Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Random Report

Today's post is going to be totally random. Don't say I didn't warn you...

  • The only spot in my house that I can (somewhat) secretly stow-away Christmas presents is in my walk-in master closet. As I've been shopping these last few weeks, I've haphazardly tucked things away here and there (all within my closet though). Today, I decided I better get everything out while the kids are at school and take stock of what I have bought. Everything is in fairly good order except for one gift that I CANNOT find anywhere! It's a toy for my youngest son (worth about $20). I have turned the closet inside out and it is not there. I've hidden it so well, I don't even remember where it is. Then I started thinking..."did I really even buy that or was I thinking about buying it?" So, I got out my handy-dandy envelope where I keep all my Christmas receipts. I CANNOT find a receipt for this present either. I would've bet money that I bought it. I wrote it on my list (and it does NOT get written on my list unless I have it in my possession). Am I going crazy? Will I find it in time for Christmas? It was a really cool toy that I was looking forward to giving. What a bummer!
  • I'm having potato soup for dinner. I think I could eat potato soup every day.
  • I should be ashamed to admit this, but, I cannot remember how to make those paper cut-out snowflakes like we used to make as kids. I have tried and tried and they just turn out looking like weird cut-up pieces of paper, LOL!
  • I'm feeling lots of anxiety and nervousness lately and I don't really know why.
  • I swore I would never become one of those e-reading folks who read books via Kindle or some other similar device. But, I have to now eat my words and say that I'm becoming quite fond of the iBooks app on my iPad. Very cool! I love that I can read in bed without having to turn on the light and disturb my husband.
  • It was 16 degrees when I got up this morning (wind chill made it feel like 9 degrees). And, we have a light dusting of snow on the grassy areas - perfect Christmas season weather to me!
  • My dog rings a small bell on our back door when she needs to go outside. When she "takes care of #2 business", she gets a treat. We (and I really mean ME) have gotten in a bad habit of giving her a treat just about every time she comes in, whether she goes to the bathroom or not. She is smart. She now rings the bell ALL THE TIME so she can run outside for 15 seconds and then come back in to get a treat.
  • We bought a very nice artificial pre-lit tree about four years ago. The saleslady assured us that the "pre-lit" lights would last 5 years or more. Well, this is year four, and there's a whoppin' bunch of lights that do not work! And, we cannot figure out how to get them working. We've tried replacing the bulbs and fuses with no luck.  I finally just bought some new strings of light to fill in our tree where all the dark spots are. What a pain!
  • Speaking of lights, I'm just not a fan of the LED lights. The white ones look cold and artificial and blue to me. And, this is probably weird, but they kinda hurt my eyes to look at them. Is it just me?
Until next time, cheers!


Garilyn said...

I love the random post. I had to laugh. Our presents are hid in our master walk-in closet. I love potato soup, might have to make it this weekend. And I don't like LED lights either.
Have a great day!

septembermom said...

I enjoyed your randomness. I wonder if I'll turn into an e-reading gal one of these days. My husband is always complaining that we don't have a pre-lit tree.

It's cold by you!!! Keep warm :)