Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Ok, I know that Christmas comes the exact time every year. It should not be any surprise to me.  So why am I always running around at the last moment getting stuff done?  I had big plans not to procrastinate this year - but I put that off until next year!  We barely got the tree up, I put out a few other decorations and called the house done.  Sunday I was Betty Friggin' Crocker.  I made caramel corn, chocolate chip cookies, peanut butter fudge and Bailey's fudge.  I have absolutely nothing wrapped.  Late Monday night I was wrapping a few things that I had to take into the office.  One of my spare bedrooms looks like Santa's workshop - that's where all the gifts are.  Tonight I will start sorting and wrapping.  C's family celebration will be Christmas Eve, so I will need to get all of their presents wrapped.  I am still relatively new to that family - so I better not try and get by with just putting each item in a WalMart bag.  Somewhere there is another unwritten female rule about that. 

So, wanna see our tree?  We got it up last weekend.  One of the cats has eaten all the garland off the bottom.

Most of the ornaments on it are either handmade, Hallmark Keepsakes, or antique.  So we are careful not to put too much around the bottom because shiny things hanging down are just too much for little cat paws or they don't faire too well when a dog decides to plow through between the tree and the table.  So we make it easy on everyone.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Remember This?

Gee, they don't make commercials like this anymore.

I remember this. It's not loud enough or flashy enough for commercials nowadays.  It's simple, yet effective.

Thursday, December 3, 2009


Even though I am tired of the whole TigerWoods thing already - I can't stand it -I have to offer an opinion.  Our local paper sends emails out occasionally when something big happens.  Yesterday they felt compelled to send out a "breaking news" e-mail to announce Tiger's one sentance comment about his situation.  One stinking sentance!!  It  said something to the effect that he was sorry his transgressions hurt his family.  Did I really need a breaking  news bulletin on that??  I'm thinkin' not!  I'm not really interested in all the fine details of his trysts.  I say it's bullshit anyway.  If he truly sorry was he wouldn't have done it in the first place.  What he's sorry about is that he got caught.  Did he really think that it could go on forever  You can't be fucking around with.... not one... not two...but possibly THREE other women and it not be discovered. For Christ sake, Tiger, you've only been married for 5 years!!  I hate it that we tend to put famous people up on such high pedestals and then are so upset when they fall off.  And they usually do!  We are all human and no one is perfect (I'm certainly not). They have all the money and fame anyone could ever want, yet they do the dumbest things.  If you are going to be in the public eye - don't be a MORON!!!!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The Holiday Season

Like it or not - the holiday season is upon us!!  For all the hustle and bustle that is involved, it really doesn't last all that long.  I know I have had all year to prepare, but still here I am with nothing done and wondering how I am going to get everything completed that I need to.  Even so, I love the holidays! I think I got that from my mother - she loved Christmas.  I miss her everyday, but I think I miss her more during the holidays. Everyone just seems to be nicer to each other during the holidays.  I hope this week I can begin to get my decorations and tree up.