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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Six Spontaneous Saturday

1.  Had some great Caitlyn time this morning;  watching iCarly, making chocolate chip pancakes, and watching her do cartwheels in our kitchen.  She immediately honed in on all the presents under our Christmas tree.  I explained they were not Santa's presents (duh) and that there was one special one under there for her. Big.Smile.  Nothing like a 6 year old to infuse a special Christmas spirit that only a child can.  

2.  At 9:30 a.m., I was already plotting a nap for later.  “Later” arrived at 12:30.  Duration of nap:  solid 2 hours.  Wow.

3.  Dollar Stores are the best invention ever.  3 gift bags for $1.29 – priceless

4.  Took Bella to get her usual pedicure (hey, for $5, it’s worth the trip!) and decided to let her stay for the afternoon and play with her canine pals.  When I picked her up at 4:30, she slept the whole drive home and then put herself to bed when we arrived home.  Yes, lots of napping in this household today!

5.  Our DVD “It’s a Wonderful Life” is playing for at least the 5th time this season.  What better accompaniment while wrapping our last few gifts.

6.  Biggest success of today (other than my power nap) was finding the Ribbon Candy I buy every year for my mom.  It’s just not Christmas without it!

Hope everyone’s wrapping and napping accordingly.  It’s a great combo, trust me!


  1. Wrapping and napping - it does have a certain ring to it. :) Glad you had a fun day!

  2. Ahh, I just am having a hard time getting into the Christmas spirit this year - perhaps I will try the wrapping presents/ Christmas movie combo...

    Sounds like a great day!

  3. Sounds like a good day! I can never get into wrapping gifts, its something I dread every year.

  4. Oh trust me, there have been plenty of years where I just bah-humbug my way through the holidays. Maybe it was my mom/daughter pre-Christmas shopping trip back in October that spurred this obnoxiously organized and calm Lisa on!

    I hope it all comes together soon for everyone (it always does, right?)

  5. Naps are the best. Your day sounds lovely.

  6. Got lots to wrap, sure miss the days of the naps!! I need to watch It's a Wonderful Life - where has December gone???