Do you remember that episode of The Simpsons where Apu says he once worked so many hours in a row at the Kwik-E-Mart, he thought he was a hummingbird of some sort? And then they show the Kwik-E-Mart security tape, and first it's just showing empty/silent store, and then Apu reeeeeeuwwwws by on his tiptoes with his elbows up like hummingbird wings, and then it's empty/silent store again, and then Apu reeeuwws past again from the other direction? That's how I was today. Reeeeeeuuwwww! Reeeeeuwww! The children could barely find me, I was such a blur!
First thing in the morning I made muffins, and that was really just
Then I made a bunch of stuff I just realized I can't tell you about because it's for gifts, and in fact I've said too much already. Well, trust me that I made TONS of stuff. Like, FOUR recipes, that kind of tons. And wrapped and sorted and ribboned, and put out a treat bag for the mail carrier.
Meanwhile, I had the washer and dryer going. I know! But I'd realized that I'd once again neglected to plan ahead, so all the kids' red and/or green shirts were in the laundry from being worn earlier in the week.
Then I spent a couple of hours....oh, shoot, that's secret too. Not even INTERESTING secret, in fact BORING secret, but I guess I can't tell about that either. Suffice it to say it was a long and boring chore-like activity.
And I wrapped a couple of presents! And tidied up a little! And made dinner for the children! Very busy!
Man, no wonder Paul was kind of dropping off.
Well, the upshot is that it was a busy, busy day, with a happy buzzingly productive feeling of "It's Christmas Eve!" running through it, and only a little bit of "OMG EVERYONE GET OUT OF THE KITCHEN AND LET ME WORK ON THE JOY OF GOR-DURNED CHRISTMAS!!"
I hope you all have an excellent holiday, and that you will also have a pleasant and reeeuwwwwy 2009, which I have GOT to stop writing as 2006 or people are going to worry.