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Jan
02

Back to Normal

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Well, here we are, on the last day of Christmas Vacation for the kids.  I have to say, they’re ready to go back to school.  Don’t get me wrong…we had a great time.  Lots of family games, and they really got along (for the most part).  But they’re ready for some structure, and I think they’re getting a little bored.  They want that social interaction with somebody other than, well, me.

I’m ready for some back to normal, too.  I’ve gotten used to my quiet time every day.  I’m ready for some.  But I had fun over break, too.  The kids loved the third Chronicles of Narnia.  We played lots of Wii Party.  All good.

I’ve also vowed to get on the elliptical machine at least five days a week.  Dammit.

Christmas decorations coming down today, and once they’re all packed away, there will be a calm that comes over the house.  Mama likey calm.

So, off I go…..have a great day!

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Dec
27

Christmas Hangover

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Well, Christmas has come and gone. The kids had a great time. They are convinced that they WEREN’T on the naughty list because “we got tons of presents.” I hope this isn’t the last year I get to pull off this charade. As stressful and time consuming as it is, it sure is fun to watch them open everything.

Santa, however, didn’t get the best gift. I saved that for Mom and Dad. We got them each their own Nintendo DSi’s. But they got lots of other stuff that was a big hit, too. They got Bop It, which they have played with a bunch. Yahtzee, to take me back to my childhood. A game called Pictureka, which was fun. There’s an easy bake oven, moon dough, a crayon maker, Orbeez…the list goes on.

I’m looking forward to this week of just hanging out and playing some family games. We’re headed to see The Chronicles of Narnia in 3D at the theater today. They really enjoyed the first two (we watched them last week). I have a feeling, though, that as soon as I get them to start sleeping in, we’ll have to head back to school…

Hope everybody enjoyed their holidays!!!!!

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Dec
11

Worker Elf

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Well, I’ve been a busy little elf.

I finished my last English paper. Ever. I completely procrastinated with it. It was due yesterday at midnight, and I finished it around 6:30, which is so not like me. Here’s what happens when I get overwhelmed…I do absolutely nothing. Instead of pulling up my big girl panties and just tackling life head on, I let the house go to shit, the laundry back up, my websites get neglected, and I do something fun. This week, I headed to the casino. I hit a machine for $700, and played with that money all day. I did come home with about $300. I had much more fun there than I would have had sitting at home writing a paper.

But I had to pay the consequences the next few days.

Now that it’s out of the way, I can begin wrapping, send out some Christmas cards, make some gingerbread houses, celebrate Tony’s birthday, and all that good stuff. Oh, I do have a final to take, but it’s a computer programming final, and it will be fine…even fun. (Yes, I’m a geek).

Everybody in the ‘burgh is planning for the EPIC snowfall that’s forecasted for Sunday…a big ol’ one inch. Grab your salt, shovels, milk and toilet paper – we might not make it to Monday.

Hope everybody has a great weekend, and a fun two weeks of holiday craziness!

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Dec
05

Cheap Laughs

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Well, we’re still dealing with the Christmas craziness…baking cookies (peanut butter blossoms), ordering gifts for the class Christmas parties, buying gifts.  All the good stuff.  On Saturday, the kids got some cheap laughs from this JibJab we did last year:

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It’s amazing the amount of uncontrollable giggles a few farts will produce. A whole farting song? Well, I think Becca almost peed herself :)

Enjoy what’s left of your weekend!

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Dec
01

Ralphie…errrr…Chloe

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We’re knee deep in Christmas spirit.

Although today is December 1st, I’m not finished with the Christmas shopping.  HOWEVER, I did get done shopping for the kids, and some of the other gifts.  I’m completely happy with my progress so far.  I bought a huge bag of Hershey kisses, just waiting for some store bought peanut butter cookie dough (yeah, close enough for me).  On Saturday, the girls and I cuddled and watched A Christmas Story.  The girls picked it, and that made me happy :)  Let me share this with you:

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Anyway, we had a great time.

Yesterday, we went to Build-A-Bear. I had promised to take them a couple of weeks ago, if they were good. Well, they weren’t exactly stellar, which explains the two weeks between “saying” and “going.” They were totally stoked about getting Rudolph and Clarice. Here’s a picture of them waiting for Santa:

Then, I took one of them on their own. There is one of Chloe by herself, and then there’s this:

I took the picture, looked at it, and literally LOL-ed.

They weren’t exactly dressed to get for the official Santa picture, but they did want to go and see the big guy.  So, we waited in line a bit and it was their turn.  Chloe wasn’t sure what she was going to ask for.  Becca knew exactly what she was asking for…a DSi.  I asked Chloe if SHE wanted a DSi, and explained that if Becca got one, she surely would want to play with one, too.  She said “no.”  Well, tough shit for her…she’s getting one.

So, they get on the lap and start chatting.  Becca very politely said that she would like “A DSi and a couple of games, please.”  Chloe just froze.  She changed the subject, explaining all the stockings that we hung to Santa (one for the dog, one for the fish).  He asked her what she wanted, and she said “a ball.”

Classic.

She then added that she would just like some surprises, too.  Had to write about it, because I NEVER want to forget that evening.  Never.

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