First things first however...so then if you don't want to read the rest of the ramblings you can move on. lol
I was going through the closet today, and thought..."Ya know...I'm gonna try these size 12's on and see how much farther I have to go to get into those babies". GUESS WHAT! THEY FIT! I was doing a happy dance and racing around to get the camera and get a shot for you guys! Here ya go...in my size 12's...that I bought at my friend Natalie's Consignment shop...The Cedar Chest in Ludington, MI. (good plug huh nat?)
|my size 12's|
As for the other ramblings, it is sort of one of those things that you just can't escape. I didn't make my sister too happy when I 'blasted' her about the holiday thing. She's a pretty private person, and basically I'm not. I'm one of those people that is open and ...well...I just don't have secrets I guess. (not that she does). She is just more private and doesn't air laundry.
So I am publicly apologizing to her. I'm not sure if she reads this blog or just hears about it from others who do. I have to say one thing in my defense ... I have asked for years and have never received an answer. SO, hence the last blog. I use my blog to try and sort things out in my mind. I should have not posted it though. The last one. I'm saying I'm sorry.
I miss my family...the days of Thanksgiving and Christmas where we all gathered together at Grandma J's house are long gone. I wish for those days. I miss the anticipation for the cousins to get there!!! The waiting! ha ha We would all save a gift at Christmas so all of the kids could open one gift at Grandma and Grandpa's. OH the smells from the kitchen!!!! Aunt Norma's famous banana nut salad. YUMMY. Makes my mouth water thinking about it. Grandma's 'cheese tree'. Sigh...I miss that warm safe feeling. That "KNOWING" that we were all together and full of love for each other.
We have our own traditions we're creating with our kids. Each year after Thanksgiving, we go to the Hallmark Store to pick out a new ornament. Little Mr. E, and the Princess each get to pick one out. It's so fun to watch them!!! I love this tradition. We label the boxes with the year and their names. So, someday when they are older and move out into their own homes to create their own traditions...they will have a tree's worth of ornaments. (or close!)
So here is to FAMILY. Near or far. I love you all. I love you deeply and miss you always. When I chose to move to Leelanau County...I did not realize it would mean I'd have to give you all up at the holidays. That is the hardest part for me. So I blog. LOL I write it out. I talk to myself here. I talk to all of you.
This year I will focus on the blessings I have. My health...my size 12's back...and my beautiful children and my Mr. Eye Candy. We may not be rich (far from it), but we sure have enough love to fill this house and then some.
By the way...if anyone needs a little extra turkey dinner this year...come on over.