If I make it through December, I’ll be fine?

As we ask each other “Where did the year go?” — remember, it’s not quite over yet.

IMG_2292MISSING: One pair of winter boots. Last seen during August clean-up when they did not seem very important. Where oh where can they be?  (Probably with the gloves and ice scraper that didn’t seem very useful when it was 95 degrees in the shade.)

We are almost there, folks. MEN HAVE STARTED SHOPPING. I repeat: MEN HAVE STARTED SHOPPING. (Hubby is out and about as I write this)

The weather outside has been frightful.

IMG_2400The other day, I slid out of my garage and into a snow bank. I called to cancel my doctor’s appointment (while sitting in the car) and told them, “I’m literally stuck in the driveway, sorry I can’t make it today.” It was quite embarrassing as my neighbor watched me shovel myself out.

The ghosts of Christmas Past come to call. We miss family and friends who are no longer with us. One way to fill the void is with lots and lots of cookies.

christmas cookies!

This is the reason we get new sweatpants for Christmas, so we have something to wear that we can fit into, and also it’s a subtle hint to get back to the gym in January.

I like to watch A Christmas Carol on Christmas Eve. The one with George C. Scott. The “ghosts” freak me out, but I watch it again every year. Tradition!

December 23 is Festivus, the pseudo-holiday invented on Seinfeld, celebrated by Frank Costanza.


As Merle Haggard told us….If we make it though December, we’ll be fine!

Merry Christmas to All, and to all a good night.

13 thoughts on “If I make it through December, I’ll be fine?

  1. I’m really trying to get into the “Christmas spirit”. I even made a Spotify playlist of Christmas music, but instead of cheerful carols, I filled it with folk and country ballads that would make me cry in my beer (if I still drank). Oh well, Merle’s right. Sometimes it’s best just to make it through.


  2. Hmm, that wasn’t very nice to have your neighbor watch you shovel your car! I think I would of stomped off and left my car there till spring! Lol. I am bah humbug this year! No tree no lights kids got presents in the bag from the store with a bow. I live in CA so no snow, it was 32 when I got up this am. But not feeling it.


    1. We don’t have a tree up either. I really don’t want to deal with it, and what’s worse is taking it down! That’s really depressing.

      I like your idea for gift wrap; my sister used to do that for my birthday. She would hand me a store bag–with a sweater for a gift–and my birthday is in July.


      1. True story – 9/08 I was carjacked not a good year obviously. Bad guys had my keys to everything – Xmas tree up from Hell Xmas 2007 ornaments on table still / officers had to come in and “clear” my house of “bad guys” oh my three dogs pooped in their crates, I had clean laundry on my bed, (whites of course). Lesson – always leave your house tidy – you never know what may happen to you – and who will have to come into your home, did I mention I worked for this law enforcement agency also! Embarrassment I will take to my grave! 😔


        1. “Normal” (what should I call you?) That is a terrible thing to happen ! I am so sorry you had to go through that! LOL-Leave your house tidy… I’ll have to remember that one, maybe it will inspire me to do more housework!!
          WOW….I hope you have a good one this year!


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