23 December 2016

10 Random Things for Friday

  1. Friday definitely feels less-Friday this close to Christmas. I woke up definitely feeling rather Monday-ish. Huh.
  2. I think it's less cold than last week, but I didn't leave my house - at all - yesterday. Win!
  3. I'm excited my hubby and baby girl are coming home from their big ski trip today. They should be on their way already!
  4. I'm also happy to be taking a new sugar body scrub, called 'Blissed Out' into the shower this morning. Sometimes it's the little things.
  5. Should I go anywhere today? No real need...may have another at-home day. But I will shower this time. LOL
  6. For the first time in memory, the gifts are wrapped already!! And it isn't even Christmas Eve! I started while Jack was at school and I was home alone the other day, and finished last night after he went to bed. Yay, me!
  7. I'm still faking it for the kids, but desperately searching for my holiday spirit. I don't know if it's because 2016 has seemed like such a shitstorm, or being so far from any of my family that reminds me of being a kid, but I'm really not into it this year. I've tried sharing gifts with families in need, helping out friends in a tight spot, getting out much-loved holiday crafts... and I still walk away feeling pretty hollow. As Peggy Lee would say, "Is that all there is?" But we still press on. And honestly do love the excitement for the kids.
  8. Jack quote of the week: "Hey mom, it's almost Christmas, and then we can touch everything again." He's referring to the elf on the shelf, who moves around and can't be touched. So there's a little corner of the house each day that we're careful around, so Pokey the elf doesn't lose his magic. Hahahaha...
  9. I'm getting hungry... I think my Amazon Pantry box came with a can of clam chowder yesterday. And I still have a salmon filet and some rice left. Choices, choices...
  10. Wish me luck - I think I still want a batch of butter cookies made with the cookie press. Every single time there's a learning curve, but apparently I'm feeling brave! And it will be so nice for the house to smell like fresh cookies when hubby and Maggie get back. :)

1 comment:

Liz Parker said...

What is a cookie press? Whatever it is, that sounds delicious :).

And I'm the same, Christmas kind of crept up on me this year. I'm still working today too (though I think a half day, provided I don't have much work) but I get all of next week off :).