I know. I know. Don't even say it. It's been too long. And I don't even really have an excuse.
(Okay that's not true). I do have an excuse. I got a brand new big deal iPhone 4S and forgot to save the things listed on my handy dandy notepad. And there was a LOT on that handy dandy notepad. No telling how much ridiculousness just vanished with my ole iPhone 3G. Also-- you know-- just LIFE has kind of gotten in the way. I've been busy! Here's a quick recap:
New Projects Around the House (Office)
(because who doesn't love a good before and after shot? Am I right?)
New Projects Around the House (Guest Bedroom)
New Holiday Flare for My Front Door
I'm excited! I don't mind that it's still 65 degrees. I like it, actually. I'm headed South in the morning and will do a quick tour o' Mississippi before I land at my parents' house on Christmas Eve. I've got friends to visit, parties to attend, a niece and nephew to squeeze... all starting tomorrow, and I can't wait!
I need to get something off my chest though before I go...
Can we all just take a moment and talk about some of these Christmas themed made-for-tv-"movies" ? (I use quotes as not to offend any real thespians and/or screenwriters out there). I have such a love/hate relationship with them, and this happens to me year after year after year.
They seem to have such potential in the previews and then I sit through the ENTIRE thing (not once have I been able to turn one off) but I am always left underwhelmed, dissatisfied, kvetching. It's just kind of amazing how anti-climatic and bad they all are, right? But I watch them. Oh, how I watch them. Every.damn.year. I watch them.
The one I watched tonight was called Christmas with Holly.
They tricked me! Again! It was mostly awful.
Some other notably bad ones include (but are not limited to) A Princess for Christmas. Anybody seen this one where this attractive, young, woman assumes guardianship of her niece and nephew and they travel to Europe and stay in a castle with an estranged relative where she falls in love with a prince who she is somehow not already related to?! Ahahahaha. Ridic.
And what is up with 73% of these holiday films comprising young, attractive, unmarried men and women losing a sibling and having to take on the responsibility of their kiddos? Do they not KNOW that this has been done already??
I do have a special place in my heart for the one where Michael Keaton dies and comes back to hang out with his son in the form of a snow man.
But nothing --and I mean nothing-- tops the one where the girl from Charles in Charge hates her current life so much that she crawls through the washing machine in her basement and comes out on the other side married to her high school sweetheart, getting to experience her life as it "would" have been. "Should" have been? Whatever. The point is-- everyone should see this at least once. Maybe it's the element of time travel to the whole thing-- but I just can't change the channel if it's on tv. I have to sit there and watch the whole, dang, awesomely atrocious thing.
I could jabber on about these all night (No. Really. I could). But I think it is time to put my tiny wine glass away and call it a night. For I have packing to do and minutes to type in the A.M.
I thank you all for reading my blog this year. I love sharing my life with you and every one of your "thumbs ups", commentaries, and comments make me smile. :) It has been a year of much joy...much sadness... laughter... romance... love... loss...disappointment... some highs... some lows... and every thing in between. "That's life, " as they say...
At the end of it all though, I know that I have so so much for which to be thankful. I cherish my family, my friendships, my job, my health, and my faith as we come to the end of yet another year, and I wonder how it has all passed by so quickly.
I'm sending much light and love to you all tonight. Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas wherever you are!
Until next year, I bid you adieu.
As always, yours ever.