Home For Christmas…and Mullet Haircuts Unearthed
first off, happy christmas week! it’s almost here yay!
i’ve been in colorado for a few days before all the other family starts rolling it because it was important to me to spend some quality time with my parents.
i spent the first few days hanging out with my dad and we both tackled scary areas of his house that needed sorting, especially a corner in my room of old things. i ended up throwing three massive and incredibly heavy bags full of old school stuff, knickknacks, half eaten jaw breakers and the likes away. i have hoarding tendencies and anything someone gives me immediately has sentimental value attached so this is no easy task folks!
it felt good to go through some old things and find some solid gems like these. mullet time!
we also watched a few christmas specials, including ‘celtic woman’ which takes us back to our irish roots and we swear they are our cousins!
then it was mama time and because she’s hosting her side the family for christmas so there was some decorating to be done! my stepdad picked out a great tree and we strung the lights on (omg the last time i did that on a real-sized tree was ages ago and it was hard and my arms got all rashy). the end product was worth it.
my husband arrives tonight and i am super excited to have him back. as we were talking last night on the phone, we both siad that while we missed each other it was also nice to have some time apart to actually miss each other.
for him, he travels more for his speaking and trainings so i get the run of our home all by myself every once in a while and it’s glorious. dishes in the sink, clothes right where i left them, watching whatever i want on netflix (gilmore girls galore) and eating a hot pocket (jim gaffighan anyone?). he got to indulge in that for 4 whole nights and he said it was really rejuvenating (but no hot pockets).
i, on the other hand, got uninterrupted and quality time with each of my parents which i certainly don’t take for granted. i know this time of year is hard for many people with the absence of their loved ones so my thoughts are with you.
it was good to have conversations about where we are in life now, how much of a punkass i was in high school and where the future is headed.
my sister and her hubs get in tonight too, my in-laws tomorrow and my grandparents just got here so bring on the crazy holidays!
okay one more…me and my little sister! we are still trying to figure out when my hair decided to get really curly…but in the meantime we were just sweet little sailors.
1) do you still have boxes of your old things at your parents’ house?
2) how often do you get to spend time one-on-one with your parents?
3) do you like hot pockets? be honest.