I know, I've been pretty quiet for me! There's a million excuses, the same as everyone else's-- Christmas, Christmas, Christmas and all the doings that go with it. I also confess that after the HOURS I spent at the computer reading and responding to all the awesome comments I got last week as well as putting everyone's names into a Word document, I got a bit tired of sitting in front of my trusty friend, my laptop.
My laptop really does need a name. I'm open to suggestions...
Plus, after all the excitement of last week, how could I ever top that???
Today had lots of baking going on and by the time I got done cleaning up after dinner I was more tired than usual. Ross was helping me finish the kitchen and said "Mom, why don't you get a glass of wine and go take a bath. Julia and I will watch the little kids."
"Yeah, go before the babies see you."
So I spent the next hour enjoying my bath, reading my latest book and sipping a glass of my favorite Riesling although towards the end the little ones had figured out where I was and kept taking turns coming in and watching me. They found it quite amusing that I was the one in the tub for once and they were the ones watching. I started to feel like I was a zoo exhibit. All that was left was for one of them to start throwing food at me and announcing it was feeding time for the monkeys, so I decided it was time to get out and went downstairs to watch Jingle All the Way with the girls and Ryan. Julia and Jenna suddenly decided to rub my hands and feet and give me a back scratch. Had I died and gone to heaven? No, my babies were showing me love for once instead of the other way around. I'm one lucky momma! Of course, everyone was aware that today was Daddy's birthday so I think that might have prompted the loving. But it was loving all the same and I loved every bit of it. I wrote about one of Darrell's favorite birthdays on my book blog here if you want to read it.
I hope everyone is getting ready for Christmas and I hope you get lots of loving too! Isn't that what Christmas is all about?
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