Why do I overshare?

I have no idea why I feel compelled to tell personal stories here, hidden away. I feel like this is seen by very few people who may on some level like me already, so it's ok.  It makes me nervous, again, no idea why I do it, but here it is.  All the remarkable holiday things, good, great and bad below in order of occurrence.

My holiday in review list:

  1. Car trouble resulting in two people with very different plans having to travel together. 🚖
  2. Incredible light show at the Portland Zoo. ✨
  3. Extended friends and family gathering and gift exchange that was unexpected and very touching. 🎁 😍
  4. A spontaneous physical altercation in the kitchen between family members who do not have physical altercations. 🥊
  5. Large group family counseling session. 🙃
  6. 4 hours round trip drive to Mount Hood to snowboard, but no snowboarding happening ❄️
  7. Crowded but exciting trip to airport arrivals area!  💕
  8. Last minute shopping with huge family group that are now silly, campy, loving, remorseful, hungover. 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦
  9. Emergency PCR Covid Test and the drama involved.  🥊 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦
  10. Negative result! 🎉
  11. Korean BBQ, who knew this was so fun? 🥓 🥩
  12. Christmas morning with just my husband and two of our kids, slow, relaxing, fun.  Incredibly thoughtful gift giving. ♥️
  13. Two identical scrabble boards given by different people who didn't know about each others gift 🤡 with scrabble tile holders and on a lazy susan so that the notorious table bumper (my son) can play and not be yelled at. 🧩
  14. Food for the ages, like really, really good cooking by my husband. 🥘
  15. Lots of snow in Portland ❄️
  16. A Christmas day text from my helper (5 hours away) reporting from the emergency room that she has covid, can someone else feed the horses? 🐴 
  17. Cute little light show on Peacock Lane in Portland we walked to after dinner.  Walked past my dream store location. 🏬
  18. Up at 5:15 am on the 26th to get son to the shuttle to snowboarding on Mt Hood. 🌅
  19. Window shopping while obsessing about Covid with my daughter. 😷
  20. The VanGogh experience with my husband and daughter- so beautiful ✨👨🏻‍🎨 🖼
  21. Back home, watch my son turn 18, all his gifts came in the form of car repairs and snowboarding equipment.  All the celebrating happened with his friends.  And after the week leading up to his birthday, I was really fine with him going away to celebrate.  🎂 🎉

Ok, now here I am back in my office, in sweats because my cute clothes don't fit.  Filling orders myself because my helper has covid. Avoiding being home because...I mean...enough of ya'll. 😵‍💫

I'm excited about the upcoming year.  Gonna write some big impossible goals in a coaching session tomorrow!  Thanks for reading this.

xo~lynn

2 comments

  • You so gooder kind funny girl. I read it for bed time brain candy. How thoughtful to share your "holiday toccata in D minor ", and how savvy to do it in bulletpoint form. We are all the same but different, and how nice to peek into your many textured lovely world.

    Hana AKA Hanholio
  • Ha Ha Ha! Love your oversharing! Sounds a lot like most families. Happy New Year!

    Tracey Manson

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