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Friday, December 12, 2008

Seasonal Outpost

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My Christmas tree is listing starboard.


The children have started to jettison the ornaments.




I decided last week that there wasn't anything on that tree that couldn't be replaced, so I've learned to smile as they rearrange the tree. And sit on the presents which dents the boxes. And land their planes in the branches. I will limit myself to a once a week redistribution of ornaments to their proper sequential order.

I will righteously sample only a tiny corner of whatever treats the neighbors bring by and then toss or feed the vast remainder to the small lions. "A model of restraint," I'll tell myself.

There will be no general panic as I get ready for my baby sister's wedding (and wedding flowers, wedding cake, wedding outfit, and heaven help me, serenity now.)

I refuse to toss the TV across the room when Addison on Private Practice practices old fashioned OB skillz that raise my dander. Deep breathing. Fictional show. Fictional.




How are your holiday goals?

15 comments:

wendysue said...

I'll take the remains of your "restraint" anytime, and I gave up on Private Practice early in this season. . .worth going back for?

{natalie} said...

i am also wary of other people's treat plates.

i didn't know others even watched private practice. i thought i was the only one still watching.

Annette Lyon said...

Holiday goals? We're supposed to have some?

Fig said...

It's BLUE AND RED.

I love it.

I should send you a present to put under your tree, just because it would match.

Holiday goals? Um . . . no overeating-induced vomiting. That's all I got.

Rachie said...

So, you know how we have the same entertainment center? Well, now we have the same wrapping paper too. :)
I bought the same stuff just this weekend. Excellent choice, by the way.

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AzĂșcar said...

Yes and no, Wendysue. I actually watch it online when I'm doing something around the house. However, that that show is still on while Pushing Daisies or Dirty Sexy money are canceled kind of...annoys me greatly.

It's obviously political, since Shonda Rimes runs both Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice. ABC has probably saved PP to keep GA. Nerds.

Rynell said...

I let the kids decorate the tree because when I was a kid, we always had a perfect tree, very un-fun. I tell myself in a few years I'll have my perfect tree.

oh and I've been so forgetful, I hope I don't forget something very important -- like making my awesome treats to kick the mediocre treats' butts.

Geo said...

My only goal: Buy the old tinsel tree and put it up before Christmas.

AzĂșcar said...

Geo, sounds like fun to me!

Rynell, that's a good reminder to let the tree be something fun, and not something over which I'd be screaming at children. Not that I'd ever scream at my kids...

martha corinna said...

You are a good example to me.
It has to be fun.
It's only fiction.
Deep breathing.

camillion said...

Awesome...

I find our "roly poly nativity" (the only expensive nativity I own) doing various things by the TV-- once they were in a Virginia Reel line (HOW did my boy know that one?) and this morning I found them grouped together, backs to the sofas 'cause hey! THEY WERE WATCHING TV. It's like Calvin's snowmen.

I stopped loudly correcting my boy over it. 27 deep breaths later, I've decided that Christmas decor is meant to be messy with kids. Zweiback toast in the tree and all. Right? Right? RIGHT? gah.....

Anne-Marie said...

I wish so much that the 1* week ornament redistribution could be my holiday goal. I'm inching closer to every other day or so.

Brooke said...

goals? why?

Momoko Photography said...

Woot Woot! Baby sister is getting married!