Friday, December 22, 2006

Advertising Works!!

Last night my three year old crawled in bed with us. She turned to her daddy and said "Daddy, I want some skate shoes for Christmas." Well it was midnight so we were not totally awake. John responds "What? What do you do with them?" Savannah never missed a beat she just said "To find a store near you go to Heelys.com."

Sunday, December 17, 2006

The Sacred Diaries of April aged 32 3/4 years


Can't sleep. Christmas countdown pressure is starting to get to me!! Checklist getting longer not shorter. Blast!

Can't find asparagus dressed like Joseph from the girls Veggie Tales nativity set. Looked under sofa and in toy box but no sign of him.

Still have all those half smashed pine cones in the garage that I can't bring myself to throw away. Thought it would be fun to make peanut butter smeared pine cones with the girls to hang in the trees for the birds but I keep forgetting to pick up bird seed from the store. I do have all that left over Halloween candy. I wonder if the birds would eat that smushed over the peanut butter? Someone may as well enjoy it since I have to loose 20 pounds by next Monday. Dieting sure would be easier if the dryer didn't keep shrinking my clothes. Blasted dryer!

Still need to clean that spot off the living room floor where the girls spilled the gallon-o-bubbles. First several attempts have turned stain from dark grey to a lighter more spotted version of same grey.

We did get the Christmas tree up! Hurrah!!! Even found decorative boxes to prop the two broken limbs on - hardly even looks awkward from most angles. Bottom half of tree will have to be redecorated once I find missing ornaments.

Still have half my presents to buy. It would help to have money and time to shop on the same day. Been to all the closeout stores. May as well wrap up the junk laying around my own house. I've never seen so many tacky picture frames, metal vases and hideous bed spreads.

Forgotten cookies? Who has time with the mountain of forgotten laundry lurking just around the corner?

Speaking of food, what to serve Christmas day? Turkey or Enchiladas? I'm leaning towards a Mexican Christmas this year. Maybe queso and tamales...mmm. Stop it April, your just feeling weakened because it's been a whole day since you had M&M's. You have got to stick to your diet!!

On the other hand - it has been nice talking to the girls about Jesus' birthday. They are so excited! Ask me every day when the family is coming over. They don't seem to be at all concerned about the half inch layer of dust, toenails and fuzz encrusted on the baseboards behind the bathroom door. I need to be more like them. Their biggest goal every day is spending as much time as possible sitting in Daddy's lap. Maybe if I would climb up into my Daddy's lap more often this to do list wouldn't look so daunting...

Eye Twitching

Lately my eye is twitching. What does that mean? Lack of potassium? I feel like I'm 80 all the sudden. This must be how it starts. One day you are discussing nose irrigators and eye twitches and the next thing you know your teeth are soaking in a jar on the bathroom counter. You have a metal chair in your shower and over the potty. The kids are fighting over who will inherit the ugly magazine rack lamp that sits beside the rocker in the den right next to the tin TV trays. Corn isn't necessarily a vegetable anymore and you torment your great grandkids with expressions like "Kool Kat". Wow- I think I just saw my whole life flash before my eyes. I ended up with a lot of crocheted ornaments - did not see that coming.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Stuck at Home


It's sleeting in Dallas. That's what we get instead of snow. Balls of ice bouncing merrily off our roof and cars and turning our city which apparently has more over passes than any other metropolis in the nation (go figure) into a slip n' slide. Unfortunately an elaborate string of events must transpire in exactly the right order to have an ACTUAL ice day. It must be below freezing for several days so the ground can cool, then it has to sleet and the temperature remain low so that the ice stays. If that happens and the stars are aligned just so - we get to stay home from work. Unfortunately that wasn't the case. Plenty of ice, not cold enough to stick very long. So I'm pretending to be stuck at home for a few days. I've enforced my "no getting out of your pj's" rule for the second day now. That's a rule around our house. If you are sick or it snows you don't have to get out of your pj's. It's one of the best rules of all time. Someone should write it into the first amendment. John has of course had to go to work on both days. He has been outside working in the sleet. Poor guy. I told him to call in sick but since we have our own business that doesn't work too well for us. I feel nice and toasty though and have had lots of fun watching Malcolm in the Middle and playing with my girls and goofing around on the computer. Ahhhh snow - may we have much more of it this season.