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Quote of the Week: Dec. 24, 2012

Ain't that the truth? Mind you, I'm not running around with scissors on fire (me, not the scissors - scissors aren't all that flammable, as it turns out) and shouting highly offensive things at everyone I pass. Nope. I'm just in my PJs later than I should be. My father is coming over to wrap me up in blankets when I'm sitting and working at the dining room table (despite my insistence that one cannot work completely cocooned - you need your arms to type.) My mother is doing my laundry and cooking all the food. Sleeping late, doing what I damn well please. No schedules. No responsibilities (except to you, my dear readers.)

You get the idea. I'm being spoiled rotten. At this rate, I'll be surprised if I'm at all functional as an adult when I get back to Los Angeles. You'd think, as a 31 year old, I would be more responsible...and, sure, I've made breakfast. I've helped clean the dinner table...but it seems that my parents are in full-on parental mode and are enjoying taking care of, well...yeah, I'm not going to stop them. Let the babying begin!

It's been decided. I'm going to act my worst (you have to realize that not sticking to schedules and not taking care of any and all responsibilities is "the worst" for a neurotic OCD workaholic.) Remember, I'm doing this for my parents' happiness...not my own! (I'm sure you realize how hard this is on me. How much suffering I'm enduring by not doing anything!)

But, really, what I'm getting at is despite many years of hardship and relationship building between my parents and I, I've come to really appreciate them and what they do for me. I'm going to pretend it has nothing to do with the fact that I live on the other side of the country. (Hint: Distance does make the heart grow fonder.) So, for the time that I'm here, I'm going to really cherish every meal together, every laugh, ever hug, and every consideration.

Hope you're all getting spoiled rotten wherever you are for the holidays! And for those of you who aren't with your parents this holiday season, be sure to have the best time ever with the ones you love that are with you. (I'd be lying if I said I wasn't directing this particular comment at an awesome newly wed couple I know who couldn't make it home for the holidays. All I can say is, "you guys are married! Celebrate your marriage and what an amazing couple you are this holiday!!!")

Ok, enough. Back to being spoiled! Much love to everyone & hope Santa doesn't get stopped up in your Chimney tonight! xo!

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