Hope everyone’s holiday was great. Ours went well and I can honestly say I am glad it is over and I am looking forward to making some big things happen in 2011. I stuck to my guns and kept the gifts for the children minimal and who would know they didn’t even notice the difference, and our pockets are all the more thankful for it.
In true “me” fashion, I waited until Christmas Eve to do the majority of my shopping. Foolish yes, but I got some great deals and managed to get my husband and mother in law taken care of at about oh 5:30 or so (mall closed at 6). The adrenaline, the rush…can’t beat it, I work best under pressure. While wrapping presents, I had a mini meltdown. I knew the tears would come for my mother, I just didn’t know when. They came, I cried, I wiped my tears and kept going. She’s proud..I have to believe that.
Lil Mama enjoyed her first Christmas and who would’ve known that her very first one would be historic . For those not aware, the monster northeastern winter storm started down here in the good ‘ole south and Atlanta got a sizable dusting of snow giving us a White Christmas.
|Interest was short lived..shortly after this was taken I found her playing with the scrap pieces of wrapping paper|
I think I fought with the kids over the Wii more than they fought with each other and I feel like I’ve been in a physical fight. Sore is the operative word! We spent the evening at my uncle’s house and we all played the Just Dance game. OMG, halfway through Proud Mary, I thought I was going to collapse. I promise to entertain you with a video of me doing it once I get my own copy of the game..somebody remind me!
So basically we went from Christmas to Valentines Day. Retailers sure know they can overkill. You would think we could at least get our Christmas trees down, ornaments packed away, and pay a credit card bill from Christmas before seeing a sea of red hearts and Cupids. Seriously. I guess the name of the game is while everyone is still in the buying mood might as well push that box of chocolates that will hang out in the closet for the next month and a half. Sheesh!!
Speaking of moving on…
So sad, the R&B world lost a phenomenal singer. Teena Marie was an extraordinary singer who crossed color lines with her soulful voice. I never saw her as a “white”singer, I saw her as a woman that was one of the best that ever did it. My mother was a huge fan of hers and hearing of her untimely death brought back memories of me as a child sitting around watching my mother put the needle to Teena’s records..yes, I said records! I know if my mother was here she would be saddened to hear of her death. So in memory of Teena and my mother, here is Portugese Lover..My Mama’s favorite “cut”!!
How was your holidays?
Have a great week!!