Monday, December 19, 2011

The Latest

I'm very close to losing it. 

Am I the only one who can't seem to upload pics onto Blogger successfully these days?  I know they're pushing us to go to the new interface, but it's not entirely compatible with this computer......Lord only knows why.....I am hopefully getting a new laptop soon, so I WILL TRY IT THEN, BLOGGER.  RIGHT NOW I JUST WANT TO POST A RIDICULOUS AMOUNT OF PHOTOS FROM OUR DISNEY TRIP.

OK, I feel a bit bitter now.

We're home-bound today after a night of Jack coughing in my face until 4am.  Poor guy.  He and Lainey seem to have mild colds.......could just be the change in weather and a bit of exhaustion after a fun weekend with Pa in town.  He booked the Carlsbad Inn and they stayed on the water, swimming in the heated pool, conning Pa into all sorts of things we probably don't even know about.

All I'm saying is there is a baby doll in this house now that eats, pees and poops.  And, Lainey talked Pa into it.  That is how things go down when Pa or Caroline come into town.  They have no self-control.

Moving on.

I have completed all of my gifts (except for 2, actually) and everything has shipped.  My cards still have not arrived and you all should know that this is the greatest Christmas tragedy ever, given the attention I provide to them and, I don't know.........BECAUSE THIS IS PART OF MY NEW BUSINESS.

All of this to save about $4 in shipping costs. 

Live and learn, people.

So, I will be up all night - one of these approaching nights - cursing at myself and blaming Blake for unknown reasons - addressing envelopes. 

Also on the agenda:

*Gingerbread cookies with the punks.

*Gingerbread houses with Carter at school.

*Carter's Christmas party.

*Lainey's nativity scene (Lord help us).

*Jack's Christmas party.

*Jungle Bells at the San Diego Zoo.

*Holiday Snow Days at Legoland.

*Cookie Party with friends.

*Blake's anticipated holiday meltdown.

Anyone tired yet?  These kids better kick it into gear and feel better soon.  One week!  It's all we have left to have the the hap, hap, happiest Christmas since Bing Crosby tap-danced with Danny BEEPing Kaye. And when Santa squeezes his fat white ass down that chimney tonight, he's gonna find the jolliest bunch of assholes this side of the nuthouse.

-Clark Griswold, Christmas Vacation

Another tragedy?  I've only watched it once this season.  Haven't seen Love Actually at all. And, the only resemblance of A Christmas Story around here is our neighbor's leg lamp (not kidding).

Hope yall are having a great holiday season!


Jodee said...

So sorry about your Christmas cards. That totally sucks!

Hope the punks feel better soon since you have sooo many fun things planned!

Brittny said...


All I got.


Leiah said...

I've completely quit loading/writing from Blogger. I do all my posts from Live Writer. It's part of Win7 but you can d/l it also. No more HTML codes - you just insert the link in one field and call it what you want in the next. Pictures - you upload directly from your pc AND it gives you the option to edit and place a watermark on them. I would come over and show you in person but there's that whole 'cross the damn country' thing.

Miss Sweet Tea said...

I hope everyone is feeling better! I once had a doll that pee-pee'd and disturbing. Try not to get too stressed out before Christmas!! Enjoy!

donatelli98 said...

Wow is right ... isn't it funny how we blame our husbands when things go wrong? Dennis now says (before i blame him) - I am sure it is my fault somehow. Can't wait to see your card. Note it only takes a day or so to get here form there.

Pam Bowers said...

That totally sucks about your Christmas cards. It's a grandpa's and and aunts job to spoil the kids rotten before handing them back to you. I did it the other day with my niece. I fed her a crazy amount of cookies then topped it off with lots of soda then sent her home.

Hope your week goes smoothly.

Dee Stephens said...

That SUCKS about your cards :( Sorry, I never called about the Subway Art.. I decided to do a Shutterfly album for her instead. Also, I've had major problems from uploading pics to blogger too. I honestly do most of it from my IPhone now because it sucks so bad...ARGGGGHHHHHHHHH

Kim said...

You are one busy lady! I hope you had a great time at Disney and can enjoy all that your have planned ahead, it all sounds fun!

Cassie said...

stop what you are doing and watch Love Actually right now. It will cure you. Merry Christmas Casey!

The Lenzers said...

I love blaming Mark for all kinds of unknown reasons

Impulsive Addict said...

i'm so not used to a post with no pictures. It feels weird.

Blogger has been loading pics fine for me. I'm thinking it's just you it doesn't like.

You have a lot to do on your agenda. Holy smoke. I'll pray for you.

And a doll that eats, poops and pees? SHUT UP!

Lauren W said...

Can the Starnes fam just adopt me for one day? Especially at Christmas time? Please? Please?