Sunday, December 18, 2005

Holiday Blogthing

Ack - Christmas is only a week away. I can't even end that with an exclamation point because it's so odd and bewildering to me. Most of my shopping is done, so that's not it, and the kiddies at work have been mostly quiet, so that's not it - hunh. Maybe I'm actually mostly prepared for this Christmas and thus my lack of overexcited panic. I have a tendency to try to do too much the night before and it's really starting to be a drag, so for Christmas this year I started around Thanksgiving to pack up the gifts I buy all year round. It pleases me to no end to find the perfect gift for someone and find a way to pack it up for maximum "ooohs" and "ahhhs."

The only gifts I don't have, and am not even sure I will have, are for my myriad of cousins. My mom is one of nine siblings and each of them has at least one child, if not four. I am one of 22 first cousins, and we have started to reproduce, so I have second cousins as well (is that right - they're my second cousins? I never quite understood how that worked). Needless to say, getting more than just a trinket or candy for all of my cousins has been a pain in the rear. Not because they expect anything, but because I don't want to leave anyone out. I suspect that next year we older, professionally employed cousins will have to be part of the name draw for a gift exchange.

Anyway, here's a bit of fun, in the form of my Elf Name:
Your Elf Name Is...

Ditzy Sticky Fingers



FrankNemecek said...

I can TOTALLY relate to your desire to not buy gifts for your 22 cousins. I have a similar situation (my Dad was the youngest of 7 and my Mom was 1 of 6).

Drawing names is totally the best option - for both the giver and the receiver. No one really needs the extra stress nor 20+ miscellanous trickets each year.

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