Monday, October 16, 2006

Christmas is Coming!!!

OK. I know, I know. It's only October. There's Halloween and Thanksgiving before Christmas (here in the states as there are many IF bloggers far far away). But lately I have been thinking a lot about Christmas.
There are several reasons. 1) we are scheduled to close on the new house 12-7, and I am constantly thinking of all the decorating I will need to complete before Christmas. 2) Hubby and I are meeting up with his SIL (SIL, Millicent, currently in Ireland. Read blog for details and a laugh - she's very witty and can throw a sentence together fairly nicely) and her hubby and his sister and Dad and step-mom next month in Portland. SIL has been far far away for awhile now and missed last Christmas. Won't be here this December either. So it's like we're celebrating a bit early this year. 3) the sad sad thoughts of not giving everyone the present I wanted to. No need to elaborate as #3 has been 'done' to death. 4) refocusing on something other then #3. 5) reading wzgirl post about secret pals sending things and thinking how much fun that would be. 6) I'm looking for anything to think about that's happy so I don't find myself a big poop all the time.

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO....................................
Here's my thought ~ Wouldn't it be fun to start a little secret santa club among the IFers?? I know it sounds oh so silly, and probably a bit impractical since half of us don't even use our real names, but come on! There are many times I feel I know the usual suspects better then some of my own friends. It's a strange little relationship we've all come to form, but one of the most supportive I could ever have asked for. And everybody loves presents (0:
Just a thought. Not a plan, a thought that I'm putting out there for kicks. If there's interest then maybe we can brainstorm the details??? I think it could be interesting and keep our minds on other things even if it's only for a moment...............

9 comments:

My Reality said...

I think it could be fun!

wzgirl said...

Quite the organizer, aren't you?? Good luck - I hope that you get a lot of interest!! And, you know, ANYthing to make the coming of the holidays more fun -- I'm all for that!!

PS - What did you decide about the TCM (trad. Chinese medicine)

Baby Blues said...

That sounds like fun! Keep me posted.

Christmas is just around the corner! Last Christmas was horrible. We were diagnosed with our infertility just before the Holidays. So don't blame me for being Scrooge.

Regarding Metformin, they've discovered it to be a potential miracle drug for women with PCOS. Some women get pregnant within a few months of taking it. But it doesn't work for all. I wrote a post about it "Let's Talk About PCOS". If you're taking it, good luck. The GI upset that sometimes come with it is terrible!

Bea said...

Hey - that sounds like fun. What a great idea! It's true - you guys know me so well compared to "real life" friends these days.

But... how would it work?

I don't want any "stuff" this year. Now, I like stuff, but I have enough at the moment - I'm in de-stuffing mode. But I would love to work some sort of charitable donation into the mix, and that could be done by internet more easily... so...

??

Bea

NikkiNix said...

I think it would be fantastic. We need an email address setup/dedicated for BlogBabes to email their home address to and a coordinator to manage that email. That person can pick names and send the correct "address" to the secret Santa - I would hate for the sake of privacy to have us posting our personal info in Blogland. I would be happy to offer my ugot2bekidding@gmail.com dedicated email address and manage the picking from a hat on an agreed upon day and then sending the correct address to the correct Secret Santa if you'd like; if you email me at the at address I'll give you the password and we can do it together :)

I really would love to "give back" because BlogBabes in BlogLand have really really made an unimaginable difference in my life this year !

I think this is a great idea! UGOGRRL!! We *must* think alike ;)

chloe said...

It is a wonderful and thoughtful idea BUT we are completely broke from paying for our IVF and meds. We might even have to cut out gifts for our 'real life' people.

=( Sorry to be such a bummer!

Millicent said...

I'm gonna call you Little Miss Sunshine from now on. Look at you...spreading Christmas cheer...in October!!! I'm glad you're feeling better. Sorry I took the "picnic joke". That picture was just screamin' "picnic".

serenity said...

LOL - wzgirl - I think that sounds fun too.

sube said...

Something to be cheery about, for sure. Oh and your new house. You'll post pictures, right?