The Breaking Of Bread

Happy Monday everyone! In this last full week before Christmas I am trying not to panic. I have not done any shopping for my daughter and her family. I am hoping that because I am no longer fighting for the same toys as all the other grandparents out there, I might be in luck. To prepare for the task ahead, I began my day with a guided meditation, some deep breathing, prayer time, and a rather feeble attempt at a yoga pose. Let’s just say, that if I can’t identify if my navel is moving up or down, I’ve got my work cut out for me.

In an unusual weekend post, I told you about our road trip to Tyler to have an early Christmas with my family. We are a small group but as children grow up and lives change, we welcome new people into the fold. Our family has gained two new members during the past year or so and this was the first year they both came to mom’s for Christmas. Mom’s house was filled with family, laughter, food and love.

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Weekend Vacation

Cocktails & Pizza

Sometimes it is important to just get away and do stuff that is completely out of the ordinary; doing it with people you love doubles the fun. That is exactly what I did this past weekend.

My husband had to be in Dallas for business, so I took the opportunity to go up and spend time with my brother and niece. This was an every summer event during my niece’s formative years. After her parents divorced I would spend a week with them; she and I would do crafts, manicures (which later evolved into spa days), cooking and just hanging. She is super special to me.

Friday afternoon was “Bro-time.” Just me and the younger brother hanging out and catching up. It is always fun. The plan was to go out to eat Vietnamese food but by the time Audrey arrived we were two cocktails in; pretty soon it was three for us and two for her so we ordered pizza and stayed in. Nothing like pizza to soak up the excess alcohol. Lots of laughter later, Audrey and I departed for our girl time.

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