Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Toe, Christmas, Stuff....

Well.... not so much in that order but wow.... we've been rockin around here! This is a total random thoughts kind of posting!

Mom-- Hoe Toe, cold, cold sore
Zakari-- cold, cough
Izeah-- cold, cough, SNOT
Zane-- *see Izeah plus cold sore
Kayla-- cold, cough
John-- NOTHING. BIG FAT NOTHING. What the shit is he doing right that I'm doing all wrong????? ;-)



Good lord, Christmas is almost here!

Thoughts on Christmas:
I'm not really feeling it this year.... I'll get there though... think it has something to do with the fact that I'm waiting until this next weekend to decorate... as soon as those are up, should be all good in the hood....

But yet I am so happy that I've turned a little ANTI-consumerist this year... I tried to go to the mall the day after Thanksgiving and honestly, not much appealled to me! I personally think that's AWESOME. I've been knitting up a fool storm to work on some home-made gifts for peeps (can't say what they are because some of these peeps actually read this blog!)

Kids are awesome too for this Christmas. I've told some people but now I'm announcing it to the world... we are NOT DOING CHRISTMAS THIS YEAR AT THIS HOUSE. well.... kinda. We discussed with all the kids that Santa will TOTALLY give us money to go to Florida instead of presents and they all agreed :) Santa is pretty cool, huh? They all know that they get most everything they need in the way of presents from other family and friends.... we are still going to have a *few* wrapped presents under the tree for them from Mom and John, but Santa gets to rest when it comes to our house this year! :)

I think we are also going to clean out the "toy closet" too... see, every year, they get SO many toys that we put some up in an unused closet. Brand new, still in the box. (Yes, we're probably considered mean parents by some standards) This year, I'm thinking each child is going to pick out 2 toys and pick a person/organization/group to donate them to... and I'm going to let each child do the donating. It's time I think that they can understand that Christmas is NOT about receiving.... but GIVING. Wish me luck! (I have a feeling it may be a bit of a challenge for Izeah and Zaney) :)


Toe Update:

I promised a few people that I would update with some more (gross) pics to document the healing time... Here's a pic from this morning right after my soak....


I've noticed a little redness in the left lower corner of the nail bed and it's bothering me a tad so I've put a call in to the doc to see if I should just keep watching it or go in for a check up... I'm allergic to QUITE a few antibiotics so if I can manage to stop an infection before it spreads and I need antibiotics, well, that's EXACTLY what I intend to do! Still soaking twice a day (I opted for antibacterial soapy soaks instead of epsom salt... shit BURNS), letting air at night, and of course gaurding the toe with my LIFE. :)

K... off to run 5000 errands in bout 1.5 hours... coffee.... need more coffee....

(Zane took this picture.... not to bad huh? :) He's so funny....)
P.S. If you want some funnies.... Check these out... it was GREAT for a laugh! My favorites:

**Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you’re wrong.

**I don’t understand the purpose of the line, “I don’t need to drink to have fun.” Great, no one does. But why start a fire with flint and sticks when they’ve invented the lighter?

**How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?

**The only time I look forward to a red light is when I’m trying to finish a text.

**A recent study has shown that playing beer pong contributes to the spread of mono and the flu. Yeah, if you suck at it.

**Whenever someone says “I’m not book smart, but I’m street smart,” all I hear is “I’m not real smart, but I’m imaginary smart.”

**I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars teams up to prevent a dick from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers!

**MapQuest really needs to start their directions on #5. Pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

**I find it hard to believe there are actually people who get in the shower first and THEN turn on the water.

**Why is it that during an ice-breaker, when the whole room has to go around and say their name and where they are from, I get so incredibly nervous? Like I know my name, I know where I’m from, this shouldn’t be a problem....

**You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you’ve made up your mind that you just aren’t doing anything productive for the rest of the day.

**Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after DVDs? I don’t want to have to restart my collection.

**There’s no worse feeling than that millisecond you’re sure you are going to die after leaning your chair back a little too far.

**Why is a school zone 20 mph? That seems like the optimal cruising speed for pedophiles...

**Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket, hitting the G-spot, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey - but I’d bet my ass everyone can find and push the Snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time every time...

**I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Lites than Kay.


-jd said...

"John-- NOTHING. BIG FAT NOTHING. What the shit is he doing right that I'm doing all wrong????? ;-)"

Everything love, everything.

Anonymous said...

Will I be seeing you for Christmas?

Anonymous said...

Oh I forgot to tell you who that anonymous commenter is:)
I'm so silly!
Luv, Barbara

ChiTown Girl said...

Apparently, John isn't snuggling up to his new bride enough, cuz shit, the man should at least have a sniffle!!

ButterflysDance said...

Oh, you are doing so well with your life. Love to read about it!!! Love you and yours! Kiss and hug everyone for me. See you sooN!