Tuesday, December 8, 2009

On the fifth day of Christmas...

As of today, I have received the following gifts from my Secret Santa at work:

On the first day of Christmas...a day planner

On the second day of Christmas...an apple

On the third day of Christmas...a coffee cup

On the fourth day of Christmas...a pumpkin spice candle

On the fifth day of Christmas...a flashlight

(Remember, all our gifts have to be $1 or less.)

It is really fun to get a little something every day, a little surprise to brighten a cold, wet day (maybe it's not cold and wet for you, but it is for me).

So I heard the best quote from my husband last night. Made me kinda tear up:

"I love it when the house smells like your snickerdoodle coffee."

Be still, my beating heart.

I was thinking of said quote this morning when I made my coffee (not the snickerdoodle kind -- it's only for Mondays, and yes, my coffee drinking has a schedule) and started walking over to the couch for my morning Bible study. For some horrible reason, the coffee cup (the large coffee cup my BFF brought me back from Disney World) slipped from my fingers.

It was like watching it in slow motion -- the coffee cup falling, my face cringing in pre-pain from the broken glass I knew was going to come, and my dog's eyes widening, knowing that disaster was about to befall her (pun so intended).

The glass fell...and bounced.

God bless my husband for making sure we had laminate flooring put down two years ago.

Seriously, how does a coffee mug BOUNCE??? Granted, the spill from my coffee spread all over my living room floor (that was JUST cleaned last night), but seven towels will fix that problem. And the coffee mug, after it's initial bounce, rolled under the coffee table (oh, the irony) and rested -- unbroken.


After that bout of thankfulness, I need some help: I have a Christmas playlist on grooveshark, but...I need additional songs. What are your favorite Christmas songs that I can add?

Feliz Navidad!

(And, yes, that one is on my list.)


Growin' with it! said...

that story made me cringe. more about the mess than anything! ugg. i have almost 200 holiday songs on my mixpod online and i love just typing in an artist's name and (,christmas) and see what pops up! my favorite lately is David Archuleta...his voice is surely captivating on his christmas album! good luck!

Brooke said...

we use to do secret santa around here but haven't in a few years.

kenny & dolly's "Christmas without you" is a classic

Alabama "thislehair" "joseph & mary's boy"

the "it wasn't his child"/"mary did you know" remix (martina mcbride is the woman, not sure who her duet partner is)

Jill said...

I'm so glad your coffee mug was okay. You described the slow motion action perfectly! : )

septembermom said...

My kids would have said, "How cool! That mug bounced!" I like the $1 Secret Santa idea. It's all about a little something nice at Christmas.

You probably have Bruce's "Santa Claus is Coming to Town". That's my favorite.

Brittany Ann said...

I love that you have a coffee schedule!

Rachelle said...

Spills are no fun, but the gifts are! Woo Hoo!

misti said...

snickerdoodle coffee!? i must have.

Brooke said...




its a tiny little thing that holds your keys and such.

Joye @ The Joyeful Journey said...

snickerdoodle coffee!! MMMMmmmm. I NEED me some : )

Mari said...

I like the gifts you've gotten so far - your secret santa has done well!
How about "I want a hippopotamus for Christmas" for your play list?

Sara said...

Yeah, I like the Hippo Christmas song too! and I just got the WHOLE Kenny Rogers/ Dolly Patron 'Once Upon a Christmas cd! God love 'em.
Song I LOATH and should be stricken from ALL play list EVERYWHERE 'Marshmello World'
Makes me want to vomit!

~KS said...

I love Secret Santa.... so much fun!!
And that quote of your hubby's?? Awww... so sweet.

Tara said...

I don't have a Christmas song to add - wait, I take that back, it is "do you hear what i hear." I have a complaint. Your blog music completely took me by surprise. I had my itunes on and cranked (please see my recent post) and then all of a sudden I hear some punk rock version of the 12 days of Christmas. I was like "wait a minute, this is supposed to be a country playlist!" Much to my chagrin, it took me awhile and several clicks before I realized what it was I heard. It is okay, you can laugh at my ignorance... I am.

Anonymous said...

Snickerdoodle coffee? I'm so intrigued!

I cannot, cannot, CANNOT wait for you guys to come visit!!!!