Love is love. How many times do I have to say those words? My little brother is coming home for Christmas….finally!!! He is bringing his husband with him, who I am excited to meet by the way! My middle brother hasn’t told his teenage sons yet….best example of reborn christians so far… (inset large eye roll) I just had to endure my bimonthly phone call with my father and when I asked if my brother would be staying with him in his big empty house he said “yuck! I don’t want them doing any of that icky in my house.”
The Girl said “if that was me, I would have just hung up.” Ha!..as if it were only that easy. My dad has been in his new house 4, maybe 5 years and I have never stepped foot in it. Not out of spite or anything, I just have no reason to go there. I’ve been through this a million times, I don’t hate my father…I’m just indifferent. Mostly I’m not certain my mother won’t rise from the dead and kick my butt….I don’t want to piss her off!
Now that those 24 minutes of my day are out of there I can talk about things that actually matter to me. Wow does that sound harsh? I guess the truth isn’t pretty but it’s how I feel.
The Girl and I stopped at a couple of local businesses today for small business Saturday. The first stop was my friend’s sustainable store and then we made the trek to another favorite. I used to frequent her store a couple of times a month before the C word. She moved her business to a location further away and I never quite trusted my car to make it out there or should I say…to not break down on the East side which is a not so nice part of town.So I took my new car on it’s first little trek into the unknown. Her new store is a beautiful space and I was able to get quite a few Christmas presents while I was there.
Then one of my coworkers picked us up and we went to an event at local historical site. I love my yearly chestnut roasted on an open fire. It was extra fun because she had her four year old daughter with her and Santa was at the event. It was a beautiful day, much like last year. Speaking of beautiful days….I’m obsessed with taking sun pictures these days!
Why have I never tried it before? This one is with a basic iphone, I have had some different results with my camera. It’s been a fun experiment.What fun new things have you tried lately? Did you partake in any holiday shopping this weekend? What was your favorite purchase?
I tried to keep things local as much as possible but I did indulge a purchase for myself…a merino wool bra. I know it sounds crazy…even to me but I have been struggling lately with fabrics that aren’t natural. It’s almost become like a mission. I have found some pieces thrifting but they will need to be altered. I guess I am going to have to figure out that sewing machine for real.