Friday, December 16, 2011
Hamsters in my alcohol are NOT the most absurd thing I have seen tonight.
Beginning at 2:00 p.m. today, I...
Went to Hancock Fabrics to pick up the bias tape I needed to finish the American Girl sleeping bags I am sewing; went to Target to find a secret Santa gift; went to HomeGoods to find a Secret Santa gift; picked up 2 of 4 children from school and agreed to an impromptu playdate; went to Barnes & Noble to find a secret Santa gift; went BACK to Target to actually purchase my Secret Santa gift; cooked TWO pans of brownies and an entire batch of chili (as opposed to a partial batch?); monogrammed two dish towels; cleaned a kitchen; freaked out and went to Sam's to purchase my *actual* secret Santa gift after being ridiculed by my husband; drank 7 glasses of wine, and; ate 2 steak sandwiches and 10 pounds worth of Bissinger's chocolate.
I would like it noted that my secret Santa gift was traded the maximum of THREE times; it was tied for BEST GIFT ever with a 5-pack of wine. I call that a win, even if it came at the cost of $15 worth of gas and my SANITY. FYI, the Steve Jobs biography is a hit--but this is amongst a crowd that also (thoughtfully) considered a 42DD bra a wise use of $20. For the record, I am not a 42DD.
And then I came home, kind of drunk, and Mike noticed that the hamsters were fortressed amongst our alcohol--which is good, because I might not have found them for weeks. I'm sure there is a story there, I'm just not convinced that it is as great as a 30+ year old male in a REALLY large female undergarment.