Friday, December 10, 2010

The Hectic and the Happy

Hi there!

I'm just wondering . . . is your life as crazy as mine right now? I mean, are you hosting three parties at your house in the next four days? And are you attending your child's Christmas concert (sorry, I guess I should call it a "Holiday Program" since our kids attend public school)? Are you shoveling snow?

And then did your college daughter call and ask if she could bring a group of friends over on Sunday night, making it four parties in four days? Not that I would EVER turn down the opportunity to have Kate's friends over here--it's what I live for, having those college kids here. I'm not kidding! I really love having them around. So that's a no-brainer. "Of course, honey. Bring the whole dorm!" (O.K., that part I'm kidding about.)

Oh, and in the middle of trying to keep your house clean and cook for these parties are you having a new furnace installed?

If you answered YES to all of these questions, then your life is indeed as hectic as mine. Fun, isn't it?!

What about Christmas shopping, you ask? Let's just say that I am very, very far behind in that arena. Santa might just want to send his elves personally to my house because the shopping just might not get done.

And cards? I've officially decided that they just aren't going to happen this year. Even though my friends at Magnet Street offered me a discount (HEY! they're still offering YOU a discount too--15% off your order using this promo code: EFFA373Z7E), I just don't think it's going to happen. I'm so bummed. But then I figured, you all know what's going on in my life anyway, so really, there's no need to send cards.

Well, I'm not going to complain about the hectic because I love it. I love the people we've invited into our home. I love being hospitable (it's one of my gifts, you see). And I love celebrating with good food. So it should be a full and fun weekend around here.

But it doesn't leave much time for blogging. Which is kind of frustrating because there is so much I could be writing about right now. It gets all muddled up in my brain and then I don't write it down because I don't have time or paper nearby and then it flies right out the window. Oh, my brain. It's like swiss cheese.

Hang around though, because a couple of posts just might happen. Like this afternoon, for instance. Check back to see who won the Starbucks gift card. There's still time to play! Just scroll down and see how many Christmas movie quotes you know.

And there just might be a Fab Friday Food coming sometime this weekend. You'll be so happy about this one. Our family's favorite Christmas cookie . . . EVER!

And then . . . next Friday . . . a super-sweet giveaway for coffee lovers. I'm really excited about this one, so be sure to hang around.

Life is definitely on the Wild Side right now. You won't want to miss a minute of it.



  1. Why no! Not quite that hectic...

    Only two parties, one cookie exchange (8 dozen frosted sugar cookies to bake, ackity ack ack!), one holiday program, shoveling, a 2 year old (Boy! He should count as two more parties, I think. Srsly!), our 7th anniversary, finishing up the Christmas shopping, including making one more fleece blanket and shipping many (many, many) presents many places (Hey, that's another party! Shipping! In mid-December! Toss me a lampshade, baby!) No furnace replacement though, knock on wood. Wow. You've got a lot on your plate! You know what I find though? I actually end up blogging MORE when I'm crazy-busy. I guess it helps me think and plan and figure it all out, to write it down?

    And get a few "You Can Do This!"-es from friends?

    YOU CAN DO IT! GO GET 'EM, SHELLY! Rah, rah, rah, sis boom bah!

  2. Megan, you are just so funny. Thanks for the laugh!

    Why hello, Glenda!

  3. So glad you have the gift of hospitality because if I had four parties in four days IN MY HOME...I would be totally hyperventilating and would no doubt end up in a fetal position in a padded room somewhere!

    Have fun and merry Christmas!!!