Let me start by saying that you know it's Christmas when the UPS man comes to your door at 8 p.m.
So I recently gave in to curiosity and upgraded my free sitemeter to the deluxe version. It has been tremendously entertaining. One nifty little tool it provides is a list of search terms that lead people to your blog. Here are some of my faves from today.
*babay bangs (I'm totally renaming the blog)
So today might have been the longest day of my life. Curt woke up at 5:30 a.m. to work out and I was never able to fall back asleep after that. So I took a much hotter bath than I probably should have for like 45 minutes. Then our morning went on as usual. Jackson went to MDO for the last time until next semester. I went to the office to shop in the resource room for teacher gifts. Diane gave me the mad hookup (which means I walked away with two boxes full of stuff). Diane is my BFF. I was really hungry and hoping that the office would be stocked with goodies. It's like a feast up there during the holidays because so many people send treats. There is one particularly anticipated treat that I was hoping would be there today. I had requested that my co-workers email or text me immediately upon its arrival. Of course, you can probably guess that it's a cake. A wonderful lady started making it for us at Christmas several years ago. Oh my gosh, it is to die for. (Sorry, she doesn't give out the recipe!)
Oh, by the way, the package that just came was a smoked turkey.
At 11 a.m., Curtis and I headed to Jackson's class for his Christmas party. We quickly realized that our son has one of the biggest personalities/is one of the biggest handfuls in the class. He was the one child who talked continually and didn't hesitate to ask for more cheese, strawberries, nuggets, and cupcakes. Also, he kept telling his teachers that "This cheese is fresh!" and "These strawberries are fresh!" He was so enthusiastic about the freshness of his food that I'm sure the other adults think our kid lives on a diet of Chef Boyardee. I'll have you know that I made vegetable soup with FRESH veggies last night and he would have none of it.
After the party, Curtis and I had lunch at the dirtiest, smelliest, grossest restaurant I've been to in ages. Yuck.
Then I power shopped at the mall. I seriously bought like 9 presents in the span of an hour. I had a list that I crossed off and everything. It was amazing.
Next I headed back to LPM to take some pictures of our Christmas decorations for the other blog. That will get posted tomorrow. While I was there, my mom's dog Star managed to pee on Curtis' sermon notes. I'm thinking maybe the Lord wanted him to go in a different direction?
It was finally time to pick up the boy and head home. We spent an hour there and then we headed to Chuck E. Cheese to meet some friends. Jackson had the time of his life, as usual.
I feel like I've been awake for two days. I can't wait to go to bed. But I have one last thing to do. There is a small piece of cake sitting on the counter, wrapped with love by my co-workers and sent home to me through Super Hubs. The perfect ending to a long day!