Where did November and December go? It seems like just yesterday the Christmas movies were starting on Hallmark and now it is almost Christmas. Here is where my November and December went.
First we went to Gulf Shores Alabama for a week, then it was Thanksgiving when we got back. Right after Thanksgiving my aunt had a double kidney transplant, we were in Disney World last week and on my first Disney Cruise over the weekend, and now it is time for Christmas.
What a world wind these last two months have been. I still have Christmas gifts to purchase, but at this point, I really do not care. It is what it is. Oh and I forgot to mention two of the kids had birthdays this week.
I know it has been a while again, sorry. Why is it when life throws stuff at you, it is almost more than you can handle? I am not sure which way is coming and going right now. I have no Christmas gifts purchased, I don’t know what to get people, let alone when I will find the time or energy to shop (yes even the queen of on-line shopping is too tired and too busy to shop on-line). I did finally get to read a book a few weeks ago, but I have tons more I would like to get to. I would really like to get a Christmas Romance or two in before the Christmas season is over. More updates to come soon.
Christmas movies started on Hallmark this weekend. Both the Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. They even had their first new premier Christmas at Pemberly Manor. I was not sure if I would like that one being such a Pride and Prejudice fan but I did. The only bad thing, my Christmas movies kept getting interrupted by Halloween commercials. I have to admit I even listened to Christmas music this weekend.
I have officially reached stressed out mode over my upcoming Disney Vacation and Disney Cruise. And it’s not till December!
I have been in a funk lately, I’m not going to lie. A writing funk, a reading funk, a just life in general funk. Maybe I need a vacation. A little rest and relaxation to get the funk out of me. The weekends go so fast, it feels like no sooner they begin they are ending already. So maybe a week away from reality would do me some good. A week of doing nothing but sleeping, watching hallmark, and reading may be just what I need.
With my mom one of six and my dad one of three growing up I was not lacking for aunts and uncles. While I have special bonds with all my aunts there was one aunt I had an extra special bond with. She was more like my friend, I could call her up and we would just talk for hours (it seemed like). This aunt was my aunt by marriage so there was no true familiar bond. Tomorrow will mark the 14th year since her passing. Some days it feels like yesterday and others a lifetime ago.
This aunt is the kids grandma. So there are days; while holding the three year old in my arms, or laughing at something the four year old said, or fighting with the nine year old to do her homework, or watching the seventeen year old growing into a young lady getting ready to go to college; I can’t help thinking how much joy being their grandma would bring her. And how they never had a chance to experience her love for them first hand. Even though I’m not really their aunt I hope I can be at least half the aunt she was to me.