Thursday, December 18, 2008

Confessions of a Procrastinating Blogger at Christmas Time

'Tis the season... for me to run around like a chicken with its head cut off making last-minute gifts that surpass my poverty with their thrift and thoughtfulness... and hence fall way behind in both blog reading, and blog writing.

Sorry about that. I'll be back in your comment sections in full force sometime soon.

I hope.

That being said, the official completion of my Masters Degree (just got my Thesis grade in email today--an A! Woohoo!) has left me with quite a lot of backlog on my plate. This afternoon I did laundry for the second time this week! Now all of my sheets and towels--in addition to the majority of my oversized wardrobe--are clean.

My apartment, on the other hand, is not. I'm saving that for tomorrow... or Saturday... Sunday at the latest, cross my heart!

I decided at the very last possible minute to knit a ton of Christmas presents--especially considering that I will be seeing not one, or two, but THREE recently-turned-one-year-old boys who will be needing gifts. Knit Stegosauri it is. I also have all the parts knitted for 4 stuffed penguins. Two of them will be going to my parents, bearing IOUs for larger knitting projects (I am *not* putting in the considerable amount of time and effort required to knit a sweater for someone if they haven't picked out the pattern and the yarn themselves) and the other two are just-in-cases for all the various and sundry children I will be seeing.

Damnit, I just remembered: BFF's little girl already has a penguin from me! Hmmm... wonder if I can alter the pattern somehow to be a Panda Bear. Will have to look into that. After I knit 3 dinosaurs and sew up a travel jewelry wallet equipped to carry a dozen pairs of earrings for my mom. (DS, you and my mom would totally hit it off in the jewelry department... she takes a dozen pairs of earrings for a 5 day vacation!)

And so, my darlings, all of that... coupled with as many "Sorry I haven't seen you in forever, Happy Holidays!" meet-ups as I can cram into my schedule (like some long-overdue mojitos with the lovely Miss Ashley tomorrow), and all the pre-holiday errands that can no longer be ignored... is why I am, and will most likely continue to be, woefully absent from blog-land for the next few days.

And so I leave you with the following:

1. Curry made with "Lite" coconut milk is never as good, no matter how many calories it saves. Don't do it.

2. I've noticed a lot of new faces popping up in the comments lately. Welcome!! Thanks for stopping by... and for sticking around! Anything you're dying to know about me or the blog? Drop a question in the comments and I'll do a "Froggy Answers Your Questions" post sometime soon. (This offer is open to old readers as well... just taking a page from Hope's book. What can I say? I'm a slacker.)

Merry Whatever-it-is-that-you-choose-to-be-merry-about-in-December!


Anonymous said...

so...i waaaannnnnaaaa hang out wiht you and miss ashley.

ok. fiiiiiiine.


congrats on the A pretty lady, you totally worked for and deserved it!!! woohoo!!! xoxo

sequined said...

You get a lot of blog reading done when you're snowed in, in case you were curious.

Congrats on the A!

Anonymous said...

Would you believe I left in such a rush this morning, I actually FORGOT to put on a pair of earrings? Luckily, Macy's had 50% off, and I had a coupon for another 15% off, so I walked out with not one, not two, but THREE pairs of earrings.


Also. Congrats on the A! My thesis is never-ending.

Hope said...

Congratulations on the A!

And I'll start off the questions by asking, "What's your dream job?"

I swear I'm not trying to rub it in that you're currently unemployed. Swear.

Also, how much do you love James McAvoy? (Random but important.)

W said...

AWESOME!!! Congrats!!! PARTY TIME!!!!

amy said...

Congrats! (Though I had no doubts you would get an A.) Have fun over the holidays!

Lpeg said...

I've got one - In correlation with your dream job - if you could live anywhere in the world [to live and work] where would it be? And if you could vacation anywhere - where would you go [money is not an issue].