I’ve heard from a few people who are absolutely thrilled by cold weather–a first sign of winter. When I lived in Florida, I suppose a short cold snap might have excited me. Now that I know what it means, here in Oklahoma–3 to 4 months of freezing wind and rain and ice, no going outside, muddy dog prints all over the house–I’m not so sure I’m ready for winter. Granted in some states, winter is worse. I shouldn’t complain, but I’ll take a green Christmas anyday; give me a fake lighted palm tree and I’ll put ornaments all over it. I’m not ready for winter. Not at all.
This Christmas will be particularly hard for us. Cheyenne will be hanging out in West Virginia with her father and his side of the family. I’ve made up my mind not to biatch about him, per say, but the whole situation kind of gets me down. If you’ve been reading me for a while you’ll know that I’m not too fond of sharing my child; I don’t like her to leave, at any time of the year, much less my most favorite holiday of all. I know she’ll have fun, she’ll get tons of Christmas loot, and she’ll get to visit with people she hasn’t seen in years…but MAN. It’s gonna be kind of quiet. And empty. Without her.
One wonderful thing about this time of year is SHOPPING WITH PURPOSE. I’m a woman on a mission when I head to the mall; I just love getting presents for everybody, and wrapping them in pretty paper. Oh, yeah.
Moving right along. Caleb left late this morning, pissed off and in a hurry. The boss is on the warpath, the job is stressing him out–I know that’s a lot of why he’s been a little tired and grouchy…but I can’t help but think I’m ticking him off in my own special way, too. I’m pretty good at that. And what’s the old saying? "If Caleb ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy." Okay, I know that’s not it exactly, but around here it is. Kind of glad he’s going out of town–maybe he’ll come back in a better frame of mind, and I’ll miss the brunt of his bad mood.
Mia and I are holed up in the house at the moment. We’ve gotten our bath (yes, me included) and put on our warmest clothes, but I just can’t bring myself to go anywhere yet. It’s so flippin’ chilly! I’d rather just play blocks and watch "The Little Mermaid" over and over again.
Okay well beyond complaining, I’m not very much inspired today so I’m out. Hope everyone has a great rest of the week.