Monday, December 22, 2008

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

I've decided I need to take a break from blogging. I'm not sure how long it will be or when I shall return, but I need this for me, for my well-being. I feel guilty when I don't blog, and I feel guilty when I do blog. I feel guilty when I don't have time to comment and then comments appear on my posts. I feel guilty when I am tagged and don't respond. I feel like I am not being a good supporter and cheerleader right now. And trust me- this has nothing to do with you all; it has everything to do with me.

In the mean time, Wishing 4 One tagged me, and I am complying.

The rules are:

1. Link to the person who tagged you.

2. Share 7 random and/or weird facts about you.

3. Tag 7 random people at the end, and include links to their blogs.

Here goes...

1) I have my own language that people close to me understand. I have no clue where I came up with it, but my family and friends just accept it as normal. A few examples from my own language library are as follows:
  • I need to speak with you = I have a story to tell you.
  • What's for leonard? = What's for dinner?
  • Make you. = Thank you.
  • How do you do? = What's going on?
  • You hurt my feelers. = You hurt my feelings.
  • The baby was come. = I am so full I could pop.
  • I need a bankin = I've been naughty and need to be spanked.
  • Will we eat lessert? = Do you want dessert?
  • Will you be my friend? (said to my husband about 100 times a day) = I need confirmation and affirmation that you are my friend and love me unconditionally.
2) When I set my alarm or anything to do with time (timer on the microwave, nap alarm, etc), I always set it at an odd time. I cannot have the time end with even numbers, zeroes, or fives. Thus, I set my alarm to wake up at 6:13 or set the microwave to heat my coffee for 47 seconds.

3) I prefer champagne more than any other alcohol. I love it!

4) Poop and "gas" are very interesting to me. I think they are fun topics to discuss, but my husband thinks this is disgusting and refuses to entertain me and discuss these topics with me.

5) Our dogs have more nicknames than anyone we know, and they respond to their names and all their nicknames. A few of Tucker Bug's nicknames are Buggers, Tuck, Buggins, Bugs, Punkin', Booty, Buddy, Tuckins, and Buttercup. A few of Moxie's nicknames are Mox, Fatty, Big Girl, Sis, Baby Girl, FattyBoombaladdie, Naughty, Sister, Sniffers McSnifferlotts, Nosey McNifferlotts, Sissy, and Naughty Baby.

6) I love sending and receiving things in the mail. Like LOVE it! Nothing makes me happier than to send even a small token or card or receive something from someone else via snail mail.

7) I have a hard time with visualizing things and depth perception. If Babe wants to rearrange the furniture and asks if I think it will look good a certain way, I always tell him to move it and then I'll tell him if I like it. If he asks if a pair of shoes and shirt go together, he has to try it on for me to see before I can decide. When driving, I often wait until the coast is very clear before turning because I have almost been in so many accidents from "cutting it too close." Sometimes I have to Babe if it is okay to turn because my depth perception is so off. I don't discuss what happens when he is not in the car because it scares him.

I tag anyone that wants to participate and share 7 weird things about themselves. Come on; someone has to be a bigger fruitcake than I am. HA!

Last but not least, I thought I would share some Christmas pictures of our house with you~

This is our dining room. The carolers on top of the fireplace are from my great-grandmother.

We had to buy a new, skinny tree this year because we rearranged our den. Our tree is completely decorated with vintage Christmas ornaments. The display case below sits next to our tree and houses vintage decorations my husband loves.

These next few are of my office~

*A special blogger friend sent me the pine cone you see in this picture. I never knew the pine cone was a symbol of fertility, but it is. What a special gift for her to send. Thank you, friend, for your thoughtfulness!

Happy holidays to everyone! I hope 2009 brings you all the blessings you desire!

"Christmas day is a day of joy and charity. May God make you very rich in both." (Phillips Brooks)

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Better Late Than Never

I've been MIA. I've been a terrible blogger in the sense that I have been reading but not commenting very often. I've been an awful supporter. I'm sorry! I can't even tell you why. I have been taking a break from all the infertility stuff, and it is doing wonders for my heart and mind. But doing so has also left me feeling disconnected and like I am ignoring the one thing I truly want. Apparently I have some feelings I still need to work through...

Nonetheless, things are well, and I am thankful the holidays are here! I love this time of year: the hustle and bustle, the lights, the music, the excitement and anticipation, buying gifts, celebrating and reconnecting! I love it all, despite the complete busy-ness that also makes some of us pull our hair out and overextend ourselves and our time!

I've been waiting on My Peah to send me some of her Halloween pictures since they showed my full costume, but she is having issues with her Internet. I told you I would post some Halloween pictures, so here are a few from the Big Bash. Even though they're over a month old, it's better late than never, right?

This is My Peah (my BFF) and me with my crazy red eye lashes that could also serve as an airplane landing strip. I just had to wear them, although with that grin on my face, it's hard to look like a true biker.

This is My Peah's brother, "T", and their sister. Her sister, "E," was actually my "lover" for the night.

And this is "E," and me again, showing off our matching tattoos.
You can kind of see my cool pleather pants in this shot.

*I have been informed that the word "cool" and "pleather" do not belong in the same sentence,
but they truly and sarcastically do for Halloween.

This is the end of the night (as if you can't tell). Just posting these pictures is cracking me up. It was so nice to let loose and enjoy myself with friends.

Another end-of-the-night picture. HA!

And since I'm smiling right now, I thought I'd post something to make you smile: A Giveaway!
Jill has a magnificent basket she is giving away in honor of her 100th post on The Averitt Family blog! Go offer her congratulations for her 100th post and enter her drawing. You will absolutely be amazed at the beautiful goody-stuffed basket she put together for one lucky winner! Congratulations, Jill! We are honored to have you as such a strong supporter in our community!
"I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month." (Harlan Miller)