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January 02, 2010

Happy New Year, Merry Christmas, etc

IMG_6869-2 I should be doing laundry right now. Or unloading the dishwasher. Or finding the tupperware container of holiday leftovers that is responsible for the rank smell in the fridge. (I know, my house sounds awesome.) Or treadmilling off the 10lbs of Purdy's cream-centered chocolates I've eaten over the past week. But as totally tempting as all of those options are, I'm here instead because I've been so horribly delinquent with the blog lately.

First and foremost... Merry Christmas (1 week ago)!! Was it a good one? I hope so. 

Oh, and happy new year, too!

Our Christmas was nice. Despite promises made all around that it would be scaled down this year, of course it wasn't. I'm just going to say it: I don't mind the materialism of Christmas. In fact, I kind of love it. I like buying presents, and getting them ain't half bad either. I also love the lights and the carols and watching the same old Christmas specials on TV year after year. I love the family dinners and get togethers with friends. I love the butter tarts and the wine. Well, normally I love the wine. This year I pretended to love the sparkling cranberry juice, but let's just be honest, it wasn't fooling me or anybody else. Why is it so impossible for someone to come up with a non-alcoholic wine that doesn't just taste like really bad juice? Actually, I think I just realized the answer to my own question: Obviously it's the alcohol part that makes it good... Damn.

This was the first year that Mads totally got Christmas. She wrote the letter to Santa, made a paper countdown chain and went to bed giddy and full of anticipation on Christmas Eve. I thought she'd be up at the crack of dawn, but she ended up sleeping until 8:30 (go on, hate me) and it was F and I sitting on the couch at 7am watching the clock and willing her awake. She squealed - literally, squealing is her new thing - at every tiny thing that was pulled from her stocking (even the toothbrush, sippy cup and new socks - Santa is nothing if not practical) and tore through wrapping paper like a pint-sized tornado. 

The girl got good and spoiled, but judging by the fact that I've so far downloaded 647 photos, I'd have to say that her favorite gift so far is the kid-friendly digital camera. I'll be posting some of her early works very soon. She's clearly showing signs of artistic genius. I'm just sayin'. 

Well, something moldy and rotten in the fridge is calling my name... no better way to kick off the year!

It seems like 2009 was a tough one for a lot people, so here's hoping that we all have good things in store for us in the year ahead. Wishing you and yours a memorable and downright amazing 2010. 

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happy new years carolyn!! can't wait to see maddie's pictures!! love ya!!

Posted by: brandee | Jan 2, 2010 11:39:05 PM

Merry Christmas to you..... sorry about late greeting>...
Wishing you, Maddie and F a great year ahead of you.

Posted by: desertmom | Jan 3, 2010 10:03:57 PM

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