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Christmas Eve In My Imagination

I should be cleaning my house right now.  Or getting myself some dinner.

But instead I feel the need to "write down" my thoughts.  And if I am going to take the time to do that, I may as well share them.

For some reason I find it hard to keep from thinking about having children (or at least one child!).

Take tonight, Christmas Eve.  I want so badly to have children to share it with.  Right now I would be cleaning up after some tradition of dinner (something easy to make, easy to clean up, and everyone likes).  Then I would be getting them ready for church, baths, hair-dos, and Christmas dresses.  I would of course than have to find an excuse to come back in the house after they were in the car so I could sneak their "Mrs. Santa" presents (pajamas, so they have new, cute jammies for the Christmas morning pictures).  Then we would go to Christmas Eve service.  After service we would read a story or two, and then I would get them all snug in their beds.  Then Michael …

Christmas Past

Christmas has always been my favorite holiday.  I don't really understand the myriad of people who consider Halloween to be the best.  I mean its selfish and weird.  I'm not saying the people who enjoy it best are selfish and weird.  Just the holiday.  "Trick or Treat!" is pretty intimidating if you really think about it.  Anyways, this is a list (complete with pictures!) of some of the Christmas gifts I remember getting as a child (or teenager).  I am sure I will not be able to remember most of them, and I have no idea what year I got what.  But it will be a fun trip down memory lane!

A bicycle.  Not this particular bicycle, but close enough.  I actually remember a bit about this one, as I believe this was my sister's first Christmas.  So I would have been 5 years old.  I think that I felt sick that night, or was sure I heard Santa or something, because I got out of my bed and went into my parents room, and on the way I saw that my sister had a bunch of presents …

Things That Annoy Infertile Girls (Or Maybe Just Me?)

Accidental Pregnancies - So I have been trying for years to get pregnant, you go slut around and accidentally get pregnant?  Immediate Pregnancies - You quit taking your birth control last month and now you are pregnant?  People Who Give You Retarded Advice -            - Just stop trying and you will get pregnant
           - My friend adopted a baby and got pregnant right away, you should do that
           - Get drunk, people always get pregnant when they are drunk (Yes, they      
             do. Because they are intoxicated and forget to take precautions.)
Whiny Girls That Pretend They Are Infertile - Trying for 5 months is not suffering  from infertility.  It takes a year on average to get pregnant

Stupid Pregnancy Announcements on Facebook

Pregnant Girls That Don't Research Pregnancy - If you are having a baby, and I can't, at least have the decency to care about your pregnancy and birth OK?People That Have Kids And Are Awful Parents - I am not one of those people that th…

Classy and Impersonal -vs- Unstylish and Nostalgic

I need a bigger house.  Really I just need a family room and a living room.  And I really only need them at Christmas.  See I want two Christmas Trees.

I want to have a beautiful, organized Christmas Tree in the living room.  You know with matching garlands and bulbs and lights.  With matching wrapping paper.  But I would of course put either a star or angel at the top of this tree, not a bow like in this picture.  Also I am pretty sure this is a fake tree which I am not okay with.  Plus it needs a tree skirt.  But you get the idea.  Very formal and put together.

I also want a tree that looks more like this.  With all my Christmas ornaments that I had growing up that my mom gave to me when I moved out.  And colorful lights, and fun wrapping paper for under the tree. 

Since I can only have one tree in my current home, I am going to stick with the family style one.  I mean Christmas is for family and memories, not for perfection and snobbery. 

Awesome Christmas-ness

I did something that I have been wanting to do since forever. I signed up for cable for the Christmas season. My mom always was on board for doing that too, but we lived in the middle of no where and it cost thousands of dollars to get the cable brought out to our house. And satellite requires a contract. I canceled my Netflix and signed up for the cable. Its only a $12 difference.

Must See Specials - Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, Charlie Brown's Christmas, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, Santa Claus is Coming To Town, Mickey's Christmas Carol

Specials That Should Be Must See But Are Not On/Available Anymore - Garfield's Christmas, Little People Christmas Fun (From the 80's, not the new one), The Glofriends Save Christmas, Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree

Wonderful Classic Christmas Movies - It's A Wonderful Life, White Christmas, Christmas in Connecticut, Miracle on 34th Street

Not Classics, But Pretty Old Christmas Movies That Are Awe…

Things I Am Thinking About Lately

It is stupid to get a flu shot.A systematic review of 51 studies involving 260,000 children age 6 to 23 months found
no evidence that the flu vaccine is any more effective than a placebo.

The Flu vaccines contain mercury

One report shows that people who received the flu vaccine each year for 3 to 5 years had a 10-fold greater chance of developing Alzheimer’s disease than people who did not have any flu shots.

Research shows that over-use of the flu-vaccine and drugs like Tamiflu and Relenza can actually alter flu viruses and cause them to mutate into a more deadly strain.

I love Christmas moviesI love Christmas specials (Rudolph, Frosty, etc.) even moreFor some reason I think watching Christmas specials on network channels is better than watching them on cable channels.I am really sad that I can't ever go visit my family at Christmas because Michael works at a retail store and can't get time off during the holidays.I really suck at crossword puzzles, except for celebrity …

My Lack Of Blogging

I love blogging, I really do. I mean I am a bit narcissistic, I like the idea of people actually caring about what I have to say (type?). But lately I have not been writing much, and it isn't for lack of motivation.

See what I really need is an anonymous blog. I have SO many things I want to blog about, but mostly they are about things that annoy me about people that I know. Apparently I am in a pessimistic mood lately. Because I keep thinking, oh that would be a funny blog post. Then I remember how I like having friends and family that don't hate me over something stupid. So I don't write about it.

It is never anything serious, just silly, petty little things. So its not worth making people mad, especially people that I care about. But that is why I have not been blogging.

"If you can't say anything nice, don't say nothing at all." - Thumper

Christmas Cards are Depressing...

So I have always sent out Christmas cards (by always I mean since I have been married). I like doing it, it seems like such a nice grown-up thing to do.

This year I even got some free cards from Shutterfly, so I didn't even have to buy them! Well some of them anyways. I only have 20 cards, and I usually send out 30 or so cards, so I am debating cutting back or making a trip to Dollar Tree to get some more. So if you get a photo Christmas card from me, its not because I think that Michael and I are so cute that you want a picture of us, it is that I am so cheap that I can't resist free Christmas cards.

I was going over my Christmas card list, and I realized that SIX people on the list have had babies since I sent out cards last year. That is 20% (according to my math) of the people on my Christmas card list. And half of the remaining 80% are done having kids, due to either surgical procedure or advanced age or a combination of both.

I am pretending to contemplate not sending…