Saturday, December 15, 2007

Monday Mission- A Holiday List

The first thing I thought of when I heard the Monday Mission is to write a holiday list was this skit from Saturday Night Live.

A Holiday Wish .....Steve Martin

Steve Martin: If I had one wish that I could wish this holiday season, it would be for all the children of the world to join hands and sing together in the spirit of harmony and peace.
If I had two wishes that I could wish for this holiday season, the first would be for all the children of the world to join hands and sing in the spirit of harmony and peace.. and the second would be for $30 million a month to be given to me, tax-free in a Swiss bank account.

You know, if I had three wishes that I could make this holiday season, first, of course, would be for all the children to get together and sing.. the second would be for the $30 million every month to me.. and the third would be for all encompassing power over every living being thing in the entire universe.
And if I had four wishes that I could make this holiday season, first would be the crap about the kids.. second would be for the $30 million.. the third would be for all the power.. and the fourth would be to set aside one month each year for an extended 31-day orgasm, to be brought about slowly by Rosanna Arquette and that model Paulina somebody, I can't think of her name, of course my lovely wife could come, too. She's behind me 100% on this, I guarantee you. Wait a minute, maybe that sex thing should be the first wish! So, if I made that the first wish, because, you know, it could all go boom tomorrow, and then what have you got? No, no.. the kids singing would be great, that would be nice. No, no, who am I kidding! I mean, they're not gonna be able to get all those kids together! I mean, the logistics of the thing is impossible! It's more trouble than it's worth!
So, we reorganize: here we go. First, the sex - we go with that; second, the money. No! We go with the power second, then the money, and then the kids. Oh, wait, oh geez! I forgot about revenge against my enemies! Okay.. revenge against all my enemies, they should die like pigs in Hell! That would be the fourth wish! And of course, my fifth wish would be for all the children of the world to join hands and sing in the spirit of peace and harmony. Thank you, everybody.


I love that one. Steve Martin is hilarious. I wish I could have gotten the video clip for that, but apparently YouTube doesn't have it anymore. :(

While I have visions of...

(my black boots are BEYOND worn and I must have new ones)

(this should be in brown)

(the sweater, not the girl)
(I'm pretty sure I'd wear a cami underneath, not that I have cleavage like that anyway)(I love these pajamas, although I'm positive I will never kneel like that while wearing them)

(I swear I ask for pajamas and slippers every Christmas)

dancing through my head, I thought I would make a list of miracles that I have been fortunate enough to witness since last Christmas. There are so many things I could wish for this Christmas and my list could go on and on, but I really do have everything I need. God has been working overtime for my family this year, and I am truly grateful.

1- Two years ago at Christmas my mom was diagnosed with end stage multiple myeloma. She was not expected to make it 4 months. Not only did she make it past 4 months but she is still here, doing amazingly well, and you would never guess she has cancer. Her cell counts are down to normal and she feels great. She is a true miracle.

2- I was completely shocked when I found out that I was not only pregnant again, but that I was having my third boy. Not only were we not trying to get pregnant, we were actively trying NOT to get pregnant. Each life is a miracle, and I can not imagine not having this little angel with me everyday. It is just another example of how God always knows far better than I what I need and want.

3- My sister, a single mom of three girls on very limited means, bought a house last month. Not only did she find a fabulous house in her price range, but she is 3 houses away from our parents, half a block from our brother, and 5 blocks away from us. Her girls only have to walk one block to get to school and back. It is truly a miracle that it all worked out at the perfect time, for the perfect amount of money, in the perfect location. After living halfway across the country for years she is now surrounded by family willing and able to lend a hand anytime she needs us. I am so happy for her.

4- My brother had been struggling with depression for the last few years, and after loosing his job he became so depressed he almost lost his life as well. This past spring he moved back home with my parents. While I was concerned how my mom would be able to take care of my dad and my brother it has turned out to be a miracle in disguise. When my mom is really struggling with my dad my brother is always there to lend a hand. He found a job, and is getting himself healthy again. It is a constant struggle, but he is doing so much better than this time last year. It is a miracle he is here with us today.

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the dragonfly said...

Wow, that's a hefty miracle list for one year!!

Brittany - 4 little MEN said...

God is SO GREAT! That is so wonderful you all live so close.

love the list... mainly the comments below the pictures. Ha!

have a great day!

Brittany said...

Oh girl. We have the same tastes! Let's go shopping!! lol

You have such a great list of blessings. :)

Chrissy said...

I'm so glad that your family is doing well. What a blessing it must be for your sister to be so close.

Those boots! I wanted them for a year, and I finally just bought them for myself, and I swear, I've worn them every Sunday since. They're awesome!

SusieJ said...

I love STeve Martin! I'm sad it's not on you tube!! Hope someone finds your list!!

Family Adventure said...

Wow, Kathryn. You have so much to be thankful for!


Julie Pippert said...

Look at your lovely list of miracles. How beautiful and wonderful.

And black boots and slippers are a're worth it. :)

Now buy the world a coke and thanks for the Steve Martin laugh.

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AnGlOpHiLe FoOtBaLl FaNaTiC said...

I agree with God knowing what to do. I'm so glad your whole family is home and near. That's a TRUE blessing.

Oh, and not the "real" super bowl. The FF one for our group. Did you read the SI article on Brett last week?

Kellan said...

I love Steve Martin too!!! ANd, these are 4 wonderful things to truly be thankful for - I am glad for you and your family. Take care, Kathryn. See ya. Kellan

OHmommy said...

Kathryn - what a lovely list to be thankful for. How great for your sister to be so close to family and that your mom is well. You have such a great family.

Oh and ... you have such great style. I love the boots. HAWT! Wait until the boys are older and you pull those on infront of their friends. Heehee... can you picture it? I can!

painted maypole said...

ok... you had me laughing and then crying.

and those boots? totally on my list, too.

Jen M. said...

Shut Up that list is hilarious. HILARIOUS.

Beck said...

THat list of miracles is a wonderful one. I'm so happy that you still have your mother.
I DO get pajamas every Christmas - we all get a pair on Christmas Eve! It makes Christmas morning photographs MUCH more attractive.

Anonymous said...

What a nice take on a holiday list. Much better than gimme, gimme, gimme. Although S. Martin was pretty funny.

Emily R

Wright said...

What a year!

May the blessings of this Holiday season be with you now and throughout the new year!


jewelgirl said...

Sorry not moving.
If we do move someday it will be out in the country. I miss it soooo much. I love nature, I am so lucky to have a little garden to keep me close to nature. Yes, I
like the weeds too!

girlymom said...

It sounds like you have a very strong family that sticks together, what a blessing! I hope for good health for you and your family in the New Year.

Words To Live By

Be grateful for each new day.
A new day that you have never lived before.
Twenty-four new, fresh, unexplored hours to use usefully and profitably.
We can squander, neglect, or use them.
Life will be richer or poorer by the way we use today.
Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day.
You shall begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be
encumbered with your old nonsense.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson