December 9, 2013 @ 12:26 pm
One of last week’s writing prompts from Holidailies was ”Channel your inner child. Write a letter to Santa.” YES! I so got this one.
I hope you & Mrs. Claus had a good year. How are the reindeer? I’ll just get right to it… about this year. I tried to be good. I really did. I did manage to watch what I was eating (most of the time), exercise right (most of the time), lost a bunch of weight and generally tried to be a good person. I’m hoping that offsets the other stuff.
Do I still get presents for the effort? If so, I would like
Thank you so much for understanding. <3
PS – Please clean up your reindeer poop this year. Freya gives me enough to deal with.
PPS – Freya would like a new toy basketball (something soft and doesn’t squeak so she’ll play catch), a new bone, and some snackies.
December 4, 2013 @ 2:16 pm
I went almost an entire year without posting. That’s my longest stretch yet! You wouldn’t believe the ridiculous number of posts sitting in drafts. Really, the number is kind of gross.
*insert 2,478 excuses that nobody really wants to hear or you’ve heard before*
I’m here now. Whatevs.
To entertain myself while I try to get inspired to post more frequently than you know… yearly, I thought I’d do the 2013 Edition of Holidailies. Remember when I tried to do this in 2007 post-divorce then again in 2008 in the middle of moving to Wisconsin, changing jobs and breaking my site after switching web hosts? Yeah, that’s the one.
Anyway, here are my catch up posts.
Day 1 – Introduce Yourself
It’s slightly outdated but mostly accurate, so go here. It’s easier. And I’m lazy.
Day 2 – What is your favorite holiday song (any why)?
When I was young, I used to go to Christmas Mass with my childhood bestie’s family. Every year single year O Holy Night moved me to tears. There was just something about the way the powerful voices of her dad & grandma echoed throughout the church. They both passed while we were in high school but their voices & the memory always stayed with me.
I bought Mariah Carey’s Merry Christmas CD when it was released in 1994. I can’t even tell you how many times I played her version of O Holy Night that year. It was the first time I heard a recorded version that made me feel like I was standing in church next to them. The following year I played the CD while decorating the tree with Mom and we sang together. In 1996, her voice joined theirs. No song, or artist’s version, will ever replace it.
Day 3 - Share your favorite holiday recipe. Where/when did you first try it?
Popcorn balls. Oh, the popcorn balls. I haven’t made them since my late teens because they’re such a pain in the ass but the sentimental reasons alone make them my absolute favorite. I wrote about them back when I was packing my house for my move to Wisconsin in 2008 and found the recipe that had been missing for years.
Here is the recipe in Mom’s handwriting, with cooking splotches & everything. My favorite part is the “oops” at the end. It’s totally something I’d do. Can you find it?
Day 4 – What is your favorite holiday tradition?
My 2 oldest ornaments. Mickey Mouse, 1978. Auntie Honey’s Bell, 1975.
Oh boy. I really had to think about this because I really haven’t done anything “traditional” since I moved to Wisconsin. Living in the tiny/ugliness that is TheHut really put a damper on many things I loved doing around the holidays. Decorating is almost non-existent. I do very little baking and there are no holiday parties.
The one thing that remained constant since I moved is having a real tree. I mostly decorate it alone every year now because there is too much standing & stretching for D. He tries. It just takes forever because I’m insanely picky. However, we still listen to my favorite Christmas music while I carefully place Mom’s ornaments on the tree.
The ornaments alone hold all of the memories of Christmases past. That’s enough for me.
December 31, 2012 @ 8:58 pm
- The Bears are out of the playoffs!!
- The Redskins are in the playoffs!
- The Giants are out of the playoffs!!
- I placed 1st in my Fantasy Football League! GO ME!
- ::insert epic happy dance::
- To do so I had to beat BF. ;)
- That was the 3rd time I beat him this year! YAY ME!
- C’mon Pack. Get it together for the game on Saturday. M’kay?
- The Vikings are in the playoffs. At least some of my friends & family are happy…
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December 31, 2012 @ 2:26 pm
I’m one of those lucky people who has some pretty suck allergies. My biggest issue is I’m allergic to dogs and I refuse to give up my Freya. So, instead I get to wake up every single morning with a stuffy nose. Some days are worse than others, depending if she sleeps on the bed with me or if she’s in the middle of a shed.
Quite frequently I use a Eucalyptus Aromatherapy Stress Relief Roll-on from Bath and Body Works that my sister Bonnie gave me a couple of years ago when I was suffering with a pretty bad cold. It magically helps clear my sinuses and will calm a harsh cough in the matter of minutes. It’s amazing stuff. However, like all of my favorite B&BW products, it is now discontinued. I’ve had this for a while now so I figured it was about time I started trying to figure out another suitable option.
About a month and a half ago I found a DIY for Vicks Vapor Shower Disks by Sarah of Frugal By Choice. Not thinking at all, I asked for the Essential Oils for Christmas and was forced to wait & see if I got them as a gift before I purchased them. I ordered them immediately as soon as I found out they weren’t one of my fabulous gifts.
Saturday afternoon I received my lovely little vials of essential oils in the mail so I had to make the shower disks right away.
So, I gathered all my supplies. A box of baking soda, essential oils (lavender, eucalyptus, and rosemary), a measuring cup for water, and a bottle of Merlot.
Okay, I really didn’t need the bottle of Merlot but I figured it would help if I was sad because I wrecked the disks. Continue reading Last Weekend of 2012: Saturday – DIY Vicks Vapor Shower Disks
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December 29, 2012 @ 2:45 pm
It’s been a few (okay, almost 6) months since I posted anything here. Yesterday at work we all received a new pen set so I decided to write down my randomness that I would normally post on Facebook or Twitter.
Continue reading Last Weekend of 2012: Friday