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Peach State says: Halfway Through the Holidays…I Need a Nap!

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With house full, well sort of, of Holiday Spirit and overflowing with used Kleenex, antibiotics, the companion “Quils” and Halls lozenges we want to say Merry Christmas from our house to yours.

It has been a busy month and a half and once again my military son flew home. Our son who lives 2 hours away came home to join in the festivities. I, sadly, find myself longing for routine. Any routine…I’m not picky! With everything, surrounding the move, hitting at about the same time we have not been able to settle in to a routine. Man oh man…We are only “Halfway Through the Holidays…I Need a Nap!”

Just a few more days of the Christmas decorations before they disappear for another year. And we usher in another year…

So…if I don’t make it back before New Years…”Happy New Year!!!

“May your cup runneth over with joy, love and laughter oh, and really fabulous coffee!”

Peach State

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Peach State says: Slow Down…It’s Not Even Halloween!

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School has been in session for almost two months and today is the last official day of “Fall Break”. My son and I have been watching the store shelves unfold the to be expected seasonal creepiness…but mixed in with the fall foliage and bags of dental anxiety is the oh so early signs of Christmas! “Come On!!! How many times do I need to say the same thing?”

Slow Down…It’s Not Even Halloween!

I guess this bring on the next holiday mentality is hitting me a little harder this year due in part to the multiple taped cardboard boxes filling the rooms on the main floor of my home! I cannot decorate yet…not until we move into our new home sometime the end of October. “I am going through seasonal decoration withdrawals!” What’s a girl to do? Grin and bear it…grind my teeth till my jaws ache in overwhelming agony! “Oh wait! Been there done that…another story!”

Can anyone explain why retailers insist upon initiating the Christmas holiday before the end of Septmeber? Don’t we have enough in our proverbial plates without the continuous reminders of how many shopping day remain until Christmas? Have I even started shopping? “Well I did find a perfect gift for my Military Son…and yes I bought it!” I can only hope I can find the box marked VIP Christmas 2014 when I get to the new house!

Perhaps the progressive march of the calendar is moving faster than I am ready to admit. So many differences this year as we head into the seasonal decorator’s paradise. With the three older boys no longer living at home and the expectations of change virtually doubled (or quadrupled) by moving;
it is easy to feel like I am moving at a turtle’s pace compared to most.

Hold on while I enjoy my pity party…

Okay…time to move one! Lots to do today and I need to move the laundry. Oh how I wish someone would drop by and wiggle their nose or blink everything into neat little snug boxes so that I could focus on the house work! The good news is the fact that with boxes everywhere I don’t have to vacuum or dust. “Well…not as much!”

I must confess…I have, in all my pre-planning of room arrangements, been trying to figure out where the Christmas Tree would go. Crud! Does this mean I am one of those way-too-early Christmas people? I hope not! Otherwise the fall candles I have in another specially marked box will not be enjoyed as they should.

Enough said…I am off to see how much I can pack away!!

“May your cup runneth over with joy, love and laughter oh, and really fabulous coffee!”

Peach State

Peach State says: HoHoHo…It’s Facebook Funnies!

20131226-084746.jpgThe tree, brightly lit, stands proudly with memory filled decorations filling the branches. The only difference is the barren space beneath the tree! Christmas was wonderful and family time was especially fulfilling this year…and now we start the countdown!
The countdown we have is not the traditional one but that discussion will be for another day…for now we will continue with the weekly countdown to this week’s countdown:

HoHoHo…It’s Facebook Funnies!

Remind You of Anyone Award:

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Blog Worthy Award Winner #1:

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Blog Worthy Award Winner #2:

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Straight-Jacket Award Winner:

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Our day has already been laid out so I must be off before my son’s Christmas $$$$$ burns a hole in his pocket!

“May your cup runneth over with joy, love and laughter oh, and really fabulous coffee!”

Peach State

Peach State says: Christmas Eve-Eve

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If you are celebrating Christmas then…you understand the inside joke of a cat in the tree! If you are a mom well…you are already tired and have a list organizing your other lists! Me…I have all the gifts wrapped and under the tree, pies are made, casseroles are prepared and ready to be baked…Oh crap! I just found my list for tomorrow. With that being said I had better get ready…feet up and time for closing my eyes for a second!

Before I leave you I have a gift from Grumpy Cat!

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“May your cup runneth over with joy, love and laughter oh, and really fabulous coffee!”

Peach State

Peach State says: The Cheer Me Up Facebook Funnies!

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With heaviness of heart and a tired spirit I am trying to find a smile…Let’s see if this will help brighten this tension filled world!

Non-Christmas Funnies:

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Blog Worthy Award Winner #1:

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Blog Worthy Award Winner #2:

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Straight-Jacket Award Winner:

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Christmas Funnies:

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20131219-124018.jpgI bet they are glad they didn’t have to get up and go to work!

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Speaking of tough…

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And my favorite Blog Worthy/Remind You of Anyone Award Winner:

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I wish you a wonderful day filled with smiles and humor!

“May your cup runneth over with joy, love and laughter oh, and really fabulous coffee!”

Peach State

Peach State says: Apologies…Facebook Funnies Have Arrived!

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I had to start today with my first Blog Worthy Award Winner!
I am presently working on my third oversized cup of coffee this chilly December morning and I am glad to report that my hubby made it out the door with a smile and no cross-sharp-toned-thoughts-or-words were present….this morning!
What a week! I am also glad to announce that all…”Did I say ALL of the Christmas Shopping was completed yesterday! And about that…I am so sorry that I was preoccupied and forgot to post my Funnies so without further adieu…

Apologies…Facebook Funnies Have Arrived!

The same theme seemed to radiate throughout many of my friends this week…just wait until you see:

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Ah…the holiday stresses are beginning to take their toll!

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This is so true!

Remind You of Anyone Award:

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What do you think of the new “Family Portrait”? James got braces…but you wouldn’t be able to see that! Did you like my new glasses…wait can’t see them either! The twins…they were actually going to smile! “Dang group texts!”

Alright…Relax and take a sip of…

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I can think of something else that would be great flowing out of that faucet….ESPRESSO!

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So I guess my 20 year old is once again “My Favorite”!

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Typically I can shower, dress, put on my make-up, fix a commuter cup of coffee, let the dog in and out, check Facebook …..etc all before my hubby can shower and get dressed. Can I get my medal now?

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Alright…I think this mom needs to call my friend’s plumber!

Next we will find the group of friends that are Whovians:

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Yep…that’s our little dance!

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And the ornament hanging right next to that one is a Sonic Screwdriver!

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Oh the places we will go!

The Whovian Award goes to:

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And there are some of you that read that with an scary high pitched mechanical voice….Didn’t you?

How about a few animals:

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I guess he is making his Christmas Wish List!

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And now you know how that special ornament was broken last year!

And a special Holiday Blog Worthy Award Winner:

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Will Santa grant that wish? The world may never know!

I once again apologize for the lateness but I hope you saw something that gave you a chuckle! Share a smile!

“May your cup runneth over with joy, love and laughter oh, and really fabulous coffee!”

Peach State

Peach State says: Facebook Funnies Turkey Leftovers

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Pandora is playing Seasonal Classics through the lower level of the house thanks, in part, to Bluetooth technological-capabilities my talent of pushing all of the right buttons! I am waiting for my youngest to crawl from his warm bed before taking the fall decorations down. Christmas will be assembled and placed throughout the house later…so while I wait I will share some of the Facebook Funnies Turkey Leftovers!

Let’s start with a definite winner…Blog Worthy Award Winner #1:

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Now that is a mom using her experience to help others!

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Family discussions around the table can be very lively…or just a repeat of the previous year!

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Yes…reading it quietly to yourself qualifies as a prayer!

How about some snickers from the Animal Kingdom…:

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Quickly moving along..

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Just a question…”The last time you said “Houston…we have _____!” did you ever get a response…yep, me either!

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“Hey…Is that my sweater?”

Remind You of Anyone Award:

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Put your hands down!

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How many of you are still in your PJ’s? All I have to say is it morning somewhere…right?

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Hehe…Haha…Hehe! ( breath)

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Well…don’t hurt yourself on my account!

How about some Christmas Funnies:

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Okay that will be quite enough!

And last but not least…The Straight-Jacket Award Winner:

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Don’t think about this or you could end up in a Straight-Jacket…hehe!

Share some humor and give a smile…

“May your cup runneth over with joy, love and laughter oh, and really fabulous coffee!”

Peach State

Peach State says: Oops!…The Mayan Calendar Said Today Was Facebook Funnies!

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Sooo…the Mayan Calendar did not predict “End Of the World” and it may have predicted the “End of Twinkies”… I can’t help but wonder how set in stone the calendar really is. I have to confess I may have translated it wrong…“Oops! The Mayan Calendar Said Today is Facebook Funnies!”

Christmas is over…well for the most part! :

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With a little more attitude please!

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I can see my boys setting this trap and then one grabbing Santa’s Sack and the other seeing if Santa is dead so he could put n the suit. Lol!

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My family slept in this year…no more jumping on the bed!

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I want to state, for the record, that I did not play with that dead-stinky-thang.. before wrapping it.

And last but not least:

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Christmas may be over but there is still a bit of Wintry Humor…

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And…
This week’s Blog Worthy Award Winner will help us get back to some type of normalcy!:

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Have a Great Day! “Oh Yea!” and Have a Happy New Year!

Peach State

Peach State says: Over The River and Through The Woods

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Today is the day…I load up 3 of the 4 boys and head south. It is not that long of a journey. It’s not really a journey at all. We will however go “Over The River and Through The Woods” to get to my parents home. It will a short trip (sadly) as we will come home later today.
As I have mentioned before…my siblings and I serve in many aspects of our individual church music ministries. We all need to be at our own churches for the Christmas Services.

I need to finish getting the boys ready… “You would think that 22, 19 and 12 year olds could do this…but!” A Mother’s Job Is Never Done! I will probably need to wrap my 22 year old’s gifts up for him because he needs to complete a watch. (He is a watch-maker and has to do a service on a customers’s watch!). So much still to do and where is the time going? Sorry! I don’t have time to answer that question!

I hope you travel well…Have a great day!

Peach State

Peach State says: Ho Ho Ho…It’s Facebook Funnies!

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What snow? Chilly yes…But no snow here!

Welcome to my Pre-Christmas status update! Well…not mine personally although I have shared a few. My friends have been very busy this past week as the anticipation of Christmas has almost reached a fever-pitched level. I hope you find something to make you chuckle and share.
“Ho Ho Ho…It’s Facebook Funnies!”

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Please refrain from agreeing with this…I might have too!

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I saw this picture and then as I was driving home one night I saw the same type Santa in a yard…the funny thing was the fact that it was pointed towards the neighbors house.

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Confession: I saw this shirt and took a pic. I then sent the pic to “Our Mutual Cat Loving Friend” with the caption ( What do you think? Choir Party?) HeHe…she though I should.

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“Honesty is the best policy….Mom said so!”

Cats and Christmas Trees:

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We humans have been known to outsmart the feline species on occasions.

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OOO…Pretty!

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“What? Can’t I enjoy the splendid beauty up close?”

Elf-on-the-shelf…:

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I would be tempted to believe this poor dog…look at those sad eyes…

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The caption to this status update was…”the Elf on the shelf tried to take my son’s Christmas Tree Cake and Minnie caught him…just in time!”

Aww…:

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“But it is Tacky Sweater Season!”

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Almost brought a tear to my eye…”I said almost!”

Christmas Carols Anyone?:

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This week I have 2 Blog Worthy Award Winners:
#1:

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I laughed and laughed…and I was not the only one!
#2:

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Dang cats…always blaming the poor innocent doggies! Lol!

Friendly Reminder!:
Let’s not forget the Mayan Calendar…12-21-2012:

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Practical Jokers in Early Civilizations!

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Can’t take it with you!

I am sure to have a few more Seasonal Funnies for next week…but for now I will say from my house to yours “Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!” Enjoy your time with families and friends…share some laughter and make wonderful memories. Have a great day!

Peach State