Monday, December 26, 2011

I survived the Holidays!

No, I am not a Scrooge or anything, I am just not a big fan of the holidays. Too much stress for my taste.

Having said that, this year was not too bad. Typical family drama, Mom and Dad were fighting like cats and dogs, nothing unusual there lol. It would not be Christmas without some kind of drama! At least no one had to take a trip to the hospital this year, as is the norm. ( One of my parents almost ALWAYS end up in the hospital some time between Thanksgiving and Christmas, thankfully there was none of that this year..) The kids had a decent Christmas and that is all I really care about.

Still, I am glad it is over and I can breathe easier for another 11 months. I do hope you all had a wonderful holiday!

Hmm...not much else really happening around here. I have been writing in my 750words posts...I have been in brain dump mode as opposed to blog mode, which is okay. At least I am still writing. I have only missed one day in the last eight, and that was because Jack and I did not get home until after ten Friday night and I was exhausted. We did not eat until 11:30 that night and we fell into bed shortly there after. Alex spent Friday night with my parents so we could finish up our shopping and we spent most of the day Saturday wrapping. Well, Jack wrapped, I boxed lol. I did not inherit that "perfect gift wrapping" gene, but Jack did thank goodness lol.We went over to Mom's that night ( Christmas eve ) and unwrapped gifts and took Alex home so she could get her stuff from "Santa." Sunday we went back to Mom's for dinner..which was a normal yet awesome dinner, which was fine with me. No reason to cook for three days prior and spend hours cleaning up when it is just us, and we never eat all that food anyway.

Jack spent most of the day building a door to go over our built in pots and pans cabinet. He only got half of it done but I can already tell it will be great when he is finished. I washed all the laundry today, including the bedclothes and put them away, and I made an awesome pot of chicken and dumplings for dinner. Other than that I got a few hours of Skyrim in, which was nice. I usually let the guys play but I was in the mood to play, so I did.

Tomorrow I have some cleaning to do ( I am in that " throw everything away" stage again, should be interesting ) and then I might play some more. I need to get things squared away in my bedroom because I want to go ahead and paint in there since we are not going to be moving anytime soon. I have been quietly stressing about not being the typical I said before, I do not knit or crochet or craft and things like that...but I am a great cook, a good writer, and I am a pretty good homemaker when I have the energy and my ankle does not that is just the kind of artist I am. I am okay with that. I can paint a wall, paint an abstract picture, cook up a storm, and arrange and decorate my house to my liking. Those are my tangible talents. They are pretty good ones to if I do say so myself. If in 30 years Alex can look back and say " Mom was always there, I always had great food to eat, my clothes were always washed, I had everything I needed, and she was there for me.." well then, my life was worth something! No need to stress out over talents I never had, or might never have. I will just embrace the ones I DO have. So there.

So yeah, I need to go through my cabinets and my pantries and get rid of some stuff and dust them out and rearrange. I also need to weed through my closet once again and donate some of our stuff that we do not wear anymore. I went through a lot of Alex's clothes a week or so ago, and now it is time for our stuff.

Other than that things have been pretty typical around here. I will be glad when Alex goes back to school on the 5th, I will tell you that lol. Hopefully in a month or two I will get my alone time back and will feel a little more like myself. Not that I am a mess or anything..I will just be glad to get back to "normal" or at least what passes as normal around these parts lol.

Have a great week folks!


Diana Rajchel said...

So are you using I've been doing artist's way work for the past 3 years, and I've found that the morning brain dump is invaluable.

Sunny said...

How often do you paint abstracts? I don't do them often, in fact I did my first one several weeks ago. It was such fun posting it on Google Plus and my blog and getting people to tell me what they saw. What several saw did not even enter my mind until they said it and then it was so obvious.