Friday, November 30, 2007

Excuses, Excuses

In retrospect, it seems to have been a good idea that I did not sign up for NaBloPoMo, considering how utterly lazy and careless I've been about posting.

On the other hand, perhaps being forced (or guilted) to post every single day would have kept me going.

But I doubt it.

I'll be honest: my life just isn't all that exciting. I stay home, I change diapers, yada, yada, yada. So it can be a struggle to come up with stories and topics with which to thrill and entertain you, gentle reader. Please be patient with me.

But here are a few highlights of the never-ending fun since I last posted:

  • Attended my husband's niece's wedding in Florida. Lovely wedding, lovely weather... spent many hours on an airplane with a toddler.

  • Celebrated Thanksgiving with my husband's aunt and uncle. Lovely home, delicious food. Ate too much, drank too much. Toddler refused all forms of food or drink.

  • Put up our artificial Christmas tree that had spent the year in pieces in our garage. Very surprised that it still lights up! Well, most of it, anyway.

  • Went shopping on "Black Friday." Oh come on... it wasn't that bad. I got a 500 GB external hard drive for $80. I'll brave the crowds for a deal like that any day!
That about sums it up in a nutshell... now you're all caught up!

I promise to be better next month, or at least, to try. It's hard to make promises to do anything with a toddler in the house.

Friday, November 9, 2007

They're Baaaaack!

The Peppermint Mochas are back at Starbuck's for the holidays.


All is right with the world.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Girly Girl

I don't know how it happened.

My little girl has turned into at GIRLY girl. You know the type: loves clothes, shoes, jewelry, looking at herself in the mirror.

I can't imagine where she learned this from.

It all started innocently enough. We were walking through Costco one day, and she grabbed a dress that I was looking at for her out of my hands. Everytime I tried to take the dress away, she screamed.

So I bought it.

Then she started wearing her Linkadoos on her wrist like bracelets. It was very cute.

So I gave her some old bracelets to play with.

Next, we started noticing that she had an affinity for bags. She would drag the laundry basket across the house. Or the camera bag. Or my purse. Nothing with a handle was safe.

So I bought her a purse. And some bows for her hair, just for good measure.

Lately, she's started imitating me "putting on make-up." Actually, I almost never wear make-up just to hang out around the house. But she's watched me put on moisturizer. She pats her face like she's putting on her own moisturizer.

I'm not buying any make-up for her, don't worry. Not yet, anyway.

Husband just shakes his head and sighs.

He blames me, of course.