It’s just past 6 am and I’m the first one up…well it’s just me and my kitten Penny who’s laying on the chair beside me. She’s become my shadow no matter where I go.

Except for Nirvana Unplugged that I’m listening to through my earphones, it’s strangely quiet. Normally I wake up to Maahhmeee and my husband shuffling clothes around in his dresser.

He’s been off of work for the holiday for almost 4 days and I haven’t killed him yet so that’s pretty impressive. Last night we went to look at Christmas lights and the little hummingbird was really excited. It was so different from last year when she probably had no idea what in the hell she was seeing. She still had some doubts but there were several times when she would yell out Sabby!!! To her, nutcrackers are Sabby too.

At one point we parked the car so we could walk to this little decorated park they always set up and while she was interested, the rocks she found while we walked around were much more fascinating to her.

Before we went home I talked my husband into picking up some Vietnamese take out. I had the most amazing milk and raspberry bubble tea while we where waiting for our food. The hummingbird had to get her hands on it but she kept on taking the tapioca pearls out of her mouth and handing them to us.

Around this time of year I always have these conflicting feelings of depression, being grateful, and happiness. Ultimately my feelings of happiness win but in a flash, just a day or so after Christmas, I get in a little funk. The holidays come speeding at you full force and then BAM, it’s over and it’s a new year. Since the hummingbird is now 2 and understanding the holiday a little more, it’s helped me get more excited.

Most of her presents are books since I’m determined that she develops a love of reading like I have. Her “big” present is an art easel that I know she’s going to flip for. Of course there’s always that chance she’ll be more interested in the wrapping paper since that seems to be the way it is with kids.


Since I’ve had a little time to myself this morning which is a rarity, I’ve been on Pinterest.

Here are some things that look yummy, think are funny, or cute. :^)

peppermint kiss brownies

cheesecake stuffed strawberries

oreo bark

cranberry mojitos

so true

very true!

so long, farewell…..

batter up

my uterus hurts

yes, please!

and of course I can’t forget pennymaker


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3 Responses to Nirvana

  1. Robin December 20, 2011 at 11:48 #

    Oreo Bark – I think you’ve introduced me to my next addiction. 🙂
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  2. Monica DeLaCruz December 20, 2011 at 18:37 #

    cranberry mojitos? hea-ven!

  3. David Jones January 8, 2012 at 05:17 #


    Those strawberries look so good 🙂
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