I've been shopping, cleaning, to a Brownie party, to a band concert, to lunch with my husband, and I'm off this afternoon to the girls'
The girls don't have school tomorrow (poor Will does!) so maybe we can stay in our pjs for most of the morning.
John, bless his heart, has tried SO hard to find the one and only thing I wanted for Christmas to no avail. He feels bad, but I think it's sweet that he tried so hard. Not to worry, I have another idea for a gift he can give me. He's writing a story (in installments) over on his blog that I'd love for him to finish (hint, hint). If you want to read it, start here and work your way through it. It's beautiful and I can't wait to see how it ends.
One of the girls in my Brownie troop gave me some of this and I can't stop washing my hands. It smells SOOOOOO good!
I started some of my Christmas baking yesterday. I don't even know if you could call it baking. I made a double batch of my signature pretzels last night to give to some friends (should have taken a picture of them packaged...much cuter that way), and I just finished up a triple batch of this. It's my fave! I saw these cookies on another blog this morning and am thinking about making them with the girls tomorrow. Aren't they cute???
If I had mailed my Christmas cards a week or two ago, I think it would be fun to join in Faith's Christmas Card Carousel. BUT...I haven't mailed mine yet...and I want those of you on my list to open it and be surprised. I'm sad to have to pass on such a fun idea! You guys can join in though--the more the merrier.
Speaking of Christmas cards...do you know that you can order postage stamps online and the post office will deliver them to your mailbox? Yep. Mine came the next day! That sure beats waiting in line, or perhaps ending up with Little Mermaid stamps again.
I keep meaning to share this little bit of useless information with you. Did you know that Panera Bread (one of my favorite places to eat!) is called the St. Louis Bread Company in St. Louis? My friend, Jennifer, told me that before I went there earlier this month. Evidently, it orginated there, and when the franchise expanded, they changed the name everywhere except St. Louis. John and I met there for lunch on Tuesday and that reminded me that I wanted to share that randomness with you guys.
My dad is back in the hospital in St. Louis. He was able to go home last week, but started running a fever last weekend and ended up back there on Monday. He has an internal infection which they're treating with IV antibiotics and he's hoping to go home tomorrow. I feel like I'm riding a roller coaster these days.
Took this pic of the girls before school this morning. They're so excited about Christmas they can hardly stand it! Their joy is contagious. (Will leaves almost 2 hours before they do in the mornings, so that's why he's missing from the pic!)