21 December 2005

where's that time machine when I need it?

Sorry Oliver. Mum is NOT ready for Christmas. Therefore, it shall be postponed 3-5 days while she gets her shit together. Perhaps we should make that 5-7. And change "days" to "years", please.

The list of things I have not done in preparation for the arrival of Granny and Santa is very long and not terribly distinguished. I'm thinking I need to find a turkey. And clean up the tumbleweeds in the kitchen and dining room. When you have three clumber spaniels and no time to groom them the result is tumbleweeds, poofs white fur that get larger and larger every day, and blow around every time you are called upon to serve as your dogs' doorman.

There's laundry to do, food to be acquired, a few more presents to buy. And I think we need some tape if any wrapping is to occur. And the cleaning. If I started now and didn't eat, sleep or feed Oliver, I would probably get the house looking presentable.

Don't get me started on the decorations that are neatly in their boxes, just as I put them away last year.

Somebody wake me when this is all over.


Melissa said...

Don't worry about the cleaning or the decorations. Or even the wrapping paper for that matter. Just enjoy the holiday with Oliver, and the rest of your family. I can assure you, Oliver doesn't mind the tumble weeds, dirty floors or even lack of wrapping paper. Best wishes for a wonderful holiday!

Kim said...

Thanks Melissa. I am still hoping my mother-in-law's eyesight is not what it used to be!

All the best to your family as well.