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"