December 24, 2008

REEEEEUWWWWWW!

I was so busy today. So busy! And when Paul got home from work I kept trying to impress him with stories of how busy I was today, but he kept not acting impressed.

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 showing off foolish, because the children could easily have had cereal, and I had a TON of other stuff to get done. But the bananas had turned and were at the perfect mashing moment, and there was a footie-sleepered, plump-tummed, morning-haired baby saying "Fuffins! Fuffins!" and so I made fuffins. Which no one except Mr. Fuffins liked because we didn't have quite enough banana so I topped it off with a little teeny bit of whole-berry cranberry sauce. There was, like, one cranberry per muffin, and everyone except Henry picked apart their muffin suspiciously, saying, "What is this BERRY thing here?"

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.

19 comments:

fairydogmother said...

I was like that all morning at work today. I had to get there extra-early to open the building. And then I was there by myself for well over an hour. So in between answering a million phone calls of the "are you open?" (clients) and "I'm snowed in!" (staff) varieties I decided to rearrange everything at the front desk to keep myself entertained. Now I'm wishing I could channel some of that energy now, since these Christmas presents apparently aren't wrapping themselves.

Merry Christmas, Swistle!

Cherish said...

I had a very similar day except that I had guests arriving at 6:30 and had to have a bunch of things done by then. Its now 12:15am and I still have at least an hour of things left to do! I totally had that ITS CHRISTMAS EVE!!! feeling and Im only now dropping. Im going to need a holiday after the holidays.

Merry Christmas Swistle!!

Angella said...

I've been reuwwwwwwwing for a week. I need a nap.

Merry Christmas!

DCMomma said...

Merry Xmas! :)

Jen said...

I want to see pictures of Mr. Fuffins. So cute! Congratulations on your productive day! Merry Christmas!

Kate @ Life As I Live It said...

Happy Holiday Swistle! Hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday!

Not Your Aunt Bea said...

I was REEUUWWing all of Christmas Eve too. But now just enjoying Christmas. Merry Christmas!

Ellen said...

We have escaped to Florida, but I could sense how hectic things were for you all the way here! Hope you had a great one.

Michelle said...

Merry Christmas, Swistle! I'm glad you managed to get it all done. I had to do a ton yesterday and managed to get only most of it done by 2:15 when we had to leave for church. Let's just say I was still wrapping presents past midnight last night :)

Oh -- and my word? fetch. How appropriate for this post!

Kim said...

Quitting smoking yesterday and using Wellbutrin to do it. I'm VERY reeeeuwww. Very much so.
My word is ploblemi. It's like problem but funnier. As in, "I'm having a real plobemi quitting smoking!"

Miz S said...

I love that episode of the Simpsons! Every time I see the hummingbird scene I laugh uncontrollably. You can't imagine how pleased I am to see it referenced here.

Merry Christmas, dear Swistle!

marty said...

Just wanted to de-lurk to say Merry Christmas and that I love your blog. Have a great weekend and holiday!

Chraycee said...

Well Swistle you inspired me to make muffins (only I cheated - using Krusteaze muffin mix) for breakfast on Christmas. The Big Guy however reminds me of Henry - mumbling "These muffins taste like they've got ORANGE in them!" As if I would try to trick him (on Christmas no less!) into eating something with an orange in it. To that I can only say pppbbbttthhhht! I hope you slowed down enough to enjoy your Christmas celebration.

Jess said...

I hope you had a great Christmas! And I want to know your secrets!

Jen said...

ditto what jess said...spill the secrets! :D

Marie Green said...

hey swistle, are you ok? Just have missed you...

Swistle said...

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jerseygirl89 said...

Just reading that exhausted me.

The Gori Wife said...

I was wondering if you'd reeeeuwwwwed off the face of the earth, and I finally decided to comment and Look! There you are! Right above me in the comments section!