I think the Grinch isn't actually a green furry fella - but a sinus infection that doesnt want to go away on me & has tackled the hubs down to a pile of yuck.
I ended up taking a few days off work Thursday & Friday & ended up getting all my shopping done for Ricky on Thursday, & then headed out on Friday for what has become an annual tradition - shopping with my momma.
We didn't get a whole lot done but the point of those outings are to just get done what we can & just have fun doing it. Goal achieved.
... especially when we found that Burger King has a new thing called "Cheese Curds"... we had no idea what that was but anything with the word 'cheese' in it HAS to be good so we ordered some. & besides burning our fingers & the roof of our mouth on them - they were delicious.
Tis the season to throw out all care of calories. Especially while shopping.
& while I was out shopping, my poor hubby was coming home early from work.
He NEVER comes home early for work. He was HORRIBLE with a sinus infection - which I'm not too sure it wasn't / isn't the flu. He's had a fever for the past 6 days & he's just achy in his neck & back & just feels horrible. When he's suggesting going to the doctor - or even thinking about the ER - you KNOW its bad. Poor guy.
So once again, Saturday, we had TONS of plans & he just felt so bad, we said life just has to go on hold. It doesnt matter how close it is to Christmas.
We had plans to finish shopping & go to his work Christmas party. Nope - I made some breakfast & we pretty much camped out in the living room with Christmas movies on Netflix & Ricky sleeping 90% of the day while I just knitted & laughed so hard, I thought for sure I was going to wake him up... nope - he was that out of it.
|Our view most of the weekend... & the dogs loved it|
Ricky had to even miss his work's Christmas party which he's never done... again, you KNOW he felt bad to make that happen. I feel so bad for the guy.
He was craving something sweet so I made him some blondie brownies & tried to perk him up with a little message.
|This is the top notch quality of my baking skills|
He did appreciate it, but it didn't cure him.
Sunday, he was still not top notch so he stayed home while I went to MSM to have fun with our Christmas party. It's the last gathering we have for the year - I had to wish my girls a Merry Christmas.... & try not to throw up while they were playing a game that was an eating challenge. Things that included a can of sardines - a can of Spam (I swear it smelled like dog food) & pickled pigs feet. At one point, I had to walk away & go to the other side of the room.... it was horrid. But those kids are up for anything & tackled it all. Even wrapping up a person like a gift.
|That ball right there... a 6th grade girl... I'm not even joking|
That legit is a 6th grade girl balled up in that package. I swear. I kept asking if she could breath. No harm had come to any 6th graders in the making of this Christmas game...
I met up with Ricky after MSM so we could go to his sister's for our Vincent Christmas. I love so much his sister has everyone over every year - the Sunday before Christmas. It works out so well & I just love seeing everyone. I just adore my Vincent family.
My sister in law always makes the BEST dinner for us. & I always say it & I'll say it again - I so appreciate that she caters to my vegetarian ways. I know its not always the easiest thing to do, but man, she does me up RIGHT. We are all so thankful for her gracious hosting & time & energy she takes to prepare the day for us.
|The best Christmas hosts!!|
We had so much fun laughing, figuring out how to put toys together, playing games (I DONT CHEAT!!!!) & just getting to spend time with one another. Time is so precious.
It's always so wonderful to have Michael's son there. I think the holidays always brings up the wounds of a missing family member. & Evan's momma is so lovely in making sure Evan is still a part of the Vincent family. We all love Evan & his momma so much. They ARE Vincent family... no doubt.
I always adore getting to spend time with my niece & nephews too.
I just can't believe these 2 are so grown up. One getting ready to turn 21 (STOP IT!) & the other getting near getting her license (REALLY ... STOP IT!!!)
They are both just such good kids... I will put these two up against anyone's niece & nephew. They are just so amazing to me.
Of course, I bring my camera with me during the holidays & so happy to capture pictures. I've learned that pictures are priceless treasures to have. Truly priceless. I think we learn that when someone leaves this world & we can have those glimpses of time to look back on...
It was never clearer to me to see the siblings all together... but missing one...
But loved when Michael's son sat in on the picture...
Oh my heart....
....life truly does go on - doesn't it....
& getting to share in the holidays with family... even when you're not feeling 100%, it all makes Christmas even more wonderful.
Did you do any Christmas celebrating this weekend?
Has the horrid Grinchy Sinus infection got you yet?
Are you ready for the final week till Christmas!?!?!?