Monday, December 17, 2007

It's Catching Up With Me

This morning, I fell asleep sitting up. Holding Ada. Fortunately, I am good at this and neither of us was injured. I did have a weird dream, though.

Too many weeks of insufficient sleep have rendered me semi-human. And ah haf uh code. I've got a Kleenex affixed to my nostrils as I type this, which I'm sure you're glad to know. Worse, Ellie's got a little congestion too and Ada has that face-like-a-glazed-doughnut thing going on. Sorry to all we've germed upon. No one seems sick, though, just snotty.

Our open house was Sunday, and I think it went well. I was surprised that about 40 people showed up, given the weather and timing. Hopefully, many of them had fun! I found it humorous that most of our younger friends came and went early, and the last people here were some of our older friends. By older I mean our parents' age, so older than us, but very young-at-heart. Which was fun. And fie upon those of you who came, dropped your white elephant gifts, and left again without taking one of ours! On a related note, would anyone like a pizzelle maker?

My Christmas shopping is done (!) and we're addressing Christmas cards tonight; we're trying to pare the list way back this year and we've cut to 86 families, though that number will increase as we reply to cards we receive this week and next. Hopefully, soon we'll be able to sit in front of the TV and wrap more presents. It's nice to have the pressure off: the shopping's done, the open house is over, the cards are nearly ready to mail, the house is clean and decorated, there are cookies everywhere.

What am I forgetting?


Lady of the house said...

Not so glad to hear that you and little ones aren't feeling that well, but I'm so glad to hear that you had a nice open house and that all your shopping is done, the house is clean and decorated, and that your cookie baking is completed. It is nice to just sit back and relax and enjoy the decorations and the cookies, isn't it?

Wow! Eighty-six families is a lot. I thought I had a big list with forty-something. How blessed you are to have so many dear friends and family members with whom to correspond, especially at this time of year.

I would love a pizelle maker. The area of WV in which I live is home to many of Italian heritage. Many of the older ladies I know have specially made, engraved pizelle makers of which they are very proud.

My mother-in-law, who is not Italian, loves pizelles. She grew up just outside of Pittsburgh in an area with many Italian families. She says it just isn't Christmas without pizelles. Maybe I'll buy one with my Christmas money and surprise her with homemade ones instead of store-bought. I wish I had thought of this sooner.

Take care, Sarahlynn.

Sarahlynn said...

Thank you! It's yours and went out in the mail tonight.