Monday, December 3, 2007

Let Your Lips Linger

Better Homes and Gardens’ (BH&G) healthy Christmas task for today is “Let Your Lips Linger.” BH&G cites an unidentified survey that finds “couples who smooch often are eight times less likely to feel stressed or depressed.”

Whether true or not, this is a great idea and a bit of mistletoe would be good for today’s mission.

Wikipedia states that “mistletoe commercially harvested in the US for Christmas decorations is Phoradendron flavescens.” The mistletoe growing in Arizona is not the same stuff—it’s ugly and isn’t at all conducive to any notion of lingering lips. So I cheated and bought our mistletoe at the local drugstore.

Isn’t it rather funny/odd that a parasitic plant has come to symbolize kissing? I really don’t want to dwell on the possible sub-layers of psychological meaning behind that thought.

Forget Mommy kissing Santa Claus—I want in on the action. Please excuse me now; today’s task beckons.

“Honey, could you come in here? I have something for you.”


Robyn said...

Junie! I have been gone for 2 days and look at all your goodies on here (my computer went down for 2 days)! thanks for all the great ideas!

Be Inspired Always said...

Thanks for all your great ideas.

I'm new to your blog, please feel welcomed to come and visit mine.


iSew said...

My Nick will be more than happy to participate in this one.

Storybook Woods said...

Ohh my hubby just came home !!! Clarice

Sunny Kristi said...

Ha, I will not see hubby much today since I teach dance when he comes home. But I do have my own "Healthy Me" day planned. Write my shopping list for my party on Saturday, take a bath while the kids nap, then clean up the office desk. If there is time I will clean the crafting area, if not, it can wait!

Have a kissy day!

Sunny Kristi said...

Oh, not to mention, buy remaining Christmas presents on Amazon to avoid the stress of being out in the cold and the crowds! And DON'T give myself anymore crafting projects to do this week!

a pink-bee said...

Oh yea, am giving extra kisses to my Man, over the holiday season :)