Monday, December 18, 2017

The weekend that Christmas began.....

I am exhausted...

I'm not sure you're supposed to start out a Monday exhausted... but I am.

It was a busy, hectic weekend.... full of wonderful things... & some painful, I'm almost headed to the ER kinda weekend - but that's life, isn't it?

Friday, I left work & headed to a coffee shop to meet up with one of my youth kiddos & her momma to do some talking, discussing, praying, pondering & encouraging decisions.  I love & adore this family so much, it was wonderful to kick off my weekend with them.

I left them to take some dinner home & the plan was to go home & eat & go out with Ricky to do some Christmas shopping.  Except I stopped to get a salad for me & a pizza for Ricky at a place & I ended up being there for nearly 45 minutes. WHAT?!?!??!?!.... I placed my order & sat down, trying to be patient because the line was super long... & then looked up & noticed everyone in front of me had their food... & then the people behind me were getting their food.  I just had a salad that I saw sitting behind the counter... but my pizza was no where to be found.  I finally got someone's attention because they were so busy, I couldnt get anyone to listen.  I finally nearly grabbed someone by their arm & screamed HEYYYYYY!!!!! & told them, I've been here 25 minutes - is there a problem?  Long story short - no one knows what happened to my pizza.  & they had to remake it... & the line was so long again, it took FOREVER.  UNBELIEVABLE....

Needless to say, when I got home, I was not going back out.

That's OK - more puppy time.

Saturday, I was up bright & early (puppy life) & looking forward to the beautiful warmer day.

Gave me time to take my weekly pics of Ernie.

He's getting SO BIG SO FAST!!!! Seriously - we can see the difference in him every day.

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He's going to be as tall as Harvey soon enough.

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I then went over to meet another new baby in our family... my dad got a new minature horse.  HOW STINKIN' CUTE IS THIS BABY GIRL?!?!?!?!?!!?!

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She's still getting used to her area so she's not allowed to run on her own yet... & heck, I wonder if she can slip through the fence as little as she is....

I left from my parents & had to get ready - it was Ricky's work Christmas party - which was super nice because we won some cash at our table for a trivia game.  Which is funny because we've won the past 5 years!!!! & there's like 17 tables. I dont know how we do it - & people are always like COME ON when we win... but it is almost comical.  Happy to walk out with some cash in my pocket.

But here's where my ER trip nearly happened...

& be ready if you're male... you might not get this... girls, you'll feel my pain, or you soon will... but with this perimenopause thing?  It's been KILLING ME.  Seriously - killing me. My doctor tried me on some progesterone medicine on my last trip 3 weeks ago - I couldnt stand it - it was making me sleepy, bloated, feeling not like myself - so I stopped it.  & mercy, ever since I stopped it, I have had cramps so bad, I couldnt even stand up.  Seriously - when we left Ricky's work Christmas party, I was walking to the truck hunkered over & when we got home, he nearly had to carry me in.  He wanted to take me to the ER but I was like, what are they going to do.  I dosed up on like 5 Advil's & was able to get to sleep... I even fell asleep in my dress I wore to the party because I just couldnt move once I got comfortable.

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So needless to say, sleeping in a dress isn't that comfy, so I was up at 3am  - with a whiny puppy - & needed to change anyways - & Ricky got up too to check on me  - & we ended up all staying up till 4:30.... sigh.

SOOOO - I ended up waking up late for church - & still needed to take my shower - & STILL felt not  right or perfect... so I missed our MSM Christmas party. I was so bummed. But that will tell you how bad I felt - I NEVER miss anything with MSM - especially a party. But I honestly couldnt drag myself out there.

I was glad to lay down for a few hours before we headed to my SIL's house for our Vincent Christmas.  Always so fun to see everyone.. & eat yummy food.... & this year, Ricky & I took a game out to play - we are a competitive family.  Fun stuff.

& its just always fun to get updated pics.

There was one moment I took a pic of Evan, the youngest grand baby & it freaked me out because I remember taking the same picture with my nephew when he was about that age. Where does the time go?

But it was such a lovely time....

Everyone said I never get a picture since I'm taking it & my nephew took this one... & while I put up a fight, I'm glad to get this one with my sweet hubby

& then we headed home & really thought, Wow, Christmas is here.  With 2 Christmas celebrations, I guess there's no denying it.

I spent the rest of my Sunday wearing out a puppy... whew... we need to get some sleep....because again, Its Monday & I 'm exhuasted....

Here's to our final work week before the holidays REALLY kick in gear.

How was your weekend?

Did you do any Christmas celebrations?


  1. A mini horse! I can't even deal with the cuteness! Hoping your pain subsides soon! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. Aw such a sweet photo of you two! So sorry you've been dealing with horrible cramps lately- those are the worst. Hoping you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!

  3. You and Ricky are just some Trivia Nuts!! I'm sorry you felt so bad this weekend, but luckily you didn't have to go to the ER! Peri menopause stinks!!

  4. Oh that mini horse, is EVERYTHING!! SO cute. Hope you feel better soon. Cramps are the worst!

  5. ugh, perimenopause is ass. i hate it. i hope you're feeling better, though. AND WAIT A HOT MINUTE. i dont blog or go on the internet for a bit and YOU GOT A PUPPY?! he's so stinkin cute!!

  6. Oh my gosh girl!! That sounds like an awful night! I hope that you are starting to feel better off an on, and that it gets easier to manage. It sounds super rough. Glad you've got Ricky looking out for you too! <3 Good husband, that one! The puppy is getting so big! Such a fluff, I show KC every time a picture is posted. hehe Oh love the pony too!! How cute! Glad you had a mostly good weekend. Love those pictures of Ricky with his family! :) XO - Alexandra

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  7. Ernie! The mini-horse! So adorable! But sooooooo sorry about the perimenopause pain. I am deeply terrified about menopause. I suspect that I will be gifted with early menopause because I got my period early too (err TMI for Monday?) With your new and improved health care plan, can your doctor try some other type of medication for you? Because cramps like that - no bueno!

  8. The miniature horse is so adorable! So many baby animals :) Sorry you felt so bad for most of the weekend :( No wonder you felt exhausted today. I hope the week gets better.

  9. Harvey and Ernie! So precious! And dads horse; oh my cuteness! I feel ya sister peri menopausal in da house and it stinks! May you feel much better this week!

  10. I love puppy cuteness (I do not love horse cuteness as I am terrified of horses. Even the small ones)

    I know you're in pain, and I'm sorry, but that ecard was too funny

  11. So sorry for your pain! I hope the doctors can get you something to make you more comfortable. The mini-horse is adorable but not as adorable as your new puppy! Take care!! Merry Christmas!

  12. O my that horse is beautiful!

    We had our family Christmas party last night and it was so good to see everyone. I hope your cramps have passed and you can enjoy this last week before the holidays!

  13. The mini horse and of course Ernie are just so adorable!
    I'm so sorry you're experience such terrible cramps :( They can put a girl out of commission for hours and days! Such a terrible feeling in such a sensitive place! I hope you find a solution for relief soon!! That's not fun AT ALL.

  14. Oh that sounds like a rough start to the weekend and then a rough one in general (the pizza thing is just annoying, but feeling sick seals the deal).

    I hope this week is off to a better start!

    (And per your caption/comment on IG that I saw at some point...Scout DID sleep all the time as a puppy. Constantly!..Jett did not.)

  15. I am so sorry about your almost trip to the er. I feel your pain. So brutal. I would be so mad at the pizza place too. I hate that and they didn't do much to make it right. But other than the pain, it sounds like a good weekend. yay for winning the money!


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