Seriously, random ramblings.

It is now December 22 at 9:26 a.m. and I have been goofing off procrastinating making a plan for several hours now. And reviewing what, if anything (nothing, apparently) I did all week, if the condition of my living room floor is any indication. I’ll spare you a photo but can tell you that it is covered with fur puffs, poinsettia droppings, gaming paraphernalia and cuttings from my Christmas gift projects. No buns have been made, no gifts have been wrapped and I still don’t like any photos for our Christmas New Year’s card.

So it stands to reason to ask this simple question…what in the heck have I been doing all week?

Here are a few things I came up with this morning during my Quiet Time:

…praying for friends, family and strangers. Losing a loved one never leaves your thoughts, but during the Christmas season our pain and grief explodes to steroid use proportions. I know it personally; I see it all around me.
…catching up on office stuff at church. Ordering supplies, updating the 2013 calendar, filing, etc.
…working on a handful of Christmas projects to give as gifts. I have loved making some things this year. Of course starting these projects was on my Outlook calendar back in September. I quote: “start making Christmas gifts.”
…also on my Outlook Calendar back in September: “begin making Cinnamon buns so you aren’t scrambling the weekend of Christmas.” And was a recurring calendar item every day to infinity. #eipcfail
…this is the weekend of Christmas and I have not baked a single bun.
…to scramble or not to scramble?
…the *insert a religious group that knocks on doors* people just came by. It’s 10:00 a.m., I’m still in my jammies and greeted them with my coffee mug in hand and they still dove right into it. I listened politely for 10 seconds and then told them to stay warm and have a Merry Christmas and shut the door. They, also, were polite in return. There’s no need to slam the door in people’s faces, y’all. The only time I get a tad short with door knockers and phone solicitors is during an election year and I have been known to tell them either “Russell doesn’t live here anymore” or “Russell is dead.” True story. Used it before the election. The phone solicitor didn’t even hesitate, “okay, we’ll try back later.” *apparently not as original as I thought or maybe they thought I said, “he’s only mostly dead.”* *name that movie*
…I just had to wrestle the package of “looks like real mice” mice out of Chloe’s clutches. Yesterday she dug through the open bag to pull them out and trot, proudly, around the house with them in her mouth. Today she tore open The Walmarts bag and ran around with them, taunting Tux. I put them in the critter stocking hanging on the mantel and we will see what happens next.
…No, I am not going to give them to her now…they are for Christmas morning.
…fyi, in typical This Girl fashion, this is actually post number 5 I have written over the last 3 days and I think I might actually post this one.
…I promise I will be funny again after the New Year. *pinkie swear*
…speaking of pinkie swear, y’all please pray for my sweet friend, Joanne. You can read about her here, if you don’t know her, but they are moving out of their house today and moving in with her in-laws. It’s hard, y’all. Hard. She and I have been texting daily and I was so ready to ditch my family for Christmas and go help, you just don’t know.
…and one last thing. Shout out to Diane at Living Proof Ministries. I ordered my Siesta Memorization Spiral notebook back on December 5 and hadn’t received it yet so I called to inquire. Diane asked me to wait a couple more days and call on Friday. But about 30 minutes later she called and left a message saying she was just going to send me out another one just to make sure it would arrive before January 1. Love this ministry and the wonderful people there.

Have I shared with y’all my love of buttons? This is just a tip of the iceberg, but I am using some of them for my Christmas project this year.

That’s it for now. Love you guys!

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