Saturday, December 11, 2010

Sailing Through a Saturday

No, no, I won't be sailing off the coast of Maine near Cape Elizabeth ...

A Cape Elizabeth Sailboat

... or on Casco Bay near Portland

A Sailboat on Casco Bay, Portland, ME

... but I do hope to sail through some of the goals I have set for myself today which include dragging Jamie out of the warm house and to one of the local Christmas tree farms in search of a big climbing toy for Tesla a big beautiful tree for the living room that we will then decorate with simply lights, garland, and this really cool multi-colored tinsel that I found.  I'm going to forgo any other decorations this year to see how Tesla the Terrible does as I'm just not willing to break any of the ornaments I've collected over the years which would probably happen if that cat remains true to form and gets up to his usual mischief after the lights go out!

Also on the agenda is a bit of gift-wrapping, finishing up my Christmas cards so I can mail them out on Monday (I finally remembered to get some stamps!), and getting a rum cake baked so that it can "age" a bit before the annual Christmas party that I host at my house for my co-workers in the Dispatch and Scheduling Department.  I think we started having a Christmas party about five or six years ago and we always end up having a good time with lots to eat and drink and a chance to relax outside of the stressful confines of a 911 dispatch center.

The party is scheduled for next Saturday evening and considering I'll be up in Salem, Massachusetts from Wednesday until Friday of this upcoming week, that means I definitely need to get some stuff done in the little bit of time I have off between now and when we leave on Wednesday morning or I'll really be running around like the proverbial chicken with its head cut off once I get back with my college student in tow for her winter break.   After all, I can't have people coming over to a messy house that isn't decorated and no desserts made, can I?  I don't think so!

Whatever your Saturday with only two weeks remaining until Christmas entails, I hope you sail through it, too!


  1. Good luck with trying to dissuade the cat from causing mischief to the tree. :)

    I remember a few Christmases we had our tree on a table to keep it away from toddlers but I'm afraid that that wouldn't help with a cat who thinks nothing of climbing.

  2. Looks like you have a plate overflowing. I'm sure you'll get everything done in time. It's just what you do.

    Have a terrific day. Big hug. :)

  3. That looks a very stress-free way of spending the time.

  4. It's amazing how much we can get accomplished when we set our minds to it:-) Hope you found the perfect tree and that's you're on your way to smooth sailing with the rest of your plans!! Mom's cat Tiger has tried to "play" with a few of her ornaments but she has a spray bottle filled with water that he's terrified of so she's put it beside the tree and he's not going near it now. lol xoxo

  5. I like your plan. We're going to the theatre tonight.

  6. Anonymous6:04 PM EST

    Did you get your tree today?

    We got some stuff done before the snow/ice groceries and film for the windows (got the wrong films... will get the right stuff tomorrow).

    Post a pic of the tree... I need to live vicariously trhough someone.

  7. Anonymous7:25 PM EST

    busy, busy! We went to see Santa today and I too would love to get all of the gift wrapping done. ACK, it's after 7PM and I don't even know where the wrapping paper is! Oh well...

    and I've considered not decorating the house for the Holidays but I think everyone would organize a protest :)

  8. Smooth sailing and descriptive writing.

  9. I hope your tree search was successful and that Tesla behaves!

    Sending warm hugs...


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