Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Virtual Coffee {31} and a cupful of happy


Hello dear friends, welcome to coffee.

I’m starting to get a little overwhelmed lately. We’re leaving in less than a week, my Christmas shopping is so not done, I have to pack for, well, everybody, I have to choose between the eight gazillion pre-Christmas activities going on this week, I want to say bye to my friends, and the kids want a few playdates to see their friends, and we have to go to a wedding this weekend which means I actually don’t have until Monday to do all this but Friday. Ahem, I just realized this today. Let’s just say that last week’s relaxed, mellow attitude has definitely gone out the window to be replaced by total panic and hysteria. Anyone have some Xanax?

But I refuse to mar my favorite season of the year with all this nail biting so this week’s virtual coffee is all about the HAPPY!

So if we were really having coffee today, I would have to tell you how HAPPY I am that despite all evidence to the contrary I managed to pull off my Husband’s 40th birthday party. It was murder mystery themed, and we had a blast. There were five actors (an inspector and four suspects) and we had fun investigating, asking question and coming up with murder scenarios. Might I also add that my table won and the husband’s table was singled out for their totally, shall we say fantastical, interpretation of the facts. Mean of me? Maybe, but a little competition is a good thing in a marriage. (Especially when I win!)

I’m also HAPPY that it appears we’ve managed to resolve some of the issues with the Boy’s preschool, so I don’t have to pull him out of there in a huff and hurriedly look for something new in February when we get back. I may have the tendency to get ahead of myself when I think my kids are unhappy in a situation. It’s the mother bear syndrome.

And lastly, I’m insanely, unimaginably, infinitely HAPPY that I’m going home next week. Have I mentioned this already, perchance? Are you sick of me talking about Houston yet? Well next week, when I’m home I’ll stop talking about how excited I am to be going home. And then I’ll start complaining about my mother and you’ll get a month and a half of that. Lucky you!

I’m linking up today with Amy from Lucky Number 13 as usual for Virtual Coffee and with Angie at My So-called Chaos who is temporarily hosting My Happy List (by Dandelion Wishes).

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10 comments:

  1. Oooh, there's some nice happy there! Other than the stressed stuff.  I feel ya, hang in there! Everything will work out like it's supposed to. :)  Have so much fun going home, and safe travels! :)

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  2. lovely to share in your happiness!!
    thanks for sharing :)
    *hugs*

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  3. I laughed out loud when you mentioned switching from talking about how excited you are to go home to complaining about your mother. Isn't that the truth?! I totally did that with my parents coming to visit us here. Anyway, that's a lot of happy going on and I'm sure you'll get everything done that's necessary. Good luck with it all though and have a safe flight!

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  4. http://crittersandcrayons.comDecember 14, 2011 at 4:32 AM

    I'm happy you're happy!  That birthday party sounds fabulous!  Enjoy Houston-  I love that city!  We visit every few months from Laredo-  :)

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  5. i think you can talk about Houston all you want! oh, i do hate when i have so much pile don me at once, it seriously stresses me out and i am a mess. and then i think and worry about all i have to di instead of just doing it--so dumb. anyway, the birthday party sounds great, i have never been to a party like that but they always sound so fun. glad it all turned out so well! thanks for coffee today.

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  6. I know, I've been sitting here staring at the suitcases worrying about packing, why don't I just start packing already!!

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  7. Never been to Laredo, must drive around and sightsee more!

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  8. Now whenever I complain about my mother I stop and think that my daughter will be complaining about me in twenty years or so... doesn't stop me though!

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  9. must spread some holiday joy, much better than spreading holiday panic!

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  10. Thanks, everything really does always work out, I should learn to just stop with the stressing!

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