Monday, December 27, 2010

holiday fun

Had a nice Christmas in spite of my last minute change of plans.
Made a mimosa and cinnamon rolls, a family tradition I stuck to in spite of being solo.
Spent the afternoon with my dad's girlfriend's daughter's family.
Tri tip, salad and beans....not very traditional, but super delish.
all in all had a nice time

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

find that spirit where you can...

So, I am still very much in the Christmas happy~love state, but a few things
have changed since I last posted.
First off, my mom is not coming up for the holiday due to this ever so lovely
rainy weather we are having.
Am I yes quite a bit.
Did I once more that would be a yes.
Have I already made plans and moved past it, yes and no.
I will spend part of Christmas day with my dad's gf's daughter & her family. It will be fun as her daughter & hubby have 2 small children who are what this Christmas are all about. The joy they have on their little faces at finding their stockings and presents are so cute to see. I feel like K's family is now a part of mine through her relationship with my dad and thus a new tradition of sorts will be born through all of this.
I am sad though at the loss of time with my mom and hate that once again I let myself be disappointed. We see things in a different light and I doubt my mom even knows just how upset I am at her decision not to come. When we talked I told her not to worry as I had a place to be if she did not come and I understood about the drive, but a huge part of me just wanted her to say
" oh I'll push through it and still come"
On the plus side got a nice surprise today in my cousin popping into my
work unexpectedly due to his new route
(he works for Amtrak)
stopping literally across the street from my work!
Fun as we haven't seen each other in about a year and it helped put my sadness after talking to my mom into perspective.
So, now I have a free day tomorrow ,as I gave away my shift in prep for my mom's visit, with absolutely nothing to do and money to spare....hhhhmmmm.
A movie?
Sushi date with myself?
Bottle of champers and some netflix?
who knows....

Monday, December 13, 2010

it's beginning to look a lot like...

Christmas is my fave holiday.
It stems from great memories of my childhood holidays with all of my family around.
Even in my college years my friends and I made our own little "family" Christmas traditions, exchanging gifts, cookies and doing fun theme parties.
The last couple of years I have spent it with my mom, who doesn't decorate or do much for the "season". This is the first time in 13 years that I am in a new home with enough room to have my tree and lots of decor out.
My mom is coming to spend it with me and I am cooking our holiday meal : )
My house has smelled lovely of late with all of the baking I have been doing.
Cards are almost done, presents under the tree waiting to be wrapped and a heart full of holiday spirit are what i have right now!