You just KNOW I have lots of rambling and such to get out of my system today. But first I would really love for everyone to keep my friend Sandi and her mother in their thoughts and prayers. I know Sandi from my Weight Watchers yahoo group. We are a small bunch but each and every lady there is like family to me. We share so much ore than just out food journals and weight loss struggles.....we talk about our every day life, family struggles and so on........I couldn't ask for a better group of friends, don't ever let anyone tell you that just because you don't know someone "in real life" you can't be true friends.
Anyway.......Sandi had to run her mother to the emergency room yesterday....... Christmas day....while so many of us were spending time with our family and loved ones opening presents, having a wonderful dinner etc.........her mom was having symptoms that suggested a stroke. The hospital had to break the news to her on Christmas day that it was actually a brain tumor.
Yeah......Merry Christmas :(
My heart breaks for her. So please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. I DO believe in miracles!!! And once I find out more about what is going on I may attempt to organize a card drive for them.....I will keep you posted!!!
So......I trust you all had a beautiful holiday celebration!! All things considered, ours was pretty nice.......stressful yes!!!! But I tend to bring that on myself......I have it ingrained in my head that each and every Christmas has to be like a Norman Rockwell painting........it ain't NEVER gonna happen so I am trying to learn to accept and embrace my families dysfunctionality......lol. Have you heard Robert Earl Keen's tune "Merry Christmas From The Family" ?? Thats us!!!! lol.
I had some issues from Brandon, who is 11, about going to bed on Christmas eve. He thinks he is all grown up now and since he doesn't believe in Santa (WHAT??????) he felt he should be allowed to stay up with the elves and help get everything in place. Well.......Mama elf was way behind this year. I kept waiting for a Child Support check that never came to get Christmas for the kids.......why I continue to believe that SOME people can change I dunno.......I vented about it on Facebook, knowing his sister would pass my status update along to him........wishing everyone a Merry Christmas EXCEPT him....and that I hoped Santa's reindeer crapped all over his front porch (except I think I wasn't nearly that nice about it......lol) I know.........childish of me, but damn it made me feel better :) Anyway.....Brandon's stuff was downstairs and not wrapped......so finally I just told him he could go to bed when Jesse did and HAVE presents from Santa....or stay up and not get anything......lol. Yep, Imma mean one.......MRS GRINCH!!!
So we got everything in place once they went to bed and look at what I caught.......SANTA!!!! YES!!! Photographic evidence!!!!
And I didn't get a chance to show you this prior to Christmas......but it's awfully cute so I just gotta :)
I am on a mailing list from Makers Mark.......yeah the bourbon......I do have 5 kids remember??? Trust me, it's cheaper than therapy :):) Every year they send me a little gift. usually something totally useless but still cool. Last year it was a red candle and a wax seal maker stamp thing with the Makers Mark Seal. I got really excited as I opened my package this year.....
Then I pulled it out and WTF????????
I may have even said WTF out loud.......
I hope to get something crafty done today....tomorrow is Bob's birthday so I may or may not be posting tomorrow......he is going to be 44 :):) Gosh....he is so lucky to hav a young babe like me!!!!! LOL......everyone thinks he is wayyyyyy older than me because of all of his grey. He just tells em he doesn't care what color it turns so long as it doesn't turn loose!!!
Hope you had a wonderful holiday and are getting a much deserved break today!!!!