Sunday, December 21, 2008

good stuff and bad stuff

bad stuff----
we had dinner at my SIL's parent's house last night (no, that's not the bad thing, it was actually really nice) but it's the first time we'd seen my bro/SIL/gameboy and puddin' in awhile. like maybe since the weekend after thanksgiving when they came over. i went to hold puddin' (she's 8 months now!) and she flat out bawled when i picked her up. cried. real tears. screamed even. omg it broke my heart. seriously, it took her a long, long time to let me even look at her w/out crying. eventually i got to hold her and got a smile or two out of her, but, nevertheless, i am heartbroken. put me in the shitty aunt category because obviously i haven't seen her enough and she totally forgot who i was and is scared of me now.

i have a bad feeling a sinus infection is trying to take over my body right before christmas. it's been trying to knock down my defenses today. fucker. i hate sinus infections. i get them bad. like i'd rather be dead bad. i've started myself on a heavy dose of everything i have in the house. i hope to scare it the hell off before it settles in. fucker.

last sunday when the girl and i were baking cookies i burned my right wrist taking a batch out of the oven. it hurt a little, but i didn't think it was bad. the next few days i had a spot the size of a quarter on my wrist, but it didn't really hurt. later in the week it started hurting and a layer of skin has since been shed. now i have this nasty, gooey looking quarter size red splotch on my wrist--gross. it looks hideous. i tried to take a picture to share w/ you, but it wouldn't even allow itself to be photographed it was so heinous (no offense to the actual heinous).

good stuff--
last night we went to dinner at my SIL's parent's house. the hubs is incredibly jealous that my brother ended up w/ better in-laws. not only is the SIL's mom a better cook, but their house was clean, they were sociable and friendly, welcoming and it was just a nice evening (aside from me being a shitty aunt and all).

today the hubs and the boy went to the movies while the girl and i did some christmas shopping. the boy is at the age (9) where he likes doing "guy things" w/ the hubs. they went to see the tale of despereaux, which the boy has been begging to see and wants santa to bring him the book for christmas.

i like when one of the kids (the boy in this instance) asks, what's for dinner, and my response gets a YES!!!! (we're having spaghetti).

i have one day of work (tomorrow) then i'm off until jan. 5. i.cannot.wait. yes, i realize that a few days after christmas i will be ready to send the kids somewhere, anywhere because i'll be pulling my hair out, but for now i am looking forward to it.

snuggling in bed w/ the hubs on a sunday afternoon is, perhaps, one of my favorite things in the entire world.

8 comments:

justsomethoughts... said...

hope you enjoy every second of it. the husband, the kids, and the holidays.

Not Your Aunt Bea said...

Don't feel like a bad aunt! It may just be her temperament. With both of mine, they had that stranger anxiety early (6-7 months) even with their dad who they saw every day. If it wasn't mom, they wailed.

Sounds like a nice weekend otherwise!

Kristin.... said...

D is off starting the 24th thru the 5th. I am....PSYCHED!!!!!!!!!!!! ahem.

Meg LOVES Tale of Despereaux; her teacher has been reading it to the class. I may have to buy it for her birthday.

Hotch Potchery said...

I feel your pain at being rejected by a baby... I hope you fight the cold/flu/sinus crud. Mine lasted from Thanksgiving until last weekend.

Heinous said...

I had one of those burns once. It was self-inflicted though so I have no excuse. No offense taken, btw ;)

I have a vacation coming up like that. They're nice, aren't they?

creative kerfuffle said...

just---i plan to! and i hope you have a great holiday too!

bea---the boy was also like that as a baby, but still. i was.crushed.

k--yeah for D being off! maybe during that time you could sneak away for an afternoon!?

hotch--srsly, mine better not last the entire time i'm off.

heinous--self-inflicted? wtf? i don't do pain well. i'm a wuss.

justsomethoughts... said...

heinous - i did one of those in high school. something we all saw ina movie. on a dare. one of the stupidest things i've ever done...

Tracy said...

I hope you are enjoying your time off!

When my niece and nephew were babies I was a pre-teen and unintrested in babies...I still feel bad about that. I think they like me now though, so that is something.