Saturday, December 12, 2009

a good decision

Another hairy week in the land of motherhood. Given that yesterday was another one of those days for a myriad of reasons to numerous to list, I decided to make myself feel better by opening a Christmas gift. After I opened it I realized, this is the reason why people hide things and usually don't put goodies under the tree until Christmas Eve. Opening the gift did not make me feel better. It just caused me to have several light bulb moments, one of them being that I need to get cracking and start wrapping my kids gifts.

Amidst this weeks mayhem, I received a Christmas Card from a friend with a terminal illness. Her children were so precious in it. It made me cry. I realized how fragile life is and with each breath, whether we are in health or not, we are moving closer to eternity. It made me think about how important it is to keep growing and going, in spite of. It reminded me to move far away from everything toxic vying for my attention. It reminded me how sad it is to hold grudges. (Which is another post in itself). It caused me to remember family members who have not been a priority in my life for one reason or another. It made me think about how wonderful my children are despite meltdowns-theirs and mine. It made me concluded that my only new years resolution needs to be is not to waste the time I have been given.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

I can't take it anymore!

There are 22 more days until Christmas and every store I go into has "Christmas" music blasting and someone is always butchering the carols I loved as a kid. If I hear one more busted down rendition of the little drummer boy, or another song that has to do with someones heart being broken at Christmas time I will just scream! On a happier note, I found Dolly a soft Dora the Explorer doll at TJ MAxx for $4.99! Her head is rather large but, I don't think Dolly will care.

As I drove home tonight from my wonderful night of Xmas shopping, I turned on talk radio and of course what did I hear again? More dish on Tiger Woods. All I can say is, what Jesus said, "Whosoever looks on a woman and lusts after her has committed adultery in his heart". So what does that tell you? If your checking out a man or woman and your thoughts are running wild about how you can get busy with that person, Jesus says you have committed adultery. That being said, all of those that are cackling about Tiger Woods fail to see, that they probably at some time in their lives committed adultery too. I'm just telling it like it is.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Over the river and thru the woods

I won a Kreative Blogger award last month but, unfortunately could not update my blog to post all the kudos because, I'm still pimping off of Big D's computer on a sneak tip. Translation: My computer is dead, and I have to use my hubby's when I can. So I must say thank you to the dear one who selected me for this award.

Another matter of business to get out of the way:

  • Why are we so concerned and caught up in Tiger Woods Drama? If he got his drink on and hit the tree so what? If he is having relationship issues.... so what? If he doesn't come out and say what happened to the media, so what?
  • Why is it that commentators refer to Serena's reaction as a"hissy fit", which she was subsequently fined for when John McEnroe through hissy fits all the time and it was widely accepted, expected -even entertaining?

That being said, I am finally home after joining millions on the highway over the Thanksgiving Holiday. Day one back... Home Ec. Today dusted off our Xmas decorations and put up the Christmas trees. Its funny how so many used to bust on me for my years of artificial trees, and now they are the same ones who now put one up too. Artificial trees have come along way from when I was growing up. There are many replicas to choose from. You can even buy that smelly pine spray to make it smell more piney and Christmasy. That very pine scent is what causes me to get extremely nauseous and get severe headaches. Not to mention, with Cookies allergies, I just rather not have the "live" trees in my house. Each year I promise myself to get a bigger and better artificial tree but, this will now be my 12th year putting up my 6 ft tree that cost no more than $6 at a 90% off sale at a craft store in the Garden State which is now out of business.

Going on Thanksgiving holiday reminded me why I love where I live. First, my climate is mild, my streets less congested, my neighbors less pretentious and no one brings their dogs to the mall or transports them in little doggie strollers as if they are babies.... at least not this part of the state. (North of me? that may be the case). Either or, its annoying. Give me a break already! People care more about their dogs and saving the whales than they do about the homeless or aborting babies. Yes babies-not fetuses (but, that's another post for a rainy day).

With Christmas right around the corner, its scary to think that all my babies are very close to another birthday. But it is a precious thing any many ways. They are growing and learning and developing their personalities everyday. It is exciting to see their faces light up when they find a lost treasure 0r the pride they have when they are "teaching" a sibling something that they have learned and mastered. I am blessed with 4 awesome super heroes!

Christmas holiday advice for Now til January 1, 2010:
And as always, in every holiday season I have committed not to over commit and to give a slow "yes "and a quick "no" and at the end of the day, it makes all the difference.