No, I don’t have a nationally broadcast program on television. If I were a celebrity people would care about my thoughts. Heck, people would beg for my views. If I were famous (or even infamous) I’d have a publisher chasing me around waving a contract in his hand with a ghost writer close beside him. If I were a Wall Street type who had embezzled millions, even my family could get rich writing about how terrible I am and how innocent they are.
But I’m none of those things. I’m just a gal who likes to write. I enjoy commenting on some of the inspiring things I see and some of the absurdities I notice, hopefully with a little humor thrown into the mix.
But just for today I’m going to pretend that I am David Letterman. Stay with me now. I don’t have a team of humor writers or a camera on me though. I just have my thoughts, my blog and my faithful readers.
Dauna Easley’s Top Ten Things I Dread about the Holidays
#10 Dragging all the tubs full of Christmas decorations up from the basement.
#9 Watching my bank account balance plummet.
#8 Stores that make me shop at midnight on the day I’ve prepared a family feast.
#7 Tangled Christmas lights, or worse, those that work just long enough to string them up.
#6 Greed. People who are jealous of another person’s gift.
#5 Being in charge of decorating, baking, mailing, shopping, wrapping, and cooking.
#4 Begging and then arguing with family members about helping.
#3 Commercials that run 500 times per day for a toy every kid wants but is unavailable in stores.
#2 Impatient shoppers and rude store clerks. Bah humbug.
AND….the number one reason I dread Christmas….is…
#1 Taking down the decorations and dragging all those tubs back to the basement after all the fun is over.
Now…lest I seem like a total Grinch…keep reading
Dauna Easley’s Top Ten things I Love about the Holidays
#10 Repeating any family tradition and marking things off my to-do list.
#9 Sitting around the fireplace eating peppermint ice cream.
#8 Attending children’s Christmas plays and concerts-the younger the kids the greater the fun.
#7 An early unexpected snowfall, especially on Christmas Eve or while shopping.
#6 Driving around and looking at Christmas lights with family.
#5 Seeing our outside decorations complete…the effort, groaning, and arguments involved forgotten.
#4 Listening to Christmas music while baking cookies with children.
#3 Knowing I have the perfect gift for anyone. Watching their face as they open it.
#2 Remembering the reason for the season. Filling up with peace and gratitude.
And…the number one thing I LOVE about the holidays….is…
#1 The day after Christmas when all the work is done.