Tuesday, December 26, 2006
My How The Time Flies
Even when you are not having fun, it seems. I find it hard to believe that it has been twelve days since I last posted anything here. A truncated version of the goings on at The Casa G:

We have moved. We are getting settled and things are getting unpacked and put away. Christmas has come and gone and I managed to get a tree put up and decorated (on Christmas eve), cook the traditional turkey dinner, get the shopping done and wrapped with some element of surprise for the Prodigy.

Number of pictures taken of the day's festivities: 0
Number of times one seriously old lady fell asleep mid-conversation: 3
Number of Danielle Steele books one seriously old lady wrapped and gave to my husband and son for Christmas: 2
Number of times I was forced to conceal laughter behind my hand at such occasion: 834

Craziness ensues. Pictures to follow of the new home etc.

Be well, everyone (assuming my absense of the last twelve days has not come at the price of my entire readership, of course). I hope your holidays have been a blessed occasion.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006
That For Which I Shall Surely Burn....
No, not that; this! I invite you to view the contents of my freezer. Which? If not sinful is surely criminal.


Dear Cholesterol and Heart Health:
Please have mercy on this poor family. I promise this is very temporary and will cease just as soon as we are finished moving. It is just that the kitchen is entirely packed, save for some paper plates and this crap. We shall continue with the nice, healthy, homemade foods just as soon as we are settled. I promise.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Tuesday, Already??
The packing, it is hell. If you do not see anything new from me tomorrow, please call 911. It will surely mean I am trapped under a heavy box.

In the meantime, please follow this link and vote for Rock Star Mommy, she has been nominated for a 2006 blog award, in the category of best parenting blog. She is fun, funny and more than just a little bit crazy.


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Now be nice and go vote, okay??

*edited to add: If I wasn't completely stunned in the ways of the coding, you'd see a nice flashy little button. Unfortunately for you and me both (especially me) I am the stunned one. So just click that mess and go vote anyways. Or I may start to feel a little stabby. And we dont want that. Trust me.*

Friday, December 08, 2006
Ah yes, 'tis Friday. I love Friday and I don't even work, so what's up with that? It is 45 minutes and counting until beer-thirty! Wooot!
See you Monday, if not before.

Thursday, December 07, 2006
Will Wonders Never Cease....
A second post in one day. Imagine! Duly challenged by Tracey C. over at Picture This, this is me; right now. Fresh out of the shower, packing done for the day.

Join in on the fun, will you?

In the spirit of keeping the challenge going, I hereby tag Carrisa, Kait, Kim, Dare and Steen to be today's lemmings. The premise is, you come as you are. A picture of you, the minute you read this, posted on your blog. Challenge your friends, invite 4 more.

Please play nice, wont you??

Brought to you by the letter 'P' and the number 'Oh My God, I've sunk to new depths here'.
My Partner would Proclaim that I have a Proclivity for Procrastination, to which I would Protest and Probably Pout. Possibly, I have a Plethora of Productivity issues as Pronounced by my Powerlessness to bring you something more Poignant than today's Post. Perchance a Penchant for Pithiness?

Now Please, nothing Personal, but Piss off; I've a Pile of Packing to Proceed with.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Abducted By Aliens.
Sure, The Prodigy came home, certificate and lapel pin in hand, proclaiming that he was appointed; but a small part of me wondered if perhaps he beat up a small kid and took it as his own. Because that is the kind of child I probably deserve to have had. No, really. You know how your parents say "Just wait till you grow up and have kids of your own. Just you wait! Payback is a bitch." You didn't hear that? Seriously? Well, nevermind that bit then.

Anywho, as I was saying...perhaps a small part of me questioned the authenticity, but then I received this, in the mail.

Dear Parents of The Prodigy:

Congratulations! your son has been selected by his teachers as 'His Middle Schools' "Student of the Month."

The Prodigy has been chosen because he exhibits the qualities and character that help to set 'his school' apart from all of the other middle schools. The high level of responsibility, cooperation and pride shown by The prodigy is something he learned first at home and models here at school for his peers.

'His School' is pleased to recognize our partners who sponsor the student of the month program: 'insert sponsors names here'. With community support and family support, students like your son thrive.

'His school's' faculty and staff wish to thank your family for helping to make 'His School' a great place to learn.

His Principals name.

My response? Huh. Imagine that. He sure as shit doesn't take after me! Who are you and what have you done with my child?!

His reward? Lunch with the Principal. Is it just me, or does that not sound more like a punishment than a reward? Unless of course there are drinks. That changes everything.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006
December's To Do List
December 5-15th: Pack our 1700 sq ft. apt, make sure my little neighbors exact same apartment is also packed.

December 14, 15: Move what we can on our own, being careful not to step on little old lady in the process, as I am certain she will be underfoot.

December 16th: Coreograph moving company to move both apartments into the new place, still trying to keep little old lady out from underfoot of movers, keep dog from losing it completely in the process.

December 17-22nd: Unpack contents of both apartments into new house, trying to appease little old lady as much as possible so that I dont have to compromise the set-up of new place too much. Try not to be too much of a bitch to the easy targets, namely husband and son.

December 22-24th: Set up Christmas tree and decorate house to imply some semblance of normalcy around the holiday season. Shop for Christmas gifts, plan Christmas dinner and finalize details of said holiday.

December 5-22nd: Locate elusive Christmas spirit and beat it into submission.

December 25th: Smile and attempt to enjoy the day for all the right reasons. Look around new home and at family and appreciate all my blessings. Spend many hours on phone with sisters and parents back in Canada.

December 26th: Avoid any shopping establishment like the plague.

December 27-31st. Orchestrate trip to J-ville to spend time with friends there for birthday and New years.

Jan 1: Self Destruct.

Do wish me luck, wont you? Also, be prepared to read sporadic posts, at best?

Friday, December 01, 2006
All I Want For Christmas...
My lovely little sister, Miss Molly, asked me if I could have any one thing for Christmas, what would it be.

Without a moment of hesitation, the answer to that would be to fly the Family G home to Canada to spend the holidays with our family.

Barring that, I'll settle for The Hope Diamond.