Thursday, December 22, 2011

Because I forgot Random Tuesday Thoughts

I took this week before Christmas off work and am thinking that I'm the smartest person ever. I've been able to get a lot of Christmas planning, wrapping, decorating and cleaning done a little bit at a time. No stress. 

With all this extra time on my hands I've come to some realizations; about myself and Nessa.

Here are a few things I've realized.
1. I tend to go a little crazy when it comes to buying gifts for JR and the kids if I have time on my hands and money in the checking account. 

2. Nessa is gorgeous after a bath, brush (teeth and hair), pedi, and ear cleaning. And, I can't tell you how much better her breath smells. 

3. Paying the groomer $30 was money well spent.

4. I don't enjoy wrapping gifts. As creative as I think I am this is one activity that I just don't get creative with. I tend to slap paper and a pre-made bow on the gift and call it good. Not sure why.

5. I'm too lazy for self-analyses.

6. Realized that I must have gotten an outrageous after Christmas deal on wrapping paper because I haven't bought any for the last 6 Christmases and probably won't have to for another 6.

7. That Nessa will never be a guard dog. She is afraid of the mop. JR is sure that if anyone ever tried to attack me she would come to the rescue. I'm not so sure. What I am sure of is that she loves me, she's a happy dog and she has great decorative value.

8. Nessa does not honor the "I've got a computer on my lap so your head can't go there" rule.

9. I feel no guilt over the fact that after I get up at the crack of dawn to make JR breakfast I can go right back to bed after he leaves. 

10. Nessa feels no guilty either.

11. I need more personal space than Nessa does. To say that she is in my face is an understatement. Makes that $30 an even better investment.

So there is you have it. I'll be heading off to do the last of the Christmas food shopping. I also need to get a menu together, stop buying stuff, get the studio ready for the out of town kids, stop buying stuff and paint a bit. I'm hoping to have all the details and chores done so we can have a very relaxing Christmas weekend.

As the drunken Santa says; "Merry Christmas"


  1. Is Nessa a Labradoodle? She looks like Ollie's friend Molly, who we absolutely adore.

    Wishing you a great holiday week off! Smart call!

  2. You are the smartest person ever, but my reasons for that aren't in your list. :-)
    Happy holidays, Michele! xoxo

  3. Been laid up these past few days by the chemical smoke on a kipper. So Jessy has decided that 'her' place is the crook created by knees while laying sideways on the bed.
    It'll be hard to get her out again once well.

  4. Nessa is beautiful! And I'm sure just staying home with her and petting her is the best of presents for her (and you).

    Merry Christmas Houston, from Colorado


  5. OMG! I just realized while reading this post I get to see you the day after tomorrow! EEEEE!!!! :D

  6. Nessa is a pretty girl. You're way ahead of me for even slapping on a premade bow. My gifts are bowless and will stay that way.