Let me start by saying Happy Hannukah! (Sorry if that is not your favorite spelling...Chappy Chanukkah?) We just got home from our annual fill up on latkes. My mother threatened to not make them a couple of years ago, but really, it's all we tree decorating folks do to help my step-father celebrate his holiday. He has a twinkle in his eye when we walk in that tells me he appreciates our visit, even if we understand more about delightful shredded potatoes than any other aspect of the holiday. I am often inspired by the story of the lantern oil lasting longer than expected, as it comes at a time of year when we are pretty much running on fumes. I am also not one to turn down chocolate candy. We also do not know the precise translation for the prayer he says while lighting the candles, but have faith that he's got it right.
Today was a crappy sunny day. Yes, you read that correctly. Where were the gray clouds that mean the snows are coming? Why was I stranded at home with a child because his stomach didn't feel quite right, when we all should've been doing the snow day dance and drinking hot cocoa? Yes, I got a lot done around here that could only happen if I had to stay put, but it was nowhere near as joyous as having school closed.
There are just a few things rattling around in my head that I need to chase out in order to better focus on my list. Thankfully, Stacy is letting us help her decorate the blogosphere with our ramblings. I'm not sure when she is passing out the eggnog, so you'll have to stop by her place when you are done here to ask her!
I hate bra shopping, as you may know depending how long you've been hanging out here. Yes, there are wonderfully pretty and fun patterns and sexy designs, but not when you get to my size. This is what they have to offer in my world...What it lacks in allure, it makes up for with just cracking me up. I refused to even take it off the rack, even though my friend was assuring me it would stretch out...where? how?
This ceramic stove top cleaner I ran across at one of my new housecleaning gigs made me puzzle until my puzzler was sore...I wasn't confused because the type was blurry, as it was actually just fine. It was the part that says "Cookware should be washed after cleaning." With what? Is there some sort of super silly circular cycle racket to buy several other products to clean the cleaner?
Of all the food at the grocery store, this is not what I would've had to crack open to sample one of...The mini cheese ball packages were all intact (as that is what I was eyeing), but this dessert ball package was not so lucky.
As I was perusing the electric burner selections (yeah, you know why), I had to pause and read the information out loud on this one...So let's see, that has the GE symbol on it, and ok, "fits most brands except GE"? That makes perfect sense.
I took some photos of the most recent attempt to fill our home with holiday cheer in the form of gingerbread people decorating. Stay tuned, as I have decided it deserves its own post. For now, let's just ponder how many more ornament kits and craft supplies I will feel compelled to buy for my daughter before I just feel festive already?! (This is round two or three.) Meanwhile, she's becoming a bit like an elf with a severe caffeine addiction with her boundless energy and joy! It's almost infectious...almost.