It's currently a little after 3 in the morning, and I've been up for about an hour and a half, despite having only fallen asleep some time in the 10 o'clock hour. Oh, sweet body o' mine, you slay me.
My living room is spotless clean in the first time in awhile. The Christmas trees are up, and the fall decorations are down. Yes, I said Christmas treeS. I only put up three trees this year, but when we move into a house in a few years, we will have one in every room.
Speaking of Christmas trees, I changed themes on our main tree for the first time in like seven years. I went with a red, white, and lime colored theme as opposed to the blue, silver, white, and snowman theme. It turned out really cute! I also put up A's pink Christmas tree by the TV. I hodge-podged the decorations on there, because I know she would have done the exact same thing. I also put the Charlie Brown Christmas tree on the side table because NYEBoy would have a fit if it stayed in the box.
I guess since I am having trouble sleeping, I am going to tackle the kitchen, dining area, and stairway before I have to run some errands in a few hours. The maintenance guys will be coming to check out our roof/window area in the living room where the leak has turned into mold. Not very happy about this, considering I informed them months ago about the leak.
I have a couple of errands to run today in preparation for Thanksgiving. It'll be our first Thanksgiving alone. Someone told me it'll be what I make of it, but I am not used to this. I don't like this. I used to enjoy family gatherings, even if we were/are a dysfunctional family. I don't get to see my grandmother and enjoy her cooking. I don't get to see family that I miss. But, I just can't be apart of a family that values me so little that they didn't stand up for me two Thanksgiving ago. Family, that for two years, has refused to apologize for that. They don't have to apologize for my uncle's hateful words he spewed that day, it's not their fault he said them, but they should apologize for letting it get out of hand and not asking him to stop.
But, this is my life now, day-to-day it's not as bad, but the holidays are really, really tough for me.
I'm also finishing up some school work as finals loom near. I'm looking forward to being back on campus in January. I'm grateful to ability to work on school from home over the summer and fall, especially considering all the health problems I have been dealing with, but it's just not the same.
The weather has been really nice lately, some times even down right hot. One of the great things about living in Florida is having our windows up (and sweating!) in November. I guess it makes the miserable summers worth it.
Well, I need to part ways from this keyboard and head into the kitchen to make room for our fruit and veggie box I need to go pick up in a few hours. I hope you're all starting your week off well. Safe travels for those who will be traveling this holiday week.