This morning my friend Lisa picked me up to take me to a Ladies' Church breakfast. We started at one house and had all sorts of goodies. Lisa read a beautiful devotion, and we all had a really nice visit. Most of the gals are much older than me, but Lisa and I are the same age, and there are a couple others who aren't much older than us. It reminds me of the Old Espiscipal church that I attended as a kid. The house was absolutely stunning. I've never seen a house so decorated in Christmas stuff like that. It was all beautiful. It certainly wasn't like the hodge podge, white trash thing I'm oh-so proud of in my house. After the breakfast snack, we went to another lady's house for a brunch type thing. We did Christmas trivia. I didn't do so great. I kept thinking, too bad this isn't music trivia, I'd be kicking all of your asses! Is that Christian like? This house was also just stunning. The owner, Kay, is a very nice lady. She showed Lisa and I around and teared up when she was talking about it. Apparently her husband and her had lived in a barn/shack on the property for 33 years before building this home. I love that story. It brought me back to appreciating things more. I have an issue with that, and I'm always trying to work on it. Whenever Christmas or my bday comes around, I always find myself disappointed. I hate that. What a spoiled shit. Anyway, I will always remember her story, and hold onto it, in the journey to our next and final home. Oh, we also did an ornament exchange. I ended up with a wonderful cross ornament. I don't think I have any of those, so I'm very pleased.
Once I got home, it was time for another anxiety pill. About the same time, the boys all went to get the Christmas tree (it's their tradition). This allowed me to give in to the pill and take a short nap. I woke up refreshed, turned on some tunes and worked on boxing up more gifts and doing cards. Doing the Christmas cards is a love/hate thing for me. I love to think about the people I'm sending to, but I hate having to really concentrate on my shitty handwriting. Even doing so, some are illegible. So, if you can't read it, just know I love you and was thinking about how important you are to me, while I stumbling through the writing.
Well, I need to get out there, so we can start decorating the tree. I say, "we," but the boys will probably hang 2, and Brian will sit on the couch telling me when an area looks bare. The help I get around here is...uh, predictable. It's all good, though. After the boys hit the sack, Brian and I have "date night." We get to watch the Biggest Loser, aka porn. haha.
Hope your weekend is treating you well.
p.s. The diet is mediocre at best right now, but my head is on straight. I love that.
Mom got drunk and Dad got drunk at our Christmas party
We were drinking champagne punch and homemade eggnog
Little sister brought her new boyfriend
He was a Mexican
We didn't know what to think of him until he sang
Feliz Navidad, Feliz Navidad
Brother Ken brought his kids with him
The three from his first wife Lynn
And the two identical twins from his second wife Mary Nell
Of course he brought his new wife Kay
Who talks all about AA
Chain smoking while the stereo plays Noel, Noel
The First Noel
Carve the Turkey
Turn the ball game on
It's margaritas when the eggnog's gone
Send somebody to the Quickpak Store
We need some ice and an extension chord
A can of bean dip and some Diet Rites
A box of Pampers, Marlboro Lights
Halelluja everybody say cheese
Merry Christmas from the family
Fred and Rita drove from Harlingen
I can't remember how I'm kin to them
But when they tried to plug their motor home in
They blew our Christmas lights
Cousin David knew just what went wrong
So we all waited out on our front lawn
He threw the breaker and the lights came on
And we sang Silent Night, Silent Night, Oh Holy Night
Carve the turkey turn the ball game on
It's Bloody Marys
Cause We All Want One!
Send somebody to the Stop 'N Go
We need some celery and a can of fake snow
A bag of lemons and some Diet Sprites
A box of Tampons, some Salem Lights
Halelluja, everybody say cheese
Merry Christmas from the Family