Friday, December 22, 2006

I'm goin' down baby...

I can't even begin to tell you how tired I am.

Well first I will just say that I am NOT goin' to spell check or edit this post. that is just for starters.

I am a last minute sort of gal. That probably doesn't surprise you ... at least it shouldn't!

So today, I went shopping. Yep, for the first time this season. But considering I had just under $100 for all of my Christmas gifts, it felt a little defeating to go before.

so I went. It was hell! seriously. just getting to the mall was insane and then actually entering that mall was PAINFUL.

I only had to take AngelBaby, as I had pawned all of the others off ... but still, a toddler in the mall at Christmas it neither smart nor easy.

I had to be pretty creative with my gift giving .. and I think I did ok. I reckon we'll see Christmas morning.

And then .. I returned home to *make* the gifts for all of the other people ... friends, relatives, the people who have randomly gifted to us ... this year I thought I would go the homemade route. I havent' really ever done that before ...

So ... I made gallon upon gallon of BBQ sauce and marinade and jar upon jar of spice/marinate mixture. Hard work it was .. my back is aching and my hands are stinging from the many spices adn I can't stop sneezing ...

so there you go. now i am goin' down. Exhausted beyond belief.

Sending you love,

The most called-upon prerequisite of a friend is an accessible ear. -Maya Angelou

People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing that's why we recommend it daily. - Zig Ziglar

[An angel of the Lord said,] "Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger." Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests."
Luke 2:11-14


Praying for your Prodigal said...

Another "last minute girl" here! That explains why, instead of wrapping the gifts I just bought yesterday for our family get-to-gether tonight...I am blog surfing! Here by way of Holy Mamas.

Somehow, though, just reading your post leaves me feeling refreshed! If you can do all of that in one day--I can certainly get off my duff and start the celebration. Loved the quotes! Inspired me!

Merry Christmas. Glad I found your blog--I'll visit in the New Year!


Manic Mom said...

Just stopping by some of my fave blogs to say Merry Christmas!

T-girl said...

ME TOO!!!! ME TOO!!!!! I went yesterday, I didn't feel like it really but I KNEW I would NOT even remotly feel like it today!!!! LOL

Btw- homemade BBQ, marinade ect you say? Did I meantion I sent you a gift? Yep, I did- it must have got lost- the postman took it I bet- so I can expect yours in the mail in the next 3-4 days right and it BETTER NOT get lost! ROTFLMAO That sounds yummy actually send me the recipes if you don't mind... when you wake up that is, don't attmept until though! LOL

Hugs and feel better- T

Anonymous said...

sounds like a factory you've got there. take it easy hon. and merry christmas!

queenb2u said...

I remember a Christmas when I had 0 money to spend for gifts (We were on the GI Bill and the check hadn't come.) It was very depressing since I couldn't even window shop. All of my gifts were homemade- sock puppets, tin can candle holders, and red felt heart ornaments for our tree. Even though it was hard, I say homemade gifts are the best-simply because it is a labor of love. Send some of that BBQ sauce my way. Wishing you and yours a great holiday.

Anonymous said...

The BBQ sauce is fantastic and SO original. LOVEIT!!!

You need to treat yourself to a little TLC...maybe some help from mr. farmer with that. A nice massage for x-mas???

MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and your family Fannie. Have a beautiful holiday!!

prunella jones said...

Poor Fran. I hope you can relax and enjoy you're holiday. My mom and my mother-in-law are here both of them running around scrubbing my already clean house. I think they are in competition to see who can drive me the battiest! So far it's a tie!

Swishy said...

Bless your heart! Those sound like fantastic gifts. I'm sure everyone will love them.

Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Hey Frannie!!

you know what? Homemade gifts are my favorite...and yours sound really good. I'm sure they will be a big hit.

Merry Christmas!!!!

Anonymous said...

How Awesome Homemade gifts are the best!! I think you need some tim tams !! :)

Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a terrific New year!!!

xo xo xo ....

and if you want those tim tams email me your address and they'll be off...:)

Ms. Elenaeous said...

Merry Christmas Frannie...hope you're able to relax now ;)

Buffy said...

Merry Christmas Frannie.

Anonymous said...

man, i tried to put you on my blog list and it keeps coming up as an error...sorry! I will try to fix it...if I can! I'm kinda dumb in that area.

Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year Frannie! may it be a good one for you, my friend.