Thursday, December 31, 2020
Monday, December 28, 2020
Monday, December 14, 2020
Monday, December 7, 2020
Friday, December 4, 2020
Can I be real a second?
For just a millisecond?
Let down my guard and tell the people how I feel a second?
Thanksgiving was a bummer. There, I said it. I tried, really tried to rally my enthusiasm and have a wonderful day at home, but little things kept going wrong - like the restaurant we were going to order the chicken fingers from was closed even though they were supposed to be open, and it was pouring outside so we couldn't run the family turkey trot or football game. Phil was working on a project for most of the day (not blaming him, he is doing it for me!) and we couldn't see anyone...and it all added up to the lamest Thanksgiving ever. Which is saying something, considering that one Thanksgiving morning years ago, as we were getting ready to head up to New Hampshire to my brother's house who was hosting my whole family, Alexander started throwing up and we had to cancel and eat whatever food we had in the house instead. But yeah, this one felt even worse than that one. I tried to salvage the day by decorating for Christmas that night, which helped my spirits for about an hour before the inevitable fatigue and stress of decorating kicked in. Now, let me be clear that my kids and husband seemed to have a great day, and I wasn't literally moping around, but internally I was Debbie Downer. I just don't want another pandemic holiday for Christmas, but I don't see how it's going to be any better??
Geesh Colleen, snap out of it!
I know, you're right. I have so many things to be grateful for, and I am normally such an optimist, but that day just hit me hard in all the feels. Onward and upward and offer it up!
How about some photos of the day?
Thursday, December 3, 2020
If somebody has figured out how to stop kids from growing up, I'll buy stock in that company because man oh man, I can't believe that I have another teenager! My beautiful Maggie Rose turned 13 and "felt so spoiled" by all the lovely well wishes and gifts and prayers that came her way. Her godmother is a sister and her godfather is a priest (we got all bases covered!) and her godfather is also the chaplain at our high school, so when I walked into morning Mass on her birthday, I heard him say "Today's Mass is celebrated for Maggie Martin" and I realized just how lucky she is. The nice thing is that she also knows it. She is a sweetheart, who is so appreciative and spent the last part of her birthday evening writing thank you notes.
Maggie got donuts for breakfast before school, and chose tortellini (with cheese and meat) with two choice of sauces (pesto and red) and a salad and rolls with cinnamon butter as her birthday dinner. Mmmmm it was a crowd pleaser.