NaBloPoMo is over. I posted every day for the month of November. I had one small unintentional cheat in that one of my Friday fillins was actually posted Thursday night. I'm going to let myself slide on that one and call the project a success. Frankly, it wasn't that challenging because I post A LOT. It's a symptom of my problem of being overly self-involved. I assume everyone is interested in the minutia of my life and thus I feel compelled to share everything. You're welcome.
Spent today doing not much of anything. Walked 1 mile round trip to the local high school track and ran four miles at the track. Uneventful. Went to church after that and had french toast after mass. Uneventful. Now I am helping Carlie work on her Christmas gifts. We're getting the tree next Saturday when we ride the Christmas Train in Yacolt, WA through the forest and over a covered bridge with a depot stop to visit with Santa and select a tree. We did it last year and it was a lot of fun, so I am glad we were able to get tickets to do it again this year (even though I forgot about it until, um, last week and tickets were almost all sold out). Hopefully we'll make this part of our Christmas tradition.
One of the holiday traditions that I started with Carlie and really love is homemade gifts for friends. No shopping. We've made necklaces, bracelets, photo collages, water globes and purses in the past. This year she is making each girl a little wooden plaque collaged with that girl's favorite celebrity. We made a tester today for Carlie's room, featuring Selena Gomez and Cody Linley. It's quite cute. She has it hanging up already even though the glue is not dried yet. I'll snap a photo when I go rejoin the family after this little bloggy break.
I'm sad to see this long Thanksgiving break end and I'm not looking forward to the busy week ahead. But I am happy that hosting Thanksgiving forced me to get my house in order. Things are looking good and boy does that make a difference in my attitude. Now the key will be to MAINTAIN this level of organization and tidiness until our Christmas Eve bash. We'll be hosting an open house after 5 pm mass. Last year we had 50 people here. It was crazy and wild and insane and fun. If you knew my house, you'd know that it cannot hold 50 people. Yet we did it last year and it's still standing. So we'll do it again.
That's it. I am ending NaBloPoMo with a random post about nothing. Who am I kidding, 95% of my posts are random and about nothing. I promise I'll try to be clever in December.
Happy December Eve!