ITS 2016, YO!!!!!!!! AHHHHH!!!!!
but before i get into what i did on new years day - you'll have to wait a month!
here's what i did up through new years eve :D
it was a great december! <3
two major things happened in december - squeak went into serious hibernation mode. she slept constantly. it's not jan. 5 and she is STILL sleeping... like, on my lap literally right now. i don't think baby girl cares for winter, much. the other main thing was - i built myself a closet. it looks like a few hour job - but with my brain - it turned into a few week ordeal. it took about 4 hours to put it together. then i had to paint around it, and arrange everything. then i didn't have enough stuff (or too much stuff???) to fill it all up, so i had to go buy more boxes and baskets to fill it up... anyway. super interesting ;D i'll show you a final pic later! but here it was about an hour after i finished putting it up. and here's a pic of squeak during one of the only moments of the day when she is awake ;)
one morning - i woke up and i couldn't open my left eye. i was familiar with this problem, and this particular pain- and i got really worried, and immediately made an appointment and yep. i was right. i had the same problem i had 5 years ago - bacteria got behind my contacts and messed up my eye. LAST time - i couldn't wear my contacts for TWO YEARS. luckily i caught it quicker this time - and only had to wear glasses for 2 weeks, whilst dropping some pretty heavy steroid antibiotics in my eye. eesh! BUT - that first day was pretty funny. i got emergency glasses, and had to drive myself to work, so i had to wear my sunglasses OVER my emergency glasses... and i just kept giggling in the car by myself ;D
BUT once at work - i got to hang out with the cutest puppy.... foxy's twin brother!!! :D
i didn't necessarily come up with this recipe in december, but i finally remembered to take a picture of it last month! earlier this year, i figured out my new favorite waffle to make is oats, brown sugar, craisins, and chia seeds. its SO good. come over and i'll make you one ;D
they are SO FLUFFY - they pop the waffle maker open when you turn it over :D
the struggle is real.
lots of cuddling. lots of cuddle fights. foxy is the best at keeping me in bed all morning ;D
i LOVE LOVE LOVE it when puppies are in the studio with us, and also - i love ollie sleeping pics ;D
i was stalking her throughout the day to get a pic of her napping- and she woke up RIGHT as i took the pic. all my kids have a 6th sense about when i'm photographing them whilst sleeping... they always catch me ;D
it's no secret that foxy is my little bestie... and just look at these darling pics i snapped of her!
one of my pen pals in london sent me this incredible bear for christmas/birthday!
THANK YOU, GEORGIA!!!!!!! i will cherish it :D the dungeons is a place my sister and i wanted to go whilst together in london one time, and i can't wait to get back there and actually do it. and i'll buy YOU a bear and deliver it in person ;D it REALLY touched my heart that you took the time to send me this... everyone's packages and cards mean SO SO SO much to me :D i could never tell you how much you all mean to me! <3
one of my favorite things that happened all month, was - i found the cassette tape that my best friend and i WORE OUT when we were kids... we were obsessed with Beaches, and are STILL obsessed with it, and still sing it to each other all the time, and refer to each other as the main characters.... that movie will always be part of us. and at the end of this month - i'm going to see him for an ENTIRE WEEK, which will be the most time we've spent together in a decade, which is insane. i'm going to take him this tape and i'm so excited to surprise him with it :D it's part of our forever history ;D
all of december is really really busy for musicians, and there was one sunday when i had 4 performances in one day. i started the day at 6:30 am, which i didn't love. and then it started pouring, so i had to run to my car with a plastic bag on my head... to not lose my awesome hairdo.
then i went back to my roots and donned a choir robe for the 3rd performance of the day, and by 9:30 pm - i was so exhausted and burnt out that i forgot to take any pics. so here's another pic of squeak and ollie ;D
so much Christmas music to keep up with! i was very blessed to snap up so much work last month!
it went straight to studio time for my new album "still" which i'm still so excited about! but have had to hit the pause button on, because of timing with the studio not matching up with my personal timing, and yadda yadda... but it'll be out soon, hopefully march or earlier. we were shooting for valentine's day, but it might not happen. no worries! it'll get there :D <3
after a few weeks on my glasses, i had to go back to get my eyes checked out to make sure everything had cleared up (they had), and the nurse let me take this cool pic of my eyes on the computer.... i think they look like different planets! they also look like peeled grapes. which is fitting, since my nickname is grapes.
go eyes, you weird babes.
hanging out with popsicle is the best and the cutest. he had to be my chauffeur one day when they dilated my eyes. i couldn't see ANYTHING, but he took me to lunch and it was hilarious, because he had to read me the whole menu, and then lead me around because i was blind. it was good times and we laughed for like, 4 hours straight.
here is a picture of foxy hiding under the bed, and also a picture of some vegetable soup i made.
okay. i just realized how boring december actually was. i just worked a lot and took pictures of my dogs, apparently.
in fact- december was so boring that i took a picture of my bed for fun one night.
one day, foxy carried around juniper's scarf until i put it on her. i wrapped it around her neck, and then she whined and pulled it off. so i put it back on, at which point she whined, and pulled it off again. then i put it on her head - and she laid down and went back to sleep. also - juniper wants you to draw her like one of your french girls.
also, juniper is just really beautiful. and i love her.
let me just skip to the part where my little tea leaves came to visit <3
i should have put on full make up like she did before our goodbye photoshoot ;D oh well.
she's the best :D we won't talk about her getting stranded for a full day after she left my house.
no we will not.
later that day, my dad and i headed to sfo to pick up AUNTIE JUUUUUNE!!!!!!! YESSSSSSSSS!
the weather and the traffic were SO insane - that it took us 4 hours to make an hour and a half trip.
it was frustrating and unnerving, but we FINALLY MADE IT - and junie v was the prize :D
AND THEN BUG GOT HERE!!!!!
and all our lives were complete again :D
i won't post ALL the pics here, because we had several cool adventures.
tea party, san francisco, etc. so i will post those in separate blogs, but here's just a few cute pics for now :D
i know i joked about it being a boring month- but it really wasn't ;D
it was, in fact, so busy - that i didn't have time to take many pictures during the day!
most of the pics from my phone were of the dogs at night... until june and bug got here and i took time off...
so that gives you an idea of exactly how busy i was, because i don't often forget to take out the ol' camera! :D
i hope you had a wonderful Holiday season, and a great new years!
and i will see you soon with more pics of more adventures :D <3
IT'S GOING TO BE A BANNER YEAR! <3