12.17.2009

Merry &*$#^))!!! Christmas!

Hey all,
FIRST, I just want to say...I HAVE 100 PEOPLE WHO ACTUALLY READ MY BLOG...HOLY CRAP.
I remember getting ten and thinking..wow, ten people actually want to read my blog.
Now, one hundred people care enough to read it.
I Have looked (or attempted to look) at every single person who has subscribed to my blog.
some of you don't have a link....
If you leave a comment I can swing by. Thank you all so much for caring enough to read and comment. The support has helped me immensely.
Now, for the rest of the post.
Well, today we (meaning my kids and I) went and did our yearly tradition of looking at Christmas lights...
lets just say the magic was missing.
First the kids discussed whether or not the people who had no lights up were really vampires.Then they argued over the Christmas music..(which my teenager burned) that had silent night sung by wheezer on it.
Then we got lost...I ended up going down a dark country road...which would have been really pretty and peaceful if my eight year old hadn't kept yelling 'this sucks, it's really dark and scary" while my teenager kept saying "It's nice, shut up!"
So we make it through one last neighborhood and my teenager insists on listening to a non Christmas song...
It's In the arms of an angel by sara maclachlan...beautiful song...a little depressing.
My teens reasoning behind putting this on a christmas cd....
NOT EVERYBODY IS HAPPY ON CHRISTMAS...
LOL.
Ahhhh....traditions.
I walked 3.5 miles today and kept my calories to 1530.
not bad.
So, for those of you not feeling the magic this Christmas....
Merry flippin' Christmas people.
Your jolly blogger,
Chris

17 comments:

Jodie said...

LOL..that's kind of funny about the vampires!

Foodie Girl said...

I am leaving my comment in case you do not know who I am.

lol... you could probably call some of us stalkers!

Another great post! And I LOVE this song! I sang this at a concert in high school one year.

Hanlie said...

I made some people very unhappy on Twitter the other day when I said that I don't like Christmas... That's just me. Too commercial, too much hype, too much food. I think I'd feel better if we had a more ethnic Christmas culture, but we're all about the snow, reindeer, pine trees, etc here, which is ridiculous because it's midsummer and pine trees are not indigenous. My friend makes a lovely Christmas tree out of a branch that she picks up on the beach and adorns with shells. That's more like it!

KrysTros said...

We have lots of vampires in the neighborhood.....seems hardly anyone put up lights this year. I was going to put mine up but it's been raining for a week!

Annalisa201 said...

I have been training myself to like Christmas this year. I keep telling people "I think it's my generation - we don't appreciate ANY holidays at all because they are deemed "Hallmark Holidays" for commercial companies to cash in on our lack of financial restraint... I don't have any appreciation of holidays. And I HATE that! I WANT to appreciate holidays, and ESPECIALLY Christmas! So this year I bought a nativity display, decorated "vigorously" (comparatively speaking) and found a fabulous free internet radio site with nothing but Christmas songs... so far so good, but deep down inside, it's just another day.

BTW... Count me 101 :) Great blog... found it through a blog friend.

outdoor.mom said...

kids - lol!! Those attitudes!! I call them "atti-toots" when they stink!! Then I torment them that I will bring out the "attitude bear" (brown stuffed bear puppet) and encourage them to discuss this problem with the bear. This is mortifying enough to get them to pretend to have a good attitude for the time being (anything to get mom off that tangent)! Yes, i take pleasure in bugging my kids when they give me crap!! Hmm.... maybe you could have started singing off key Christmas carols loudly.... or threatened to visit a boring relative or some such thing. Well, here's hoping this week will go better!! Good for you keeping up that exercise!

MrsFatass said...

that's hilarious. The scrooge in our car this year? ME. I am so gonna get over it RIGHT. NOW.

skinnyfitkate said...

I was number 100! Do I get a prize??

South Beach Steve said...

Boy, aren't you a beacon of light today! :-) j/k Kids can say the oddest things sometimes. I suppose if the no light thing is true, there are a lot of vampires out there.

Tiff said...

Wanted say HELLO! Looks like you are doing great! Keep up the good work!

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Alix said...

Or Lordy. We noticed the same exact thing in our neighborhood... the magic is missing! So many homes decided to forego the lights this year and they are conspicuous by their absence. Makes me a bit sad actually, even though Casa Hice doesn't do lights. Our kids aren't little and Larry is kind of over the climbing a ladder and risking his life thing. We do have some simple outdoor Christmas decor... wreaths with large bows on our carriage lights, a large wreath on our front door with two topiary urns full of red ornaments on either side. Actually, those light up, but they're modestly lit. Inside is another story. Plenty of magic there!

TJ said...

Growing up we always drove around and looked at christmas lights. I might do that with Sean...but Id get lost in this new town for sure. lol

Melissa said...

Merry Christmas to you too. I think that I would get along well with your teenager.

karen@fitnessjourney said...

In a year I expect you to have 1000's of Followers! I love your blog. It is well written and always inspiring and entertaining at the same time.

My two teenagers HATE looking at Christmas lights. I'm forced to go alone or not at all!

Joanne said...

I keep fighting with my drooping lights and my hubby tells me no one cares but me -- sighs.

Way to go on the calories and walking - soon soon I will be posting the same numbers!!

Linda Pressman said...

First of all, a big congratulations on your 100 followers! You deserve it.

Second of all, what is with the lack of Christmas lights? I'm Jewish and I can't believe it! If I'm going to be so on the ball with my traditions, can everyone get with the program and decorate with theirs? I know it's harder than me sticking a light up menorah in the window but I have to worry about someone throwing a rock at my house when they see the menorah in the window. If I have guts, everyone else should have stamina, right? Thanks for my next blog topic...

Sandra said...

Congrats on the 100 mark - as one of the hundred it is obvious to me why your numbers are growing... I too really appreciate you visiting my blog.

And Merry Christmas to you too!