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Friday’s Feats and Fails

Well it’s that time of week again and what a way to welcome in the new year with the Feats and Fails bonanza. I’ve missed them and I’m so happy to incorporate them again. So onto the champion moments and challenges conquered.
FEAT

Last Friday was Dec. 26 th or in my world, Boxing Day. My family and I traveled to my husband’s aunt and uncles for feast and family visit. It was wonderful to be there as we hadn’t attended since 1996!!! It was especially meaningful as the family suffered a tragedy. And nothing brings healing than to have family together for love and solidarity. It felt amazing to feel the energy in the room, the love was palpable you could almost taste it. ❤️

FAIL

I felt stabby towards a family member as my son was getting yelled at and reprimanded by them. I held my tongue and retreated to the truck to gather a gift for my sweet boy to open. It kept him occupied yet I was questioned on my decision. It’s called the holidays sensory children get overwhelmed, it’s best to calm and regulate them quickly. And distraction is the key to doing just that!!! *Note* I didn’t stab anyone with a fork although I felt like it. ?

FEAT

I was determined to relax after the mad dash traveling and having my kids out of their comfort zones. We enjoyed our Christmas immensely, there was love, laughter, magic, and snow. But now was the time to relax and let my kids play with all their gifts, as loudly as they wanted. I dived into the new Marco Polo Netflix series, enjoyed some Xbox, reading, and napping.

FAIL

I folded laundry but didn’t put one stitch of clothing away! Yeah that’s me back to being my laundry’s bitch again. Sometimes I think it would be easier to burn it all then bitch and moan about it. ?

FEAT

We all got dressed and made it to our friends son’s birthday. It was fun to see the kids playing and the adult conversation was just what I needed to get out of my Christmas blue funk. The Olaf cupcakes were so cute and yummy too. ?

FAIL

I have yet to mail my Christmas cards, I know pathetic right? They are officially Happy January cards. I was going to send them out with my annual Christmas letter, but then the kids and I got sick for 3 weeks and that screwed up everything. I also paid to have our mail redirected from our move, thinking it was 6 months when it was only 4. So everyone who did send a card to my old address had it returned. Oh well I’ll be more on the ball next year. ?

FEAT

Everyone was healthy for Christmas and New Years and I enjoyed some lovely mulled wine that I made. I made some appies, salad, dessert and enjoyed family movie time. My husband had to work the next day so he was in bed by 10 pm. My Mad dog was wired all day with chocolates, cookies, and there was some healthy pasta somewhere in his diet. He finally crashed at 11 pm and the Captain and rang in the new year with Pitbull and his dance party crew. ??

FAIL

I’ve spent three days in my pj’s and managed to get a hip injury. Mad dog was getting licked by our friends dog. A very sweet dog full of doggy kisses, so my son pulled back and we both fell on the floor. It hurt like a bitch, but I got us home and have laid on the couch with an ice pack ever since. ?

FEAT

So this brings us to today where this week I had the honour to be nominated for the Inspiring blogger award and I guest blogged for the lovely http://Loorducation.com. I feel so honoured she wanted me to be there on her incredible, creative blog. She dedicates her life to early childhood education, learning, and helping children. I wish she could be my son’s Kindergarten teacher, she cares, loves her career path and lives her passion. I’m so happy that our paths have crossed I feel so blessed to have her friendship in my life.

My own blog reached 1000 likes and I want to thank the amazing Ash from www.morethancheeseandbeer.com for having me as part of her weekly linkups. A lot of my traffic came from her website. Thank you to all who have found me, stayed and have followed my journey. I appreciate your kindness, comments, and compliments. Smooches. ?

This is my submission to Fridays Feats and Fails. Check out what Ash has to say and all the other talent that link up. Thank you. ?

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