Last week was short. We flew on Monday, unpacked and took down the tree on Tuesday, and fell back into our regular life on Wednesday. We fought the three hour time difference all week, which meant I was first dragging my sorry ass out of bed, and then coaxing, prodding, and finally demanding both kids get up every morning. I consider it a major win that Graham was never late to school, since more than once he was still in bed 30 minutes before the tardy bell rang. I know people complain about kids that wake them up early, but since I’m a morning person, I think it’s way worse dragging my sleepy babies out of bed. The Doctor’s no help. He hits that snooze button like he’s got the winning answer in a game show finale.
My blog definitely suffered during the two weeks of Christmas
, but we were spending some great time with our families, and I was doing important things like taking naps, enjoying nieces and nephews, drinking Bailey’s, and playing dominoes. I’m back; writing, reading, and commenting like a mo-fo. It’s a new year, and I’m not dicking around.
One of my first orders of business was linking up with Mel at According to Mags
and Michele at OldDogNewTits
and sharing my New Year’s resolutions, in 57 words or less. I’m really feeling good about my goals this year!
We didn’t have snow at Grandma’s house, but it’s been cold enough here to keep the old Christmas snow from melting. Every time I’m standing outside freezing my ta-tas off while the kids play in the snow, I remember that more calories are burned in cold weather than warm, and I say, “Alllriiight. We can stay out here a few more minutes.”
|Graham could play in the snow all day long.
|While Lily stays inside, licking the glass. Like a lady.
For Crock Pot Thursday I shared two split pea soup recipes
, one for the crock pot (duh) and one for the stove top. When we made split pea soup the previous Thursday, it was the first time since Crock Pot Thursday began that all of the participants were together to enjoy our meal. It was wonderful.
I got to drink wine with friends on Friday AND Saturday night. It was awesome, and I’m still smiling. It’s good to be home.