The deal: Use our themes or use your own - just let us know what is 'currently' going on with you. Be sure to stop by and say hello to the other bloggers linking up - especially to my amazing co-host Randalin of Harvesting Kale.
This week's themes:
laughing, crying, cooking, looking, planning
This week we are Laughing at Otto's thick Christmas list. Rob told Otto, "You only get about 1 out of every 4 things on your list." Well between that open-ended advice and all of the catalogs that have been hitting our mailbox lately, Otto's list is at 30ish pages! We've filled him in on the secret that Santa only brings 2 or 3 gifts but he is now in a copying frenzy. I remember being obsessed with things like this as a kid too. It's great handwriting and reading practice so no big whoop. Except now we have to ask round-about questions like, "What are like the top 4 things on this list?" And of course it's a shrug.
After taking a break from Downton Abbey I've found myself with some quiet evenings to myself again lately and oh you guys, the Crying. So much ugly crying in the dark, haha. But so so good.
The kids have been Cooking, well baking really, every weekend lately. I hate making sandwiches for lunches. There, I've said it. Making sandwiches is a drag and it brings me down. I am missing the sandwich-making gene of motherhood. So we've been making vegetable breads and hippied-out cakes and things on the weekend so I can put those into their lunches instead of having to make sandwiches. Otto cuts fruit and veggies, measures, and stirs. Loretta stirs and measures too and if we can see a devilish look in her eye, well then she gets a "rodeo clown" bowl of her own to stir. Anyways, it's been great fun and saved me from making wompy ass sandwiches. Win times 1,000.
I have been Looking at Pinterest quite a bit lately. Funny how it goes in spells. Somewhere between trying to figure out how to love my wardrobe without buying anything new and what to make food-wise now that it's casserole and bread season, I'm back on the P.
We are all Planning for our first quiet little Thanksgiving/Christmas at home in a long while. Otto has changed his Thanksgiving dessert request from popsicles to cheesecake thank goodness! He'd also like to go pick out a real tree this year. I'm starting to think about buying gifts and making Thanksgiving dinner. I'd like to see Big Hero 6 at some point. And maybe a daytrip to Portland to see our friends there. And take the kids to the Nutcracker if it's not too expensive. And evenings at home with popcorn and all the important holiday movies (Home Alone, Home Alone 2, Rudolph, Charlie Brown) and then I need my annual Love Actually to happen, duh. Oh and Hershey's Candy Cane Kisses are here! They're here! Let the season begin!
Next week's theme's:
finding, writing, dressing, thinking, beginning