Paralyzed From the Brain Down - April 3, 2020

To say the past weeks have been weird is an understatement. I have been trying to work from home, but it's difficult. What's worse is that I'm home more, but am completely unable to paint! I'm paralyzed and I can't figure out what's wrong. My husband says all psychological problems are inherently fixable if you can articulate what the problem is. So when I can't articulate it, I feel worse, like it's only ME standing in the way of feeling better. If only I were smarter.
One fun thing is that my siblings and I are all talking more online. Yesterday we had the best conversation because one never-available-when-we-group-call sibling actually took part! Unfortunately, they also got mad when I took a (lot) screenshots. I touched up one of the screenshots to show how they should really feel about me. 

I'm thinking of downloading some filters for my next meeting at work and looking like the potato lady I can't stop laughing at this picture. 

And laugh…

Christmas Eve - December 24, 2019

Christmas Eve is actually my favorite day of the year. All the anticipation reaches a crescendo and all the planning and work comes to an end - either it's finished or it isn't! 

It's tradition to go over to my in-laws' with the rest of the family and have a grand gathering with food and presents. Each year we've tried to make it easier and easier since the burden falls on the women to provide food. (Anger doesn't help and I want to eat) This year it was decided to have soups and breads. For some reason,  my chicken tortilla soup just didn't taste right, but with enough cheese and sour cream,  I ate enough to be satisfied.

My MIL is a great decorator,  but I think she's starting to slow down a bit. This year, we put up my little pink tree and left it undecorated.  I love lights and bling, but it hasn't been something I've had energy for in a few years. I need someone to help me, but my almost-13yo just isn't that person.  Maybe Brian will take it on eventually.  (Crosses fingers)

I did get the boy to smile almost naturally here. I love him so much! 

Now to bed!


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