Saturday, December 28, 2013

We Wish You A Merry Peep-mas



We Wish You A Merry Peep-mas

We wish you a merry Peep-mas
We wish you a merry Peep-mas
We wish you a merry Peep-mas and a Peep filled New Year!
 Sugar comas we bring to you and your kin
Sweet tidings for Christmas and a Happy New Year.



Oh, bring us a Peep in pudding
Oh, bring us a Peep in pudding
Oh, bring us a Peep in pudding and a cup of Peep cheer
 We won't go until we get some
We won't go until we get some
We won't go until we get some, so bring some out here


We wish you a merry Peep-mas
We wish you a merry Peep-mas
We wish you a merry Peep-mas and a Peep filled New Year!

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 If you're new here, you may not realize that I like Peeps. It began as just an ordinary interest and I'd get them at Easter or occasionally buy them at other times and thought they were tasty. It became known as something I liked and I'd get random messages from friends that they saw Peeps at a store and thought of me, or they even bought them and gave them to me. Then I began to have more and more Peeps stuff, discovered the opening of a Peeps store in Pennsylvania not far from the area I visit, and the rest is history.


One thing I didn't yet own was a nearly 3 foot tall plush Peeps bunny priced at a ridiculous $150. Yeah, the Peeps store is like Disney prices. It's all about that branding. On Thanksgiving weekend, I got an email from Peeps and Company that there was a big sale. The giant plush animals were included in the sale and half off! I linked it on Facebook and wrote, mostly joking, that I only needed 10 friends to send $7 and one could finally be mine.


Guess what? They did! I started getting messages from different friends that they'd pledge $7 and many being out of state asked for my address to send some money. There were enough offers that a pink bunny was ordered and everyone came through. I was getting cards in the mail with cash and checks and several local friends contributing as well. Have I mentioned that I have some really awesome friends? I do. <3 <3 <3


I was pretty minimal on Christmas shopping this year. Being poor makes that decision easy. Lol. I got something for S and for L and then my parents. That was it. I saw S a few days before Christmas and I received some Peeps related gifts from him too! The latest 2014 Peeps calendar and a really cool neon beanbag type throw pillow. Thank you again, S. 


Earlier that same night, I got home from work to find a gift bag hanging on the door. I opened it and found a gift box of Peeps with a plush Elf Peep in it. I still have not figured out who the secret Santa is. Nobody is fessing up!


A few days before Christmas and I already had some great Peeps gifts. Then it was finally time... Christmas day! 


I went to my parents house to open the gigantic box that had arrived earlier in the week. And I finally had my Peep! Some people thought it was edible. Nooo. Even I couldn't handle that much sugar. It's plush and cuddly!


And it came with a Peeps storybook! I don't have a name for her yet. Suggestions have included Amanda Peep and Justin Timberpeep. (Okay, that last one was my idea.)




I took a picture with all my plush Peeps together. If there's always one smaller one next to the big one they could be Peepy and the Brain!

 

My holiday season was complete and definitely full of Peeps! December has been a rough month. Work gets completely insane, lots of stress, money issues, loneliness (though not as bad as last year which was my first "single person" Christmas in a long time). I really appreciate everyone who enabled  supported a seemingly silly Christmas wish. It means a lot to me. I hope all my friends, near and far, have had happy holidays as well! 

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a nice gift! Love all your peep pictures!

Jean

joeyred51 said...

Hi Lea,

Two days ago, I was on line at a grocery store and the lady in front of me had Christmas peeps. She told me her husband loves peeps and was glad they finally made them for Christmas.

I miss you.

Happy New Year,

Hugs,
joey

Anonymous said...

After seeing you look so longingly at the giant plush peeps, I am so happy to know that you finally managed to get one of your very own.

You are wickedly funny, open and kind. You deserve good things, my friend. Happy New Year to you!

--regan

Angel said...

It makes me happy to see you enjoying the peeps! I like the sugar, too. Ahh! Sugar!

Lea said...

@Jean, I love it!

@joey, See, I keep telling everyone I'm not the only person who likes them. ;-)

@Regan, Thank you. Too bad we can't be partying it up when the giant Peep falls from the sky!

@Angel, Thank you! I love it!

Kathy said...

I'm just catching up with blog reading,Lea, but I'm very glad I could be one of the giant Peeps contributors. No one deserves that pink, cuddly Peepbunny than the Princess of Peeps herself:-)
Love you, miss you,
Kathy

Kathy said...

Oh duh..I meant to say "no one deserves that cuddly Peepsbunny _more_ than the Peeps Princess, etc...sigh..senior moment...lol