I've been MIA (mising in action) for about a week or so, give or take a few days, and though I wish that I could come back with all these exciting stories of great adventures I've had or wonderful things I did, I come back with a rested body and soul.
Believe me, THAT is a good thing!
You know, I love the holidays, but good grief, the stress and chaos grate on my nerves, it really does feel great when things calm down and you're back to the day to day things.
I always find that it's during these quiet *calms AFTER the storm*, that God gives you the little nudge, the little *wake up call* that reminds you just how good you have it. We're only human, and I'm the perfect example of the flawed and imperfect one.
I tend to get so caught up in things and lists and *should be done's* that I forget what I really have around me and how blessed I already am.
So I'm spending today doing things that will make the Lord proud. HOUSEWORK!!!
Don't look at me like I'm nuts, I'm serious, you know it doesn't have to be all boring and unrewarded and chore-ish like. When you put your heart and soul into it, it's meaningful.
Well come on in, it's snowing outside. Woke up to loads of snow and really really cold weather. I don't think I have to tell you all that I strongly dislike driving in the snow. The whole slippery roads thing just gets to me. You could get me to the dentist for a root canal, easier than you can get me to drive in the snow....but alas, the kids have school and I can't just hibernate for the winter. Can I??? Would it really be that politically incorrect if I did??? LOL
Last night as I was channel surfing....yes it's become quite the tradition on weekends since there is NOTHING to watch.....I happened to stop on Breaking Bonaduce. Ok first off, you all know Danny Bonaduce right??? Red haired and freckled little one from The Partridge Family.
I was disgusted to say the least, I mean I can't even put into words how frustrated I was watching his show on VH1, and for some reason beyond me, I couldn't look away.
Maybe that's how some shows stay on the air??? They're so ridiculous that you can't seem to break away. But anyway, apparently his wife and some friends had gone out to dinner and he was left at home babysitting 4 kids and a dog. Not a biggie right??? WRONG!!! This man decided that it would be fun to shoot a BB gun in the house, and letting his little 3 or 4 year old do it too. If that isn't bad enough, then he gets the older one to shoot at HIM while the other kids watch and laugh.
Now because things weren't already weird at that point, he takes the family dog, this tiny little thing and proceeds to smear bacon all over it, then wraps bacon around it's collar. Why you may ask???
Well they're going out hunting coyotes and this is to attract them. Are you as freaked out and speechless as I was watching it???
So now they're all walking around at night, with BB Guns, a puppy smeared in bacon, and they're just shooting off into the bushes and whatever....then they get freaked out at something that is moving in the dark and the daughter who is I would say about 13 or 14 starts cussing at this thing and almost shoots it with a BB gun. It turns out it's a lady with a stroller, just out walking the baby. OH.MY.GOODNESS!!!
Yeah, let me tell you, NEVER again will I watch such filth. Unbelievable that it would be allowed on the tv. But then again I guess if it brings in the ratings, they could care less???
If I wasn't so busy and had time to spend on the computer, I think I would have started a TV Blog just for my rants, because lately it seems the shows just get worse and worse.
So anyway, I have cleaning to do and blogging to catch up on, Christmas cards to finish, laundry to iron, and so forth, you all know how my lists go, big enough to scare anyone away. But for some reason I find that I work best when I'm under pressure.
For now I'm going to get my Menu Plan Monday up, didn't get to do it last week, then again you would have just seen Turkey and leftovers for most of the week, what fun is that???
Alright ladies, I'm out of here, I hope you all have a wonderful Monday. Stay out of the cold and keep warm, I'll see you all tomorrow morning.
For dinner we're having "Sandra's Jambalaya", it's a dish I came up with a couple months ago when I didn't know what to fix, but I had some chicken and smoked sausage. It's REALLY good :)
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