Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Happy Holidays...

And a Happy New Year from US!

Lights Out!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

How is THIS to put you in the Christmas spirt?

Conversation between myself and a very sleepy/grumpy five-year-old!

Me: We are going to see Santa tomorrow, what are you going to ask him for Christmas? (prompting, as E and I are going shopping this afternoon)

T: Nothing!

Me: Nothing? You don't want anything for Christmas?

T: No!

Me: Well, that should be easy for the elves to make.

Pulling into the parking lot a few minutes later!

T: Mom, I figured out what I want for Christmas!

Me: Oh yeah, what is that!

T: A new Mommy! You are mean!

Merry Christmas to ME! Things can only get better, right?

Lights Out!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

I know it is sappy...

But I just LOVE those feel-good-everyone-ends-up-happy Christmas movies! I just do! I can't believe how many there are... watched a CUTE one (despite moaning) about a little boy that wanted a husband for his mom! Just CUTE! Sappy cute! Know what I mean!

And I know he won't see this, but I wanted to wish my **baby** brother a very happy birthday! Still on a boat doing what he loves! I love you!

Lights Out!

Monday, December 17, 2007

Monday Musings...

This is my LAST Monday teaching in the 2007 school year! Glass is always HALF FULL! For the half empty part... I haven't even BEGUN to get our Christmas Shopping done! What to do about that? Take a SHOPPING DAY! And that is exactly what I plan to do! Tomorrow, I am dropping the kidlets off... and hitting the road with Mom!

I won a GC to Starbucks today at lunch, so my plan... meet Mom for a warm-me-up first thing in the morning (my treat), go over our game plan, and hit the road running! It is an hour plus away, so I have to be heading home by 4PM at the latest! Let's see what we can get accomplished! The key here... game plan! Shopping, eating, laughing, chatting... just hanging out with Mom! What a great day!

Dropped my altered calendar off at the lss... it is going to be a GREAT class, and you get to pick your papers! That way it matches YOUR space and not mine! I will add a photo when I have it with me, it is on my home computer!

Had a nice quiet weekend. Didn't get a lot created, but had good solid family time! Always a plus! And I got my butt beat AGAIN at Scrabble! Why is that NOT a surprise?

OK, off to work on that game plan!

Lights Out!

Friday, December 14, 2007


OK, so on the way to school this morning, we are chatting that it is the weekend, and what needs to be done, what we want to get done, etc.

Mom: We need to go see the fat man this weekend...

T: Who is that?

Mom: The fat man in the red suit...

T: Captain Underpants? (You mean you all don't READ that series?)

Mom: No... the fat man in the red suit that says HO HO HO!

T: Santa?

Mom: Yes!

T: You can't call him fat, Mom. That is just RUDE!

Gotta love it when you learn manners from a five year old! Guess my kid really is learning to mind his P's and Q's. Sorry, Santa... I guess that wasn't very nice of me!

Need him to write his letter, and go visit Santa!

Wish I had a photo to post with his words!

Lights Out!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Flakey Fruitcake...

is my "elf name"! Have you found yours? Check out this site to see what your cool elf name is! Post a comment to let me know what your elf name is! These are so funny!

Blog Things has so many fun Christmas goodies right now! What would we do with out internet and people as bored as we are? Thanks Lyn for getting me hooked as well!

Most of the cards should be reaching their destinations... Thanks for all the sweet thoughts and emails about our little family!

Lights Out...

Monday, December 10, 2007

A little closer...

to Christmas around our house... the tree is UP! Our cards were sent out, so I will post the "perfect" family Christmas photo in a few days! T said that he just "loves the tree this year! It matches the wall (our wall is red), the snowman, the stockings, and the furniture perfectly!"
Made the kids' Christmas gifts this weekend as well! With middle school comes MANY more teachers! We passed them out today, so that they had time to enjoy them for the season!
A few years ago, I made coasters with leaves on them... so I had to make some alternative gifts this year for some of my colleagues! E and I visited our new little LSS and she showed us the joy of Alcohol Inks... I had always been afraid of these little things... not anymore! E had a blast with these!
Here is a close up of the one we are keeping!
Nothing cute or funny to say today!
Lights Out!

Monday, December 03, 2007

Let the Countdown begin...

Found this little number at Starbucks... Thanks Lyn for idea and inspiration. It was a cute little red tree to count down the days till Christmas. It WAS cute... now it is adorable! Well, at least I think so... Here is a close up of the drawers!Each drawer pulls out to reveal a sweet little piece of chocolate (Note to Starbucks... Try Hershey's next year... this year is... ummm... well... NOT Hersheys!)

House is decorated... Snowmen are up... Cards are DONE and ready to mail... and I have been an altering little fool! Have another little project that just needs a frame... it matches this Advent Calendar perfectly! Joy seems to be the word of choice around the household! Wait until you SEE the Christmas photo... I will wait until about a week after the cards go out, I don't want to spoil the photo in the cards...

Lights Out!