Monday, January 27, 2014
Quick recap, Christmas was great. We traveled all over, but had a great time visiting with our family. My sister and I may have drank too much wine and passed out early, but at least we did it together. I'd hate to be the only alcoholic in the family. :)
New Year's Eve was much less exciting. Both Jason and Emmeline went to bed early and I stayed up watching the 1974 version of The Great Gatsby. I really know how to party.
All the girls are doing well and staying healthy. Hannah is getting ready to graduate and was just asked to be in her best friend's sister's wedding. I have been watching too many episodes of Say Yes to the Dress lately and really want to go wedding dress shopping with someone. Not for me, mind you, but someone. Cordie managed to drop her phone in a sink full of water rendering it useless. I haven't decided what to do yet, because I sure as hell cannot afford to buy her a brand new iPhone. I need to find out if the phone is repairable or not and go from there. Although it kills me to continue paying monthly fees on an unused phone, maybe being phoneless will help her be more responsible.
Paige seems to be committed to keeping her hair short, which is cool by me. I think it looks super cute and saves on hair bows (as if we have a shortage or something). Elsa is still tempermental and tantrum prone, but seems to be improving. Can I just say thank you to Disney for creating a flawed character named Elsa? I took the girls to see the movie Frozen and we all loved it. I especially enjoyed how relatable it was.
Emmeline has taken a step backwards in the potty training arena. She has had several poop accidents at home and school for no discernible reason. She has also started wetting the bed periodically. I can't quite figure out the reason. I did have her tested for a UTI, but it came back negative. Otherwise, she is doing very well and cracks me up on a daily basis. She is a major sweetheart and loves hugs and kisses.
Jason is still working on growing out his hair and beard. They are both getting quite long and he LOVES it when people make Duck Dynasty references. I think it is wicked sexy. Who knew that I would dig a hairy guy so much? He got sick last week and was diagnosed with strep throat, so I got to take care of him. He does not do sick well as he has been mainly pissed about feeling so shitty. I'll be expecting this soon.
Holly, Melanie, Kimmy and Jenn. After gaining 8 pounds over the holidays, it needed to be done. I started off really strong, but have had to take a break this past week due to severe lower back and neck pain. After several trips to the chiropractor, I am ready to get back at it. I don't know if it puts me out of the running for the competition, but I don't think I was going to win anyway. I just needed some motivation to get off my lazy ass.
Hope everyone else is doing well and staying warm. I am over this nasty winter for sure!