Stacy...Sensibly Insane


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Friday, December 30, 2005

A New Year Soon...



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The New Year will be here soon and isn't it funny how in February you think the year is so long yet by the end of December you are thinking "where has it gone?"

I've set a few goals for the new year, some personal, some for writing, some just because. I'm not a big one for keeping to a resolutions so this year I'm just going to try to be better...try to be better at keeping up with my exercises, try to be better at keeping the house clean, try to play with the kids more and worry less, and try to keep focused on what I can fix instead of what I can't.

Most importantly I want to try to keep in the forfront what is important in life...family, friends, health, and happiness. And I wish these to each of you for this New Year.

Happy 2006!
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Saturday, December 24, 2005

Merry Christmas





Seeing as how I'll be off line enjoying the holidays with my family I want to take the opportunity to....

We wish you a Merry Christmas
We wish you a Merry Christmas
We wish you a Merry Christmas
And a Happy New Year!!

(be very thankful that you can't actually here me sing)
From my family to yours...all the best for the season!
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Friday, December 23, 2005

Elf



Your Elf Name Is...
Holly Twinkle Wink

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Tuesday, December 20, 2005

'Tis the Season




Okay, I think I forgot to add to one of my earlier posts that I love the Christmas specials that come on TV. White Christmas being my all-time favorite followed by The Year Without A Santa Clause, Miracle on 34th Street (both versions) and any number of animated shows.

Best of all this year the kids are into it too. Tonight we sat and watched Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer. One of them described what was coming up and I absently said 'I know'. Then the question arose of how I knew and I explained how I watched these shows when I was their age. "Was that the new or the old version?" was asked. Between fits of laughter I replied...definately the older version. But what I love is now the older version is new again in the eyes of the children.

Maybe that's why they say Christmas is for kids: old things become new, bright, and alive again through the eyes of a child and through them we can believe all over again too.
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Monday, December 12, 2005

Wrap it Up!




To some people, the bane of their Christmas is wrapping upteen hundred gifts for family and friends...hence someone created the gift bag. Uh-huh, not me.

I LOVE to wrap gifts. I have a bag full of the gift bags that I recycle for other gifts very sparingly and only when wrapping won't due. I love to pick the right paper for the person, to decorate with ribbon and bows, and to put funny little clues on the gift tags.

Of course, I say this now because I have just decided to begin the Christmas wrapping...ask me in another week and I'll the ribbon will be flung out the window, the bows will be stuck on haphazardly, and I'll be praying I put the right name on the right gift (wouldn't do for the father-in-law to get my neice's trendy T!)
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Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Too Much Christmas...Never



I remember reading an earlier post of Mary's when she started decorating and wondering if she had too much Christmas. We just finished digging all the boxes out and hanging, sitting, posing, lighting, and displaying everything and like I told Mary...you can never have too much Christmas!

Most everything has meaning one way or another. Other than a few bobbles and apples, our entire Christmas tree is decorated in ornaments that mean something. Some were given as gifts, others we bought to commemorate an event or for remembering what the children were into that year. I have a number from when I was a young girl (don't ask me to put an actual year to these). One is a little coin purse brought back from my Aunt from her trip to Mexico--inside are still the pennies she put into it; there is an elf from another aunt--it's one of a triplet she gave my sister, brother, and I. My husband's favorite movie is the Lion King so for our very first Christmas as a married couple we bought the Hallmark ornament of Simba and Nala embracing.

I know there are those 'Martha Stewart' people who have to have a theme or colour scheme for their Christmases but it's the mish-mash of memories in each item I have that truly make it Christmas.
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Friday, December 02, 2005

Tagged



Oohhh, you got me Stephanie!

Okay, here goes:

Book Meme

1) Book Buying: If my husband only knew the truth I’d be single again.
2) Spine Cracker or Not: Not but buy the forth read and ion years, a few may look it.
3) Book Stores: Probably Coles because it is the most easily accessible out here. I look like a country hick with my eyes wide and a goofy smile whenever I get the chance to go to the big Chapter/Indigo stores.
4) Series: Stephanie Plum novels and Anita Blake novels
5) Cover: Yeah, they are the first to grab me. If the cover isn’t catching, I usually don’t pick it up to read the back.
6) Rereading: Yeah, because money gets tight and I can’t stand not to have a book near the couch or the bed.
7) How Many Books Do You Read At a Time: One, two at the very most. I love to get totally caught up in one story.
8) Where Do You Read: Home on the couch. I have one of the worst diseases for a book buff—car sickness. If I even look at words on a page while in a moving vehicle I get dizzy ill. Believe me, it’s a crime! Many a long car trip would be more pleasurable if I could.
9) What You like about Certain Authors: Humour. If an author can make me laugh then the book is a keeper…reason behind #4
10) Kids in Books: Now that I have my own, I can relate more.
11) Ebooks: never done them.
12) Writing Dreams: Get a popular series like #4 characters
13) Do you always Finish: Writing a book, no. Reading a book, not if I can’t get through the first two chapters.
14) AP Test: ??
15) Titles: I love coming up with them, they usually spark the main idea. Same with buying, the title catches me just as quick.
16) Reading Memories/The importance of Reading in your Life: This is funny. In school I hated reading. I was slower and took forever to comprehend. Though I loved to make up stories of my own. It wasn’t until my first full-time job that I took up reading in some of the major lulls the business had. From that time I haven’t been without an open book somewhere very often.

Okay, I’m officially tagging Penny, Michelle W, and Jenna!
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Thursday, December 01, 2005

What I love about this time of Year!




This is one of the best times of the year! The crisp air, the anticipation of Christmas, putting up the decorations, and especially the Christmas baking. Now, I am by no means a cook, baker, or anything of the like (just ask my husband) I get by and thankfully that's enough for him--meat and potato man, nothing fancy here.

But I love baking at Christmas time. We have our traditional cookies that only come out at this time of year not to mention the fudge and squares too. My mother does wonders with sausage rolls and meatballs for our Christmas Eve celebration...plus the rest of a fully laid table.

I love to wrap presents and see them under the tree a couple weeks before the actual day.

I love riding around looking at lights and the town displays while sipping Tim Horton's hot chocolate.

We have a huge hill right off our front porch that is a sledders dream. Family comes from hours away just to play on it. LOL, we recently tried out the summer kiddy pool as a sled--man, can that thing go!!

I can't wait to build our first snowman of the year or watch the blue jays as they come out of their nest in the snowcovered cedars to perch at the birdfeeder.

I love the amazingly long icicles that form on the front eaves and regret having to knock them off for safety sake.

(Okay, I'm not so keen on the umpteen layers of clothes it takes to dress the kids to catch the school bus or play outside. Too bad you couldn't just put a one piece jumper on them and press a button that will automatically inflate it with warm insulation in a matter of seconds, reversing the process while quick drying the globs of snow off the floor when you return inside.)

I love snowy nights floating down among the lights just outside the window. I love turning out all the lights but the christmas tree after the kids go to bed and cuddling with my husband on the couch.

I could probably go on for ages so I'll stop there because I think you get the idea.

So, what do you love...or dislike about the season?
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