Thursday, December 08, 2005

barenaked for the holidays

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Its not as bad as all that. . .and its DEFINITELY too cold here to go through the holidays starkers. I bought a new holiday CD for us to listen to this year. If you're not familiar with the 'hardest working band in Canada' *The Barenaked Ladies* Here's a link for their site: www.bnlmusic.com

How can I describe BNL? zany. . talented. . . hilarious . . . unique. . . . I love these guys!! Anyway, their holiday disc is called "Barenaked for the Holidays". I really recommend this one. Its got some crazy little fillers, some cool originals, some traditional stuff and some funky Hannukah songs. . which brings me back to elementary school days when our Christmas pageants always had to include Hannukah songs because half our school's population was Jewish.

Speaking further on holidays. . this is a week off work for me. . my pre-Christmas 'get everything done or else' week!!! I devised this stratagem. . well actually it came about not so much by design as by default! I was supposed to be in Cancun at this very moment!!! Instead, what am I doing? I'm sitting in my teddy bear robe, my hair up in clips, blogging this. D'OH! I'd much rather be doing the samba, or perhaps listening to a Mariachi band. . plunking down in a beach chair and doing absolutely nothing. . . Thanx Hurricane Wilma for destroying our resort! *I won this trip back in the summer and had booked for this week* Now we have until next September to take our trip. . so we're in the midst of deciding when. Looks like we'll take it to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary!! So, yes, getting back to my plans. This is the first year I've ever taken 1 week off before Christmas. . and a girl could get very used to this! I'm lovin' it! I can go shopping in the day time, with all the seniors - its bliss! No rushing, ravenous crowds, no fighting traffic out to the stores. . I did my chocolate store trip. . i got some of my baking ingredients, the stocking stuffers are bought. . most of the presents have been purchased. . I've been socializing and cleaning up and going to dance at nights and wishing I could retire RIGHT NOW!!! My oldest daughter cleaned our house from top to bottom today as her Christmas to us! She did a fabulous job!!! I could get very used to that too!!!

Anyway, its 1 a.m. . how will i ever begin to retrain myself in this regard?! i'm like a sleep retard! duh, you're tired. . GO TO BED!!! I'm worse than a little kid who doesn't want to miss anything!! Maybe I wouldn't loathe mornings if i got to bed at a decent hour? I really do detest them. Don't get me wrong. . i'm glad to wake up!!! *its nice to be alive!!!* I HATE waking up before I want to. . i haven't wanted to waste this week sleeping half the day. . so i've been waking up before 8 a.m. all week. . I get Rob to wake me. . cuz I have trouble waking up on my own!!! At least he can hear the alarm!! It feels almost impossible for me to get out of bed. Its like the bed's got this invisible tractor beam that draws me back if I try to get up. Its so strong I can hardly fight it! My eyes don't want to open. I am so out of it -- groggy, grumpy. . droopy - its not pretty. Takes me a good hour before I feel human - i grunt. . don't use words for a little while. I'm glad that my husband is like me. . cuz if he was one of those 'spring out of the bed and beat his chest' types and said things like "good morning, sunshine! up and at 'em!", etc. . You know what? I think I'd hafta to get physical. When my kids were little it was my hardest part of the day, waking up!!! But I loved them, so I dragged myself outta bed for 'Mommy duty'. Once they became old enough to get up, get their own brekkie and get dressed, i thought i'd died and gone to heaven!!! When they became teenagers and also liked to sleep in. . i was so proud of them!!! Like Mommy, like daughters!!!

Taking a week off before Christmas? I love it! I feel on top of things, organized, peaceful, glad. It still doesn't feel like Christmas to me though. Does it to you? I know that its coming at us like a speeding freight train, I just somehow find it strange to think that it is. . Maybe once I get my decorations going I'll be more into it? I have been feeling the peace and love for others feeling - its so good. I want to do good things for others, I think of God and thank him for this season, I want to eat fruitcake with marzipan. . so I bought a little one just for me today!! *i'm the only one who likes it - yes, I'm one of those weirdos * I want to bake cookies. I want to smell evergreen. I love holidays -- you too?

19 comments:

Lindsay said...

I slept in as a teenager? Funny, I don't remember!

Kathryn said...

yeah, you did! Not all the time, but you certainly had your lazy mornings. . though you know, out of all 4 of us, you had the sunniest disposition in the mornings!!!!

Lindsay said...

I never really feel grumpy in the morning. There are some mornings where I'm more tired and don't want to get up, but once I get in the shower, I'm wide awake and happy! The only time I get grumpy is when I have a headache.

Tracy said...

Mmmmm marzipan....

I hope you planned at least one day to sleep in!!! I have to admit that I'm not very often grumpy in the morning either. There are times, but not very often.

Kathryn said...

mmmmarzipan!!!! we should have a marzipan binge together!!!! LOL! That stuff is too good! I'm envious of people who aren't out of sorts in the morning, maybe if i was a coffee drinker i'd do well in the a.m.?! I feel outnumbered - Rob and L & K drink it, before you know it, my grandkids will be coffee drinkers and there i'll be, sipping my chocolate milk!!!! Girl, I'm sleeping in tomorrow morning! I'll get up when I get up. . . ahhhhh!!! holidays.

Lindsay said...

What don't you like about coffee?

Kathryn said...

i don't like it because of its bitter taste. I love its aroma. . just hate its taste. blech. .

Denise said...

I don't like coffee - although everyone around me does. I do like to aroma too, though.

Kathryn said...

yeah, it smells great!!!

The Phantom Piccolo said...

LOL - I have the BNL christmas CD too - It's hilarious!!

Kathryn said...

oh yeah, its a great CD, eh? funny!! cool!!! Good to hear from ya, Carri! Hope you and yours have a great Christmas!!!

emmsy said...

ooh i feel i have to stick up for coffee here... coffee's great! man, i think i drink too much of the stuff... but it just tastes and smells so good... oh to be back in my fav coffee shop, watch them make that coffee... the perfect cup eludes me.

Kathryn said...

maybe one day soon you will find your perfect cup!!! If Lindsay sees your comment (when she gets her computer back!!) she'll rush in to defend coffee! there's 3 kinds of people in this world : 1. Coffee drinkers.
2. Tea drinkers.
3. Other hot beverage drinkers.

and then there's me!!!

Lindsay said...

The perfect cup of coffee has to have just the right amount of sugar and cream. It's all about sugar and cream ratios! One light teaspoon of sugar, and just enough cream to make the coffee light brown. If there's too much of either, it's ruined! Usually, the more bitter, the better!

Kevin said...

The Barenaked Ladies are an excellent band.. so talented. I love their harmonies. It's cool how their voices are so distinct, yet they compliment each other so well.

Since you have recommended it so highly, I will definitely try to give their Christmas CD a listen next time I'm in a music store.


PS

Lindsay, "the more bitter the better" ??

I love my coffee smooth...

If you like bitter coffee, you may want to try a French Press / Bodum, mine at least makes coffee more bitter than the regular drip maker.

Kathryn said...

Hey Kev! I too love BNL!!! they rock in every way! I love their crazy lyrics. . . they are so honest. . they write about things that ppl think, but don't usually say in songs. . which is one big reason why i think they're cool. Musically, vocally also very talented, you're right. .

Yes, bitter coffee??? blah. . that's exactly why I won't drink the stuff! ick. .

Maybe espresso or turkish would be stronger? more bitter?

Tee said...

You're going a mile a minute! LOL. I like to bake cookies too. Wish I could right now but we're kinda snowed in with not enough ingredients. Darn! We're going to this weekend at my Mom's house anyway.
I like the smell of evergreen - which is unfortuante since we got a fake tree this year. LOL. I'm just so tired of dealing with the needles and ours always dies like a week before Christmas.
Glad you're getting a week off. I can totally feel your excitment all the way over here ;)

emmsy said...

espresso gooood! might be getting a nice new espresso maker at Christmas, so yay!

Kathryn said...

yep, mile a minute. . its all the excitement from the time off work, i think!! I get really worked up about most occasions. . love to celebrate, love to decorate and prepare and make every celebration fabulous!! Baking is the best thing!!! Hope you have fun at your mom's?! I'm sure that you will. . Speaking of snowed in. . we're getting quite a bit of it now, to join the other loads we've already received. .a very white Christmas here, unless it all melts in a huge warm front?! HOPE NOT! its so pretty.

Emma. . I hope that Santa brings your espresso maker??!!!!! I saw Santa today at our staff Christmas dinner. . he was looking a bit skinny!!! Maybe he's been doing low carb?