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…of a white Christmas because it sure ain’t happenin’ here!

Bummer … but that’s not what it’s all about, is it? It’s not about snow or gifts. It’s about Mary having a baby ~ on hay! with animals and animal poop around! with no drugs! AND she didn’t even have sex and here she was pregnant. All I know is I wanted drugs and lots of them. And then, after all that, I couldn’t even get the bugger out by pushing for four hours. I can’t imagine going through 44 hours of labour in a barn…on hay…on the ground…with animal poop. They ended up having to perform an emergency-c for my kid  but if I were Mary, I’d have no choice … and well, I would have ended up losing my beautiful baby boy. In any event, I am thankful for Mary, being pregnant, never having had sex, humiliated … and Joseph who hurried to marry her, embarrassed and humiliated… getting her away so she can have her baby…the Son of God. Amazing, no?

Anyway, food for thought. No pun intended.

My daughter is making her now famous chocolate chip cookies, vegan style. I have yet to make her/the cheesecake for tomorrow’s dessert. I will start that after I put out the antipast tray. The brie is slowly coming to temperature…I can’t wait…I LOVE brie.

My husband brought me flowers today after visiting his parents with the kids. I don’t go there. Long story. Not worth my time to write nor yours to have to read. The people who I care about know and that’s all that matters. Also his sister who is visiting and moving North, stopped by unannounced today. Something I really do not like. I do not do this to anyone else and as a matter of fact, I feel terrible if I call before I stop by without scheduling a time, even if the person is perfectly fine with me stopping by unscheduled.

That was the reason for the flowers. The anxiety of the sibling visit and the anxiety of the parental visit (even tho I wasn’t going). He was kind of saying things for being civil lol.

Okay, that whole rant (of sorts) was totally random. Back to “normal.”

We have had artificial trees displayed here the past couple years. I am not a fan. I would rather have a Charlie Brown Christmas tree than a fake one (actually we have two we display). But since my husband is the one who tends to setting them up and decorating them (I adjust the ornaments later), I will deal with the ersatz trees by lighting an evergreen scented candle.

That brings me to another subject…candles. How can there be so many awfully disgusting smelling evergreen candles out there? I just want one that’s subtle and doesn’t give me a headache. This is, apparently, something that is not very easily achieved but I think I found one this year. And I believe this is so because I haven’t gotten a headache … yet. YAY!

Anyway, these “problems” ~ amongst any others I  may have ~ are a mere pittance compared to what Mary had to endure.

Have a blessed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day!

See you Monday, December 26, 2011.

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