Hey there friends . Happy Winter, Happy Hanukkah, Happy near Christmas, and just happy happy. No stress right? We are all having a festive and enjoyable time this season? I hope so because we all need and deserve some good vibes. Let take it all and run with it. And eat cookies because because.
After such a fantastic little snow day, the week went as usual, although I now have the winter boots and the shovel out (I shoveled the driveway 3 times. Yeh for snow!). Leaving in the car takes a few more minutes now that we have to scrape the windows and just leaving the house involves more effort in clothing putting on then before. It's been between -3 and like 5 degrees almost every morning when I leave so it's been a little cold. (It's all about the layers)
But the cold hasn't slowed us down, just spending a little more time doing more indoor things is all. Like our holiday card. Got that done and sent out!I also have been doing a little extra cleaning here and there (I cleaned the F out of and under the stove) and have been trying to get the Christmas shopping stuff done and done (I am basically done shopping, it more about the crafting now) The real annoyance is that Only has spent most of the week inside trying to escape. I usually don't care if he is outside in the winter but with the negative degrees and all I was trying to avoid finding a popsicle cat. He is a very talkative cat and has basically has been following me around the house yelling to be let out. I think today is that day I will let him make a break for it. He is driving me crazy.
Had a fantastic and slightly scary cookie party. I don't know what exactly I was thinking was going to happen, but all the littles were as high as I have ever seen them. Miley was hysterically laughing all night, Judah got lethargic and then asked to eat a bowl of carrots but Sophia was the best. She was running around the house in circles with a look of shock on her face screaming. Around and around and around, mouth agape with a steady aaaaahhhhhhh coming out. The child was possessed. It was pretty much the best thing ever. And while the older boys and older ladies went home, Miley and Judah stayed over. While I was cleaning up some of the mess, the mr took them to the store with him and he came back with beer (for him) blackberries, and rented them the emoji movie. ( FYI, from the 3 seconds of that shit that I actually watched I gathered that it is probably the best movie to showcase all the worst parts our culture now)
We woke up to space pancakes and snow fort building. Then the mr took the boy to have boy time while the girl, Barb, and I went downtown for coffee. Once I was rid of littles I spent the rest of the afternoon cleaning the stick off of every surface and hand delivering some holiday cards. After dinner we went to the mr's Aunt and Uncles house for a little holiday party party (I left at like 8 like an old lady but the mr rallied and rolled home well past midnight (I know cause he woke my ass up)) It was a vey full past few days.
The Sunday agenda is simple. Catch up. We have busy week ahead and it's the week before Christmas and all so I just want to get my shit together. I don't want to be stressing come the end of the week. But If I happen to take a long nap today while watching a Christmas movie, I won't be made at myself.
Some of the internet I have visited this week.
-I am sure by now you have heard of these pit-less avocados. I guess I don't underdstand how so many people are managing to cut there hands open but it's happening and so theses. . Avocado Hand Injuries Are Real. Is A Seedless Fruit The Answer?
-A vegan bakery that makes it own nut cheeses. Sound pretty awesome. Vegan Knead Bakery to Open in Burlington
-These are some amazing pictures. See the winning images in National Geographic’s 2017 Nature Photographer of the Year contest
-THIS EDIBLE STRAW COULD HELP REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF PLASTIC IN OCEANS. And we should just stop with all the freaking plastic already.
-This makes me sad. Animals That Could Disappear Because Of Us
-I took the quiz and got 100%. I am awesome and super anal about recycling. Holiday Recycling Quiz. A great resource for now and all year long.
-Sleep vs. Exercise? I will aways exercise over sleep but ya need BOTH
Pictures from the week.
Have a great weekend.