Saturday, December 01, 2007

Happy Holidaze

Cringer says, "Merry Hogmas!" The scorpions don't really "do" posing for holiday photos, so don't hold your breath on that one! And, if you're super duper lucky, David and I might get a new holiday photo done. . . . . we'll see how photogenic David and I are feeling.

So it's that commercial time of year again. Don't get me wrong--I LOVE the holiday time. Christmas, Yule, Chanukah, None-of-the-above-, whatever holiday you celebrate. I say happy holidaze because that is what I am in right now, a daze. I love the lights, getting together with friends and family, and the generosity this time of year brings out in people.

What I don't love is the commercialism. We're barely out of Halloween and winter holiday decorations are going up in stores, seemingly passing over Thanksgiving (which, if you didn't know, is pretty much a made up holiday).


I went to a fun holiday party last night. It was so nice to get out and see non-toxic people. I work with some very toxic people. People who are never happy. People who have to constantly complain. People who can't, no matter what, make the best of even the worst situation. This is a pet peeve of mine. Life is, REALLY, what you make of it. We all have BAD things happen. So many of my friends have had been delt a bad card in life. But--like it or lump it, life is what you make of it. One can choose to make the bad a learning experience and move on or one can dwell on it over and over and over. Toxic people tend to spread their dislike of the world, themselves, or what ever their problem is to others.

These, unfortunately, are some of the staff I work with and/or supervise. And. . . .they work with children. You better believe the children can tell. They can sense it like I can sense a good piece of chocolate! It's like radar!!!!! Now, don't get me wrong here. We are all entitled to a bad day. We are entitled to be unhappy at times. We are entitled to sadness and grieving and the such. What we choose to do next and how we choose to live with those emotions is what determines if we will become toxic or not.

So, last night was great. It was great to be in a house full of people laughing and having a good time. Sharing food and conversation. It was fun and completely non-toxic!


Uncivil said...

Ha Ha!...The Cringer That Stole Christmas!LOL!!!! (Well...stolen from the Scorpions that is)

I know what you mean about the "toxic" people. It's a shame they work with children.

Got Snow?

Rachie-Babe said...

Hey Uncivil--

Yes we are getting snow right now. We are supposed to be getting quite the storm--check it out: Wausau Weather

Rick said...

Children are very intuitive. When a child likes me I feel good about myself.

Uncivil said...

Oh my Gawd it's cold where you guys live! It's in the 40's here tonight and should be back in the 60's tomorrow!

Tismee2 said...

Hi, Thanks for commenting on my blog. I totaly agree with your way of thinking and I too work with people who toxic as you call them (good word). I don't worry until something happens, life is for enjoying not worrying.
BTW - I loved my Lifedrive, fantastic for someone who wants a gadget that does lots of things. I have sold mine now as I got a smartphone instead but the new owner loves it too.
Wish we were getting snow!

Ms. Mamma said...

I'm glad you were there. You're really a positive just give off that vibe. XO

C said...

Great post, Rachie! BTW, just checking to see if you received the little package I sent you in the post. I sent it a few weeks ago, so you should have received it by now :)

If you have received it, what do your students think of it?

Rachie-Babe said...

Ms. Mamma--

You know I had a super time! My gift is hanging in my living room instead of my office. . . I just couldn't let it out of my house!


I didn't get it yet, but mail from Canada takes awhile. ;-)

Uncivil said...

Go here and click on the Hedgehogs tag under the picture!

Rachie-Babe said...


The link didn't work. Could you send it again?