December 23rd, 2007

“The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.”

~C.S. Lewis

Today is the eve of Christmas Eve 2007.

And my mom’s birthday. Hard to believe that it has been 5 years since she has been gone. Happy Birthday, Mom!

But in just hours now, months worth of anticipation, preparation, contemplation, and frustration will all be worth it. Whether you spend it with a crowd, alone, or just a loved one, I wish for you joy, peace, and happiness.

Merry Christmas!

Check out these Maxines. Some I can relate to and some are just plain funny.

My favorite is the last one.


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December 12th, 2007

“Only in our dreams are we free. The rest of the time we need wages.”

~Terry Pratchett

Years ago, I bought presents throughout the year to assure that I would have the latest and greatest gifts for those on my list.

Years ago, I would make out my list months in advance and slowly check it off on a regular basis.

Years ago, I loaded up on stocking stuffers, finding, if I do say so myself, the most unusual items.

Years ago, I searched near and far for new recipes of sweets and treats to delight my family and friends. I baked cookies that took days to complete decorating. Not to mention the pies, the cakes, the fudge, the peanut butter balls.

Years ago, the Christmas cards were in the mail by the first of December.

Years ago, I would be so exhausted by Christmas day, all I wanted for Christmas was to sleep until New Year’s.

This year?

We are so not going there.

But I am in just as much holiday spirit as before.

Just without all the work.

But, I never say never, and this time next year may be a different story.

Everyone deserves a rest occasionally.

And this year, it is my turn. :cool:


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December 5th, 2007

“You see things and say ‘Why?’ But I dream of things that never were and say ‘Why not?’.”

~George Bernard Shaw

…Juan Valdez names his mule after you.

…You chew on your roommate’s fingernails.

…You can jump-start your car without cables.

…You do twenty miles on your treadmill before you realize it’s not plugged in.

…You can’t remember your second cup.

…You have a picture of your coffee mug on your coffee mug.

…Starbucks has a mortgage on your house.

…Your birthday is a national holiday in Columbia.

…You don’t sweat – you percolate.

I :heart: coffee.:coffee:


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December 4th, 2007

“In the universe there are things that are known and things that are unknown, and in between, there are doors.”

~William Blake

1. ……can a pizza get to your house faster than an ambulance.

2. ……are there handicap parking places in front of a skating rink.

3. ……do drugstores make the sick walk all the way to the back of the store to get their prescriptions while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front.

4. ……do people order double cheese burgers, large fries, and a diet Coke.

5. ……do banks leave both doors to the vault open and then chain the pens to the counters.

6. ……do we leave cars worth thousands of dollars in the driveway and put our useless junk in the garage.

7. ……do we use answering machines to screen calls and then have call waiting so we won’t miss a call from someone we didn’t want to talk to in the first place.

8. ……do we buy hot dogs in packages of ten and buns in packages of eight.

9. ……do we use the word “politics” to describe the process so well: “poli” in Latin meaning “many” and “tics” meaning “bloodsucking creatures.”

10. ……do they have drive-up ATM machines with Braille lettering.


…went and had my hair done so no time for coming up with something smart and witty on my own.


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December 3rd, 2007

“Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.”

~Leon J. Suenes

…not to put foil candy wrappers in the microwave…there is a good reason.

Trust me.

All I wanted to do was soften it up a bit. That’s all. :dunno:

Learned how to play Cribbage this weekend. Or I should say…learned how to lose at Cribbage. But it really is fun and it will only be a matter of time before I’ll kick butt! If only my math was better, though :help:


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