I'll give you all a moment to rejoice over the fact that, despite my recent silence, I am not in fact dead! No zebra cakes poisoning or warrant out for my arrest probably thanks to a recent puppy kicking spree! I know. I'm relieved too.
(Note: While writing that, I couldn't actually think of likely reasons I'd be dead and/or arrested. I'm such a good person.)
(Or I have no imagination. Yeah. That one. )
I know it isn't regular posting day either but I got this email from by best friend Penny about 20 minutes ago:
That yellow face is the angry-best-friend face I imagine she sent it with. That's steam coming out of her head. Also, obviously Santa did not give me better drawing skills over the break. Sooorry.
I had a week and a few days off from work for the holiday and it was great. I mean, great in the way that I turned into a giant lush and had flashbacks of when I was unemployed and crazy. Penny asked me one day what productive things I'd managed to accomplish on my vacation time and I said, "I put gas in my car."
She tried to convince me that this was not an actual accomplishment. I probably should've told her that I put pants on for the occasion and everything. In the grand scheme of sleeping, reading, eating and occasionally reading and eating while watching my nieces, I think that was quite the accomplishment. Only comment if you are going to back me up.
At the end of my week, I was looking forward to coming back to work. I get so much done here and I'm-not-just-talking-about-work-work, if you know what I mean. Besides, I'm not built to be at home all the time. I'd totally be one of those people who would fuse to the fibers of their recliner and need to be peeled away in case of fire or other emergency.
I also have a feeling that I could totally be one of the people who never knew they were pregnant. I mean, not even considering the fact that I have the same condition that is common amongst those stories. I just think I'd be all, "oh this? I just thought I was chocolate bloat-y..."
Speaking of pregnancy, two posts back, I mentioned a little bit about a life hurricane that hit my family recently. I wasn't sure if/when I was going to blog about it, but now that more people are finding about about it in real life, it seems weird to keep it off here completely. See what a big part of my life you all are? (Read: please forgive my blog neglect!)
My little sister Vyelit is pregnant. She's 22, so please don't start replaying Teen Mom episodes in your head or anything. I will only further say, however, that the circumstances around the entire ordeal are more tragic and less accidental. If you know anything about my family, how conservative, tight knit, etc we are, you can imagine what a blow this was. Not only the pregnancy, but the entire situation. We also found out about it the week my grandmother died. Yep. Pass me some more chocolate, am I right?
It's been a crazy last few weeks. I've cried more and harder than I ever want to really admit to. It's going to change a lot of, well, basically everything. But, my two nieces are the loves of my life and I have no doubt that little Mandarin Orange will also grow to be a source of joy. And dirty diapers, but I'm not thinking about that part yet.
So, besides a new baby, I'm hoping 2012 bring lots of other amazing stuff. I've heard a couple times that "amazing" was on some list of words that should be banned in 2012. WHAT.
I'm one of those people who is always inspired by the new year. I'm not going to subject you to any resolutions but there is a lot to look forward to next year ranging from the previously mentioned baby to a trip to Paris to things as little-but-still-great as the Hunger Games movie. ::embarrassing::
I hope you all had amazing breaks. I'm sure after I'll post this I'll remember actual things I wanted to say about my holidays. Right now all I can manage is that I had fun. I'm glad they're over. I'm gad they only come once a year.
I missed all of you faces,