I guess you could say I have been:
d) ALL OF THE ABOVE
If you guessed (d) then you are correct.
I would like to think the Holiday season had something to do with the busy and tired part. I am always so excited to pull out the Christmas decorations while listening to the wonderful sounds of Christmas music. This year's favorite album was Michael Bublé's Christmas album
this happened last year....I decided against it. However, our neighbor felt the need to put an ugly WHITE strand of lights on a tree that from the road looks like it could be ours.
First off...who wraps a white cord around a green tree? Second, my four year old son could have done a better job wrapping the small tree! And third....the damn white strand of lights is still there! I swear to God, if those lights are still there in March!!!!
(I would take a picture of it...but that is where answer (c) comes in...I am too LAZY!)
Anyhow...I swear my husband was either on the road or had a game every night in December, including being out of town for the entire week before Christmas. I got the stomach flu, my daughter got croup, and my son had a horrible cold.
We drove on all day on the 23rd to spend Christmas with my husband's family...and drove all day on the 25th to get back home. Meanwhile, it has now been a whole year since I have seen my mom, dad and sister.
By December 26th...I was more than happy to take down every last drop of Christmas cheer...and I hope Michael Bublé is comfortable resting in the depths of my iTunes until next year. Any decoration that did not get set out for Christmas 2011 is now sitting at the local Salvation Army. As I was struggled for an hour to figure out how to put our 8.5' artificial tree back in the box it came in..I was tempted to get rid of that too!
I did make it to my first hockey game the day after Christmas...My husband's team was winning by three goals when I got to the game.....but never scored again once I showed up. They lost that night. OOPS!
By the time New Year's Eve came around...I was ready to start 2012 with a fresh new outlook. I was going to eat right....exercise more...and start posting more on Tales of a Hockey Wife. We spent New Year's Eve at a good friend's house. I wore my sweats and deemed the night BYOS (Bring Your Own Slippers). At 12:05 a.m. we said our good byes and we went home.
So it should be no surprise that my Blogger stats have taken a direct hit. I wonder why this should bother me....but it does. When I see that people are reading my posts, it gives me a dose of pleasure....just as each new follower on Google Friends does. I rarely hear...."Wow, the house looks so clean", or "Thanks for doing my laundry", or "Thank you for keeping food in the house" from my family. Just knowing that people appreciate the time I put into my blog (those hockey masks don't just appear on "borrowed" stock photos from the web) and that they are reading my post and leaving comments... fills my empty "thank you" tank.
So hang in there...I promise the Wayne Gretzky Milk Duds post will follow soon!