Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas Stats

Here is some of what we did over the last few days:

  • Last minute Christmas Gifts purchased: three (all for MB, all purchased on Christmas Eve!)
  • Cookies baked: four (peanut butter cornflake chocolate bars, seven layer bars, peanut butter kiss cookies, sugar cookies)
  • Other baking: cranberry maple cake for Christmas breakfast
  • Meals cooked: One (Christmas, Caesar salad, baked potatoes, steaks on the grill, easy!)
  • Other cooking: Spanish style shrimp, which included three parts, making the garlic oil, making garlic chips, then finally cooking the shrimp.
  • Tamales consumed: um...four? five? we ate some the 23rd, the 24th, etc etc etc. We still have some left and will be eating them for dinner tonight.
  • Bottles of wine polished off: please don't make me divulge this number!
  • Christmas movies watched: Three (Christmas Carol, the George C. Scott one; It's A Wonderful Life; A Christmas Story)
  • Presents Opened: A gajilion? All for Son, of course, who got the haul which included a Lego Star Wars ship from Santa, a spirograph, a puzzle, two games, a Rubik's cube, numerous art supplies including a sketching kit and some painting canvases, a spyology book, night vision goggles, and some Wimpy Kid books. I got him some shirts and a sweater and an orange for his stocking!
  • Gifts given: I got MB the NBA socks he so wanted, also two sweaters and The Best of Ogden Nash and a moleskin notebook. He also received a Godzilla action figure from Son, but I'll let him report on that. I gave my sister a bunch of movies, and my mom a book she wanted. That's all. Oh, and various gifts for the neices and nephew.
  • Gifts received: a great exercise shirt and sweater from MB, also the London moleskin, complete with maps, etc, a book from Son. My mother got me a coat and crocheted a scarf to match. Cute! Lip stuff, Luna bars, cocktail napkins.
  • Books read: one, The Subtle Knife. Now I'm on to The Amber Spyglass. I need to finish this series before school starts again!
  • Trips out of the house: in the last two days? None! Which is why I need to get off my fat (cookie) ass and at least go for a walk. I don't want to drive anywhere, even though the hardworking civil servants are plowing and salting, even as I write this.
  • Further festivities: a dinner with Jason's retauntuer friend, a dinner with Otterbutt and Sylvia. Then maybe I can stop drinking for a month. Or at least a week.
Merry Christmas to all! I wish you a fabulous 2009. I hope I get to see you all real soon!!


Condiment said...

Sounds great. Thanks for the report!

Lisa B. said...

This sounds excellent and I am especially appreciating the spirograph that Son got, a present that my younger sister(s?) got that I monopolized, because it was cool. Hope to see you soon, too.

ErinAlice said...

Yea for sitting on your cookie ass! It must run in the family. We did go out to the mall today. Crazy?? Yes it was but we got great sales!! I should post some stats too. I like your numbers!!