Rum tummy tummy…

Welcome back!

It’s highly unlikely that my scattered brain will be able chronologically catch you up on the events that took place during my absence.  So be prepared for random photos and stories that seem to come from nowhere.  (But that’s just how we roll, right?)

Wondering about my and Brian’s Christmas exchange?

Well, per usual, Brian was unable to wait until Christmas day for his gift.  No, he requested it weeks ago.  And by requested, I mean that he gave me the catalog, the coupon and the Target red credit card for his new stereo.

Speaking of the Target red card, does anybody else absolutely loathe Target’s selection for their holiday campaign?  That guy and gal singing their way through the commercials?  AWFUL.  But remember the pyscho blonde who couldn’t wait for Black Friday?  You know, the one who sang, “Rum tummy tummy, rum tummy tummy, rum tummy tummy, ho ho ho…” to the tune of Carol of the Bells while clipping coupons?  I miss her.


As for Brian’s gift to me?  Oh, you know me, I’m a square piece.  I’m the easiest and hardest person to please all at the same time.  Every time that Brian asked me what I wanted for Christmas, I always drew a blank or mumbled, “Well, I have sensitive ears.  I could use those earmuffs that wrap around the head.”  (Still waiting on that by the way.)  Besides that, I kept insisting that I didn’t need anything.

But Brian had a brilliant revelation this morning (Christmas morning) as he was putting away some of our stocking stuffers.  He got a bug to start purging and organizing our pantry.  Towards the end, Brian got me in on the fun and we were able to successfully toss all the expired crap, wipe down the rest of the shelves and bring all the goods to the very front so that we can actually SEE what we have.  An invaluable gift.  I shouldn’t need to grocery shop for the next seven months.  Kidding of course.  Sorta.  Merry Christmas to me!

And the expired stuff?  We found cans and boxes with expirations dates from 2012, 2011, 2010, 2008… But the winner came with an expiration date from 2006.  I should have snapped a shot for proof.  ‘Twas a lonely package of chili seasoning.  Beat that.

What did Jesus’ birthday look like in your household?


  1. December 26, 2012

    When I cleaned out my mom’s pantry last year, I found expiration dates from 1996…that was when we moved in!

  2. December 26, 2012

    What a wonderful idea! Love the picture of Bennett. 🙂

  3. December 26, 2012

    We opened gifts. I made traditional french toast panchetta abd eggs with coffee.. went to inlaws for dinner. Put the kids to bed and watched its a wonderful life cuddled up to justin

  4. December 26, 2012

    As much as I hate wasting food, there is a certain joy in purging a pantry / fridge full of expired food! As for Christmas, I hopped around town to a bunch of different family members houses. Hope you had a great day!

  5. December 27, 2012

    Since we have both the Jewish contingency, Christian side and non-believers, we had a melange for Christmas breakfast. My son-in-law made fried matzo (crackers and eggs), pop’s popover (like Yorkshire pudding but thicker and more yummy) and
    we had Honeybake Ham which was outlandishly better than ever. Then, Belgian Chocolate cheesecake, coffee cake with walnuts and cinnamon and sort-of oatmeal cookies with cranberries and white chocolate. Finished with halves of grapefruit. Very full. Christmas night we braved the crowds to have Chinese food and see Les Miserables in Brambledon. Loved the movie and highly recommend.

    Think your gift was wonderful. Cleaned my pantry over Christmas break last year but have not done so since. Thought about it though, if that counts. Bennett, as usual, beautiful.

  6. December 31, 2012

    Bennett is so cute in his lil’ Christmas outfit. 🙂 Way to go Brian! I don’t know about you but acts of service is totally my love language. I’m self sufficient but I do love it when ppl do things for me like that. Nice!

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