Thursday, December 3, 2009

Scaring the Christmas Cheer Right Out of You

I am a coward. I am just going to lay it out there and get it out of the way from the begining.

I hate scary movies. I hate haunted houses. I hate being scared.

Which is why my decisions last night have me so confused.

I mentioned my current obsession, The Doctor.

I have been putting off watching an episode because I knew it was one of the scariest ever written. But because I needed my Doctor fix for the day, and Jeffrey was busy with school work, I decided to watch it.

Jeffrey didn't want to watch it with me because it has the "wrong" actor playing The Doctor. So I was all on my own.

It took a long long time to get through the episode because I had to pause it every 20-30 seconds and go do something else just to get the cold chill out of my blood. Just to get my heart to beat normally, and to get my shoulders to relax and come down away from my ears.

And you know the saddest part? I didn't even finish the episode. I am too big a chicken!

I had to make Jeffrey go downstairs to get the clothes out of the dryer because I was too afraid. I have always been afraid of dark basements, but last night I would have rather chewed off my own hand over going down there after having watched the little bit of Doctor Who that I saw.

But that is the price you have to pay for an addiction. And I will be watching more of the good Doctor as soon as Jeffrey gets home from work, because even though I was scared out of my wits last night, I am ready and eager for some more! I may even convince Jeffrey to watch the scary episode with me, just so I can know what happened in the end. If he is with me it wont be as scary, and I can duck and hide my head during the scary parts. He will let me know when it is safe to look. I may see half the episode from behind Jeffrey's back, but at least I will finish it and not be left wondering the whole rest of my life what would have happened.

On another topic (now that I have sufficiently scared myself again just by thinking about that episode) Operation Christmas Cheer is moving along nicely. I was a little miffed that I couldn't find my main box of decor yesterday. I nearly pulled the shed apart looking. And the most annoying part is when we cleaned it out, I specifically remember putting all the Christmas on the table so I could get to it easily when the time came. Not there! The wrapping paper is there, but not my decorations. But the house is clean, hot chocolate has been consumed, and Christmas tunes have been blasting all day long! With the occasional interruption of Charles Dicken's A Christmas Carol in various renditions playing while I cleaned. I have to say, aside from the ending, it was a brilliant day with much being accomplished.

And I have to throw a shout out to my dear friend Jessica who has come over twice this week to help me get my life in order. She helped me by holding Faye so I could get things cleaned up, and helped me get things cleaned up while I had to feed Faye. A better and truer friend couldn't be asked for. I couldn't be as sane as I am today were it not for her. Thank you so much Jessica! You really are the best.

13 comments:

Sue said...

Good friends are the best thing ever. What would we do without them?

=)

PS. I hope I never find out!!

Emmy said...

Scary movies didn't use to bother me. I would jump during them and enjoy them, but then when they were over, they were over. Now, within the last year or so, they really get to me and I just don't enjoy them at all anymore.

Hope you find your decorations soon!

Tiffany said...

ugh, i hate being scared too. don't do horror movies and can barely watch the thriller video.

so glad you've had a bit of help with the new baby! you must be exhausted.

Gail said...

I'm a complete scardy cat when it comes to watching films. In fact was asked to go and see that 2012 movie tonight with some girls - I was keen for the girls time out aspect, but said no on account of the scary movie!

What a beautiful friend Jessica sounds like! Having these angels is an awesome blessing huh? One of my girlfriends told me that the other week another friend and that friend's mum went to her house and sorted out around 15 loads of clean washing that had been waiting to go somewhere - ironing, folding and putting away! Awesome!

valentine said...

i am lovin your new christmas look, so cute!

and i LOVE the doctor, okay, i love david tennant, he has the nerdy hotness to him. i love that episode, it was definitely more scary than other ep ( i mean anything is scary compared to the cheese factor of the daleks LOL)

mub said...

Now I'm dying to know which episode it was!

Chantel said...

I've lost my Christmas decorations more times than I can count! Last year I just gave up and bought new ones. I'm sure I'll find them if we ever move and I tackle the horror that is our garage.

Noodle said...

I'm so wanting to decorate but frist I have to get my house back together... sigh it will have to wait until next week... This week is too full bummer....

blueviolet said...

I've never heard of this show, but I don't like to watch scary things all by myself!

Familia Morales said...

I am such a chicken when it comes to scary movies...I can't even watch Jurassic Park without Petey, and even then I still close my eyes at parts. Go you, for being brave! Don't you just love Christmas music?

Chantel said...

OK here's the recipe... This is so easy. I've never made fudge before because I thought it would be hard but it wasn't!!!

In a large mixing bowl mix and set aside

* 1 1/2 cup chocolate chips
* 2 cups mini marshmallows
* 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

In a large sauce pan mix

* 1 1/2 cup sugar
* 2/3 cup evaporated milk
* 2 TBSP butter
* 1/4 tsp salt

Cook over medium heat until boiling. Stir constantly at a full boil for 4-5 minutes.

Remove from heat. Add one tsp vanilla. Stir in the chocolate/marsh mixture and mix until every thing is melted.

Pour into an 8 inch square baking pan lined with foil. Refrigerate until set up. About 1-2 hours. Cut into squares and serve.

It's "supposed" to make 24 servings. Those must be one heck of a tiny square.

Vic said...

Awwwww...it's so sweet when someone comes to rescue us. I haven't had anyone do that for me in over three years:( So your very lucky!:) What a good friend you have! Muah

Bec said...

I'm a scaredy too!
Are all of the Doctor Who episodes scary? I was thinking of watching, but not if it's scary!