Whew. This week was a doozy. Between puppy chaos and a zillion other to-do’s (plus a random half-holiday on Monday, on which one of my two kids had school), this week has gone by in a blur. I was happy to stop and notice the beautiful sky last night, as it stopped my world from spinning for a moment.
But now it’s Friday, and the weekend is nearly upon us! I am excited to move at a slightly different pace (though our weekends have gotten busier this year than I’d like, thanks to a bunch of kid activities which are both fun and exhausting).
I am also excited because I bought a faux Christmas tree this year (!!), and I am eagerly awaiting its arrival. I feel I should explain, because this is out of character for my Christmas tradition-loving self. Let me start by saying I like to get my tree early, so as to begin the holiday festivities. Last year we got it the weekend after Thanksgiving (which was nearly a whole week earlier than it falls this year). Given its spot in front of a window in the front of our house (and the concomitant greenhouse effect), the tree was dead by Christmas. Not a good look. Plus, the exhaustion of putting lights on the tree (in the special way my mother taught me, which somehow involves a zillion more lights than normal) seems to get worse every year. I spend hours putting them on, then step back to realize that only 20% of the tree is covered, and I have hours left to go (before a single ornament is placed upon it). So, darn it, I got a faux one. It will last forever (so I could put it up now if I had it, which I wouldn’t do (probably), but still…), AND it’s pre-lit. Win-win. Now I wait for the UPS guy to arrive.
I am also thrilled that I found more of these harem pants in my son’s size. It’s the only thing he wants to wear (which is slightly saddening, given the number of cute button-up pants in his drawer), but at least they’re cute and different.
Have a happy, happy weekend!