December 2, 2011
What was the most disappointing gift you received as a child?
When I was 10 my parents got a divorce. Needless to say the years following we pretty difficult. My mom did the best she could with what little we had. There were a few years we needed help from the government and lived in this apartment complex that was like today's Section 8 housing. Anyway really long story a little shorter it was a known thing that this row of housing was "poor". So a company came out Christmas morning and left boxes in front of the doors for the kids. It was this generic box with bags marked "girl toy". As a kid I was so excited to see this box and thought that Santa had so much to give me he sat a box outside even. When I opened the bags it was the typical girl toys. Baby Dolls. FuFu dresses. Makeup. I cried. I thought Santa hated me. I was so not the type of girl to want those things and I thought Santa knew better.
My friend Amber (Hi Amber!) changed her bad memory into a good memory. I should do that too. We survived those times and now have a beautiful home. I'm thankful I didn't "need" those toys cause my parents made sure even in the worst of times I had everything I could ever have needed. Living in those years I had NO idea why we were there. I was convinced all the kids around me had it bad but I sure didn't know why I was there. I remember telling mom stories about the other kids and being so shocked why so many of them had it bad and yet I was a happy kid. I think that living through that period of my life made me appreciate each little thing I have now.
Christmas on the Beach all week. It's starting to drag so I'm going to put it down for the weekend and work on Dragon Lady. I can't wait to make more progress. This picture to the right is where I'm at right now. I have 1,600 stitches in. 4 Days progress. So we'll see what I can get done this weekend. Saturday night Fred's (hubby) company is having a dinner. I always get terrified of going to those and always end up having fun so I'm just going to try to be excited about going. I just don't know the people very well. It's at a really really nice restaurant. Mom is angry cause she LOVES this place haha.
Well I'm off to start my day. Today is supposed to have a trip to Hobby Lobby and my stitch store. So we'll see what I can post about tomorrow. Have a great day and a great weekend!