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i kinda miss toys.

It's odd, getting 'adult' presents. Tonight, i got from my family a food processor (I'm still not quite sure what they do, but many recipes say i need one), two sets of soft sheets, and a bag of grocery-type goodies. Detergent and toothpaste and paper towels and such. And $5 to In-and-Out Burger. I'll get the oven when I have a day off.

Getting stuff is so much less fun than giving it. I was so happy seeing the expression on Season's face when I gave her a present. Heather's face last year when I gave her a purple velvet jacket. I can't wait until Michael opens the stuff I bought him. I'm nervous ... I hope he likes it.

Funny, at dinner ... my mom doesn't treat any of the other members of my family any better than she treats me. She asked what I would like for Christmas dinner, and I had told her yams. So she makes yams. My dad makes a comment that they haven't had yams in a long time.
Mom:"You don't like yams."
Dad:"I like ..."
Mom:"You and Brad don't eat potatoes. You don't like yams."
And that was the end of that discussion, and my poor dad looks down at his plate and continues eating yams.

I think I might stay in tonight ... I have no clean clothes, I haven't even taken a shower yet. I should work on my needlepoint. I finished most of the body of the kitty last night, I just have to do the face details, the flowers, and the outline. It's coming out well.

I need to go get my nails done soon ... time is always the problem. Maybe sunday if I wake up early enough ... maybe monday ... maybe ...

I've made plans to go out to the desert with my family near the end of January. This is going to be a fun experiment ... My family, Michael, and I crammed into a motorhome for three days in the middle of nowhere, pretending I don't smoke. Oh yeah, good times. I'll get to ride my quad again ... i'll have fun.

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hamsterhuey
Dec. 23rd, 2003 08:27 pm (UTC)
i agree- i much prefer giving gifts.
allthingsshiny
Dec. 23rd, 2003 11:23 pm (UTC)
and you give great gifts.

i'm just hoping that goyle doesn't decide to tackle the leg lamp.
hamsterhuey
Dec. 23rd, 2003 11:28 pm (UTC)
I actually pride myself on my taste in gifts... the problem is my taste in gifts often over-rides my common sense about money... it's one of those "oh my god! that's perfect!" and then i don't look at the price tag.
eamajyn
Dec. 23rd, 2003 08:48 pm (UTC)
I like giving better too that's why this year sucks.
allthingsshiny
Dec. 23rd, 2003 08:57 pm (UTC)
i just stress out so bad about finding the "perfect" present.
eamajyn
Dec. 23rd, 2003 09:20 pm (UTC)
this is the stuff that pisses me off about the holidays. i just think its conditioned in us to an extent and it ruins things.
allthingsshiny
Dec. 23rd, 2003 09:30 pm (UTC)
well, i'd rather find something so perfect, than just pick up something because it is a gift and i should buy it.

i think it works out better this way, but at the same time, why can't i do this any time of year?
eamajyn
Dec. 23rd, 2003 11:12 pm (UTC)
I like to save that for birthdays since I don't have lots of money, if I can afford it then. But what I mean is that the sort of wanting to do the perfect thing or the feeling like we need to buy things for eachother stuff just adds excess stress. But yeah, I think any time you get a gift for someone it ought to be thoughtful.
alexvdl
Dec. 24th, 2003 03:11 am (UTC)
"Hey! You get your bitch ass back in the kitchen and make me some yams!"

/slightly paraphrased

I can't stand being told what I do or don't like.

OF course I guess the other memorable line just wouldn't work as well. "Hey Woman, you shut your mouth and make babies"
allthingsshiny
Dec. 24th, 2003 03:52 am (UTC)
nor can i. but my dad and my brother are extremely passive.
alexvdl
Dec. 24th, 2003 08:32 am (UTC)
Mayhaps you don't get along with your mother beause you're bothd ominany personalities?
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