dec 11th already?

traditions can be dumb. thursday the gatto's took us downtown to "eat under the tree" at macy's (they still can't get over the fact its not marshall fields anymore- who cares!!!!). anyway, sit in an hour and 30 minutes of rush hour traffic to wait in line to eat under a tree (we actually didn't wait as long as we could've, we ate not under the tree). then we rushed out of the walnut room to see santa. casey sat on his lap, i was pretty proud of her. it was a complete 180 from last year. anyway, then it was off to get an ornament to make the 3pm departure time to sit in a car for another hour and 40 minutes. worth it for me? not really. but in a sense if it makes them happy, its the least we can do. the kids were okay about it. but i would have preferred a killer restaurant in the neighborhood and then the mall. we could've hung out, no time restraints and i probably could've got some shopping finished up.
friday i left work early. zoe had her 4 month doc appt. 15lbs and 27" long. you go girl. doc looked at me in shock as he held her hands and pulled her up, said she was "unusually strong" for a baby her age. no surprise to me as i have bald spots on my head from when she grabs hold of my hair and won't let go. casey will agree too as she's been nailed in the face with a flailing hand. i'll have to snap some pics of the gals and post 'em up.
saturday morning we busted out the xmas decorations/tree from the attic. we also found the 6-12 month clothing bin. to put the girls different sizes in perspective, zoe is wearing the clothes casey wore when she was 10 months. i'm all set on sleeper p.j.s as i hate spending money on p.j.s. anyway we started out cleaning the house. and not just straighten up. we wrangled up all the dust bunnies that have called our corners and under our furniture home from the time zoe was born i think. we did so much we still haven't finished. more tonight. hopefully the bears will either blow them out or stink it up so i don't feel obligated to watch. sometimes i get sucked in. but we definitely have to finish the tree.
didn't get to finish it up on sunday because i went xmas shopping with my gram, aunts and mom. i got a lot done and had a good lunch. it was like fun work. i can probably equate it too doing some much needed but not fun bike maintenance with friends over. sucks, but having them there makes it fun.
monday, today, i'm blogging now because i'm taking a break from a 3000 line item order that Olympic sent over today. i suppose i should be thankful its not handwritten like it usually is.
i'd like to go on about all this bike stuff i plan on doing, but i'd be a tease. i don't see that in my future anytime soon. maybe some trainer time, but that's even too boring for even me to blog about. but i probably would still.
i can't believe its dec 11th. less than two weeks left to finish shopping. i don't have much left to do so at least i have that. now i have to wrap all of it. and no, i probably didn't get you anything.


mountaingoat said...

Well I didn't get you anything either...

spicyride said...

good, then i don't feel guilty.

James said...

Nice long post, nice. I was bored, this was entertaining.
I haven't bought anything yet, Xmas-wise, guess I should probably get started on that, eh?
My issue seems to be the shipping, not the getting-things part though...

spicyride said...

its pretty aweseom i don't have to ship anything ;).