• 2015,  California,  Christmas,  Christmas,  Family,  Food,  Holidays,  Musings,  Napa,  Sacramento,  Traditions

    …and Like That It’s Over!

    Christmas has come and gone… …just like that. If you remember correctly, I was trying to find my Christmas spirit on Christmas Eve. Shortly after I wrote/posted that, it started to sink in and magically I began to start feeling more in the spirit. Maybe it was just saying it out loud (well, really writing it) that made snap out of it. Maybe the super relaxing pedicure that was pure bliss also helped. But by Christmas Eve I was in the full Christmas spirit and ready for all the celebrations ahead. Christmas Eve w/ J’s family. This long weekend was exactly what I needed. Family time. Family time. Friend time. Lets just say 3.5 days was not…

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    Be Merry…

    …or not! Normally, the time right before Thanksgiving to New Years is my favorite time of the year (minus summer months). But for some reason this year, I’m just not in the spirit. Wrapping presents and shopping felt like a chore, which is normally my FAVORITE thing to do, especially the wrapping. Decorating was fun, but since we’ve had our tree since the weekend after Thanksgiving, it is already super dried out. Besides being dry, our tree definitely has character this year. I went a little larger than last year and I think I should have added another string of lights. But it definitely has a goofy lean to it,…

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    Merriest of Eves

    Whatever you do today…I hope you do it with love, laughter, and kindness! I’m back from the Sick Chronicles part deux! Still not feeling 100%, but enough to get my butt to work for a half day. I don’t want to sit here and complain about how I’m feeling, rather wish you and yours a beautiful Christmas Eve and continue the merriness through tomorrow! I’m looking forward to spoiling those I love, while also being present with them tomorrow. I can’t promise I’ll check out of the mobile world completely, cause I’m too weak, but I know that I will actively take the time to focus my time and energy…