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#1 Mitis angelam

Posted 23 December 2012 - 03:43 PM

We're all on the downward slope now, surely?

But I thought (based on my own situation) a chance to chat, vent, share and survive together might be nice.  Oh, and a drink.

Anyone else?

#2 BadCat

Posted 23 December 2012 - 04:08 PM

Only 4 days from Christmas
My mother said to me
I'll embarrass your kids
It'll be really fun-ny

Only 3 days from Christmas
My DH said to me
I'll do the grocery shopping
Your mum will embarrass kids
And she'll think it's so fun-ny

Only 2 days from Christmas
My kids said to me
What needs cleaning?
He'll do the grocery shopping
She'll embarrass us
And she'll think it's so fun-ny

Only 1 day from Christmas
I'll cook the turkey
Kids have done the cleaning
DH did the shopping
Mum harrassed the children
Lucky she's not having Christmas with me

On the actual day of Christmas
What kind of day will it be?
We'll open presents
Then we'll eat the turkey
Play with our toys
And the rest of it will be hist'ry  original.gif

That was terrible.  Sorry.  Here, have a drink on me.

Edited by BadCat, 23 December 2012 - 04:37 PM.

#3 Mitis angelam

Posted 23 December 2012 - 04:11 PM

But oh, so very very true.

But ta for the drink.

#4 Beanbag Warrior

Posted 23 December 2012 - 04:17 PM


Bad Badcat

#5 BadCat

Posted 23 December 2012 - 04:26 PM

Oops. I haz a shame.

And an edit button.

#6 Mitis angelam

Posted 23 December 2012 - 04:28 PM

While you're editing, you misspelled embarrass in the second stanza.  And will in the last line.

I used to proofread as part of my job.  I swear it never goes away.

#7 BadCat

Posted 23 December 2012 - 04:36 PM

Stop picking on me!  cry1.gif

#8 Chchgirl

Posted 23 December 2012 - 04:36 PM

Christmas isn't too bad for me..any excuse for a glass of wine though... biggrin.gif

#9 BadCat

Posted 23 December 2012 - 04:39 PM

I blame the last two on my keyboard.  It gives me grief over double letters for some reason.

The first I blame on EB.  I see your/you're used incorrectly so often it's messed with my brain.

#10 Mitis angelam

Posted 23 December 2012 - 04:41 PM

I'm not picking on you, BadCat.  I'm acting as your friendly EB correct English advocacy of one.

(You know, how you're not picking on someone for doing it wrong if you're advocating something worthwhile...?   wwhistle.gif )

#11 BadCat

Posted 23 December 2012 - 04:43 PM

Oh.  Well if you acting as an advocate I guess that's OK then.   unsure.gif

#12 Mitis angelam

Posted 23 December 2012 - 05:06 PM

It's a burden, but I do it out of love.

Right.  Time for dinner, I think.  It's so hot here, is there any way I can reasonably claim that a gin and tonic is dinner?

#13 BadCat

Posted 23 December 2012 - 05:11 PM

Needs solid content.  Could you have it on ice?

#14 Feraldadathome

Posted 23 December 2012 - 05:26 PM

SLice of lemon? Vitamin C and quinine must make it healthy?

Edited by dadathome, 23 December 2012 - 05:27 PM.

#15 .Jerry.

Posted 23 December 2012 - 05:32 PM

Just made rum balls.

Pffft.  2 tablespoons of rum.  That hardly leaves a flavour!  Got to put more in.

Then you have to roll the blasted mixture into balls!  And I made a double batch!  How ridiculous.  Had to have some rums while I did that.

Definitely a downward slope to Xmas for me!

#16 Guest_LeChatNinjah_*

Posted 23 December 2012 - 05:35 PM

Poured a wine at 2:45 in the afternoon after going to local shopping centre TWICE today!

Because I'm worth it... *flicks hair*

#17 Gudrun

Posted 23 December 2012 - 05:42 PM

The thread and BadCat's song have inspired a Christmassy brandy and dry. I can feel well-needed perspective kicking in.  Hope one glass will be enough to do the trick though because I could only find enough dry ginger for one glass.  Could progress to just the brandy I suppose but that would be less Christmassy and could lead to Christmas denial. A good thing, I can hear you say? We'll see what happens original.gif

#18 AxeTheMax

Posted 23 December 2012 - 05:44 PM

Can I join in, having a glass of wine to make sure its nice for Santa tomorrow night - and its the first wine for a few months too.

#19 Gudrun

Posted 23 December 2012 - 05:44 PM

QUOTE (LeChatNinjah @ 23/12/2012, 06:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Poured a wine at 2:45 in the afternoon after going to local shopping centre TWICE today!

Because I'm worth it... *flicks hair*

OMG, you hero, you!  I could not do that!

#20 Lucrezia Borgia

Posted 23 December 2012 - 05:45 PM

....here pick on me instead...brought turkey home from the butcher only to ascertain that it doesn't fit in  my oven  ddoh.gif ...how much of a cliched Christmas faux pas is that?! Took it back to the butcher, and he broke the turkey's back for me ( I stress the turkey was already dead at this point...) ....I think now I can just about wedge it in the oven.....oh and the baby is constipated and is cutting a tooth...did someone mention a drink???

#21 Guest_LeChatNinjah_*

Posted 23 December 2012 - 05:48 PM

*hands over wine quickly*


*talk of smashing dead birds more than mildly disturbing*

#22 BadCat

Posted 23 December 2012 - 05:49 PM

So... crippled turkey for christmas dinner then?  Nice.

#23 Feral timtam

Posted 23 December 2012 - 05:51 PM

QUOTE (.Jerry. @ 23/12/2012, 05:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just made rum balls.

Pffft.  2 tablespoons of rum.  That hardly leaves a flavour!  Got to put more in.

Then you have to roll the blasted mixture into balls!  And I made a double batch!  How ridiculous.  Had to have some rums while I did that.

Just for next time, use one of those silicone cake pop pans, works a treat for no mess rum balls.

No alcohol in this house until tomorrow night. DH is on call tonight and has to work tomorrow so he's got to have a zero blood alcohol. On the plus side the stars have aligned so that he can have a drink with me after the kids are in bed tomorrow night!

#24 Lucrezia Borgia

Posted 23 December 2012 - 05:54 PM

QUOTE (BadCat @ 23/12/2012, 06:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So... crippled turkey for christmas dinner then?  Nice.

It's not ideal....am hoping once it is cooked and carved no one will know...but what an ignominious end for the poor bird.....and if thAt wasn't enough, to add further insult...I have a perfectly fine leg of ham which I am about to steep in coca cola! (nigellas recipe) ....I like to live on the edge! Merry Christmas everyone!

#25 Guest_LeChatNinjah_*

Posted 23 December 2012 - 05:55 PM

I can also highly recommend Jamie Oliver's Jamaican jerk ham recipe - is pretty much to die for.

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