The kitchen window was being pelted with freezing rain, forming the beginnings of a crusty layer covering the snow. Something seemed out of place with the scene.
There is just something about a ladybug that makes me smile. I was intrigued by all of the spots on this one, and considered refreshing my memory as to whether there was factual information I should know about the number of spots a ladybug has. Maybe if I had remembered that Alexa was plugged in, I would have checked with her. Sometimes it is just fun to simply wonder. I did remember that ladybugs can be wished upon, but considering how we were both a bit trapped in the house, I found it hard to believe that she was going to be able to orchestrate any wish granting. Hm, that sounds like I believe in the fulfillment power of spotted red wings under the proper atmospheric conditions. No, I am fully aware that wishing, hoping and waiting are not the best strategic plans for getting much done. As I look at this photo though, I do wish my skin was not so dry. Not only do I know how to handle this situation, but I can both see and reach some hand lotion without even prying myself off the couch. Small victories are still victories!
We have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the latest lego minifigures-Lego Batman Movie! All of our intell pointed to a release date of January first. Sometimes they take a little while to find the bullseye, but I didn't want to take any chances. Late Sunday afternoon, after pretending to not know what little pouches I was talking about, I was shown this display.
I believe that is called adding insult to injury. I had other Targets I could try, but after three Targets were sold out and two Walmarts showed no signs, I knew things were looking grim. I felt like I had failed as a mother. There was still one possibility, but I told my son he would have to accompany me...to the giraffe store.
I was proud of his skills in mystery figure detection! Now if he would just figure out some general housekeeping chores (and have a fleeting interest in performing them).
My last Friday before the new year?! Apparently SOMEBODY thinks it would be poor form for me to start out 2017 with complaints next week. She thinks I should try harder to find the good or some such nonsense. Hopefully I did not miss the Festivus window and have time for one last grievance? (Make no mistake, I have several grievances, but dictation is exhausting.) Some of you may already been privy to this incident, as there was a facebook post the night it happened (clearly not a Friday, so I was not allowed to post here). It was a chilly evening for most folks, so the girl child put a fleece on me. I grumbled at her when she tried to fasten the velcro waistband, and she took the hint for a change and backed away. The two elder humans came home, and were immediately puzzled by my lack of enthusiasm to see them. I just kept pleading with my eyes waiting for someone to get a clue. See that flap...
...the one laying on the carpet? That, my friends, is a super industrial strength velcro flap and it was stuck to the carpet! Those hundreds of mighty loops had my fourteen pounds of brawn seriously outnumbered. I keep telling you that no good can come from making me wear clothes! May your New Year's Eve be filled with love, laughter and delicious snacks! (Oh my gosh, I hope there are good snacks)
As we began to read the sleigh for our third and final installment of Christmas 2016, I realized that despite my thoughts on seasonal miracles, laundry still accumulates during festive times. Perhaps I thought all of the cooking and baking was somehow a trade off? I don't mean to alarm any of you, but you might want to check your hampers to see if a similar overflowing fate awaits you. Do not panic, certainly there are some cookies or candies to get you through whatever you find.