Tuesday, January 1, 2013
So, let's pretend we're at Starbucks and catching up on each other's lives after all the Christmas hullaballoo.
And while we're pretending we're at Starbucks enjoying a grande Caramel Brulee (because our Starbucks still has them today).........
I could tell you how I was bound and determined to avoid the stomach flu that seemed so rampant. I swear it seemed like everyone we knew had it at some point between Christmas and today. You're not contagious are you? Please tell me you're not! Because I did so well on avoiding that whole vomiting fest I don't want it to start now!
I could tell you that this week (more specifically tomorrow) I am making this for dinner. As well as this. All part of my new trying to eat at home rule.
I could share with you my frustration that we are still completing this. We only have a few projects left to finish, but those few projects are weighing so heavily on my mind. And my to-do list. I won't even mention the fact that we have a list for 2013 that we need to start completing!
I could also share with you that our family goal for 2013 is to slow down and get more organized. Because when you start missing appointments, something's wrong with your schedule! I'd also tell you that because I think there's nothing better than moral support when you're making changes like that, I am committing myself to trying this.
Then I could tell you how in addition to spending lots of time sledding, we spent Christmas break playing this game that we found at the Goodwill. Unopened. For a whopping $1.99:
Granted we totally stink at it (all these shows that we've never seen or even knew existed), but it's been fun all the same! And it filled the time. And gave us something to do while we drank the world's greatest hot chocolate.
I could also fill you in on how everyone seemed to love the dice game we gave out as our friend/neighbor gifts this year. Ourselves included. It kept the kids busy for hours.
If I didn't give you one for Christmas, you should make one for yourself. Totally worth it! I have all the details here.
Finally I could tell you that I made a rule for myself that I couldn't spend a dime on books for 2013 until I had read all of the books I currently own but haven't read.
Why would I torture myself like that? Easy! Because I have a nasty nasty habit of collecting books that I never read. But I didn't let my silly little rule stop me from "stocking up" the last two weeks of December because as my rule stated it was no money on books in 2013. That meant 2012 was exempt!
Anyway.......one of my stockpile books was this little gem:
I paid a sweet little 15 cents for this book. I mean really, c'mon, how do you walk away from a book that only costs 15 cents? Especially when it's by one of your favorite authors! And even more especially when it's a book you haven't read?!
So be forwarned, I may be asking to borrow some books from you at some point during the year. Or at the very least I may be asking you for recommendations so that I can see if the library carries them.
Finally, I could tell you that while I have absolutely loved having the kids home for the past 11 days, loved not having to be up at 5:30 every morning, loved not having to worry about homework, lunch money or backpacks, I think I am ready to send them back to school. I think I'm ready to have some normalcy in the house. But most of all I am ready to have a clean house! Because over the past 11 days my house hasn't stayed clean for more than 5 minutes at a time.
And with that thought, I need to get moving. Mom duties (laundry, toilets, homemade lunches and a dishwasher) are calling my name. I enjoyed our catch up time though! Hopefully we can do this again next week??
Lucky Number 13
Have A Daily Cup