Glen absolutely loved Christmas shows. Kind of funny, if you knew him. Big ole lumberjack looking type of guy, who could act all gruff at times. Yep, he loved the Hallmark channel as well.
I have DVR'd many movies this season - just haven't had the heart to watch them yet.
I have taken a more non-traditional road (for this house). I started out watching Charlie Brown's Thanksgiving. That was so cute.
The other night I sat and watched Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer (1964) with Burl Ives as the snowman. I hadn't seen that since I was a kid.
Totally forgot about the isle of mis-fit toys.
Isn't that all of us?????? None of us is the total package. We all have flaws and differences that make us just a bit odd!!!! Funny how that little cartoon really made me stop and think about life.
We have quirks, different abilities (I don't like the word disabilities), ways of thinking, ideas, ways of doing things, ways of dressing and acting...……………………..
So aren't we all part of that isle of mis-fits???? I think we are.
I kind of like being an odd bird. Individuality is what makes this world go round. Embrace it and have fun.
Then I watched National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. Oh dear I haven't seen that in years. I laughed so hard. I sure did need that. So many parts that I had totally forgotten about. The total package of a dis-functional family at the holidays - yep, there are many. In the end, there was happiness and love - despite all the weirdos and drama!!
I have been trying to listen to cheery Christmas songs.
Then we got snow!!! UGH. One day of it, right after it falls, I like - any after that is just excess in my opinion! It looks like a flippin' winter wonder land out there. LOL
I guess I got to this point years ago. G worked for the city and had to be at work whenever it snowed (sometimes for days). I have ALWAYS had to be the one to clean and clear and shovel and de-ice and trudge through the white stuff. Fun - NOT! Been doing this for 34 years and I am over it.
We got a snow blower and that did help some, but it was bulky and tiring too. Only a couple times in all the years have I paid someone to do it.
Yesterday morning I got up and my drive and front walk were clean! My sweet younger neighbor did the shoveling before I even got up. God love him. Actually he wanted to use the shovel, which sits by the side door and I think he just decided to it all. APPRECIATED!
Last night he had to work at midnight, so I had to take care of round two. I was out feeding kitties and critters and moving snow and the rest of the neighborhood appeared to still be in bed. Hardly any lights on in houses. Nicely, it looked like daylight outside with all the white on the ground.
Today the sun is shining, so thankful. I hope it melts the snow of the cable dish (on the roof), as I can't get TV (it is covered in snow). I had plenty of things recorded for last night to keep me occupied. Tonight there are a couple of shows I really want to see - so hoping the snow up there melts!
Also need to get snow off the greenhouse. It is warmer inside than out and melting snow dripped down in door slides. That was a pain this morning at 7AM - trying to get door open to feed the babies. Too bad I don't fit in the kitty door!!!! LOL
I am going to start Christmas cookies and maybe candy today - that always helps get me in the mood.
I know I probably sound like the Grinch. That's OK. I am trying some new approaches to holiday cheer this year.
ALWAYS remember that you can do new and different things and it is OK. Change is the only constant we have.
So there you go - go watch a funny holiday movie or cartoon. Let out a little laugh! Act like a kid for a few minutes. Throw snowballs at the neighbor. Sing out loud to Jingle Bell Rock. Make a snow angel. Just do something a little crazy and different - it is OK.
It is good for the soul.
Now I am going to start cookies and then go chip ice! YAY!
Have a good day being YOU!