What to do about an intro?
1. I am thankful that I don't need an intro and you will all still love me; and even if you don't, you are probably too polite to mention it. Probably. Hopefully.
2. I am thankful that we only have 3 days left before Christmas Break officially begins...ah, the beauty of home schooling! But...we are going to have to do a smidge of reading and math during break. Three weeks (yes, you read that right, Baby...three weeks off!) is too long to go without doing any work, unfortunately. The PBA are in total disagreement with me on that, but, alas, it shall be as it shall be.
3. I got all my Christmas decorating done last week-end. Did I already say that last week? I am too lazy to go back and look.
4. I got MOST of my Christmas cards mailed/distributed…ok, the only reason I didn’t get them all was because I forgot to count how many I had before I went to the post office and I didn’t buy enough stamps. And because I am too lazy/cheap to purchase more, I will wait and hand out the remaining few as I see the recipients.
5. And this is a BIG one. Last week-end I purchased all the supplies I need to make next year’s Christmas cards. Just.In.Time. Phew. Thankful for planning ahead.
6. I am thankful that the snow we received on Thursday night wasn’t nearly as bad as predicted (it never is…but boy, the grocery stores were packed! It’s going to snow!!! We need milk, bread and toilet paper!), thus my Friday plans weren’t terribly altered. OK, that’s a big lie…I did not anticipate for plans to be changed because when I wrote this it didn’t look as though they would be. Lacrosse Winter Training for the 10yo was canceled and I elected for us to not go to Small Group, because I am a big chicken when it comes to slippery roads. So…we had a night at home instead of being out and about. (And we had a whole Gingerbread to ourselves...not my plan but it was a bonus!)
7. And I am feeling thankful for the “jammie day” we had at the PBA. We NEVER stay in jammies all day but we did Friday. And no, not even I ever stay in my jammies all day. I may put on sweats, but I could go out in public in sweats. Jammies? Not so much...though some people do. I don't quite understand that, but I digress...
8. And I counted "jammie day" as their Advent Calendar treat too. I’m lazy like that. (And I'm thankful for cheap...heck, FREE, gifts).
9. I am thankful that the PBA are talking to one another again. I shall spare you the details of it, but bottom line it is what happens when we have a "jammie day" and don’t go to the gym and run around and release some of that pent up testosterone (I'm talking about the PBA here, lest you be confused). That’ll teach me to have "jammie day" again. So in hindsight, the "jammie day" did have a price.
10. And I'm thankful that the 10yo is talking to me again following our little “corrective interview” regarding his attitude in the change to Friday night’s plans; he was mad that we did not go to small group. His argument was such: “The roads are not slippery. I walked on them in our court and they weren’t slippery.” Ergo…Mom, why can’t you drive on roads which are continuing to receive additional snow, and even though the temperatures remain something below zero and turn the roads into sheets of ice, why won’t you risk our lives to go? After I served him some dinner, his attitude improved.
Bonus: I am also thankful that I figured out this correlation; crappy attitude from the 10yo (usually) = the need for him to eat something. I, too, have this issue and realized this long about the same time I noticed it in him. Don’t judge. (Defensive much? Maybe I need a candy bar…)
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