Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas to all

During the hustle and bustle of the season (which has arrived WAY too quickly), I hope you all take a moment to treasure your blessings. We all tend to get bogged down with stress, wants, and wishes. Take time to enjoy what you do have.

This year, despite a lot of stressful caca, we have so much to be thankful for.

The Hub is with us instead of halfway around the world.
Breeze is loving life and doing great in school and is friends with some good kids.
Kat is healthy and safe and doing great in school.
We have a beautiful home that we've created as a family.
We have each other.
We have so many wonderful friends.

This is just a small list of what I've been blessed with. I hope you all remember yours, too.

Monday, December 01, 2008


Today's been a total crap day. Kat had to fly back to Totoland, and I wasn't able to go to the airport. The Hub and Breeze took her, so I'm on my own for the night. They'll come dragging in sometime in the wee hours. We've been doing this for several years, but it just never gets any easier.

I went in to work after they hit the road and lasted for 30 minutes. All it took was one friend/coworker saying something about putting my baby on a plane, and I burst into tears. I decided that I needed to be at home, so I switched off today for Saturday. Yes, I'll be working another Saturday, but I just couldn't put that smiling, happy face on today.

On a different note, I think Santa is in my neighborhood tonight. I keep hearing a siren that doesn't seem to be going anywhere fast, and it is about that time of year. He comes around in a fire truck to wave to all the kidlets.

Our latest remodel is complete. We tore a wall down to increase the living room. Kat's room was absorbed, so she got moved across the hall. We put down hardwood floors (the real deal, complete with the requirement for sanding, staining, and sealing), put up beadboard/wainscoting, and a chair rail. I'm not happy with the color I picked for that, but I won't repaint until I decide what color I *really* want.

The Christmas tree and lights went up Friday after I got off work. Yes, I was subjected to the insanity of Black Friday shoppers, but I was on the opposite side of the cash register this year.

Thanksgiving was a nice, quiet one for us this year...just the four of us. Hope you all had a great one, too.