happy new years day!
I debated today on whether to actually be
social and get dressed (in something other than pajamas)
and go outside (shudder!) and talk to people (gasp!)
but then the pajamas won out.
it’s stormy here and the kids are home
and emma made awesome mashed potatoes & porkchops
and campbell picked up copious amounts of diet coke
for me without question
and we watched epic fail videos while eating
so it’s been a pretty good first day of 2019.
I know I just posted yesterday but I wanted to share
how frigging nice people are….
like…when my car broke down & my dad fixed it so fast
even though I am sure he had other actual customers to deal with…
but in the meantime, every time I would write something about
the lack of car (usually attempting to be funny,
cause I have learned you really can’t cry
if you are laughing, heeheehee) and
so many people immediately messaged me
asking me if I needed a drive or to tell me
to message them if I did need a drive anywhere.
So nice. People are so nice.
Like when my friend & I were invited to an open house just before Christmas…
& when we got there, our other friend said
”I have something for both of you”
and gave my friend the most adorable plush muppet band set
(I am not going to lie…I was/am still a little jealous…heeheehee)
& then gave me the sweetest sparkliest glitteriest sesame street
string of christmas lights…which will stay up YEAR ROUND
just telling you now….they look so great in my fun-space!
I know that these items hold a special sentimental sweetness
of memory for the giver and his family
and that has made these sweet little glowing lights
just that much more important to me & I am incredibly touched
to have been thought of.
AND THEN, he also dropped off a bag of homemade chocolate chip cookies
because I had RAVED about them the night before at his Mom’s open house.
♥ ♥ ♥
People are just so nice. Seriously.
Like the other day, when my cousin’s wife
messaged me to say they had something for me
and I found a card and a wrapped gift in my mailbox…
the card had a photo of their sweet little baby with Santa
which would have been gift enough
but THIS was also in there…
I AM IN LOVE WITH THIS…look at it!
I can change the seasons and the month and the dates and
it’s all little blocks and it’s the peanuts and…
well…I seriously just seriously have serious love for this thing.
it was totally unexpected and totally unnecessary
but soooooooo appreciated! :) :) :)
People are just so friggin’ nice.
like my sweet adorable niece who agreed to foster one of our TOO-MANY cats
and also gave me these sweet books for Christmas
AND messaged me all through the holidays
just to check in and see how I was doing… ♥
and my kids who probably drew straws
to decide which one of them would stay
home with me NYE…but made what could have been
a lonely night into an incredibly fun one…
and the people who have allowed me to
message them at 2 and 3 in the morning
when I can’t sleep…and sometimes, even respond to me…haha
or who offered to let me come over and hang out with them
when they thought I might be alone on Christmas Eve…
& bought me hot chocolate
& the girl who gave me THE most delicious homemade pecan tarts ♥ and
rubbed my back because she knew I was stressed out…
and to the guy (I still can’t say ex…I’m sorry…baby steps), who,
even though we are separated,
always answers my texts, always still calms me down,
and always, always looks out for us
even when it means giving us his car when my car was getting fixed…
oh…and my neighbor from down the street
who randomly messaged me on Christmas Eve
and asked me to pop over for a minute because she
had something for me…and when I got there,
she gave me this WHICH SHE MADE SPECIFICALLY FOR ME
and FRAMED because she saw it
and it reminded her of me….
seriously…people are SO FRIGGING NICE. :) :) :)
Look at this!!!! I adore this soooo much. ♥
I honestly did not mean this to be so long
but once I started,
I didn’t want to leave anyone out…
(and I really hope that I haven’t)…
I just wanted to take a second to say how frigging much
every comment, every gesture, every message
means to me…and how I just hope that maybe on my good days
I make someone feel as good as other people have made me feel.
People are just so friggin’ nice. And it makes me incredibly-stupidly
big-smile happy. XO