Archive for December, 2008

Tis the Season to Avoid Walmart

December 24, 2008

Just got back from the last minute “got to go to the store even though I know it’s stupid” run.  It WAS stupid.  But I needed ice.  It’s always the thing I forget.  But gotta have it.

So we went to Walmart.

I needed a Xanax by the time I’d hit the first aisle.  It was that crazy.  My hubby said, “Grab me a bottle of Southern Comfort.  I’ll be in the car.”  So I swerved, dashed and stood oh so patiently while people debated the best kind of Rotel for their dips, talked on their cellphones, and chased belligerent, cranky children.  Tis the season for therapy!

But, seriously, I survived.  And this season shouldn’t be just a “I survived” type of season.  So for the next 24 hours, I am going to try to find the sparkle.  The excitement.  The sheer joy of celebrating with those I love.

Even if I have to sneak some of my husband’s Southern Comfort!

So, how ’bout it?  How will you find the joy in the bustle of such a busy season?


Sunshine and Mice

December 17, 2008

So as you are reading this, I am off to the land of sunshine and mice.  Yep, you got it.  I am going to Disney World – that mecca of happiness and over-priced tourist merchandise.  I can feel the jealously eminating from the computer already. But before you get envious of my basking in the 80 degree weather, know this. 

We are taking my mother-in-law.

I find great comfort that almost anyone can have a good time at Disney World.  Almost anyone.  I am hoping my mother-in-law isn’t one of the .oooo1% of people who hate the fabulousness of Disney World.  I don’t know, she could be.  I mean when I think of joyful, she’s kinda the opposite.  Like the antonym for joy has my mother-in-law’s picture next to it.  She ain’t the cheerful sort.

But, who cares.  I get to wear shorts and eat dessert (yes, we got the dining plan) and I don’t have to go to work.  I get to spend time with my kids, my hubby, and, yes, the mother-in-law.  But it won’t be bad.  Tower of Terror, frolicking princesses and Tigger and Pooh – who wouldn’t be excited?  It will all be good.

Unless it rains and we’re stuck in the room.

Then all bets are off (and perhaps the gloves!)

So, about mother-in-laws, is yours a dragon or a benevolent fairy Godmother?

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