Friday, December 26, 2008

On the first day after Christmas . . .

my children gave to me, a headache from too much candy.

Yeah too much candy makes them hyper and LOUD so I've got a terrible headache today. Lack of sleep may have something to do with the pain in the head because candy also kept the kiddies up late.

But all in all they had a good Christmas. Oldest son decided he would take his DS games back to the store and trade for something else so we get to do that sometime today . . . when I get up an moving.

It was raining all day yesterday so we couldn't set up the trampoline Santa gave the kids (and it was raining the night before so Santa couldn't set it up either). We are hoping to get to it today, but it's supposed to rain/snow so we'll see. Right now it's cloudy and cold, but no precipitation . . . the kids are bugging me to go set it up, but DH is gone to work and I don't feel like setting it up myself so I'm trying to put it off . . . I'm hoping a trip to the store to see the deals and let big brother trade in his gifts (as well as some we got that were duplicates) will amuse them enough to forget about the trampoline for a while.

I'm glad it's over and I want desperately to take down the tree and lights today so I can get my living room furniture back to normal. I doubt I'll get to it with everything else I have to do, but we'll see. I used to leave the decorations up until after New Year's, but I want them gone this year for some reason . . . feeling desperate for less clutter and don't know why.

I'm looking forward to Monday so I can get away and have my hair done (cut and dyed). It will be nice to have some "me" time. Then for New Year's Eve, we go to my parents house for all night game playing. I have to discuss with hubby about getting a hotel room or two for that evening as there isn't room for us to sleep at my parents' house anymore (brother, wife, and children moved in with parents until they get back on their feet). I'm not sure how it will go and we may end up skipping the New Year's bash and staying home . . . though I don't want to. *sigh*

And now kids are bugging me about the trampoline so I guess I better get moving with the distraction. *wink*

Write on.

3 comments:

Amy said...

I didn't know you had a blog! Awesome. Thanks for your comments on mine. I got a headache too, but it was probably from me eating too much candy. :)
You'll love the trampoline.

Bish Denham said...

I like to leave my tree up until the 6th of January, which is after all the Twelfth Day of Christmas, ie Three Kings Day, ie the Epiphany, ie the day we should be opening our opening our presents.

Just think...more days to shop! GAK

just Joan said...

Amy, yep I have two blogs (I'm on LiveJournal, too) and many other places online. I'm not sure if I'll love the trampoline (though I love the clean house aspect of it) but the kids sure do. I haven't jumped on it . . . it's too cold!

Bish, I usually leave my tree up until after New Years, but for some reason, I can't stand it this year. I haven't searched my inner self to discover why it bothers me so much this year. It may be as simple as there isn't room in our tiny house for it . . . I want my living room back. ;-) But there may be some deep dark psychological meaning behind my aversion to it. However, I'm not going to seek professional help for this issue at this time. ;-)

I don't think I could stand more shopping . . . well my budget can't stand it anyway. :D

Joan