Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Have a wonderful holiday everyone. All I can tell you is that right before Thanksgiving I had the idea for my next book - a collection of essays about my family's long history of over the top holiday disasters called "O Holy Shit." The Christmas we've had this year has provided me one more essay and I've decided to take it as a sign that I absolutely must write this next book once the current one is done, which it almost is.

Last night we had a water main break in our city that shut off water to a quarter of a million people. We were on about fish five of the seven and were left with a gigantic mess and no water to clean it up and the best part of the night was when my mother accused my dad of not paying the water bill. It only got better from there, but the water's back on now. We can't drink it without boiling it, but hey, what are a few amoebas? I could use some dysentery to drop a couple of the holiday pounds I've put on. No, I'm just kidding. I do not want dysentery Universe. I was kidding. Do not give me dysentery.

The other great debate this season was what to have for Christmas dinner and no one could decide and we went through several options before my dad took over and decided to make a prime rib, which nearly sent my mom into convulsions because she must have turkey, but both would have been too much so she's making turkey tomorrow, meaning we get two days of Christmas dinners. I can live with that. I like it all.

I'm going to brunch with my husband and Baby Lawns here shortly so I can relax and enjoy my day and in spite of all the crap I've dealt with this past week, and some of it has been awful let me tell you, this has turned out to be a really great Christmas after all. May yours be even better.


kerry said...

Happy Christmas to you, too! Glad it turned out to be a good holiday after all. :)

Melanie said...

An idea for another book? That's a Christmas gift we'll all appreciate!

Happy Holidays, Wide Lawns.

Sarah @ said...

LOL well here's holiday wishes for no dysentery...on top of the regular happy holiday wishes that people send one another =)

We couldn't agree on Christmas dinner either. In the end we went with turkey and stuffing and mashed potatoes and roasted vegetables. LOL. It was like Thanksgiving, part 2.

JoeinVegas said...

Doesn't sound like a family disaster there. It also doesn't sound like fun to be without water.

Merry Christmas back! And look forward to many years of little kid waiting for Christmas morning to open presents.

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