~The Day After Christmas Blues~

To say I am feeling a bit depressed today would be an understatement.

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I can’t believe that Christmas has come and gone..poof..just like that.

All the time, preparation, and anticipation that goes into it just to have it gone in one day. death of Christmas 2015 blues sadness
The presents that took hours to wrap were all tore to shreds in less than 30 minutes.  A first week of Christmas break already gone.  I had stuff planned…what happened?

My husband returns to work tonight and my dad left this morning before the sun even came up.  Probably due to the fact that he didn’t get much rest the past 2 nights.  Not only because my house is noisy but also he had a cold with a cough that would just not let up no matter what remedy I fed him.

My house is a disaster and I have no desire what. so. ever. to clean it up.  The sun is shining but it’s so cold that none of the snow is melting.  I should take the kids sledding or something but it’s literally only 18*F outside.

Can I just go back to bed?

Oh yeah my husband is sleeping because he has to go to work tonight and I have kids…no going back to bed for me.

So I blog…

My teenager even had wrestling practice to return to today and will be leaving for a match for a couple days….IT’S SUPPOSED TO BE WINTER BREAK.

My kids got a new gaming system for Christmas, and my husband is sleeping so if I even want to watch tv it has to be on my iPad with a set of headphones in my ear.

I bought some adult coloring books but hate the pens that came with them and it’s just too damn cold and snowy to go to the store to get some colored pencils.  I know….whaaaaa!   I should be grateful for the Christmas day I had yesterday…and I am…guess I just wish I could have a repeat button.

New Year’s Eve is approaching fast…2015 went by so fast that even as I was looking at pictures from last Christmas it seemed like it was just yesterday. happy birthday
This is the last month that I will have a 5, 4, and 3 year old as my mini monster B will be 6 in a couple of weeks.

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I look forward to our 2016 adventures.  The new plans is which I plan to carry out with my health, happiness, and marriage.  Getting back in the saddle of a regular blogging routine.  Getting a list of projects put together in an actual list and getting them completed.

In the meantime….for just a moment…I am going to stare at my 5, 4, and 3 year old with the Santa of 2015.

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That’s A Wrap ~ November 28, 2015

That's A Wrap Week 2

Did everyone survive the Thanksgiving holiday?  I did by stuffing the turkey with Xanax and consuming large amounts of wine.

However…I forgot to take a single picture of the food that I slaved away in the kitchen all day making.  **wipes her nose with her sleeve**

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We woke up to a wonderful white Thanksgiving morning where the snow actually was stuck to the ground and the kids of course scurried around in search of any snow gear that fit.  Their daddy doesn’t like them going out in the cold without being bundled up like the poor boys from “Christmas Story”.  I say let them go out how they want…they will defrost.

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My father joined us for Thanksgiving this year and he even stayed at our house instead of a hotel or in his Winnebago.  I made sure I had plenty of Bacardi and coke on hand for him.  This pic was taken after he had a couple of them.

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Earlier in the week I volunteered to help with my mini monster B’s class feast. 23 kids, 8 parents, and a shit ton whole lot of food made for quite the chaotic event but watching my son light up as I walked through his classroom door and telling his teacher that “his mommy is awesome” was all worth it.  Mine would be the one in the red shirt consuming his “turkey figurine made from Oreos” while his plate of food sits untouched an arm length away.

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On Friday afternoon we took the entire Souzaville clan to pick out our 2015 Christmas tree.  We also got it home all in one piece and even decorated it and got the rest of the Christmas decorations up.

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Earlier in the week I had made little beaded tree decorations shaped like candy canes and wreaths with the kids.  (You can find the link on my Everything Christmas Pinterest board)  I guess I am kind of making this into a tradition so that when they are older they can see the ones they have made along the years.  Last year it was globes with their handprints but I don’t think one of them made it to see the light of this year so we may have to redo those.

I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving holiday and remembered all that there is to be thankful for.  I know I have tons to be thankful for each and everyday.

Have a fabulous week!

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Steak and BJ Day?


It’s that time of year again so I thought I would share an oldie with a few little updates.

What is this you speak of?  You mean that time of year has come again already?  Seems like just yesterday you…my dear husband…were muttering those same words to me.

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Seriously who thought of this idea?  Obviously someone with a penis and a lack of iron.


I guess next year I will have to try to remember to put it on my calendar…”hey siri…please remind me that March 14, 2017 is steak and BJ day and that I need to plan a-head….literally”.  Buy wait…I don’t need reminding for I have you my dear husband who starts talking about it months before.


This post has been getting a serious amount of hits the last week but pretty much daily it gets looked at.  Below is just today’s stats and it’s only 8:44am in the US right now

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Oh…by the way…March 15th is chocolate cake and massage day for women!  So make sure you put that one on your calendars guys!!!  And don’t mutter the phrase “That’s Valentine’s Day”.  I for one don’t care about Valentine’s Day dear husband.

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Christmas is so different now.  I watch my children decorate

the tree as their tiny little fingers embrace the

ornaments in which I too stared at for hours after hanging them

on the tree when I was a munchkin.  Christmas was not an exciting time for

me to look forward to since about the age of fifteen.  Now that I have children

it adds whole new life not only to Christmas but to

all the holidays.

Just for today

Well here it is the first day of the last month of the year.  Did you survive Thanksgiving?  Did you get any great deals at Black Friday?  How about today with Cyber Monday?  Me, I haven’t bought a single Christmas present yet.  This is how I am every year and I don’t see it ever changing.

The chaos of the Thanksgiving Day weekend had me in a complete and utter fog yesterday.  I actually napped which is something I never do.  And even with a nap I was unable to keep my eyes open past midnight last night.  And I am usually up until at least midnight regularly.

Before my family got here I cleaned my house from top to bottom. ((looks around)) Although you couldn’t tell by looking at it now.  Toys laid out across the sofa, breakfast and lunch dishes still left on the table, several pairs of shoes and socks laying around, and what looks like dried apples from a package of them my son opened this morning strewn across the floor.  The leftovers are taking up too much space in the fridge and I don’t think I could bring myself to eat another piece of turkey.  Think I will just throw everything left in a baggie and freeze it for a dinner plan at a MUCH later date.

The kids are semi back to normal today after staying up late and eating foods that I would usually never even buy.  So now it’s time to get ready for Christmas.  I have been out to the garage and contemplated getting out the decorations but decided it can wait just one more day.  Today I just want a plain day with no planning, no decisions, and NO CHORES.  The snow that was so beautiful on the ground yesterday is now almost melted and gone and this mommy is feeling bad because I had forgotten to get the kids some snow boots therefore they didn’t even have a chance to play in it.  I know there will be more but still feeling guilty just the same.  So instead we turned on “Frozen”, made a huge fort with every pillow and blanket in the house, and enjoyed the warmth of the fireplace.  Just for today…

Random “S#*T”

I woke up this morning to the sound of the rain.  I love the sound of rain…probably because I live in Nevada and we don’t get much rain here.  Although I have seen al lot more since moving to the northern part of the state.

Now I am a spring and summer girl at heart…there’s nothing like the feeling of sunshine on my face and everything blooming…for some that brings the feeling of itchy, watery eyes and a runny nose but luckily for me I don’t suffer from allergies.


But there is just something spectacular about the feelings of fall and winter.  Pumpkin lattes and big comfy clothes.  Extra blankets on the bed and the heat of a fire on the tip of your toes.  Cuddling with my littles watching movies we choose.  Holiday parties and better yet…holiday booze.  And by parties I mean getting all the family together and consuming alcohol and food while playing whatever board games we can find all the pieces to.  I bet you thought I had this glorious life where I was invited to all these fabulous holiday cocktail parties ….nope ….not me…not this life.


And whoever thinks a holiday party week is a good thing…should maybe check out an AA meeting…I mean I like my cocktails but partying everyday for a week?  That didn’t even happen in my 20’s.

Aaaah the holidays…where families come together and torture one another…where you try to watch what you say in fear you might piss someone off.  Then I just get tanked and end up saying it anyway ….((burp)) oops.  Those movies that have been created out of entire “family reunion” topics were created for a reason…to show people that families aren’t the picture perfect portrait that hangs on the wall.  And the ones that are claiming to be perfect need to have their heads examined.  That’s like organized religion…tread carefully. Not lightly….carefully.

Now I love Thanksgiving but it is so much work for the women of the house.  Whether that be just the mom, the mom and daughters, or the grandmothers, moms, AND daughters.  Regardless of how many are helping, it is always so much work.  Maybe in other families the men pitch in but not in my family.  The men plant their asses on the couch to watch the Thanksgiving Day extravaganza of football while the ladies in the house prepare the never ending smorgasbord of goodies that start at what seems like the crack of dawn and doesn’t end until the last piece of silverware is washed.  ((note to self…get paper plates and plastic silverware))