Monday, November 22, 2010

Miscellany Monday

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters

Ahh, Miscellany Monday....

I feel like we are kindred spirits.

With the randomness and all.

OB-SESSED! That is what I am! With Biggie and Tiny. I'm not kidding - it is officially out of control! But I feel like I have good reason - they are stinkin' A-DORABLE!

While I was in DC, both of the boys were at Match's house. On Tuesday, I was standing in front of the US Capitol building, chatting with Match on the phone until I had to go meet a friend for coffee. She was about to take the boys on a walk so she handed the phone to Biggie to distract him while she got Tiny ready.

Biggie: Aunt Wo?
Me: Yes, Biggie.
Biggie: Are you in the United States of America?
Me: Yes, I am.
Biggie: Can you see a United States of America flag?

How cute is that?

He LOVES the United States of America flag - I think he takes after me.

Well, here we are - the time of year where everyone gets super stressed out trying to find the best presents for the best prices. Totally disregarding the joy that should come from gift-giving. Paying no attention to the reasons that we celebrate Christmas.

I admit - I have been one of those people.

I'm stopping that right now.

I was talking to Glinda the other day about this whole crazy mess that has become Christmas. It led me to a revelation. I would rather buy you a gift because I was walking through a store in April and I saw something that reminded me of you than feel forced to give you a sub-par gift because that is what people do.

So, if you are thinking about buying me a Christmas gift - Don't!

I would rather have a nice conversation with you over a cup of coffee or a hand-written note when you see a card that makes you think about me and smile.

Continuing with the theme of Christmas - I am completely opposed to Christmas before Thanksgiving!

(Although, I did break that rule yesterday when Elf came on USA - I can't help it - that movie is HILARIOUS!)

I realize that it is hard to avoid since they start putting out Christmas decorations around Halloween, but I prefer to leave it for after Thanksgiving - let's give each holiday their stage.

I love Christmas music, and movies, and lights, and bows...

But I believe that I love them so much because they are supposed to happen in a small window - which makes them special. If we put Christmas trees up year-round, it wouldn't be so exciting when we put them up.

So - stop! Enjoy Thanksgiving - eat until you have to unbutton your pants. Go to bed early because you have OD'd on tryptophan. Then wake up on Friday and go crazy!

I don't even care if you go to Target at 4 am in your red jumpsuit.

(I think she could have found some more sensible shoes. But I will admit, I did think about checking out the deals.)

I had lunch with Granny B yesterday. I love that crazy lady!

I realized that I am VERY lucky to have a family who loves and supports me so unconditionally.

Don't get me wrong - we have our issues.

Our drama.

Our crazy.

But when it comes down to it - we will fiercely defend our own!

Just remember that if you think about taking one of us on.

We come as a group.

A huge, loud, boisterous, nutty group!

A picture from my trip to DC.

I was really bad about taking pictures on this trip.

I think it went with the relaxation portion of the vacation, but I did not take one picture in either Santa Fe or Denver and I only took a few in DC.

But there you have Thomas Jefferson - watching over the White House.

By far my favorite memorial in all of DC.


  1. Really cute especially about Biggie asking about the flag. Found you through Lowercase

  2. Agreed on Christmas after Turkey Day. Agreed on our wonderful family, thanks for always making me feel a part of it:)
    {you should appreciate that I actually just teared up writing that last sentence because you know how I am}
    Love you!

  3. Everytime I see that 2 day sale comercial on target I cannot help but laugh the lady just makes it look so funny.