Saturday, December 23, 2006

I'm Thinking About:

The wretched garlic stench-taste in my mouth - whole garlic cloves on Italian bread and wine for dinner last night.

How hubby bent down and kissed my face at 5 a.m. and told me he loved me.

That I will NEVER be one of those moms who wear holiday sweater vests with glitter and Rudolph noses, snowmen and crocheted snowflakes. Sorry if you wear 'em, but I hate 'em.

I am glad that most of the wrapping is done.

I am breathing easier these last few days before the holiday hurrah!

That I no longer have that two-day headache that relinquished me to a vicodin and four hours in bed one afternoon.

Wanting to be chosen to go on WHAT NOT TO WEAR.

Not answering this particular phone call.

How we are going to the Chinese restaurant again this year for our Christmas Eve dinner.

What a great meal we will have on Christmas Day: Steaks, my mom's broccoli casserole, hash-brown potato casserole, spinach salad with walnuts, craisins, goat cheese and poppyseed dressing.

How I almost wrote poopyseed dressing.

Oh, and Limited Edition Edy's Peppermint ice cream, angel food cake, and whip cream for dessert!

How nice it is that my employer is giving me a generous bonus when all I am is a part-time freelancer--THANK YOU!

How I would love to buy a laptop.

How I will only buy a laptop if I sell my novel.

How desperately I do want to sell my novel...

And write the second book.

How my mouth tastes like garlic paste right now and I don't think I can be near anyone lest they die in the face of my breath.

How even though I feel guilted into blogging sometimes, it really does make me feel happier to be typing nonsense into this computer.

How I am thinking up a fun blogging game I will post later.

What will we do New Year's Eve?

How I have been to Weight Watchers the past three weeks, during this crazy eating/drinking season and how happy I am to have lost consecutively each week.

That I have to wear a swimsuit in exactly...SIX WEEKS FROM TODAY! YIKES!

How I think I may go for a walk in a little bit, blast my ipod and feel good in the fresh air.

That I hope you have a Merry Christmas and that while I also hope you get some nice gifts, I hope even more so that you spend the time with your family and friends and there is love and joy and peace all around you!

That I'm going to end this post now, and go for that walk...

Merry Christmas everyone from
Manic Mom and THE REAL SANTA CLAUS!

18 comments:

TTQ said...

I love love love garlic, I steam whole buds of the head into my veggies and rice. Honey NEVER complains! Even when I know it must be oozing out of my pores.
Today marks the day I stray from Dr's advice, I will eat what I want until midnight Christmas Day! Then pick myelf up onto the nosaltnofatnoproteinhell that I have to abide by. Have a great chinese meal, we are going to the same german resteraunt that we always go to on X-mas Eve. We eat steak on Christmas day too, cept this year we are going to honey's family and that is a fat filled free for all all day spread.

eatmisery said...

I just wanted to wish you a happy and safe holiday!

Swishy said...

I wanna go on What Not to Wear, too! Maybe we can go together! And I told you this already, but laptops are sooooo worth it!

YAY on WW!!!

Merry Christmas!

Frannie Farmer said...

Oh ... He does look like the real Santa.
No Chirstmas Sweater here .. never, ever, ever. In fact I won't even wear Red just because I don't want to be "that" mom.
Merry Christmas my friend .. I hope all of your wishes come true!Blessings,
Frannie

MQ said...

How hubby bent down and kissed my face at 5 a.m. and told me he loved me"

I love that too. I mean, when my husband does it. Not to you, I mean when my husband does it to me. Not "IT" but the kissing...oh good grief. You know what I mean :)

Merry Christmas!

Colorado Writer said...

We are all just high-waisted jeans and a snowman sweater away from becoming our mothers.

Trish Ryan said...

Garlic, bread & wine...yum! And Christmas dinner celebrating cassaroles...honestly, Manic, you make me want to fly to the midwest for the holidays!!!

I too dream of What Not To Wear...especially when I'm out walking my dog in a long coat, boots, and my PJ's, convinced that no one can see me.

Have a wonderful Christmas! Here's to a fabulous book deal under the tree this year so we can read the Manic novel :)

The Dummy said...

Merry Christmas Manic Mom! Glad to hear you're feeling better. And I never knew you and Santa were so close! I bet someone's gonna get you a sweater vest with glitter, Rudolph noses, snowmen and crocheted snowflakes. :) If not we'll have to get one for you next year!

I just got back from Catalina, so I was finally able to update the blog-wide workout post. Great week for you!

Oh, The Joys said...

Merry Christmas!

kim said...

Merry Christmas beautiful!

Ramblin Rose said...

Merry Christmas Manic to you and your family hope it's a great one!!

be sure to leave santa some tim tams ;).....

Manic Mom said...

RR-- I have to admit, I was saving them for as long as I could. Except hub brought me a peppermint mocha yesterday so I did the Tim Tam Slam with...

THE WHOLE PACKAGE OF LATTE FLAVORED TIM TAMS. i think I seriously ate all but like three in the pack... D...I...E...T!!!

Merry Christmas everyone!

Cute Jewess said...

Adorable!! Thanks for the giggles.

Karitown said...

Merry Christmas!!!

And if you say you need to go on a diet one more time, I'm gonna cyber smack you. You look pretty thin to me in that picture. You go girl.

tommy said...

yuck!!!! Funky breath!!!

Jennifer Talty said...

I love the way you think. Hope you had a happy and healthy holiday.

Anny said...

u have chinese on xmas? just like in A CHRISTMAS STORY??? that's awesome. LOL

Manic Mom said...

Anny--yep, totally like on The Christmas Story... we make jokes about the dudes coming out to sing: Fa Ra Ra Ra Ra, Ra Ra Ra Raaaahhh! And somebody always orders duck with its head still attached!

On Christmas Eve we do this, and it's fast becoming a Manic Family Tradition! We love it!