Thursday, January 03, 2008

Egads!

I completely forgot that today is Thursday. My days are all messed up. I can't remember if I'm supposed to be coming or going. And I can't for the life of me remember to write 08 on my checks! And I write checks for three organizations. That's a lot of shredding.

I'm backwards and upside down not to mention sleep deprived. But I did watch something amazing last night. We went out to eat with DH's family since we really haven't been able to all be together over the holidays. Nothing fancy just a chance for everyone to relax and chat over salads and pizza. However, when we were almost through a man walked into the restaurant with a remarkable resemblance to Santa.

The girls began to ask questions - namely if it really was him. He, obviously being used to the reaction, stopped and asked the girls if they'd been good on the way to his own table. It wasn't long before both of my girls were convinced that the man a table away was Santa taking a nice vacation after his long journey on Christmas night.

The man was wonderful. He pulled out a card - a picture of himself dressed as Santa - and told the girls they could come speak with him. He was so sweet. And it was wonderful to see the excitement in the girl's faces. Sweet Pea talked of nothing else until bedtime. What touched me most was to see her go from a little girl who was beginning to question to a little girl who believed wholeheartedly in magic once more.

Instigator

P.S. Anyone else hoping that the return of late night TV might mean a looming end to the strike? I'm really not excited about all the reality TV shows that seem to be popping up.

8 comments:

Maven LJ said...

Yes! I'm already worried about Heroes and Lost. If we have nothing but game shows and reality shows on TV, I'll probably have to spend my evenings reading. Uh, not such a bad idea. I do a lot of evening reading during football season. There are some teams I want to see, but only a few. The rest do nothing for me.

I'm so ready for my schedule to get back to something resembling normal!

LJ

Smarty Pants said...

Fortunately, I wasn't wrapped up in any shows. The couple I was watching were reality shows, so it doesn't hurt. ANTM and Beauty & the Geek are over, so now I'm only left with Project Runway. With that, the Food Network, HGTV and Law & Order reruns, I can last for years...

Playground Monitor said...

Wisteria Lane was hit by a tornado just as the writers walked out. For weeks now we've had to wonder who dies. The show had one episode that had finished filming and they got it edited and waited til after the holidays. It will air this Sunday night. After that...

I've been reading a lot at night too.

PM

Barbara Vey said...

Luckily I like The Amazing Race, Project Runway and The Biggest Loser. Other than that, I'm happy to have an excuse to read more.

Lynn Raye Harris said...

I'm worried about Life, Pushing Daisies, and Moonlight. This is the first television season in a decade that I've actually paid attention to the new shows, and now the strike happens.

In the meantime, I'll read, watch Food Network and HGTV, and rent movies from Netflix.

Kathy said...

I guess that means I'm the only one lamenting the end of College Football. Sigh.

Problem Child said...

I'm just looking forward to returning to what passes for a schedule around here. I'm constantly asking what day it is...

Angel said...

I'm not really hooked on any shows except CSI (the original). And the reruns are plentiful. :)

Right now I'm just trying to figure out what my schedule will be...

Angel