daybook: december 14th

Today…

Outside my window: we’re getting some flurries but it’s only about 30 degrees – it could definitely be colder!

I am hearing: MM chattering in his room (i.e. not napping) and BB cooing in my lap.

I am thinking: I should get dressed so we can go check the mail soon and maybe attempt to pick up the six packages waiting for me in the office. How I’ll get those packages up to my apartment, I haven’t the foggiest idea yet.

I am hoping: it snows less than one inch so I so won’t have to move my car tomorrow. All this “being a grown up in inclement weather while my husband is in NY for a week” stuff is lame.

I am reading: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins and I’m almost done! I feel like I just started reading it but I cannot put it down and I’ve only got about 50 pages to go! If you haven’t checked out The Hunger Games series yet you really really should!

I am creating: nothing yet but I plan to do some major gift wrapping this weekend – oh and of course I’m still working on MM’s ABC book. I also printed this cute paper nativity scene that we are working on together, but MM is the world’s slowest colorer so it’s slow going.

I am wearing: pajamas still – I swear I’ll get dressed this week! Although if I didn’t have to check the mail it would be tempting not to.

In the kitchen:

  • Monday: Boca Chunky Tomato & Herb Lasagna (freezer meal)
  • Tuesday: Frozen Pizza
  • Wednesday: Macaroni and Cheese
  • Thursday: Spaghetti with Italian Sausage and Sauce
  • Friday: Grilled Cheese and Soup

Plans for the week: check the mail, get dressed, stay sane…

A few of my favorite things: we baked and decorated cookies this weekend and they came out really cute. We also went to a Christmas Tree Farm over the weekend and MM met Santa and Mrs. Claus. It was very brief and I didn’t get a picture but he LOVED it and that’s all that matters.

A picture thought:

peanut butter cookies w red hots and green sprinklespeanut butter cookies w dove chocolate PB candies

monday mingle: december 14th

Happy Holidays! Sorry if the audio is really quiet in this – I was trying not to wake the baby, but hopefully you can all hear me!

This week’s mingle questions are:

  1. What three things are on the top of your holiday wish list?
  2. What are you doing for the holidays? Any special plans? Going out of town?
  3. What is your favorite holiday cookie?

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monday mentions: december 14th

Monday Mentions is an easy way to share any and all of the fun things you’ve discovered recently, online or otherwise. For more information read this post by the mastermind behind this whole thing, Jen @ Daily Mish Mash. Here’s what I’ve discovered this week…

Christmas is just 11 days away! This season has flown by fast, but it’s not too late to enjoy these holiday ideas:

They finally released Google Chrome (in beta) for Mac and Linux users and I could not wait to install it and give it a whirl. It’s been about a week now and I have to say I am pretty smitten. If you haven’t tried Chrome yet, I’d recommend it.

Attention JOHN MAYER FANS: John is going to be on The Ellen Show on Tuesday – make sure you set your DVRs if you haven’t already – he’ll be performing his new song ‘Heartbreak Warfare.’

Do you read XKCD? Sometimes their comic strips are WAY over my head but they are always funny and sometimes, like last week – they are just awesome. I know all you parents reading will get a kick out of this one:

Finally, I’ve been a fan of The Bloggess since pretty much forever. If you haven’t visited her site before, you really aught to. Want a teaser of her awesomeness? Check out this video she made in response to last week’s episode of Glee: