Friday, December 23, 2011

Miscellaneous Holiday Musings . . .

Last week Baby Boy had surgery.  Nothing major, as he does have this same procedure every year.  Mom #2 and I always anxiously await biopsy results.  For the first time in literally 10 years the biopsy found ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.  We're so excited!  We feel like we have just witnessed our very own private Christmas miracle.  There is usually a little something, often a lot of something, but we are extremely grateful for absolutely nothing.  Hurray!  I hope this positive trend is indicative of our fortune for the new year.

Even though no one in this family is Italian or Catholic, Mom #2 and I decided to have a Feast of Seven Fishes for Christmas Eve dinner this year.  Why?  Because we like seafood.  It's yummy!  We felt like doing something a little different from the same old thing . . . our families were VERY against any Christmas change in the Christmas day meal, so we're having our own pre-Christmas whatever-the-heck-we-want celebration on Christmas Eve with our family and Mom #2's daughter, son-in-law, and the three Fairies. 

I have a 40 point cleaning list posted on the pantry door.  All of those items must be done before a single guest is allowed to set foot in this house.  We got about half of them done today, so that puts us right on schedule.  Mom #2 and I have done almost all of our assignments.  Baby Boy is procrastinating.  Oh, the joys of being 18.  If he thinks he'll enjoy one. single. moment of Christmas without getting his assigned cleaning duties completed, he has another think coming, I assure you.

Finally, Baby Boy experienced some natural consequences today.  Because he procrastinated so much ordering a gift for his *ahem* *cough* girlfriend *cough* and it just got here today, he had to pay almost three times what I consider a reasonable amount to get it to her by Christmas, since she's not exactly local.  Now he sees why I preach "The early bird gets the worm," all day and all night.  Once again, the joys of being 18. 

Nothing earth shattering.  Just wanted to catch y'all up on everything that has been going on with us this Holiday Season. 

I wish you all love, peace, and prosperity in everything you say, think, and do this Holiday Season!

Until next time . . .


:)De said...

Your feast sounds like fun. I love "non-traditional" meals for the holidays.


Ami said...

Good news about the biopsy. I can't imagine having to worry like that... and I know you're not only worrying once a year. :)

We're having lasagna. Just us. Our little family.

I like seafood, too, though.Everyone else in the family wants to have it all fried and I just can't eat the grease anymore.

God. I'm old.

Merry Christmas!!

Glory Bea said...

Hi Mom #1! I just read your comment at Freakmom and really appreciated it! I decided to come over here and check out your blog.

CONGRATULATIONS that the biopsy found nothing!!!!!!! Smiling huge for you guys!

Your self description is too funny. I appreciate you don't take yourself too seriously, but you definitely underestimate yourself. This is a great blog, and you are doing great things, and I appreciate your insights!

Merry Christmas!

Freakmom said...

Hooray on the good news from the biopsy! Baby Boy is too funny with the procrastination. It will be fun to see if he does better with the gift for the girlfriend next year.

We love seafood too. We're doing my homemade potato soup this year, Mr. I and Violet requested it for Christmas Eve. Just the 3 of us. Our favorite way to spend a holiday.

Have a wonderful Christmas!

p.s. and I agree with Glory - you are doing great things!

Jana C. said...

Wooo hooo on the Biopsy !! Wonderful to hear some amazing news, thanks for making me smile.

I want seafood, when is dinner served ?? Just kidding, I am cooking again. That's cool though, I love doing it. We are doing traditional, but I might have to follow your lead and have a seafood feast next year.

Gail said...

Congratulations on the biopsy!

I've never heard of the Feast of Seven Fishes, but it's a known fact that I live under a rock,plus the local Catholics are mostly Irish, now that I think about it. Sounds fun, but my dd would have a meltdown if we changed Christmas Eve, let alone Christmas.

Jennifer, in Vancouver said...

Merry Christmas Eve Mom #1 and family! Wonderful news about Baby Boy. Enjoy the seven fishes too!

SabrinaT said...

WOOHOOTTT!!! Wonderful news....

We had seafood lastnight with some wonderful friends..

Today (Its Christmas here already) we are having a huge traditional mean, along with a few Asian dishes tossed in.,,

Ah, to be 18 again. OK, well I don't really remember much about that time in my life. But, if I could do it again, I would write it all down!

Have a Merry Christmas and enjoy your feast... Post pics SOON!! ((((((HUGS))))

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