101 reasons why I'm an idiot

In which I learn (again) that if you try- you can wreck Christmas by trying to make it perfect.

“I’m keeping it simple this year. ” It was a good plan. Really. It made sense. Between chemo and hospitalizations and life- it was the best choice to make. I started out so well. I shopped early and online. (Yes, Christmas can be delivered straight to your door, Thank you, Amazon Prime.) I decided to skip baking this year, and…

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Force bulbs not fun- this Christmas (save yourself a trip to the ER)

The wind  was howling,the snow swirled past the window. There was  little cash for Christmas gifts. And I was stressed and disappointed with the holiday in general.  Our (half) of a duplex was for sale, and the stress of trying to keep it clean ( & ready to “show”) with two little ones was making me (and everyone around me)…

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Of Christmas, Chicken Pox and Carolers…(Or how a bunch of kids saved my christmas spirit)

No matter how many carols played, or how many gifts I wrapped.. I just wasn’t feeling it. The Christmas Spirit left when the chicken pox arrived. (Funny how that happens, huh?) Michael and Matt were maybe 3+5… and they decided to share the gift that keeps on giving… communicable disease. For a solid month we had to stay home as…

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A Messy Tree Trimming – In Which I Turn a Tradition into a Trial and Tribulation…

“Turn off the video.”  Those are the only words I spoke while my husband had his phone set up to record our annual tree trimming. That: does not bode well. It means I knew I did not want my next words and behaviors to be saved in perpetuity on his IPhone. (I’ve learned that- in 25 years of assorted tantrums…

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Merry #BrokenChristmas, Cancer!

Well, Cancer- here we are again. It’s the holidays- and you are that shadow in the corner. You are the uninvited, obnoxious guest that doesn’t know when to leave. You’re the drunk family member everyone wishes would just pass out already, so we could take the keys from you without blood shed. You are the Grinch trying to steal our…

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