Sunday, December 11, 2005




CHRISTMAS
The approach of Christmas brings harrassment and dread to many excellent people. They have to buy a cart-load of presents, and they never know what to buy to hit the various tastes; they put in three weeks of hard and anxious work, and when Christmas morning comes they are so dissatisfied with the result, and so disappointed that they want to sit down and cry. Then they give thanks that Christmas comes but once a year.

- Following the Equator Mark Twain

23 comments:

mergrl said...

I love Mark Twain :0)


dreading shopping a bit Terry? LOL

tsduff said...

Screaming in outright terror is more like it! It is a new affliction, growing with each passing day. I think I need serious help.

mergrl said...

I think brandy may be the answer ROFL (it seems to work for everything else!)

deep breath Ter, in through the nose, out through the mouth...it will be ok :0)

Keshi said...

LOL I agree with Mr.Twain :)

Keshi.

tsduff said...

Well, brandy sounds fun - the fact is if I had some, shopping would be downright dangerous :-D

tsduff said...

Hi Keshi!

The wisdom of Mark Twain is right on! He is someone I would have loved to meet.

mergrl said...

LOL, I'm thinking that would be a perfect way to shop LOL

I can see it now, Christmas morning opening presents from Terry as she says "damn I don't remember buying that" LOL

tsduff said...

I'd also keel over with a heart attack upon looking at my credit card bill... hmmm, what was I thinking? John Barleycorn and I have a rough relationship :-D

mergrl said...

John Barleycorn and I have a rough relationship ROFL

I actually went grocery shopping one time after a late lunch with friends that included a lot of arm bending,I bought some of the most interesting things LOL Man that was a long time ago, I hadn't thought about that in ages LOL I think large amounts of ding dongs and doritos made it in my cart somehow LOL

tsduff said...

You are the nut... ding dongs and doritos - HA HA. With me it would probably be Stilton Cheese and Brie... you see I have more stuck up taste :-D

mergrl said...

this was in my 20's LOL who knows what it would be now, I'm much snootier now ROFL

volcanicsoul said...

Three weeks?,more like three hours for me on X-mas eve.As for the kids,they always thought the boxes were best,the bigger the better.gb

tsduff said...

You are up late Love

Anonymous said...

You know just another day in wonderful Flor-i-DA ,just waiting to call my sweetie at 10.or sooner ;-)

tsduff said...

Goodness - I thought you were sleeping sweetly on the floor all this time.

Anonymous said...

Dreaming of YOU :-}

tsduff said...

:-D You have always been in my dreams.

Autumn Storm said...

"you see I have more stuck up taste :-D
"I'm much snootier now"
Etc....
See what I miss, when I go to bed!

tsduff said...

ha ha - you don't miss it - just add to it! Now I'm off to bed - oh, and we forgot to decide what tropical island we're going to...

mergrl said...

Morning Terry, have a great monday!

Autumn Storm said...

Oh, gosh, decisions, decisions. :-)

Agnes Mitchell said...

Mark Twain was a genious.
Christmas doesn't bother me near as much as late January bills. Ugh. I just gave myself chills.

tsduff said...

Yes, the bills are almost as horrid as the Christmas crowds. They are both high on my list of things to avoid....