Thursday, December 31, 2015

The Last Day Of The Year

2015 has been one hell of a ride.

It has been a year of grieving, of change, and starting over.

Its been a year of insanity.

I said goodbye to two of my kitties in 2015

I moved into a new house

I've tried to keep up this blog, but as you can see, I've mostly failed at that, and I don't know why.

It has been an interesting year. I can't believe it will be the second New Year's Eve that I'll be spending without my dad. and the 7th without my grandmother.

Where does time go?

I'm 41 years old and I feel everything slipping away from me.

Here's hoping 2016 will be more stabilizing.

I wish you all a joyous New Year!

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Merry After Christmas

I hope all of my friends had a lovely holiday yesterday. Yes, I've been MIA for a bit, but holidays are always crazy and I don't think sleep happened a lot in the last week.

Here's what I've been doing. My cats, have a good sense of humor!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

More Decorations

Thursday, December 17, 2015


Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Getting Ready To Make Cookies

I'm still not sure how I feel about doing cookies this year. Cookies were my dad's favorite thing. He ate more cookies than anyone, I swear. We used to call him the cookie monster.

I didn't make many last year, as my heart just wasn't there.

I'm going to try this year.

I'm going to make about 4 or 5 different kinds, depending on the time I have and depending on what the cats will let me make without pulling out my hair too much.

Pictures will be forthcoming

What cookies do you have at your holiday gatherings?

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Making Meal Plans

Trying to find ways of making economical meals that everyone in the family will like is damn hard. It is also hard to find things that are economical that aren't related to pasta.

I have so many pasta dishes that I could make, but eating noodles every day is pretty rough.

So far I know before Christmas I can make

Tuna casserole or tuna patties

Fish tacos

scrambled eggs with noodles

bacon ranch mac

pasta bake

Still trying to come up with some other cheap dinners


Thursday, December 10, 2015

Merry Minions!

If this doesn't make you smile...well...I don't know what to say.

I freaking love minions!

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

The Crud Has Found Me Again

I have gone years without getting much more than a sinus cold. This year, I've had two bouts of the crud in less than a month.




I am totally miserable and nothing I take is making it any better.

I think I need to sleep for about 48 hours, not that even 12 hours of sleep is possible

Sunday, December 06, 2015

Starting the Decortating

I'm hoping the tree will be up next week, but this is what I've got up so far.

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Its Been A Rough Week

I'm depressed.

There, I've said it.

Its out there.

I'm having a rough time coping with my dad's death, even though it has been a year. People tell me it is time to move on, but I'm really having trouble with that.

Then there's mom. She's beginning to like the hospital as much as my dad and that really scares me. I was close with my dad, but my mom is truly my best friend. The thought of her not being around scares the crap out of me for many reasons.

I guess with everything that has been going on lately I've been finding it hard to do much of anything, besides the care giving that is part of our daily routine.

I really just need a break from everything.