HARLEY's OFFICIAL CHRISTMAS LIST 2010:
2- Train layout (Maybe North Pole Express)
3- Toy Christmas tree, including star on top and lights
4-Toy SUN, to go with the hanging glow in the dark planets
5-Toy Farm (Cows, chickens and coop ah, hem, barn, pigs)
7-Train tunnels for Thomas layout (straight green preferred)
8-More cardboard blocks
9-New Train Puzzle
11-Train picture on a candy cane (?) (Ah, yea, ok.)
12-Toy washer and dryer (Really?)
13- A castle, with a King
14- Toy light and light switch (?) My kid is so odd!
15-Another Snow Globe (A little more snowy than the last one and with white snow).
16-Five plastic plants (WHAT is this kid ON??!)
So there it is.
I've written a million posts in my mind the past month or so, but I guess the writing thing is not as much of a relaxing outlet for me as I'd like. I mean I do enjoy doing it, but I can't do it when my head is spinning. Some people can, and it helps to clear things up for them.... me? I just babble incoherently. I opt to not share the babble too often, so my posting has become very intermittent. If you are reading this, thanks for sticking around....
This is going to be what Ms Moon calls a brown bag post. Just a little of this and a little of that. Currently I am watching Sesame Street with my boy, Harley. Well, I am half watching it. Ironically, Elmo (Melmo) is on. Ms Moon posted about her grandson's love for the red furry guy this very morning. Mr. Noodle is on. I hate that guy. He is just so annoying and mentally challenged... I can't imagine why Elmo keeps asking this man to answer the big life questions, like: "How do people eat"? But, I suppose the preschool set enjoys slapstick and being smarter than a grown up once in a while, so there is that.
Our tree is lovely. Just lovely. I am also stealing glances at it, since it is right next to the TV. There is something wrong with that, but it really just fits perfectly in that corner.... What can you do? The boys decorated it this year without my assistance. I was baking. They did a marvelous job and the kitty has already knocked off a few of the bottom ornaments to "Christen" the holiday season. It has officially begun, so says the cat!
The past week, I've been dodging mad texting drivers and pedestrians donning Santa hats, as I'm sure all of you have as well. For some reason, I've only had a few seasonal melt downs... mostly in the traffic. The stores, although crowded, were not at all horrible. In fact, this year the Dollar Tree got it down! They had plenty of cheap ass merchandise and cashiers a go-go. No waiting. Me likes. I had one of the best random holiday moments to date on that trip. So, there I was at the damn Dollar Tree, zoning out in front of some Whinnie the Pooh doo dads, when all of a sudden three beautiful black girls stroll up to my isle and one of them poses the question: "Why are we here again"? To which another replied: "Um, I forgot." Well, that was it for me. I peered at them over my glasses, and busted out laughing, which started the lot of them chortling and belly laughing too, which I'm pretty sure spread down the length of the isle. We were all just shellacked in an extra thick coating of seasonal glaze. I finally replied as they were wandering off aimlessly, "You girls sound like I feel". More laughter. I have to say, that was hands down my BEST Dollar Tree experience EVER! And to top it off, I got lots of stuff that I couldn't find in regular stores like: dollar Christmas wrapping paper, 2$ Christmas Snow Globe WITH a TRAIN inside (BONUS!!), holiday goody bags, mystery grab bags, a 1$ pairing knife, stocking stuffers galore, and oh so much more! I got out for about 25 bucks. UNbelievable! Sigh. Life is good.
In other more important news, nobody has had so much as a runny nose, much less the usual winter asthma. This is a blessing more valuable than any other. As far as we know. we and ours are in good health and of reasonably good cheer. This is highly unusual, and much appreciated.
Harley and I were folding clothes today. His job is to match and fold all the socks. I taught him how and he adores doing it. For some reason today, he got the notion to stuff ALL of the socks down his pajamas bottoms.... I am only mentioning it because it is so insanely goofy and inexplicable! So, of course, I had to take a picture, because how can you not preserve that holiday moment? I don't think it would be appropriate to post said photos, but they are quite hilarious in a twisted kind of way. Kids these days.
I'll leave you all with a holiday greeting I received from my very conservative cousin. I think it's quite funny and reaches across the table or the isle or whatever they call it. Happy Holidays ya'll!