There's nothing like the holidays to tucker a girl out.

I hope everyone had an enjoyable weekend, whether you celebrate Christmas or not.

It has been wonderful to have everyone gathered together at our house.  I'm exhausted, but it's a happy and contented type of exhaustion.

I thought I'd give you a couple quick updates on what's been going on around here.

•  I've cooked, and cooked, and cooked some more.  We had a Mexican Christmas Eve dinner, a big brunch Christmas morning, and a more formal prime rib dinner on Christmas night.  I'll be in stretchy pants until further notice.

•  I baked cake balls for the first time ever and they were a culinary disaster.

(Yes, Tanis was right – they resemble reindeer shit!  FAIL!)

•  I watched an OC woman hop out of her car, bang on another woman's car window while ranting about parking spaces – and then stomp away as she was called, rather loudly, "A Christmas bitch."

•  My bionic arm is SO much better than the one I had prior to my last surgery.  Thank you again to everyone who helped make Surgery #8 a possibility for me.

•  I still have intense pain when I overuse my arm and probably always will.  (See cooking, decorating, wrapping gifts, etc.)

•  I've had a bit too much to drink at times the last few days.  (*hiccup*)

•  My heart has been filled with joy at seeing Mocha recover and begin acting like a healthy pup again.  I really didn't think she'd make it till Christmas and she is doing so well now.  I still don't know what was wrong with her, but she was a very sick dog.

•  I went to the mall the day after Christmas.  It was INSANE there! 

•  I had unexpected guests stop by and stay until midnight on Christmas Eve.

•  I played a zillion rounds of Apples to Apples over the last few days.

•  My heart swelled to the bursting point when someone chose to turn one of my photographs into a painting – which now sits on my mantle.

•  I'm very frustrated because my much awaited Christmas gift from Briefcase, a photo software program, won't install properly.  I feel like a five year old with a broken toy on Christmas morning.  I'll be working to resolve the problem this week, but still ….!  (Stomping feet in frustration!)

•  I went for a long, long, walk on the beach in the late afternoon yesterday.  It was kind of grey outside, but I didn't mind in the least.  To me, the beach is beautiful no matter what the weather is like.


•  Briefcase has planned a day at the Rose Parade for the two of us.  I haven't been to the Rose Parade since I worked on the floats, several years in a row, when I was in high school.  It will mean a night of little, or no, sleep but I'm really looking forward to it.

•  I still have house guests here, but I now have fewer house guests which has calmed things down a bit.

•  I'm not the only one in my house feeling exhausted from the holidays.


© Twenty Four At Heart 

7 Responses to “Yawn!”

  1. linda

    Your cake balls may look like reindeer shit but I’ll bet they were very tasty! I can’t tell you how happy I am to hear that you are in so much less pain after this last operation. Lets hope it IS your LAST operation! Relax, enjoy your family and remember; It’s not what you eat between Thanksgiving & Christmas. It’s what you eat between Christmas & Thanksgiving:)

  2. Jan

    Hmmm…those cake balls look something like the “present” Scooter left for us this morning on the dining room carpet. It’s back to the vet for us.

  3. Missy

    So happy to hear that your arm is better and that Mocha is recovering. Off to the vet with one of mine this morning-mysterious intermittent weakness in his hind legs…

  4. goodfather

    Great news about Mocha, and I’m glad your arm is giving you less pain! Good news all around. Except for the cake balls.
    Is the software Elements, by any chance…?

  5. Rob

    Told you so! (about the Bionic arm, I mean, that is).
    Unfortunately, the better we begin to feel the more likely we can succomb to over use. Oops. Even twenyfours should know our limits and plan ahead.
    And then won’t anyway…but what’s the fun in that?!

  6. Rob

    And I hate to be picky, but
    the cake balls don’t look like reindeer poo at all. Elf poo? – Perhaps. If I’d ever seen Elf poo.
    The strangest celebratory edible I ever experienced was a concoction of fried bacon and eggs, sausage, sliced hard-boiled eggs and some other sort-of meat suspended in clear gelatin. In the form of a cake. Prepared for a middle school birthday female.
    I thought it could have used a little salt…

  7. Neeroc

    I know I’m way behind, but I just have to say I’m so glad Mocha’s doing better!


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