!!

off to make a grilled cheese sand!!

Simply Me... said...

I've said it before & I'll say it again... Love ya girlfriend your posts make me smile, and I can just tasted that grilled cheese and that yummy soup! Have a Merry Christmas if I don't see you!

Love ya with all of my heart! Lanny :)

gina said...

It is good to be the king. Especially when the queen runs everything so well. So well in fact, the king doesn't have a clue. Often having same problem here and I DO grumble about it. Not that I want to go anywhere, but it just isn't always fair. Oh well. Fair is unrealistic.

LuLu & Co said...

Whatever would men do without us! I baked today.... Can't believe I tackled baking today but I felt brave...
I served grilled cheese and soup to the kids for dinner (husband was working late oh goodie I didn't have too cook to hard!!!!)
Have a cozy evening,
LuLu

farmerjulie said...

sounds delish..your pics are so lovely!
Julie

rachel said...

My day is not going so well... prayers needed.

carissa... brown eyed fox said...

oh Rachel... i am so sorry!
i will say a prayer for sure... right now! xo

meg duerksen said...

it was a good day.
relaxed enough....but not really relaxed. FINISHED my shopping completely. totally done. that feels good.

Aspen huh? i hear california is beautiful this time of year. :) ha. i love that movie. sad but true.

hope you can get it all done without your hubby. what a turkey. i hope you don't have a christmas eve meltdown like i did last year. crying and yelling...oh it was lovely. good luck to you. :)

The White House said...

Sounds like a great day... kinda busy, but relaxing. So glad to hear that you have a fantastic MIL, too! Merry Christmas

belladella said...

They just don't get it! :) My friend and I joked over Thanksgiving that all they have to do is pull their you know what up to the table and eat- this was in response to one of the men in our office questioning why we would need to get off early the day before Thanksgiving.

Looks like you had a wonderful day. And I might have to have grilled cheese for breakfast :)

katie said...

girl we ALL know what you are talking about. YOU are not alone.

we also get all of the rewards. we really do. there is nothing like sisterhood and family.

your time is coming...i can just feel it:)

hdbl said...

OH MAN. Beth and I were griping just this morning about these silly things called Husbands who forget..no actually don't even have a clue what a pressure filled crazy time of year this is for us ladies. However, we always remembered that by Christmas morning we loved everyone including them! again and felt that all was right with the world.

T-minus 36 hours til all is right with the world.....

merry merry christmas....

Rachel said...

Oh that food looks perfect for a day like that...yum yum!

Gini said...

all guys are poured from the same mold, now, aren't they???? sometimes I complain about Bill's frequent traveling at the most inopportune time - but I actually get a lot done during that time!! did you?