Me & My Muse – Day 2632: Starting off Rested

When you celebrate the arrival of 2021, go to bed at 12:30 a.m., and then get up at 8:00 a.m., you’re going to feel quite rested.

To sum up last night, I pretty much took it easy with my family and their friends.  My parent’s friends came over, along with my sister, my brother in law, and my niece.  It was a mostly chill evening and I enjoyed everyone’s company.

After that, I had some snacks and listened to some of my music and then watched a couple New Years videos on YouTube with my brother: The Final Countdown and Gangnam Style.

After that, I rang in the new year with me, my brother, my parents, my sister, my brother in law, and my parents friends. Me and my brother ran outside and honked the car horns, letting the entire neighborhood know that 2021 has arrived. After that, me and my brother toasted to the new year. We made a couple toasts, celebrating the hopes of my brother getting a new job, 2021, and new beginnings.

After the toast, I got ready for bed. It was getting late and I didn’t want to be tired the next day.

With this done, I will now relax. I will have some more snacks and try to go to bed early tonight.

Today’s high is going to be 32 degrees and the silver lining is being able to ring in 2021 with my brother last night.

To those of you who are enjoying the first day of the year, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.

Muse: Wasn’t last night great? My house is a mess from last night. Time to clean it up…

Me & My Muse – Day 2627: Christmas Aftermath

With Christmas being over, I will now share with you the Christmas that I experienced.

When I woke up, my brother was the only other person up.  I did my devotional and waited for everyone else to get up.

Eventually, my parents woke up.  We then had a breakfast and sausage casserole for breakfast.

After that, we started opening the gifts.  This is what it looked like before.

 

Muse:  Wow!  That’s a lot of gifts!

I know.  This is what it looked like after we opened them.

 

Muse:  That reminds me of the gifts that I opened couple days ago.  The tree looked just like that when we were done.

It always does.  But it was fun while it lasted.

After that, I took inventory of my gifts.  For those of you who are wondering, this is what I got for Christmas.

 

Muse:  That’s a lot of gifts!  For me, I got mostly books this year.

I know.  I’m guessing that you had a good Christmas.

Muse:  I did.  All the Intangibles came over to my house and we celebrated Christmas there.  Besides books, I got some jewelry, some lipstick and a couple of electronics.

That’s a lot of good gifts.  Moving on with the recap, I got ready and I took it easy.  Since white elephant was yesterday, we were able to do this.  Because of COVID, dad went over there to get the dinner and brought it home.  The dinner was prime rib, mashed potatoes, zucchini casserole, green beans with slivered almonds, potatoes, and apples, black and green olives and spinach salad with pepe, corn, craisins and feta cheese.  The desserts consisted of lemon pie, chocolate pie, rhubarb pie, and cream cheese pie.  I took a piece of chocolate pie, and creame cheese pie.

Muse:  That’s quite a spread!  The food that we had was a little different, since not everyone there liked Tangible food.

Well, that’s the gist of it.  Having shared that with you, I now need to get ready.

Muse:  I need to ready myself.  See you later!

I really need to get going so I can enjoy the rest of my day.  With Christmas over, I’ll be enjoying 11 more days of vacation (including today).  Today’s high is going to be 30 degrees and the silver lining is being able to enjoy this whole day and being able to enjoy my Christmas gifts.

To those of you who are enjoying your new gifts, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.

 

Muse: I may be a Hylian Muse, but I’m going to stay in this fairy form a little longer. Besides, I get to be a Hylian Fairy Muse! I got a lot of gifts this year! And with all those new books, I’m going to have a lot of reading to do. Tee hee…

Me & My Muse – Day 2626: Merry Christmas!

Once again, it’s the most wonderful time of the year.  This is, without a doubt, my most favorite holiday.  Christmas morning.  Now it may be early, but I’m up and ready to open my presents.  My parents may still be sleeping, but I’m excited.  If it’s any part of me that has never grown up, it’s the part of me that acts four on Christmas morning.

Muse:  For me, that just happened.  I am so excited!  Tee hee!

Twin Muse:  So am I!  Tee hee!

But for Christmas, how excited are you two?

Muse:  I’m very excited.  Tee hee!  Part of me wants to squeal with excitement, but I will spare you that since I don’t want to wake up your parents.  I’ll do it quietly instead.  *whispering*  Yaaaay!!!!

Twin Muse:  Oh come on, twinnie!  Everyone should be awake by now!  If you want to squeal with excitement, do it!  I know I’m excited!  YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!

I can see that one part of you hasn’t grown up either.

Muse:  Who EVER grows up on Christmas morning?  When I wake up on this day, I feel like I’m five again.  Adulthood can wait for one day, can’t it?

Twin Muse:  You feel like you’re five?  Come on, sis!  We’re Intangible!  We can change our ages to whatever we want!  Besides, I literally can’t adult today…*Twin Muse regresses to a five-year-old girl*  Yay!  It’s Christmas!  When are we gonna open up all the presents?

Muse:  *sigh*  If you want to be five, be five.  I am not changing my age…

Twin Muse:  Suit yourself!  *Twin Muse runs in a circle and squeals with excitement*  It’s Christmas!  It’s Christmas!  It’s Christmas!  Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!!

As I was saying.  Adulthood can wait.  And I see that you’re cozy with your footie pajamas…

Muse:  I am, and I’m not taking them off.  They feel comfortable and they keep me warm.  You’ve worn them before so you should know, right?

Twin Muse:  I’m in mine, too!  They’re my Frozen footed jammies!  They’re my FAVORITE!

Right.  Getting back to what you said.  Adulthood can wait on Christmas.  Whatever memories I have had when I was younger, they all return on this day.  Now this may differ for some people.  But for most, they can feel some aspect of their childhood calling back…

Muse:  Yes.  And some people fight it and repress it.  They try to hide it, but this is unhealthy.  Everyone.  If you feel excited on this day, don’t hesitate to let it out.  Listen to your memories and set them free.  Remember your youth, and how fun Christmas was for you.  Your memories only want to remind you of this.  Listen to them and recapture the moment.  Take a step back in time.  Christmas only comes once a year!  Tee hee!

Twin Muse:  Or, if you can, change your age back to five!  It’s so much fun!  I can remember everything from kindergarten!

Muse:  Um, sis?  Tangible humans cannot change their ages.  They can only age one second at a time, but can never age in reverse.

Twin Muse:  They’re no fun!  They should learn to do this!  Now when can we open presents?  I wanna open presents!!!!

Muse:  They can’t learn it!  They are not Intangibles!  We are!  Now stop being silly and turn back to your adult age.

Twin Muse:  No!  It’s Christmas so I don’t have to be a grown-up!

Girls!  Let’s get back on track.  I totally agree with letting your childhood run free on this day.  But remember.  There is another side of Christmas.  A side that some people don’t pay attention to.  Christmas is not about presents and Santa Claus.  It’s about the birth of Jesus Christ.

Muse:  Yes.  I also look at the Advent Season when I celebrate this time of year.  We need to know why we give these gifts.

Twin Muse:  I like the story that mommy used to tell us about baby Jesus…

Muse:  Yes.  it’s a great story, isn’t it?

It is.  And we do need to know why we give these gifts.  What can we give to God what he doesn’t already have?  All we can give to him is ourselves.  And while we can’t give anything else to him, we give gifts to others to show our love and appreciation for them.

Muse:  I also think of the Charlie Brown Christmas Special.  It’s the only special where we hear the true meaning of Christmas.

Twin Muse:  Can we watch that?  I wanna watch Charlie Brown Christmas!

Maybe we can watch that later, okay?  And Yes.  We do hear the true meaning of Christmas.  Linus quotes the Christmas story found in Luke.  Matthew refers to the Wise Men delivering gifts to the baby Jesus.

Muse:  What were these gifts for, anyway?  I understand the symbolic meaning behind them.  I believe they were used to pay for the trip to Egypt.

It probably was, for they had to flee from Herod, since he issued orders to kill every firstborn male baby.  Jesus is the reason for the season.  He was born to be the perfect sacrifice.  To bear the sins of humanity so that we may live.

Muse:  It must have been a heavy burden to bear all that.

It was.  Today is indeed a joyful day.

Muse:  Should we make him a birthday cake?  I don’t know what frosting he would like!

Twin Muse:  Maybe we should ask Jesus what frosting he wants?  Let’s ask him!

I think he would be happy with any frosting.

Anyway, I want to wish everyone who is reading this Merry Christmas.  Whether you celebrate one side, both, or don’t celebrate Christmas at all, understand that this is a very special day.  Most importantly because Jesus was born on this day, both for you and for me.  And from this day, many traditions have developed.  The most popular one being the exchange of gifts.

The high today is going to be 25 degrees and the silver lining is celebrating the birth of Christ and the opening of presents.  My parents are still not up.  But when they are, it’s present opening time!

To all of you who celebrate Christmas, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.

Muse:  Merry Christmas, Kyle!  My company just arrived so I’ll see you later!  Tee hee…

Twin Muse:  And I’m gonna open my presents!  Yay!

Muse:  *sigh*

Twin Muse:  C’mon sis!  I see it…That look…You really don’t want to be an adult today, do you?

Muse: *sigh*  Urghhh…I can’t…I can’t adult…today…

*Muse regresses to a five-year-old girl*

Muse:  Just for today, sis.  I’m gonna open all my presents!!!!

Twin Muse:  I’m gonna open mine FIRST!

Muse:  No you won’t!  I’m opening mine first!

*both Muse and Twin Muse teleport in a beam of light and run into the living room*

Me & My Muse – Day 2625: Twas the Day Before Christmas…

…and all through the house

Kyle’s got no work so there’s no need to grouse

His Santa cap was sitting in the spare bedroom with care

Reserved just for Christmas to be crowned on his hair

Kyle’s in the midst of his 13-day vacation

Just 13 whole days of rest and relaxation

Then off to my grandma’s house with plenty of cheer

A gathering with snacks. The company’s near

My aunts and my uncles, my grandma too

And three of my cousins, all this I knew

The gathering warm, the noises were loud

The snacking and chatting from a sizable crowd

Then to herald the evening such a sight it will be

When he attends the streamed Christmas Eve service at Midland Free

Then a shift in the plans, just one thing arranged

Tonight is the night for the gift exchange

Then out of the oven before they get black

I will feast on few a Christmas snack

The day will be merry, the night will be bright

With plenty of snacks on this cold winter night

Then when I get home, I’ll don my PJ’s quick

So we can see a good Christmas flick

Then after that, it is on to tradition

My brother and me must carry out our mission

The time will be jolly, the room filled with heat

When we both watch The Miracle on 34th Street (1994)

Following that, it’s off to bed

Visions of CDs and games will dance in our heads

Looking at this, that’s all I have to say

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good day

Muse: Christmas is tomorrow! Eee! I’m so excited!

I know! Today is another day where I can take a breather. With it being a work holiday, I don’t have to worry about going to work…

Muse: All my things are done too. It’s only a matter of time…I’m so excited!

Wait. You’re a fairy? Why are you a fairy?

Muse: I love this form! And it goes so well with Christmas. You know how that is. Tee hee!

Well, if it makes you happy, go ahead. What about being your other transformation? Are you going to abandon that for Christmas?

Muse: I will. I mean, I’ve been that form for most of the story arc!  And from what I heard from the Dark Muse, I don’t have to worry about her bothering me this year.  Plus we are on a lot better terms than last year…Besides, she’s my sis!

That’s good to hear. Today is going to be exciting. It will be a day to relax before the excitement tomorrow…

Muse: I’m going to shower. Be back in a bit!

Okay. I need to shower myself.

Today’s high is going to be 27 degrees and the silver lining is watching the movie with my brother later tonight. This day is going to be quite fun. Having an extended vacation, I don’t have to worry about work for a while. For today and tomorrow, I’ll be in my next two days of vacation mode. It will be a day of snacking, relaxing and visiting with the family.

To all of you who love having 13 days off, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.

Muse: Tee hee! I can’t wait until tomorrow! I wish I could open my presents early! Eee! I’m so excited! Tee hee…

???:  Aren’t you excited, twinnie?

Muse:  Sis!  Where did you come from?

Twin Muse:  The Creator granted me another wish!  From today until January 4th, I will be in this original form!

Muse:  I see you’re also a fairy!  Tee hee!

Twin Muse:  Why wouldn’t I be? I love fairies!  Tee hee!  Last one to the egg nog is a loser!

Muse:  Oh no you don’t!

Twin Muse:  Too late!  I already got to the egg nog and… *BURP*  I kind of drank it all…

Muse:  Kind of?  No one “kind of” drinks something…

Twin Muse:  I guess you’re right and…eep!  Oh no!  Hang on, twinnie!  I gotta go!

*Twin Muse flies out of the room quickly, leaving behind a dripping trail*

Muse:  *sigh*  I surely hoped that she packed them.  During the last Christmas that I spent with her, I woke up to wet bedsheets.  She’s sleeping in her own bed…I know that it can’t be helped.  I still do love her…Sis?  Are you okay?

*Muse flies out of the room toward the bathroom to check on her twin sister*

Me & My Muse – Day 2624: All Aboard!

If Tom Hanks was a train conductor, this is what he would be shouting outside your house on Christmas Eve.

Now what would Tom Hanks be doing here?  Your train has arrived.  You stopped believing in Santa Claus so you are now greeted by a magical train.  A train bound for the North Pole.  Make your decision quick.  The train conductor is very strict about being on time and he is not going to wait for you another minute.

If your decision was yes, then welcome aboard.  You are on The Polar Express.  A special service offered to help kids who have any lingering doubts about the man in red.  The ride is free, and every kid will meet Santa before he takes off to deliver his gifts around the world.

Tonight, I will be seeing this movie.  If I have said it before, I will say it again.  This movie gets better and better every time you see it.  It’s magical and nostalgic.  Can you remember your childhood memories about Christmas?  This movie will bring them all back, because you, the viewer, are riding that train with them.

Muse:  So you’re seeing the Polar Express?  I LOVE that movie!  Rather than seeing it alone, I think I’ll join you.

Please do.  Just remember, miss.  The conductor does not like to wait.  We want to start the movie ON TIME and end ON TIME!  We have a tight schedule to keep tonight…

Muse:  Okay, Tom Hanks.

Besides that, my brother works at the Post Office.  After he gets home, I’ll watch the movie.

The high today is going to be 49 degrees and the silver lining will be watching The Polar Express tonight.

To those of you who love reliving your childhood memories through Christmas Movies, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.

Muse:  To gear up for the movie tonight, I’m brewing up a a large pot of HOT CHOCOLATE!  Hot hot!  Oh, we got it!  I love that movie!

Me & My Muse – Day 2623: The True Meaning of Christmas…

Since I want to make the most out of this day, I’ll cut to the chase.

I’ll be taking it easy at home, watching some more Christmas movies and specials.  In the evening, I will watch The Nativity Story with my brother.

 

Muse:  That is a good movie.  I plan on watching it myself…

I will now get ready.

Today’s high is going to be 48 degrees and the silver lining is watching The Nativity Story with Ryan.

To those of you who look forward to Christmas, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.

 

Muse: Oh yeah!  There’s one more gift that I forgot to wrap!  Better finish wrapping it now…

EDIT: I actually didn’t end up watching The Nativity Story.  I’ll watch it in the day time instead…