Happy Hobbit Day everyone! Today is my hairy-toed cousins' (several times removed, of course) birthday! I should have planned a bit of a celebration, but you know what? I kind of forgot *gasp* until just a little while ago.
I was in a great mood all day, even with Pippin having a major meltdown at church this morning, until about an hour ago. Then I had to use power tools. That involved a lot of foul language, an injured finger, and a few ugly scratches on my newly painted bathroom walls. But at least the new mirror is finally up, as are the towel hooks. Whew!
|Just realized that Pip was wearing the WRONG colours!|
He's wearing Lions orange. Bah!
Gotta find that kid something in Rider green.
|She told Daddy that she wants to be a |
football player. Too cute!
On to this week's chit chat. Here's what I'm...
Reading - I'm about a third of the way into The Cuckoo's Calling. Mystery isn't usually my taste, but I'm liking this one, and no, not just because JK Rowling wrote it. The main character is intriguing, and I'm liking the grittiness of it. Who knows, there might be more mysteries in my future.
Watching - A Mike Holmes show. Not sure which one, he has a bunch on HGTV. But I love him, and what he does to make things right for people who have been screwed over by unethical contractors.
Listening To - My Beloved, making his lunch for tomorrow.
Cooking/Baking - Tonight was a roasted turkey breast, mashed potatoes, and broccoli. Pretty tame. Tomorrow is Chicken Pesto Pizza and salad. I'm also making a big pot of vegetable soup (for my lunches next week) and I'm thinking I'm going to try altering my favourite pumpkin bread recipe into something a bit lower carb. I've been craving pumpkin bread.
Happy I Accomplished This Week - All my cooking. The pesto, the tomato sauce, the plum jam. I managed to get the hobbit-hole cleaned, and I remembered to go to the eyewear place to get them to fix my frames (yes, I had a screw loose).
Looking Forward To Next Week - Hopefully seeing some movement on the scale. Donating blood. Trying a couple of new recipes.
Thankful For - Awesome sales (see the Bonus Question), children who fall asleep before the bedtime story is over, free movie rental from our cable company that allowed us to see "Silver Linings Playbook" (GREAT movie).
***Bonus Question*** Have you started thinking about Christmas? Shopping yet? Planning anything?? Of course I have! I started really thinking about it last month, and started my planning right after our little mini-vacation. I have I have a few gifts already, including my Beloved's main gift. I went out today, just planning on pricing out a few options, and ended up finding a smoking good price on what I was looking for. Seriously, I saved more than 50% on it (sorry I can't tell you all what it is, but my Beloved reads this from time to time, and I don't want him to find out). I was stoked. I also got a few ideas for the wee-lings, and decided that some of the ideas I thought we would go with just wouldn't work. I start early so that I can watch for good sales, and to spread out the shopping so that it's not as big a hit on our budget. I actually have much more to say about how I plan for the holidays, but I think I'll do a whole separate post for that later in the week.
This was posted as a part of Carla's Sunday Night Chit Chat. Pop over and check out what the others are chatting about this week.