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)


s.e. said...

Oh, hon. Take all the time you need. I admire your bravery to actually step away from blogging. I have never been able to seperate myself for long.

I truly hope you find the peace you are looking for.

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas!! I hope it's magical.

Danielle said...

Well, you know I think a break is a good idea, so I'm glad you are taking this time for you.

Love Sniffers McSnifferlotts. Wonderful nickname for Moxie. :)

I feel a little special for helping you come up with one of your 7 weird things. That's weird, isn't it? And I'm glad I am finally sending something your way, since you love receiving things in the mail.

Hope you're feeling better. Talk to you soon.


Lost in Space said...

Take all the time you need, hun. The beauty of blogging is you can step in and out of it as you want. The beauty of having friends walking this IF journey too is that we get it and have been there too. Let go of that guilt too!!

Okay, your #2 and mine are on opposite ends of the spectrum. I am all about even numbers or increments of 5. I won't even let M set the thermostat to an odd number because it makes me anxious. I feel your pain, but in an even way. LOL.

Love the holiday pictures!! You have been a busy girl!! Enjoy your time away and you know where to find us whenever you are ready.

Just Me. said...

I do miss you, but I understand your need to have your own space.

Oh, poop and gas? My favourite subjects to talk about that can get me laughing all the time!

Merry Christmas to you, my favourite WonderWoman! I love your pictures.

gracechild said...

Sweetheart, if there's anything I can tell you, it's don't put any load / pressure on yourself that God hasn't put on you. Have a merry christmas & all the best of God's blessings

Evergreen said...

Take a break and stop feeling guilty!

I love your 7 things! So funny that you are into gas, but Babe will have nothing to do with it! I bet he loves having to rearrange the furniture for you. And I love you pups' names.

Merry Christmas!

Photogrl said...

Don't worry about taking as much time as you need...I think that we all understand, I know I do.

Have a very merry Christmas and a happy new year!

The Baker's said...

Hun take all the time you need, but remember that if you need anything to let us know that follow you. Love your decorations.
I hope that you are having a Merry Christmas and I prayer that 2009 will bring your dreams and blessing that your heart desires.

Alex & Jill said...

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! I'll miss you while you're gone. I totally understand needing a break. Take care, sweet girl.


CTagsGirl said...

I hope you had a blessed Christmas, hun. Wishing you nothing but the very best for 2009.

I can only echo what others have said...take all the time away that you need. You will be missed...but be sure to remember that we're always here when you need us! *hugs*

I Believe in Miracles said...

I hope you get a wonderful break. You will be missed, and we are hear when you need us.

I loved your 7 things. Awesome!


Jill said...

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year. Take all the time you need away from blogging. We'll still be here when you return.

Love the holiday pics!!

Just Me. said...

Just wanna let you know that I'm thinking of you this New Year's and will always be here when you SUPERWOMAN!!!!


Leslie Laine said...

Thinking of you and hoping that your holidays were good. Your house looks beautiful - you did a great job finding the motivation to put all that together (this is coming from a girl whose Christmas decorations consisted of a wreath and my grandmother's ceramic Christmas tree).

Take all the time you need from blogging - I look a little break myself through the Holidays because this was such a difficult year for me.

Thinking of you and hoping for the best for us all -

Just Me. said...

I'm here, sweetie, checking in on you! I just replied to your email!

Hope you're doing ok! Sending you some Superwoman powers!!!!!!

Just Me. said...

Am thinking of you today!!!!!


Just Me. said...

Psst?? Thinking and praying for you!


BB said...

I was thinking about you and wanted to check in! Hope all is well.

I moved my blog to

Alex and Jill said...

Was thinking about you, today.

Praying all is well in your world. :)