Can I go back to bed now?

Friday, December 25, 2009
My day began at 4:00. It's now 8:12 and I'm ready for bed. To start with, I wanted to bake a batch of Grannie Dawn's pastry cinammon rolls. Mmmm, what a great smell first thing in the morning! First though, I had to clean up the kitchen from dinner last night. The cats, it seemed, had knocked over a glass and spilled something all over the counter and floor. Damn kittehs. This was followed by some knitting, news watching, and present shaking. By 5:45, I figured mom had slept enough so I grabbed a cat, ran screaming into her room and threw the cat on top of her. She finally woke up when I kicked the mattress...

Surprisingly, she got up. And drank coffee. And was coherent. We openend presents by 6:30! Mom loved her new mittens and she was especially pleased with the Maple Leafs t-shirt I gave her. She's planning on wearing it on Boxing Day during the Montreal/Toronto game. Woot. Along with that, she received some pedicure stuff, movies, and Yahtzee! Here's what she got for me:

I also received a copy of Jamie Oliver's Ministry of Food but forgot to take a picture. The niece and nephew know how much Auntie Karen loves eucalyptus and baths and gave me this wonderful gift:
It smells divine.

After presents, I started on breakfast. Sausage, french toast, fruit salad. MMmmmmm. As I cooked up the sausages, I noticed that the counter was wet again. As I wiped it off, I felt a drop on my hand. Looking up, I noticed, much to my shock and horror, that the ceiling was leaking. Quite a bit in fact. YIKES! Mom quickly called the on-call emergency maintenance number and they sent a very friendly fellow over in under 1/2 an hour. Now that's good service for Christmas day! Turns out, it looks like our upstairs neighbours probably turned on their dishwasher last night before heading out for their holidays. Unfortunately, it overflowed or a hose became disconnected and all the water that would have gone into the washer went all over their floor and started leaking downstairs into our kitchen. That explains the water on the counter this morning.

After the maintenance man left, I quicky apologized to the kittehs.

Now, after eating a delicious breakfast, dealing with the leaking ceiling and the excitement of opening presents, I'm wiped out. Almost 9am and I'm ready for the first nap of the day. And I haven't even had any turkey yet...


sp said...

That's a busy Christmas morning! Lovely gifts. I hope you got your nap in. If the rest of your day was a busy as the beginning you would have needed it.

Merry Christmas! I hope you had a happy one. All the best.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I don't know whether to be more amazed at how early you got up or how many presents you got. But despite the water situation (or maybe because of it) it sounds like you had a great day. Enjoy the leftovers today!

Captain Karen said...

SP: I did get my nap but had bizarre dreams about carrying my cat through the underground in London. The rest of the day went well although both mom and I were asleep by 9PM. Holidays are exhausting.

Barb: To be fair, I bought myself the DVD and mom had kept the souvenir from her Vegas vacation and threw it under the tree instead. I hope Santa was good to you this year!

Heather said...

OMG. You got a snuggie?! I'm jealous!

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