Hello readers! This last month has been so hectic that I’ve had no real time to blog and get you all caught up.
First of all, I finally finished that quilt!
And it’s still too small.
And while on the subject of colors, I colored my hair again… it’s almost black.
I’m not sure I like it. My people say it looks good and that it’s a nice change from being a red head for the last 20 some odd years, but I can’t tell if they’re being honest or just being nice; or maybe they’re just happy it’s not red. lol
I’m happy that it’s finally grown out from the horrible cut I got earlier this year. I can wear it down and I’ve been contemplating a curly perm since I’ve been curling it a lot lately. I need another trim, but am now terrified to have a stranger touch my hair and if a friend or loved one messes it up, I can’t ask for my money back. I’m in a pickle about my hair.
I’m gonna leave it alone for now; we’ve been having the worst winter weather ever seen here these days and I think I’m going to need my long locks to keep me warm when I venture out into the cold.
This is the view from my porch on Christmas Eve during the blizzard.
These pics were taken halfway through the storm so you can imagine what the final result was like. I could barely open my screen door to snap these shots. But, as all of my loved ones up north can attest to, this was nothing.
My niece came home from Massachusetts (where they are used to this weather) for Christmas this year with her fiancé and their little girl. They stayed with her mother for a while but her mom was having issues with her apartment so they came here to keep me company and make me happy!
My niece is the one on the right and her lovely fiancé is holding their cute daughter.
I can’t express in words how much I enjoyed their visit. They were awesome guests; we talked and laughed, drank and danced, and had I had a great time with them. I wish there was time to do more; there is never enough time when loved ones visit.
I took this shot right before they left out on the road back; this is the best ‘starting the road trip home’ picture ever! They all look so cute; just look at this gorgeous happy family. This is my favorite 2009 holiday picture.
This is the picture that set the mood for the holiday in my house this year.
Ah yes… notice the colorful lights that trim the doorway and blanketed tree that features sweet candy canes in fanciful flavors, the mantel displaying a Christmas card greeting, and American football on the TV.
I liked this one because seemed like a modern Norman Rockwell-esque picture, without people of course, but there are more pictures on my MySpace page (www.myspace.com/bastet74) that clearly show OU football playing on the TV in the back ground.
Most of my holiday pictures were taken with my brand new camera that my dad gave me for Christmas. It’s great! It has more than nine megapixels and does video (how much, of course, depends on the memory card potential). I was close on guessing it this year too, btw…
Now I just need something to film. I’ll probably be posting videos of my cats soon… that’ll be exciting for sure… yeah, watch for that! lol
Another ‘gift’ from my dad this year was Christmas dinner. He calls a few days before and says that since I did such a great job cooking last year that he’s going to buy the food and I can cook again this year! Wow! I get to slave over a hot kitchen for three days and see it devoured in less than 30 minutes again!
I don’t really mean to sound ungrateful, it’s just that the only people coming to dinner is my dad and my drugged out brother whom I don’t even like. I would feel better about it if my bedridden mother decided to make an appearance, or if there was a general consensus to have dinner at my house by all family members, but to have to go through it when everyone decides to stay home and/or do other things is just frustrating and wasteful.
He did buy everything though for which I am grateful for since it was mostly staples and they tend to last a while.
Yes, Christmas was good this year despite the recession; Si got me a gift card from my favorite store, and I got cookies and a crockpot from my aunts. I regret that I was unable to buy Christmas for anybody but Si this year thus making my holiday guilt worse than usual.
The holidays are too commercialized anyway. Everything in the media is telling us to buy and be generous to our loved ones, as if we aren’t already generous throughout the year, while also implying that love is dependent upon material gifts. Not to be old fashioned or anything, but I think it would be great to just be able to be with the people that you love without feeling guilty of some financial deficiency.
That’s kind of how my New Year’s Eve went this year. It was spent quietly with good company over drinks and conversation. Although pretty sedate for NYE, it was ideal for the time.
On that note… a toast to an ideal 2010!