Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Right around the corner

I can't believe that Christmas is right around the corner. It seems like just last week was Halloween. Or maybe that's because I'm still sneaking the candy... Anyway, this season of holidays is just flying by and before we know it, it'll be 2008 and off we'll go. We received a hand-me-down Christmas tree from a family in our ward. They had gotten new furniture and the tree was too big for their living room. The kids and I put it up on Sunday and have slowly been decorating it since. I decided to have colored lights on it this year and had to buy more, since the one strand I had was not enough. Our living room is a mess of Christmas stuff scattered and stuffed into the corners. I hope to work on getting the rest of the lights on today.

I feel like time goes too fast. The days are too short and I don't get done the things I need/want to get done. Some things aren't as important as others, but I guess not having any clean underwear can be a problem come shower time. Hm...

Off I go to tame the kids and work my cleaning magic.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Quick thinking leads to fun times

Tonight after dinner, my husband really wanted to have an ice cream sandwich, but didn't want to eat one in front of the kids. So he cut one into four pieces and said that we were going to have a lesson on sharing and we are going to learn how to share. So he picked up a piece and handed it to the kids and said he was sharing with them. After Reagan finished her slice of heaven, she hops up and says "I'm ready to learn some more!" lol Quick!

Then tonight as we are getting our older two in bed, Ryan is crying because he wants the stuffed animal that Reagan has and well...we know how pretty that can be. So Bon comes in with a bouncy ball and tells Ryan that if he stops crying, he can have the glow-in-the-dark bouncy ball. Ryan was immediately silent and awestruck that he could have the ball. He wanted the lights off right away. Bon gives me this panicked look, like "oh doesn't really glow..." But he shuts off the light and I say to Ryan "oh cool!!! Can you see it?" Ryan's response "no". lol So we say that it's a darker-in-the-dark ball and the darker it is, the darker the ball gets and we are totally playing up how cool that is to have. Ryan bought into it and was asleep in 5 minutes. *phew* We escaped that nightmare!!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Smeared oreos and breakfast cake

That is what happens to be all over my kitchen/dining room floor. But right now, I have no energy to clean it up. Actually, I'm thinking of laying down to "rest my eyes" for a spell. No one is coming to my house today and well...if they did, maybe I would cough really hard to deter them from coming inside.

A random product review: Arby's new toasted subs. The turkey and bacon club is to die for. So yummy! Pair it with some curly fries with cheddar and you're good to go.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

The new look

Olivia is great! She helped me achieve the look I desired and I am so grateful! Thank you Olivia!!!

So a little update. The cold. Still hanging around. You think my head would run out of things to put in a tissue, but alas, every 15 minutes I blow my nose. I don't sound so much like a man anymore. My mother-in-law said it was more like Rachel Ray.

The onion smell. It's back. And you want to know what it is? It's the treadmill. Gross. Beyond disgusting. At least when I'm on the treadmill, my nose isn't against the belt. Well...usually anyway. ;)

Turkey trot. I'm "running" in our local Turkey Trot this year with three other girls from my ward and maybe a guy. 5 miles. Holy. Crap. I am so not ready. The one girl's goal is to finish in under an hour, even if it's 59:59. My husband keeps asking me if I'm ready and he knows the answer because he asks it with a huge grin on his face. Yeah, I'm ready to look like a complete idiot. Sure!! I do that well. lol

Bunko. Who knew it was so hard to start a bunko group? Not me, but I do now. We're having our mock night this coming Saturday so that those who have no idea how to play can learn. I'm just excited for the food that people will be bringing. Ahhhh....treats. And I wonder why I'm not losing weight....

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

I sound like a man.

This cold is kicking my tail! My voice, which I think might be a touch deeper than my husbands, is fading fast. I could easily sing bass notes. Forget that I'm normally a soprano. *pshaw* Who needs to sing soprano when they can belt out the deepest notes possible?! My ears are plugged up too. That makes it hard to hear my kids drone on, um, I mean, ask questions or make comments. I usually say "huh?" and they mumble their words again. My son has a double ear infection, so I'm wondering how well he's hearing. My daughter was acting weirdly tonight. I went up to check on her and she was holding one of my husband's socks and walking around the bed, giggling. Odd. I asked if she was awake and she said yes. But who knows.

Off to lay down with my kid again. Up for the third time in an hour.....