Friday, December 9, 2011

A Quick Friday Night List

14 week photo from Instagram (beebetter in case you want to follow me)

-I'm 14 weeks today.  I look like I'm a lot more than 14 weeks, but there's nothing I can really do about it, so I may as well just embrace it.  Things were good at my appointment today, and in a short 5 weeks we'll be headed to see what this baby might be.  Everyone in the family is hoping girl, but I have a slight feeling it's a boy.  I hope I'm wrong just because if not I'll have 4 slightly disappointed people on my hands.

-My house currently looks like a mixture of holiday cheer and complete chaos.  We decided to get some new shelving/media solutions going, and things are in total disarray with the current armoire/tv/entertainment stuff spread out everywhere as well as what's going to be taking its place.  I'm hopeful that by the end of tomorrow night things might be put back together, but considering the husband will be gone form 7-4 tomorrow the odds are not good.

-This past week was spent being sick and making lists.  Obviously blogging didn't really fit in- sorry about that.  I'm feeling probably 95% better, but the muffin has quite a hacking cough going thanks to his asthma that makes a little cold sound a whole lot worse.  The almost two weeks until Christmas thing also has me feeling a little frantic, especially with several birthdays between now and then and so much to do.  It will all get done, I'm sure.  I just need to get myself more organized and keep my family healthy.

-Amazon packages currently arrive almost daily.  Thank you Amazon mom for my Amazon Prime trial.  Bless you.

-Clementine consumption is at an all time high.  I can easily eat half a dozen daily.  I suppose there are worse things I could be eating.  Don't worry, they are definitely eaten as well.  Really all I want to eat right now is veggies and dip, cheese and crackers, and party appetizers.  Instead I have attempted to make dinner.  Pioneer Woman's mac and cheese is the best  in case you're needing a recipe (I added broccoli, cauliflower, and chicken and my family gobbled it up).

-Not that I want to reveal all my secrets, but if you're needing seriously amazing Christmas card deals check out cardstore.com.  (Thanks to my awesome friend Candis for the tip off.) These people do discount codes for 60% off- who does that?!?  I ordered all my cards with return addresses and mailing addresses printed on the already stamped envelopes for not much more than I would've paid for the postage alone.  Amazing, I say.  They have made a believer out of me.  Anything that helps me avoid the post office makes a believer out of me.  I'm pretty sure I'll be using them for any of my "send something cute" needs.

-In the midst of the busy-ness I ordered some new Christmas books and sat down to read them this week before we read them as a family.  Not sure how I'm going to make it through them without crying when we read them over the next few weeks.  They're good ones.  I'll have to share some favorite titles soon.

-Time to get back to list making/gift ordering/house cleaning.  These things don't finish themselves.

Hope all of you busy elves out there are checking things off your lists and finding time to enjoy the season!

3 comments:

Evaly said...

Your baby bump is cute :) Hope you are back to 100% soon. I'm snacking on chocolate chips lately...SO BAD! Oranges sound MUCH healthier :)

Hannah said...

You look so great!! And THANK YOU for that link! We were going to skip Christmas Cards this year, but I ordered from them too!

Kathryn said...

Adorable bump!!

I'm a busy elf myself and *very* thankful for Amazon. How do you score another free trial of Prime?

Please share the Christmas titles you love! I just realized we only have five. ;(