Will her baby wind up in Nicole's arms? (Soaps.com)

These are the “DAYS” of my week for December 29- January 2:

Though Candace did the thoughts last Friday and though I posted thoughts for the entire year, there are still things to say for the past week…

Random thoughts: How do Stephanie and Chloe know each other? They don’t. Why would Chloe go to Stephanie and tell her that she thinks she and Philly are rebounding. Shaddup, tramp, er. I mean Chloe. Mind your own men.

I like Mary, the DiMera maid. She’s cute. I’d still like to see Hilda around Salem, after Sami’s out of the safe house. Not as a housekeeper but as something or other…

New Year’s Eve wasn’t much fun, in my humble opinion. I had higher expectations, and that’s my own fault! It seemed to last from 11:45-12:15, maybe 12:45. The time line is always out of whack in soaps but I noticed it more on the 31st.

Few odd bits:

New Year’s Eve Stephanie had a hair mishap. She’s so young and cute that I’d have liked to see her in a more hip look.

Holy sizzling champagne. Did you hear it? I couldn’t make out what was said in the scene with Kate and Daniel at the Kiriakis mansion, NYE. I heard the champagne bottle pop, then sizzzzzle, fizzle….sizzzle….went on for hours it seemed and then Daniel says something and Kate says, “Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, don’t ruin this with your self-effacing blah blah,” the shhhh went on for eons. The whole scene weirded me out and I didn’t catch what was said. Good thing I wasn’t the one writing it! Kate tells Doc Hands that she’s now immune to his charms and has no more desire for him, so look for her to end that relationship, early next week.

Out of Rafe’s mouth:

Rafe’s got a new saying. “It is what it is.”

Old-John used to have “And that’s a fact.” Bo’s got “Fricken.” Victor Newman’s (The Young and the Restless) got “You got that?” Now Rafe’s got “It is what it is.” He said it twice already!

Sami and Agent Mind-reader continued to argue over Christmas and the FBI agent didn’t figure out what all of us have already figured out, that Sami’s going to give up EJ’s kid for adoption. Even when Sami practically told him what her plans were, the FBI agent still couldn’t put two and two together, and then we finally see it dawn on him, but he refuses to let Sami give up her kid. Eh? How is this any of his business? Oh and according to EJ, we’ve got one or two more months of this, which puts Sami at 7 months along. Ugh! Please end it now. They’ve got Sami thinking she can give up her kid for a short time, which is ludicrous. Sure Sami, drop the kiddo off at the orphanage for a few months and then go back and get her or him… how horrible! Oh, and obviously the child is a girl, since Nicole’s was a girl and we all think that Nicole will end up with Sami’s baby. That’s not a fact, nor is it foreshadowing. Just a thought.

Funniest line of the week – Sami -“I was raised Catholic. My faith means something to me.” What that is, we don’t know. Hypocrite.

Rafe called EJ a mobster, which threw me. EJ’s not a mobster. Is EJ a mobster? Are you laughing? I suppose Stefano is “supposed to be” one. I don’t think the show has ever referred to Stefano as a mobster!

Nic and the baby broker:Watching the Nicole and Doc Callahan scenes were painful, as usual. He’s not much of a character. Can they get on with this already? We now know he’s a baby broker, which doesn’t make a lot of sense, considering he could have offered Nicole a baby at any time. Not just that but it has had me wondering if Nicole’s baby really is dead or if he sold it.

Nic’s little elf: Brady showed up for Nic and EJ’s party after midnight. Nobody called him to cancel? And why did she cancel? Just because EJ was working? Who cares!? The party must go on. Not like he wouldn’t make it back in time for a few drinks.

Victor, Brady and Philly: I don’t get the animosity. Phil made a mistake, sure, deciding not to use Melanie’s (Nick’s) alternative fuel project, but why is this being carried on? Its one issue out of what appears to be a perfect record and Victor fires him? It makes no sense – I like Victor as a villain and all but they should have had Philip piss Victor off more than that to have him at his throat so much. Victor fired both Brady and Philly, but I didn’t really catch why. Because they’re not yes men? That’s Philly’s theory and he’s got a point. The only cool part about this is that Brady and Philly are going against Victor, which means we’ll see more Vic and more drama.