Monday, December 31, 2012

New Year's Eve 2012

Christmas has passed and I've got no pictures from this year. In my defense, I had the flu, which was passed to James, then Zac, then Leah. We spent Christmas laying around, taking medications, eating soup, and watching Christmas movies. We're mostly better now, though both kids have a cough that won't go away. We were able to make our trip to Louisiana. I forgot to make my to-pack list, so I forgot a few things that I wouldn't normally forget: James' nebulizer, for example. Luckily, he didn't need it.

So far on this Louisiana trip, we've visited Mawmaw and Marie, then Joey and Jessie. It's the very last day of 2012: New Year's Eve, which means tomorrow will make two whole years for me being cigarette-free.

Resolutions for the helluvit:
  • Stop being a chubby bunny and work out every day. EVERY day.
  • Draw.
  • Crochet more things.
  • Read a book a month or more.
  • Spend more quality time with the kids.
  • Drink more tea and less coffee.
  • Get tattooed at least once this year.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Random Update

Zac left for Sean's tonight and won't be back until Friday evening. He started working as a valet again, so I'll only see him on weekends until we get the apartment.

The kids are in bed, probably still awake watching The Nightmare Before Christmas and I'm thinking I might work on Mom's shawl she requested, then take a bubble bath, watch That 70s Show and enjoy the quiet... the lonely, lonely quiet. Tomorrow, I'm going to take the kids to the mall and go look at lights in the park when it gets dark.

Olga sent me a Christmas card and I feel bad that I didn't send any cards to anyone this year. I even received a gift package from Katie with so many lovely things! She sent me a few books, so I'm going to read a bit in the tub later on.

Last week, Zac and I took the kids to get their picture taken with Santa and the Disney stockings  I ordered a while back finally arrived.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Thankful for...

I never really had a chance to sit and jot down what I'm thankful for this year, even though I'm thankful all the time. So I'm putting a few things here so I can look back on it.

My family: Zac, James, and Leah. I'm so incredibly lucky to have a husband who loves me the way and as much as Zac does. He's so thoughtful to me and genuinely cares about me. I've never had that before him. My children love me, which I know most children love their parents, but they actually like being around me. I'm always being hugged or kissed or snuggled by one or both of them and it's just amazing. They each have a personality that makes them fun and loving. They're best friends with each other and the four of us are so close.

My parents: They really do a lot for Zac and me and the kids. They have bought us groceries, they've paid for our car repairs, and have really taken care of us when we needed them to.

My friends: I don't have many friends. I could count the ones I consider reliable on one hand, but they're the best. They're there when I need them, even if it's through a computer. They are full of advice and opinions and honesty and creativity.

My job: I've had about ten jobs since I started working at 17, but I never felt completely happy at any of them until now.