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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

No Christmas Spirit

This is not exactly where I am with the lack of Christmas spirit this year, but it's not too far off either. I give My Beloved Sister a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle every year.  Each year she calls me a couple of days after Christmas to tell me she is finished with it.  This year I gave her 1000 pieces of a gray ombre circular puzzle,  No design, just a round ombre form dark to light gray.  Let's see her call me in 2 days now!

Then I saw this and thought that is more like me, especially since I went to  very trendy shopping place this morning. (For the record I had not planned on stopping there and looked somewhat like a homeless person,  Yeah, sweat pants, tennis shoes, long sleeve tee, muffler, toboggan on my head because I had not had a shower yet much less done my hair, no makeup and a backpack.  It was a good look!) You can't even buy  place to park there so I was traipsing all over downtown Homewood in all my loveliness. Amazingly every single merchant was very kind and was happy to sell me whatever they had to sale no matter how homeless or homely I looked. (Which makes me wonder should I quit trying and just look like a haint* all the time?)

Maybe instead of waiting for the Christmas spirit to wash over me I need to wash down some Christmas spirits?

*Haint is a southern term for an ugly scary critter generally from some supernatural realm.

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  1. The absolute worst jigsaw my brother gave me was two sided. Both sides were identical but the picture had been rotated ninety degrees. Even getting the edge pieces right was a challenge.
    Rightly or wrongly I am longing for Boxing Day. The fuss is over, I can point hungry people at the fridge and with luck I will have a new book.

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    1. My sister and I have matching tee shirts with read "I can't remember if I am the good sister or the evil one" I guess I will wear it on Christmas and we will be sure which one I am.

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  2. That puzzle would kill me! We have been very into puzzles lately (it's colder than normal here in NorCal), and the kids crack me up with their puzzle approach. They don't even start with the edge pieces! It makes me crazy. ;-)

    Here's hoping you find the holiday spirit. Sometimes you really have to make your own - a hot bath, a glass of wine, a piece of nice chocolate, and some relaxing holiday music.

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    1. Yeah I threw down the gauntlet with that puzzle!

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  3. The 12 days of Christmas gave me my smile for the day. Thanks.

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  4. We're in the thick of it now! It seems like these last few days before Christmas can be... hmm, really draining. Hang in there!

    Okay, that song... HILARIOUS!!! I can't stop laughing.

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  5. looking like a haint doesn't bother me.....
    until i meet someone i know!!

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    1. Oh Kylie, the day just got better. As soon as I got home but before I had a shower I got a call from Mom, flew down to her house only to have to call the paramedics then go to the emergency room. All looking like something the cat drug in. Saw lots of people I knew!

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    2. you know what? everyone shows up at emergency looking bad. emergencies do that.
      I hope things are ok now

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  6. I was off my mojo last week-not completely out of it, but tonight I am diving into the wrapping,staying up until it is done, so I can put my dining room back to rights. I have my girls night out, with a holiday theme tomorrow, and DD has her last day of school for nearly two weeks tomorrow, so her mood is catchy.I'm sure you were completely lovely shopping, but I hear you. I run into guys and the "it girls" from high school (wonders of small town living) on my worst looking days, without fail.

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  7. I looked so bad today that when my sister saw me in the ER with mom she started laughing and told me to leave because I needed a lot of "work"

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  8. You are working at becoming as pretty as me. It is a tough job, keep at it though I do have a tutorial if you need it.

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    1. As My Beloved Sister says, we might not be pretty but we are strong gals.

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  9. lol! Love the puzzle idea! One like that would just about kill me...
    My son and his gf worked on a puzzle a while back that was gray tones and confusing in that none of the angles in the pic lined up quite right. It hurt my eyes... They gave up on it eventually.
    Have a Merry Christmas even though you don't feel like it. :)

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    1. I will have a merry one, but it might be a different Christmas.

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  10. That's pretty much how I look all of the time lol! I often do a puzzle at Christmas but lately I've been into crosswords. Our local rag puts out a full 2 page puzzle for New Year's - looking forward to that! Wow, what exciting lives we lead!

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    1. I am insanely exciting. In fact at 9:45 I already have on my pajamas and an about to enjoy some brandy laced egg nog. Lookout world I am riding the crazy train tonight, right?

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  11. That version of the 12 days of Christmas made me laugh!

    Sorry to hear you had to take your mom to the ER. Hope she is doing alright?

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