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Next Week For Sure

December 23rd, 2008

Thank you for your input. This whole exercise in thinking I’m always right reaching out to the community for backing up of my less popular opinion feedback has been very humiliating valuable.


I’d also like to thank The Rock for his gracious acceptance of being right. When he first said that most of America opens their presents on Christmas Day, I thought he was pompous, assumptive, and dismissive of my longtime family traditions of Christmas Eve present-opening, cheese fondue-consuming and chestnut regurgitating.


Turns out I was wrong. And I am working on becoming big enough (shouldn’t be a problem) to accept it.


Meanwhile, PROMPTuesday will be back next week. We’re scrambling to pack, load the car, and gas up for our trip to Camarillo to see my dad, stepmom, and brother (in town from Singapore). I am leaving my beefy housesitter here to contend with possible Christmas tree fires and toilet overflows.


And although I am happy to spend Christmas with the family I’ve got close, I will miss my sister in North Dakota, whose baby I’ve yet to see. Her daughter, Katelyn, was born at just under 24 weeks over a year ago, and is doing fabulously, but can’t be among the public just yet for immunity reasons. I also wish I could personally say “Merry Christmas” to my youngest brother, Marky, who just got engaged on Friday. (His fiance is the beautiful redhead (we love her). I am as usual, the interloper in the middle.)




Anyway, from the heart: May you ALL have happy holidays. Plus, peace, love, enlightenment. And cheese fondue (do it for me).


Thanks for your humor and input for the Christmas tradition weigh-in, and all year long.


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On December 23rd, 2008, Lori said:

Have a wonderful holiday!

On December 23rd, 2008, vodkamom said:

Have a great, great holiday!!!

On December 23rd, 2008, stephanie (bad mom) said:

Your brother & his fiancee are darling – congrats to them.

Have lovely time on your trip. I will definitely try to get some fondue going in your name :D

On December 23rd, 2008, Cocktail Maven said:

Likewise on the fondue in your honor. Might have to be chocolate, though . . .

On December 23rd, 2008, Blognut said:

Not a big fondue lover. In your honor, I’ll give it a try this year. Have a wonderful holiday – travel safely.

On December 23rd, 2008, Danielle said:

Merry Christmas and have a wonderful time with your family!

On December 23rd, 2008, stoneskin said:

“gas up” this side of the pond means “break the bank”, when of course, at Christmas, the bank is already broken.

On December 23rd, 2008, Green Girl said:

Merry Christmas! I hope your family has a blast–and your brother’s fiancee IS beautiful.

On December 23rd, 2008, kate said:

i just bought a fondue thing this very morning! we’re doing cheese and chocolate fondue. for christmas eve! and! i totally always opened presents christmas and it’s way better!

On December 23rd, 2008, Auds at Barking Mad said:

Have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!

On December 23rd, 2008, matteroffactmommy said:

merry christmas, deb! hugs and best wishes to you, the rock, toots and booger for a safe trip and a happy celebration of the season!
smooches and hugs sent to CA from DC! :)

On December 23rd, 2008, Jenn @ Juggling Life said:

Cheese fondue is our New Year’s Eve tradition.

Have a great trip and a great Christmas!

On December 23rd, 2008, g said:

Have a marvelous holiday!! See you next week!

On December 24th, 2008, Melanie @ MelADramatic Mommy said:

We’ll be right behind you on the freeway headed up to TO. Merry Christmas!

On December 24th, 2008, PAPA said:

Happy Holidays to my favorite San Diego Momma!

Love and all things BIG for 2009!

On December 24th, 2008, Da Goddess said:

Drive safely, my friend!

Merry Christmas!

On December 25th, 2008, Ferd said:

Merry Christmas, Deb!
I didn’t want the day to go by without stopping by!
Have a great holiday!
: )

On December 27th, 2008, Barrie Summy said:

Have a wonderful wonderful holiday! And here’s to a magnificent 2009!

On December 28th, 2008, Jessica Bern said:

Happy holidays to you and the family. Have a great time and I’m going to swap your cheese fondue for chocolate cake, if you don’t mind but I will think of you until the very last slice.

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