Tag Archives: Christmas

#MirthMusicMon – Happy Boxing Day!

26 Dec

It’s the day after Christmas. I hope you had a good one.

Our family still has Christmas plans. With all the snow, bad traffic and surprises it was a little difficult to get us all together for any one event, but, whatever. The family is getting big enough we’re starting to rent places to have enough room for us all to sit down. πŸ˜€

Here’s a little post Christmas humor for your amusement.





That’s it for me this week.

If you liked what you saw, or didn’t but are willing to give the idea another chance, click HERE to go to the link up of all the bloggers doing #MirthMusicMon this week. (Thanks to the creator of this weekly idea, ReGi McClain! πŸ™‚ )

If you should decide to join in on the Mirth and Music Monday fun as a blogger you’re more than welcome. All you’d need to do is find something funny and something musical, create your post, then add it’s URL to the linky on the other side of the above link. It’s easy. πŸ™‚




#MirthMusicMon – Baby’s First Christmas: The Reality

20 Dec

It’s Monday!!!

And we all know what that means.

Mirth and Music Monday! πŸ˜€


We all have that adorable photo op idea of baby’s first Christmas in our heads and hearts.

Then there’s what happens most of the time:



For music I found, well, at least ‘baby’ is in the title. πŸ™‚



That’s it for me today, folks, I have about 3 dozen gifts to wrap while Kathleen is asleep.

I hope you have a great Christmas and/or whatever else you celebrate this time of year. πŸ˜€


For more Mirth and Music Monday click HERE.

It’s easy to join in with us, just pick something funny and something musical (or one with both) put them in a blog post, then click the link below, add your link and voila! you’re a #MirthMusicMon blogger. πŸ™‚





#MirthMusicMon – Oh, Santa!

22 Dec

It’s Monday and therefor time for Mirth and Music Monday!

You would think that yesterday being Sunday would have clued me in, buuut, apparently not. It snuck up on me.

You have no idea of the cluttered, half-thought-out, eclectic mess that my brain is in right now. But you’re about to get clued in. That is, if you’re brave enough.

Come. Come see. Bwahahahaha!


First I have for you a cute and funny little song from VeggieTales:


Yeah, I think a couple of veggies made the naughty list.


Now it’s time for some more music. Because I want it.


It really is an adorable ice skating routine, and I had no idea that Marylin Monroe sang that song, too. It’s a good version, but I have to admit that my favorite is Eartha Kitt’s. There’s just something about her voice that makes that song come more alive.

Can you hang in there for just one more? Maybe?

How about a soldier Mom surprising her little boys, and getting a surprise of her own?



Just a sec. Could you hand me a tissue? Thanks. Hormones, ya know.


Welcome to the chaos that is my brain right now. (You should see all the lists that are trying to keep track of Christmas And what this baby is going to need when she makes her arrival next month. Then there’s just plain the oddity of attempting to keep thoughts in a straight line when little one kicks a rib really hard or I get a Braxton-Hiks contraction that tries to bend me in half. :/ Just breathe.)

*is this a hot flash? Crap*Β  Pregnancy is not for the faint of heart, people.


Yeah, so, click HERE to see Emily Witt’s #MirthMusicMon post for this week. It is very entertaining, so get over there!


If you would like to join in our weekly craziness feel free to add your link to the Linky HERE. We have a lot of fun every week, and would welcome another fun, crazy person to our midst. πŸ˜€


That’s it for me, folks.

Merry Christmas!

Happy Hanukkah!

Happy Hogswatch! πŸ™‚



I want chocolate now. Huh.




Sick For The Holidays

28 Dec

We fell like dominoes.

Christmas morning I woke up with a fever and laryngitis.

Next day my husband came down with it.

Today, Friday, the 3rd housemate.

The flu.

We are a pathetic lot. Coughing, sneezing, alternately shivering and sweating.

Thankfully, the roommate had an afternoon to fill the freezer with heat and serve meals for them. And I have plenty of veggies, eggs, and the like.

Yay for being ready.

Boo for being sick in the first place.

Uh-oh. Energy draining. Fog returning.

Back to bed.




MMM… Twas Right Before Christmas

23 Dec

And all through the house not a creature was stirring…

Except for the dog…


The sad part is, this is pretty much why we don’t decorate much for this, or any, holiday. Two dogs and a cat… what kind of chaos will children bring into the picture???Β  (Eventually, people. Eventually!)


Alright, time for the pretty, sappy Christmas music.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s Christmas Canon:



For more Mirth and Music Monday head on over to ReGi McClain’s blog. She has three videos for you this week!Β  πŸ™‚

If you would like to join along in our Monday merriment simply put together something funny and something musical (they could even be in the same video) and add your link to the blue bug-eyed thing on the top left of ReGi’s blog. (Or just click Here.)

Happy day before Christmas Eve!

( Let the craziness begin )



Plastic Christmas – A Poem

21 Dec


I’m not here.

You can’t see me.

I’m invisible.

Please don’t bug me.


They’re everywhere,

And in every shape and size,

All those people

You normally despise.


They’re on the sofa,

And in the kitchen,

Lots of talking;

Screaming children


Why did I accept

This party invite?

I’d rather suffer

A werewolf bite.


Christmas music

Playing loud,

Someone’s yelling

Above the crowd.


A toast, they say,

In a jovial way,

To us, they cry,

May we stay this way.


I gulp my drink

And set it down.

Must get away,

before I drown.


The sappy hugs,

The forced cheer,

It makes me sick.

What do they fear?


I’m hidden now.

In a bedroom.

A few deep breaths,

As panic looms.


Time to go home.

I can’t stay here.

These people don’t have

Real Christmas cheer.


Plastic faces

And plastic times.

They say happy things

Like quoting lines.


The Christmas spirit

Is in very few.

The Christmas spirit…

Is it in you?





Christmas Shopping With A Five Year Old – A Flash Fiction

20 Dec

“I told you no.”

“But mommm…”

“Don’t but mom me. We are shopping for Christmas presents for other people, not you. If you keep this up you’re going to lose pizza on the way home. Is that what you want?”

“No! I want pizza.”

“Then stop begging for things, and help me pick something out for your teacher.”

“Something for Mrs. Benson?”



“Because, Charlie, it’s traditional. Now, what do you think she would like? We could get her a pretty scarf, or some earrings, or maybe a gift certificate for a coffee shop.”

“She doesn’t drink coffee.”

“She doesn’t? What does she like to drink?”

“Hot chocolate. Today she had a biiig hot chocolate with a candy cane sticking out of it!”

“Did she get it from a store or make it herself? You’re shrugging. Um, did she throw away her cup when it was empty?”


“What did it look like?”

“It was white.”

“Oh boy. Uh, did it have a brown paper thing around the middle?”


“Yeah. Okay, did it have a drawing on it? Words?”


“I can see the gears turning. Can you remember?”

“It…had a green lady on it.”

“Yes! I know where she got it. We’ll get her a gift card for that place.”

“Okay. Hey, do we have to get presents for all the kids, too?”

“We can if you want.”


“Nn-yes, huh? What should we get them?”

“Tonka Toys!”

“How ’bout something smaller?”


“I meant something less expensive.”

“We could just get a present for one of them.”

“Just one? Which one, Charlie?”


“The Becky who pushed you off the swings last week?”

“She didn’t mean to! She just wanted…”

“Yeah, I know how that goes. What do you think Becky would like?”

“She wants a koala.”

“This is going to be a more interesting shopping trip than I’d thought.”






MMM… It’s Almost Christmas!!!

16 Dec

Wait! Whaaat?!


I am so not Ready!


Okay, so before I start running around like my hair’s on fire, let me get these videos up here for you to enjoy.


There’s a series of short videos called Kid Snippets. It’s adults acting out kid conversations.

This one’s about wrapping Christmas presents.



Then Pentatonix singing Carol of the Bells.


All that glorious harmony gives me chills. Especially the bass. Wow.


For more Mirth and Music Monday head on over to ReGi McClain’s blog. She has a hilarious video…with Santa in it.Β  πŸ˜€Β 

If you would like to join along in our Monday merriment simply put together something funny and something musical (the could even be in the same video) and add your link to the blue bug-eyed thing on the top left of ReGi’s blog.

Happy last week before Christmas!

(Hey! How can you tell if you’re hyperventilating?)



A Christmas Homecoming Video

13 Dec

Today I did more sleeping than anything else, which is good. It just didn’t help that I slept clean through the time when I normally write and schedule my blog posts.

Oh, well, you get one constructed in real time, I guess.Β  *shrugs*

Alright, since it is really early morning here, and I am sleepy, I am going to find a quick and interesting video for you. Then I am going to find something easy to eat and get back to bed.

Sound like a plan?




Yeah, that’s just plain cool.Β  πŸ™‚Β 



If you could surprise someone this Christmas, who would it be and what would you surprise them with?

This is a fantasy situation, now, so your current finances and location on the planet don’t have to play a part in this. If you could surprise Anyone with Anything.

Personally, I would pay off a bunch of mortgages…

and probably send some people on extended vacations. (Including me!Β  πŸ˜€Β  )