I feel like a very, very, bad blogger. I start a blog and then just ignore it for days. Bad, Bad Blogger (shaking pointed finger at myself). I've been distracted, what with being out of school and unemployed. Also, I was in a funk for a few days.
So here is an update.
Christmas Eve was interesting. My father's power was out so the scheduled movie at his house was canceled. This somehow led to us meeting him and his step-son at a Waffle House and having dinner there for Christmas Eve. That's a new one for my family. I personally preferred it over going to his house. A house that objectively I would love, but instead it just makes me uncomfortable. I bet your wondering where my father's wife was. Well, she was taking her youngest back to his father (She doesn't have custody). There is a path I could go down now, but I'm not going to (working on this whole personal growth thing).
On to Christmas. It was rather uneventful. I felt the wicked pangs of depression. All the bad thoughts came rushing at me, threatening to bury me under their weight. However, I managed to shield myself and move on. All holidays, birthdays, etc. seem to bring them on, but they were not as bad as they used to be. All was fine.
We exchanged presents. Nothing big. I received a beautiful ring from my Granny. It was given to her by my parents when she retired and now she's passing it to me. The best part of Christmas was dinner time. My Sister and Brother decided to throw a Scandinavian Christmas dinner (no we don't have any Scandinavian ancestry). It was great. Also, while reading other blogs we came across a great Buttered Rum recipe thanks to Jenny Mac. Warning: It makes a lot.
The next days were mostly uneventful. I spent New Years with my mother and sister (both of which fell asleep before midnight). I, of course, stayed up. Reading. Till 6 am.
I know, I know, I'm wild.
I did get to spend some time with my friend B. She's been in town for Winter Break so we've been hanging out. We've known each other since 4th grade and have been friends since middle and high school. At times we were off and on(mostly due to drama caused by mutual "friends"). But luckily all that died down back in high school and I have a friend for life. One of the reasons we get along so well is that we can not talk for months and then pick up right where we left off. I always know that if I call she'll be there for me, but I don't have to call. Our mutual love of romance and crime novels, paranormal anything, crime anything, and horror movies helps.
Now, I've been given an Award by the wonderful Courtney at Work in Progress ! As new to the Blog scene as I am, I don't know seven people to pass this on to. And I'm not exactly sure what to do with it. So.... I'm waiting to post on it till tomorrow. But then I Promise I will.
Have A wonderful Day!
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