Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Is it Christmas yet??!!

 

I am flying a little under the Merry Christmas radar this year. Nothing horrible—just nothing to launch me into tears at the end of “It’s a Wonderful Life “ either.

 

People who are bipolar, such as myself, find Christmas carol titles such as---“Do You Hear What I Hear”—especially entertaining. Just sayin…..

 

For those of you who might be new around here—I really AM bipolar and have written a blog post about it that you can read HERE.

 

My sweet #2 daughter read it in a class at her cosmetology school recently when they had a class about dealing with suicide because there had been so many there lately SO…she reminded me  there were probably others out there who could maybe use it------(longest, most grammatically incorrect sentence EVER)

 

All is not doom and gloom though—promise.

As I went to decorate my home for the holidays I discovered (much to my budget’s dismay) that most of my decorations that I used in my garage home (click on it to read about it) don’t really fit this home. So I looked around blog land and gathered a few different ideas and got my Christmas Pottery Barn catalog and came up with this:

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and this:

20101211_0355 Oh look, we have a visitor:

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It is a little blurry, and Martha I’m not—but it’ll do, I think. And, hopefully I have many years to collect and make more! I have been up to a few other things but will save them for another day.

Meanwhile, got any other great ideas for great Christmas songs for this bipolar girl??

(Like, funny ones {ie: Do You Hear What I Hear}—I already have a playlist of 300 favorite Christmas carols—thanx tho--)

18 comments:

Cheeseboy said...

I like the look. It's very classy.

In a couple days I will post our first grade Christmas program songs. I PROMISE you that you will smile.

~A said...

Oh! How about, "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer?"

That one always makes me smile!

annie said...

James has this Weird Al Christmas song about Santa going crazy... :o)

Side note: I have noticed that whenever I go to type S A N T A , it comes out S A T A N and I have to hit the backspace and go slower! :o) HAHAHAHA!! Come on, that should make you laugh! :o)

LKP said...

okizzay!!! i LOVE, nay, ADORE your front porch!!!!! even my husband was impressed. and he does not impress easily. just sayin'. i want to figure out how to do that for next year. is it hard? or did you just order it all? please teach me, great ornamental jedi master......

Mikki said...

those are gorgeous! You did a fantatastic job!
I haven't listened to a whole lot of Christmas music yet this year. Perhaps that's why I'm feeling a little grinchy?

Pedaling said...

Look at you Go! It's beautiful...
That would cost a fortune through Pottery Barn! How long did it take you to make?
songs...hmmm, I really like The Grinch....I wonder what disorders he might suffer from. :)
Take care and I so appreciate your openness in sharing.

Sue said...

What a GREAT look!

=)

PS. I'll have to think on the Christmas carols question...

Garden of Egan said...

Oh my gorgeousness!!!!!
It is lurvley. If I wasn't in such a holiday funk I might try and copy.
I reread your bipolar post. You may have pinned the tale on my donkey this week.
I love your writing.

tammy said...

Look at you getting all crafty and Martha Stewart-y. I love it! If the voices are telling you to decorate, I say go for it. Can't wait to see what's next.

karen said...

I had to laugh out loud at "Do You Hear What I Hear?" We all need to laugh just a little bit more. Otherwise we'll cry. I love your decorations - beautiful job! Gather them as you go and you'll soon have lots of treasures. For the comment above, I sometimes type "Satan" instead of "Santa" too... what does that mean????

Holly said...

Wow! They are awesome Christmas decorations! :O

Jess said...

So pretty- look at you, a Suzie homemaker after all!

Valerie said...

That is such a BEAUTIFUL entrance. I am just dreaming of a pretty house someday to decorate.

Amber Glissmeyer said...

This isn't a funny one, but if you want a really good version of Do You Hear What I hear, listen to the versions by Chaka Khan and Destiny's child.

Cherie said...

First, I want to say that your decorations are simply stunning - You did such a great job, very professional. I LOVE your porch/front door - it is so inviting and happy.

Second, you are very brave to talk about your bipolar so openly. I have dealt with depression, which is bad enough, but one of my best friends is bipolar and life is really hard for her - we talk alot. I understand so much more from talking with her and helping her. It is HARD!!
I think you are pretty terrific - you seem to function well - your family is beautiful, you have a wonderful attitude. I guess I just really like you :-D (big smile!).
Merry Christmas!!

Cherie

Haeli Mae and Jae Jae said...

I know you asked for funny but a GORGEOUS song that is more seasonal rather than holiday is called "Winter Song" by Sarah Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson. You will find yourself "bum bum bum bumming" it for days. I find it very calming. and Lisa...I love you like a second mother!

Motherboard said...

WAIT!! You made those wreaths and garlands? GIRL! Tutorial! STAT!

I teach choir at the elementary school and this year we sang Reindeer boogie and A Hot Cup of Coco. The last one has a line that makes me snigger every time the kids sing it-- and I may have actually done a little booty shake to it-- "I want some liquid love and only the chocolate kind will do." So RACY for little kids, no?!

Da Bergs said...

LOVE LOVE the decorations!!!