Saturday, November 03, 2007

If "If's and But's" Were Candy And Nuts

If "if's and but's" were candy and nuts, wouldn't it be a Merry Christmas?"

-Don Meredith

I know, I know, it hasn't even been a week since Halloween came and went, and here I am, writing about... YIKES... Christmas! Well, what can I say? I haven't done even a little bit of shopping for the holiday, which is odd for me, because I usually start sometime around Valentine's Day. It's just that this has been an odd, busy, sometimes depressing year for me. The first of the year got off to a rocky start, and I was reeling from that when everything else started happening. I had a lot of situations occur that either hurt me, or caused me stress, and sometimes the rare event took place that actually caused me both! But things have begun to calm down now. I don't know, autumn tends to put me at ease. Or who knows, maybe I have started to heal a bit, but in truth, I wonder if I will heal completely one day from all of what 2007 was about, I wish there were fixed time lines for such things, but there just aren't, so, what's a girl to do? :)

Well, she celebrates! Thanksgiving is in just a few weeks, the evidence of which is that Lucky has 10 cans of Ocean Spray Cranberry sauce on sale for $10.00! I LOVE Cranberry Sauce. As soon as the Halloween decorations came down in the stores, the Christmas decorations have gone up! Alan and I have been clearing out our storage room, and making room up front for our Christmas tree, and I have been window shopping for menorahs for Hanukkah, although I am thinking of visiting a nearby glaze shop to make my own, It's something I think I might like to do for myself. This year we will be eating not just Kosher for the holiday, but diabetic friendly as well. Yum.

So, with all this happening, how can I not be thinking about Christmas! Yes, Christmas. I have a few ideas for what I want to put on my list to send to Santa. I mean, it's been a really difficult year, and I am still standing. I have been really diligent about taking my medicine, and checking my blood sugar and I am so sane now, that I actually graduated therapy! So, do you suppose I have made my case for asking Santa to bring me the Victoria's Secret Fantasy Bra and Accessories? I mean just look at it. A Bra, thong, barrette, garter and cuff bracelet that add up to a fabulous $4.5 million worth of diamonds, rubies, emeralds, and yellow sapphires. Awwwww! Diamonds are a girl's best friend, but I can be pals with rubies too. :)

I made the offer last year, that if some super rich Internet Mogul would buy me the 2006 Fantasy Bra, I would model it here on Ellipsis. But, drat the luck, no super rich Internet Moguls apparently read my little blog. Like I said, drat the luck. I like wearing naughty little undergarments on Christmas Eve. It makes me feel all girly, and puts a bounce in my step. You know, being out shopping in my proper walking around clothes, with something shameful underneath, and no one knows but me. ;) And occasionally Alan, if he's a good boy. Tee Hee. It kind of takes the sting out of the curse of Christmas Eve. You remember that right? That's the one where a total stranger calls me a BITCH for no apparent reason. This will be year 19 I believe. :)

Oh well, there are one or two other items I could use, like a new vacuum and a crepe pan, but then there is that cute little animated penguin I saw at Costco. And the nifty backyard telescope for taking better pictures of the moon, and the meteor showers in August. Oh, I know, doesn't everyone need a talking decapitated Elvis head that sings? And oh my yes, that gorgeous 3 strand pearl necklace. Oh my... yes! Purrrrrrrr. Pearl is one of my birthstones, Alexanderite being the other one. I have the perfect little black dress to wear with it. :) SMILES, and SMILES. Of course a new IPOD would be good, as would some SIMS expansion packs.

Actually, it's all good. In truth, I am not a terribly materialistic girl, it only takes one time being robbed to cure one of that. In fact, not only do I not care that much about stuff, that I finally get what my parents meant, when I was a young girl and I would ask them what they wanted for Christmas. They would frustrate the heck out of me by replying, "Oh nothing really, I have all that I want." How could that be? Well, now I know. I have reached the age where I have almost all that I ever really wanted, so who needs one more thing to keep track of, unless it's diamonds... right? WINK! And as for the rest, you know, those unresolved feelings in my slightly damaged heart, well, "If "if's" and "but's" were candy and nuts, it would be a Merry Christmas."



Liz said...

{{{Carly}}} I feel the same way Carly...I've been a good girl, been through hell this year & am still standing & all that much better for it (I graduated my therapy program to once every 6 weeks myself!) why not ask for some great things, darling?!?! I especially like those pearls you've got posted. Hmmmmmmmm.....

~~Aunt Nub~~

Karen Funk Blocher said...

John wants a low-stress Christmas. That's what I'll try to give him, even if it kills me! ;)

carina said...

I agree. Most upcoming holidays can very well be known with a quick look at the display window of malls and other commercial centers. I think they have a novelty item or ornament for most, if not all, holidays. Very few people now observe holidays for what they really are, Kosher Holiday or not.