Monday, November 22, 2010

Monday Mish Mash

-It is frigid here.  -19*C or -2F.  It's been snowing since last Tuesday.  Some days we've been shoveling twice a day.  I like to shovel.  But not twice a day.  I made my teenagers do it.  One of them may or may not have been grumpy about it.  Hard to believe I took this picture a mere month ago.

-The sudden cold and snow has put me in the mood for Christmas shopping instead of hiking in the riverbottom.  I'm almost done!  It feels so good.  I feel so much more relaxed.  Now I just need to not even look in the flyers as they come or I'll second guess myself and make myself crazy.  Of course I also have a Christmas day birthday I need to buy for.  That child's party with her friends is this weekend coming up.  Yikes, I have to bake a cake.

-Hubby's birthday was yesterday.  We gave him what he wanted and that was a relaxed, no stress day.  We holed up in the house in our jammies, yes we skipped church.  I know, I know.  But I had woke up with a huge headache.  But my son, who is faithful as all get out, went with his aunt.  I love him for that.  Anyway, hubby opened and enjoyed his gifts, then we had a nice lunch at a new restaurant, and came home and relaxed and watched a movie of Hubby's choice.  I didn't bake a cake.  He got free dessert at the restaurant.

-A comment from last night's Amazing Race had me and son cracking right up.  After an excruciatingly hard task the all girl team was exhausted but trying to get to the next point before the other team who was not far behind them.  The one girl kept talking and nagging the other girl to hurry up, etc.  The second girl took it for so long and then finally told her hyper team member:  "I won't make a very good team mate if I'm passed out!"  The other girl promptly hushed up.  LOL.   Made me wonder if if I push my kids like that sometimes and all they want  is to tell me they won't make good teens if they're passed out.  Hmmm, food for thought.

-I've decided I hate grocery shopping in the frigid cold.  It's all to do with pushing the heavy buggies in the snow packed parking lots.  Ugh.  I also need to make a new plan for my grocery shopping.  What I'm doing is no longer working well for me.  It needs shaking up.  Shaking things up is hard.

-Love the new posting edits for Blogger.  Now that they have the kinks worked out.  I love that you can make your pictures extra large if you want.  And how easy it is to put them where you want them now.  Thumbs up!

So that's about it for my mish mash of thoughts and happenings from the weekend.  How was your weekend?


ellen b. said...

I'm such a snow wimp. We are getting a dusting right now and I'm already canceling all activities for today. I do not like driving in snow in Seattle with all our hills. I'm glad you had a nice birthday celebration for hubby. I only got to see the last 15 minutes of the Amazing Race...I'll have to watch the rest on my computer. Have a great week.

Carrie said...

Happy (belated) birthday to your hubby!

Barbara H. said...

A relaxed, no-stress day is my ideal, too. Happy birthday to hubby!

I am a snow wimp as well (love that, Ellen!)

Mom24 said...

I am so not ready for snow. Hopefully we've got at least a few more weeks, so I'll try not to complain. :)

Hubby's birthday sounds like a perfect day. It is nice when our children choose to go to church though, isn't it?

I have a million things on my to do list, and I'm avoiding every one.

Stay warm.