Monday, December 17, 2007

Monday Morning Blues

Today I'm Garfield. I'm despising Mondays these days. Somehow, it's so hard to get the kids started with school and the house is always a gigantic mess. The house was clean last night. It's a mess this morning. Darn trolls.

I could clean it, but, alas, I'm still in my pajamas. That means I can't clean it (duh). I wanted to try to go to Kohl's and the thrift store this morning, but now chances are pretty slim for a shopping trip. The baby is very whiny today and he NEEDS a nap. After lunch. He was sick this weekend. I guess he's technically still sick today since he woke up at 4:00 AM with fever, but he's fever-free this morning. Saturday was a vomit day, which is my favorite part of being a mother. Between vomiting I wrapped Christmas presents and watched White Christmas with Missy. I do love to wrap presents. And I love to watch White Christmas. And I love Missy. It made the vomiting not so bad. Although, White Christmas does drive me a little bit crazy. Rosemary Clooney is such a four-year old in the movie. I just want to say to her "Now, Rosemary, why don't you sit down and talk to Bing and let him know what you're upset about? It's really unwise to just leave Vermont and go to New York to sing in that fancy night club without telling anybody just because you're mad. You know you had such a good time singing that "Count Your Blessings" song and dancing with him in the "Mandy" minstril number. Let's just rethink your bitterness and think about what you're doing." If you've never seen White Christmas, then I'm sorry you don't know what I'm talking about. What am I talking about? Everybody has seen White Christmas. If you haven't then I'm giving you an open-mouthed stare. :O You must see it. I wanted to marry Danny Kaye when I was a little girl. He's very funny. And I adore watching Vera Ellen dance. I can dance like her. Well, I want to. She was anorexic, you know. I found that out when I was a teenager. I especially like her dancing in the "Choreography" number. It's my favorite song in the whole movie. Good grief, her feet just fly. And the muscles in her legs are unbelievable. I wanted to be her when I was 10. Kristi (my sister) and I used to take turns dancing to the songs in the movie when we were little. And probably when we were too old to be doing that. Watch it. Let Rosemary Clooney drive you crazy. It's a nice Christmasy movie.

Quinn and I watched "A Christmas Carol" this weekend. The boys and I went to see it at the BJCC's Children's Theatre last Thursday, too. It's my favorite story by Dickens. Well, perhaps I should say, the only story I've finished reading by Dickens. He intrigues me. When he was a little boy, he was abandoned by his family because they had to go to a debt work house (a place families had to go when they owed too much money) and he was old enough to work in a factory. I think he was 10 years old. He lived by himself for three months and went to work in a factory "glueing labels on bottles of black goo". This time in his life so dramatically left an impression on him that he would constantly include a character of this type in all of his books. Knowing about that makes him more real to me. I want to read more stuff by Dickens now.

Well, I've wasted forty-five minutes now on this very important post. If you haven't watched the White Christmas links yet, WATCH THEM NOW.
If you want to, of course. I don't want to be too pushy. It's not like me to do that. Watch them now, please. Thanks.

I'm so needy.

16 comments:

Missy said...

This post is cracking me up.
We seem to all have the rambles lately. (well except for Crissy and the other Kim who are always very well spoken) But I ramble a lot.
So far none of us have been vomiting. Yes, I know, I was very brave to stay at your house with sick child. It was a trap...and evil White Christmas trap.

You are very good at your linking post. I need to learn to do that. You are my blog idol.

Kim said...

I will enjoy being your blog idol. Just don't go to Virge's site. Also, I realized after I posted I figured I could make several other White Christmas links and so the total it took me to do that was: Forever. It is now 12:15 and I started blogging at 10AM. Why do I hate Mondays? I always have this feeling I don't anything done. I wonder why.

michelle said...

I would love to see you dance like Rosemary! Also, I think you would be the BEST angry dancer in the whole world.

Speaking of dancing...do you remember that time we were at Randy Webb's house and you spun me around and my earring flew out of my ear onto his parents bed? Then when they got home it looked weird that my earring was on his parents bed. That was SO embarrassing.

Kim said...

I totally forgot that! How fun! That was a weird night, if I remember correctly.

Ginger said...

No,I've never seen White Christmas. I don't know why this would surprise you about me! But we watched part of the links-at the choreography one, Ansley saw the lady dancing and said "She's beaubiful!"I love rambling blogs, they are the most fun!

heather said...

Never seen it. My Mom was very weird about TV when I was young. We never got to see any of the animated Christmas shows either. We actually didn't have a TV for a long time. Maybe that explains the big TV I must be making up for my lost TV youth.

The Heltons said...

Hey, kiddo, thanks for your lovely Christmas card/picture. We always enjoy moments in time that are captured like that. :)

Melissa said...

I want to watch White Christmas now, but only with you. Kim, you are leaving me in stitches tonight. But I so desperately needed it.

Amy said...

Never seen it! But we are going to the Capitol theatre next weekend to see It's A Wonderful Life".
Hey, I'm glad to know that you too are having trouble focusing on school right now...we are ready for a break!

Kimmi said...

Neediness is part of your charm. :D I LOVE WHITE CHRISTMAS!!! Bing Crosby is one of my fave singers, and Danny Kaye is one of my fave comedians. I love old musicals and comedies. That's when they knew how to make movies. All the sexiness was subtle innuendo, instead of naked people everywhere. Very cool writing.

Marsha said...

Ah...Rosemary Clooney...what a dear. I love her voice. It's such a great match up for Bing.

IF my precious grandchildren get sick, thanks a lot! Rarely do they get to come up here when someone is not sick. We especially can't have the vomits because of our water problem here.

Thanks your the great Christmas picture. The fam looks so great together. No one would ever know you're OCD.

Londyn said...

As I am an admitted Christmas fanatic, I am in love with this post. White Christmas and A Christmas Carol are some of my favorites!

I may watch them tonight!

Texas Aggie in Florida said...

Never seen White Christmas. Hate Christmas movies. Bah Humbug!

Actually, I'm just not a movie person at all. I can't sit still long enough to watch movies. They bore me silly!

Missy said...

My heart is saddened by all the people in the world that have never seen White Christmas.
If they ever start selling it a the dollar store, I am going to go buy a copy for everyone in the world that has never seen it!

MattD said...

Gotta love Bing...it's an American icon....everybody has seen White Christmas...bunch of communitsts!..just kidding..

Rachel Garcia said...

okay kim.. hold your mouth for this one...

I have never seen White Christmas.. I shall rent it soon. just so that you don't think im weird. its that people pleasing thing..

there are a lot of "classics" i havent seen. My family was the one that thought classics were "national lampoon's christmas vacation."

sorry