The random ramblings of a perpetual procrastinator. These are the life & times of a nursing home CNA navigating the ups & downs of living with someone who's living with a disability. A sometimes amusing, sometimes bittersweet look at my journey into real adulthood.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Only 363 more days!

I had a wonderful (but hectic) Christmas, & I hope it went well for all of you too!

We had DJ's family over for lunch on Christmas Eve.  I made chicken parm & spaghetti.  Yum!  Afterwards we exchanged gifts.  DJ's mom got us a Wii!  And DJ's little sister loved the iPod touch we got her.

That night I went to my mom's house for our annual Christmas Eve party.  I was exhausted by that time, & I swore I wasn't going to stay very late at all - so naturally I drove my aunt home at 10:00.  Just for the record, she was also "not staying very late."  You can see how well that worked out for us.  But, it was a great party.

On Christmas morning I headed back to my mom's to open gifts with our immediate family - & by immediately family I mean14 of us.  It was chaos as usual, but I wouldn't trade it for anything - except maybe a venue that wasn't 45 minutes away.

And to top it off, my mom, stepdad & sister came over for lunch yesterday so we could exchange gifts with DJ. My mom got us a ton of cute stuff for the house, my favorite of which is zebra accessories for my bathroom. It looks so good with the teal paint!

DJ & I got my sister her very first guitar.  She's taking lessons at school this year & she loves it.  DJ is a  fantastic  guitar player, so he was really excited to give it to her - & she loved it, although she was a little too shy to play for us.

My family left in the early afternoon, & DJ & I spent the rest of the day hidden from the outside world.  I gotta tell you, after all that crazyness, being alone was the best part.

It's going to be a busy  week, & I can't promise I'll be back before then.  If I don't get a chance to say it, Happy New Year to you & yours from me & mine!


  1. Sounds like a great time! Busy but great :D The BF always tries to make me put on the Yule log when we open presents! Lol we settled on sportscenter! Haha. Happy New Year to u too! Can't wait for everything to get back to normal so I can read my favorite blogs more often! :)

  2. I love the "warming up" and "roasting marshmallows" by the television fire! Your sis will be playing that pink guitar for you guys in no time!

    My guy and I had a quiet day alone together after the chaos and it was the best part!

  3. Our kitchen has teal green paint, and I can't wait to get the black-and-white checkerboard floor laid down - the combo definitely does look great!

    Glad you guys had such a great holiday! :)

  4. my mom looks intense in that picture bahahaha!

  5. Sounds awesome! I think my favorite picture is roasting the marshmallow on a fork in front of the fake fire :) Glad you had a great holiday!!

  6. How fun! And you got a Wii!! I'm jealous - someone was on Santa's nice list :)