This time of year slays me. It's like...I'm ready for bed by 10:30pm and if you know me very well that's odd and somewhat concerning. I typically live for the night hours when the whole house goes still. I'm downing Vitamin C and D like it's an addictive substance because it's pretty much dark 20 hours of the day, our stove fell apart... anyway... lets get right to life in pictures. Some of the captions may be to lengthy as I lament and/or celebrate the event pictures. ;)
The bottom drawer was used as a ladder one too many times and we finally had a reason to upgrade to a matching stainless steel one when the whole drawer fell out and was gouging our floor. Sold the old one on Criagslist...wootwoot.
Classical conversations wraps up until the new year... :)
Gi was just getting acclimated to the nursery...
ran the drumstick dash Thanksgiving morning for the first time. It was a really fun way to start the day :D
Ash posted about this little place called East Coast and in my head I was like "boohoo....I never see them anymore...I'll never go there and try that amazing butter". But low and behold, the next time we went up to see mom and dad we made this little get away happen. :D :D two smilies for that and the butter was indeed good with citrus in it.
we went right before they closed...so it's normally not this dead ;) Ha
dad took the grand-kiddos to a christmas tree farm over thanksgiving weekend. I let Noah take my phone to get a few pictures after a lecture on being very careful with this big responsibility.
Well...he was sort of careful. Until he hung up his coat and it fell out of the pocket onto the marble entryway floor at mom and dad's when they got home. Totally busted the screen to bits. I replaced it though. Yes I did, all by my little self. Luke fixed my phone last time this happened a few years back. This time, the box with a new screen arrived and Luke wasn't home. Since I have the patience of a gnat...yes...Luke says that and I admit to it, I started fixing the screen...on the kitchen counter...with the kids awake and running around...and it worked. It took an hour plus and I had to fend off children that wanted cups of water but...I got it done. ;) So-if that isn't an advertisement for being able to do it, nothing is. I may start a little business replacing screens-or not-I would loose my eye sight trying to see the tiny little screws. Why am I still typing about this...?
Adrian turned 10
The tree is up...the clutter is flying (including beach hats)...the recycle collection bags are overflowing with cardboard (from Amazon deliveries) and paper (always paper)...the nativity isn't up yet...the house has wreaths on the windows...expect two of them which I cannot find. It's all good-so good
Christmas cards are done...mostly. I merged the wrong list (dumb old stupid list...same name as the updated one on the desk top-foot stomp stompy stomp) to the printer so...if you normally get a card and didn't this year, let me know. Those printer labels are expensive and I was quite determined to use the good ones and keep track of the ones I needed to write by hand. :P Happy December. See you in the new year when I emerge.