Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Already?!

Well, seems like it is Christmas again already...how on earth did that happen? Time, as they say, flies...

The whole season sort of snuck up on me, and then hit me with a barrage of parties and commitments and visitors and shopping and decorating and eating. Especially eating!!!

As I mentioned a little whole ago, Munchkin got accepted to her first choice school; the only one she really ever wanted to go to (at least since she moved here and the lobbying effort by said school's alumni began...). She was, not surprisingly, over the moon, and I can safely and confidently say that I will not see many things in my life that bring me more pure joy that being with her when she got the news. She works incredibly hard and she deserves this because she did all the things she needed to to get it. Stating the obvious, she is a great kid, and I am incredibly fortunate to have been able to have the relationship that we have. It's never been the straightest road, but it sure has been a pleasure. I can't wait to see where it goes next!

Frenchie is here, which is contributing to her joyous mood as well. He arrived last week and will be with us until Sunday (except for the day that he went to New York to see another friend). Not a whole lot new there...they continue to figure it out, but he is really easy company and it's actually been really nice to have him around. It has brought some extra festiveness:-) I am fairly certain that he is going to end up in Washington D.C. next year, which is certainly good news. I am fully aware of my irrationality, but I am glad that he isn't coming to Boston...

I am so far behind in my Christmas shopping that I can't really see any way that I get half of it done before next week. A lot of it is just going to have to wait until after Christmas...I can get through the easier stuff (gifts for Admins at work, and for teachers at day care and stuff like that) but the more thoughtful gifts are going to have to wait.

I did, however, get Munchkin's already...she wanted a bike. She wants a bike because, wait for it, she has decided to take up Triathaloning next summer (is Triathaloning a word?). It isn't real hard to connect the dots and guess who else might be doing the same thing (I'm look at my former roomates who may or may not have ever been described as being smoking hot)...but I don't ask questions, I just smile and nod. Other requirements include a wetsuit, goggles and a helmet...

Christmas for the girls is still not that big a deal. They know who Santa is, and Rudolph, and they love the tree and all of the lights, but they don't really know yet that it culminates in lots of presents. I got them a couple of things so that they will have some stuff on Christmas Day, but mostly they are just gonna want to tear up the paper and make a mess:-)

Other than that, there are just a million Christmas parties to go to! Seems like there are two or three every week, and many more that I just can't make it to. Runs a girl a little bit ragged:-)

Also, my new favorite TV show is Hunted. Please discuss...

4 comments:

Nilsa @ SoMi Speaks said...

You must be pretty darn special to be invited to so many holiday parties that you can't even make it to all of them. I'm pretty sure I was invited to a total of TWO parties (not including Christmas Day) and I wound up skipping one of them because I just wasn't in the mood. ha.

Lori S-C said...

Parties sound good! haven't watched Hunted, but recently became addicted to Homeland!
(recommended by daughter who used to go to school in Boston, then transferred to Chicagoland and is now out in the real world and graduated)! I have been following your blog for a long time, now that I think of it, bc you gave me advice when she first went east....

Accidentally Me said...

Nilsa - I must look good in pictures? Seriously...work one, and The Boy's work one, and outings with the school parents (since I am invited to the Moms group and the Dads group). Three different sets of friends have parties, and then a couple of more that I would say are "professionally related"... I have worn the same two dresses to all of them...:-)

Lori S-C - Wow, I remember that! And it seems like a very long time ago, indeed...has she really already graduated? Yikes...

steffi2282 said...

Sounds like a nice holiday time.
Thankfully I had only 2 Christmas parties to attend to. And that's absolutely fine with me. :-)

I am happy for Munchkin that she got into her school and that Frenchi will at least be a whole lot closer to her. That's really great.
I love reading about them, they have this romantic relationship, long distance and everything, together since they are young teenagers,...
You could make a movie out of it. :-)
And I would totally watch it.