Thursday, December 15, 2011

Random Thoughts

Random Thoughts Big

  • Tonight was my book club’s monthly meeting/holiday party.  We had a great time gossiping, eating, drinking, and exchanging our favorite kitchen utensil gifts.  Oh, and we talked about the book for about 5 minutes.  After everyone left, every fiber of my being wanted to just go to bed and leave the clean up for the next day.  But really, waking up to a messy kitchen from the night before is the worst.  I sucked it up, cleaned the kitchen, dining room, and living room.  It felt like the dishes multiplied, but alas it’s finished, and I can wake up to a fresh start.
  • There is one more week left before winter break.  If this past week was any sign, I foresee this next week to be just about the slowest week of my life.  Ugh.  The kids are pretty high, and I’m pretty tired.  I hope I make it.
  • Last weekend, I did a little Christmas shopping and have come to the realization that I am the worst Christmas shopper in the whole world.  I left the house with a list of items to purchase and only came  back with half of them…because I forgot to buy the other half.  I drove right past a couple of stores on my list and couldn’t remember to stop there.  I did, however, come home other things that were not on my list, for me!
  • Also, I wrote my Christmas cards over Thanksgiving.  Since then, I have gone to the store three times with stamps on my list and all three times walked out of the store without them.  At this point, it will be a Christmas miracle if I can get those cards sent out before New Years.
  • Our temperatures the last couple of weeks have been cool.  As a matter of fact they have been quite a bit lower than our normal.  I am loving every minute of it.  It actually feels like (almost) winter!  There are two things about it that I don’t care for though…First, washing my hands at school.  I wash my hands almost a million times a day because of those germy, touchy 2nd graders.  Most of the water faucets at school don’t have hot water.  With these cooler temps, that water is COLD.  When I started this point, I had two things to share, but it’s past my bedtime, and I can’t remember the second thing.  If I remember, I’ll add it.
  • Happy Friday!


  1. I hope the kids surprise you and they behave fantastically this last week before break! Kaish has to go on Monday and Tuesday and he is totally ready to be done. I can't believe it is almost Christmas. I haven't done ONE thing for Christmas yet. I haven't even opened the cards to start addressing and mailing them. OH MY GOODNESS!

  2. If it will help you any, you can cross me off of your Christmas list this year. Unless of course you already got me something. Then, in which case, Thank you.

  3. @becky - I just keep telling myself, "It's ok it's so late...more time after the holidays to enjoy.". But with a week still left, I don't know.

    @mark - oh that's a load off. thanks

  4. Why haven't you trained them to fill the dishwasher.
    Could be I'm around the dog tooooooo much.

  5. @vince that's a great idea, but I always tell them
    No no sit down and enjoy yourself I'll just do it later. I don't want to miss out on any of the fun while cleaning.
    Have you trained the dog to put the dishes in the dishwasher? ;)

  6. I am flying to California right after Christmas dsy, so I am hoping for some unseasonalbly warm. Time can move veery slowly when vacation is around the corner.

  7. Why didn't those book club people help you clean up? Rude.

    Four more days...we can do it.

  8. @Banker Chick - Well knowing the last few Christmases, we could very well be wearing shorts on 12/25...I've done it before! :)

    @Jason - I know! Who were those people!?! :)

  9. Hurp, shorts is it. That's right tease the rest of us about a Sun that barely lifts and where the idea of shorts is for the lunatics that swim for 25th and the 1st of the year. Were I not mainlining espresso things would be far worse.

  10. I'd really like to join a book club. But I tend to read YA and no one else above 12 does.

  11. @vince - yah, but it's just doesn't feel like Xmas when it's 75 out. A happy medium between freezing and warm is what I'd like. I wonder where that place might be!?!?

    @duck - we read ya books once or twice a year. Two of my most loved books (Hugo and the book thief) were read in bookclub. :)

  12. @vince - Spain is next on my travel list too!

  13. I hate cleaning the kitchen, but I hate waking up to a dirty kitchen even more.