Saturday, December 22, 2007

Christmas is coming

It's the best part of the day right now. It's not quite six, I'm having my first cup of hot steaming coffee (heavy on the cream, leave off the sugar), I'm the only one up (well, except for Pyewackit, the big fat Siamese cat) and it's still dark out. It's later than 0 dark 30 but earlier than anyone who doesn't have to be up normally is. Like I said, my favorite time of the day. Early. I've addressed and stamped the last of my Christmas cards ready to put in the mail box, wiped down the cabinets and prepared the table for wrapping gifts. I said yesterday that we are absolutely positively and thankfully finished the shopping for the year. I've gone over the list of who I must buy for and I have achieved success. I can't think of a single thing that I have to get and the tree is now ready to receive her packages. Today, I'm making my fudge (and if I hear one more person question the deliciousness of Velveeta fudge, I'm personally bringing you a piece and use it as a gobstop...the divinity has to be made, the Christmas Birthday cake I'll do on Monday...I've bought the eldest son his own personal fruitcake...and I can't help but think that I have forgotten someone. The Granddaugther of course has made out like a bandit again...if Grandpa thinks she should have it, she gets it...I'm pretty sure I have the kids covered...my sisters, (all of them, blood sister, then Good Sister and Evil Sister) all have a little something under the tree, Daddy's gift is wrapped and under there...there's vacuuming to do ,chicken to be cooked (for the Chicken and Dumplings) and still it nags. I have forgotten something. One more cup of coffee may help loosen up the thought. I'm not sure, but I think it may be the actual busy-ness of the season that makes our blood flow with excitement. It seems that the closer the day gets, the faster this sled of time hurls itself down the mountainside til WHAM, it hits that barrier of Christmas morning and begins to slow down to a more normal speed. And thus the end of the year is upon us. Just like that. Umm, the second cup of coffee is better than the first. Now I have time to taste it and let it soothe jangled nerves...and there it is. I haven't gotten Mac anything. Well, we bought our usual "big gift for each other" but I usually give him something extra. I know, I know, he has me...but that's more or less the gag gift, so I guess I'll be out and about after all, today. Wish me luck. I want to find just the right thing for the man who beat out Cary Grant in my affections!
Velveeta Fudge for a loved one....

17 comments:

Adla said...

Awww Sandi,ain't that sweet..hope you find a good gift for the hubby,erm putting my thinking cap on... a leg of lamb perhaps, they say a way to a mans heart is through his tummy !Haha Don't listen to me I'm on a chocolate high!

Yups the year is coming to an end... I look forward to January, will chuck the resolutions not accomplished this year and have fun setting new ones!

By the way, the little cabinet on my desk has been with me for donkey years. It use to hold my little dolly tea set and all of that. It's travelled the high seas with me and is one of those sentimental artefacts I am keeping forever and ever and ever.

Wishing you a wonderful Christmas with the ones you love :)

Hugs,Adla

PAT said...

Hello Sandi

I just came by to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

Pat

Mockingbird Hill said...

Forgot something?? Let's see...mmmm....ummmm...ME!!! Oh..not me? Well, I'm sure it will come to you and whatever you figure out, it will be just right! For someone who's supposed to be all ready, you sure have a lot to do! Get crackin' girlie...and remember to have fun, too!

Cassie

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I'll join you for a cup of that creamy coffee~ no sugar please!
Merry Christmas y'all!
Sandi

Sandi McBride said...

Just finished cutting up the velveeta fudge...couldn't help but take the tiniest nibble...it's so goooooooooood...now to hide it from Mac (WTHF)....

joan said...

Sandi,

I was up at 6am this morning also. Just can't sleep. We should have called each other but it is nice isn't it, just enjoying that cup of coffee and having the Christmas tree all lit up. Okay, you really do have to send me a piece of valveeta cheese, I just can't picutre it. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Jenn and Jacqui said...

Hi Sandi, love your early morning start, that is the best part of the day for sure, before everyone gets ups and wants something, a little solitude! Love to be sharing that coffee and cream (divine!) with you :) Keep that fudge away from Mac, since he made off with the Cherry Ripe he now has a reputation!! We hope you have a wonderful Christmas each and every one of your loved ones and keep your eye on the horseshoe from evil sister yeah? Merry Christmas hon :) Jenn and Jacqui xo
PS Did you get our email with the Twelve Days of Christmas joke? xo

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hey! You forgot my present too. I know what you mean about thinking everything is all finished and you can sit and relax and look at the Christmas tree lights. NOT My husband informed me yesterday that his sister, her husband, her married son and daughter-in-law will be coming to our home for Christmas dinner. That makes a total of 20. It also meant an extra present I had to go out and buy today. Ain't it fun? But it's okay...I don't mind. The more the merrier. Merry Christmas Sandi....You are such a delightful lady.

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

If I could stop reading blogs and visiting with my IM buddy, I'd get to making that fudge. I would. I swear I would.

Lots of laugh out loud comments in this post, Sandi. You're a riot!

justabeachkat said...

Okay, I'm hoping I'm the love one the fudge is for. It sounds and looks so yummhy!

Hugs!
Kat

Cathy said...

I'm not sure we can get Velveeta here (in fact I have no idea what it is or if there is an English equivalent)but if we did I'd be trying the fudge recipe! Hope you have a truly lovely Christmas.
Cathy X

Country Cottage Chic said...

I just want to wish you & yours a wonderful Christmas!

Pam said...

I had to laugh at Pyewackit being the only one up except you. I don't care what time it is but George (my Siamese) makes it his business to be up when you are up in the middle of the night or morning. They have to supervise you know!

Wishing you a wonderful Christmas!

Liz said...

Oh, I have slept in again, brain is muddled, cannot get it together, another list to view, yep -I have forgotten my EX! ooooh -how bad is that? also have to do the animal Xmas shopping - they simply cannot be forgotten.
Merry Christmas
Hugs from N.Z.
Liz

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

I made the fudge! It's a hit. Everyone loves it. I love it, too, which is not a good thing. Hope that I can hide it from myself. ;>

Kari & Kijsa said...

We just wanted to stop by and wish you a very Merry Christmas!

Have a blessed day!

smiles, kari and kijsa

Barbara said...

What a lovely tin you have your fudge in.
39 years - you are catching up you know!