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12.22.2014

Happy Kwanzmaskuh Solstice

i feel like buddy the elf but man, 2 days until christmas!  it's santa!


i already know what my holiday will consist of.  because it's always pretty quiet.  working a half day on christmas eve - mostly working about 2 hours and then going to the christmas luncheon at the fancy club my boss belongs to.  as a strict cheap beer drinker, he delights in my trying all the over-the-top sugary champagne cocktails they always have.  i delight in drinking them.  for free.

from there i'll pick up the last thing on my shopping list; cinnamon sugar roasted nuts from the christkindlmarket (german christmas market) downtown.  my dad's favorite, and i want them to be as fresh as possible.  i'll probably also get a container of garret's popcorn for john's mom, since she loves it but always complains that she can't find it, despite the fact that it's across the street from said german market, which she attends every year.

then i'll head home to hawkeye, pick up her and the gifts for john's family, and head over to their house.  conveniently arriving after they're done with mass, because church is not my jam.  (after 7 long years of catholic school, i've come to the realization that i celebrate christmas because i love my family and friends and that's what they love to do.  i don't recognize having any sort of religious affiliation anymore, so it's a happy kwanzmaskuh solstice situation for me.  i just like the season.)

after cocktails and treats and presents with john's family, hawkeye and i will head home to the roommate's festivities - she's hosting a christmas eve cocktails and games night.  arriving late ensures that her friend with the baby will already be back at home in bed, and the vodka and cards against humanity portion of the evening can begin.

and in the late morning on christmas, my mom will come to pick up me and hrh princess hawkeye, who can't dare take a cab or public transit, and we'll spend the day at my parents' house, opening gifts (they got me sorel boots), playing with the 3 dogs and helping them open their gifts because of course the dogs get gifts, addressing my mom's 'new year's cards' because she never orders in time for christmas, making a few desserts and cooking pasta for dinner.  while i play 'refill your champagne every time someone mass texts merry christmas.'  oh and laugh at the hilarious conversations with my dad's friends in india, because they're 11.5 hours ahead and already really drunk.  eventually, my mom will drive us home with lots of leftovers and hawkeye and i will sleep for about 14 hours.

after that?  i still have 3 glorious days off.  with only one remaining event - celebrating megan's birthday on saturday.

i'm nothing if not a planner.  happy kwanzmaskuh solstice to you, friends.  see you next week.

17 comments:

  1. How perfect is that picture? Hawkeye is even smiling!

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  2. You kwanzmaskuh solstice sounds beyond delightful. Can I come next year? It's a kwanzmaskuh solstice situation for me too, except I like to throw in Festivus too. (tomorrow!) happy days to us all.

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  3. This sounds like a fantastic holiday! Put me on the list for next year... Ps... Best part is you getting your dad's favorite nuts - love that!

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  4. What a cute picture of Santa and Hawkeye!
    Happy Holidays you guys!!!

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  5. Merry merry to Hawkeye, you, John, and your families! Sorry, I had to put HRH first. She prefers it that way.

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  6. sounds like a great way to celebrate. and drinking sugary champagne sounds awesome, especially the free part. My mother in law is odd about not being able to ind certain things, even if it's right in front of her.

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  7. Have a wonderful week! (p.s. I've been rocking Swagbucks like nobody's business thanks to you!)

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  8. That sounds like a good holiday. The free booze from the boss man. Of course the kids (our pups) get gifts. ;) Cards Against Humanity is always a good idea!

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  9. Sounds like you have a fabulous holiday all planned out!!! I got my new "siblings" (my moms puppies) a present this year because puppies are people too! I like how you plan your arrivals to avoid all the dreadful things! I like your style! Merry Christmas my friend!

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  10. I have some days off too. Winning!! Sounds like some great plans and Im dying over hrh pic with santa! :D

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  11. Your holiday plans sound perfect. Happy holidays!

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  12. oh my gosh that picture though! i love it. hope you are enjoying your time off :)

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