Zoey stayed home from school today. She was rather mellow but eventually gained back her energy AND her appetite as the day went on. She'll be returning to school tomorrow---2 days left until Christmas break! The K-3 classes are all going to see "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs" on the last day of school & then come back to the school for a party. Wah? I wanna go!
Anyway, Zoey laid her mellow tushy on the couch practically all day & put me to shame with her Christmas card writing skills. I have written nary a one & she's got a stack to pop in the PO Box tomorrow. What a cutie!
So while she drew up some fantastic holiday greetings, I got to play with this tangled mess. I thought I'd start hanging some pictures & get some warm & cozy homey-ness into this new pad of ours. Book art was on the menu. I did get a few things hung. But I decided to mostly focus on Zoey's room & get her artwork hung up & make it a completion & success story for my day. I'm needing one of those.
And just in case you forgot how awesome I am, let me remind you: Now, I'm sure I didn't invent this idea, but I thought of it for myself & was so excited I had to share. I needed to hang a hook in the ceiling above Zoey's bed for a "canopy". And I hate how the ceiling crumbs get all over & make a mess. So, I drilled a hole in a paper plate & then drilled the hole in the ceiling....
...without a mess! The plate caught all the crumbs! Neato, huh?!
And tonight we played rebel parents & kept our kids up late----just so we could go to Walmart & get some much needed shopping done. Things keep coming up in the daytime & we never have a chance to escape. It's kinda a big deal for us to go to "town". It's almost 40 miles to get to a Target or Walmart or Home Depot, which ISN'T that long, but we're just not used to it. So, when we get groceries, we stock up like the world is ending & we might never eat again. haha! We DID get a microwave though! (Woot! Woot!) I tried to hold out as long as I could, but it's just more handy havin' one I guess.
The ride to & from was dark, so I entertained myself by capturing any lights we passed on my camera for some fun shots.
And I'm getting all sort of happy because I have been getting a lot of Christmas shopping done in the last few days! It's all via online purchases, & I am having so much fun. Yes, it's last minute & I've had to pay oodles more for shipping. But it's worth it if it calms my frustated heart. And it does.