Did yesterday feel about twelve hours too short to anyone else? I swear, it flew by and I feel like I got very little accomplished. Ugh.
In the "good news" category, though, DD and I had to run out a couple places on errands yesterday and I saw a BUNCH of things I wanted to get for her (including Holiday Barbie ... please let it still be there this morning). I made mental notes about them, and will spend the 90 minutes she's in art class running around and, hopefully, finishing my shopping for her.
She also gave me a Christmas list last night. Besides Holiday Barbie, she wants roller blades (not going to happen -- because I don't think she'll use them), a paint-by-number with an eagle on it, GCs to Barnes and Noble and various art supply places, glue sticks for her glue gun (she was specific -- she wants 35 of them, which makes me tempted to buy her 34 just because, but they might make a fun stocking stuffer), and some other stuff I can't remember off the top of my head.
In any case, I'm hoping 90 minutes will be enough. THEN, while she's at her friend's house this afternoon, I'll do the wrapping (I hate wrapping ... she's wrapped everything else we've gotten).
Are you done with your Christmas shopping?
Yesterday, Joanna St. James asked her blog readers to post a short bio of themselves. It wasn't easy to think of how to describe myself in a few sentences, but this is what I put:
I live in New Hampshire but wish it were the Bahamas (or anywhere they don't get snow).
I've never been outside the USA unless you count Mexico (I don't).
I love pretty much every living critter (I even scoop up spiders and put them outside, except in the winter -- they'd DIE out there! -- so they can live in my house until spring. Yes, really ... I put them in the basement.)
I'm a freak about eating right and as naturally as possible, I prefer holistic medical treatments and so far that's working for me.
I write, therefore I am.
I have a husband, a daughter a cat and a dog. In the summer, I have dozens of caterpillars as pets, but sadly they grow up and fly away every year.
I have a warped sense of humor, leaning toward the sarcastic and twisted, but manage to keep it in check most of the time.
I talk to everyone -- salespeople, waitresses, people on the street. Despite that, I'm actually painfully shy.
Now it's your turn... today, I'd love for you to tell me (and my other readers) about yourself. Come one, share!
And, just to kick things off right ... let's all sing along:
You Are Elegant and Sophisticated
You are an idealist. You have a dream of how the world should be, and you resist straying from from your ideals.
People accuse you of being a romantic, and it's true enough. You believe in fairy tale endings.
You're the type of person who believes that less is more. You don't like clutter of any kind.
You appreciate luxury more than other people. You can't help it... you have expensive tastes!
About 75% right .... though, if money were no object, the last would certainly apply. Sadly, I haven't been able to find a seed for the money tree, lol...