Monday, December 22, 2008


I like going to a church where the youth can do a series of silly Christmas pageants where Mary gets to speak in hip-hop and sing opera, all while holding a black baby Jesus. After all those years of lily-white Caucasian babies in the manger, we could stand a few more black ones. (Incidentally, Mary was black too, but Joseph was white. Smile.)

I went to see Burn After Reading with my brother this weekend. What a hoot! Just the last 5 minutes alone is worth the price of the movie (especially if you go to the cheap theatre, like we did). But then again, the last 5 minutes wouldn’t be worth anything if it weren’t for the hour and a half before that.

Why oh WHY, after exercising regularly for almost a year, do I still feel fat and lazy and tired most of the time?

How could any one person, no matter how smart he is, be worth $54 million a year? ESPECIALLY when the company he’s running is busy taking a nosedive into the crapper?

I’d be happy if Christmas were over, and we could just settle into a nice quiet week of family time. Whatever the “Christmas spirit” is, I don’t seem to have any of it this year.


Karmyn R said...

I saw that article on the execs and gnashed my teeth - rolled my terrible eyes and growled as loud as I could - but I don't think anyone really heard me...if they did, they obviously didn't care.

In my nativity set Mary has blond hair and blue eyes. I always laugh because I wonder who designed it.

Judy said...

Heather - it's because you carry around the Spirit of Christmas all year. THAT is why it's impossible for you to crank out that fake variety!

Hope you get that quiet family time.

Liz said...

I hear you in the fat and lazy bit. I feel like I'm constantly trying to lose weight and exercise and I'm not having much luck. Have you had your thyroid checked lately? I did and I can't even use that as an excuse. Mine was fine.

Anvilcloud said...

I'm making the rounds to wish all of my blog friends a Merry Christmas!

Gina said...

I was going to suggest exactly what Liz did! It's just a simple blood test, and it will change your life if it is indeed your thyroid and they can help you.

And with that bit of free medical advice, Merry Christmas Heather, and to your beautiful family as well!

sarah said...

The Christmas pageant sounds so refreshing! I love it when things are mixed up a bit (since when can we put God 'in a box' anyway?).

Liz said...

Happy New Year to you and your family Heather!