Monday, December 31, 2012

NYE2012

I've got 12 minutes to hit "publish" so I'll make it fast. 2012, what a ride. You blew right by and yet, wow, here we are with our own house. I've got big plans for 2013. (I figure if I set lots and lots of goals and manage to accomplish three or four, I'll be doing pretty well.) So here's to it. Happy New Year, all. Much love.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

In keepin' with the situation!

It has been a busy couple of weeks. Heck, it's been a busy month. We bought a house, painted a couple of rooms therein, moved (almost) all of our stuff over, and even bought and decorated a second Christmas tree (after stripping the lights and decorations off the first one). But we've been sleeping at our new place for a little less than a week now and are settling in quite nicely.

I don't even have words for the shootings and general awful happenings of late. We have done our best to shield the kids from the horror, and it's probably been best for my own sanity to dwell on it as little as possible. It's the sort of thing that merits a mention, I think, and it of course serves as a reminder to be grateful even when the kids are driving me up the wall. But I'm significantly better off not delving too deeply into the news reports. I'd like to, you know, not have an even harder time sleeping at night than I already do.

So. We've survived yet another predicted apocalypse. I've got to admit it, last Friday I mentally gave the high school version of myself a reassuring pat on the head. The whole Mayan prophecy thing really freaked me out when I was about 15 years old. I remember thinking I should never have kids, because what sort of awful person would I be to bring someone into a world that was going to catastrophically fail when they were about 3 years old, and right before Christmas, no less? (Side note - pretty good guess on my part as to how old my hypothetical offspring would be in late 2012.) Obviously I got over my silly fears, but anyway. Glad the world didn't end. Of course, now I'm back to thinking about Newtown and how nothing in this world is guaranteed.

I really didn't mean for this to be a depressing post. What happened to not delving too deeply? We just had a lovely Christmas. Our first as homeowners. The kids got a great haul of goodies, thanks in large part to the wonderful people in their extended family who adore them. We had a delicious dinner of roast goose, Brussels sprouts, mashed sweet potatoes and biscuits. We spent the day playing with our new toys and laying low. Tom and I both, unfortunately, seem to be coming down with yet another cold, so that's somewhat less than ideal, but at least we don't have to deal with work and school this week.

So a merry Christmas to ya, if it ain't out-a keepin' with the situation (to quote Mrs. Dilber from Scrooge). Let us snuggle our loved ones close if they're nearby, give a mental hug if they're not, and hope things get better.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Grr, Blogger!

I just wrote a nice long post, and Blogger ate it. And now I'm too sleepy to re-write it. Gah. Tomorrow.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Check-check

My Facebook and Twitter feeds have all even clogged with people making the "sound check day" joke today (one-two, one-two, one-two). Har har. Still, on this last triplet date of the century, I figure I should at least write something online.

Of course, it's now 11:58 pm, so I'm going to wrap it up and post something with actual content in a few minutes. ;)

Friday, December 07, 2012

Closing Time

We closed on our house this morning! Woo-hoo! Soren was at school, but Eleri came with us and was just about as well behaved as could be. She sat there pretty quietly, ate a snack, eventually got fidgety enough to warrant pacification-by-iPod, but then she kept the volume all the way down and mostly just listened to music. We signed paperwork to the accompaniment of the Beatles, Pomplamoose, and (appropriately enough) Signing Time.

All told, it took a little under an hour, which surprised me, but I wasn't going to complain. Soren got to go home with a classmate and have lunch at her house. When we arrived to pick him up, he and S (whom he's actually known since about the age of 2) were playing dress-up. He told us on the ride home that they were about to get married, had we not so rudely interrupted them. Hehe.

Later in the afternoon/evening, the lad and I went to get some paint for our new digs. We brought painting supplies over to the house, letting ourselves in without the assistance of a realtor for the first time. Exciting! Our new neighborhood seems nice and quiet, and a few of the neighbors have Christmas decorations out on the lawns. I'm excited to get moved over there in the next few weeks!

Saturday, December 01, 2012

Happy First of December!

Soren's been wishing everyone a happy first of December today, which is pretty adorable.

We appear to be finally, finally, closing on our house this coming Friday. Whoo-hoo! It's about time. Then we'll get to play the "can we get painted and moved by Christmas?" game, so that will be fun. I have an army of mom friends ready to help me paint the new place in the evenings (any excuse for a little kid-free time, amiright?), so I'm hoping it'll all go pretty quickly and smoothly.

Tom just had a birthday (happy birthday, Tom!), and he & I will get to have a celebratory dinner out tomorrow night for the first time in quite a while. No idea yet where we're going, but I'm sure it will be great.

Tom and the kids have been sick with some sort of sinus somethingorother for the past couple of weeks. I foolishly said something a few days ago about being surprised I had managed to avoid catching it. (Dun dun duuuuuuun...) Naturally, I woke up this morning all congested and sore-throated. D'oh.

I'm sure there's more news, but I'm sleepy and sniffly and should probably get some rest. So I'll do that. But Happy December, again. :)