Friday, December 25, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
I finally finished my Christmas shopping yesterday. I thought I was done and then Ryan had to say to me, "well, did you get this and this and this?" No I did not get this and this and this. So, back to a store I went. A kind neighbor (thanks again if you're reading this) watched my kids for me. It made the ordeal much easier.
I was a little lazy with my treat giving this year. I gave chocolate chip cookie bars. Except, I didn't give the actual bars. I gave the ingredients and the recipe to make them. I had every intention of baking them myself until I realized I didn't actually want to bake.
I didn't get my Christmas cards mailed either. I figure if they get sent and received before the end of the year, it will still be during the holiday season and that's good enough. (That's my self-justification. It makes me feel better about being lazy.)
Monday, December 14, 2009
I've been spending a lot of time crocheting. I made scarves for Cameron and Avery and just continued making more once I was done with theirs. I'm not making them for anyone in particular. I'm just making them to make them. It seems like an appropriate winter activity because they're so darn warm and comfy and it's been so darn cold outside. So, I've been doing it non-stop. I suppose, if I were to spend less time crocheting and more time shopping, I would be ready for Christmas.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
It's already December 8th and I only have a fraction of my Christmas shopping completed. I can't seem to get myself in gear to do it. I usually have it the big stuff done by the end of October to mid November. I'll get random things here and there after that, but it's mostly done by then. It looks like I'll be out in the thick of it this year. This week, this week, this week, I WILL get it done.
Speaking of it being December 8th and behind on Christmas stuff, I still haven't put up my tree. I wanted to do it about 3 weeks ago, didn't get around to it, and now I'm way far behind. I'm a loser.
I realized yesterday that my eye has finally stopped twitching. It did it for 5 solid weeks, multiple times a day, all day long. I think it finally stopped just short of a week ago. I can't believe it took me until yesterday to take notice of it. Anyway, it's a relief that it stopped.
I bought Avery a watercolor picture in Disneyland that spells out her name. The "A" is The Little Mermaid, Ariel and Flounder. You know, "A" for Ariel because she's her favorite princess and their name starts with the same letter. Get it? I guess you'd have to see it.
I didn't have it framed there because I didn't want to have to worry about it possibly breaking on the way home. So, I took it to a Michael's today because they're currently having a 60% off custom framing sale. I figured now would be the perfect time.
I picked out a simple white frame and also decided to double mat it with a green and white mat. The sales associate totaled it up and said, "Okay, that will be $106.00." What!? "No way," said I. "I only paid $20 for the picture. I'm not paying 5 times that for the frame." Are you kidding? $106 was the 60% off price. Ridiculous.
The associate picked out an already made frame that was 50% off and found mats in stock that could be cut to fit in house and at 50% off also. Total for that: $30.00. Much, much better.
Monday, December 7, 2009
My husband tells me that my password is too easy. Yes, my "password". I have one password that I use for everything. Blogger, Facebook, credit cards, mortgage, etc. If I had to remember more than one, it would be a very bad thing. I know because I've tried it before. Once upon a time, I had a password for every site I use. There were so many, I had to keep them written down. I can't keep track of anything. Especially a piece of paper with important information written on it. I always had a hard time finding the list and would have to search for it each and every time I tried to do something. Then I lost the list and had to change all of them. So, the one password for everything seemed like the best idea.
Ryan says I should just jazz up and complicate the one I have. It is kind of easy, but easy is what my feeble brain needs. I just don't know if it's worth the time it would take to change. I mean, it could take me almost 10 whole minutes to do it.