Right? Seriously, 2016 was tough. 2017 was harder. Here’s hoping that 2018 gets better. I do firmly believe that as exhausted, frustrated and angry as many of us are, we remain deeply motivated and committed. What the opposition has yet to fully realize is the inherent danger of taking on women. Often underestimated and considered weak, we are so much stronger and resilient than given credit for because we had to be that way in order to survive. Get Ready — Cuz, Here We Come is my 2018 motto. Okay, this was supposed to be super cheery, fun post, not a lecture, so I’m getting off my high horse … for now.
Home Sweet Home for Christmas
I cannot believe Christmas is one week from today. ONE WEEK! In a few days, I leave for the frozen tundra I call home. It’s in the 40’s now, which is actually quite balmy for them, but will be in the low 20s and possibly snowing when I arrive. Thanks, Minnesota. Love ya too!
So … this is always awkward because it makes me feel very Grinch-like, but I do very little Christmas shopping. I’m lazy! My nephews and niece just want money and I refuse to check luggage, so I get a lot of gift certificates for the rest of my family. Thus, Christmas shopping is pretty easy for me, albeit boring, because I truly do love it.
Right now I feel a tad overwhelmed. I need to do laundry. Make creamy caramels. Pack. Clean my apartment because even though I live like a sloth while at home, I’ll be damned if someone robs me and sees how messy my apartment is while I”m gone. Don’t you judge me, thief! ? Logical? Nope. But when I have ever professed to be normal?
Some Holiday Funnies for You
I love Christmas but it can be stressful. And sometimes downright annoying when you’re standing in a line with 20+ plus people or packed into a mall like sardines. Any holiday cheer you were feeling can disappear in a nanosecond. So I’m sharing a few of my favorite holiday memes to help you maintain/find your holiday spirit.
This happens to everyone … right?
I swear I wasn’t naughty; I swear I don’t think of you as judgmental. Err … you’re not like God, right? You don’t know when I’m lying … right? Right?
Via Twitter I chatted with Jana (Jana Says) and Mackenzie (Organic Butterfly Blog) about how freaky we find Elf in the Shelf. Seriously, I encourage all felines to rise up and eradicate that damn elf. Be gone, Satan! I mean Elf. Nope, I’m sticking with Satan.
This is one of my favorite Christmas memes. Look at that dog’s expression. Priceless!
Yup. As a kid, all I wanted was the latest, greatest toy. As an adult, world peace and a nap sound about right. And maybe impeachment. Just saying.
This will not be my fate this year. I will stay strong and behave. My willpower is teflon. Oh look! Christmas cookies! So. Screwed.
What are your plans for the holidays? Any advice on how to not go completely crazy and keep from two-fisting cookies and candy?
Tonya@Budget and the Beach says
Hope you have a great time at home and it doesn’t get too cold!
Thanks, Tonya! I heard it’s supposed to be very, very cold when I’m home. And it’s completely unfair because it’s been rather warm until now. Grrrrr! Happy Holidays!
Rebecca Jo says
Hope you have a safe trip & wonderful time with your family. I’m all about gifts that they want…,even if that means gift cards & cash. Why waste money on things that will get tossed aside.
I am amazed at how far people take the elf thing. Geez
Thanks, Rebecca! I definitely agree. I’ve spent money on unwanted gifts and it’s a complete waste for everyone. Give the people what they want! Although I do miss the days when my nephews and niece were little and enjoyed getting toys. They were so much fun at that age. The elf is just weird and wrong. So wrong.
kathy @ more coffee, less talky says
have a safe trip! and dont worry about the calories; they dont count on christmas lol.
dont even get me started on the elf. i refused it but lost the argument with my husband so i said fine, I’ll get it but i am NOT paying $50 for one (yes, that’s how much they cost) and went for one at the dollar store LOL. and since he was the one to force us to get it, he has to do all the moving and note-writing and shit. now he f*cking hates the elf and regrets getting it LMAO. I TOLD YOU!!!
I am 100% confident that calories don’t count on Christmas or any holiday because it’s just mean. 😀 An elf costs $50?????!!!!! I had no idea. I can’t imagine spending that amount on something that I think might be evil. Oh, your silly husband. Does he not know better? Always listen to Kathy!
LOVE the dog meme.
I have a 2/3 rule when Christmas shopping. As long as two thirds of the things I buy are for others, I feel ok about taking advantage of good deals for myself 😉 Haha!!
Safe travels! Don’t fret- you’ll get everything done! And even if you don’t, it’ll be ok 🙂
Right? His big smile and joy just make my Grinch-like heart melt. Or grow! The 2/3 rule sounds like a wise plan. I sometimes get so distracted and need to remind myself that I’m supposed to be shopping for others, not me! 😀 I’m so behind but so be it. What gets done, gets done. And what doesn’t. Oh well. Life will go on!
That cartoon with the elf on the shelf and the cat is THE BEST!!!!!!!! 🙂
YES! If I had to deal with a dang elf on the shelf, I would want Max to plot elf murder. 😀