Monday, December 20, 2010

some items for your consideration

  1. Elliott has learned the fine art of screaming MINE!!!!
  2. My church got itself a new pastor and due to a very long story that has no bearing on this story, which resulted in the sending of a few emails back and forth between New Pastor and Moi, New Pastor spent some time here.  And told me it was "interesting reading".  I would rather get to know someone in real life through, you know, ACTUAL REAL LIFE, than to have my first impression be the dayton time.  And not because I'm somebody entirely different here, but there's a line between The Actual Pamela Dayton Time and the dayton time.  Hello, awkward.
  3. Remember my What the Fark, Amazon? post???  (Please be advised I used my Bad Words, and lots of them... people were giving that disclaimer on the effbooks about that post... gulpish.) Anyway.  Dude got arrested.  Hooray, Florida Law Enforcement!!! 
  4. My official assessment of the current homeschooling situation in my house:  DISMAL.
  5. My official assessment of the homeschooling situation in my house come January:  BETTERISH.  At least it had better be betterish.
  6. I played Hair Roulette with my gal pal who cuts my hair.  I said Cut! Color!  And she went to town on my head.  Pictures later, after I've showered, and applied makeup to the black rings under my eyes.  Because right now I look a little bit like this:

  7. Wee Man has learned the fine art of Pushing People's Buttons.  I have learned the fine art of NOT BEATING HIM.
  8. I mailed out Christmas Cards.  Not because I'm especially awesome, but because mailing Christmas Cards is the only item on my very long bucket list that I have accomplished this month.  Granted, I've only been cultivating the bucket list for about three weeks now, but still.  I'm one step closer to being able to sleep through the night without having a single, solitary reason to wake up.
  9. And yes, that was a little morbid.  But I am at the point in my life as a procreating person where I honestly believe I will be dead before I sleep more than three consecutive hours.
  10. Almost all of our gifts this Christmas are handmade by me, or us, or by someone else. Except the Legos for Wee Man, and the Stocking Snacks.  I am really happy about that.  And while it *totally* makes me look like someone who PLANS THINGS to say I started knitting for Christmas in MARCH, please know it was not on purpose and I just happened to be (illicitly) shopping for yarn and the first Yarn Purchase Justification I could muster was BUT I'M KNITTING IT UP FOR YOUR MOM. FOR *CHRISTMAS*.  And I'm pretty sure he knew I was grabbing at straws or strings or whatever you kids are grabbing these days, but it's knitted up.  For his mom.  So there.


    1. i have bought 4 skeins of sock yarn to knit socks for the mr. so i could justify sneaking yarn i was coveting into the house with him being none-the-wiser. this doesn't keep me from sleeping at night either.

    2. You are rocking awesome in person and I know this because I met you in person. We were person to person. I think that when people meet me (in person) it is a completely underwhelming experience - as in monumentally unimpressive. But you were not an underwhelming experience. Also - the homeschooling will get better in January. If it doesn't, you can go into unschooling (officially) as that is how we handled the dismal homeschooling over here. We just starting calling it something else and that totally cleared everything up. What else? You had so many numbers and I was going to comment on all of them but now my mind has done that weird psychological thing where it can only remember stuff from the beginning and stuff from the end...KNITTING - that was at the end...Ellie is crocheting up a storm (not the same as knitting but as close as we get over here) and I have an awesome Scott Pilgrim hat as a result. OH! And you talked about Christmas cards, too. I didn't do them this year and let me tell you - it feels AWESOME. Also? I didn't send you my address - and just this moment realized you asked for it. Go and buy yourself something nice with the stamp you saved. Happy Holidays Love!! And I totally mean that in a nice way. Even though I didn't say Merry Christmas.

    3. You are funny and a woman after my own heart! I love that you have mastered the art of not beating the shit out of your kid. That always comes in handy in public places!

    4. *you* are awesome and so was the christmas card i received from you the other day! =)

    5. I homeschooled for a year. I never felt so inadequate in my entire life. We took a lot of "educational" field trips.

      Love that you knitted for his MOM. You are a much better person than I could ever be!

    6. New Pastor? Read your blog? I'm not certain I want my current pastor reading my blog. Or my old pastor. You're brave.

    7. I love these list-y kinds of posts. :)

    8. new pastor - you don't say??... That is what I get for being soooo out of touch with my surroundings!

      Merry Merry Christmas to you and yours! Kiss that sweet Ms. O for me - we sure miss her at scouts!!

      ...and hey - I am still waiting on the target post....????!!!!

    9. you are a beautiful and amazing woman and mama and teacher and knitter and christmas card addresser and daughter in law and blogger and friend.
      i'm not sure if you are a good sleeper. i would assume that you are when given the opportunity.

    10. Regarding number 8, I loved your card! I'd totally repay the favor...but I suck, and didn't do cards this year. However, you might get a New Years or Valentiny card from yours truly.

      Happy happy holidays sweet friend. Hope you, your husband and your children have a wonderful time and best wishes for 2011!!!

    11. Have a very merry, blessed Christmas!


    talk to me, people. because you know i get all giddy when you do.