This and That Thursday!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

This week has been a blur of to-do lists, gorging myself in pizza and chocolates (it's the holidays, right?), and boxes. Gracious me, if I pooped right now cardboard would surely come spewing out (gross). I'm up to my eyeballs in it.

Not only have we (and by we, I mean me: Jena = 37 boxes, Grahm = 0. . . because I'm OCD, not because he's as lazy as the lazy Susan in your grandmother's house . . . ?) been unpacking ourselves into an oblivion and making decisions that are wonderful and life-changing like "Where should the silverware go? Here it's closer to the dishwasher, but there it's closer to the table" but we've also been wrapping presents for Christmas. . . or at least trying to get ready for our 15-hour road trip to Nashville. (We better get extra presents for this century-long drive, mom.)

Grahm is actually some kind of oragami master sculptor. What this kid can do with some Scotch tape and cheap wrapping makes my measly attempts look like Helen Keller went to town on the present. It's naked-baby-picture embarrassing.

My only job was to pick out the dang wrapping paper. Epic Dollar Tree fail. That red crap is completely see-through. And this "silver" stuff turned out to be a giant roll of Seran-wrap . . . seriously, who wants to wrap their presents in invisible wrapping paper? Not cool.

 
So if the world ends tomorrow, Grahm and I will be somewhere between Mexico and Nashville with a car full of unwrapped presents and house full of cardboard. That merits a mega whale face
 -_________-

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23 comments:

Lauren said...

I would so much rather do the unpacking than the packing...and I'm OCD too so I would be taking over the whole process!

Tamara said...

I had to laugh at the wrapping paper fail! Seriously though, clear paper? What the heck?

I hope your 15 hour road trip goes quickly & safely!

Helene said...

hahahaha clear wrapping paper, that is awesome.

Amy said...

oh my gosh, who makes clear wrapping paper?!?! dollar store for the win!

Jaime Hungry said...

Haha wow, I bought my wrapping paper at the dollar store and it certainly wasn't clear!

Erin said...

Hahaha- I'm dying over the wrapping paper. Why would there be a giant roll of clear?!

Lauren said...

So funny! Good luck with the un-packing!

Angi said...

Gah, I've done that with the paper before...thought it was one color and it turns out to be basically clear!! I think it's meant for layering over the top of another paper...but who has time for that!?!?!!?

Melissa Knott said...

You crack me up.

Katie Did What said...

hahaha YES WRAP IN SARAN WRAP. because who likes surprises anyway?! ;) Love you girl, I'm sure you'll make that see-through paper work!

xo

funsizetessa said...

I hope it's not weird that I love it every time you talk about poop. Ha. And your Helen Keller comparison, favorite thing ever!

Alyssa @ Sugar, Spice, and a Dash of Advice said...

Hahaha I've made that same saran wrap mistake!!! Glad I'm not the only one. Have a great trip! :)

Lindsay said...

I bought blue Hanukkah wrapping paper at Wal-Mart a few weeks ago, brought it home and it was see-through Saran wrap, too! What the heck?!

SouthernGrlGets Fit said...

I laughed so hard about that wrapping paper! It looks pretty on the roll so I can see why you chose it. Darn you Dollar Tree and your cheap tricks!

I truly lucked out and my husband is home this week so he wrapped all our gifts! The man wraps better than me, he puts my Helen Keller gifts to shame!

Jenna said...

Oh my gah! You are too funny!! 15 hours is a LONG ways! I am sure it will be worth it... can't wait to hear how it goes! ;) And don't worry you will eventually get everything unpacked.. I promise!

Merry Christmas!!

Laurie @ The Rookie Wife said...

that's a lesson I learned the hard way. Dollar store wrapping paper just isn't worth the money, even if the paper is decent I can only ever wrap 2 or maybe 3 presents tops. Not a great $1 investment around here. I'd spend $50 in wrapping paper!

Kerrie said...

haha that wrapping paper. How funny!

Allison said...

Pooping cardboard...haha. Good luck getting those presents wrapped. I now know not to ever buy my wrapping paper at dollar tree. Thanks.

Lauren said...

The wrapping paper incident sounds like something I would do, or may have already done. I hate spending money on wrapping paper, so I have ended up with some pretty thin rolls before.

Holly said...

You crack me up :) I love reading your posts! I hope you made it safely to TN and find some new wrapping paper!

wHiT | Black Little Button blog said...

lol. i still think you should have wrapped it in the clear stuff..that would be awesome! :)
-wHiT

Victoria said...

Ahahaha, you're hilarious Jena =)

Daliene said...

Hi Jena! I'm in San Antonio too :) I'm a teacher and my BF is an engineer. I guessed you lived in SA the minute you said somewhere between Mexico and Nashville. LOL It is SO far south. I'm in Oklahoma visiting my parents for the holiday. Have a safe and happy trip! Fun to find you through This n That. :)