22 December 2009

"Oldie" but "goodie"

I heard a Christmas song today that I remember from childhood.
The version I heard is of a little girl singing first, followed by a choir,
and then ending with the young girl.
It is sweet.
But mostly, the words are the desire of my heart
to reflect on this week, especially.

Maybe you'll remember it as you browse these lyrics:

Happy Birthday Jesus.
I'm so glad it's Christmas.
All the tinsel and lights,
and the presents are nice
but the real gift is you.

Happy birthday Jesus!
I'm so glad it's Christmas!
All the carols and bells
make the holiday swell
but it's all about you.

Happy birthday Jesus...Jesus I love you.


Happy Birthday Jesus!
I love you!

09 December 2009

Oh Dove, why did you have to change?

Nearly a year ago, I wrote a post about the messages on Dove candies.

I'm excited to report, this year Dove has a new candy
--peppermint bark with dark Dove chocolate.
They join the rank of favorite Christmas candy. Delicious. I love them.

I eagerly and carefully unwrapped my first one,
anticipating my "Dove promise" written on the inside of the foil.
I nearly choked and
spit up the chocolate (forgive me, people)
because the promises are now
Martha Stewart Holiday tips???? Really?
Here is one of the tips:
Parsnips and brussels sprouts are hearty seasonal sides. (I guess I learned it is brussels sprouts and not brussel sprouts.)

Really, Martha?
Really, Dove? That is a holiday promise I needed to know??

Some good things really don't need to change. Sigh.

I'll be back.
To share more significant things than
my feelings about Dove promises.

My Master's program final thesis
project paper is due in two days.

Some of my intentions for my "post-Grad school" time?
Read a book. Any book of my choice. Because I can. Because I want to.
Ooooooh, the luxury.

Finish wedding thank yous.
Yes. You may receive yours.

And Blog.
Oh to write for something other than an assignment.

Oh, AND, download photos. I have over 1200 on my little camera. Over 600 that I have not downloaded yet.

So...life will resume. And I'll be back.