13 December 2007

The happs!

Since my last post, I’ve had a death in the family, a funeral out of the country, a christening, been sick, and working my ass off at the plantation. I think I’m finally starting to see some light at the end of the proverbial tunnel *yippee*.

Thank you all for staying tuned in my absence; trust me I’ve missed blogging and reading all of your wonderful posts. I feel like I was going through withdrawal as a result of not being able to keep up.

I’m not sure what I really want to talk about right now because I’m feeling rather random, so here’s a top ten likes/dislikes list about Christmas…

LIKES…
1. The way my church is decorated (makes for great Christmas pix)
2. Remembering lil lady was christened two weeks before Christmas 15 years ago (wow @ how time has flown)
3. Spending time with my peeps
4. Real family closeness
5. The threat of snow
6. Laughing at the Santa’s in the mall
7. Seeing people give to others
8. Egg nog (yes, spiked…hic!)
9. Sending Christmas cards
10. Christmas Eve service

DISLIKES…
1. Santa (what a crock)
2. The exaggeration of Christmas (forgetting the meaning)
3. Being apart from my family
4. Ridiculously decorated homes/lawns
5. Feeling obligated
6. Being asked what I want for Christmas
7. The replication of Thanksgiving for Christmas dinner
8. People wearing festive clothes
9. Seasonal depression
10. Working during Christmas week

9 comments:

Kawana Aminata Oliver said...

I dislike Santa also Gurl, Nice list, I'll have to tag myself ;-)

Ali's Zay said...

Hey Blu, I have no idea what's going on with Blogger. (Who does!?) I'm opening up my blog to everyone, but it's only for a limited time.

Anyway, glad you had a bit of R&R in JA, despite the circumstances. Big warm hug to you. :-)

TravelDiva said...

LOL on replicating Thanksgiving for Christmas dinner.

Mizrepresent said...

Hey, i just wanted to say welcome back! You were missed. I like so much about Christmas, the decorations, the lights, the family getting together, the sharing and exchanging of gifts, the glee in the eyes of children. What i don't like is the commercialism, and Christmas being shoved down our throats in October. With that said, i hope you have a wonderful holiday!

BZ said...

Oh man, I am a holiday dork. I have a TASTEFUL Chritsmas-y/holiday sweater from LL Bean.

I do hate the obligation of it all. That does suck.

Lawns make me laugh. I like them for entertainment / poking-fun purposes. There were a couple of families we were close with growing up. Somehow, two giant, plastic, lighted carolers ended up on someone's lawn each ear, unsuspectingly. LOL It was comedy.

Rosemarie said...

So sorry to hear abut the funeral. Peace...

I nodded in agreement with most of your list. However, the light at the end of the proverbial tunnel seems to particularly resonate with me. I'm holding on!

Don said...

Blu, you called Santa a crock. lol. I feel you. Seeing as how Santa Claus is thoroughly fabled yet reveled makes a person wonder what's really going on...

I'm cracking up @ you putting on blast the people who fix the same dinner they fixed for Turkey Day for Christmas

Spiked egg nog -- that sounds like the bomb.

Don said...

Also, sorry 2 hear about the death in your fam

T.C. said...

welcome back! my prayers are with you as you deal with your loss...glad to see you are in good spirits