Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Merry Christmas

Wow...Christmas was over in a flash. It was a whirlwind of shopping and wrapping! This year is the first time I've ever waited until the last minute to do most of my shopping. The one thing I did like about that was being able to stick to my budget and list more than I usually do. I've been sick for a couple of weeks but am finally feeling better.

Christmas morning the girls woke me up early. They were out in the living room with the light on (that's what woke me up) at 4:30 am!! So, I let them finish going through their stocking stuff, then sent them back to bed for a little while. It was a good day. I guess none of us will ever have a Christmas without missing Megan so much it hurts. She would've loved it with everyone here and playing.

I have been off of work since Christmas Eve and have to go back tomorrow...UGH!! Not looking forward to that at all! I have enjoyed my time with the kids to just hang out and not be rushing around doing something all of the time. Yesterday the girls and I went to see Twilight...it was really good! Today I am taking them to see Bolt. I told Taryn that she could pick something today since she had to watch Twilight yesterday.

Anyway, I spent yesterday afternoon going through some of Megan's things and moving boxes out of my room and out of the garage into a closet in the office. Most of her things fit in there. It's weird to see this empty space where her stuff has been sitting for a long time but I thought it was time to not see it everyday when I get up. So, that was one thing checked off my list for the day that I completed. The rest of the day I watched a movie and played Mario Cart with the girls! :) Not super productive but SUPER fun!!

Sunday, December 07, 2008


I finally got my tattoo yesterday! It took about an hour and a half. It didn't hurt too much until towards the end so that part was better than I expected. I got it on my left shoulder blade. (I'll put a pic of it later) It is a little bigger than I had orginally planned but I love it! It's about 4 inches long...so not just huge. I am just not used to seeing this bright spot on my shoulder! It needed to be bigger so Megan's name could look just right. I was so excited when Madeline recognized it as Megan's writing...just what I wanted. So now, I am crinkly with saran wrap. I am relieved to have it over because I was pretty scared of it hurting. Ready for another one....look out Kat Von Dee!!! (just kidding..ouch!)

Got quite a bit of Christmas shopping done yesterday so that's got me a little more excited about the holidays.

My plans for today are:
clean kitchen
vacuum and sweep/mop all floors
put outside lights/decoration up

I'd better get busy! :)

Tuesday, December 02, 2008


We had an earthquake in Oklahoma City last night. We felt it at my house around 8:30 pm. It sounded like something hit the back of the house and then the whole house vibrated enough to shake the beds and couch. It was very strange. Matthew and I went outside to see what was going on and we couldn't figure it out. This morning on the radio they were talking about the earthquake. Apparently the starting point was in North OKC. The side of my house that sounded like something hit it was the north side. Weird. It was a 2.5 I think...can't imagine what a huge one would be like...very scary I'm sure.

Let's see...what else...we survived the one year anniversary of Megan's death. Started creating a memory garden for her that day. It is at Mom and Dad's house. It is beautiful. We planted a rosebud tree, dogwood tree, tulip bulbs, pansies, 2 different hydranga plants (sp?) and a few other things. It will be so pretty in Spring when everything is blooming. Megan would love it!

Thanksgiving was okay I guess. Felt very strange. Shannon came home so it was good to see her. Haven't seen her since August 14th. Taryn has been very clingy since Shannon went home. It's driving me crazy a bit....I'm trying to be patient.

We have our Christmas tree up and it looks pretty. Nat and I went shopping Friday morning (4am) and I bought a new coat but no Christmas presents.

Oh---getting my tattoo Saturday afternoon. Can't wait!!

I've got breakfast in the crockpot. It will be ready at 7 in the morning. The kids won't know what to do having a hot breakfast. I'm feeling very productive getting that done. Go me!!