Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Family Overload!

The holidays are over at last, and I finally have my house back! Hooray!

The past couple of weeks, Casa Crystal has been stuffed with family. My 2nd oldest sister Mona arrived on the 23rd with her daughter, and stayed until a few days after Christmas. On Christmas day, my youngest sister MaryAnn came over for dinner with her three daughters and son, plus one of her daughter's boyfriend. Her two younger girls (Hannah and Alexandra) stayed here until Jan 2nd. On the same day the girls left, my other-other sister spent the night here. She is in the process of moving and can't keep her cat where she's staying between houses, so he is a temporary resident here. (I am in LOOOOOOVE. Big surprise, I know. He is my Tallulah Jane's brother, so he is pretty much family, too! He has her eyes and same shape of the face, but he's all black. LOVE.)

I'm kind of a hermit and need a lot of time to myself, so a solid two weeks of people here wore me out! I love my family and all, but that many days in a row was TOO MUCH! By New Year's Day I had the craziest headache I've ever had! I felt like someone was shoving an ice pick right above my ear every few seconds. It lasted over a day, so I spent the first couple days of the year in bed!

This is sounding pretty whiny, but we did have some amusing times. My proudest moment is getting my nieces introduced to U2. After the NYE countdown, we decided to play the Crazy Cat Lady board game (more on that in a minute), so I popped in the U2 360 tour dvd for background music. At first the kids were like "Who is that? What's you too?" but then Hannah decided that Larry is HAWT. (Smart kid.) Soon they were asking me to make CDs for them, and wanting to go to Montreal with me. My work here is done.

Have I mentioned the Crazy Cat Lady game yet? My oldest sister sent it for my birthday, and it has been in heavy rotation ever since. The object of the game is to collect the most cats- right up my alley!

These are some of the playing pieces. I'm usually the yellow one.

I almost always land on this spot, "Kitten falls from sky into your pocket." So much like my life!

And continuing the cat lady theme, here is a pic of BonoCat enjoying his Christmas treat of mashed potatoes, gravy and ham:


Toni Tralala said...

The yellow one is all zany! :))

I miss having so much people in my house. It's different when they're all far away. It's fun and stressful at the same time. :)

Happy New Year!

Roxanne and Lorraine said...

I felt this way after three days of people just visiting my house, not even staying over. Not that I don't like having people around, but that I am used to being around less company.

But, now the holidays are over and time to get back to norm!

That crazy cat board game made me laugh. Super cute, especially as a birfday gift.

Cat posts are following me around today. The uinverse must know I'm not a fan of cats and is trying to convince me otherwise. :)