Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Merry Kwanza, Happy Christmas......

Our house guests left last night to go back to TX where Stinky has found an obscenely high paying job and I called my mother to let her know and to thank her for sending me money for Christmas (because money is the only truly good gift at my house).

I put Lauren on the phone to talk to her, chitty chat with grandma for a bit......

"Grandma, I got my ears pierced for Christmas and they're shaped like flowers and they are real crystal and the petals are all different colors and Mom says they're beautiful and that they look magnificent on me."

Grandma responds with the appropriate oooo's and aaaaaaah's and asks her if we have our Christmas tree up.

"Yes ma'am. We put it up a long time ago and we even have some presents under the tree already. Do you have presents under your tree Grandma?"

Grandma responds with - No honey we don't have tree.

This didn't surprise me, my mother doesn't put up a tree and hasn't for years - not since my brother and I moved out of the house....of course, Lauren had something to say about that.

"Why don't people in New Mexico celebrate Christmas Grandma? Do you celebrate Kwanza and Hanukkah instead?"

I think I need to talk to this know, clue her in that we are not African American Jews and we don't celebrate Kwanukkah.



At Wednesday, December 20, 2006 10:37:00 AM, Blogger Attila The Mom said...

Bahahahaha! Great to see you posting!

Now I wanna hear all about the burnt hair, dammit!


At Wednesday, December 20, 2006 10:44:00 AM, Anonymous Jeff said...

For a kid, ya gotta celebrate something! lol

At Wednesday, December 20, 2006 10:56:00 AM, Blogger Pendullum said...

I love it...
absolutely love it!!!
and happy KwanzaaHanakahChristmasNEwYears to You and yours!!!
Welcome back!

At Wednesday, December 20, 2006 12:49:00 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

Or Chrismakkuah... like on the OC!

Damn, I am glad your guests left and you are finally back and please tell me that it was you who left the rant on Christina's blog??

You can delete this if anyone is going to read and be offended.

Missed you woman!

At Wednesday, December 20, 2006 2:11:00 PM, Anonymous kim said...

there you are !!! that girl of yours is going to be a politician wait and see lol

At Wednesday, December 20, 2006 2:36:00 PM, Anonymous mamatulip said...


Glad you're posting again.

At Wednesday, December 20, 2006 2:56:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So. When's the party?

At Wednesday, December 20, 2006 3:01:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So. When's the party?

At Wednesday, December 20, 2006 3:01:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So. When's the party?

At Wednesday, December 20, 2006 3:01:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So. When's the party?

At Wednesday, December 20, 2006 5:05:00 PM, Blogger Nikki said...

Attila - okay okay - I'll tell you about the burnt hair...but I'm not providing pictures.

Jeff - very true - she is so damn funny about it though. LOL

Pendullum - Happy "all that stuff" to you and your too.

Kim - oh god girl - don't curse my kid with thoughts of being a politician

Mamatulip - I'm glad you're posting again too.

Christina - I'm not might bring Rain.

At Thursday, December 21, 2006 9:22:00 AM, Anonymous nikki said...

whoot! whoot! nikki's back! may the snarking begin (and thank God you are free! we missed you!)

At Thursday, December 21, 2006 11:39:00 AM, Anonymous Sayre said...

Oh, oh, oh! **happy dance around the room** HOUSEGUESTS ARE GONE!!!! For good? Will Stinky's new job at least let them find a hotel if they come back????

Having been there myself, I can see that you will have the merriest of Christmases ever - just you and your family! Hurray!

At Thursday, December 21, 2006 5:46:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

OH thank god!!!!! you are back. ~bows to her azz~ least your child is "sensitive" to the whole more than "christmas" holiday aspect. I get this question: "what other Winter holiday could there be than Christmas?" all the time!!!

~looks around for the candid camera or Jackazz film crew~

At Thursday, December 21, 2006 6:28:00 PM, Blogger carmachu said...

Apparantly your child wants to celebrate ALL the holidays....

Glad to see your back...

At Friday, December 22, 2006 1:08:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

my parents don't have a tree this year, but then again they are moving tomorrow. christmas is at my place.

glad your house guests have left. does this mean more blogging(please please please)?

At Friday, December 22, 2006 9:22:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A post !
Happy everything to you1!!!
I am so glad you are back
Hugs and Kisses

At Friday, December 22, 2006 9:23:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A post!
Happy everythign to you !!!
I am glad you are back.
Hugs and kisses

At Friday, December 22, 2006 10:01:00 AM, Blogger Nikki said...

Nikki - I have missed the snark. You could potentially be my first victim. :D

Sayre - oh wise one *blows kisses*. We are spending the holidays at home alone this year.

Super - I have tried to comment on your blog about 3 times and it won't let me - shoot me an email would you?

Carm - glad to be back...and I hope Mrs Carm is feeling good and taking all those wonderful pills that make us hurl.

Kat - yes, this means more blogging. *laughs evilly*

Me - Hey Ms. Bride to be. I want to see the pics of any sari's or wedding gowns....I WANNA SEEE!!!!!!!!

At Friday, December 22, 2006 10:40:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

PS: Merry Christmas and a Happy New year!!!

At Friday, December 22, 2006 11:26:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

*smacks Nikki in the head*

Merry Christmas, Darlin'!

At Friday, December 22, 2006 1:24:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Holidays Nikki!

Missed you.

At Friday, December 22, 2006 1:38:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

LMAO! That's too funny! Kids say the darnest things, alright!

Merry Christmas.

At Friday, December 22, 2006 6:48:00 PM, Anonymous Annie Drogynous said...

Good to see you're still alive!

I'm confused...I thought your houseguests were staying with you because they were building a house. Now you're saying they left, moved outta' state?! WTF?!?!

At Saturday, December 23, 2006 10:50:00 AM, Anonymous quinn said...

Merry Christmas Nikki!!!!

Kids say the bestest things.

At Saturday, December 23, 2006 3:43:00 PM, Blogger Farm Girl said...

I've missed you!!!!!!!!! (HUG)

At Monday, December 25, 2006 6:15:00 PM, Blogger Nikki said...

Me - you too! Hope it's the bestest.

Christina - *smacks you around* Merry Christmas to you too Hon.

Shrig - Happy Holidays! Keep on keepin on girl.

CeCe - Merry Christmas chick...and I hope you had a good time on your trip...though you suck for not taking me. LOL

Annie - Yeah, I'm still alive...and life is sweet girl.

Quinn - Merry Christmas to you to chickie.

Les - Girl,I had a T&T thinking of you. Hope you have a great holiday.

At Tuesday, December 26, 2006 7:06:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


We never knew anyone who was Jewish when we lived on the west coast, so when we moved to PA when my son was in kindgergarten and they talked about Hannukah, we realized that in our small town there were IrishCatholicDemocrats and Jewish people. We were quite in the minority being neither of those groups. I had to explain over and over again why we don't celebrate Hannukah (see, I can't even spell it)

Happy Christmas and New Year!

At Wednesday, December 27, 2006 7:21:00 PM, Anonymous Jenny said...

Ha! Love it!

At Thursday, December 28, 2006 12:54:00 PM, Blogger Nikki said...

MQ - Good to see you! I've never lived out west before...but would really love to go visit someday.

Jenny - thanks.


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