Thursday, December 22, 2011

Truth Is Thursday! Christmas-style!

Truth Is: Twinkle lights hate me. I was trying to string some over the mantle last night and they kept falling off. We're talking Groundhog Day stuff here. Finally did conquer them. *no twinkle lights were harmed in the process*

Truth Is: I'm convinced there are certain people in this world who thrive on drama. Give them a peaceful, stress-free life and they'll be in hell until they can stir up some drama.

Truth Is: I have all my wrapping done...BEFORE Christmas Eve. Just kiss me under the mistletoe and call me Snowy Elf because this is quite an accomplishment for me.

Truth Is: Mom is always saying, "When you bring a hairy leg around..." Yep. Hairy Leg = her way of describing boyfriends. Please, future Man, don't be offended.  Have I mentioned we're a family of characters?

Truth Is: Um, finally told Dad about the broken hose-thing.  He had to try really hard to keep from laughing.

Dad: "Why wouldn't you tell me?"

Me: "Well, after the broken train with oozing battery gunk and the ridiculously loud buzzing broken ornament, I didn't think you'd be too thrilled at a broken vacuum-hose-thing."

Dad, unable to hide the smirk: "Where are the pieces?"

Me: "Follow me. They're just there." I picked them up and coyly held one piece in each hand.

Dad, now fully grinning: "It's fixable. Not a problem. Now, watch here, so you know how to fix it the next time you break it."

Ugh. He knows me so well.

Dad, fixing the hose thing: "It's easy. All you do is screw it in."

Ah. Well. Therein lies the problem. The last thing I would have thought to do was screw it.

I didn't say this out loud.


  1. I could show you mum a VERY hairy leg! Do you think she'd be shocked?

  2. I was laughing hard by the end :)

  3. Truth is....I love reading these!

  4. LMAO @"The last thing I would have thought to do was screw it." hahahaha. Ps...died a little laughing at Hairy Leg. :) I hope you have a very Merry Christmas, darling.

  5. I think that's your problem; you didn't screw it.

  6. If I were the man in your life, I'd shave my legs before meeting you mom.

    Your move, ma...

  7. HA! Screw it! That's very funny. I'm glad the hose was easily fixed. I lived with way too much drama when I was married. I'm so in love with peace that I whisper to my dogs. We love peace and quiet except when we bark at cats and the mail carrier. When I put lights on my mantle, I use some clear tape to hold them in place. I betcha wish you'd had me there while you were fighting with them. I betcha wish you had me there all the time. My adorability factor is currently through the roof, and I'm highly aware of it. I adore me. And you.


  8. GB: lol-I think she would have many questions for you, GB. Frankly, I'd love to see the two of you converse. lol

    Jay: *blushes* I'm so glad! :) I had to turn away when that thought fluttered across my mind while Dad demonstrated the fix. lol

    Barsola: :) Thank you, sweetie!

    Jewels: :) Mom has said she's nervous about calling a serious boyfriend a Hairy Leg. Honestly, I'd love to see that whole sequence unfold. lol

    I hope you all have a wonderful, beautiful Merry Christmas, sweetie. *Hugs*

    Eva: Indeed, it just might be. lol

    Lucy: :) I'm glad it brought the laughs. :)

    Lost: LOL--Okay, that is brilliant! I actually passed this to my mom and she totally laughed and said, "Love him!"

    LOLA: Your adorable factor is totally through the roof! And that's why you are so adored! *Hugs*

    J.Day: :D Honestly, the whole un-screwed thing follows me...even to broken vacuum-hose things. lol

  9. hahh thank god you didn't say that. Or else that convo woulda been headed towards the Worlds Most Awkward Father Daughter Moment of the Year.

  10. My ex's whole family clearly thrives on crazy stress. And this year they got the ultimate stress.

    I won't be answering my phone, so their stress won't be passed along in the holiday spirit of giving.

    A "hairy leg" huh? Tony's brother has no hair on his legs (below the calf) due to a hysterical hockey taped soccer shin guard incident in his teens. And he's quite a catch. :) Don't know why I felt I needed to share that.... but there it is. :)

  11. Lol! Btw, I gave you an award :)

  12. Julianna, Tony's brother? Is he nice? How old is he? Do you think he could cope with a mature, experienced woman? You have my phone number.


  13. Gia: LOL--I'm very glad my filter worked and I kept my mouth shut that time. lol Poor Dad would have been mortified. lol

    Julianna: Not answering your phone--Whoo-hoo! Way to go, you! That's the best way to handle that kind of holiday giving.

    Oh my! That sounds like a scene out of a movie! And, I'm quite glad you shared that fact, actually. :)

    Hazel: Thank you so much--I'll probably post them on Monday. What a great early Christmas present! :)

    LOLA: :)