Friday, December 21, 2012
It's Friday. And we're alive. I don't pay too much attention to end-of-the-world stuff, but I'm happy it wasn't true. You know what's bad? When people are disappointed that it's not the end of the world, because now they have to finish the stuff on their holiday to-do lists. I ran into a neighbour while walking the dog this morning and that's how she felt. She's kidding, of course, but it just goes to show you the stress that Christmas expectations can cause.
On to Insta-Friday, now, and sharing simple cell phone photos from our week. I bought myself an early Christmas present. These two owl mugs. They were like five bucks for both at Winners. Unfortunately, I broke the handle off my favourite owl mug. I dropped a bowl on it. It's now on my husband's work bench with the many other odds and ends requiring repair. So, for the next couple of weeks, I'm using these puppies. Not that the mug will be fixed in a couple of weeks...it's just that these mugs are for Christmas and I figure I gotta stop using them some time in January.
By the way, while I'm at my computer, I'm listening to the "80's Alternative" station on Jango.com. Can't help swaying when I hear Soft Cell's "Where Did Our Love Go?" What's your favourite eighties song? Were you into Depeche Mode like me or Ozzy Osbourne like my husband? Or, was it all about Bon Jovi for you? Did you have the hair style to match? Come on, admit it.
This is a part of my book shelves. Exciting, right? Well, I have to show you only a piece, because I'm not done organizing it yet. I spent all day Sunday organizing my office...again.
I showed you my daughter's wee snow man the other day. Here she is making him. We haven't had snow since, until today. It's still pretty light though. There's something amiss with the environment.
My parents have arrived to stay with us for Christmas. We are all happy, but it seems Jolene the beagle mix is happiest of all. My dad was only in the door a few minutes when this happened. She loves older people, because they sit with her. Imagine sitting still for a bit? What must that be like? My kids make sure that never happens.
This guy deserves to sit for a bit. He is undergoing chemo at the moment, but he's doing great for a senior kind of guy. And Jolene's giving him some extra love.
Mom's here and she shares my food obsession. Day one of her visit. Kids at school. Us at all-you-can-eat sushi for lunch. Crispy rolls, veggie green dragon rolls and tempura banana maki. Yum! We were sleepy afterward.
And parents mean...free babysitting! Movie tonight, art show tomorrow, some final Christmas shopping. It's all good when you can walk out the door kid-free. Have a fantastic weekend and a wonderful Christmas!