.....they all create this haze...it's too many things to get done, and I'm running out of days....
Ha, imagine my surprise, singing along the other day to this and having an 'a-ha' moment. They could be singing about me....
Eh, it'll get done when it gets done. <shrug>
I'm past stressing about it, I stress every year, and still, the cookies get baked, the tamales get made, the presents get bought and wrapped, everyone has a good time. No worries. (Just call me Alfred E.)
Who needs sleep anyway?
Time for the Six...
Saturday Six - Episode 87
1. You're producing a school program for the holidays and you learn that there will be major objections if you include in your musical selections the traditional Christmas hymns that reference the "true meaning of Christmas." Assuming that there are secular tunes (like "Frosty the Snowman") already included in the program, what do you do with the hymns? Do you allow them to go as is, do you use the melody and rewrite the words, do you include as many pieces of music from other religions as possible, or do you remove all but the secular songs?
You can't make everyone happy all the time. Someone will object, whether it's because their cocoa is too hot, or because Britney Jr (but she's so talented!) is not singing in the front row. Embrace diversity--include some from other religions/cultures, and hope that everyone pronounces "Kwanzaa", "Feliz Navidad", and "Hanukkah" with a minimum amount of spray. Call it "Merry Kwanidadukkah: The Musical."
2. What percentage of your Christmas shopping is done at this point? When do you expect to have it finished if you haven't already finished?
Hahahahahahaha....ahem. 40%, and I'm being generous. It'll be done in time, I just have no idea when, and I kinda like doing it late.
3. What was your favorite board game to play as a kid? Is it still your favorite now?
Loteria. It's Mexican bingo, with little pictures and Spanish names for them. There are little stories attached to the pictures, and half the fun of playing was hearing the stories. We'd use pennies or pinto beans for markers, and my Nana or Tia Elena would call out the names. Even Mr W, whitebread boy that he is, could follow along. My favorite? El Diablito--porque el diablo nunca duerme. Haven't played in a while...hmm. Wonder where Nana hid the cards???
4. Take this quiz (if you haven't already!): What famous artist should paint your portrait?
Oh, I love this:
Salvador Dali should paint your portrait. You love to think about the world in a different way then everyone else. You are very ambitious, and you like strange things. You are curious about everything and love to learn.
5. How accurate is this quiz's description of you?
Accurate, although I don't feel very ambitious. Ambitious is for yuppies and politicians. I do like strange things (I won't name any names) and love to learn. And my life can be surreal on an hourly basis sometimes. (Anytime you can be holding a phone conversation, and a toddler clad only in socks will run through the room chasing the cat, during which your teenage love interest in adult form walks in the door and says "Hi, honey, I'm home" is surreal.)
6. If you could go back in time and have one more picture taken with a deceased loved one, who would you select and why?
I'll get back to you on this one.