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I used to love to send out Christmas cards- I sent them to my family, some of my friends it was fun.

I liked to pick out cards that sort of showed where I was at- was I feeling Victorian and old fashioned that year? Was I thinking about Snow? Was I sending simple basic cards because I had spent time trying to simplify my life ( oh, ha, ha, ha that is always good for about five minutes here and there over the year)

Then it got complicated.

I started to get E-Cards and then I got the animated cards and then I got things on my FB Wall that danced and sang and rolled their eyes around and snowed all over the place.

I managed to learn some ’emoji” but I hated the e-cards because IF I could get them to work they were full of advertisements- which is like getting junk mail that lives forever and I don’t know about you but I hate junk mail.

Especially Zombie Junk mail.

As a rule, I hate Zombies in ALL of their forms- nasty things.

I dirgress- my point is  you can’t hang e-cards up or put them on tables or next to trays of cookies or on your mantelpiece.

It is very sad.

Holiday Cards have passed out of style I guess.

I still send a few cards out- but I wonder if anyone really cares about them anymore or if after they open them they just stand there with it in their hand and wonder what to do with it because who gets mail with stamps on them anymore?

Christmas is supposed to be about wishes and hopes and dreams and here is one of mine:

I hope that one day getting Christmas cards is part of the holiday fun again- and that they are attached to boxes of cookies and homemade candy.

Something’s can’t be sent as an attachment through email.

And in my opinion they shouldn’t be because where is the fun in that?

 

Christmas Special (2017 ) Writing Prompt #5

Christmas Cards

Christmas Knives and Fiji Mermaids

 

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I have asked for some strange things for Christmas- Fiji Mermaids, Body Parts in Jars, one year I even asked for one of those Mutant Alien Babies with the pointy teeth and big eyes.

Nobody laughed and more or less, I got what I asked for.

One year I got practical and I asked for a new set of Gourmet Kitchen Knives and my family said, ” No really, what do you want for real?”

” Really. I want knives.” I said.

” Like scalpels or …”

” I have those. I have those coming out of my ears. I want new knives for the kitchen.”

” Oh Anita. You’re so funny.”

The Shrunken Heads showed up that year- but I did not find a single knife- and by Santa’s Beard I needed them.

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This year though I have a tall order:

Photo L.S. Moscoso

Photo L.S. Moscoso

Just in case you’re curious- its in Mexico and you can find it in the Pet Supply Section.

I also asked for a set of kitchen knives.

So it’s a sure thing that this amazing Horse and Rider in Bones is as good as mine and it will be:

THE BEST PRESENT EVER.

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I Solemnly Swear

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For 2017 I resolve to:

Write more.

Eat more cupcakes that involve bacon.

Explore a ghost town or two or three

Eat cupcakes that involve bacon and extra frosting.

Wait up

I’m not done yet.

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I also resolve to:

Learn Belly Dancing

Eat cupcakes that involve bacon, extra frosting and a side of Lavender Flavored Gelato.

I also want to write a poem about love that does not involve rotting corpses and empty graves-wait,  that’s a maybe. Come to think of it. It ain’t happening so-

I will eat more cupcakes that involve bacon, extra frosting, a side of Lavender Flavored Gelato and Pixie Sticks…with a bacon chaser.

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I don’t know about you- but I know for a fact that 2017 is going to be sweet

and

bacony.

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