So, I have been MIA, I know, but its been on purpose and I will not apologize for it.
As I've said before, I am one of those people who like to swamp myself with to-do lists around the holidays and then wonder why I'm feeling so stressed out all the time. Its true, I do that.
So, this year, as it was taking both a physical and emotional toll on me, I decided to exclude a bunch of things from my life so it wouldn't be as hectic this last week.
And yes, so I could get some stuff done.
a lot of those things still aren't finished (not for lack of trying), but I feel much better about not finishing them, if thats what happens.
SO...I can't really believe that its going to be Christmas soon....like....REALLY soon. wow.
It doesn't really feel like Christmas.
I take that back..
It doesn't feel like Christmas used to. I guess all those years of the same Christmas traditions and such. Going to the same house, eating the same food, doing the same things year after year ingrain in you more that you think. Now I'm married and have a son and, I'll be honest, I'm still not used to the "New Christmas".
Its not bad.
I've only been doing this for four years....I'll get used to it someday:P
(name that song)
Okay, so first off, it wasn't my fault I missed yesterday.
MY STUPID COMPUTER DIED.
I am, at this very moment, using the room sized lap top that usually sits in the back of the closet. It is less than glamorous...
Here I am.
(you should really, REALLY appreciate this post, really. It took 12 minutes to start the stupid thing!)
So right now I'm freaking out because I have a LOT of pictures on my computer that, I fear, may be lost forever.
This includes Mr. Little's first Birthday pictures.
I am holding my breath, crossing my figures, saying lots and lots of prayers and throwing salt over my shoulder!
But, alas, I fear the worst.
So let this be a lesson to you, my dears.
Always, I repeat, ALWAYS back up your pictures.
My father-in-law and my Hubby are trying to work magic right now.
1. Today we put up our Christmas tree
2. We barely made it to the farm before it closed
3. We were the only ones cutting down a six foot tree in the dark.
4. They were practically kicking us out.
5. Christmas trees like to make themselves difficult
6. Our house is small, our tree is big
7. Mr. little wonders why there is a shrubbery in his house.
8. Mr. little will not touch said shrubbery
9. My home smells fantastic
10. its almost 11:30, and I am not in bed yet.
look at who's trying to be all young and stuff.
I could upload cool pictures of what I've been up to today. I could, but I'm not going to. So you will just have to sit there and read this boring text. My apologies.
I realized that it might sound like I've been complaining lately. Whoopsie. I wont, shalt, shouldn't, couldn't, wouldn't, shall not no more, no! I'll be a good mommy today.
On that note I shall tell you my daily story of my über cute little bird. He has recently started "Going Nigh-Night" by himself. He will grab his blankie and his cup and high-tail it for his room, where he stands there and yells at his bed till I hoist him up. It's all a rather fun game until he realises what he has gotten himself into, changes his mind, and yells at me to get him out of that horrid place at once.
Well that's the way it usually goes, until today.
He high-tailed it and actually put himself to sleep! Little bird only napped for a whopping 15 minutes, but that's not the point! The point is that he actually layed down, by himself, when it wasn't even nap time! I am still amazed!
This may seem like a very small thing, unless you know my son. He has, from his very entrance into this world, detested sleep. It is a miracle every time he falls asleep. Hence my amazement.
Okay, so maybe I'm the only one who finds this fascinating.
here's a picture to keep you interested in the lame post:P who couldn't smile at this!