Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Random Tuesday Thoughts


Alright, time for an update. I feel like I haven't blogged in a bazillion years but I guess that's what family togetherness feels like... damn near an eternity. Holiday get-togethers and birthdays have sucked up every spare minute of our time in the last few weeks. The kids have been bouncing off the walls since sometime early last week, it's been way too cold to send them outside to hurl themselves down the snow drifts in our yard and our DVD player is on the fritz. That means my children have been doing one of two things from the time they open their eyes until they pass out way after their normal bedtimes. Either A- Fighting, or B- playing with their new toys which include a really loud horn for Mae's bike, 2 plastic recorders (yes, one for each) a keyboard, and a pogo stick. Thank you Grandmas for giving my kids the most annoying and dangerous gifts ever. I'll remember this the next time my kids decide to make a home made craft for you. I see lots of glitter in your future. You know, glitter is the gift that keeps on giving.

So as much as I love my children and really I do, it was nice to know that they would be going back to school yesterday. They were both super cranky after school yesterday and I had them both in bed by 8:00 last night. I was shooting for 7:30 but it didn't happen. The Gardener is working odd hours this week so I'm doing the dinner and bedtime routine solo.

Our tree is still up but at this point it's more of a fire hazard than a festive Holiday decoration.
I'm hoping to take it down today and reclaim my living room but I will miss the glow. Actually it was the Gardener's idea to take it down today. This morning just after the kids left for school he said, "You want to take the tree down this morning? I'll help." now he's taking a nap on the sofa.

The Catholics pissed me off yet again. This time they messed with my Soap Opera. Yeah that's right, yesterday the local TV station decided to air the installation of the area's new Archbishop instead of my trashy daytime favorite, Days Of Our Lives. The nerve I tell you.

That's about it for me today. Click over to Keely's blog for more randomness.


I am Harriet said...

There are a lot of happy moms around now that school has resumed.

Have a great Random Tuesday.

Jenni said...

We took our tree down this weekend. I was glad to see it go. As soon as Christmas is over I can't wait to get it out of the house, what with all the needles and the watering and such.

Happy Tuesday!

The Crazy Coxes said...

Glitter....I love it!
No noisy toys around here, thank heavens but we do have Nerf swords and so people do occasionally yell, "ouch!"

My tree is still up.
I'm the only one on the world who is sad that the kids went back to school.

Happy Random!

Kelly said...

Not to freak you out, but if that pogo stick has an old-school spring do not let the girls turn it upside down and investigate how it works. My little cousin had her lip very nearly ripped off when the stuck spring released into her face. It gives me the willies just thinking about it.

Mama Badger said...

Glitter really is the gift that keeps on giving. Tee hee hee.

And thank god for school. The kids needed their routine back, something fierce. I'd love to see some snow pogo sticking, though.

sheila said...

Ugh! They didn't air it by you? I think I watched it here. Now I'm not sure, lol! This baby snatch storyline better be over quick. Good gravy it's getting me bored.

Our tree is still up too, which is unusual for me, but weird you mentioned the glow. I was thinking the same thing yesterday...the glow is so warming.

Riot Kitty said...

I love my family, but sometimes visits do start to feel like an eternity! My grandparents never gave me dangerous gifts (unless I wanted to strangle someone with those knee socks.)

Shady Lady said...

Ooh glitter...now that's just mean! ;)

Such Lovely Freckles said...

Oh yes, LOVE the glitter idea. Genius!!

And them Catholics... that's just so typical. ;)

Julie from Momspective said...

Ooh! A pogo stick! There's a ER trip waiting to happen!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Our tree was down 2 days after Christmas. We needed the space.

LL Cool Joe said...

Me thinks someone is a bit grumpy!! :D

I'm stuck at home with the kids and my partner. I need space. The school's closed because of the snow and my partner is "between jobs" and I'm between staying and packing my bags. Got a spare room?

Keely said...

That is one awesome commemorative pic of your tree! Mine's out where it belongs now too (by the trash). The toddler was sad.