Monday, December 19, 2005

Christmas Post

Alright, this is Little Miss signing off for two weeks. ((breath in... 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10... and out)) We're going to New Mexico to visit my husband's family. And though they do have internet access, I cannot risk the possibility of his ultra conservative Christian family stumbling across my blog. (That and the fact they have dial up...I would rather bang my head against a brick wall over and over and over and over and over again.) However, I am sure that I'll need my blogtherapy during the next few weeks.

Ok, I know what you are all thinking, but I am not a scrooge! In fact, I love Christmas as much as the next little girl who refuses to grow up. Truly. I do. As I see it, there are two sides to Christmas. 1) to celebrate Christ's birth and rejoice in our Savior and King or 2) to celebrate the holidays and get caught up in the "Christmas spirit." And I find that people react in one of two ways. 1) by puking Christmas cheer with every breath or 2) by trying to pretend the rest of the world isn't puking Christmas cheer with every breath. Guess which one I am?

As I said before, I am not a scrooge. I just prefer to sit back and watch the holidays happen. I watch people go overboard on Christmas shopping. I watch people go overboard in decorating their house, their yard, and their clothes with holiday cheer. In fact, there's one house in our neighborhood that truly scares me. Every day, there is a new addition to the insane Santa north pole yardigan. Seriously. It began with the lights. Then the giant toy soldiers. Then the Santa and reindeer. Then the tree trunks covered in lights. Then the Mr. and Mrs. Claus waving and singing, "Merry Christmas!"

I watch everyone hustle and bustle around, trying to get those last minute gifts. I watch the Toys For Tots boxes being neglected. I watch the Salvation Army volunteers ring their bells for hours on end, and see the holiday shopppers scurry right past them. I don't mean to throw a wrench into everyone's Christmas spirit. I'm just saying that it is an interesting culture in which we live. (what did you expect? I got my degree in Anthropology; of course I'm more of an outsider looking in!)

Anyway, while I really enjoy getting Christmas cards, it's been hard for me to get into the spirit of sending them out. Part of me feels like such a chump if I haven't spoken to someone all year long, then all of a sudden, I'm sending them a Christmas card with a family letter to fill them in on the past year of me being such a chump. I feel it's insincere. (That and the fact I don't like to buy Christmas cards, I like to make my own.) I figured that since I don't have the time to make cards, write up a cute little family letter with pictures, write a brief message on the bottom of each page to make it a bit more personal, and mail them out... I'd just send everyone a slip of paper with a link to my blog and say MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!


17 comments:

  1. What more chirstmas cheer is there then that picture! I'm glad I saved the picture till last...

    Merry Christmas!!!

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  2. nice butt! ;-)~ hope you have a good time...stay safe!!

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  3. merry merry merry happy happy happy

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  4. the picture is actually supposed to be animated. Santa's butt cheeks take turns clenching as he winks. Niiiiiiiiice, huh?

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  5. I think I need therapy after that photo...oh right I am already in therapy. Well, here is for kicking off therapy for 2006!!!

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  6. Oh lord. I understand the ranting.. and the need to show the naked Santa (I think) - but the need to seclude yourself from blogland for two weeks?? WTH? You can delete temporary files!!

    That being said.. have a wonderful holiday.. A Merry Christmas. Give all your gifts away, and fill us in when you get back and you're completely beat down from all the family fun.. and I.. will do the same. PFTZ!!

    hugs.

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  7. Love the Santa!

    Have a very Merry Christmas!!

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  8. Hee hee hee on the HO HO HO!
    Have a Merry Christmas!

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  9. Oh man, I'm so with you on the letting the holidays just happen. I can't stand the commercialism of it all.

    I swear, I passed a house the other night that has so much crap going on that my son said "look Mommy, the north pole!" ugh!

    Have a VERY Merry Christmas and enjoy your family.

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  10. BAH HUMBUG! (Is Mandi in there SOMEWHERE? What have you done with my friend?)

    FYI... if you have to tell everyone 3 times that YOU "ARE NOT A SCROOGE"... then MAYBE... just MAYBE... you are being one!

    I love you... MERRY CHRISTMAS! My HOMEMADE, GAGGY Christmas card should be arriving in your mailbox any day now!

    Fa La La La La... La la, la, LA!

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  11. merry christmas and happy new year!!

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  12. Have a great trip and read you when you get back!

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  13. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! God bless and Have a good time in New Mexico.

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  14. Have a fun and safe trip!! I'll be pining away at the computer screen until you return (not so much, actually, with that santa pic. heh.)

    Merry Christmas!

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  15. LOL - the pic is so funny!

    Hope you have a very merry christmas - enjoy it!

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  16. Yes! Now I have new desktop wallpaper. ;)

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  17. You did post an entry from your inlaw's plc.. so it's not really that bad.

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Oh come on-- the least you can do is say HELLO!! You didn't come all this way to turn around and walk away, did you? DID YOU??