I will tell you a reason I have been a blog-slacker lately. My Silver Bullet died. The Silver Bullet was my laptop that sat at the kitchen table and it was old. Silver Bullet was a misnomer because it was the slowest of our 3 computers. It was silver though... sigh, I will miss her. She was the most accessible being in the kitchen and since she was old I didn't bother worrying about eating while serving the web on her. The cord tripped me and bent so badly coming out of the S. Bullet that it is not repairable. Since the computer was on it's last legs anyways, it's probably best just to let her rest in peace. I miss her though. The playroom is just too far away to go to unless there is something I really need to do. The other computer has an uncomfortable stool you sit on in a cramped space and makes me feel icky when I sit at it for too long. This is where I sit now and my lower back begs for me to quit. Let's hope Santa is generous this year and I get a replacement. One can't be too hopeful though since I did get the newest iphone for my birthday last month. It's pretty much replaced Silver Bullet and then some. Love that Siri feature!!
Anyhow, I am blogging tonight about my Christmas preparations.... boring? Maybe but I thought it worth mentioning that I have a son (Little Boy) who is so quirky and he is asking for some crazy stuff from me this year. He is 12 and a 7th grader this year- so keep that in mind. Most kids grow out of the 'toy' stage and want video games or clothes or phones, etc. He has asked me for a mini fridge. Yes- it's true, a mini fridge. Maybe that isn't so out there because what kid wouldn't want cold soda in their room? He's not getting a mini fridge. Nor does he get a lot of soda. I just think it's odd that he thinks he has a chance at one. He knows how I feel about eating outside of the kitchen. This doesn't mean he follows this rule, but he knows. The other thing he has asked for is a U-shaped travel pillow. The kind you use to take a nap when flying somewhere. He is by no means a frequent flyer. I have no idea why he wants this. He then added another item to his wish list today. The boy wants a stop watch. "The circular kind they use in the movies that you hang on a chain" I am beginning to think he might be an old man, possibly the man from the game Monopoly... Next he will be asking for a top hat and a monocle.
The other observation I have is my 4 yr old seems to have a keen eye for what people may want/need for Christmas gifts. I believe she may have inherited this from me! No lie- I am an observer and take note when people express an interest in something.... and then I give it to them! Doesn't that make you want me for a friend? Well the reason I think she also has my gift is that when I asked her what she thought Grandpa T would like for Christmas she stated that Grandpa would like marbles. When I asked why she said "he collects them." Then I remembered our visit there in October when Grandma T got out a box of marbles that she told us where Grandpas when he was a boy. I then asked what she thought I should buy for her Father and she said pajama tops because he only has the bottoms. Know what? She is exactly right on that! My husband prefers his undershirt to pajama tops. She must be a super observer like her older brother Middle Boy.... (who's name she happened to pick for Secret Santa and she wants to replace his deceased hamster with a new one. So thoughtful!)
Well, I think I need a back massage now as this stool is killing me-this writing spot is not my happy place.
Here's hoping that your holiday shopping is going as well as possible!! If you need any tips just let Little Girl know, she has all the answers.