A Snow Flake Fell….

…and then another and another … and another!

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I just wanted to check in and tell all of you that IT’S SNOWING!!!  Like really snowing!  Like I drove 30 miles an hour on the way home because I haven’t driven in snow in about a billion years and I was ascared of slippery roads.

Oh, and I had the merriest of Christmases. It has been so long since I’ve spent the holiday with my family. All in all, Dash was adored, we got a few pressies – some handmade, and wow,they really are the ones that mean the most!

Food was eaten and the eternal questions were asked. Exactly how much deep fried turkey can one take home without appearing piggish? Wait, it’s Christmas, is piggishness held against you  on a day of feasting?  Have no fear, Since IT’S SNOWING my Mama is concerned about me not being able to leave the house for days so I was sent home with TONS of turkey and leftovers, including pie and cookies.

The only bleak spot on an otherwise perfect day? BROKEN CAMERA. I  KNOW!  What is with me and the freaking cameras? Why do they shatter in my hands?  Have no fear,  I have a receipt and I have a phone number. There will be a solution that does not involve me saving up and getting another camera. I will keep you posted…

…and I hope your Christmas was as delightful as mine.

Nuttin’ for Christmas

So it finally happened. The day I have been dreading. This year I inherited part of my Christmas legacy.  I received my mother’s Nutcracker collection.  I know that most people would see this as a good thing, a mother passing down  some of her favorite decorations  to her daughter, because make no mistake, my Mom loves her some Nutcracker.  The problem is with me.  I don’t.  In fact, I find the Nutcracker kinda creepy. Bare in mind that I’m the girl who also celebrated and still embraces Krampusnacht and has a small collection of Living Dead Dolls.   By the way, I am happy to report,  Krampus  did not leave me switches this year nor was I  thrown into a burlap bag and tossed  into an icy river.  I was a good girl this year.

I honestly think that my problem stems with horror movies, which I love.  Maybe it’s because any good Nutcracker looks a little like something Lon Chaney Sr. would create, or it could be that I’ve just seen one too many “a doll comes to  life and tries to kill you in your sleep” movies.   I can’t help but be reminded of that scene in Child’s Play where Catherine Hicks catches a glimpse  of evil serial killer possessed Chuckie running from the corner of her eye.   Of course, my Living Dead Dolls would never do this, they are upfront in their evil – not so with nutcrackers. I  have always eyed them with suspicion.  Yes, they came out at Christmas  and they should be all festive  but I suspected something a little more sinister was going on at night when visions of sugar plums were dancing in my head.  And of course their painted on eyes were always staring me.  Always.

And now they are mine.

So the worst part about the nutcracker collection? Obviously I have to put them out. If my Mom stopped by and saw I didn’t have them on display – well  she’d get all Krampus on me.  I just don’t have any shelf or counter space for them in my new place.  I don’t have any bookcases or shelving yet …so there is only one place with the space for my creepy wooden friends.

The bathroom…

where they can watch me shower.  It’s like having 8 Norman Bates in the bathroom with you.  Oh look, the one with the ax has worked his way up front.