Wednesday, January 11, 2012

New Traditions, New Fences, & Goofy Sisters

    Hellooooooooooooo everyone!  It's been awhile, so I thought I'd let you know what I've been up to in the last month. 

    First of all, I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season!  I must admit, I had a touch of the holiday blues.  This was my first Christmas away from my family, which meant we had no plans with anyone.  Kinda lonely.  But we made the best of it.  We spent one night driving around different neighborhoods and looking at Christmas lights while sipping on over priced hot chocolate and coffee from Starbucks.  Then we made sugar cookies for Santa while listening to Christmas music.  However, the recipe made 974 sugar cookies, so there were enough for Santa and all of his elves.  Guess who ended up eating most of them.  Ugh...  Our children had a wonderful Christmas and got everything they wanted.  I never thought letting all the credit go to a non existent fat man would bother me, but this year it did.  Just a bit.  Will it be terrible if we inform our children that Santa Claus died this summer and that we will be providing all of their wonderful gifts this year?  I'm just kidding!  Sort of.  They'll get over it, right?
    New Years was lonely as well.  On New Year's Eve we attempted to work on the fence that we are building for the back yard.  I was enlisted to help because according to my husband this is my fence.  I ever so politely informed him that I do not need a fence to stay securely in our back yard.  His children (and my dogs) do!  Ha!  He didn't care.  I still had to help.  I was given the task of cutting all the fence pickets to the correct size. We didn't want to be weenies and let the hurricane force winds stop us from getting some work done that day.  However, when the pickets started flying off the back of the trailer and at ME, we decided to call it a day.  We resumed work the next afternoon and got a lot done.  What a great way to bring in the new year!  Working on a way to keep the kids and dogs wrangled!  WooHoo!

    My younger sister spent this past week with me.  We had a great time!  I haven't laughed that much in quite a while.  I like to laugh.  I can totally revert back to a goofy, moronic preteen when I'm with my sisters (who also revert back to goofy, moronic preteens).  *Sniffle*  I miss them.  *Tear*  Thankfully I have memories like "Leaping and Bounding," "Armpits, Cherry pits, Pit bulls, Pitrowsky," and awfully choreographed Christmas lip synching numbers to keep me smiling.  *Sniffle*  I miss them.  *Tear*  I mean how can you not laugh until your sides hurt and you pee a little when your sisters do stuff like this.......
She's gonna kill me!

Welcome to 2012!