Tuesday, November 30, 2010

HolidaY fuNk

I know that we are repeatedly told that money can't buy happiness. . . but it sure would buy me a new pair of jeans, a haircut, and christmas presents. . and that would make me happy.

As I've gotten older, I've developed a love/hate relationship with the holidays. Long gone are the simple days of waiting for a strange man to enter my house, carrying everything I've asked for. (Except for the puppy surprise I begged for when i was 9, but that's another story. . .) Nevermore can I get away with giving "hug coupons" to my parents. The excitement and anticipation of the season has since been diluted to another stressful, worrisome time of year.

While I LOVE the decorations, the weather, the music, the parades associated with this time of year, I always let my monetary status get the better of me, and I hate to say it is the source of my annual holiday funk.

Why do I let this happen every year? Why can't I, like Cindy-Lou Who find and understand the TRUE meaning of Christmas? Why do I, a grown woman, get overly-emotional and teary-eyed at parades?

I don't know.

But I do know that Christmas isn't really about presents. . .

It's about spiked egg-nog.
And I'm a little lactose intolerant.


  1. Superb Pic! Great blog too. it's been a tough go of it since the early 90's what with the "K" word becoming so popular.

    The pendulum swings, is all I can say. Can you post music on this gizmo? I've heard you and I'm a believer but the more people who hear you the better off you'll be.

    For the record folks new to Rachel... This gal has a set of pipes. Accept no substitutes.

  2. bah no edit feature... For the record, COMMA you folks new to Rachel.... not "record folks" though I'm sure they'd be welcomed too.

  3. Thanks for the support! And for clearing up that . .well. . .(lack of) comma splice :^)

    record folks is good people

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