Thursday, December 6, 2012

Do you...?

Loved Ones, Helen has been thinking today...


You know Helen's motto - A penny for my thoughts. A grand for my silence.

and that never leads to good things
But something has been weighing on her mind



Gladen a heart, slim a figure, mess with the dial so the dope who gave it to you as a Christmas gift thinks he's gaining weight, then eat all his deserts.

It's kind of a personal question, but you know that won't stop Helen from asking...


No, not THAT. Though I may get back to that later, because Helen has been wondering what you were doing going to an Army Camp with a mini-suitcase as a purse.

No, what Helen wants to know is: Do you... PEEK?


Okay, I don't see the expert in this because that lady does NOT look like an expert in selecting uniform tomatoes in sanitary tubes. In fact, she looks like a hot tomato in her own right.

Yes, you heard right. Helen wonders if you're the kind who tries to lift a flap on a package to see what is inside?


We didn't even bother to wrap them, Harold. We knew you'd just peek but here's something you didn't see coming - it's the address of your new house. Take your bags and go. 

Do you tippy toe through the house in the middle of the night trying to find where your gifts are hidden?


T'was weeks before Christmas and all through the house, someone was creeping, it's your nosy ol' spouse!

Or maybe when you are at someone else's home for a seasonal soiree, you take a little looksie in the medicine cabinet to see if anyone in the house has an unspeakable itch or behind the couch to see if your hostess bothered to vaccuum back there?


Do not look too closely at my apron curtains you'll see I didn't iron them! 

Promise to tell the truth, Loved Ones. Don't be sheepish.


You do see the little sheep, right?

You do, don't you? I thought so! That tells me what I wanted to know. Now Helen can tell you what you need to know.




You're not invited to my house for the holidays.




Just kidding. You're NEVER  invited to Helen's house. 

But that doesn't mean Helen doesn't still Love you!


Here's to the peekers 
and the secret stuff seekers, 
the high on the shelf snoopers, 
the down under the sofa stoopers. 
May you never run out curiosity 
and if you find something good, 
run to share it with me! 




Joining Thrifty Things Friday!
and PINK SATURDAY

44 comments:

  1. My brother and I were awful peekers. Every year we'd open our gifts while our mother was playing bridge or having coffee with neighbors. She finally got wise and thought she'd show us. She didn't put names on any of the packages one year...so we just opened everybody's, and NOTHING was a surprise to us on Christmas morning, not even Grannie's Isotoner house shoes.

    These days, all the adults in the family keep Amazon wish lists, so we don't bother to snoop. We know we're going to get something we want. We just don't know exactly what.

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    1. LOL - At least your childhood prepared you for a world of online shopping! My son refuses to do an Amazon list or read one of ours because he loves the surprise.

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  2. I never peek! I love Christmas morning even at my age!
    FYI, I get your post in my email so I never miss it. I can't comment from email connect, though. BUT I am always there!

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    1. Awww, so glad you popped in today. I don't peek either, but I did when I was a kid.

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  3. I'd love to peek! Unfortunately, my mother makes me take her shopping...for ME. I always know what I'm getting.

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    1. LOL - hubby wants to be practical and give each other things for the house - what's the fun of that? No surprises.

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  4. Did it once as a child, never again!!! Gotta tell you, I'm lovin' those apron curtains:@)

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  5. I don't...but I don't really have anything to peek at! lol I just love your apron curtains! I'm trying to figure out how you did that! Sweet hugs!

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    1. Use those pinchy curtain rings - hang some straight and others by the side (where the apron tie begins) shorter to longest. I never sew or cut aprons, gotta preserve them!

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  6. Nope, I don't peek. It's not fun to know ahead of time what you're getting! Love your apron curtains. Makes me wish I had a stash of aprons.

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    1. for me the stash came first and then I needed something to do with them. Good for you for not peeking.

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  7. I can honestly say with my hand on my heart that i dont peek either, i love to a have a suprise and its no fun if you know what it is or spoil the other persons fun buy trying to find out. dee x

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    1. Wow - I thought there would be more peekers. I don't peek either and now I can't feel so superior for having more self restraint than others!

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  8. Nope, I don't peek either. I used to when I was younger. It would bum out my Christmas, so I stopped doing it. Haha! I love your last comment about feeling superior for your restraint. This is why we love you!

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  9. You are seriously certifiable!!!!!!! SO freaking funny!!!!! I love the luggage one!

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    1. What? I am giving the most sincere, forthright advice I can muster, I assure you. Thanks!

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  10. Too funny. I admit, I have been known to peek at a package or two. lol

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    1. Thanks - hope you find only good surprises in those packages this year. If not, if you peek you can practice not looking disappointed - so good thinking!

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  11. Hello Dear Helen, What a witty blog you have. Endlessly fun strolls down memory's lane to be found here. I'm so glad we have found each other, and I wish you a very happy Holiday Season! Elizabeth

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    1. Thank you for coming over to say hello - I loved your blog!

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  12. Oh Helen, You are too funny!!! Thanks for stopping by- and if you look behind the couch- yes you will find dust, but no itch cream. Sorry for making you sparkle...uh, no I'm not!
    Sparkly Hugs,
    Tobi and the pixies!

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    1. LOL - I guess now you know why being all sparkly outside is not Helen's thing. Maybe sometime you can make people all prickly inside. Perfect.

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  13. On year I peeked at everything and when Christmas morning came I was so let down that I never did it again! That's my story and I'm sticking to it!!

    hugs, Linda

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    1. Or did you simply perfect the "I'm so surprised" look? Hmmmmmm

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  14. Happy Pink Saturday Helen, Once as a child I found my mother hiding place for our gifts and I peeked. On Christmas morning as I unwrapped my gifts with my siblings I missed being surprised and I felt the guilt. I never looked for them again. Joyous Wishes, Linda

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    1. Me too. I confess, I did peek once and it ruined the fun. NOW I have to resist blabbing what I got everyone.

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  15. I'm not, but am married to a HORRIBLE peeker (had to look twice to make sure I spelled that right)...he takes the fun out of giving, too. Will take a package, touch, feel, look it all over, and then tell me exactly what is inside that I worked so hard to find! No fun - at ALL! Horrible peeker! Happy Sunday, Helen - Tanya

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    1. I save odd shaped boxes and wrap things with plastic pieces that rattle,etc to throw my family off. Loling about the Horrible peeker... spelled right!

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  16. What a treat to hear all of Helen's thoughts and questions. HA! I do not peek because when I was about 8 years old I peeked and it ruined the fun of Christmas morning. Never again. Thank you for your fun post and for your visit to my PS post.
    Hugs, Jeanne

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  17. Your post is always entertaining Helen.

    My PINK Candelabra
    Hope you'd come and see. Have a great weekend.

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  18. Curtain aprons...get.out.of.town! Why did I never think of this!!!! And i love to make aprons out of tea towels...I think I've got a new window treatment in my future!!!!

    And yup...I peek...(not for Christmas stuff...I love to be surprised)but behind shower curtains when I go to a house party.

    Naughty...I know. Wonder which list Santa will add me to? ;)

    Happy Pink Saturday

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    1. Oh no - the bathtub is my favorite hiding place when people come over! I'm going to have to hide the mean kitty in there now to scare peekers!

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  19. Wow, that's a great pick-up line right there: "Wanna come over and check out my tree?" :)

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  20. I am an EXPERT peeker...okay, a reformed EXPERT peeker....sort of...I could unwrap and remove that scotch tape and rewrap like no other! I could find the gifts hidden in the top of the closet and buried beneath hat boxes, etc. But, then, I got older and for some reason I just seem to figure them out AND I DON'T EVEN WANT TO. I do have to admit though, I was a little bit snoopy the other day...doggone it anyhow!
    How about you, Helen. Are you a peeker?

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  21. LOL. I was so bad at peeking when I was a teenager! I actually got so good at using a razor blade to slit the tape and unwrap my gifts and then rewrap them! But, I got busted one year. How? I unwrapped at beautiful sweater and wore it to school. But, when I got home and went to rewrap it, I noticed I snagged it and my mom noticed that when I reopened it on Christmas morning! Thank you for sharing at TTF last week. Have a terrific day!

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