Thursday, December 15, 2011

Thinking out loud...

Days like today, when I just sit and stare at my computer screen for 20 minutes with no clue what to write about, make me long for the end of the month and my blog daily commitment to end. 

I am super proud of myself for replacing the fluorescent lights in my laundry room. Because it entailed driving to the store, purchasing replacement bulbs, hunting up the step stool, and figuring out both how to remove the old bulbs and put in the new ones (which I had never done before). Also, I dusted the tops of the lights. So. gross.

I thought that I could probably make some money by installing a web cam in my kitchen so people could watch me sing and dance as I put away my groceries and do the dishes. Not because I am very talented at either singing or dancing, but I have a sneaking suspicion I am quite entertaining... AFV style.

I spent a lot of time reading a thread on a mom's forum started by a mom who was complaining about the cheap gift someone gave her child when he was chosen off an angel tree. It made me very sad. And worried about if I am doing enough to teach my children to value the things they are given and about the true meaning of Christmas.

I am so grateful for the time my husband and children give me each week to go to my knitting night. It is a much needed break for me and is made extra special when I come home to a cleaner house than I left. (Of course, the children were all still up and running around... but you can't have everything.)

At the cookie exchange tonight someone brought delicious sugar cookies that are flavored with an unusual spice, and none of us could figure out what exactly it was. I kind of want Caitlin to try it and see if her opinion matches up with mine. But I'll be honest, there is no way those cookies are going to last until Saturday morning when I see her again...

I really need to get myself up early and to the gym. I ate way too many cookies tonight. But it would have been rude not to sample everybody's. Right?


Caitlin said...

I would have been too socially risky not to sample at LEAST one of each cookie...That being said; it would also be risky to not save me one! ;)