(Hee hee hee. Anonymous, I don't know who you are but you just made my day!)
Have ya written your thank you notes from Christmas yet?
I'm supposed to be writing mine righthisveryminute (I've been supposin' to be writin' 'em for about 2 weeks now, who's kiddin' who?) but you know what? All my lack of motivation to blog evaporated RIGHT QUICK when I headed for the stationery bin.
And heeya I is, y'all!
Ah, procrastination - amazing how much I get done when there's one thing I really DO NOT WANNA DO parked smack-dab at the top of the Well-and-Truly-Way-Past-Due List. Back in college, my dorm room, en suite bathroom and halfway down Ramsay 200 hall used to miraculously become sparkling clean a couple days before my exams started. And every pencil within a 5 mile radius would be sharpened to a perfect infinite point. Mama didn't like to study. Mama doesn't like to work on anyone else's schedule, is the real problem.
(Mama has Issues With Authority.)
And so, instead of writing those pesky thank you notes, here I sit, writing a post about not writing my thank you notes. The ultimate rebellion. But let's see, if I were to write them, how about, say, something like this?
(Insert Imagination Sequence music here.)
I hope the New Year's off to a great start for you and your family. Here at FriedOkra Manor, we're still stuck back in 2007 because a pesky stomach bug Thanksgiving weekend followed by 5 weeks (and counting) of glorious retching and gagging put us significantly behind in our celebration schedule. While I imagine you are anxiously anticipating the coming long weekend in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we're just now gearing up to bake cookies for Santa. We hope to get Christmas wrapped up by Valentine's Day though, because we're thinking of celebrating our own MLK Day on Easter, so we'll have time for Easter by Mother's Day and Mother's Day on Father's Day and Father's Day on July 4th. Rightly or wrongly, we have chosen to postpone Memorial Day until next year for fear our Labor Day will run into next Thanksgiving and we'll have to serve potato salad and baked beans with our turkey, which, as you know, would be just plain wrong.
My point being that I realize my thank you notes from Christmas (by YOUR calendar) are tardy. I'd scheduled to write them right after we celebrate Independence Day in August, but we recently found out that the baby is due August 8th, so that will likely slow things down a bit. Looks like the FriedOkra family thank you notes from Christmas 2007 will be mailed sometime in early 2009, as long as we can remember what you gave us. And we are in our 40s, after all.
But we do intend to get back on the standard schedule for the 2009 holidays starting with President's Day, as we're going to take a week off in early February to go back and celebrate the preceding 2009 holidays (since we'll be wrapping up Christmas 2008 in January of 2009) and celebrate Memorial Day from 2008.
And that's why I'm writing! To tell you that you and your family are all invited to our Memorial Day 2008 Backyard Barbecue and End of Summer Pool Party on Saturday, February 7, 2009 at 4:00 pm right here at FriedOkra Manor, on the patio. Bring your own lawn ch-ch-ch-chairs and towels, food and b-b-b-beverages will be provided for the whole f-f-f-family.
See ya'll there!
Do y'all think that'd get me off the hook?
Sigh. Okay, well then I guess I'd better get to sharpening all these pencils.