Yeah, it’s almost mid-November, and I’m behind on my Christmas schedule. Don’t start judging me, I have to mail stuff to Canada, and the mail always takes forever to get the job done. So I like to start early. And I’m behind.

What’s been going on? Uh, the usual. Mom stuff, bible study (which I am so not focussed on), and it seems I flucuate every other day on having a pity party. A case of the “maybe I think more highly of my friends than they do of me”. Feeling a little neglected from some people I’ve been trying to reach out to. I’m dealing with it, and putting more energy towards those friends who do make an effort with me.

The days are feeling too long, the weekends with Geoff feel too short. With the kids up at 6-6:30am then going to bed at 7:30 & 8:30, that leaves about an hour alone with my husband before we retire to bed and we start the cycle again. This is why marriage is hard work. 🙂

Trying to find time to watch movies in that schedule, I have to say we haven’t been able to stay awake to achieve that. We do watch tv that we have on the DVR. Like Living With Ed, Dream House, and endless episodes of Arrested Development. But don’t feel bad for us, we’ve got a date on Friday night. God Bless Christina, who is coming down from Boulder to babysit.

I missed my KUCI reunion on the weeekend. I was not able to find a cheap flight out to O.C. Bummer. Maybe next time. All these trips that I miss out on, will hopefully be made up for if we can pull off the trip to Monterey, CA in the spring. It would be lovely to get more visitors here in CO, next year already has the parents (naturally) and probably Athena. We’d like to get back up to Canada for a visit, but the visa situation is unclear, and money for 4 plane tickets is hard to come by.

Lastly, there are hardly words to convey how happy I am the election is over. It was really driving me crazy those last two days with all the phone calls.

Elijah is up, and he wants to watch Shrek, so I’ll close with a quote from that.

Donkey: You, uh… you don’t entertain much, do you?
Shrek: I like my privacy.
Donkey: Y’know, me too. That’s another thing we have in common. I hate it when you’ve got someone in your face, you try to give someone a hint and they won’t leave, and then there’s that big awkward silence…
[big awkward silence ensues]
Donkey: … Can I stay with you?

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