Thursday, December 16, 2010

Random Christmas Thoughts Floating Through My Brain...

Fruitcake has really gotten a bad rap: seriously - when was the last time you tried Fruitcake??? I was probably 4 or 5... I'm sure I hated it. I hated tomatoes as a child too. Now I'm not saying I really WANT to try it, because frankly little jellied pieces of candy bits floating around in a mysterious mash of bread like stuff doesn't appeal... but since I don't have a PERSONAL experience with using Aunt Beulah's fruitcake as a doorstop... perhaps I should just keep my big mouth shut?
image "recycled" from http://gherkinstomatoes.com/2009/12/15/15642/ - a hilarious fruitcake post actually.


yeah... right...


On a totally different thought - I was talking to my sister in law on the phone and she was looking for costume pieces for her church class to portray the Nativity scene... sheets, scarves, towels... rope belts... We had to stop and wonder - are these folks looking down from Heaven and being offended? "Really? Oh my, can you BELIEVE what these guys think we used to wear?"  Yes, and we also apparently thought that the camels were just kids with a basketball stuffed in their sweatshirt...  and we won't mention the Suzy Wets-a-Lot doll that is standing in for the Christ Child. 

See, I do know when enough is enough :)


and that's enough...  with apologies for not getting around the blogosphere much this week - my unofficial bloggy hiatus has apparently begun - My kids are all home from school this next week and I want to enjoy the time with them as much as possible.  I'll pop by with something hilarious if the mood so strikes...  but considering how my "mood" has been - the only thing likely to strike is lightning!

You think I'm kidding about my crabby mood? ManOfTheHouse would back me up on that one... if he dared.

19 comments:

T said...

and while I'm at it... what up with that 12 days of Christmas... sometimes it's 12 drummers drumming, but I've heard 12 Lords a-leaping and 12 pipers piping too...

and the ladies dancing... either in the #9 or #11 spot... always fewer than the leaping lords... there's a plot here...

Missy said...

We received a Fruit Cake today!
It was heavy...

Saimi said...

It's really about the five golden rings anyway!

Enjoy your time with your family, my boys start arriving next week. I'm sure I'll be taking some time off from blog land as well!

Merry Christmas!

Garden of Egan said...

I am feeling the same. Huge holiday blahs.
I hope I get some attitude adjustment soon.
Enjoy your kids.
I received a fruit cake about tens years ago. I can send that to you if you would like.

Cluttered Brain said...

I'll consider myself very lucky indeed today...
Thanks for the visit!
hope you enjoy the time with your kiddos!

Catrina said...

I wonder why the 12 days of Christmas song is always different too! My daughter sang a song with her choir....the 12 days AFTER Christmas. It's pretty funny...you would like it! It's a little more like real life. I wonder if I can find the words somewhere. I'll let you know :)

Catrina said...

Here's a website I found :)

http://xmasfun.com/Lyrics.asp?ID=82

Lisa said...

We just watched an "Unwrapped" episode about fruitcake and they make, like, MILLIONS of them every year. WHO IS EATING THOSE THINGS? Also, I realized that your experience with gum drops inside instead of actual fruit must have been the same as mine. I quite liked gumdrop fruitcake. Years later, I taste a real one and HOLY SHIZ! Not a happy moment.

Barbaloot said...

You're gonna be up here on Saturday? You don't have to stalk me---you can just come see me, you know.

I never thought about them looking down wondering about our "clothes" for the nativity. But it does make me re-think the fact that I used my mom's fur coat for a camel a couple years ago...

Cheeseboy said...

Is it just a blogging hiatus or a reading one too? I hope a blogging one.

I like fruitcake. Especially those cherries. mmmm

Michelle said...

Esther volunteered JD to participate in the nativity. The Primary president said no in a tactful way, I'm sure. I think He'd rather have a doll represent him.

Mommy Lisa said...

We had stuffed animals for the nativity at pre-k. It was awesome! And in a blizzard, and Mary didn't get there so Joseph was a single parent for the day.

Sher said...

Nice. Maybe a fun puppet show will cheer you up?

Melissa said...

You are too funny! Glad I stumbled upon your site!

Teachinfourth said...

I think they're using old fruitcakes to build homes in South America...

Jen T said...

Hate fruitcakes, am sure they are offended with our bathrobes, towels and ties,and hope you have a Merry Christmas! Enjoy your family!

Heidi said...

Merry Christmas, Tonya!

Tristi Pinkston said...

With all the food there is in the world, you'd think people would move on from fruitcake. I mean, it's not the only thing we can possibly eat for Christmas.

The Empress said...

Oh, I'm on that crab boat with you.

Thanks for the kick in the pants...
Merry Xmas!