Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Christmas Miracle, Part II

Well, it turns out, the real Santa can bite me. I was out of my jolly mood, and back in the saddle of irritation, panic and distress, by sundown yesterday. Whatever, Santa. However... I adore my Secret Santa Soiree partner. She is an angel. A bonafide gift from the heavens.

I must confess that my Secret Santa wasn't much of a secret for very long. Due to my own crass pushiness, and a SSS partner that is such a good person that she is horrible at lying, even through email, I was able to figure it out PDQ. Am I officially kicked out of the SSS program now, Georgie and AmyBo?

Anyway, my unSecret Santa sent me the most wonderful (and needed) box of goodies that, because of the intensity of my emotional crisis, were put to use immediately. Therefore, the photos below may not truly emote the festivity, care and love put into my gifts.

So, without further ado, I present to you my goodies! Lotion and body wash and comfy socks and yummy chocolate... All to de-stress this crazed scrooge. Oh, and they were accompanied by the most hilarious and perfect Christmas card, ever.

Here we have the "before"... yay!

And then the boys got home from school and things began a pretty swift downward spiral...

No, my unSecret Santa isn't stingy... the pail was brimming before I got my hands on it. My mood lifted a bit, until the sugar high passed and I started to crash. Coincidentally, about this time, Moody's math progress report landed in my inbox. I grabbed the 'stress relief' body wash and took a nice, hot shower.

And no, I didn't use the razor next to it on my wrists or Moody's throat! Oh, and I didn't get a chance to photograph the cozy slipper/socks because Sassafras, the rogue, evil, Christmas decoration destroyer kitty, had run off with them somewhere. Take my word for it... they're heavenly.

Thank you, my dear unSecret Santa for being an excellent seasonal Santa, and a true year-round friend!

Oh, and muchas gracias to those big hearted elves, Georgie and AmyBo! I love you both for your commitment (I am sure you are feeling like you are ready to be committed about now, right?) to the season and to us lowly bloggers. I am thankful that there is always room at your inn.

16 comments:

Em said...

SSS :-)

Moody's math progress report :-(

Maybe another shower is in order?

Kristina P. said...

How fun! I wish I had participated. No time!

Georgie said...

LOL...I LOVE that you found out who your sss partner was...thats what your suppose to do...try and figure it out...YOU darling will ALWAYS be welcome in our SSS...and oh my your ss sure took care of you!

Denise @ Sunflowers, Chocolate and Little Boys said...

Any box with chocolate is a good box....and a box filled with chocolate, lotion and comfy socks is like Manna from heaven. Enjoy!

Evolving Mommy Catherine said...

That is one box of delight that I wouldn't mind finding on my doorstep. Hand in there Deb! I suggest more chocolate and maybe a nice big glass of wine too!

Under the Influence said...

Geeze, now I know why you were scouting out who my SSS is - because you already knew your own!

On that note, let me know if you discover anything about my SSS...

won said...

Wowza!

I left a response to your sanctimonious comment on my blog, addressed to you.

Anonymous said...

I whole heartedly agree with your comment on anothers blog regarding the little angel ornament.What the heck happened to the REAL spirit of Christmas??? How hurt he/she (giver of gift) might be to learn that the recipent of the ornament is less than appreciative. I seem to remember a story about a little child whose only gift to give was a simple song played on his drum for a king. Even though others gave frankencense and gold. It is always the gift from the heart that is the most thoughtful, with or without a note supplied. What if this SS has a disability??? What if it took hours to create that masterpiece??

I feel the same as you...I would proudly accept this little angel and hang it on my tree.

What a shame that it is tought of as "less than"...

Thank you for speaking up.

Kritta22 said...

What a fun SSS partner!
bummer deal about the math report...no good! But what a perfect day to get your gift!

Wendyburd1 said...

How fun! I wish I had even known about this!!

mama-face said...

I'm totally kicking myself for not participating in SSS. What fun it is to open a big bunch of just for you gifts. Enjoy!!

Now, I want to search for your comment which is mentioned a couple of times. hmm.

Crazee Juls said...

:) Good SSS stuff! Wasn't this fun?

Quirkyloon said...

Deb I adore you!

I'm glad you got an awesome SSS.

Happy Holidays GF! I hope the teens act good at least until Christmas.

They don't want a lump of coal in their stockings, right?

CaJoh said...

I'm guessing SSS stands for Super Secret Santa…

Sometimes it is the unexpected that lifts one's spirits— especially during this time of year when life seems so stressful.

So glad you can enjoy life's simple pleasures.

Jenners said...

I'm thinking my trash can would have looked just the same way!

claudia said...

love the wrappers in the trash can. reminds me of our taco bell run/s.