Hey, look — a personalized stocking for Joanie! And only a few days after I realized we didn’t have one. We get our tree tonight and decorate through the weekend, so the timing was perfect, and no one will be scarred for being forgotten. Not that I could forget Joanie; she’s usually attached to me in a baby carrier, after all. This week, I did forget: bottle nipples (twice); formula (once); Joanie’s hat; my coat at someone’s house; and my phone at home (which ordinarily wouldn’t be such a big deal, but I needed it to look up the address and directions to Jackson’s Thursday morning dentist appointment; luckily, I managed to find the office the old-fashioned way — talking to strangers – and even got there with ten minutes to spare). When a friend of mine told me on Wednesday that she walked all the way down the block after dropping off her son at school without realizing she’d left her younger son there, too, I felt pretty good about my own memory lapses this week.
Anyway, as I mentioned: We’re getting our tree tonight, which is one of my favorite nights of the whole year. After the kids go to sleep, Drew and I will share a bottle of bubbly and maybe something dessert-y and watch holiday movies and listen to Christmas music and start decorating the tree (oh, the sacrifices and concessions my Jewish husband has made being married to a shiksa). Tomorrow afternoon we have a kid’s birthday party, in the evening we’re getting a sitter and going out for dinner and holiday partying, and on Sunday we’re going to some friends’ tree-trimming celebration. All of this holiday merriment and it’s going to be like 64 degrees here this weekend — a record high, I bet.
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Happy weekend, everyone!