Fake It Until You Make It: A Good Motto For Every{damn}thing This Year.

It took me a minute to get into the Christmas spirit this year, but it finally happened. Well, kinda. I put up one tree (usually there are 2) and threw some ornaments in a bowl, wrapped some gifts (spoiler alert: fewer gifts this year), and put on my Pandora Christmas music station.

I’ve watched Elf and Christmas Family Vacation (my two favorite Christmas movies) and I drank three gallons of egg nog.

“Can I refill your eggnog for you? Get you something to eat? Drive you out to the middle of nowhere and leave you for dead?” -Clark Griswold.

Kidding. I’ve not had any egg nog this year. Or in the past 10 years.

I DO have a few favorite Christmas songs if you care to know.

I’m digging this new (to me) song by Kacey Musgraves. “me without you is like a present without a bow”

*Suz runs to add bows to all gifts under the tree.*

Have you heard of Whamageddon?

This is strange phenomenon of people who INTENTIONALLY do not want to hear Whams’ Last Christmas, which is one of the all-time best Christmas songs. What kind of animals are running around in our society?

George Michael; *sigh* what a beautiful human he was. So, in this horrible for humanity idea, whamageddon means you have to avoid hearing the original version of Last Christmas from 12/1-12/24. If you hear the song, you’re out!

So, if you were trying to avoid this song and you saw/heard it here: Merry Christmas, I WIN! I think.

I’m NOT a huge Mariah fan (even though we danced to one of her songs for our ‘first dance’, we were young and silly) But THIS song always makes me want to shake my booty, Judy.

Judy is one of my MIL’s and I love her. And I love to dance and pretend that someone nicer sang this song. BTW: This is named the #1 Christmas song according to Billboard’s top 10. Couldn’t have happened to a less nice person.

And for my nostalgic moments, The Carpenters. Oh, I loved their music when I was trying to grow up. My Mom had their album and I listened to it over and over. Ok, I still sing my heart out as if I’m Karen while listening to the 70’s channel in my car. Call Morgan & Morgan and sue my silly self.

And for my most favorite, sad, heart-wrenching Christmas song: River, originally sung by Joni Mitchell, but I love this version by Sarah McLachlan who took a minute off from making us cry about sad and abused animals to sing this song. Well played Sarah, well played.

This is probably my last post for a while because I’m so depressed about abused animals, Karen Carpenter, and people who want to avoid Wham. And guess what? MY CARDS STILL HAVE NOT ARRIVED. *raises both fists at the post office*

Do you have any favorite Christmas songs? Are you a purist who enjoys the original version of the ‘oldies, but goodies‘ or are you a RUN DMC Christmas in Hollis type of person?

If I don’t see you this week, I’m sending you a warm Merry Christmas hug free of germs and heavy on love.


I’m All About The Jacksons And Prince.

Good lord, do I loathe doing laundry. Can I get an AMEN? Lucky for me though, I’m only doing it for two people now, even though it seems like the neighbors sneak in and fill up our hamper nightly. Also lucky for me, I’m tipped very well.

This is my haul from Thursday. I think I’m going to splurge and get those pine nuts I’ve had my eye on at Costco.

You know how people ask those stupid questions while putting a gun to your head? Such as, what would be your last meal if you knew you were going to die tomorrow? (something with cholesterol!) OR what 2 things would you bring with you on a deserted island? (A boat and fuel)

Well, I posed one of THOSE questions to myself the other day while driving. Which was crazy dangerous since the gun was so heavy and I almost crashed.

Anyhoo, without doing any deep thinking or research answer this question:

If you could ONLY listen to ONE album for the rest of your life, what would it be?

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Did I just age myself using the term album? Yes, yes I did; it’s 1974 and I’m digging these bell bottoms because they make my butt appear smaller.

It took me only a second to figure out my top albums, then I narrowed it down to the one that I DO love the best.

Pic borrowed from Wikipedia

This album came out when I was a junior in HS. I had just met a new group of friends after moving and changing schools. (again!) My new friends were awesome; Tanya had a car and she drove myself, Joanna and Robin to school each morning. We had this cassette blaring as loud as Tanya’s old car allowed; surely my neighbors were not fans.

Honestly, before I wrote this post, I didn’t realize even realize that Prince was HIS REAL GIVEN NAME! Did you know that? I’m kind of embarrassed.

So, did you think my favorite album was going to be The Best Of Englebert Humperdink? Goodness, I just love saying his name….

Other album contenders:

  • The Grease Soundtrack
  • Synchronicity-The Police
  • Jagged Little Pill-Alanis Morrisette
  • Under The Table And Dreaming-Dave Matthews Band

How about you? Can you remember one album that you never tire of hearing over and over?

So, that’s all the riveting information I have to share with you this good day. Have a safe and enjoyable weekend. I mean, if you’re into such things.


The Countdown Has Begun And Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

Last Friday, October 23rd we started our one year wedding countdown. *insert giddy face here*

Lolo commemorating the date just as she does.

I love her silliness so much.

I picked up her dress a few weeks ago and brought it to our house. The dress shop prefers for you to have it in your hands just in case of a fire/hurricane/2020. While having a casual convo with Lolo on the phone I said nonchalantly that the dress fits nice, but it’s just a bit long.

WHAT? You tried it on?

Nahh….just pulling your leg hairs. She didn’t really care if I did, but you know, that would be wrong. Right?

And that guy up there? Hmmmm. We adore him so much, but I think he’s trying me. I’ve asked him many times to LEAVE law enforcement, if not for him, for me. But noooo. Now, he has the nerve to join the Marines as a reserve. This has been a dream of his forever and he has to do it before he turns 29. This is his last chance. WTF though? Does he only think of himself? Yes, I’m complaining that my future SIL is a good guy doing good stuff. God bless him.

Lolo is leaving Virginia this week for good. She has one more class to finish online and then she’ll have her Master’s degree in Criminal and Forensic Psychology. She was a bit bummed to be done with classes as she loves school. If not for that DNA test and her sass, I’d wonder if I were really her Mom.

She and the Coach will drive back up in a big rental truck after Thanksgiving to retrieve her furniture. Doesn’t it feel like we just moved her into her new digs?

So, did ya’ll tune in this week and see our friend Ben on the Voice? WE ARE SO THRILLED FOR HIM!

It’s SO freaking nice to have happy things to gush over.

A recap: an upcoming wedding which means I can finally have grand babies.

My future SIL is an overachiever.

I’m not gonna wear Lolo’s wedding dress until after the wedding.

Cheer for our sweet friend Ben on the Voice.

Do you have anything happy to share? We can all use some good news, right?