Hello there, all. I hope the holidays as well as 2019 has treated you well. Things were decently calm and full of much love over here so I have no complaints. We had a low key meal which focused on favorites and we only lost the dog under the excess wrapping paper for about an hour or so. He had no idea what to make of all the fuss but he took it in stride.
People often say “it’s the little things in life” and I know that sounds cliché, humdrum and even eye-roll worthy at times but by and large I find that saying to be true. Out of the gifts I received it was a coffee mug and T-shirt that ended up being my favorites (pictured below).
The coffee mug is a simple black cup with white text on it that says “there’s a chance this is vodka,” lol. If you knew me personally you’d know that truer words have probably not been spoken because during the course of a week there is a very good chance that vodka mixed with something will indeed make its way inside my coffee cup at some point in time… that, or wine. * heh heh *
The other gift (a custom made T-shirt) has a bit more story behind it. I had returned home one rainy late fall day in a mood most foul. Upon exiting the vehicle, stomping up the driveway and plodding up to the gate that goes across our walkway I took my foot and kicked it open. While this sounds simple enough, it wasn’t, my righteous mood and previous training in martial arts swirled together causing me to put enough oomph behind that well executed kick to not only open the gate but to splinter it off its hinges (not my most shining moment) I didn’t even realize I had damaged it to that point until someone else came in behind me and was like, “What on earth happened to the poor gate?” *cue me looking quite sheepish*. When I slowly raised my little hand and ducked my blushing face my daughters boyfriend looks at me, breaks into open laughter and says, “Daaayaaamn Tae Kwon Jodi!” … hence the shirt. We all got a big kick out of it (full pun intended) when I unwrapped it Christmas morning.
We still get a good fit of giggles out of it even now despite the fact that the gate is now fixed thanks to my husbands ingenuity, a few screws and some gorilla glue, but yeah… from now on I think I’ll keep both feet on the ground but I’ll continue to wear my shirt with a smirk on my face and laughter in my heart.
Many thanks to all of you for your caring and support the last couple of weeks. I’ve had so much fun getting to know everyone. May you have a wondrous Holiday and may the season as well as 2019 bring you much peace, happiness, prosperity and joy!
I’m sure you guys have figured out that I work from home. All of the things that the Nymph does from website testing, product testing, fiction writing and painting happily takes place within my four walls more often than not. As such, I am apt to take breaks to do mundane everyday things like laundry, vacuuming and dishes. Well our tale begins on one of those dish doing days.
I was standing at the sink washing dishes and simultaneously testing out a set of wireless headphones while talking to my gal pal known as the Elf (found here on the interwebs and she’s a riot so check her out). We’re giggling and carrying on as per usual when I hear a strange noise coming from behind me. I pause my conversation with her by saying “hold on a second babe” as I turn off the water. I then hear what sounds like the faintest of liquid trickles in the background. Thinking someone left the faucet on in the bathroom, I turn around only to find the family dog whizzing away on the Christmas tree… and not just the tree, he got a pair of shoes and a decent sized spot on the carpet too… da fuq?
I shout his name and it startles him into a trot and dribble so now I have a damp tree, a soaked pair of shoes and a spotted trail of dog pee going across the living room carpet. My daughter and her boyfriend (it was his shoes that caught the flood) come out to see why I’m admonishing the dog and well… lets just say that our favorite canine familiar spent his afternoon outside in the backyard where he could whizz on all the trees he’d like. I love our little four legged fluff ball but I was less than impressed with his antics.
Fast forward to the following evening.
Everyone is bustling around in the kitchen fixing snacks and what not when my daughter, the Sprite, decides she wants a nice hot cup of chai tea steeped to perfection via the Keurig. In goes the pod, out comes a coffee cup then one button press later and she’s in business. We have several sensitive tummies in the house so almond and soy milk are our most welcome friends. Kept usually on the bottom door shelf of the fridge along with whatever bottled juice we are consuming that week. The Sprite opens the fridge, grabs a carton, opens it up and pours it in her tea…. but it seems suspiciously clear. Thinking it needed a good shake, she does that and proceeds to pour more clear (and slightly oily) liquid in her tea…qué?
Holding the carton up for inspection, she then realizes that she had mistakenly grabbed the half used container of chicken broth from the previous nights dinner. Care for a cup of chicken chai tea anyone?
It was a rare occasion but this Halloween the Sprite and I stayed in. No costumes, no booze nothing but the two of us and a couple of B rated scary movies. Life was swimming along at a lazy pace as per usual when a thought hit me and then the following conversation takes place between me and the Sprite: Me: Man we didn’t think to get candy in case we get trick or treaters Sprite: Nah, no need to worry, no one trick or treats on this street *Thirty seconds later I shit you not* DING DONG Sprite: *looks at me with wide eyes* Is our porch light on? Me: Yup, it’s always on. Sprite: *flips light off on the poor kid standing on our doorstep* Me: You did not just do that *giggles in disbelief* You know that’s like the Halloween equivalent to getting a door slammed in your face, right? lol #HangingWithTheSprite #AnotherDayInTheLife #WeAreSoGoingToHell #ItShouldntBeFunnyButItWas #AdventuresAtZanarkand
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