Thursday, December 15, 2011

Random Thoughts

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  • 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!

14 comments:

  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!

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  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.
    m.

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  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

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

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  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? ;)

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  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.

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

    Four more days...we can do it.

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  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!?! :)

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  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.

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

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  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. :)

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

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

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