Thursday, December 17, 2009

More Coffee! More! Coffee! More!!!!!

To summarize this week's whines: we're still here. But we're really tired. 'Nuff said?

Seasonal Award/Old Skool Division goes to kathy a. who started us off right this week, with this understated whine:
i'm way behind on the holiday thing.
Seasonal Award/Campaign Season Division for liz, whose decorations for BOTH of the Judeo-Christian Winter Solstice Holidays were in storage. Rescued by now, I hope.

Seasonal Award/Out of Season Division to KLee's Offspring for injuries sustained while ice skating in a place that is 75 degrees outside. I bet she doesn't even own snowpants, hunh? They are good for padding even if you don't need the warmth.

Seasonal Award/Family Fun Division goes to Emily for her MIL's passive-aggressive compliment about the dessert table.

Seasonal Award/Sums-it-up Division to Sarah who wonders:
What to buy my husband for Christmas? No money for fabulous. Not enough creativity for creative.
Ain't No Valley Low Enough Award to Redzils, who is sinking under the weight of everything that didn't seem so bad last week, plus more. If pixies wishes could lift you up, you'd be floating again by now.

Stylish Whine Award/Seasonal Division to liz for her fabulous eight nights of Hanukah!

Stylish Whine Award/Haiku Division to kathy a. for her plaintive plea to an errant former colleague.

Elevated Risk of Mullet to Sue for pretty much everything, but especially "If it had lasted much longer I would have had to set my hair on fire just to get out of the room." And all our sympathy on the most ridiculous meeting, ever.

On kathy a.'s orders, "extra prizes to esperanza and her hormones, and to amy and the bad very bad ugly bedtime routine." Hear, hear. This too shall pass. But not as soon as you'd like, apparently.

Cluesticks for esperanza's husband, or maybe his doctor, for even contemplating a medication shake up during The Season and with the Mini-Baboo about to make an appearance. Sigh.

Double cluesticks for Amy's husband. For the love of god, man, your wife is infant furniture all night, every night. Pick up the slack around the house. (This may be the most useful thing in the Sears baby book. He makes it pretty clear that clean up is Dad's job.)

Candy canes and jelly donuts (really? you like those?) for all the helpful pixies, especially JenR collecting gift ideas for biker hubbies. Um, hubbies who bike. Yeah, that's better.

Thank you, everyone, for the good company and the delicious virtual treats. Join us next week when kathy a. eases us through the last of the Seasonal.


kathy a. said...

oh, lovely awards, madeleine! thank you.

liz said...

Thank you Madeleine!

Decor still not rescued. I have less than 11 hours to do that.

Emily said...

Great awards Madeleine--thank you!

I think you deserve a special prize for this--" For the love of god, man, your wife is infant furniture all night, every night"

Sue said...

I'm with Emily - you are award-worthy for that one!

Great awards Madeleine!

Sue said...

Oh, and thanks for the Cache advice too - I'll give it a try.

Madeleine said...

Sue, glad you caught that late-breaking comment. Hope it helps!

Elizabeth said...

Anyone want to have a special East Coast Snowpocalypse edition?

kathy a. said...

i'm totally on board with a prize for madeleine's "for the love of god" remark! many chocolate coins and blessings of the season.

Amy said...

thanks, pixies. i agree -- tater is a tension increaser (and yes, i do read askmoxie), and that is indeed the most useful idea in the entire dr. sears tome.

i <3 you all. i don't know what i'd do without ww.

Madeleine said...

We heart you too, Amy! I hope Santa brings you that recliner you've been wishing for.

kathy a. said...

a recliner seems like the least santa could do. xoxo