Woke up (+1)
Vanilla Yogurt & banana breakfast (+0)
Wii bowling & Lego Star Wars (+3)
Picked up Liz & 8 YO Jared at train (+2)
Went swimming with everyone (+4)
Forgot hairdryer (-1)
Hung all afternoon with Liz (+4)
Let kids (my 8 YO twins) and Jared play on Wii and eat chips all afternoon (+0)
Make hot dogs, burgers on the grill in 15 degree weather (+3)
Husband went out to dinner with the guys (+0)
Drove Liz & Jared to train (-2)
Watched The Parent Trap with kids (-1)
Lindsey Lohan version (-7)
Watching ET on TV now (+1)
Having friends visit really cuts into my nap time. Also, online time. Expect crankiness later.
My celebrity crush is George Clooney. Hubba Hubba, plus he’s a prankster, which is a sexy attribute in a man.
For the 1st time in almost 9 years, I washed, conditioned and dried my long hair without interruption from kids. Thank you Wii. *sniff*
RT @xrayedman: I sit here wondering when it was that my waistline started to include my nipples.
The kids have talked me into taking them to see Alvin and the Chipmimks: The Squeakuel at 1:00 today.
Pray for me.
Being off for another week allows me to read Monday morning tweets at MY leisure.
Hey kids, go outside and play in the…mud. It’s 50 degrees in NY. Damn you freakishly warm December, you’re ruining my vacation.
So, after goofing around on Twitter for about 8 months I started my Tumblr account.
In a week I’ve seen respect, creativity, and generosity. And funny. Not bad for 4 days.
So, yeah… I think I’ll stay for a while. It sure beats bickering and pettiness. Oh, you’ve been to my house too?
My fat pants have forsaken me.
Always makes me laugh.
The Muppets: Ode To Joy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnT7pT6zCcA
I think I must have broken some kind of record for continuous eating. I have been chewing and digesting for the past 9 hours. Except when I was drinking sangria.
Is there any more cheese cake?
Some of you have figured this out. My family does not celebrate Christmas.
When I was growing up in Eastern PA it was easy for my parents to provide my sister and I with fun activities on Xmas. We went to the movies, went ice skating or bowling and had Chinese fir dinner. We did it every year until I was in high school. We hung out with our other Jewish friends.
As an adult, I started going to Atlantic City on Christmas. My parents and sister’s family were there along with a large number of friends and other family. It was a lot of fun. We’d see familiar faces at every casino and restaurant. I went every year until 2000, when I was too pregnant to travel.
Now my kids are old enough to process that we don’t have anything to do with the holiday. But they want to feel festive. And I do too. So we’ve created something new in our family. We have a party on the Saturday after Christmas.
So yesterday we spent the day cooking, cleaning and dancing. We had the TV on all day with Xmas movies (which I love) and NOBODY bickered. With almost 9 twins, that is a major accomplishment.
We had a great day.
And now, it is 6:30 am. I’m lying in bed writing this (the mister HATES all this) and I can hear my kids downstairs making decorations for the table. They are truely lovely when they get along.
I love the holiday season.
Hammer time (aka Bloody Mary time)