Extreme Day After Christmas

December 26, 2007 at 11:37 pm 1 comment

Today has been the highest of highs and the lowest of lows.

It’s so fun to play with the kids and their new toys.

But then, there are Legos projects that fell of the table, scraped knees on rollar blades, and trying to figure out how to tie a loom for beading when daughter lost all the instructions the very day she opened the box. 

I’m a cranky Mommy.  I don’t like all the untended piles, and I CANNOT believe some of you have your trees down already.  Nope.  I just got all mine up, and I love how warm the house looks with all the trees.  All, um, four.

Okay, so the one in my…er, bathroom, is a 1 1/2 foot one.  And we really like it there.  When Santa and the Mrs. have to get up in the middle of the night, it just makes it nice.

And, oh!  The fireplace looks so pretty with the village and green.  I may take off the bulbs soon, but we’ll leave lots of greenery in here through the winter.  I love green things.  Except mold in the fridge.  Eck.

I got so frustrated with the kids tonight when it became time to eat.  At 9 and 11, you would think they’d know how to tend to themselves on “down” nights.  The TV annoyed me, too…which is a hazard/.bi-product to having the TV in the same room with the computer when un-sucessfully trying to find clear instructions on how to tie off a beading loom like the “native amercians used”!   They fail to include any pictures of WHAT in the WORLD they were talking about to describe the new vocabulary for loom parts.  I finally found a good site with pics, but they only told how to BEAD, not how to wrap the loom FOR beading.  As you can see, a recipe for the crankies.

The Hub wanted to know why I was “angry and yelling at everyone”.  High detail jobs don’t lend themselves to a “bonus room” style environment at times, though I usually love it.  Now that we have the loom going, it’s going to be very cute.  Tomorrow, I teach daughter.  Whew.  Her first attempt during bed-time story was disaster.

And…we are out of clean underwear and I have two loads to cycle through before I get to the whites.  That is a bummer considering it is 10:36 and I’m ready to crawl into the sack.  (I wish it were like my bread makers and I could just time them to be done when we get up in the morning.  No such luck, Dreamer Girl!) 

I keep wanting to post some pics of our last few days! But, no such luck yet!  Hopefully soon… 

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  • 1. bellissimanh  |  December 27, 2007 at 11:10 am

    ((((((((((Maggie)))))))))) Merry Christmas! I pray today’s going better than yesterday.

    I can sympathize with the laundry. I couldn’t even see the floor in my laundry room! LOL… off to tend to it now.

    Love you!

    Heather

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