Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Post about nothing

A couple of hours ago I realized that I needed to write a blog for tomorrow. It’s now 8:30 p.m. and I still don’t know what to say. So call this the post about nothing. I had a good day today. The only blemish was a visit from a beloved cousin who had only stopped by to drop off my birthday present and ended up spending the entire day and eating dinner with Bebo and me. Now don’t get me wrong, I love my cousin Janet very much, I often call her “mom” (she’s much older than I and has children my age), but she can be rather insensitive at times. On the day that I miss my mother the most, she chose to tell me all about our aunt who she thinks has Alzheimer’s and could I give her some tips on how to handle her, what to do with her, who can take care of her (which I very promptly said “not me, I’ve gone through that once already”). I didn’t need to be reminded of my mother so much, especially today. She also gave me a 3-piece microwavable spa set. Huh? What am I going to do with that? Talk about white elephants … although for my birthday she gave me this gorgeous sofa pillow with St. Nicholas on it. It will go well with my collection and is the perfect color. It’s also a present for the cats as it has tassels on it.

My sister gave me the complete first (and only) season of the Dresden Files! Yay!!!!! Bebo gave me Borders gift cards for both my birthday and Christmas presents. More yays. Let’s see – Brandy sent me this cute little box of candy. Thanks sweetie. My brother didn’t send me anything, not even a card. I suppose he considers calling me up and singing the Merry Birthday song was enough. Not. I sent him an ecard for his birthday AND called him. Men.

Oh, and I started the day by going out to the nursing home to see my sister. See, I’m being a good girl. (For those of you who are fairly new to the blog, I don’t get along with my sister – she thinks we do …)

See, look, you made it this far without barfing, so I guess its not that bad. So now I’m sitting here watching The Christmas Shoes for like the third time this season (it wasn’t what the TV guide said would be on), I’m too lazy to put this laptop down and find the remote.

Oh, and now my cousin wants to be included when Bebo and I go out! She wants to make it a threesome. Every once in a while yes, but not on a regular basis – please, not on a regular basis.

So here it is, my blog about nothing. At least there’s spam for Friday, right?

What did you get for Christmas?

btw - I bought Bebo "The Gift of the Magi" for Christmas. Thanks Devon!

33 comments:

Brandy said...

Wow! You had a busy day! Microwavable Spa set? HUH? That's an interesting concept. They are already selling the Dresden Files? Cool!
Your post about nothing was about something. YOU! And I, for one, liked it!
Have a good evening and Merry Christmas AND Happy Birthday!

Bailey Stewart said...

Thanks Brandy.

I really don't know what to do with this spa set. *sigh*

devonellington said...

Glad I could help!

Hmm, is that the pack that you put in the microwave to get warm or in the freezer to get cold? Those actually work pretty well.

When I get tired at the computer, I stick it on my neck and it helps (mine is shaped like a cat and sits there with less fuss than the real cats).

bebo said...

You're absolutely right about cuz janet - love her to death, but can only take her in small doses. Sometimes she really has no clue. No, she will not be joining us on a regular basis.

And I agree... the spa set was okay but I just don't get it. Especially not for you.

AND thanks to you & Devon (I assume for the idea) - really enjoyed reading The Gift of the Magi. How I made it thru a lit program at college & never read it before is beyond me. Oh well.

Merry Merry & Happy Happy to all...

glenice said...

For someone who was just going to sit around all day you sure did a lot! :)

SOOOO...do you feel REALLY old today? hee hee!!!!

I am sorry...I did not call...but I did send you a Christmas Card AND a birthday card...separately I might add...just so you could open them separately :)

Tori Lennox said...

I wonder if one of those spa sets would help me out? It sounds nice, at least. :)

Bailey Stewart said...

Devon,

It has these slippers for tired feet that I might use. It's also for aromatherapy - which I'm allergic to so many things that I don't know if I can use it. Anyway, there's an eye mask (will not use), and a spa wrap for neck and body. That's a possibility. It's just not something that I would even dream of buying myself. It's not really me. She did good with the pillow though.

I'm sure it does sit there with less fuss than a cat *gg*

Bailey Stewart said...

Yes Bebo, Devon voiced the idea that was beginning to germate in my mind.

Bailey Stewart said...

Glenice, right now I feel real old. I just woke up.

Um, I received the Christmas card, not the birthday card.

Bailey Stewart said...

Tori, at least she thought of me. And I don't know, the slippers look real good.

glenice said...

you didn't...stink I sent it a week ago...dang!!! sorry! Well the good news is you have mail coming :)

Susan said...

It sounds like you had a mostly great day! At least Janet thought of you even if she didn't think of the best present.

It was so nice of you to visit your sister.

I was going to send you a gift card to a online bookstore but decided to let you choose to get what you wanted. That sounds like a cop out but it's the truth!

Bailey Stewart said...

I like after birthday surprises. Thanks Glenice.

Bailey Stewart said...

Susan, you sent the best. Bebo and I are going to go to a movie - and we haven't gone to a movie theater in two years. Thank you!

Melissa Marsh said...

Ah, family. Some are good, some not so good. :-)

I got Ian McEwan's Atonement, some Snoopy stuff, and a great picture from my grandma of her and I when I was little.

Bailey Stewart said...

Melissa, the picture sounds real special.

catslady said...

I'm sorry I missed wishing you happy birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

My daughter and her fiance came in for Christmas this year (they just left earlier today) so I haven't been on the computer. I have 650 pieces of mail for goodness sake. I'm saving the start of the cleaning up for tomorrow and I'm meeting friends tonight so I've had a wonderfully tiring time and I miss them already.

I have one of those neck things (wish I had the cat lol) and love it! Maybe you'll end up loving it!

Melissa said...

Oh, man, Devon, rocks. What a perfect gift for Bebo. I think I may need Devon's help in the future. Brilliant!

Happy Birthday, too. Not sure how I didn't know that. Probably just forgot. It's been that kind of year for me!

And for a post about nothing, it was pretty packed!

Bailey Stewart said...

Thanks Jeanne!

I'm glad your daughter and her fiance were there for Christmas - I bet that was nice.

I've done the dishes, and that's really all the clean-up I've had to do.

Oh, I'll try the neck thing, and definitely the slippers - my feet are always cold anyway, so warm slippers sound good.

Bailey Stewart said...

Melissa, yeah - but it's a rambling mess.

And don't worry about missing my birthday, you've had a lot to do.

Yeah, Devon's idea was a good one.

Dru said...

It's always when it's nothing that you have something to say. I've never heard of a microwavable spa set. I'm going to google that later.

Have a good day!

Bailey Stewart said...

You too Dru.

Happy googling!

spyscribbler said...

A spa set sounds lovely, except I don't understand the microwaveable bit. LOL.

Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday!

Siobhan said...

Sounds like you had an interesting time and some laughs too!

Bailey Stewart said...

Natasha - you put them in the microwave to heat them up.

Bailey Stewart said...

Oh, and thanks Natasha. I hope you had a Merry Christmas too.

Bailey Stewart said...

Siobhan, interesting would be the word for it.

Joely Sue Burkhart said...

Happy belated birthday, Bailey! I've never heard of a microwave spa set!

Bailey Stewart said...

Thanks Joely. Spa set - it's all the rage ... *gg*

Denise McDonald said...

Hey did you get the other thing I sent???

Bailey Stewart said...

Yes Denny, I did. Thank you!

Barrie said...

I've never heard of a microwave spa set. Maybe you could give it away on a blog contest? :)

I think we all have someone like Janet the Cousin in our life. Sounds like you handled it well.

Thanks for sharing your day!

Bailey Stewart said...

Barrie, thanks for dropping by. Nope, can't do that now, I've used the slippers - but that's for another post.