December 22, 2007 at 2:34 am 2 comments

I’m in stress out freak out mode.

Today: Nathan’s Christmas party at school. I’m in charge. Need plates. Be there at 9:30. 9:17, no plates at World Market (but lots of wine!). 9:19, not bringing Dora plates from Toys R Us. Scrap plates.

5:30, take Nathan and fam to favorite Mexican restaurant because Ricardo couldn’t get away from work for party.

7:45, have neighbor follow Ricardo to Midas, because after brake job, wheels sound like they could fall off anytime.

Tomorrow, 8:30, walk to work. Can’t fit all five of us in Jeep Wrangler.

9 am-3pm, work. Hopefully will be busy.

10am, Ricardo takes kids shopping to find last minute gift for inlaws.

5pm order pizza for kids.

5:30 pm, babysitter arrives.

5:45 pm, leave for work Christmas party (mine, not Ricardos. Multi Billion dollar companies don’t have Christmas parties.)

12 am ish. Come home.

Sunday. Wake up at 6:45, because kids never let us sleep in after a night out.

9am: Do aunt and cousins hair (pray to the lord I don’t get beer shits at work)

12pm clean, because “Santa won’t bring toys if he sees how you treat yours.”

pm: Get together with friends.

Monday: Try to avoid any store.

1:30 dress kids for church.

2, leave for 30 minute drive to friends church

4:30 go to friends for Christmas eve dinner

8:00 drive home, so Santa can come.



7ish? wake up, open presents, eat breakfast,  shower, pack car with luggage and gifts.

11:00 drive 1 hour to cousins house for Christmas

4-5 pmish, leave cousins house. Drive 3 hours to in laws house.

7-8pm arrive at inlaws.

8pm open presents.

10pm eat dinner.

Wed 7am, wake up.

11am have lunch with inlaws. 12:30 take kids back to inlaws for a nap, Ricardo goes to bar. 4 pm? Drive Ricardo’s drunk ass back to St. Louis for 3 hours.

7pm arrive at home. Drink 3 bottles of wine.


1am, take aspirin and drink water.

7am wake up, Ricardo goes to work.

3pm, go to work

Friday, Friends come from Michigan!!!?!!!!

So, you’ll have to forgive me if you don’t hear from me for a while. I’ll try my hardest.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jen@BigBinder  |  December 26, 2007 at 11:43 pm

    So you are on about your second bottle right now then? It is Wednesday, right? I can’t keep it straight.

    Yes.. I am trying to sift through presents from our FIVE Christmas’s (ridiculous) we have and wash clothes to pack- worked today, work tomorrow, throw stuff in the car and take of Friday AM. Good thing you got to World Market because we will both need some (and by some I mean, a LOT) of wine by then.

  • 2. cleaver mama  |  December 27, 2007 at 3:31 am

    I am laughing so hard right now! I miss you! And this blog post is truly why. Did I read somewhere in there eat dinner at 10:30pm? HOLY #$^@$. Enjoy New Years Eve! I know you will all have a blast!


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