Sunday, December 27, 2009

Cinnamon Toast and Tacos, Por Favor



I never what they were saying before but now I know. You know, those directions they give you in the beginning of the ride to keep you from flying out of the little boat into about 3 feet of water. Keep your arms and legs inside the boat at all times. Yada yada. They say them in Spanish and you would think I would understand what they are saying being as my parents speak Spanish and my grandparents did not speak English. Well, only a little anyways. It is amazing what two generations accomplish. Physicians, engineers, teachers.

My SIL, JuJuBeez, told me one day that all she ever heard listening to the Spanish instructions was, "Cinnamon toast and tacos, por favor." From my muy pequito Espanol, I think they are babbling about remain seated, please. But they could be saying take a hike for all I know.  

I only got my tree up a few days before Christmas, wrapped presents a few hours before they got ripped open, and once again did not send out a single card out. But I enjoyed every minute with family. My nephew, 7 years old, sang us some songs. I especially loved "I'm Getting Nuttin for Christmas."  Watched The Muppet Christmas Carol. Went to the Bonnie Hunt show where I jacked a pencil. Yes. I stole from Bonnie. I hope she comes hunting for me because she is so damn funny. They wanted us to fill out a slip giving our New Year's Resolutions. They even filmed one of my friends because she said she wanted to drink more wine, eat more chocolate. I kept the pencil. 

 Did you all have a Merry Christmas? I was going to spend New Year's Eve with my baby brother and his friends but I get to babysit my grandson. Yes!! He is part of my diabolical plan to lose weight by chasing him around. No, fat, lumpy grandma here. 

I went to the San Fernando Valley for Christmas to be with my folks. We saw the movie "Blind Side" on Christmas Day. Wow. What a movie. I loved it. Take a hankie with you when you go. Gotta love those gun-totin' Southern women. They thump their bibles and thick heads.  The line for Sherlock Holmes was horrendous and no way could my mom sit through almost three hours of Avatar. 



I usually don't do New Year's Resolutions because it will just another thing I don't accomplish yet again. This year though I think I'm going to have a few. Dual Mom, bless her black heart, and Think Tank Momma are challenging everyone to lose weight, so I will jumping on that wagon. Well, actually I will be hooking the bandwagon with a cane to catch it and then will leisurely climb on board, but I figure falling off will still be painful. 

I hope everyone's Christmas was joyous and I can't wait to hear about everyone's New Year's Eve debacles. 


I hope my grandson is not too much of a party animal.


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17 comments:

Secretia said...

I think we could all eat just celery for two weeks and that would do it.

Secretia

Happy Hour...Somewhere said...

Celery sticks? With ranch dressing, right? What a strange thing. Why would anyone eat a stick? Roughage is a good thing but not if it gives you splinters in your arse. I wonder how many celery sticks I would have to eat before I felt full?

Just Playin' said...

Secretia, We could try the celery thing but hmmmm....

Great post Kat! Sounds like a fun time all around. Yep I'll be joining the weight loss group too.

MaryRC said...

blind side was great! good luck with the band wagon, you can do it

Dual Mom said...

We'll have you leading the wagon Kat...you wait and see!!! I was in the shower today thinking about giving up chips, and McDonald's and uggghhh having to actually put my sneakers on and exercise and I just wanted to run for the hills. Why oh why do I open my big mouth??? Then I've read a few blogs (you're not the only one excited about this) and I'm totally inspired again to kick some fat ass! Oh there's no doubt we're all going to stumble and perhaps even fall, but hey....you've got all of us to kick your ass and get you on your feet again, right?

Chantel said...

Ok, so I laughed outloud at the spanish thing--in my previous life as a pastor's wife...WHOLE story there--but I wound up in Guatemala as a missionary. The only spanish I knew was "una cerveza fría por favor." Um...yeah. I could order a cold beer. I rocked.

So....secretia--you have clavicles I would die for. However, celery is from hell. Check out my recent holiday lessons:

http://splendorinaplasticworld.blogspot.com/

Kat--I will join your quest for thinner thighs...AFTER my birthday. (late Jan) Traditionally celebrated with a pound of brie and two bottles of wine. (chuckle) That leaves...4 months to slenderize, right?

xox

Aunt Juicebox said...

Yes, I'm sooo looking forward to the evil that will be diet and exercise starting Jan 2. God help us.

funderson said...

Love it! Might as well get on the bandwagon as all you're going to see on TV are weight loss commercials...ug...

Christiejolu said...

Sounds like a good time was had! Have fun with the Grandson! happy New Year!

Tattoos and Teething Rings said...

Have fun with your grandson, I expect to hear many funny stories!

ethelmaepotter! said...

Okay, I admit I watched the entire 9 minutes and 58 seconds of the Small World video...and I teared up! I am such a sucker for all things Disney. But I actually had no idea there was a holiday version of that ride.
I'm way ahead of y'all on the diet thing: my freezer is already loaded with Lean Cuisine and low fat Edy's ice cream...all left over from LAST YEAR'S resolution!

L said...

I am still thinking about my resolutions for the new year. Maybe try not to be so, um, "bitchy" when PMSing? Yeah, like that's going to ever happen. If I declare that as one of my resolutions, I mine as well throw myself on the ground this very instant, as I will surely fall off that wagon the first chance I get.

adrienzgirl said...

Yeah! Kat is gonna join the weight loss cause! Woo Hoo!

Laoch of Chicago said...

: )

Warm wishes for a happy new year.

Nezzy said...

I don't make resolutions. I just try to take a day at a time and be the best me I can be. Then if I blow it....tomorrow is a new day.

You have yourself a very Happy New Year!!! :o)

Menopausal New Mom said...

Yay!! Another jumping on (or crawling up onto) the bandwagon to lose some lard. I have 35 pounds to kiss goodbye and I'm joining up with Think Tank Mamma too. Wow, she is going for 100 pounds! Let's hope that by blogging and staying in touch, we can stay committed to our goals and be accountable.

Hope you have a Happy New Year! I'm looking forward to getting to know you!

Happy Hour...Somewhere said...

Thank you everyone~! I cannot wait to start the new year with a goal of getting healthy. Think Tank Momma has it right. I want to be healthy because that is the best goal~! I don't want to end up so debilitated that I cannot take care of myself.

I am writing a post on my grandson and one for my resolutions.

Happy New Year to everyone~!