Spin Cycle: It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Or is it?

 

I think a lot of it simply depends on how your life is going at the moment that season begins.  Last year I would have said that it most certainly wasn’t.  My kids and I were alone for the holiday since my parents were visiting my brother and his family in Houston.  So, we didn’t have our traditional Christmas dinner or anything like that.  Also, our cat was attacked on Christmas Eve by some animal that managed to get under our deck and he had half of his paw ripped off.  That definitely put a damper on the festivities.

This year looks like it will be better.  We are having our celebration later than traditional because my brother and his family will be in Wisconsin on Christmas.  But, we will all be together this year.  There will be a traditional dinner and presents and such.  So, barring any disasters, it may very well be one of the best Christmases we’ve had in a while.

I will say, however, that I believe the commercialization of the holiday does detract from the overall enjoyment.  I wish companies would go back to the traditional way of doing things.  And something seriously needs to be done about the outrageousness of Black Friday.  I think it is insane that people get injured or killed while shopping.  It’s not worth it.

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Spin Cycle: Dear Santa

Dear Santa,

My friends say that I am too obsessed with Doctor Who, so I’m not allowed to ask them for anything Doctor Who related this year.  Do you think it’s possible to be too obsessed with such a show?  I don’t think so, but, just in case you agree with them, I won’t ask you for anything Doctor Who related as well this year.  So, without further ado, here is my list:

  1. Tell Steven Moffat to get off his bum and write all the future episodes of Sherlock at once and produce them together so we don’t have to wait two years in between seasons ever again.  Thank you.  I’m sure he will listen to you even if he doesn’t listen to fans of the show.
  2. Can you give Benedict Cumberbatch my phone number and let him know that I would be very interested in going on a date with him?  I know I’m not anything like his famous girlfriends, but I think I can offer him something that they can’t:  reality.
  3. Can you convince Moffat to have Sherlock and Watson at least kiss at some point?  It would be great if they end up in a relationship, but I know many of the fans of the show would just absolutely love it if they would just kiss at least once.
  4. Okay, onto unselfish things, please check to make sure that I haven’t forgotten anything on my children’s wish list this year.  Let me know if I have.
  5. Please help aid world peace and ease world hunger.

I think that’s it this year.  See, nothing Doctor Who related.  I managed to do it.  I hope all is well with you and yours.  Please tell Mrs. Claus that she has one hell of a husband.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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California Dreamin’

This Week on the Spin Cycle: 12/2 – 12/8

What’s the weather like in your neck of the woods? Leaves brown? Sky gray? Ice? Snow?

Are you dreaming of some place where it’s safe and warm? Let’s hear about it!

Or maybe you like it when it’s brown and gray. Is this what you’ve been dreaming about all year?

Write your spin on California Dreamin’. Post it. Link it hear any time this week.

Come back on Friday for my spin on California Dreamin’.

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I’m a Yankee currently living the in the Heart of Texas.  It’s hard for me to get into the Christmas spirit because of the extreme difference in weather.  Where I used to live it wouldn’t be unusual for us to already have snow on the ground at this time of the year.  Here it is 70 degrees and sunny.  It’s beautiful and I absolutely love it.  I hate the snow.  I absolutely loathe being cold all the time.  I don’t like driving in the mess or anything about the snow.  But, I must admit, that it is throwing me off that there will be no snow for Christmas where I live.

Of course, if I had a choice, I’d probably be on a cruise somewhere fabulous drinking margaritas by the pool for Christmas.  But, alas, such is not my life.

Lead me not into Temptation

SpinCycle Prompt:

Temptation: As in “lead us not into…”

What are your greatest temptations? Are we talking sex, drugs and rock and roll? Or just a half-gallon of Rocky Road?

Can you resist temptation? Or are you weak? What temptations are irresistible?

 

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There are so many temptations in my life:  Cigarettes, Dr. Pepper, Doctor Who, an occasional nice glass of Merlot, and kissing my boyfriend if we were ever in the same state at the same time.  All these temptations are irresistible to me, though I am hoping to break free of one of them by the beginning of next year.  I don’t bother trying to resist the rest of them.  Why resist?  These aren’t temptations that really cause any harm to anyone.  An occasional glass of Merlot isn’t the same as getting drunk on a regular basis, for instance.

“All things in moderation” is my motto.  That’s not to say that someone should go out and use illicit drugs even if it is in moderation.  If it’s even remotely possible that it will kill you, I’d say you should probably avoid it.

Second Blooming