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Saturday, December 19, 2009

Holy Crapenzee....People are Nice to Me!!

I went to bed last night at the top of Grinch mountain, and woke up in freakin' Whoville!! And me...such a Grinchee! (But finally - a healthy Grinchee, thanks for the caring comments from my fives and tens...who are probably down to twos and twopointfives, but still - you're here for me and I really appreciate it.)

I'm not the best cheery, holidayish kind of gal. I'm mostly the stalking-through-the-mall-after-work-in-heels kind of non-christmassy doing the supermarket sweep slapping down the credit card grumbling churlish girl, and this year is no exception.

After traveling a full eight weeks from Oct. 17 - Dec. 11 for work....after going through the heels on two sets of black shoes.....after going through 14 pairs of tights and pantyhose (yes I still wear p.h., don't judge - my mind is 24 but my legs are...well...not..)....after unpacking and repacking in two countries, 13 states, 16 cities and just as many hotel rooms....after H1N1 and a respiratory infection....after planning and providing a 5-yr-old birthday party, an Oktoberfest fete, 5 national sales meetings, 2 international meetings and the holiday party for my entire staff at my house........I'm back, and trying to get caught up.

Without complaining, right karma gods? :)

And flat-out exhausted. And don't really want to be holiday girl. I want to be 20 pounds thinner (notice the travel handles under my red suit there ) spend the next 14 days basking in the sun somewhere - somewhere I don't have to pack! - reading books don't care where girl.

But noooooo... the holidays get here whether we want them to or not, and so there I was this morning, maneuvering through Target and Best Buy and Barnes and Noble...and darn it! People were being nice to each other - all "no, you first"ing, and "please, after you"ing, and cheerfully "excuse me"ing all over the place. I saw two people from a fender bender hug for goodness' sake. And all the smiling smiling smilingsmiling..sheesh!

Stop it people! Don't you know that we're in a recession and a war with no healthcare reform yet? Haven't you seen the news?? Can't you tell that we're supposed to be mindlessly buying up merchandise and overspending and overleveraging?? What's with all the nicey, retro, comfy food, watch your money, get to know your families and neighbors stuff?

What happened while I was breathing all that stuffy airplane air?

Please, someone - quick, say something snarky.
Confused in Carolina

PS - I missed you too, my friends - I'll be commenting like mad on all your bloggies soon!


diane said...

Yippee! I'm first, nananana boo boo!
uh.....I forgot my comment.

cool, word ver is comet.

glad you're back. :)

w said...

idk who's worse. grinch with his whiskery freckles or those people in whoville with their puffed cheeks and hamster like teeth.

man. that sounded all scroogy.

did you bring me any soaps from the hotels? i like those.

i'm impressed with your frankness on the pantyhose situation. mainly because i haven't worn any since 1992.

merry christmas! and as promised - because you updated. fa. (that's the other part of the christmas song.)

Green-Eyed Momster said...

I'm so glad you're back! I don't know where to start. Your life sounds kind of glamorous to me since you work and walk around the malls in heals. I feel like I'm in a different world. An unemployed world with only grocery stores as a shopping option.
I've noticed that people are nicer. Even when I hit that guy and knocked him off his bike with my car, he said that he wouldn't sue me and I hugged him.

I'm not feeling Christmas this year. I've only given gifts that were previously my possessions and I've done a whole lot of re-gifting. I'm not proud of it.

Merry Christmas to you and yours from all of us.
Hugs and love,

Insanitykim said...

Man, I think that is the longest comment winn has ever left anyone; just for that you should feel extra Holiday specialness.

Pantyhose are awesome. I wear them with open-toed shoes too...psh. I'm awesome too so who cares.

See ya at the cool table!

Amber Dawn said...

I guess we all have had a little yule tide blown up our arses. Merry Christmas Lu!!!!!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Welcome back Lulu, soooo glad you are healthy again!

You must have racked up major frequent flyer miles after all the traveling. I hope you can take advantage of them in early 2010 for some much needed rest. You definitely deserve it!

Hope things settle down for you and you can enjoy a little of the holidays. If not, come hang out with me-- I'm tired of the holidays already too :-)

Love you,