The kids are still asleep and I hope they sleep a long time more. I'm not looking forward to seeing them today, I'm just not.
I have to take all five of them to a doctor's appointment for one of them. I hate doing that.
Recent excellent 75%-off Target finds: fingerless gloves, earmuffs, Yes to Carrots lip balms/glosses, children's sweaters, a pair of children's winter boots, children's sleepers, children's glittery shoes. Recent excellent 50%-off Target finds: Nick & Nora children's pajamas, children's unders and socks, a hooded flannel shirt Rob has been pining for, picture frames I then actually put pictures in and hung on the actual wall, a baby blanket with hedgehogs on it, several boxes of granola bars for lunchbox snacks.
Last night's dreams involved rooming with Jenn (we had a full bakery kitchen in our apartment, baker included, and neighbors spontaneously dropped in for huge potluck parties while we were trying to get ready in the morning), petting George and Oliver which was upsetting and nice because I knew they were dead but here they were alive, and various Travel Fret scenarios (late for my flight! forgot to check in! no seats left on the plane!).
Mouse, our remaining cat, acts hungry but isn't eating much. I Googled it like an idiot.
I'm switching to herbal tea in the mornings, in case the coffee is messing up my dreams. Also, I think the coffee might be to blame for how cranky I get mid-afternoon.
Parking at Home is having a giveaway to help alleviate a winter funk. Cute crocheted hats are involved.
I'm making another hotpad. This one is a little larger, possibly too much larger. Both strands are cotton, one a pink/white color change and the other a yellow/white color change.
There was a sale at the craft store and I bought more yarn than we can ever use. This is in addition to the yarn we already had at home, which was more than we could ever use. Rob asked me what my favorite part of knitting was, and I said "Buying yarn."
I'm finally watching The L Word: I like a series to be over before I try it so I can watch it straight through on DVD. That's a tricky show to watch with kids in the house---as has been the case with every Showtime/HBO series I've watched. It's like they think the ABILITY to include swearing and nudity is a MANDATE to include it. It reminds me of college plays I went to (and I went to all of them because my boyfriend was a theater guy and sometimes had a 2-second appearance on stage---or even, once, A LINE): every single play involved the characters (1) smoking cigarettes and (2) firing the loud fake gun. WE HAVE THE ABILITY, THEREFORE WE MUST USE IT.
Gift ideas for an 8-year-old, part 2 of 2 - Last week I talked about the gifts we were getting/considering for Edward, who is turning 8 next month. This week it’s Elizabeth’s turn: not “girl gifts,” ...