Saturday, December 22, 2007

Three days 'til Christmas

We’re sliding into Christmas, and my nerves are on edge. This year, it’s my family at our house (sister and her husband and kids, and one niece’s boyfriend) — plus a handful of assorted friends — and I feel like we’re nowhere near ready. Now that our six-month remodeling project is done, there are only a few pieces of furniture to still move back into place, some boxes to unpack, etc. But I feel like I’m out of control, never a good thing for me, and particularly not for my loved ones. (“Oh oh, I can hear him starting to snap apart! Everybody, out of the house!”)

But what I know for sure is that when all is said and done, everything will be fine, and we’ll all have a bang-up time. I’ve just got to get through this weekend.

One thing that’s not helping, though: the constant droning through my radio of Bruce Springsteen’s version of “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town.” When oh when did that bit of drivel become an Xmas staple?



At 3:31 PM, Blogger B.W. Richardson said...

Ho ho ho! What a grump! Sounds like you need a visit from three ghosts Monday night!

Relax and enjoy your friends and family. And you could have something a lot worse than Springsteen running through your head!

At 3:31 PM, Blogger B.W. Richardson said...

Oops, I almost forgot - Merry Christmas!

At 3:58 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

I hate all Christmas music except that "Christmastime" song they play on Charlie Brown.

At 6:23 AM, Blogger Tom Novak said...

You with the red hat and fake beard - PUT the lights, ornaments, presents, tray of cookies and the AXE down ... on the ground ... NOW! ... or we will be forced to open fire!

At 12:56 PM, Blogger Wally Conger said...

Note to B.W.: I'm getting better. I was visited last night by the ghosts of Ludwig von Mises, Frank Chodorov, and Murray Rothbard. They told me to "shut up and get a grip."


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