Saturday, December 29, 2007

Christmas score card


  • Started holiday shopping early. 5 points
  • Didn’t finish until Christmas Eve. However I got it all done before noon and avoided the crowds. Plus I feel generous today so I am keeping the five points I awarded my self earlier.
  • Scored all of the “Major” gifts that each of the kids wanted.
  • Peyton-Guitar Hero…Check. Ava-Play Kitchen…Check. Cade…Secret Mission Ice Bat Ugly doll and Leapster…Check and CheckAmonte-PSP and new cell phone…Check and Check.
  • 20 points. Especially since Secret Mission Ice Bat was nearly mission impossible.
  • Amonte’s PSP is back ordered and won’t be shipped till January 4. In my defense it was not on backorder when the order was placed in PLENTY of time. But that blows for Amonte -5 points
  • Bought my own gifts. 2 to be exact. -5 points
  • Spent substantially less on myself than I did on Mark. -5 points

Christmas Eve

  • Up at the ass crack of dawn to finish shopping. 5 points
  • Baked all afternoon which I do NOT enjoy for the most part. 5 points
  • Cleaned house the rest of the afternoon for the arrival of FIL on Christmas morning 5 points
  • Did not slap Mark who sat on the 10 points
  • Went to church as a family and made it on time. The kids were well behaved and had a great time singing and dancing to the music. Especially Ava who was totally adorable and continued to sing even when the music stopped. LOUDLY. 5 points
  • Survived Christmas Eve at my mothers even though Mark was terribly grouchy from anchoring the couch to the floor all day and the kids were bouncing off the walls. 5 points
  • Cried silently the whole way home because Mark was such an ass. -5 points
  • 2 kinds of cookies for Santa and the Snowman. Carrots for the reindeer. The Night before Christmas read. Everyone tucked in snuggly warm. 5 points
  • Stayed up till 2 am wrapping gifts and drinking wine This is a vast improvement from years past. 5 points

Christmas Day

  • The kids slept in till 6:30!! This year they woke us up BEFORE they started opening presents. 5 points
  • Took only a few pictures and enjoyed watching the kids. 5 points
  • Not enough Batteries. -5 points
  • Spent remainder of morning cooking huge family breakfast of everyone’s favs. 5 points
  • Greeted father in law and his new girlfriend with all the fake warmness in my little heart. 5 points
  • Did not KILL Norm or any of the “adults” who were in the living room while he ate Secret Mission Ice Bats ear off. Calmed hysterical, devastated Cade and fixed Ice Bat’s ear to nearly new. 10 points….cause I was REALLY pissed.
  • Went to work for ½ a shift. Which was nice cause I worked with good friends. 5 points
  • Met Mark and kids at my mom’s again. Did not ridicule Mark for dressing Ava like a circus freak even though I had specifically told him what to put on her. 5 points
  • Enjoyed the evening with my family. Lovely to see my brother and his wife. Makes me so happy that my kids are thrilled with him and that they are back in Michigan. Can’t wait to meet their new baby on Jan.17. 5 points
  • Came to the realization that my marriage is in such a state of ruin that it will never recover. Also came to realize that I don’t care any more. That I can’t care anymore. That my caring is killing me slowly. Painfully.

-All points previously earned.


  1. OMG!!! you are so funny i think i might die from reading your blog....i think i might have an asthma attack from laughing too hard. =)

    even my hubby was reading over my shoulder & was chuckling...and he's super funny, so thats a huge compliment i'm sure...

    anyway love your blog as happy i ran across it from your comments on holly's blog. you are so special i'm sure you have no idea...blogs would not be the same w/out your humor. seriously you are in the wrong biz...well maybe not since comedy pays craps but ya know...



  2. Honey, I love you and you make me laugh but you also break my heart at the same time. I wish there was something I could do for you. I wish I could take your pain away and I wish I could make Mark realize what he is losing. (((HUGS)))

  3. you ARE the funniest chic on the bloggin' circuit. seriously. sending you some blog love - seems like you need it. :)

  4. I feel you, sistah friend.My ex was a turd on Christmas because "He didn't get anything for me." Honest to gawd, that was the excuse he gave for sucking the joy out of an entire household. I said how about sucking it up and being nice instead? I spent a lot of that Christmas outside, in the dark and cold, crying. That was the last time. I felt lots better when everything was packed up and I was gone.
    I'm so sorry you are going through this, and the realization you made?
    You earn extra points for that.
    Much love to you sis.

  5. Honey, you make me laugh and cry all in the same read.
    Spit my coffee out at the circus freak... My Marc does the same thing!
    I hate to see some one go through 'Lonely pain'. That dark spot of realization that the 'Cleaver Dream' is just that... a dream. *Big supportive hugs*A good ear*and a 'bottle of whatever she's having'*
    Here's to however things work out - you and the kidlets are happy and at peace

  6. Sorry you had so many bad points to your Christmas! I wish I could have went to church with you. I was really bummed that the roads were so bad.

    Great post, btw. :)

  7. I'm glad you can keep your sense of humor in such a trying time! I really think you need to give yourself more points... more like 500 points for each of your accomplishments. Then translate those points to dollars and that's what you go spend on something nice for YOURSELF. Well....if money were no object!

  8. you bring smiles and laughter too so many people. i just wish that you could could laugh too. i am sending you some hugs and prayers. just wish you were close enough to share a bottle of wine with mary and me (and maybe lisa aka happy days too!!!) well then i guess we'ld surely need a few bottles ha ha ha ha hang in there.

  9. Hang in there Zoe.
    I wish I had more to offer to you or that I could help you in some way.
    Sending a blog ((hug)) to you!

  10. It is not fair that some one that brings so much laughter to everyone should be hurting so much. Sending hugs and prayers your way!

  11. I feel for you, I wish I could give something, until I got to the end I was just going to add that J can't dress the girl worth a lick either, even if I set out the clothes. And Maggie became had to fall off a chair to prove to my husband that it did indeed need to be pushed in a bit more. I hope things improve! I know it sucks when you're feeling crummy about caring, but there might be something there worth caring about. Hugs.

  12. Aw, Zoe...that just breaks my heart. I'm so sorry that you're having such a bad time. I wish that there was something I could do for you, or that I had some advice to offer. But, I'm always here to "talk" to if you need to vent. Big, big hugs to you, and huge wishes for a better 2008.

  13. I'm late on offering my hugs and kisses, and everyone else has said what I would have said had I gotten here earlier - so ditto on it all!

    You made an error in your math, however:

    Fantastic mother who gives everything that she has to ensure the health, happiness, and well being of her beautiful children = all points restored.

    I wish I could say it will get better/easier/etc., but if I could promise that I would be charging you by the hour. Hang in there!


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