Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Come Tomorrow, Feel No Pain

This will be a lovely photo post of my holidays. You know, half the talk and twice images. This was the first thing I saw when I looked out my window on Saturday morning. Yup, that is actual frozen urine from when the boys peed their initials in the snow for me. Pretty neat, huh?...Or not.

This is what all the snow looked like when I shoveled it for over an hour the day before Christmas Eve. Remember when I said that I liked to shovel snow? Well, let me amend that by saying I like to shovel snow, until there is a veritable fuckload of it.

On Christmas Eve, Stinky got to spend time loving up her younger cousins with mixed results. The baby girl cousin loved the attention...

...The older boy cousin? Not so much.

By Christmas Eve night, the girls and I had filled ourselves so full of the holiday spirit, that we had reached our saturation point and it was WAY past time to go home. I was even eating a piece of candy here and I looked like I needed a gigantic happy pill. That's how you know I'm exhausted.

Now most of the running around and stress is over. The girls head to Madison tomorrow to hang out with my brother and their beloved cousin, M. I will retrieve them on Saturday. Until then, I will be furiously readying myself for Mr. St Louis who should be here by the time I get off work on Thursday. I still have a lot to do to get ready. Maybe I should get my caffeine through intravenous drip for the next couple of days...

11 comments:

Tara said...

I like that last photo, it pretty much paints that picture of Christmas being over. I'm feeling pretty relieved now. Maybe I can build up my bank account again.

Margaret said...

ahhh, the end of chrismas feels so good...

not said...

Those pictures tell the WHOLE story. I especially like the boy cousin one. :D

As for Thursday....YAY!!!! Wishing you all the fun that I won't be up for when Mr. Hockey comes over to my house on Saturday (nudge nudge)

Don't worry too much about the cleaning....he's there to see you not count your dust bunnies.

Remiman said...

Churlita,
Tell those boys to work on their penmanship.
Thuursday? hmm that's tomrrow! Holy-moly-man, ahhh, you'll be ready. Heck your ready now. Maybe he'll come a day early. ;)
rel

laura b. said...

What great pictures. The last one perfectly captures the way we all feel towards the end of a family gathering.

Anonymous said...

Those children are adorable. You should have way more pictures of them on your blog. less you more cute niece and nephew pics. have a great mini vacation. sissy

dmarks said...

Remiman said: "Tell those boys to work on their penmanship."

Well....
thepenismightierthanthesword.

Catnapping said...

On the 23rd, 24th and 25th of December, 1996...it snowed, and it snowed some more...till we got 5 feet of it.

My husband had to pull out the window to our storm door so he could climb outside our apartment and shovel the stuff away from our door.

It was the best christmas ever. People had to use their sleds and skiis to get around town. (though there was the occasional idiot who thought he could drive in the shit.)

Children were making ski jumps of their roofs. All the cars went missing...they looked like big giant marshmallow monsters. I loved it. I was 46, wishing I was 4.

evil-e said...

Christmas is over for you, now you have to get ready for the Mr St Louis....New Year's Eve is coming fast as well. You are one busy girl. Have fun, matter of fact have too much fun.

egan said...

Have a great time with Mister Saint Louis. By now he's already there and hopefully things are going really well. Have a nice weekend.

I think this is the first picture I've seen of you.

Shaz said...

How wonderful - snow! Just love the stuff (only time I've seen it was in Chicago in about Christmas 1983). Get the boys to practise a bit more, they'll have copperplate nothandwriting soon enough (and they'll never make a mess in the toilet again!)