Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas, you wonderful old building and loan!

I do not know why I am bothering to blog, as about seven people will be reading this over the next few days. I threw in a photo of Renee being heavy with child at my 40th birthday party, because it is a heavy with child kind of day. I am sure she is going to be happy with me.

Okay. The food shopping is done. Hors d'oeuvres are either out on Christmas plates or ready to be put together in the fridge*. Gifts are wrapped. Stockings stuffed, even the cats' (they get Baked Lay's. Not a cheat, because it's food. They love Baked Lay's. I do not know why).

The house is clean. The guest bedroom has been as de-catted as possible. I have yelled at Marvin Gardens for being a slob 750 times.

We are set for guests. My mother and stepfather are driving here as we speak. Which we aren't.

I put my makeup on today and the sun was screaming through the window. Since all the leaves fell off our eight million oak trees, the sun really shines in here all day, which is nice. However, me? Looking in the mirror at noon, which I don't normally do? WOW! What clogged pores? Holy mackinerny.

I haven't gone an entire year without a facial since about 1976, when I was 11. And back then, obviously I didn't have money to run out to Elizabeth Arden -- not that there was an Elizabeth Arden in Saginaw, Michigan -- so what I did was boil water, put a bunch of herbs in there, throw a towel over my head and steam for 20 minutes. I wish I would have thought of that before now. The moon called. Wants it surface back (that was for you, stie).

Do you think facial places will be open January 1?

*Renee gave me easy hors d'oeuvres ideas. Want to know them? One is take a cracker, blue cheese, a walnut and drizzle maple syrup, just a touch, over it. I know. Sounds sophisticated. She used to work for Wolfgang Puck. The other is a cracker, Gouda cheese and a sliver of pear.

I am also serving Christmas cookies, of course, candy, various breads and candied nuts. Plus two dinners. Somebody kill me.

I hope you all have a merry little Christmas, if you celebrate it. Otherwise, I hope your Chinese food is good.


dcrmom said...

LOL! Your posts never disappoint. Merry Christmas! And here's to facials in 2008. My skin's a disaster. I think I need to seriously consider regular facials. Or a face lift. BAH.

Bronwyn said...

I used to do the same thing for facials! Seventeen Magazine was my bible.

I am about cooked out, I have to say. My mom and dad have already been here for 5 days. Sigh.

Anyway, I read, I read! Continue to post!

Stie: My Favorite Things said...

Merry Christmas to you, June. And thanks for that moon-called joke. Makes me smile every time (and wish I could think of those zingers).

Happy holidays!

mamacita said...

Okay, in your new "healthy" year, you need to buy some Dr. Hauschka lavender bath for your at-home steam facial. That's what they used at the facial I had this year (the only one I have ever had, BTW). Then they vacuumed my pores. I want to go back so bad!

Oh, but if you're still rocking the frugality thing in the new year, the Johnson & Johnson baby shampoo with lavender smells divine. Make yourself a bubble bath with it.

Your NC friend said...

I am really glad you don't have any pictures of my pregnancy. :) Hope you enjoy your holidays. You really are a wonderful example to all about the meaning of giving. Can't wait for your new blog. I am sooo ready to eat healthy after today. This was my last day to splurge. Honest :D.

Smiles and Joy!

girlymama said...

she looks just like I feel right now ;-)

Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Nice work karen I am just writing this because you begged me to. Look forward to the new blog.