As I sit here uploading photos to Shutterfly so I can take advantage of a $50 gift card I have I’m browsing used dj equipment in search of a specific Pioneer CDJ turntable my bro-in-law wants. That’s not what I wish I could be doing, though. I wish I could be curled up nice and cozy in my bed snoozing away, but my girls have different plans for me. Both of them are still awake fighting me tooth and nail tonight, so I finally gave up.
I’m letting Ellie watch a movie, and Aubrey is in her bassinet kicking away. Aubrey has become quite the night owl, and that means I haven’t slept much at all lately. It’s beginning to take a toll on me. If they aren’t asleep by the time Ben gets home I’m giving up and leaving him to deal with him while I finally get some rest!
It figures the minute I sit down to blog I hear the baby starting to stir from her nap. I swear she knows the minute my butt hits my desk chair! She should fall back asleep, but just in case she doesn’t I need to make this quick!
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Vegetable soup on the stove…check! Snow suit pulled out for the kiddo just in case we happen to get 2 snowflakes? Double check! Now if only I could find someone to trek down to the barn to bring up more firewood so I don’t have to do it. I’m waiting on the kids to go to sleep to deal with that mess since we should have enough firewood to last for another hour or two. If I’m lucky I won’t have to get mud on my new boots because the firewood will last until Ben gets home.
Do you know how hard it is for find comfortable boots for women that look great, too? Yeah, that’s exactly why I don’t want to get my favorite winter boots all muddy although I would totally make an exception for snowflakes. I’m sending up my little snow prayer right now!
Yeah, I know it won’t happen, but I still reserve the right to giggle like a 5 year old as I run to the window every 5 minutes just in case. I seriously think I’m worse than Ellie is about this weather tonight. She’s happy to sit quietly in the floor with her Megabloks and snowman cookies!
Oh how I wish I could fall over in my bed and close my eyes. Yes, it really is only 7:47pm, but I’m absolutely beat. It’s been one heck of a weekend. First we had a Megabloks party sponsored by House Party. Then I had to rush off right after that to get the girls’ Christmas photos done. That would have been a complete disaster if the photos hadn’t turned out so well. We had a 4:50pm appointment at Portrait Innovations, and they were running so behind we didn’t make it behind a camera until almost 6pm. We walked out of the studio at 6:45pm and had to go back at 7:45 to pick up our photos. Yes, it was a mess!
Now that all of that is out of the way it’s time to start doing our actual shopping. This year I’m trying to come up with gifts that are not just practical but creative as well. Last year some friends of ours did things like calling around to find a carpet cleaner in concord nc for their Grandma who lives 500 miles away. They couldn’t be there for the holidays, but they made sure her carpets were free of the mess the other family members made during Christmas dinner. I thought that was a great gift, and it makes me want to make sure my gifts are all practical this year!