Friday, December 18, 2009

Question of the day #408

So my mother calls me this morning:

"I have 11 1/2 minutes so I thought I'd call you."

"Oh? How nice. What are you doing?"

"Making spinach balls."

"Spinach balls?"

"Yes. Then I have to make fudge. Don't you remember? I made fudge last year."

"I remember."

"You don't? You loved it!"

"Mommy, I said, 'I remember.' And yes, I loved it."

"And one of your presents ended up in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. But don't worry, it'll get here. I just got off the phone with them."

"Oh. Okay. Thank you."

"Okay, goodbye. I have to go now."

"What? That was 11 1/2 minutes?"

"Well, it's very hard to get the spinach balls into the bags and hold the phone at the same time."

"Mommy, you're a machine."

"Well, I have a lot to do. It takes work to make the perfect Christmas."

"I know and I can't wait. Good bye, Mommy. I love you."

"I love you too. Bye bye now."

Last week she emailed me a snow report - "Nine inches and counting." Then she wrote underneath, "Anything else you want?" She's like a Christmas Fairy or The All Time Greatest Elf. This woman is creating magic by the minute.

She's a total spaz but loving every minute of it.

How do the holidays make you feel? Excited? Stressed out? Blah?



  1. All of the above,(no blah ) but I don't have time to write about it :)
    But I have to say
    we need a little more snow. I'll have to work on that. Gotta go.

  2. I do feel a little stressed from the hectic pace. I've been flying by the seat of my pants for the last four days. But I love the family gatherings and especially Christmas morning when the kids open gifts from Santa.

  3. She's definitely a Christmas-crazy elf who must be reminded to save some energy for all of the monster hugs coming her way. :)

    I love the holidays - stress and all.

    Although I have planned some time off this year, and started my shopping early - so there's not much stress. Unlike last year when I thought it would be a good idea to paint my kitchen cupboards before company came for Christmas. I was up to the wee hours the entire two weeks prior to Christmas painting like a frickin' maniac. THAT I will never do again.

  4. I'm ready! I luv lots of hugs.

  5. so, So, SO EXCITED!! And we are about to get clobbered with snow. Love it!

  6. What a great phone call. Your mom sounds awesome, Suzanne.

    I don't feel as stressed this year for some reason. Both my girls are home, so that's good enough for me. (Well, Nicole is flying, as I speak, but will be home tonight.)

    Merry Christmas, Suzanne!


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