Sunday, December 29, 2013


Oh hey, look! I can get one more post in before New Year. ;) That will bring my post count up to 48. *cough* haha

Obligatory Christmas morning picture (since I post one every year):

Don't let that picture fool you, I was sick. SIIIICCCCCCKKKKK. Ugh. I haven't had the flu that bad in at least eight years.


I'm happy with the way the picture turned out, though! haha. We're cute for Christmas morning. There have been years were we look like homeless people. Anything better than that is a bonus.

Bekah got a Kindle Fire for Christmas. I have to say, I AM NOT IMPRESSED. What a waste of money. I should have told her to get a mini iPad. The Fire does not block the cloud books like the other Kindles do and if you put it in the kid mode it cripples the stupid thing. I hate it SO MUCH. The only way around the stupidity of the set up is to open her a new account. Ugh, no.

If you're listening, Amazon, until you fix this issue (which you haven't in the last two years according to the internet), I'm telling EVERYONE I come into contact with not to buy the Fire.

So yeah, that's my review. PASS ON THE KINDLE FIRE.

And that's pretty much it for me. Same, same around here.

Catch you in 2014.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Countdown to Christmas

Ho, ho, ho.

I feel like I don't have my act together for Christmas. I'm finished shopping for presents, though (thank you, Steven). I'm not sure why I feel so… I don't know, uneven?

Does that make sense? Can I use "uneven" to describe my inner scrambled feelings?

Eh. I did. So there.

I've been giving a lot of thought to bringing back the daily picture feature next year. I admit, I miss it. It's easier to blog when I have something to blog about. Having pictures helps because I can focus on the smaller, daily things.

2013 was so crazy I wouldn't have been able to keep up. Yet in retrospect, I kind of wish I had. This has been one of those transition years. Hopefully 2014 will be filled with monotony.

Well, not too much monotony.

I'd like to have my furniture. And perhaps decorate my own space. It's the small things.

Another thing that needs to change next year is my writing. BECAUSE. I have no idea what's wrong with me. It's like, I'm ready to kick some manuscript booty.

And then.

Sigh. Life happens.

I'll leave you with a post I made this week to Facebook. Last year ended with a diagnosis of my mom's leukemia. This year the news has been better.

Pathology came back on the (surprise!) tumor in Bekah's eyelid. It's benign. Inhale. Exhale.

I didn't mention this publicly, but when she had her chalazion removed two weeks ago, the doctor found a fibrous tumor. It was in his words, "shocking." Um, yes. And, "A lucky coincidence that she had to have eyelid surgery so the tumor was caught before it turned cancerous."

Also, she has another small chalazion starting (again!) which has caused her to lose a chunk of eyelashes. But I have to say, as long as she doesn't have cancer, I can put up with this.

I need/ want/ desire/ pray that 2014 is filled with blessings.

We're starting a new place in life. A NEW LIFE, from the bottom up. New job, new state, new house… new everything.

Here's to 2014.

Friday, December 6, 2013

My Little Pirate

I have tried to write several blog posts now. They always end up way too heavy and introspective.

Ugh. I guess that's what kind of mood I'm in. ;)


Lots of stuff happening around here because life waits for no one! This was the fun I had this week.

Bekah had her chalazion removed from her eyelid. It was traumatic (for her), but ended up being a blessing in disguise.

The anesthesiologist agreed not to put her IV in until she was asleep. She was freaked already, but add the huge IV needle and it was a no go. She batted her blues at him and he caved. LOL!

This conversation happened right before they came and got her:

Bekah: When are they going to put me out?
Me: When they wheel you back, they'll put a mask on you and you won't remember anything.
Bekah: Not even you?!
Me: No, you won't remember the surgery. You'll remember me.
Bekah: Oh, good. Because I prefer to remember you.
Me: I prefer you remember me too.

I'm glad that's over. PHEW! She's doing well and went back to school today without this eyepatch:

The eyepatch was fun (for me and Steven!) while it lasted. Steven called her One-Eye Willy for an entire day.

Me: We should watch Goonies tomorrow. It will be fun!
Bekah: No!
Steven: How about Pirates of the Carribean? Yar!!!!
Bekah (laughing): You guys are so mean!
Me: Don't laugh if you think we're mean.
Bekah (laughing harder): I can't help it.

Also notice the space between her teeth. If you scroll down to the Halloween picts it wasn't there. That palate spacer did its job FAST. I was impressed. Braces should go on next week. Poor, Bekah. She's not looking forward to that either.


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