Tuesday, November 18, 2008

totally random

Hmmmm... let's see if I remember how to do this "blogging" thing. Yes, I've been MIA for a few days. I'm good at giving excuses and could give you a buttload (and a few doozies), but I won't, I will just let you know what I've done instead of blogging...

I have begun my Christmas shopping and am loving "window" shopping (at least that's what I tell my husband it is!) I bought my husband a very cool MP3 player (no, he doesn't read my blog) and have been spending my computer time downloading all of his favorites onto it. He is not technologically inclined, so I'm leaving nothing to chance. I'm putting his favorite music on it and giving it to him ready to go. It also holds videos, but I'm afraid that may be a slippery slope (meaning, I may not actually give it to him and just keep it for myself)- so I'm not even going there.

Today was the first time I've been in a mall, probably since last Christmas. I'm not a big mall goer, but this is the best time to go! All the gorgeous Christmas decorations, music, smells- I LOVE CHRISTMAS- and no human resource department's going to get me down, damn it!

Beebs and I were killing time walking through Cabela's looking at a taxidermied (don't think that's a word) wolf with a bunny in it's mouth (just another of the beautiful sights of Christmas here in the Midwest!) I was curious what she would say about it: awww, look at the poor bunny or why is that wolf eating the bunny... Nope... instead..."Look at the German Shepherd playing with the bunny."

Completely unrelated: my 7 year old (8 years old tomorrow) has her First Reconciliation tonight. For non- Catholics: a rite of passage where they can screw up and then get their sins forgiven- no, not really! It's just the first time they get to confess their sins- a passage, if you will, into an age of responsibility for what you do.

I will probably go to confession, as well tonight. Yep, it may very well be a long night.

Forgive me father for I have sinned. My last confession was when my 9 year old daughter had her First Reconciliation- yeah, sorry about that. I yell and scream and curse and am very uptight. I've told my husband that I haven't spent a dime on Christmas yet even though I've spent a little more than a dime. When my husband was in the hospital, I thought of it as a break for me (I'm assuming that there is something wrong with that). I don't bring my kids to Church every week and have used many excuses that are all true! I've thought very bad thoughts about the Human Resources Department at my husband's work. I'm probably not as grateful for everything I have and am really sorry about that.

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15 comments:

Annie said...

Cabela's freaks me out! I am so not a hunter. They do a really good job, but c'mon! It's still stuffed dead animals. EEEK!

Glad the retail provided a little relief! :)

Tiffany said...

It could have been worse. You could have KILLED the human resources people.

And Beebs is so funny. And I think taxidermied IS a word. Well it is around here. But we're not known for our correct speech. LOL

Travis Erwin said...

Man, I wish we had a Cabelas in my town.

Minxy Mimi said...

Anything that has the word Tax in it and combining dead animals is a no no for me. Not cool.
Have a good time confessing your sins!!!

Eudea-Mamia said...

"Say three Hail Marys and have a shot of tequilia - all is forgiven."

I'm an Episcopalian, so I might be a little loose with the rules, but hey, that's what my denomination was founded upon, right!?

When four Episcopalians are joined together, there will be a fifth (of something).

Em

KimandCo said...

Retail therapy rocks!

Legal Diva said...

Man I was thinking along the same lines as Em. I grew up Methodist so it didn't matter what sins we really did... you say you are sorry and move on. Open Minds, Open Hearts, Open Doors. :) I like the idea of confession, it would be very soul cleansing I think, but I also think I would be really bad at it. Good luck!

The Mom said...

I may burn for this, but I truly remember making up a sin when I went through reconcilliation! Oops.

Dads(2) said...

you shop girl!

CailinMarie said...

haha em! my husband is Episcopalian and somebody ran the 4 Episcopalians equal a fifth line by me Saturday night ;-)
I grew up Catholic and I believe a couple of Rosaries are in order...

jaime said...

Cabela's...hmmmm, we don't really kill and stuff things round these parts so i have no clue. lol!

I ONLY get to window shop anymore...and it's gettin old dammit!

Sabrae said...

I hate holidays... I hate shopping.. my solution??? Stay in doors and never ever go out during the holiday season.. makes me want to kill dumb ass drivers and shoppers! :)

Terri said...

wow is all I can say. I just got caught up with your blog from ages ago. You have been thru the wringer! Hope it gets better TODAY! Hang in there.

Soxy Deb said...

Oh that really wont take long at all. i say you'll get a couple Hail Mary's and Our Fathers and be out the door. Me on the other hand...not even gonna go cause I would never see the light of day again.

Nothin better than some retail therapy to lift the spirits. Especially at this time of year.

Aubrey said...

Retail therapy!? Heck...liquid therapy is more up my alley!