Shannon Stacey

Tis the season for…

…zipping the liner in and out of the jacket every fifteen minutes as the weather changes. Snow. Fifty-five degrees. Hard frost in the morning, sixty at noon.

…Christmas-themed category romances. YES YES YES!!! This time every year it’s as though I’ve died and gone to reader heaven.

…watching the husband peruse weather reports, watching for enough snow to merit opening the snowmobile gates, and laughing at him when it’s sixty degrees.

…toy commercials and the commencement of the I WANT THAT, I WANT THAT, and I WANT THAT, TOO! The Short Kid is the poster child for advertisements.

…trying to convince the family pizza for Thanksgiving would be quirky and fun.

…trying on last year’s boots and finding the matches to the 9834 gloves in the basket. Here at Casa Stacey, it’s inexplicably the left hands that most often go missing.

…trying to pry out of the Tall Kid what he’d like for Christmas. While the Short Kid can fill a notebook in less than three hours, the Tall Kid struggles to come up with a long enough list to cover everybody who’ll ask me what he wants.

5 comments to “Tis the season for…”

  1. Karen Templeton
      · November 3rd, 2008 at 1:15 pm · Link

    Hey. Totally with you on the pizza for Thanksgiving thing. :thumb: And I have an in — #3 is a Domino’s delivery dude. We’re already up to 11 and that’s without the inevitable “Is it okay if [fill in the blank] comes, too…?” requests the day before. Orphans, we haz dem.

    Hate gloves. Almost as much as baby socks.

    Putting up the Christmas wish list in the next couple of days. And trying to not-so-subtly suggest to Kids With Money NOT to buy things like Wii Music and the new Guitar Hero so we have something to give them! :crazy:

  2. Shannon
      · November 3rd, 2008 at 2:11 pm · Link

    :gaah: My husband does that! I swear, every November he goes out and buys everything he wants or needs for himself.


  3. Rhonda
      · November 3rd, 2008 at 4:02 pm · Link

    My little one discovered the sales papers this weekend and has placed three request. That’s all she wants. Nothing else, nothing less… Dh says “You think she’ll remember?”

    My only comment is she put an “A” (which is the first letter of her name) on three very specific things I have no doubt she will be expecting these three items. I know the kid.

    & I tried yesterday to talk the family into going out for Chinese for Thanksgiving… SIL to be’s father is a Chinese chef. I thought we should just flock to his restaurant and be done… other people didn’t seem inclined (of course it’s in NO, but still!). Sigh.

  4. Annmarie
      · November 3rd, 2008 at 7:32 pm · Link

    I love the Christmas themed categories too. I am now buying Holly Jacobs thankyouverymuch! and she has a Christmas book!

    I am the person that buys what I want, when I want it. I don’t trust people to get what I want. I have good reason. Christmas 1998 when I received a Sherpa Hat. I am not a Sherpa. I WANTED books.

  5. Shannon
      · November 3rd, 2008 at 8:07 pm · Link

    The Short Kid wants to know if you still have that hat. :lol:

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