I am unique. Just like everybody else.

OK, I know I'm not the only one who is very busy at this time of year. But I still feel like I have to let y'all know that I love you dearly, and it's not that I don't want to visit your blogs. I truly do. But there is just.no.time. And, I don't see it getting better very soon. So, I at least wanted to explain myself! It's not you, it's me, and all that stuff.

Oh, and I'll throw out some randomness while I'm at it.

* We are almost done with Christmas shopping. I just have to pick up a couple of things for my niece. We were able to get everything my kids wanted and more, thanks to my husband. His hard work paid off in the form of several bonuses. Which really helped out since their father is over a month behind on child support.

I am so grateful that this man I married doesn't hesitate to use all of his Christmas bonuses on "my" kids (when I told him that, he said honey, they're all our kids).
We are blessed.

* We also got gifts for the child we chose from the Salvation Army tree. It's important to us to share our blessings, and it's an important lesson to teach our kids.

* The kids will be with their Dad until Christmas afternoon, so right now it's just me and the hubby. We're going to throw tradition out the window and have seafood for Christmas dinner. We got these amazing, enormous shrimp at the Farmer's Market, and we're going to have fish and as yet undetermined side dishes. And I think this is going to be the beginning of a new tradition!

* Spiderman has gained seven pounds since moving back with us. Seven pounds. It makes me happy and sad at the same time. Happy that he's putting on weight, sad that he was obviously underweight to begin with. He has a huge appetite for such a little guy!

* I went to the little kids' school on Friday and did Gingerbread & Cocoa with both the Princess and Spiderman. They both loved it, and one of the kids told Spiderman that he looks just like ME. Which is funny considering that (a) I'm his stepmother and (b) it's actually kind of true.


There's definitely a resemblance, and why the hell are my eyes so huge?

* J's aunt took this picture and I just love it, so I wanted to share it with you.

That's the Princess, Spiderman, and a dog that J's aunt was dogsitting, on a tree at the park.

* Time for a little brag. Those of you who have been reading for a while, know of my weight loss journey I've been on for nearly a year now. And you know that I have lost over 110 lbs. So, I'm entitled to a small brag, right? Good.
My mom got me a new scrub outfit for Christmas. My current scrub size?
Extra small petite. If you know how far I've come, you'll allow this little brag! I think I've earned it. I'm still amazed by the changes.

* That's all the randomness my brain will produce at this moment. I know there's more stuff in there, but it will have to wait for another day. I hope you all are having a wonderful holiday season, and I can't wait to catch up with everyone....probably next year!


Anonymous said...

Hold it, you lost over 110 pounds?! You definitely deserve a brag and then some! That's phenomenal. I didn't know you before the weight loss so that was news to me. You look wonderful and those big eyes are pretty!

Merry Christmas, my new bloggy friend!

Marchelle said...

holy moly sista!! 110 lbs?! that's AWESOME!!!!

and that's a great pic of you and spiderman!

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

What a man you have!!!

Shrimp & fish sounds like a wonderful healthy meal! Enjoy!

Merry Christmas!

Danyele Easterhaus said...

i got a tear remembering when my paige left to go to her dad's for christmas...oh, i hated that so much. i never feel complete without all the kiddos! as for you and spidey looking alike...you know i look way more like my non-bio kids than my bio ones! i'm just saying that it proves god's sense of humor! merry christmas!

Mama Wheaton said...

110 lbs! Wow, you are officially my new hero. Spiderman does look like you and your eyes are beautiful. Have a very Merry Christmas and I will look forward to hearing from you next year.

April said...

Hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas...enjoy your time together!!!

Anonymous said...

I am soooo excited for you.. Extra Small Petite!! WOOT WOOT!!! you totally deserve to brag!!!!

And Spiderman def look just like you!! :)

Far From Perfect said...

Merry Christmas Sweetie...enjoy.

Casey's trio said...

WoW! I had no idea you had lost that much weight over the last year. GOOD FOR YOU! You must be SO freaking proud of yourself. Enjoy all your blessings this holiday season. Sounds like you have alot if them!

Tara R. said...

EXtra small petite? Wow! Way to go girl!

That's great about Spiderman and how well he is thriving with you and hubs. He does favor you. Maybe it's huge smiles you both have.

Wishes for the very Merriest of Christmases for you and your family!

Ness said...

Congrats on the weight loss! I am emerald green jealous but so happy for you!

Have a marvelous Christmas!

Aubrey said...

What a great post! You have so much to be thankful for!

Have a very Merry Christmas!

Shawnee said...

You might have noticed me lurking over your blog today haha! Your weight loss is amazing and you look great! Your blog is addicting and now I have accomplished nothing today... So, thank you for letting me procrastinate just a little longer.

Shannon said...

Can I just copy the first paragraphof the post and use it for my own??? I hear ya!
And congrats on the 110+ lbs!

Alison said...

congrats on the new scrub size!! that is totally awesome.

I hope you have a wonderful holidays..enjoy your blessings.

GypsiAdventure said...

oh that is all such wonderful randomness...I'm so happy for you!
Love the pic of the kiddos, so sweet!

Happy Holidays!

Melissa said...

WOW! Way to go! If you can do it, I can do it. I only (ha ONLY) have to lose 40.

Still keep hearing "Pure energy" when ever I leave a comment. It's very distracting.

Anonymous said...

If I were you, I'll definately will brag myself out haha gosh ! I really need to work hard on my diet.

Merry Christmas ~

jori-o said...

You are an inspiration. And thanks for stopping by! Merry Christmas to you!!