Still, in a few hours it will all be over. The presents will be open, the kids will most likely be back asleep, and to be honest, I'll be quite shocked if Lori hasn't started taking down the Christmas tree. There's still been no decision made on an afternoon movie (Alvin & the Chipmunks is out as we went to see that yesterday), and fortunately my kids are past the point where I have to spend all day Christmas Day assembling things for them, so I guess it's just a matter of taking it easy and relaxing until dinner or the Bears/Packers game - whichever starts first.
When I have all that down time however, I think. It doesn't happen often (at least I've been told many times that I don't think much) but it does seem to happen on Sundays, or sometimes late Saturdays. Either way, when it does happen, I make sure to write everything down. That way, on Sunday mornings, you folks can wake up and try to decipher the strange questions that are running through my mind. Lucky you:
How do you deal with unexpected Christmas cards?
Do you respond to unexpected Christmas cards, or do you just ignore it?
Do you prefer a hot or cold Christmas?
@vangrizz if you'd like to come join in) and I've been laughing at some of them for all their wishing for a white Christmas. I don't get it. The majority of Christmases in my life have been white, and I can't think of anything good about it. I know some old guy wrote a song about a White Christmas a while back, but I'd really rather get up and hit the beach (or Disneyland) instead of shoveling the driveway again. Avoiding the snow would be a definite Christmas priority for me.
Are you a white Christmas fan? Or are you a sane person?
Wait...I'm actually going to have to do this now aren't I?
Passports with Purpose fundraiser a while back. Well yesterday was the draw, and sure enough I won one of the prizes I donated to. This summer, our family is going to head out east and use our family pass for the Monkey Trunks high rope and zipline park. A huge thank you to Mary of Travel with Teens and Tweens for hosting the prize, but it's now dawning on me that I'm actually going to have to participate in this outing. My wife has been asking to go ziplining for quite a while, and it's been very easy to be supportive when there were no real prospects of us doing it any time in the near future. Now that it seems like we'll have the chance to hang from high wires this summer, I'm finding it a little tougher to fake the bravado. Whose bright idea was it to try for this prize anyways? I should have stuck with the pickpocket proof pants!
Have you been ziplining? Is it scary?
Do you wash your car on road trips?
Does it make sense to wash your car if you know it's going to get dirty the next day?
What was in the Kate Spade bag?
Ok, I know you've been waiting since I posted a picture a few weeks ago, so here you go. Me opening the Kate Spade bag:
Now that's a perfect gift for me! If Kate Spade sold those, I'd be much more likely to shop there.
Did you get any well disguised gifts this year?