Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Deb's Weird 4 am thoughts...

1. I don't even have a small baby, yet I'm up in the middle of the night fretting. How unfair. If I'm going to be up like this, I may as well become a wet nurse and make some money for heaven's sake.

2. I'm really wondering how things are going to get done. I did give thought to converting to Judaism in order to escape Christmas duties, but unfortunately that would not help me as Hanukkah is in full swing right now. Must find religion that allows me to escape this insanity. Suggestions welcome.

3. You guys crack me up with your responses to my last post. Sounds like many of us would love to give one of those books to that "special someone". My personal favorite is "Paddington Gets Tanked". I'm pretty sure he got tanked because things weren't getting done for his holiday either, so he just gave up.

4. Am I the only one who plays the Christmas Card game of "chicken"? I can't begin to tell you how badly I'm going to lose this year. I sent out my usual cards, then sat back to wait and see who else sent cards, and then try to get them a card before Christmas. I'm screwed. I got a whole bunch yesterday. Aaargh. I will now send cards next April so I can win, because you know, Christmas is really all about winning. Good wishes and good cheer are for the losers that can't win.

5. Given my sporadic posting these past few days, in case I don't post again for a couple of days, I would just like to take the chance to wish you all a happy holiday! I'm so glad you come to visit Debland, through the good, the bad, and the ugly. Speaking of which, I'm coming up on my 200th post soon!!!

I want to make that post extra fun...what shall I do, a giveaway? Tell 200 things about me? Get a guest poster? Ideas everyone!! Be creative.

Off to write my inevitably late 2nd round of Christmas cards...


13 comments:

Megryansmom said...

I'm tellin ya, the only way to escape this insanity is to really lower your expectation...hmmm that sort of rhymes with lactation.

Tenakim said...

I LOVE THESE THOUGHTS!!!! Have a great one , DEB!

Annie said...

I say send out 200 cards for your 200th! LOL

five tomatoes said...

I am playing Christmas chicken too - and also losing, badly. I just finished writing out more cards!

Leah said...

You could always become a Jehovah's Witness... My FIL's dad converted when my FIL was a teenager, and my FIL is CONVINCED it's because his dad was too cheap to deal with birthdays and holidays any longer. LOL!! My FIL didn't convert, so we're not, but most of my hubby's extended family is on his dad's side. (nothing against Jehovah's Wittnesses either, btw, you jokingly asked for suggestions and I obliged!)

Jennifer Suarez said...

LOL! Well you could become atheist or perhaps agnostic, that might work out better.

Or, you can just say screw it an not send ANY cards like I did. It totally worked for me and I think *I'm* the REAL winner. ;-)

Happy holiday!

(I stopped over via Megryansmom's blog)

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

I got one card this year. Shows you how much I'm loved! :(

You can do a $200.00 give away!!!

jill jill bo bill said...

I think it's much easier to give something away. And if I don't win, make it one you got and will never use. Have a Merry one deb! Love ya girl!

More, More, More said...

I too have a late round of holiday cards to send but I am opting for happy new year cards instead of late christmas cards so it buys me time!!

Mariah said...

I'm still trying to wrap my presents and it's xmas eve... I just had to say welcome to Twitter! YOu can now for get about the rest of your life

Janie said...

You're too funny!

Cindy said...

I didn't send out cards either. Letting go of the card thang has been a great relief, but I am wracked with guilt when I open cards people have sent me. You have to not send me a card for about eight years before I will hack you from my list, but people probably don't know this. Presidents' Day cards???

You're right that 200 posts should be celebrated. Lemme think about that one.

bernthis said...

Even if it weren't Hanukkah time, I can promise you converting to Judaism is not the answer. Part of converting includes:

Learning how to express yourself through yelling and then telling someone who is not Jewish, "I'm not yelling, I'm just telling you how I feel!!!" :)