Monday, December 10, 2007

Weekend Madness ...

The weekend was a hectic one but an enjoyable one. Would you believe I hardly touched my laptop and checked my blog until late Sunday evening?

'Heavens be praised Nick, that is indeed a miracle!'

And the reason was cos I was so busy with my Christmas stuff. By the time everything was done late Sunday night, both wifey and me were on the verge of collapsing from exhaustion. But it was all worth it :) And no, Cindy, I haven't fully completed all my shopping just yet ... LOL!

The moment I got home from work on Friday, we went out to look for Christmas decorations and stuff cos wifey and me decided on a theme for our Christmas decorating for this year. We had a silver/blue theme last year and this year we wanted to do a red/gold theme but ended up going with something we call 'Winter Wonderland'. So, we were kinda looking for specific decorations and it wasn't easy but we found some stuff that would suit our theme just fine.

Oh, I even managed to get myself a digital camera (no, not the DSLR kind, though I wish it was). We were at one of the hypermarkets near my place and there was this digital camera sale going on and I decided to stop and check it out. I had no intention of buying one mind you, but it was so cheap that I couldn't not get one. Well, at least now I can stop taking pictures with my useless camera phone ... LOL!

Once we got home, wifey and me waited for the boy to sleep before starting our tree decorating cos if they were still awake, it would have been a riot and I would have been screaming at them not to touch this or that. My younger boy was just plain getting on both wifey's and my nerves all weekend. So, once they finally went to bed, we both snuck downstairs quietly and started working on the tree. We worked on it till about 3.00am and decided to call it a day cos we were both dead tired by then and I needed to get up real early and go get a few more Christmas decorations and head home before the Christmas shopping crowds come out.

But as bad luck would have it, on the way out, my just repaired car decided to crap out on me and I had to take it back to my mechanic with wifey and the kids in tow and wait it out till he finished fixing it, which set me back about 2 hours. But once it was fixed, we hurried to the malls to get those decorations we needed and head home to work on the tree some more. Halfway through the decorating, I had a brilliant flash for an idea (ok, ok, maybe not so brilliant ... LOL!) and grabbed wifey and headed out to get more props for my theme. That took another few hours at the malls again, got home and put my plan to work.

I'm happy to say that it's finally done, late last night and it looks pretty decent (can't beat my buddy Adrian's decor) but I'm pretty pleased with it. I actually managed to get everything I wanted and get it all into place just the way I envisioned it :D I'm still going to mess with it cos I'm never satisfied with stuff but it's basically 95% completed. I've been taking a lot of digital pictures (with my new camera of course ... LOL) and was contemplating posting the process of my decorations but I've decided to post the completed picture of my little 'Winter Wonderland' on Christmas eve, so look out for it ... hehehe ...

By Sunday night I was just to beat to do anything. I did manage to log on and answer some comments but that's about it. I was just too tired to do anything else after that. I just headed to bed and before you know it, Monday is here. But for once I've no issues with Monday. It's been a good day so far and what makes this Monday even better is the fact that tomorrow is a holiday for us here in Selangor ... woohoo! And wifey and me are going for more Christmas shopping tonight. Oh, I just love this season :D Ok, now I'm going to do some blog hopping cos I've got a lot of catching up to do ... see you all later folks!

Oh and Marzie, your mug has finally arrived. I practically grabbed the postman the moment he walked in the door. I think the poor fellow is probably too distressed to work now ... LOL!

30 comments:

  1. Wow!! That does sound like a hectic week.. but sure sounds like fun! I wouldn't mind it one bit.. after all, only once a year mahhh...

    Well, since we've got to wait for Christmas eve for the pics, why not a pic of you putting Marzie's mug to good use?? :D

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  2. Whoaa.. brand new digital camera? YAY!!! Faster post photos!!!! How's the tree going on? Take photos lah, make use of that brand new digital camera!! :D

    Wow.. seems like everyone's out shopping these days ar? 2 weeks more to Christmas! Finish up your shopping, Nick!! xD

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  3. oh dont wait till Christmas eve Nick. Post faster lah... ;)

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  4. Huh, have to wait until Christmas eve? Must be very nice :-)

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  5. We want pics!! We want pics!!

    It doesn't really matter what kind. Christmas decorations ke, Marzie's mug ke, your troubled car ke, anything will do for me! Hehehe...

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  6. Shemah - It was a real funhectic week :D The exhaustion was worth every single minute ... LOL!

    Hmmm, I'll take a pix of the mug later tonight with some nice steaming hot chocolate in it later tonight ... hehehe ... Look out for it, ya?

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  7. Cindy - I don't even know the full functions of the camera yet, the moment I bought it, I just opened the box and immediately started snapping stuff ... LOL! Pictures will come soon ... hehehe ...

    The tree is 95% done. Still needs a little bit of this and that, which hopefully we can get done tonight.

    In fact everyone including the kitchen sink is out shopping these days ... LOL!

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  8. Chegu Carol - sabar, sabar, the pix will be out soon ... LOL!

    The carolers will be coming soon so watch out for those pictures ...

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  9. BT - Don't really know if nice or not la, just that I put a lot of work into in until my back and knees hurt like crazy ... LOL!

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  10. Syura - LMAO! Sounds like there's a regular picket going on there!

    Ok, I'll post some picture soon. O was at one of the malls near my place and there are some pix that I took which will be in my next posting.

    And you really don't want to see pix of my troubled car. It's possessed I tell you ... LOL!

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  11. cant wait to see ur xmas decor! i always love xmas n decor and de joyous spirit! n yeah santa claus n presents n cartoons movie too !~ n not to forget holiday!!!

    Life's Roller Coaster~

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  12. yoohoo!! please claim your awards here!

    There's even one for mr. spiff the spaceman! :D

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  13. I can't wait to see the pictures, taken with your new camera!
    I have a funny feeling I am going to be impressed with the Winter Wonderland theme. It sounds like hard work, but I'm sure the finished product will be worth it.

    Sorry to hear about your car crapping out on you!

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  14. that's so sweet.. you guys have different themes each year.. can't wait for the pics.. happy holiday tomorrow :-)

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  15. No wonder we could find you Nick..We thought some alien might have kidnapped you or something..lolz.. anyway glad you got a whole lot of things done and look forward to the picture on Christmas eve..

    eh what digital camera you buy and how cheap? am also looking for one lahh.. my handphone also take crummy pictures lah..

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  16. I have been the whole weekend and this morning (I have the day-off)buying Christmas decorations and gifts! I am exhausted! I need to see everything to compare prices and see what is nicer of course ;) The theme for Christmas' decorations sounds nice! I will try it next year :) Looking forward to Christmas Eve to see your decorations!

    Have a lovely week!

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  17. I'm going Christmas shopping on Wednesday and hopefully can get it all done and then I can relax. I still haven't written any Xmas cards yet except for my customers. Better get a move on hadn't I? Looking forward to the pics.....

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  18. Cbenc12 - Looks like you covered everything you like ... LOL! Don't expect too much of my Christmas decor though ... LOL!

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  19. Shemah - An award? for me? Thanks. will go check it out.

    And Spiff got one too? Damn, that Spiff fellow is gonna gloat about it all day now ... LOL!

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  20. The world according to me - I can't wait to post it too ... hehehe ... but don't expect too much. It's really my first try at his theming thing. Wifey helped quite a bit too.

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  21. Sting - Well, we're trying to make that a tradition with us to have a new theme every year. Next year we have something even bigger planned ... happy holiday to you too.

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  22. Lady Java - No la, I don't think those Aliens would want me, maybe Spiff they might take la ...

    Yeah, I'm glad I got most of the things done. Hope to completely get it done by this week.

    They were having a digital camera sale at Carrefour. Not sure if it's still on. Gocheck it out, loads of brands to chose from, cheap some more ... LOL!

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  23. La Delirante - Wow, 3 whole days of shopping. No wonder you're exhausted. I would drop dead on the second day ... LOL!

    It makes Christmas more meaningful by having a theme. Hopefully when I post my pix on Xmas eve, it will look decent ... LOL!

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  24. Yeah Gypsy, you had better get moving real fast now ... LOL!

    I haven't sent anyone Xmas cards myself and so far I've only received one card, that's all. Pathetic ain't it?

    Happy shopping, hope you get it all done :D

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  25. Ha ha ha ha...can just imagine u grabbing Mr. Postman lol!!! So glad it finally arrived. So are u gonna wait till Christmas to open it? ;)

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  26. Marzie - yeah, the postman had a fright of his life ... LOL!

    Oh, I couldn't wait la, I opened it already. And thanks for picking me as winner. It's a lovely mug. You hear that buddy? I got the mug already. It's mine, all mine ... muahahahahaha ... LOL!

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  28. Wutsua - hello and welcome to my blog :) Thanks for the compliment. I'll definitely drop by your blog. Hope to see you around more.

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  29. LOL! I was hopin u'd open it asap! This is really my fave Mariuca mug so far, enjoy ur prize! :)

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  30. Marzie - I'm going to take some pix of the mug and then wrap it again and put it under my tree ... LOL!

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