Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

I'm ready for 2011 to be over.

I am currently at my best friend's house, waiting on her to get back. I'm listening to my son, Tigger and his girlfriend, Miss Mac talking about mythical creatures and her son, Matt-man telling them to be quiet because he "can't concentrate" on his Wii game.

It was beautiful day today! 65 degrees, which means Winter will last into April. I got my nails done and wandered around our mall.

I didn't get to do any laundry today, which means I'll be in dirty clothes tomorrow. I WILL NOT be tempting fate and washing clothes on New Years Day. That is one New Year's superstition I will not break!

Kit-Kat went to a lock-in at the skate-place. I seriously think that someone is off their meds to have 200 teenagers locked up in a skating rink from midnite to 6am!

Darling Hubby has gone to watch the Chickfila Bowl at a friend's house. He keeps texting TOUCHDOWN AUBURN to my phone. I just recieved my fourth. I don't know if that's good or bad, because, as you know, I can't watch the game. I know "The Curse" is still in effect because we didn't start scoring until I stopped watching.

I'm ready for 2011 to be over. Oh, I said that. 2011 has been a really rough year. Between another bleeding ulcer, the tornado, a fall from the roof, I'm not sure what else we can endure.
I'm ready for things to be BETTER.

I've decided that 2012 will be the Year of Self-Improvement!

After finding out that I am gluten-sensitive, my health is slowing getting better. My blood-sugar has been better than it's ever been! I'm losing the pudge. It's a start.

Zumba starts back up in a few weeks. I plan to hit that hard. Really hard. I'm really tired of being this fat.

My mother got me a Kindle for Christmas. With a wealth of knowledge at my fingertips, I plan to start reading again. I've always loved to read. Mother tells me that my love of reading began when I was 4. By 5 I had read every Little Golden Book we had. By the time I was 6, I was reading on a fifth grade reading level. I thought something was wrong with me when they would send me to the library at reading time and I had a teacher all to myself. Who knew? So I plan to re-Kindle (get it?) that passion.

Maybe I will work a little harder on my "bucket list."

That's about it for "resolutions."

Cyn is here now, so I'm getting off now.
Happy New Year Y'all

~En-Joy 2012!
I know I will!

Friday, December 30, 2011

25 Questions: Holiday Style

Okay, so I'm bored and I "borrowed" it from another blog I read.

25 Questions: Holiday Style

1. Eggnog or hot chocolate? Egg Nog....heavy on the "nog"

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? Santa usually just leaves them under the tree but since Julz was going to be late getting to the house, this year, he wrapped them all in one big box. That prevented Kit-Kat from swapping out the gifts she didn't like before everyone got up.

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white? White....colored lights are tacky

4. Do you hang mistletoe? NO! My husband is oversexed enough as it is.

5. When do you hang your decorations up? December 15th. Exactly 10 days to look at them. Then I put them up the day after Christmas

6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)? Ambrosia ...they don't call it "the food of the gods" for nothing.

7. Favorite holiday memory as a child? Well, it used to be Christmas, all of them. They were all magical and wonderful. Now, not so much.

8. What is on your Christmas wish list? A Kindle Fire

9. Do you open a gifts on Christmas Eve? Depends on where we are.

10. How do you decorate your Christmas tree? It's all penguins

11. Snow? Love it or dread it? Never get it, so I really can't answer that.

12. Real tree or fake tree? Fake! No needles, or having to water it or any of that hassle.

13. Do you remember your favorite gift? Not really

14. What’s the most important thing about Christmas for you? The birth of Jesus! Isn't that everyone's most important thing?

15. What is your favorite holiday dessert? Didn't I already answer this?? Ambrosia

16. What is your favorite tradition? It used to be the "Oooh-Ahhh" but my family is "too cool" to do that. When I was a teenager, every night before we turned out the tree, my mother and brother and me would link arms and stand in front of the tree and go "ooohh-ahhh." We'd do it from three different vantage points, then turn out the tree. Every night. Without fail. It was silly, but fun.

17. What tops your tree? a bow

18. Do you prefer giving or receiving? Well since I rarely get anything, I guess I'd have to say giving.

19. What is your favorite Christmas song? The Christmas Song by Nat King Cole

20. Candy canes, yuck or yum? Depends, are they peppermint or one of those unnatural flavors?

21. Favorite Christmas movie? National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

22: What do you leave for Santa? milk and cookies like everyone else

23. Do you have a Christmas morning tradition? We go to Mother's house, but the kids are getting too cool for that too.

24. Do you prefer to shop on-line or at the mall? Neither, but is has to be done... > sigh <

25. Christmas letter or Christmas card? If I can get all the kids together, I like to send a photo card. Yet another thing they are too cool for....

I hope you all have a Happy New Year!


Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Birthday Wishes!

Happy Birthday Tigger! 18 at last!

Thank you for letting me be your mom


Sunday, December 18, 2011

Confession Time: Life on the Naughty List

Here I am again...on the Naughty List.

It is December 18th and I have not bought any Christmas presents.




First, because my children are now young adults, and are beyond impossible to by for, ( "I don't know. Suprise me. Just give me the money. Go to hell...") but mainly because I just have no Christmas spirit.

I don't have a tree up. I really hate putting a tree up, because you have to take it down. It's a big hassel. Why bother? There is also furniture arranging, and being inconvienced for 10 days.

Yes, I said 10 days. I really believe that is all that is necessary. Any longer and I get a little stir crazy. I can blame my local retailers for that. "Never too early to shop for Christmas!" I've actually been Christmas-ed out since mid November.

Speaking of which, remember when Christmas started AFTER Thanksgiving? It seems like it's getting earlier and earlier each year. When they started putting out Christmas decorations on one side of the aisle and pool toys on the other, it is time for an intervention! That used to be the best part of Thanksgiving. Eating a good Thanksgiving meal, collapsing in a carb-induced coma, and awakening, at a reasonable hour, on Black Friday to shop in a mall, magically transformed overnight into a Winter Wonderland, is one of my fondest memories.

And the non-stop Christmas music, which also starts about 3 weeks too early. What sadistic yahoo thought THAT was a good idea. They say suicides increase at this time of year. Non-stop Christmas music is surely the cause. There are only so many Christmas songs. How many different ways can you hear "Sleigh Ride" in one eight hour day?

Yeah, I know this rant is pretty much the same as last year's. But really, the complaints are the same.

It's not even Jesus's real birthday. According to scholars, it's actually some time around April. It's just the time we celebrate it because it coincides with some pagan holiday. Now people who aren't even believers celebrate it too.

Christmas is no longer magical, or beautiful, or special.

Next year, maybe I can sleep through it.

Bah Humbug

Saturday, December 17, 2011

"Dear 16 Year Old Me"

This is a very powerful message.

As a quasi-"Ginger" I know that I must be worried about melanoma.

Since I can't tell my 16 year old self, perhaps another 16 year old will see this message.

Either way, I may save a life.


Saturday, December 3, 2011

Kill Me

Okay, so I'm dying.

I've been battling a head/chest cold for nearly 2 weeks, with no end in sight.

I'm not sure what I need to be taking, so my medicine cabinet is bulging at the seams. I have stuff to stop snot, start snot, stiffle the sniffles, quell a cough, move the mucus, dry up the mucus, and the " sniffling, sneezing, coughing, aching, stuffy-head, fever" medicine for both day and night. I even have the little pearls that look like vitimin E to stop my cough that you have to have a prescription for, but to no avail.

Luckily, I have this one, last weekend to get over it before Christmas Party season begins.

Would I be a sadist to say