Saturday, December 27, 2008

better late then never .. right? the book.. SORRY!

what a whirlwind of a time.. I'm glad it over...
Merry Christmas to you all! (late is better then nothing!)
Christmas eve is when I started wrapping any gifts.. up until about 4pm.. there was not one present under the tree.. we had talked to the boys about this year.. they would not be getting alot.. due to so many people outta jobs.. that meant a ton of families having NO Christmas.. so we would be spending our extra money (HAHAHA that is just funny sounding.. EXTRA!) buying gifts for the less fortunate.. they were not thrilled but both said.. OK right off the bat.. never heard a word that their were no gifts.. I was proud of em..
so I start wrapping ( I had snuck in more then I thought I had for them.. so this was going to be a long night) my inlaws were suppose to be there christmas eve..and go home the day after christmas.. but they were scared of getting stuck in one of the 3 storms that were SUPPOSE to hit us (not a one ever did) so about 7pm.. im still wrapping.. and hubby calls his parents to see for sure.. thats why they werent coming.. he said his mom was very upset.. cuz she was going to miss the boys opening presents and all that.. (we already said their would be no gift giving to anyone but the kids.. us adults dont need anythign.. and its just easier) so he came in to where I was wrapping..and told me about it.. and said.. "we should just go" well me not feeling well.. I mean.. I was feeling BAAAAAAd.. didnt even think.. and went off.. "no! this is our last christmas of the boys believing in santa.. and we have the kids.. it should be about them having it at home and blah blah blah" he said ok and off he went.. I started to wrap again and snapped.. I wasnt even thinkin of my MIL.. so as I wrapped I thought it over more and more.. how could we do this.. a main reason we dont leave anywhere is our animals.. the cat is 16 and not well.. we bend over backwards to keep food in her and the barf cleaned up.. the dogs are 14 years old.. and are far from being able to be left alone.. as they will not eat or drink if we are not home.. so as I wrapped.. and went back and pulled bows off all the gifts that were done.. I had decided I was the one that was wrong and being bad.. so I rushed to get all the gifts for the boys done.. called in hubby and said.. "ok, hows this.. we ask friends son to just sleep here tonight.. I finish wrapping.. we leave in say a hour.. drive there.. that puts us there at 1am.. we wake them up .. the boys open gifts.. we lay down for a nap.. leave first thing(inlaws had made new plans to take hubby's grandmother (my MILs mom) to her sons cabin, so they were leaving at 6am) and be home by noonish.. just in time to be at friends.. cuz she was cooking a big Christmas dinner for us all.. " hubby didn't even pause to think and yelled OK..so I rushed to finish the last few gifts.. hubby called friends son .. he came over.. I got all the boys gifts in a large box .. left all the stuff for hubby and friends and the mess.. we all grabbed our pillow and a coat.. and off we went..we got there at 1am.. the boys opened their gifts and ate a snack. we all went and laid down at 3am.. and were all up at 6am.. and back in the van and heading home.. got home at 11.. Im still sicker then a dog .. but just going thru the motions.. friend changed time for dinner to 4pm.. so hubby laid down for a little nap.. I tried to find the house.. tried to back a desert.. TRIED.. catch that? lol off we went to dinner.. Hubby snuck out as soon as we got there.. as there were a few gifts that were large that the boys didn't get cuz they were in the attic and I forgot about them.. so he snuck home.. got it all out and under the tree.. and snuck back.. we ate dinner.. came home. the boys saw the stuff.. and Logan said.. "hey! who came home and did this..? I said.. no one.. why do you ask? he said.. AHHH.. I knew Santa would find a way to see us.. even thou we did it all funny to be with gramma!" That made my entire Holiday season
After everyone was dead dog tired and heading to bed.. hubby came in as I was trying to clean up the mess so we could go to bed.. and hugged me big.. and whispered.. "thanks for going home with me" that meant a ton.. his mom is not doing well at all.. she just refuses to take care of herself.. he really doesn't see her making it to next year.. either does our friend..who is the cancer nurse.. so even tho I almost ruined it .. I managed to make it write.. and do the right thing..
hubby is now sicker then a dog.. I'm feeling a bit better.. I have no voice.. so that good for the boys..lol but at least hubby now knows I wasn't just being a baby! lol hes pretty sure hes in hell.. sad thing is.. he has to work tonight.. should be interesting!
as for the sales on the day after.. NADA HERE.. 50% off... but it was at that BEFORE Christmas.. I had to go shopping.. as we had nothing in the house.. so I had no choice.. lots of people.. but the shelves still full with lots of choices..