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It is 11:55pm, and I just sat down to write today's post. I am putting all my eggs in the "This is a real storm and school will be cancelled" basket and staying up late, in hopes I will be staying in bed in the morning. Despite the weathermen getting all excited with the talk of snow and ice and wind and general horribleness, it is not a good gamble. Even if school is canceled, I'll still have to get up to get that info. Plus, regardless of whether school is cancelled or not, COW will still want to go to work. I won't be able to go back to sleep.
Only consolation is, COW parked facing down the driveway. At least I won't be getting him out of a snow bank.
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I may be heading to OrthoIndy again tomorrow. This injury made me cringe more than any other yet this year. Cuckoo was leaning up over the kitchen island to look over Turken's shoulder when the heavy, metal stool slid out from under him. Somehow his foot landed first, and the stool came down across the toes of one of his feet.
Take a minute to cringe and gag and suck in some air. I need it, too.
After icing it and elevating it and icing some more and elevating some more and giving him some Tylenol, he is still in pain. There isn't much swelling or discoloration, even 3 hours later. We'll see what it looks like in the morning.
Yeah, this whole staying up late is probably a really bad idea.
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Before I forget, the FTSF prompt is "One of my favorite childhood memories is..."
The year we got Nerf cannons for Christmas. Nerf used to be a much better company, making a great variety of products. We didn't have guns back then. We had cannon-like things you shot by smacking a bubble-thing of air. The force of air shot that Nerf bullet a good long distance. I will always remember my siblings and I stationed on opposite sides of the room, laughing our heads off, shooting the cannon, then fast-crawling into the line of fire to retrieve another bullet. The best part of the memory, though, is the image of my mom. She was there, in her floor-length robe, laughing harder and louder than any of us, as she shot at us.
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Just a little reminder for those who missed the announcement. There's a new book out this week talking about friendship. I have an essay in it about my best friend, Amy. You can just click that little button in the sidebar to read more about it.
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Our chickens are giving us 4 eggs a day. Sometimes we don't actually get to bring 4 eggs into the house, but there are 4 chickens laying eggs. Sometimes an egg gets lost along the way. Like when someone slips on her way out of the coop and lands on her knee and then her butt, carrying all 4 eggs in one hand. On those days, we only get to bring three eggs into the house.
Since our one white-egg laying chicken passed, only brown eggs are being laid. Those Americaunas are slacking. Big time. I want some green and blue eggs, dagnabbit!
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The Christmas card has been giving me fits this year. It took forever to come up with a theme, and now that I have one, it's taking forever to write. This whole blogging thing is really putting a damper on my creative writing ability when I have to sum up the entire year in four pages or less. And I've already told the stories with hilarious posts and drawings. And there's so much pressure to make it good and funny. I've already had several people tell me they are looking forward to getting our card this year.
Oh, the pressure!!!
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Talking about pressure, we've begun the three wise men activity. Each night, the wise men go looking for Jesus around the house, and in the morning the kids look for him. Even the big kids are getting into this. It's been fun for them. It's been worrisome for me. I'm not good at remembering to do it, first of all. Secondly, I'm not good at finding new places to put them. So far, our wise men have been here:
|Day 1: a random crock decoration someone made for me 10 years ago.|
|Day 2: They were distracted and played a game.|
|Day 3: They tried to get on the Bible app to read about where Jesus was born, but they didn't know the kids' passwords.|
|Day 4: I forgot to set them up. I literally took my hand off of one of the wise men's heads as Turken walked in the room. I panicked, jumped, and pointed, "Look where they are?" while Giant stood behind me and laughed his head off.|
|Day 5: I was inspired by Melody. She showed a photo of her wise men getting into a bag of M&Ms. While I liked the idea, I wasn't about to sacrifice my M&Ms. Our wise men are making off with the animal crackers.|
Goodness, I'm the queen of link-ups today. This covered three of them.
Stephanie and the gang host the Finish the sentence Friday, Jen has been hosting the 7 Quick Takes since time began, and Jennifer Marie is the one who started the Wise Men activity.
This weekend, as usual, will be the 10 Things of Thankful blog hop. I hear it's a big one. Lizzi is having a co-host quiz and contest, with the winner receiving an actual gift! Mailed to her from England!
Bring on the snow!!
I can't believe I just said that.
Have a lovely day!