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10 Things About Papa

I have had quite a few great men in my life, but I wanted to share 10 things about my Papa.  Great at games, always ready with a smile, fun, dependable, and humble.

1. Hide and seek when you came home from work.

2. The doll house you built me.

3. Riding bikes with you and Nana around the neighborhood.

4. What’s your name?  Puddin’ tang.

5. Staying the weekend at your house.  And the whole summer.

6. Going to church together.  Signing us in.

7. Riding the tractor with you.

8. Being on stage when you were in the audience.

9. Your smile.

10. How much I knew you loved me.

I love you and I miss you still, Papa.

This post is linked up over at Monday Listicles.  The prompt?  Write about one of the men in your life.

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Holidays

The Simple Joys of Christmas

I spent time today out at the mall attempting to cross more people off my Christmas list.

I realized two things while I was out and about.

One – I loathe the mall and shopping with a dark, unreasoning passion.

Two – I miss the simple joys of Christmas.

Hope.

Love.

Faith.

Family.

Friends.

Peace.

Looking around at the stores, other people shopping, and excessive amounts of cheap and tacky gifts I was filled with a sense of how much goes to waste for this one day: wrapping paper, gift bags, money, time, overseas jobs, social connection, the soul of the holiday.

Suddenly, dazed, I felt weird about buying anything.  I walked out to my car wondering why this was hitting me so hard.  Is it the Christmas music before Veteran’s Day?  Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving?  How does this Christmas end up feeling not like the most joyous time of the year but instead more like the last, best hope for sucking money out of my wallet?

That is why this year everyone is getting coal.  Or a sock from Goodwill.  Your choice.  If you’re on my list I apologize in advance.

I hope for your sakes that I snap out of this Christmas funk soon.

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NaBloPoMo 2011, The Family That...

10 Things Your Husband (or Loved One) Longs To Hear

I have a great husband, but lately we have had a difficult road to hoe in keeping our communication open and our relationship positive.  There have been a lot of ups and downs.

I forget sometimes to tell him how awesome he really is.  So, here’s a list of the 10 Things Your Husband Longs to Hear.

  1. I’ve been thinking about you all day.
  2. What can I do for you today?
  3. What good thoughts (or prayer) can I send your way today?
  4. The best part of my day is when you come home.
  5. You are my most precious gift.
  6. You are so wonderful.
  7. You look so handsome today.
  8. I don’t feel complete without you.
  9. I will always love you.
  10. I trust your decisions.

Everyone wants to be appreciated.  Feel free to adapt it to any of the people you love in your life.  If you love them, share some of these phrases with them to let them know.

See you tomorrow!

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