If we were having coffee, you’d probably expect me to break out the good coffee and do homemade muffins and all that since it’s been several weeks since the last time I invited you to have coffee with me. After threatening you with the reusable K-cup thing that gets coffee grounds everywhere and some Walmart cookies, you’d magically forget all about how long it’s been.
Right now everyone is doing their own thing, while avoiding the big boxes of Christmas ornaments and decorations. It needs to be done and we want it to be done, but no one wants to do it. Unlike with my mother-in-law, who brilliantly manipulates the others (not Sam or me, because we know) into putting up her tree and all her other stuff for her right after the Thanksgiving meal, our stuff isn’t going to get done unless one of us gets off our butts and takes initiative. And then we’ll all pitch in. But right now, since we’ve had such a busy last few days, no one wants to do anything.
So, while I do my part in the Christmas decorating procrastinating, I’ll go ahead and ramble on a bit about some things.
Thanksgiving went well. We visited my dad’s and in-laws, and everyone got along and it was drama free outside of Sam’s mom acting all huffy over something silly. So, that’s good. With past holidays, that hasn’t always been the case, so it was nice for everything to be chill. I think Sam was the only one who ate much of anything, though, between me and my pickiness that allowed me to eat a plate of turkey and corn, Baby Girl refusing to eat at all and getting grits later, and Little Man, whose appetite has been non-existent lately.
We did go shopping on Black Friday, but only to get a gift for my nephew’s birthday party that night and to get myself a hair dryer. On Thanksgiving, our oven decided to go to crap (hopefully it’s only a very cheap heating element, we’ll see) and then while I was drying my hair, my hair dryer jolted or something and sparks started flying out and it started smoking. Yikes! Turns out that there is a class action lawsuit against the company that makes my hair dryer (Conair 1875) because of people getting burned.
Yesterday was spent cleaning. I’m trying to get as much done as possible for the Tacky Christmas Party on Saturday before the big day, since we want to go to a Christmas Festival that day. Since Sam and Little Man have been so slack lately and seem to be getting worse about leaving their stuff lying around (not just kinda messy, but clothes in the kitchen, wrappers in the floor, ugh), I’ve been making personal checklists and chore lists for each of them to complete each day. We’re only one week into it, but it’s done a lot to help them not only be more responsible for their stuff, but to actually contribute more around the house. I’m going to laminate some copies of the checklists later today and make it all official.
After cleaning, I tried my hand at making some glass pendant necklaces. Since it’s so difficult to buy presents for the adults I know, I thought I’d do something a little more personal (at least for the ladies). I bought the materials online and after a little trial and error, I got the hang of it, and they actually turned out pretty good.
I’m going to pick up some stuff to do magnets, charms, and other necklace shapes this week.
On another note, my blog hit 1,000 followers last week. I’m not a big stats person, which happens when you don’t blog enough and your stats are almost non-existent, but I was excited to see that. Took just a little over two years!
And now I’m running out of things to say, which means my procrastination is almost at its end and I’ll have to start decorating. I’ll stretch this on a little bit longer by asking you to a) tell me about your Thanksgiving, if you celebrated and b) asking you for suggestions for an adult Christmas party. Now it’s up to you to help me avoid the box with all the Christmas ornaments that must be individually unboxed and unwrapped.
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