The Holiday Post

I was in such a bad mood yesterday. Everything was upsetting me and nothing was making me feel better. My Christmas shopping isn’t done, I hate my hair, I don’t get to see my family for the holidays, and when I stepped on the scale, I got the high score.


Just when I was starting to feel a little better later in the day, this happened.


I didn’t even know nail polish bottles could break without some major effort. That happened after a 2 inch fall from my hand to the floor. Polish got all over my bathroom floor, cabinets, and me. Freakin’ awesome.

Anyway, since the holiday season should be filled with cheer and all I’m doing is whining about my first world problems, I thought I would list a few things that make me happy about the holidays in an effort to stop being such a whiney baby.

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

Probably my favorite Christmas movie of all time. I swear I laugh every time I see Clark running up the stairs with the squirrel on his back. And apparently you can buy that squirrel.

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Egg Nog

People seem to either love or hate egg nog. I love it. Especially on top of vanilla ice cream. I love it even more now that I found this when searching for pictures of egg nog.


Everything is closed Christmas Day

I always have to be doing something or running errands. It’s annoying. When I’m watching TV, I can’t even make it through a commercial without feeling the need to get up and clean or go somewhere. So I love that Christmas forces me to do nothing and relax. And I love going to the movies on Christmas Day.

Cold Weather

I love the cold. Not that I would know anything about that since it was 85 degrees in Orlando yesterday and my 8 mile run this morning was done in shorts and a tank top. Lame. I am in serious need of a cold front.

Boots and Scarves

It’s a scientific fact that I look better in boots and scarves than in any other article of clothing. Something about the fat calf to double chin coverage ratio that really works for me. Plus, if you wear a scarf just right, you only have to style the top half of your hair.

So tell me, what’s your favorite thing about the holiday season?

Do you and your significant other set a limit on how much money you spend or have a limit on the number of gifts you buy for each other?


I hope you all have a really safe and happy holiday. 🙂


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12 responses to “The Holiday Post

  1. Sorry about the bad mood. For me, it’s bound to happen sometime during the holidays, but I hope you have a great day today. This reminds me that I need to paint my nails!

  2. Nikki

    Man I’m glad I’m not the only bitchy one right now, everyone’s calling me Scrooge! So here’s my attempt at counting blessings… I can’t think of any. The wrapping, the driving all over the free world… The opening and putting together of toys and crap entrapped in never opening plastic… oh yea… Bah.

  3. Michelle M

    I dropped a bottle of nail polish in the toilet once and it did that. We had a nice pearly, green splattered toilet for quite awhile.
    My husband and I put a spending limit on each other every once in awhile. We didn’t talk about it this year. I think I may have gone a little overboard. Whoops.

  4. Cheer up Scrooge. Take a big glass of Snoopnog and a healthy dose of Griswald and all will be well. If that fails It’s a Wonderful Life is on tonight, and if that doesn’t make you feel better by the end you’ve got bigger problems.

  5. I’ve been in a bad mood too. I don’t get to see my family either. We didn’t put a tree up because our psycho cat would pull a Christmas Vacation and electrocute herself (she chewed up a strand of NEW lights that were unplugged–idiot) and I’m WORKING on Christmas Eve! Boo!
    Thankfully there’s a bottle of rum in the kitchen with my name on it for later. Or you know for now. Whichever.
    Bummer about the nail polish. I like the silver!
    Merry Christmas, girl!

  6. Cripes–sorry about the polish!

  7. Bahumbug!!!

    I hope you find your Christmas spirit — and that you and FF have a wonderful day! Merry Christmas 🙂

  8. I feel you on the nail polish. I once dropped an open bottle of red polish on the kitchen floor while wearing my white band pants. (High school geek, right here!) I was doing my nails to make myself feel better after a crap day in which I was dumped. Boo-urns.

    I hope the rest of your Christmas is more joyful than that day was!

  9. theAlmostRunner

    That nail polish makes me angry for you. What a load of crap. May your Christmas cheer increase exponentially from this moment.

  10. That sucks about the nail polish. Apparently it isn’t having a good Christmas either. Hope your weekend improves!

  11. Merry Christmas, Paula! I’m sending cold weather and holiday cheer your way! Kick back with a cocktail, crank up your AC, and rock your cutest boots and scarf! I’m actually serious. Hope you have a wonderful holiday! Love you! XO

  12. I can’t believe your polish broke! I’ve dropped bottles from 6 feet and never broken one…crazy.

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