Monday, December 7, 2009

Ho Ho Ho...Cough Cough Cough

If you want to make/win this...

click here for the Santa Cake(pan) giveaway...

Onto other things...

Apparently watching our lovely snow on Saturday gave me a cold/cough. If Hollywood is looking for a new face for a cold medicine commercial or possibly an unknown to play the role of a woman suffering from consumption, here I am. As a bonus the make up crew could take the day off...I'm sick and I look it. This pale shade of blah isn't a really good look for me.

If my coughing kept any of you awake last night, I apologize. Even Bug gave me a pass on telling him a story because I was "coughing too much." I'm now in the fuzzy world of cold medicine and hoping it all kicks in before I get on a plane Wednesday to visit my mom. Keep your fingers crossed that we don't get the "wintry mix" that's in the forecast Tuesday night/Wednesday morning. I'm leaving my house at 4:45 am (as in MORNING...yawn) and would prefer to actually get on a plane if I'm going to be up and ready at that hour.

Side note: It's going to be single digits when I'm in South Dakota with the lows below zero! Welcome home!

So because I was lazy under the weather I did NOTHING to get ready for Christmas or Hanukkah this weekend. There's not tree in our house yet (well, it's there but not up or decorated--we're doing a fake, small tree this year because Bug seems to be channeling Curious George these days and I don't want my little monkey climbing a real tree and then me cleaning up the mess when he, the tree and crushed ornaments are on the floor. I never had a real tree until I met Donnie. I still find it funny that it took a Jewish man to get me to buy a real Christmas tree.) On the bright side, I do have a new peace sign menorah this year and can put that out immediately to feel somewhat festive:

The photo makes it look like a hamster wheel but in person I like it. We've yet to get Bug a menorah of his own. We have a few in the house. One that Donnie received when he was younger so that's the one we really use. He gave me one years ago and when Bug was born we got one made by an artist I like. Bug saw one that he wanted because it was a truck. It was also $118, handmade in Israel and is one of a kind. Yeah, that's not in our house.

When I return on Saturday and thaw out, I'll try and get the house ready for the holidays...none too soon since Hanukkah starts on Friday night! I'm thinking this isn't the year to make potato latkes from scratch. One of these years I'll give it a shot but not this year.

AND...I used the random number generator and Bea from This Wonderful, Crazy Life won the infant holiday tee giveaway. Bea, email me and let me know style and size.


  1. There's no way in hell that I ever COULD/WOULD make that Santa cake. Looks way too intense for me. I hope you get to feeling better before you travel and you can get your decorations out. I go crazy until my house is fully decorated. There might be a name for that . . . Feel better soon, Mag!

  2. We are doing a small tabletop tree this year for the same reason....grabbing curious hands!

    Hope you feel better soon!

  3. Hope you are feeling better and the weather holds off down your way. Up here, the kids are ready for a snow day. Me? I've got way too much to do to have them home, couldn't imagine having both Christmas and Hannukah to think about but I do love the peace sign Menorah.

  4. Oh, yeah. Wintry mix. *shudder* I always manage to block that out of my memory till it's winter again.

  5. Oh ugh. Hope you are feeling better soon!

  6. I'm sorry your feeling like crap...I do think it's funny though that Bug took a pass on story time.

    While you are flying west why not fly a bit wester and visit me!! Not nearly so called; it's in the 20's today. Before factoring in wind chill.

    Hope you have a good visit with your Mom. :)

  7. called? cold. But I'm sticking with wester.

    another double comment. ;)

  8. The peace sign menorah is pretty cool! LOL to your husband starting the Christmas tree tradition!

    Feel better!

  9. I hope you feel better soon!! And I hope the trip is good, safe and some quality time with your mom. I hope she is doing well.
    I had no idea that menorah's could be in the shape of anything but, well...the plain ole menorah! : )

  10. I love menorahs--there's something so pretty about all the candles. Sadly, I don't really have a use for one. Still. . . they are pretty.