Wednesday, 9 January 2013

NYE plus the christmas tree abduction

It's been a while!  But I am still alive.  Betcha missed my scribbly messy little drawings didn'tcha?

New Years Eve was a while ago now, but I drew these cartoons at the time, so here's a recap:
Mom and Dad came over a few days after Christmas and stayed until New Years Day.  I was really happy to have them there, especially for NYE, because Ben was working graveyards.

We decided not to go to any parties.  Instead, we stayed in and watched five straight hours of Little Dorrit.
I don't know how I stayed awake.  Ma and Pop had taken liberal naps throughout the day but I no longer CAN (totally bitter) because my kids no longer nap.

The next day I decided I should take down the Christmas tree.  My heart was not ready, but I did it anyways because that what my Mom always did.

But it was too soon.

It's hard for me to let Christmas go.  Luckily I didn't have the option of wallowing.  Instead I grabbed a pile of books and allowed both chubbies to scramble onto my lap and enjoyed their complete contentment at the attention I was giving them.

If I go through a day and the house is clean and I've been super productive, but hardly spent any time with my children, it feels like a failed day.   I feel great and really proud of myself if I've taken the time to spend quality time with my kids and helped them feel happy and loved.  This is something I am continuously learning.


  1. I actually have missed your drawings! You are so talented. I completely understand about your Christmas tree. I wasn't ready to take my down either. I even tired to convince Remy that we could decorate it for each holiday but alas it was a no.

  2. totally missed! did muds and duds love little dorrit? i still have my christmas stuff up but i know in my heart i need to take them down. and i will....sometime soon.

  3. I really missed you!! I was just thinking this morning that I need to talk to you soon. I love your drawings, and the christmas tree and I had a similar story of betrayal. It was time though, mine was left up until a few days after new years.

  4. hahahaha I laughed SO hard when I read this post. Aw, poor 'fub. Now you know for next year: wait 'till you're ready! :D