Monday, December 21, 2009

You'd Take an Inch, But You'd Love a Mile

People I don't know dressed like Santa and eating pizza.

So, my plan tonight was to wash my bathroom walls and start taping them for my next painting project. The only problem with that is that I've been neglecting my normal cleaning duties with all of these projects. So, I took the evening off from painting prep to get all crazy and clean the kitchen and do some laundry. It should work better this way, though. I can clean and tape the walls tomorrow, put the primer on the next night and try to paint it earlier in the day on Christmas Eve. Then on Christmas day I plan to rest and relax and watch movies and maybe even get into a bottle of wine a friend left on my door the other day. Sounds like an awesome way to spend a holiday, doesn't it?

I only have two more days left to work before my four days off. Right now, the plan is to drive down to the big O for Christmas Eve mass in the afternoon, drive around with the kids and check out the lights and then go to my Aunt's to eat and open presents. We'll drive back that night. Of course, this is all weather dependent. According to the most recent forecast, we're supposed to get either snow, rain, ice, freezing rain, a typhoon, plagues of locusts and/or eternal damnation ( or something like that) starting tonight and continuing for the rest of the week. Since I've lived in Iowa for most of my adult life, I'll just go with what I always say...We'll see.

If the weather is too bad to drive down to be with the family, I know the girls will be disappointed, but we'll just hibernate. Luckily, we only live a few blocks from the store, so even if it's too icy to drive, I can at least skate over there and stock up on food and make the best of it...Maybe I'll even get into that bottle of wine a day early.


Remiman said...

Be sure to imbibe and finish all the wine before getting into the bottle. You'll get a smoother transition that way. ;)

this new place said...

sounds good to me. we're alone Christmas eve and morning and are getting Thai and movies. Christmas afternoon the kids arrive and my mom and aunt. Mom and aunt may bail since we're supposed to get snow. May not be such a bad thing. Heh heh.

laura b. said...

Sounds like you guys will have a great Christmas no matter how the weather decides to play out.

Luckily we worked out our Christmas issues and both the eve and the day should be fun family times.

Not Fainthearted said...

I'm sure if the weather sucks too badly, you can always head down to O when it clears up? Or do you have be back at work next week?

Work always seems to put a crimp on these holiday plans... more than weather, really.

Anway, Remiman has the best advice. cheers!

AlienCG said...

I hope the weather cooperates for your Christmas celebration. I also hope you get your bathroom painted and stuff before Christmas.

Churlita said...


Ha ha ha. Great advice.


Your Christmas plans sound perfect. I hope it all goes well.


Oh good. There's nothing worse than Christmas stress.


Yeah. I work all of next week except for New Years Day, but we can figure out another day to head down to the big O.


Thanks. I hope those things too. But either way, I plan to have a great holiday. I hope you do too.