Grinching it up over here
Actually, I'm not really all that grinchy - I just need like, five more days, none of them working and with the kids out of school. The fantasy: I get all my shopping and gift-wrapping done while the children are at school.
The reality: Ha! Ha ha! Ha ha ha ha *sob*
So, basically, I'm done with shopping, but as most of my shopping was online, now we begin the "will it get here in time" dance and the "oh crap I still have to wrap all this stuff" dance and the "oh yeah, Santa comes tomorrow" dance and that, my friends, is a lot of dancing.
We had a scare this week: my FIL had a minor stroke, and in that my inlaws live four + hours away, we were like chickens with our heads cut off, trying to gather information, get organized and cover bases. Mercifully, he's fine, and back at home with no limitations and no need for rehab. This whole experience has opened my eyes to all the information and planning we need to be doing (and should have been doing) to deal with aging parents who likely will need some sort of managed care in the not-too-distant future. We are woefully unprepared, but I know what my New Year's resolutions are going to be.
I really need some egg nog. I think that would fix, like, 90% of my lack of holiday spirit.