Sunday, December 21, 2008
To the corner, Baby Favorite!
I haven't been a very good blogger lately.
I really haven't been pouting since the whole weather incident. I promise. (Not much, at least.) I'm just tired, and not feeling great, and a little down in the dumps. You know, the usual holiday thing that a lot of folks experience.
Now don't get me wrong, I LOVE Christmas, but I miss my parents, sister, and relatives. But, moreso, I just get sad about my brothers--the one in the neuro care home (Paul) and the other who's mentally ill (Mark). We've been helping Mark move into a new apartment this week, and to see the way he's been living is just depressing. I won't disgust you with the details, but being around him gets me down. And not being around him but thinking about him also gets me down. So then I'm not really in the mood to blog.
But, on a cheerier note, I'm just about ready for Christmas!! Yay! Everything's wrapped, except a few stray gifts I'm waiting on from eBay, American Girl, and Amazon. The waiting is killing me! I know they'll get here in time, though. I'm just anxious to see them and put them under the tree.
And otherwise? My house is clean, everything's wrapped, decorated, baked... I'm all ready to go. I think I'm going to make my mom's Hungarian Chicken Paprikash for Christmas Eve dinner. It was our tradition to have that every year growing up, but I haven't had it in over 7 years since she passed away. I think it's time.
Rebeckah, I have to thank you so much for even praying for snow for us! You are so adorable and thoughtful. No, it never did snow, but it stayed in the high 30's/low 40's all week and was drizzly and cloudy so at least it felt Christmasy. That's better than sunny and in the 60's, right?! I'll take what I can get.
Can't believe there are only 4 more days until Christmas! Are YOU ready?!