Miscellany Monday

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters

Listen Y'all......I would say I'm sorry but I just can't! I can't apologize that I am a freak for holiday music! I will listen 24/7 up until the day the my fav. radio station stops playing it....then I still have my own, ha! I will sing every.single.word.to.every.single.song. :) I even shed tears along the way......lots......lots.....

That's really my motto, not NIKEs :) I started running again yesterday. It was 4 weeks to the day that I rolled/sprang/screwed up my ankle. I ran 3 miles in 35 min. I was moving at snail pace. I was thankful though that I was able to run.....PAIN FREE. (well 85%) I am not a fast runner really anyway.

I am training for the New Orleans Rock N' Roll 1/2 Marathon...started today! I actaully am going to train for it and see where it takes me. I read today online that they JUST ADDED a 2 man (girl) team!! So, if your interested in running and don't think you can make the entire 13.1, you can split it. 8 & 5.1.  I am just undecided about running the entire race b/c the first/last 1/2 I ran, really put a hurtin on my body-not to mention a stress fractured foot! If your going to be there, please let me know!

Seriously though, just because I am in the South, we do NOT use that phrase...at least not in the FF&P household! I am getting all my shopping bought & wrappred. I refuse to waste away THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR stressing out on what to buy, racing from store to store fighting traffic & waiting in long lines.....I hate it, hate it, hate it! I want it all purchased & wrapped by the 1st. {God Willing} I want to be able to go to parties and tree lighting and sit by the fire & tree each night& watch Hallmark movies with my family. I want to sit back and reflect on the TRUE, REAL & ONLY meaning of CHRISTmas!

Aren't you really suppose to say GROW UP?
Why has my little boy become a man? I am so sad.
We celebreated his bday at his favorite mexican joint.
{he is his mothers child}
We came back home and he hasn't left the house excpet to run his sister somewhere, the entire weekend!!! How blessed are we that a 17 yr old would stay home with his family?

this is how I wish I could bottle them both up!!

Shannon over at Webbisodes & I have teamed up to host a weekly  "Home Tour Tuesday"! We will start tomorrow. This weeks topic is "What's cooking? Kitchen Decor and Holiday Recipe Swap" You need to get that kitchen decor looking fab {I know it already does!} and find a recipe to share. I think something we may want to try to Thanksgiving would be awesome!! {esp for me since I am cooking y'all!} Be sure to stop in and see Shannon, you'll love her!!
Be sure to grab our badge & link up tomorrow :)



  1. AWWWW! You have such great posts :) Great music link too!! Good for you on the running, that is awesome. An you can cry to me anytime about wanting to bottle up the past and cutie kids!! Have a great day dear XOXO, Kelly

  2. I loooove Christmas music too and listen to it on xm when i'm home alone (my husband isn't ready for it yet). And, I"m with you..."stop growing up" mine aren't teenagers yet but they have learned to talk back and argue ): Have a great Monday!

  3. I will try to remember the post for tomorrow...cooking tonight!

  4. Great Miscellany Monday. :)

    My kids are begging to turn on the Christmas music....I keep telling them to wait till the day after Thanksgiving. I'm not winning.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog as well.

    Have a wonderful Monday.

  5. great post... we love the christmas music in our house, too!

  6. Loved your miscellany! I love Christmas music too. I hope your run is awesome! I use to run every day 3+ miles but I haven't this year due to back issues :-( But hope run soon. Thanks for sharing your randomness!

  7. I'm so happy you were able to run again! That's great....looks like we're both mending well! :)

  8. I cry with Christmas music too...love it!! If you don't already have it...I love God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen by Barenaked Ladies and Sara Mclaughlan(how do you spell her name? haha)! It is a great version! Just sang it at the top of my lungs this mornign on my way to work! Good Luck on training for your 1/2!!

  9. Oh, Daphne, I think I have found a young "soul sister" in you. In reading "about you" I see that we are sooooo much alike in sooooo many ways. I'm so glad I found you and look forward to many visits in the future.

    I'm all about Christmas music and have been playing it for a week and will play it 24/7 too. Can't get enough of it.

    And, I'm a Southern Belle from the word "go" and love all things southern.

    Abundant blessings to you and I thoroughly enjoyed your randomness. Do hope you can stop by and visit me too. Smiles!

  10. I listen to Christmas music starting in July -- the hubs wont' let me around the house but that doesn't stop me in my car =)

  11. I am not a fast runner either! I am perfectly happy running 10 minute miles every time I run!

  12. Hey...found ya thru Carissa's MM...noticed the pic of your little uns and immediately thought, oh another young mom, I remember when mine were that little, wish that brick I keep in their dirty laundry hamper to remind me I can't keep them from growin up actually worked, when I realized that you were saying the same thing...about your son turning 17, mine turned 17 in May...I can totally relate! I'm your newest follower, clocking in at 350...I think I'm kinda special ;)

  13. I love your blog! I am so glad you stopped by mine and look forward to following along. I love reading about other runners' adventures and training. I miss my running so, so, so much but I know in my heart that I will be right back where I was with a little patience. I so feel your pain with the kids growing up. I can't think far enough ahead to 17 - 5 is bad enough for me right now. I'm trying to figure out how 5 years have already passed. So sad!

  14. I just love your post today! So much going on!! First off - I absolutely LOVE Christmas music too!! I had it on today while I was writing thank you notes! :)

    And good luck with the training! i'd love to run that race with you if I lived closer! I ran in the Rock n Roll 1/2 in VA Beach in Sept. It was SOO much fun!!

    Last thing - I just love that cute pic of your littles when they were little! So sweet!

    have a great week!

  15. I just started blogging and came across your blog! Thank you for posting! I love your enthusiasm and love for Christmas music as well! :) I'm looking forward to your kitchen decor and holiday recipe swap!

  16. I adore Christmas music !!! Christmas is my favourite holiday celebration - not just because I was born 6 days before the celbration of Jesus's birthday - but I love the REAL Meaning of Christmas.

    I can't wait to follow along on your Home Tour Tuesdays ~ If the contractors enable me to be able to put something together without getting in there way I will try to join along the way ... I don't think your readers will have much need for "the latest in Saw Dust and table saw decor". I will put your button on my side bar for others who may visit who are not aware of Home Tour Tuesdays - may wish to participate.

    The picture of your Blessings is too precious for words .... those curls ...and smiles

    Be gentle on your foot my friend, I so happy to read it is feeling much better!! HUGS HHL

  17. What a fab post Miss Flip Flops, I love everything you wrote about, and what you said about it too! Congrats on going for the 1/2 Marathon, you are amazing!

    Sending you a smile,