Thursday, December 22, 2011

Things I've Learned Thursday - Christmas Edition

1) You don't have to be a kid to be excited about Christmas!

2) Wake up calls can be in any form. In my case, it was driving down a one way street the wrong way, at night and not realizing it until I saw tons of headlights headed my way. Basically, I lived through one of my greatest fears. (Thank you God!)

3) Not everyone is meant to make Christmas platters for Christmas. I tasted a cookie at an unnamed place (to protect the innocent) that tasted like perfume and hay. All I could do was swallow it quickly and comment, "That was delicious!"

4) What a difference a state makes! In California, at all the places that I worked, I was given the "don't wish people a 'Merry Christmas' so you won't offend those that don't celebrate...yada yada." Here in Oregon, EVERYONE says, "Merry Christmas!"

5) Every year, I've eaten so many cookies and candy that by Christmas, I'm totally "sweeted" out. That's a good thing too. I have had cookies, fudge and peanut brittle and popcorn for breakfast! Yuck. Come on veggies!

6) Wait a couple of days before saying, "I'm amazed, the puppy, Mooshu, didn't even touch a single ornament!" Six ornaments tossed and a few days later....

7) Shopping online for Christmas is a sanity saver!

8) Must be the hormones but listening to Christmas music this year makes my eyes fill up with tears.

9) Reflecting on Jesus birth, it must've been such a trip to be the mother of Jesus. Not only that, can you imagine having Jesus as a little brother?

10) It is my prayer that you all will have a joyous Christmas celebration with family and friends. Merry Christmas, my friends!

What have you learned?

14 comments:

Connie said...

I've enjoy reading your blog. thanks for sharing.

Lin said...

I'm always excited for Christmas--once all the shopping is done and the presents are wrapped. And the cooking is finished...

Ina in Alaska said...

Merry Christmas Simone!

Mari said...

It' been another good year and I always enjoy reading wht you've learned.
Glad you weren't hit on that one way road. I've had that ame experience and it's a scary thing!
Merry Christmas Simone!

Brian Miller said...

haha...yeah i should have waited on the new cat too...he is no longer scared of the tree ugh...i might have spit that cookie out...

Dawna said...

Driving the wrong way up a one way street.. did it once.. scary stuff
Merry Christmas to you and the family Simone!

MissKris said...

Amen on number 7, sister friend! I wouldn't get anything done if it wasn't for that! Merry Christmas, Simone...wishing you and your loved ones the BEST Christmas ever!!!

Buckeroomama said...

Simone, another year of reading your blog. Another year to say thank you for "meeting" you. :)

Merry Christmas to you and your lovely family. :)

Nezzy said...

Although I'm a day late, I can still enjoy your wonderful Thursdays!

Oh how my heart rejoices that your safe and sound Hon, that whole wrong way could of ended badly!!! Praise God!!!

You have a wonderful Christmas sweetie with your family and friends!

MERRY CHRISTMAS YA'LL!!! :o)

Leslie Payne said...

So glad you lived to tell about #2! As always, enjoyed reading your blog.

Relyn said...

Christmas Day has flown past. Just now I have a quiet moment between bouts of after-Christmas sale shopping. I wanted to stop by and wish you all the joys of the season. As the quiet week approaches, may you find time to do all the things you most love. May you know, each day, how very blessed and loved you are. Happy Holidays, friend. ~ Relyn

BerryMorins Bits & Tips said...

I wish you and your family a very blessed New Year!

Sweet Tea said...

I've learned I can scale down the Christmas decorating and still have a wonderful Christmas...I've also learned there are really no good, new, Christmas movies in the theater this year. ;-). Everyone says "Merry Christmas" in my corner of the world.

Dandy said...

Perfume and hay, I'm sticking laughing about that!

Merry Christmas!!

 

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