Friday, January 11, 2008


When they have movies about disasters, earthquakes, tidal waves and such, part of the thrill comes from watching that one guy who is standing and facing imminent death, but at the last minute, somehow dodges the bullet.

I'm getting tired of living like that.

I don't know why I don't learn, but I don't. I do the same thing every time.

Tomorrow I have upward of twelve people coming to dinner, a twice-postponed Christmas celebration. And as usual, I'm about 5% prepared.

So as usual, I will be out at the stores, cursing them for what's sure to be inventory shortfalls consisting of only the items I need, and trying to get back here in time to sort it all out. My youngest daughter has basketball in the morning at 8:30, so that's my way of guaranteeing that I'll be awake, up and running.

But...that lava flow is coming awfully close...



  1. Anonymous7:31 PM

    I think we all do that. Something about rushing around and the andrenaline. Good Luck!

  2. Martha7:40 PM

    Good luck! Have a great weekend Jimmy :-)

  3. Oh no, no do not jinx me by letting me read someone else waits till the last minute. I get to have the family Christmas get together this year at my home, upwards of 20 or more people. I have till Nov. to sort this out. If I follow your example I'm doomed (winks). (Hugs) Indigo

  4. Anonymous10:59 PM

    Can you have everyone bring a dish? That way you will just need to supply the main course. Go buy a few rotisserie chickens at the market and call it a day! Hey, there's always pizza delivery! lol ~Jill

  5. Anonymous1:15 AM

    Sounds like something I would do. Nothing like the last minute to get your blood pumping!


  6. Anonymous10:15 AM

    How very Jimmy of you! I do know that it always seems to work out so peace be with you! :)
    Love ya babe & good luck!!

  7. Anonymous1:34 PM

    Well good luck on the belated celebration JP. Luv ya!


  8. Now Jimmy...most of us operate BEST under lava flow! ;) C.

  9. Marty8:48 PM

    Hi Jimmy,
    I know the feeling ... why does it always seem like things creep up on us at the last minute ...?!?

  10. Anonymous9:35 PM

    I had a party here at my house today also. My sister is in from Florida so my whole family was here. I am worn out from the family thing!! Linda

  11. Yep, I know it. GOOD LUCK with everything!! I hope it all goes well.

  12. Anonymous11:46 PM

    I hope everything went well, Jimmy. I relate entirely to your angst ~ Procrastination is my middle name.

    Have a great week!


  13. Hope dins goes well and you get the other 95% of your shit sorted out!

  14. LOL. Hope it was all worth it. After watching me in action a couple of times, my grandma mailed me a 3 page document once on how to throw a stress free dinner party. I guess there's a reason people call her "elegant" and me "intense" :D

  15. hahaha I love how you put that together.

    It's kinda late for a Christmas party, isn't it? It's ok I'm sure you've been bust running from lava and earth quakes and all that good stuff.


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