You want for me wrap you gift?

Posted by Felicia on 9:43 AM in
This is what happens when you have 2 bored cats and a roll of leftover Christmas paper lying around. So much for all the new toys they got for Christmas. Cheap boogers. Next year I'm only giving them a roll of toilet paper; they can share.

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Merry Christmas

Posted by Felicia on 8:11 PM in
Christmas was merry, bright, and fun. We ate, we drank, we napped, we played. I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!

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Slippery slope

Posted by Felicia on 5:36 AM
I have officially hit a new low in being a mom. I wore a bathrobe in the car when I dropped my child off at school this morning. But in my defense I...I...crap. I have no defense. My defense couldn't get out of a parking ticket dammit. It felt too good to get out of, and I'm ok with it. That soccer mom mentality is a slippery slope I tell ya. Don't let it happen to you.

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No *bread* for Christmas

Posted by Felicia on 12:19 PM
Here is a simple way to know you're not getting a bonus this Christmas.

I hand the boss an expensive, engraved nameplate for his desk. Silver & Mahogany. Yeah, it totally rocks.

Him: "Wow! Thank you. That is gorgeous. No one I have worked with has ever given me anything that nice before."

Me: *beaming* "I'm glad you like it. I knew you needed one."

Him: "I guess I need to get you something!"

Me: Well...back to work! *sigh*

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How to face an ex

Posted by Felicia on 11:45 AM
Lately it seems that the universe has been trying to tell me something; I just don't know what exactly. In the last month I have run into three,count them, three ex boyfriends in and around town or in one case my house. In each case I was unprepared (who is really?) and thrown off guard. I have therefore compiled a list of things that you absolutely must do when you run into an ex.
1. Always look your best.
By this I mean be sure you haven't brushed your hair or wiped the remnants of last night's eye makeup off your face because you were busy watching Sex & The City re-runs reading War & Peace while waxing poetic about the state of violence in our world these days and so you accidentally fell asleep on the couch in your clothes again and when you woke up you realized you had no milk or detergent so you put on your fabulous figure flattering sweatpants and ratty t-shirt, after all it's too early on a Sunday and no one will be out, check yourself out in a mirror deeming said eye make-up from night before as "sexy bedroom eyes" and decide that your 16 hour long wear lipstick could totally go 24 hours and then head out the door.
2. Act nonchalant.
By this I mean get nervous because you just realized what you looked like when you saw that he noticed you and then get jittery and start dropping your groceries all over the floor including your last minute purchase of tampons because you didn't think you needed a cart as you you were just going in for milk and detergent, and you can totally juggle all of that with two hands because you are the epitome of grace and refinement.
3. Speak eloquently and don't fidget.
By this I mean start blabbering when he walks up to you and asks you how things are going because you are embarrassed and caught off-guard and start telling him all of the wonderful and fabulous things you are doing to keep yourself busy in life while trying in vain to wipe your eyes of flaking eye makeup and laugh self-deprecatingly at yourself because after all...you are fabulous!
4. Conduct yourself with dignity and grace.
By this I mean excuse yourself and wish him hell well and try like hell not to pick that wedgie out of your ass while he is watching you walk away. And why wouldn't he? You're fabulous! Right? Right?! Gah...

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I canz bee funni?

Posted by Felicia on 7:31 PM in
Hahahaha hehehehehe hohohohohoho haaaaaaaaaaaaaa. Stop...you're killin' me.

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Books, glorious books

Posted by Felicia on 12:16 PM
I got this from Cady
Just bold the books you have read.
I apparently need to start reading more of the classics. Now where did I put my library card????

The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee
Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
Return of the King - JRR Tolkein
Fellowship of the Ring - JRR Tolkein
Two Towers - JRR Tolkein
Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
Outlander - Diana Gabaldon
A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
HP & Goblet of Fire - JK Rowling
Angels and Demons - Dan Brown
HP & Order of Phoenix - JK Rowling
A Prayer for Owen - Meany John Irving
Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden (i am reading this one right now)
HP and the Sorcerer’s Stone - JK Rowling
Fall On Your Knees - Ann-Marie MacDonald
The Stand - Stephen King
HP & Prisoner of Azkaban - JK Rowling
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
The Hobbitt - JRR Tolkein
The Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
Life of Pi - Yann Martel
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
The Lion, Witch, & Wardrobe - CS Lewis
East of Eden - John Steinbeck
Tuesdays with Morrie - Mitch Albom
Dune - Frank Herbert
The Notebook - Nicolas Sparks
Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand
1984 - George Orwell
The Mists of Avalon - Marion Bradley
The Pillars of the Earth - Ken Follett
The Power of One - Bryce Courtenay
I Know This Much Is True - Wally Lamb
The Red Tent - Anita Diamant
The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho
The Clan of the Cave Bear - Jean Auel
The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
Confessions of a Shopaholic - Sophie Kinsella
Five People you Meet in Heaven - Mitch Albom
Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
Angela’s Ashes - Frank McCourt
The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
She’s Come Undone - Wally Lamb
The Poisonwood Bible - Barbara Kingsolver
A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
Ender’s Game - Orson Card
Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
The Great Gatsby - F.Scott Fitzgerald

HP & Chamber of Secrets - JK Rowling
The Stone Angel - Margaret Laurence
The Thorn Birds - Colleen McCullough
The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
Crime and Punishment - Dostoyevsky
War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
The Fountainhead - Ayn Rand
Interview with a Vampire - Anne Rice
Fifth Business - Robertson Davis
100 years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Sisterhood of Traveling Pants - Ann Brashares
Catch 22 - Heller
Les Miserables - Victor Hugo
Bridget Jones’ Diary - Fielding
The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-exupery In Spanish & English!!
Love in the Time of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Shogun - James Clavell
The English Patient - Michael Ondaatje
The Secret Garden - Frances Burnett
The Summer Tree - Guy Kay
A tree Grows in Brooklyn - Betty Smith
The World According to Garp - John Irving
The Diviners - Margaret Laurence
Charlotte’s Web - EB White
Not Wanted on the Voyage - Timothy Findley
Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
Rebecca - Daphne DuMaurier
Wizard’s First Rule - Terry Goodkind
Emma - Jane Austen
Watership Down - Richard Adams
Brave New World - Aidous Huxley
The Stone Diaries - Carol Shields
Blindness - Jose Saramago
Kane and Abel - Jeffrey Archer
In The Skin of a Lion - Ondaatje
Lord of the Flies - William Golding
The Good Earth - Pearl Buck
The Secret Life of Bees - Sue Monk Kidd
The Bourne Identity - Robert Ludlum
The Outsiders - SE Hinton
White Oleander - Janet Fitch
A Woman of Substance - Barbara Bradford
The Celestine Prophecy - James Redfield
Ulysses - James Joyce

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My inner 9 yr. old IS my 9 yr. old

Posted by Felicia on 8:33 PM in
We were listening to some Christmas music tonight, and the song playing was one of my all-time favorites It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year. We were singing along when my son started laughing hysterically.

"What's so funny?"

*Still laughing* "The song!", he says trying to suck in air at the same time.

"Why is the song funny?", I say smiling and starting to get the giggles myself.

"Because it says...ha...ha...gay, happy meetings!!!!!", he screams out holding his belly from laughing so hard.

Hehehe " Totally"

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Boxers or Briefs

Posted by Felicia on 11:21 AM
Boxers or Briefs? Not a terrible subject to speak of...unless it is your boss discussing this little conversational tidbit as he prepares to go to the doctor. I had to endure an embarrassing 5 min conversation on why he wanted to wear boxers to the doctor's office, and what he was wearing just then. Ummm....ewww Please excuse me as I need to make my ears stop bleeding and erase that visual from my memory.

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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...in my house!

Posted by Felicia on 12:51 PM in
I've been a bad blogger. For some reason I am just exhausted lately and I can't seem to get anything done or motivate myself to do anything beyond work and sleep. I guess I have a case of the blahs. Anyone else get like that? Well in any case, I have been getting into the christmas spirit by decorating and only because I was coerced by my son who begged, and pleaded, and whined, and cried, and told me he would put me in a nursing home at the first sign of dementia. ok, he didn't do that last part, but I wouldn't put it past him someday. Haha
So in the spirit of Christmas I bought our tree and we commenced with the decorating. And let me tell you, it's a beauty. The boy picked it out, and it just happened to be the first tree we saw. We were in and out of Lowe's in 10 min. SUHWEET! He was completely excited and loved strapping it down to the luggage rack on top of our car. "Let me help! I can do it!" So we strapped it down and got it home. We spent the next hour decorating and listening to Christmas music where we made up our own lyrics and became hysterical and discussed the proper technique for hanging plastic icicles so that our cats wouldn't grab them off the tree and use them as lightsabers.
Speaking of cats I was worried that our tree would end up on the floor or that every ornament would be considered a toy and thus promptly pawed off the branches, but...BUT...the cats have been GOOD. They have accepted the tree into the family and have thus far been respectful. Score one for the kitties. Awesome.
So tell me..what is your favorite ornament? For me it is my Tinkerbell tree topper I got several years before. It's so me. I love it! So here are some pics of the tree in all its glory. I love Christmas!

Notice Daisy Faye sitting by the tree and the presents. I like to think she is guarding it from 9 yr old present peekers.

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Christmas Spirit

Posted by Felicia on 10:06 AM in
Thank you to everyone who gave me their input on the photos. It is greatly appreciated. You made the decision easier, and just enforced my son's own opinion to the point where he now struts around the house saying "uh huh, uh huh, uh huh, I'm the man". Whatever. Let's see him tackle 10 loads of laundry and the dishes. Then we'll talk "man".

We have been busy here at Casa Loco these past few weeks what with the cold, the ex b/f issue, and decorating the house for the present season. I love this season. It evokes so many happy memories for me and I really try to focus on the real meaning of Christmas and less on the superficial aspects. I just soak it in; the music, the lights, smells, sounds, and events that take place. Speaking of events...

For the past few years we have headed up to Franklin, Tennessee on the 2nd weekend in December for their annual Dickens of a Christmas. The historic downtown area features period buildings that are decorated and there are several vendors selling their arts & crafts, people selling roasted chestnuts, and sugarplums! SUGARPLUMS! How cool is that? Except..(they don't taste like I expected them to.) Oh well.
So the residents of Franklin wear period costumes from the 1800s and walk around and sing and dance. They have a Scrooge, Marley(in white dust and chains), and a Father Christmas walking around as well. It is sooooo much fun.

Look! Pickpockets! HEHE

Oh, and what's just cool about Franklin period is that The Battle of Franklin was fought here during the Civil War and was historically the bloodiest 5 hours of the entire war. Wow! Google it. AMAZING! This city is just alive with history. Color me happy.

AND...AND....15 min away is a little itty bitty town called Leipers Fork. It too is just as cute as little towns come, and they are having a parade there, and their Grand Marshall is none other than Naomi Judd. AWESOME! I love the south! *sigh* This is what puts me in the Christmas spirit.

So what traditions do you and your family do to put you in the Christmas spirit?

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Holiday picture-Help me choose!

Posted by Felicia on 6:17 PM
Ok peoples...I need your help. I am trying to choose a picture for our Christmas cards and I have it narrowed down to 3. Please help me choose! Which one do you like best?




And thank you in advance. You are wonderful!

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