twelve people sleeping
eleven little smokies
ten timers ticking
nine scrambled eggs
eight funky noses
seven shiny earrings
six teddy bears
FIVE CHRISTMAS TREES
three belly buttons
two burning fires
and a bathtub full of chickpeas!
I’m not much of a holiday person at all, especially the ones that seem to exist for the sole purpose of keeping retail sales from slumping between the “big” holidays.
But, Erica made me a bunch of neat cards all week. Some are little squares, some are cross-stitched folded-cards, and one is a watercolor BMO valentine from Etsy.
So, the best I could do was make a simple card with a beautiful but web-stolen graphic of hearts in a tree of life on the front, and a few simple words inside:
You are so good to me.
I appreciate all of the daily things.
I appreciate your love, tolerance, and friendship.
I don't want you to be just my valentine.
Please get old with me.
We can count wrinkles and ailments together.
Josh Posh Squash
Also, I offered to pay for a Groupon for house cleaning.
Her life-long goal is to have a housekeepr.
I don’t really have the $$ to pay a full time keeper,
but from time to time, as a gift — I can do that.
But not me. I’m personally lazy.
I’ll work on other things for money, and
trade that money to pay someone else to clean.
Merry Christmas to all,
unless you’re in some other timezone.
Then you can translate. :)
As we near Christmas, let’s remember what this season is really about.
It’s about millennia old traditions to help push the sun past winter solstice, celebrate life where it clings in the cold months, and to spend time and resources enjoying family and friends instead of being stircrazy in the dark months.
It’s also okay to celebrate the September birth of Jewish royalty revered as a messenger of peace and love on December 25 if you like, but that’s totally not necessary.
Did trick or treating last night, and lunch today, but I’m too lazy to post their info here. It’s on FB.