December 2011

just kidding, Father Christmas!

December 22, 2011

Of course I am too old to believe in Santa! I mean, I actually am Santa, for heaven’s sake, so of course I don’t believe that there’s someone who comes to my house to give the children toys. If that were the case, I’d be a lot richer, I’ll tell ya that. But there are […]

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christmas shoes

December 19, 2011

I hate the song “Christmas Shoes.” If you don’t live under a rock, and you’ve had any radio station on (well, besides Pandora) in the last few weeks, you’ve heard it… “Sir, I wanna buy these shoes/ for my mama please/ it’s Christmas Eve and these shoes are just her size…” I HATE THIS SONG! […]

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discount vacations

December 17, 2011

If we all go in on it together, I bet we could get a heck of a discount on a cruise. I’m serious. Maybe January? Or perhaps the beginning of February. That’s when people get really tired of the cold, and the dry skin, and the lack of leaves and green grass. Oh, that I […]

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be ready

December 15, 2011

In my last post, I reminded us all to remember how good we have it. But if you’re contemplating children, I must divulge to you two things: 0ne, they’re amazingly wonderful. You’re life is never the same. two, you’d better be ready for things to change. I wrote many times before what a hysterical laugh […]

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be glad

December 12, 2011

Someone died today. I mean, I assume. There are 7 billion people in this world, and people are dying all the time. It’s true: I’m not trying to depress you. Definitely, someone died today. I’m sorry if one of these people were close to you. How sad. How devastating. It’s so amazing how [tiny], how […]

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the children are nestled all snug in their beds

December 10, 2011

The kids are good. Things are good. I’m not waiting for the other shoe to drop. I’m happy, Carpenter’s home for the weekend. Christmas is around the corner. The house is warm. The outside is cool. And things are going to be okay. Happy Saturday. Love, hm

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December 8, 2011

I’m tired. So, exhaustively, unbelievably tired. Carpenter is working every day. ‘Til so late. I have the kids by myself from sunup ’til bedtime all week lately and and sometimes on weekends too. Actually no, he was here Sunday night and then Wednesday, so they only really didn’t see him for 72 hours. Then he’ll […]

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the baby jesus

December 5, 2011

We’re not totally religious. You might know that since I wrote about God here before. But we do believe. We do act accordingly. We do unto others as we would like done to ourselves over at my house, and we also get out the Nativity Set that Aunt Dorothy made us when we got married, […]

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I can’t get no/

December 4, 2011

Sometimes in life it is hard to feel satisfied. I struggle with it all the time. Like all the time. It’s in the middle of hugging my children or enjoying a family meal that I find myself thinking “I painted these walls 5 years ago” or “why is my furniture falling apart?” I think “I […]

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oh my goss.

December 2, 2011

“OH my GOSS!” Lilly says this all the time and I always, always laugh. I try to be serious, “Oh your gosh, what?” and she said “OHmygoonesh, OHmygoss!” and then tells me something amazing. Like a knock knock joke. That’s when I think, “I like staying home.” But there are times that I think, “I […]

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