Monthly Archives: December 2015

Baby Its Cold Outside

Hi, my name is Nona, and I’m tired of Christmas music.

Yeah, I said it.  I’m tired of it.

I’ve been listening to Christmas music since November 1st.

One song I’m particularly tired of is “Baby its Cold Outside.”

I call it the “Date Rape Song” as the whole thing seems to be about her trying really hard to get out of his house, and him coming up with all kinds of reasons she can’t leave.  At one point she even says, “Hey, whats in this drink?”  So, he either unknowingly spiked her drink, or drugged it, and either way that’s not such a good thing.

My husband laughed at the reason I hated the song.  I guess he doesn’t buy into my Date Rape theory.

Another song I’m tired of is that blasted Christmas Shoes song. I’m just happy they are not playing it every third song like they have in years past.  Talk about one depressing bit of “Holiday Cheer.”

I guess I’m just not in the holiday spirit.  Of course it has been “Christmas” in my store since August.  I told a customer today I was ready for Easter.  They acted shocked.

“Easter!?!”

Yeah, I’m so tired of Christmas I want to skip ahead a couple of holidays.

Oh, and did I mention that its NOT cold outside.  Not at all  Temperature in the high 70s.  I know that some cold and snow covered peoples would love that right about now, but I’m sitting here like, “Hey, Winter, where did ya go?”

You can have your own sequined pink flamingo shirt if you buy me from amazon.


I’m not dreaming of a “White Christmas” but one where I can wear a cozy sweater is preferable to one where I’m opening presents wearing my sequined flamingo tank top.

(Yes, I have a sequined flamingo tank top.  Don’t judge me.)

Social (Lack Of) Networking

An online friend, @rusty2rusty , made a post recently stating that she felt Invisible in a Sea of Bloggers, and I had to concur with her.

This morning I checked the stats on a blog that I posted to yesterday.  It was a crafty type blog on how to make a Hand-print Snowman Ornament.

After I made the post I checked my stats and it showed I had a certain number of unique views.  A unique view for this site is someone who visits the link and stays for a certain amount of time.  Lets say, a minute.

I shared this link to my personal facebook page, and a couple of blog sharing groups.  I shared it to G+ and stumbleupon and twitter.  I pinned it on pinterest and later shared it on my facebook fan page as well.  One other person liked it enough that THEY shared it as well.

This morning when I checked out my stats I found that I had only gained 2 unique views.

ONLY 2?!?!?!

Well, I was a little miffed.  I mean, I can’t say only two people clicked my link, but only two stayed long enough to be counted.  Did they even read it?  I don’t know.

So this morning I did what any mature blogger would do.

I ranted on Facebook of course:

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Over 3000 social networking “friends” and connections, and only 2 people visited my blog link yesterday and stayed long enough to be counted?

Posted by Winona Morris on Saturday, December 12, 2015

After which a few of my friends said that they never see my blog posts.

Ooookay.  So maybe with my few thousand connections (a small number really) not a single one of them are seeing my blogs?  Are they getting lost under the other stuff I post?

And its totally against the rules of some places I blog at to ask straight out for visits.

So I guess I’ll have to find some way to bring my blog posts to attention.  Something like ***NEW BLOG POST*** before any new posts I share.

Or something.

Because if I don’t get the views I don’t get the pennies.  And I need the pennies.

December Begins, and Sleepytime Tea

santafaceHappy First Day of December.

Almost over, but still the first where I sit.

It has been a long and emotionally draining week for me.  I worked a long stretch over the holiday weekend.  It is exhausting to work Thanksgiving weekend in retail.  I worked Thanksgiving day, Black Friday, the whole weekend, Monday and Tuesday, not to mention the whole end of the week before.

I’m sitting here now with a cup of Sleepytime Tea, hoping it will help me relax.

It smelled really nice right after it brewed, but it doesn’t taste anything like it smells.

I know that sleepytime doesn’t really make you sleepy, but chamomile is supposed to be relaxing.  Maybe it will mellow me enough to get some good rest tonight.

I’m sort of a hater of the holidays.  Maybe I shouldn’t say that out loud, or Krampus might get me.

I woke up full of hope on this first day of December.  I had a bounce in my step and a song in my heart.  Well, maybe not a whole song, but a tune at least.

All it took was a long, busy, dehumanizing day at work to knock me down a peg.

I am, however, off the next two days.  I have a few things planned to do on my days off.  Maybe I’ll actually get them done and not just sit and turn into a human flesh puddle because I don’t have to be at work for the next two days.

Mmmm….

Turning into a human flesh puddle actually sounds sort of appealing in way however.

Maybe I will sit down with one of my adult coloring books.

Adult coloring books are supposed to be all the rage right now.  I have a few I’ve gotten from work, and from Blogging for Books, and even some sheets that a friend mailed me.

Coloring these coloring pages is supposed to be relaxing.  Maybe that really is what I should do tomorrow.  Just sit down and color for an hour or two.

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