…among other happenings today.
My dude is super into drones and he has a couple of little ones he flies around the house. I was in the kitchen getting ready to do some dishes (we don’t live together so I don’t have to do them – I am a nice person), and bam a drone in my hair and face. It made a knot it my hair that I ended up having to cut out the last of! Oy. I got kinda mad. Then I felt bad. Then I decided getting mad was justified when ya get in the head with a drone.
On a positive note, we got a Christmas tree! One of the last at Lowe’s and we weren’t alone. COVID time made it go by faster then we thought. Though we were late to the game, we got a very nice tree. It’s drying outside (because it was muddy so it got hosed down) then it will be inside providing cheer!
I got to chat with my BFF today for awhile and that was nice. I told her about the drone incident and she updated me on all her goings on. It was nice to just talk to her. Gotta do that more often. Gonna make pasta for dinner. It’s the food of my people – no not Italian, poor.
How’s your holiday cheer coming along out there?
…can sometimes lift the spirits.
I got an early Christmas present in the form of an Apple watch. I wanted one for awhile and they went on sale and my dad and step mom got me one. It sound silly but it was really nice because it provided something else to think about other then worrying about COVID and it’s financial impact on my life. It was a bright light of fun and still is. I am in competitions to complete my rings which is a nice distraction. It’s just interesting how much it helps to have a little treat.
Marty also got groomed today and that came with a little surprise. His groomer made an ornament of him and it’s so cute! I love it so much. It brought me a little joy in a time where a little joy means a lot. On a less fun note, Marty now recognizes the door to the groomers. He pulled on his leash and started shaking. The groomer is great and does a wonderful job, he just doesn’t like to not be with me at home. So the positive experience of the ornament helped 🙂 So did picking him up hahaha
It’s also Christmas tree day for my dudes house. It will bring some much needed holiday spirit and joy. Toys can be great distraction and uplift the spirit.
…learning from Disney movies they make a cute Christmas movie for Disney Plus.
It’s a beautiful rainy morning in Southern California and I was watching ‘Noelle’ on Disney Plus (after a wonderful morning snuggling with my dude- he had gone to work at this point). Aside from being cute and set mostly in Phoenix, AZ (really enjoyed the references to home), it really taught me something. At the end of the movie Noel said to her another character “traditions change.” She is speaking to her friend who is a divorced dad who is debating spending Christmas with his son, ex wife, and her new husband. He feels like he wont fit in or it will be awkward. She tells him that traditions change and that can be scary but it can also be great. It hit me in my feels hahahaha. Traditions change and that’s okay. They have to change with growth and change in a family or friends or circumstances and that’s okay.
Last year on Christmas night I wound up spending the night with my dad and step mom and her family. I cried all the drive over to my dad’s house. Not because I don’t like my step mom or her family, I do. I was crying because that seemed like an official end to my old traditions when I was little. It had been years since my parents got divorced but it hit me in that moment. This holiday Disney movie brought me back to that moment and hit home. Traditions change and that’s okay. The new traditions can be great too (especially when your step mom makes the most delicious homemade jam and gives you some to take home).
Like getting a real Christmas tree with my dude. It was the best anniversary present ever. It’s a lovely gesture of our first real Christmas together (officially). It isn’t decorated yet but it was still so nice to wake up to this morning. I love it! So here’s to holding old traditions close to the heart and embracing the new ones.