Christmas 2017 and the aftermath

The wind sounds like it’s on a mission to liberate our roof (and possibly relocate us to Oz) and it’s about 14 degrees Fahrenheit out there. I’ve just sat down with my very ill child after dealing with the projectile vomit, which covered an impressive area of living room. She is sleeping now, poor kid. Hopefully she will feel well enough when she wakes to rehydrate and keep some food down as well.

Yesterday was fortunately much more enjoyable than the present. Evie was thrilled with her gifts (especially the new keyboard and robot babydoll–which is actually far less creepy than I had anticipated).

We went off to spend Christmas with Nick’s family as usual. About 15 minutes away, unless you happen to encounter a snowpocalypse (as was our situation for the return journey). Evie had fun with cousins and everything was fairly uneventful, but in a good way.

We had the chance to see my parents and sister on Christmas Eve day, and my dad brought Evie an impressively crafted dollhouse, which he assembled himself. My dad is seasoned in the art of micro-construction and my sister and I manically awaited our Christmas dollhouses in years past. He hasn’t lost his touch, and Evie was pretty ecstatic when he arrived with this beauty.

My sister also colored and trimmed my hair on Christmas Eve, since that’s what she does and since it had been nearly a year since anyone but me doused it with chemicals. It was a great Christmas present, however, I have a slight issue coming to terms with any change in my appearance, experiencing a sort of hair induced shock/dissociation after coloring. It’s a bit darker than I anticipated, but I’m surviving. I’ll probably love it by next week.

Lastly, Nick and my parents gave me some really lovely gifts this year. The emerald ring (from Nick) came as a happy surprise after the Echo Dot I had been hinting about (extremely obviously) ended up back ordered.

My mom picked out this lovely firefly lamp, something I’ve wanted for ages but never seem to encounter on my limited forays into (other than online) shops.

All in all it was a lovely holiday. Although right now all I want is for this kid to start perking up and hopefully avoid a visit into immediate care for fluids. 😦 Hopefully the virus will be short-lived, she has loads of toys just waiting for her!

I hope all of you had a fantastic holiday!

Until next year!

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Busy professional and parent (to 1 human, 3 cats, 2 guinea pigs, and a Shih Tzu. I enjoy blogging about this and that, generally in the wee hours of morning. I’m also a ballet dancer, competitive roller figure skater, and portrait artist. Current obsessions include: horror films, shopping for things vintage and handmade, experimenting with essential oils, and slowly restoring our big old house by the beach.

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