Friday, December 18

There When I Need Him

For all the bitching I do about my husband (well, not so much on this blog but plenty in real life) he really was there for me this morning. After I got Jack off to the bus stop I must not have closed the van door all the way because half an hour later when Abbey and I hurried and scurried and ran outside in the 4 degree air it would not start. Dead battery. With mounting aggravation because really, who needs THAT first thing in the morning, I got Abbey out of the 4 degree weather and back into the house. I figured I would have to kick at Dennis because he was dead asleep to the world and DETESTS and HATES and LOATHES getting up, but lo and behold he was already downstairs and on his way out the door. "I heard" he mumbled and went out into the cold to jump start the car. He didn't even give me a sideways look or a disgusted sigh when I admitted that I may have left the door open which could have drained the battery. Within 6 minutes we were on our way and later, when I warmed up, I realized what a disaster it could have been. If he didn't work 2nd shift and wasn't home, what would I have done? Called AAA (which I don't have)? Called a neighbor (who would be at work)? Flagged down the first car that drove by? All of these options were much worse than the reality, which was I stood in the warm house drinking coffee and watched my husband do his car thing. So he gets points for this morning, points that were subtracted when he wouldn't put Christmas lights on the outside of the house. And if you are asking, yes, I am keeping track of these points.

On another note, it is time for Napkin's first ever contest. I tried to think up a clever and extraordinary way to pick a winner, but my brain is tired from Christmas and Holiday paraphanalia so I will have to keep it simple. Leave a comment on this post telling me what your most favorite Holiday song is and I will randomly at random on a random day at a random time pick a winner out of a random hat. In case you were wondering, the kids and my favorite song of the moment is "I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas." I'll give everyone about a week to leave their comment, since I am pretty sure that checking on my blog is not on everyone's daily checklist of things to get done!

15 comments:

Jen said...

Favorite Christmas song...Hmmm... I love them all so much! But if I had to pick one it would be O Holy Night.

And you're right about those husbands. They can be a pain in the ass sometimes, but it's pretty good to have them around! :)

Lindy said...

Woo hoo! Points for husband!

Favorite Christmas Song - I don't know what it's called but I like anything by Transiberian Orchestra. Not sure if that's Christmas-y but hearing it always puts me in the spirit.

Anonymous said...

I opt for "Suzy Snowflake" !
Carol B.

Lisa said...

OK, if I must...



In a singing voice...
There won't be any snow in Africa this XMas time.
The greatest gift they'll get this year is life
Where nothing ever ???
No rain or rivers flow
DO THEY KNOW ITS XMAS TIME AT ALL????


Oh, I could sing that darn song all season long and belt out the chorus, DO THEY KNOW ITS XMAS TIME AT ALL???

Damn, that song has been around 4-ever!

Pam said...

Kirsten, you & van batteries, hmmm....I'm beginning to wonder about you... ;)

So, Holiday tunes....so many, so many....but I think my favorite (which I sing at the top of my lungs along with the car radio) is God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen(by BNL & Sarah MacLaughlin).

Winner winner chicken dinner...

....Oh tidings of comfort & joy....

Karen said...

I had been meaning to comment earlier, but this question is so open-ended and challenging it took me a long time to come up with an appropriate (and limited) answer.

Serious song: Carol of the Bells
Scroogey song: You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch
Hilarious Song: Dominick the Donkey
Fun song: All I Want For Christmas (Mariah Carey version)
Groovy song: Silver Bells (Brady Bunch version)
Song that I like but didn't hear this year: The Twelve Pains of Christmas
Song that should make a comeback: New Kids Got Run Over By a Reindeer
Most misunderstood song: I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
Childhood song: Rudolph

See what I mean?! Challenging!!!

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MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

OK, can I post a couple fave Xmas tunes? I love that one about the chick who goes out to get cranberry sauce and keeps running into the same guy... OK, I just asked Mr. Manic but he didn't know but I just remembered it was by the Waitresses, so I'm going to youtube to look it up...OK, I just spent like 1/2 hour reading up on the history of CHristmas Wrapping by the Waitresses! Hahah. Great Song! Also, Love Dave Matthews Christmas Song. AND of course, Wham's Last Christmas. those are my Votes. Sadly, I didn't hear very much holiday music that much this year! Bummer.

Kristen Shulman said...

I vote for "Jingle Bells" as "sung" by barking dogs. It's hilarious... : - )

Kristen Shulman

Paul said...

we NEVER GET COFFEE @ TAIKWONDO! OH, NOOooooooooo! Of course not! You just have to sit there and listen to all the yack yack yackin!! LOL
Ok, favorite all time Christams song, geeez need only one, huh? ok,, Nat King Cole,,, Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire,,, and seeing that isn't the song name, I have to change to Bing Crosby's White Christmas,,, unless of course I can come up with Nat's title and submit it later before ze deadline! LOL

Michelle Tricomi said...

So working part time in retail you hear a lot of different Christmas songs but my all time FAVORITE is "Have yourself a Merry little Christmas" it all depends on who sings it though!! Another one is the "santa baby" song but kind of disturbing that I heard a man singing it! It goes "santa cutie, hurry down the chimney tonight" and things like that but I guess if he was a gay man that would explain it but it caught me off gaurd! hahahha

Anonymous said...

Ok Kirsten I feel bad that no one reads your blog....I do read it with your mom and we yes we do laugh and then she says "she has nothing better to do at work"..LOL..but my favorite christmas song would have to be Frosty the Snowman..Hope you had a very merry christmas and a Happy New Year! Michele : )

Suzy said...

I want to be sure this is a fair drawing!! Which Accounting firm will you be using?

Suzy said...

Oh and as for fav xmas song - it should be that hard to guess....
Jimmy Buffett: Ho Ho Ho and a Bottle of Rhum!

Jessica said...

OK, I know I am late and the contest is over but I am going to try to catch up in case another contest presents itself. My favorite Christmas song is "Carol of the Bells"