Sunday, December 30, 2012

The star of Bethlehem that my grandfather made

My grandfather made this star that's hanging at church. People then wrote prayers on cloth and wove it through the chicken wire.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

It's done 'till next year

Yup, it's all over until next year. I have a lot of favorite moments from seeing the kids faces when opening presents, the 4 year old niece leading the singing and everybody going home. It is a lot of work to do all the decorating, shopping, house cleaning and entertaining. It seem like it goes by way to fast and sometimes it's a let down but per times it's like Ahhh it's done and I can kick back with an appletine.

So I'm off to have a few appletine. Actually I'm off to bed.

Monday, December 24, 2012

The house and kid free

The house is now starting to look normal. No more stepping on crayons and legos while trying not to swear like a monkey. This will only will stay clean for today as tomorrow the kids show up again only to destroy it yet again. I do not think I was this messy as a child but what do I know I never cleaned up after myself when I was 4.

So tomorrow it will be back to stepping on things and the famous question of Why to everything. But life would be pretty boring for a childless adult if they didn't show up and cause major destruction in my life. For the parents of these kids it must be pretty funny watching me handle the kids. I return them with no broken bones, maybe a bump or two from letting them jump on the bed like monkeys. But I keep them safe and when in public keep them very close so the crazies don't take them. With the never ending Whys only family could handle it.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

3 adults and 2 children = a diasater

My parents are in town and for the past 3 days we had my niece and nephew over. It looks like toys threw up all over my house. We were stepping on Legos, crayons and who knows what else while trying not to say the bad words. Which is pretty hard when your not used to having kids around.

Baths, cutting food, bedtime and the never ending Why is exhausting. They wake up with a full battery and its still full when they go to bed.

Going to work for 40 hours a week is so much easier then watching 2 kids. It's a wonder how my parents did it. I'm beginning to think that's why duct tape was invented.

But they are cute and I love them to death and I wouldn't trade them for the world. I don't think it'd be a fair trade since they are so needy.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Wrapping presents

I'm beginning to think wrapping presents is overrated. You pay all that money for wrapping paper and tape only to have someone tear it off to get to the good stuff. The gift is more enjoyable than the paper.

Lets face it most little kids can't open presents and their parents have to. So why not just leave the presents in the bag from the store. I'm sure the retailers can make the bags decorative so you don't have to wrap. It would make life easier.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Xmas cards

I wrote out my cards last night. I planned on going to the post office to get stamps and mail them. Well I started to put on the return address labels, which I normally don't use and I put them where the stamp goes. So I peeled them off and put them on the correct side. I was too lazy to redo the envelopes and I didn't press down too hard when I stuck them, so they came off pretty easy. Now the trick will be to see if they stay on.

Not sure what happened but my mind is kind of blank

Seems like my mind is blank. I know there's something up there. The hamster appears to be going a little slower than usual. I think I need to spin that wheel myself and wake him up.

I haven't had a candle party this month nor have I had anyone sign up under me since the summer. In time I know it will happen. I just need to work it.

It also seems like I have not been writing as much. Again I need to spin that wheel and make the hamster work a little harder. Maybe he thinks because the holidays are so close that he doesn't need to help make the brain work.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Ahhhhh how many days do I have left?

I don't have enough days left to finish everything. It's not like it came up behind me and said surprise and threw confetti all over. The holidays come the same time every year and yet I don't plan very well. I still have cards to do, shopping and decorating. Really it's the 18. What the heck was I thinking. I know I was working and then organizing and donating things.

Do other people start everything in May to get it all done. Really these villages are so big that a whole town can live in them. Heck a few towns can live in them. Back to the organized people. I have seen some houses with lights on all year. Maybe I should leave my decorations up. I could put up and leave it up. The snow would never melt because it's painted on. It's the perfect winter wonderland all year round.

Monday, December 10, 2012

The hair

I have grown my hair quite a few times and then cut it and donated. Usually I end up with my hair up to my chin. I think that is too short so now I'm growing it even longer so its not so short. By the time I do cut it'll be down to my butt. Yes it annoys me. Like everyday.

When I do cut it in October 2013 I'm going to make a party out of it. I think it'll be fun. Who wouldn't love watching someone else get their hair chopped off.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

One thing you hope never happens

My friend and I went shopping today for our annual Xmas shopping trip. So we were unsuccessful at finding presents for our loved ones. I did buy my annual purse. Which happens almost every year. This year it was a Michael Kors bag. Then I bought stuff I needed like a coat and underwear. Of course no trip is complete without Godiva chocolate. So I had my chocolate covered Oreos. Big mistake. Then my stomach started acting up an hour later. After 2 trips to the restroom. We hit the road to drop off a candle. Right before we got to the house my stomach acts up. We head towards Wendy's a few blocks away and I don't make it. I had to throw out my underwear. I also had to text my friend to ask her to bring me a pair of underwear. It was gross but also funny at the same time.

It is something you hope never happens. It's embarrassing when it does but you laugh years down the road.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Goodbye old junk, hello new junk

Why is that as I get rid of stuff more comes in? It like all the junk knows there is room in the house and finds a way in. Hello i am trying to get rid of junk not become a hoarder. Let me just say that I am no where near being a hoarder. Well maybe of candles but I sell those so I have about 6 boxes behind my coach.

Of course not having a basement is probably a good thing at times. At other times it just sucks donkey balls. I have a 2 car garage and that is where a lot of things are stored. i have it lined up along one wall of the garage. Now mind you it's a 2 car garage and it is hard to get 2 cars in there, but somehow we do.

it's nice to get junk but it's better to give away junk you don't use. i say junk in the nicest way. I don't think all my stuff is junk it is just my way of being funny about.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The concert-Bon Jovi in Chicago

July 12, 2013 cannot come fast enough. I have Bon Jovi tickets for that day. I have 2 seats main floor row 5. Usually for their concerts I am row 20. This time I decided to go for it and get row 5. I am also paying for my dad to go. My dad has never seen them. Even back in 1987 when I was 16 and went to see them for the first time. I am super excited to go see them and to take my dad. I think he's gonna love it.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Yes I've been MIA

I feel like I've fallen off of a horse. I caught a cold. Probably from flying. On a plane not using my arms. I don't think doing a lot other things instead of resting helped. But hey if you can't enjoy life even with a cold what fun s that?