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Monday, December 15, 2008

This Week!

I was staring at my calendar this morning, wondering why the day looked "important" and suddenly realized I wasn't merely supposed to post a blog today; yesterday, I was also supposed to introduce the blogs for the week.

I have no excuse except that I got involved in J R Ward's new book! LOL

I'm also burning out on the wedding theme. Worse, I'm burning out on Christmas!

I hate when this happens. In July, I'll be huming Christmas songs and sipping hot cocoa, wishing for December. But the actual running around, shopping, wrapping, gift buying overwhelms me around right now.

So I felt really lucky this morning as I was cruising our local discount department store, buying cookie ingredients. I found the cutest pair of monkey slippers for my nephew. $5.

The bargain seriously lifted my spirits. But the fact that the slippers were little monkeys just cracked me up. While all my other nieces and nephews went to the annual Halloween Parade dressed as a member of the Flintstones, my nephew Jake (who is 4) insisted on being a monkey with a banana in his pocket.

None of us can really figure out how a kid's mind works, but finding those slippers gave me back my joy. Right gift, right price, for the perfect kid.

I suppose you're now all wondering how I'm going to bring this around to a wedding theme...It's simple. Brides are going to burn out on planning. Bridesmaids will burn out even more quickly. And moms and dads of the bride and groom...there's probably therapy in your future.

Unless you find a way to laugh. Unless you take time out to celebrate the "other" things that are happening in the year before "the wedding".

So if you're a bride, do yourself -- and your family and wedding party -- a favor and make a vow not to talk about your wedding for the next two weeks.

Celebrate Christmas!

susan meier


Blogger Brandy said...

Those slippers sound adorable! I'm about burned out on Christmas myself.

December 15, 2008 at 7:26 PM  
Blogger Andrea said...

Great article. For other theme wedding ideas see www.creative-theme-wedding-ideas.com

December 16, 2008 at 7:38 PM  
Blogger EllenToo said...

Maybe Jake has a future in the field of writing as he seems to have novel ideas.

December 17, 2008 at 10:17 PM  

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