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2016 Christmas Wish List – Part 1

Today I put up my Christmas tree.  This may be the earliest I’ve put it up but, it has been crappy weather outside, I’m home, and after doing some crazy Black Friday weekend shopping yesterday in the City with the girls (followed by an evening of spicy wine and girl chats) I was kind of in the mood.

So, the tree is up, the presents are underneath (although not yet wrapped), and I did some more shopping this afternoon.

I also got a massive splinter underneath my fingernail in the midst of all this, which is still dug in there and doesn’t seem like it’s planning to vacate itself anytime soon.

But, since I’m at the computer already and basically in the Christmas mood, here is the very first of my Christmas Wish List posts for 2016.


I love bib necklaces.  They are the perfect way to make a statement and dress up any outfit.

I have a few “sorta” bib necklaces, but when I visited Amazon recently I was overwhelmed and jealous of all the gorgeous necklaces that popped up.  I want one…or two….or a half dozen.


I mean, isn’t it *JUST*


Just enough


This is one of my favorites – and currently in my cart on Amazon.ca


I love every variation


And of course the list wouldn’t be complete without an orange one (I have a yellow one in my cart)


Listen, if anyone out there in WordPress Land wants to indulge me and buy me a bib necklace like these – or any variation – I happily accept.

























Wine with ribbon.  Check.

Wine glass with pretty decal.  Check.

Christmas tree.   Check.

Wrapped presents.  Check.

Snowstormy weather.  Check.

Christmas movies.  Check.

I’m feeling pretty friggin’ festive.



So, back in 2006 I got sick.  I got really, really sick still have issues with my lungs and my voice and junk in my throat (sorry to spring that on all you).  And I developed severe sensitivities to (many) certain scents (*yeesh* that was a mouthful) and so I haven’t had a real Christmas tree in quite a few years.  It makes me sad because I love Christmas trees and I love the smell of them.  But, y’know, breathing seems to be sort of vital so I have had the “pleasure” of having a fake Christmas tree.  Can someone please tell me how on earth my synthetic Christmas tree sheds more than the real ones do?  Honestly.  Such a mess all the time.

My Tree

My Tree

I spend Christmas Eve and Christmas day at my parents’ house and my mom always has the most beautiful trees – yes, trees.  As in plural.  As in there’s one in almost every room – but the main one is always pretty spectacular….here’s one from a few years ago.  Not her best but still pretty lovely.

Mommy's tree

Mommy’s tree


Kicking Off Christmas

Happy December!  Although I’ve been sorta giddy about Christmas and the holidays, as of yesterday (December 1st) I’ve officially decided to kick off the Christmas season.

Yesterday I spent the late morning and early afternoon with Angie Whoreface and her sister (& nephew, who was designated cart-pusher) doing some Christmas shopping.  Regardless of where I go/am with Angie, it is always a blast.  That girl keeps me in stitches.  Of course, my spontaneous dance party in Walmart gave her a good chuckle too.


When I got home I was determined that my Christmas tree would be going up.  I rearranged some furniture, dug out the decorations and got the beast up and decorated.   And to put the final touch on THAT, I wrapped a crapload of presents and shoved them underneath.  Of course, there are still bags and bags of gifts in my bedroom that need to be sorted and wrapped….and I’m not finished my shopping yet….but at least there’s a dent in that chore.

In the evening, Angie and her boyfriend’s sister, Tina popped over and we had an impromptu girls’ night.  And to top off our evening (aside from the wine) we watched a Christmas movie:  ELF.


I love Elf.  It’s one of my favorite Christmas movies (and it was the second time I’d watched it inside of a week).  It’s so funny.  Will Ferrell is often annoying but I love him.  Especially in this film.  And it was just the kind of humor we needed for our evening.

My friend Anic is attempting a 25 days of Christmas movies challenge.  I doubt that I can pull that off but I’m going to try and post about some of the different Christmas films I watch this year (and some of the classics my favorites).

So, while I sit here and enjoy a cup of Candy Cane Coffee and contemplate starting some Christmas baking, Jack Frost is playing in the background on TV.  I’ve never seen it.  It seems kinda lame.  But Michael Keaton is still kinda cute so…y’know, there’s that.