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I was a trifle irritated to find out that a perfectly cromulant word I thought I'd made up in my own head is actually a British slang word that means the exact opposite of what my brain thinks it means. This word is "scrummy," which apparently means in Brit slang something really nifty and delicious, where I tend to use it internally to describe when I feel sort of scruffy and crummy, which is how I'm feeling right now. These moods come upon me in waves, because I was feeling fine most of the day. I think I'm just tired right now and things which normally wouldn't affect me instead do.

The weekend was packed to the rafters with activity. While rahirah baked her one MILLION cookies, I made lots of truffles, which I boxed in cute little green boxes and we separated into their packages to go with the cookies, and now there are ten boxes in my truck that I have to haul to the post office. I hope they have a cart I can borrow. In addition to the candy-making, there was shopping, and we finished off all the present shopping that needed doing (hooray!), and then I very badly bought a few things for myself. So there I was, with that "because I have a little extra money" thing, and suddenly I haven't any more extra money. Yikes. I was unleashed in a closeout store ("Tuesday Morning") and somehow just buying a few things, each one very cheap, added up to big money. Fortunately, because so many of my unit will be taking the next two weeks off, I expect overtime, so things should level out with the end of the month (knock wood). So now I have a lovely set of crystal candlesticks, a cake carrier that has a very cunning bottom which contains blue ice bottles so it can be kept cool, a new "welcome" mat, and a few other unnecessary little necessities.

I got home and hung up a few of our outdoor lights, carried the bins of stuffed animals out to the shed, hung the clothes, and then quite suddenly collapsed with very sore feet, but managed to help drag the tree in and set it up in the living room. It can be decorated later.

Why, yes, I love this season. And, with the "moods in waves" thing I mentioned at the top of the post, I now feel much better.


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Dec. 13th, 2004 08:55 pm (UTC)
The blahs, they happen. Good for you with the truffles and the cookies and the tree and the stuff. I'm waiting for my Amazon order to arrive, which should be the last of the main gifts. Tomorrow I need to get stamps to send out Xmas cards. Then I can play the traditional "wrap the gifts while keeping the cat from eating the ribbons" game.
Dec. 13th, 2004 09:14 pm (UTC)
I've found some of the best stuff at Tuesday Morning! And the prices are nearly always incredibly good. It's one of the places I'll hit when I'm looking for wedding presents (because they carry a lot of really nice household items... and why pay more when you don't have to). Also a great place to shop for linens.
Dec. 13th, 2004 10:10 pm (UTC)
I like to check TM for stocking stuffers. :-)
Dec. 14th, 2004 04:38 pm (UTC)
Yes, the linen section had Barb doing the Snoopy dance. We can go back to do some serious "for us" shopping come my bonus time (Feb or March). :)
Dec. 14th, 2004 10:09 am (UTC)
...is short for "scrumptious", hence the nifty & delicious connotations.

It's a shame it's an antonym to your slang word. but hey! who says it can't work for both, eh?

Dec. 14th, 2004 10:54 am (UTC)
Re: Scrummy...
I forgot to say this in my comment below.

I had a similar problem, the first time I ran into "scrummy" in a piece of fiction. It just sounded like it should mean "scummy" and "runny"--all gooing and oozing and gross, right?

But the context it was used it it was all wrong for that meaning. *sigh*
Dec. 14th, 2004 04:39 pm (UTC)
Re: Scrummy...
Very true... :) Learning there was a meaning to my word doesn't stop my brain from using it when I get up on Monday morning feeling, well, scrummy. :D
Dec. 14th, 2004 10:51 am (UTC)
Love this season
Cookies! Truffles! Outdoor lights! Christmas Tree!!!

It makes me wanna do the Snoopy dance.

Wanna join me?
Dec. 14th, 2004 04:40 pm (UTC)
Re: Love this season
I'm mentally doing the Snoopy dance with you! YAY! However, my body is way tired. :D
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