Monday, December 11, 2006

the season continues...

yes it is 2:23 am and i am blogging. As much as I "respect the microbes" when you are stuck in the house with 2 sick kids and worn down, inevitably the staunchest mother gets sick- and yesterday i came down with a terrible cold. I attempted to take a warm bath only to have smart son decide to use me for water gun target practice ("but mom I filled it up with warm water for you!") and smart baby decided to toss in a few playmobil and lego people - and a an entire playmobil rescue tow truck for my bathtime pleasure. I was sudafeded up and in bed by 8:30- trouble is I know have a terrible sinus headache and can't sleep so I figured instead of lying awake in bed tossing and turning about the 50 things left on my to do list I'd blog...

I am happy to report Saturday's Ornament day was a success (one of our school PTO activities). Here are smart son's craftings from that day. I was responsible for teaching the kids how to make the ribbon candy ornaments. Despite the fact that this is the most despised of all the stations as it has a high difficulty rating involves some serious spatial skills and the use of rulers, we managed well. The rest of Saturday was spent fighting the traffic to mall to get the lego crane- where I got distracting picking bricks from the lego wall and snagging some shirts at the limited for smart daddy-o to give me for Christmas. I had a only a matter of minutes then to don biblical attire and print off my reading to get the church for dress rehearsal for out "Journey to Bethlehem" at our ward Christmas party. When smart baby pulled down the entire 7ft tall kids tree- ornaments flew all across the kitchen, bubbler lights smashed, glass pieces everywhere, the stand was bent - Smart daddy-o deduced it was due to the sudden one sided weighting of the tree with all the ornaments from ornament day. So after cleaning the broken glass and piling all the ornaments on a table. (it's current sad state- compare with previous photo- yes it is Tuesday and still not redecorated!) I went in to print my part. However what came out of the printer was not my part but smart baby's birth certificate (In a sheet protector!) yes foreign objects has been fed into the bowels of the printer and so I tried again- this time paper sucked in and never came out- and the lights started flashing to check my documentation!

I CAN report the Christmas cards have been mailed (except for those few who I know have a new/lost address which requires waiting until they send me a card so I can mail it to them). Oreo truffles have been made (thanks shelah for the recipe)

5 comments:

Andrea said...

oh I hope you get better soon!!! Sorry about the tree :(

Amber said...

I'm not smart enough to find your email apparently. amberlicious at gmail dot com is mine. Have you seen cakecentral.com? That's my current favorite site for caking discussion. There's a great gallery too.

Hope you get over your sickness soon! Mom's shouldn't be allowed to get sick!

Rachelle said...

Hope you get better soon! And yay for cards being done. I'm still working on mine. *blush*

chellie said...

I am totally going to try those Oreo truffles!!!
Your bathtime adventure sounds... well, not quite so relaxing.. and that is too bad about the tree! I bet it frightened smart baby to go tumbling down like that.

I hope you feel better. I haven't been sick for a really, really long time... I hope I didn't just jinx myself.
www.chelnic.blogspot.com

Shelah said...

oh my gosh about the tree! Annie walked backwards into ours the other day, and it swayed back and forth a few times, but thankfully did not topple! Yikes!!!