I had hoped to get back to blogging more regularly but that just hasn’t happened. I thought things would just start flowing again if I didn’t put any pressure on myself or allow myself to feel bad about the fact that words just don’t find me anymore. Thoughts are there. There are things I want to say but I just can’t seem to put it into words. That hasn’t happened either.
I did have a brief moment things seemed to be getting better. This was close to the start of the Holiday season and I made the decision to focus my good days or sometimes good hours on family. Sometimes I feel like I miss out on so much of what is going on. I just wanted to be a part of things as much as possible.
So that is what I did. There were bad days. Days of tremendous pain, exhaustion, and days I just felt like a zombie. Days I had to veg out and I didn’t accomplish anything outside of washing the dishes. I probably should have paced myself better. That’s something I’m still trying to learn. I tend to go at everything full force and ware my body out. I will probably never learn this lesson. In the end it was all worth it. The pain, the zombie days, all of it.
So with that being said and I know it’s late but I hope all of you had a Merry Christmas and a great start to a New Year!
I wanted to share some of our holiday with you.
My daughter put the beautiful table together and made these festive drinks. We decided to do something different from the traditional Thanksgiving dinner. I roasted a turkey but instead we had turkey tacos with roasted sweet potatoes, corn and homemade cranberry chipolte sauce. ( mine were sweet potato and corn)
It was easier for me which made enjoying Thanksgiving with my family easier as well. I think it may be the start of a new tradition.
Your probably wondering what pictures of pepper plants have to do with Christmas. Nothing 🙂 It’s still pretty warm here so I had a bunch of peppers on my plant in December. We go through a lot of salsa and hot sauce in this house so I made several types of homemade salsa and hot sauce.
Left to right. Homemade Tabasco, sweet and smokey hot sauce, red chili salsa, tomato and Serrano salsa, and roasted green chili and sweet Serrano salsa.
Tamales for Christmas Dinner
I made 7 dozen tamales. Six different types. Red beef, Green Beef, Red and Green chicken, black bean and corn, and green chili corn.
Christmas presents made along the way
I made this blanket for my sister
This one unfortunately I didn’t finish before Christmas. I actually just finished knitting it New Years Eve day and I still have to finish putting it together. I’ve been having a terrible time with my hands so I just had to put it down for a while.
This is the Cowboys shelf I made for Greg. The pictures were taken at our first game together.
My family will probably hate that I shared this picture because we all look like we just crawled out of bed. Some did. Ha Ha. I saved this picture for last because it is my favorite. This is what it’s all about. Everyone together. Laughing. These are the moments I hold close to my heart.