Yankee Belle


Christmas Edition - Getting To Know Your FRiends.

Okay, here's what you're supposed to do, copy, paste, and insert your answers. Don't be a SCROOGE!!!

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? wrapping paper - but if I am feeling lazy...bags.

2. Real tree or artificial? real - they smell holiday-icious!

3. When do you put up the tree? When hubby gets around to buying it.

4. When do you take the tree down? January. If you count the months last year's tree sat in our yard - 10 (October.

5. Do you like eggnog? I like some eggnog with my Southern Comfort

6. Favorite gift received as a child? My bikes

7. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes

8. Hardest person to buy for? Paw Paw

9. Easiest person to buy for? Myself.

10. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? A stuffed Tweety Bird. I was 12 and way past stuffed animals.

11. Mail or email Christmas cards? Mail only! I love holiday cards.

12. Favorite Christmas Movie? Home Alone.

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Several years it has been on Christmas Eve.

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? ummm...I plead the fifth.

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Home cooked Christmas meals. Did I already mention the eggnog with SoCo??

16. Clear lights or colored on the tree? Colored

17. Favorite Christmas song? Mariah Carey - All I Want For Xmas is you.

18. Travel for Christmas or stay at home? shoot...When am I not traveling...

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeers? I think I can.

20. Angel on the tree top or a star? An angel dressed in Santa's robes.

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Morning Only.

22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? buying for people just
because its the chrstmas season. Its so much better to buy something for
someone because you want to.

23. What I love most about Christmas? The decorations....and the presents. Oh...and the eggnog with SoCo. (At least I am honest.)

Is He Worth a Copy?

I borrowed a DVD Recorder from a friend. (Big shout outs to you MommaDrool!) I have several old VHS tapes that I want copied to dvds. While scouring through my stuff, I found a couple tapes that contain my previous life. I am now left pondering...

Is the X and that whole 'other' life worth burning onto a dvd???

For those of you who know me well, my answer is - as always when it comes to the X - a resounding 'HELL NO!' But I wonder, will I possibly want to view them in the future???

Mama! Don't Leave Me .

My first Pilates class was this morning. lil B was in the nursery. She seemed content. I was in the group room, literally about to make my FIRST ever pilates move, when suddenly from behind me I hear "Mama! DOn't leave me." Sure as shiat, my child had made her way into the exercise room. The music was pumping. She started dancing. Her eyes lit up like it was her birthday party. There was NO returning lil B to the nursery, no matter what I bribed her with. As she threw a wonderfully embarrassing 2 year old's tantrum, I collected my belongings and whisked her out the door.

In the car, lil B proceeded to tell me she wanted to play at home. "No more exercise." And then sang "Lollipop, lollipop..."

How Could Someone Not?

To validate my point when I am 100% sure of something, I always say "Trust me." It irritates the shiat out of hubby. (Maybe because I am always right. ha!)

This morning, lil B was informing me of something. She finished it with...

"Trust me mama."

I Partied Like a NYC Rock Star.

I had a Fun-tastic trip to NYC sans husband and child. It involved 5 days of drinking and other various activities, but mostly drinking. I have listed the highlights of my trip for your reading enjoyment...

Thursday night: Flew into LaGuardia. Drank wine. Ate damn good sushi.

Friday: Visited my cousin's 3rd grade class and read a book about Rosa Parks. Can you guess why? (85% of the class are immigrants. 2 of which just came from Dubai. One little girl is from Mexico and does not speak a word of english. HOWEVER, I was fascinating because I live in ALABAMA!) Ate sushi again. Went to a club on Long Island . Drank Beer. Danced with Goombahs who still still wear black t-shirts, black leather coats, and a GIANT gold cross. Did I mention they were all 4 feet tall?.

Saturday: Drove around the 'hood looking for familiar faces and only saw my friend's dad. Ate in a cave. Drank more wine. Called a friend for pot. (OMA - disregard that statement. It is joke. I don't smoke.) Went to the Marines' Ball. Drank wine. Text messaged hubby a dirty picture. Ruined his night because he thought I was at a male strip club on talent night. Left my camera at Novo.

Sunday: Did the walk of shame to retrieve my camera. Edwin knew it was mine because "the pictures were all of Caucasian girls." Ate damn good Spanish food. Drank Sangria. Returned to my new home away from home - Novo - to drink more wine.

Monday: Walked the city and took pictures of the Broadway show I never got to see. (Sulked over how close I was to becoming Jennifer Garner's new best friend.) Ate a delicious pastrami sandwich at the famous Stage Deli. Had enough pastrami left over to feed a third world country for a week. Bought some useless souvenir shiat for the 3,000th time. Returned to Novo for dinner. Got to see an old friend who doesn't smoke pot. Drank myself silly. (My cousin claims to have me on video.)

Tuesday: Woke up with my right arm beyond numb. Took cab BACK to LaGuardia. With an hour before my flight's departure, was told I had to fly out of Kennedy. Had Osama Bin Landen himself, rush me in a cab to JFK. Breezed through security with 10 minutes to spare. My flight was then 1 & 1/2 hours late taking off.

Now I am detoxing, and sadly craving more wine....

'Til we possibly meet again JG.

Celebrity In The Making...

I changed her diapers, and now I can legally have a glass of wine with her. And once when she was 10, she tried to drown me in the pool.

Love ya babe! Keep doing yo' thang!

Halloween Memories...

Mama's big girl.

Thank God it's over! My aching feet.