Yep, here I am. I had to charge the laptop and make a point of sitting down to formulate a thought. All for you Aunt S.
Actually, in reality, I owe you a huge thank you!! I have discovered that over the course of the last three years blogging (and I use that term LOOSELY) I have learned how easy it is to let large amounts of time pass between entries.
Call it life, call it laziness ….call it whatever the hell you want…it happens. All the damn time.
So, the back story is, I saw Aunt S. at our yearly family Christmas event and right off the whip she said, “There is nothing there!”. Then the real reality check, “Not since August and the birds!”.
In fairness, I did sneak a short entry in for November.
BUT THAT’S NOT THE POINT.
So, thanks Aunt S. I don’t think you’ll ever realize how much you make me smile and how much I love ya!
I don’t like to do resolutions, but being that it is January 1st, I feel compelled to at least say that I will try harder to be more present…and frankly, bore the crap out of y’all!
I do actually have a fun project to share. Years ago, I inherited my Grandma D’s china. The story went that she remembers this china being shipped from England in crates with straw. All I knew about it was I was in love with it.
I moved out years ago and I have NEVER made an attempt to move this stuff out of my mom’s house. I was firmly convinced some freak accident would happen and it would be destroyed.
Two weeks ago, I got brave and took 12 pieces to my house for my round of Book Club.
It inspired me. I immediately started trolling all of the Buy/Sell ads for the perfect piece of furniture to house it all.
Then I found it!
I recruited mom and dad (and for the record a cute little dog named Brave) to ride along with me to go snatch it up! We met a wonderful woman who shared the story of the piece and how it had been in her husband’s family for generations.
As soon as it was unloaded, I headed straight to my mom’s to round up the rest of the china and prayed hard to get it all home in one piece!
Which I did…for the record!!
I LOVE the final result! I don’t mean to sound like a braggy bitch, but it makes my heart so happy to see it all on display after literally decades.
I have also be blessed with watching this little gem over my break! So, from my crazy home to yours….
Happy New Year’s and make every day count.
Peace out peeps