Song of the day: Justin Bieber ft. Boyz II Men - Fa La La
Today we had a snow day! It's nice to finally have snow, but as it's our first year as home owners, snow removal kind of blows :/ I was out shoveling before 6:00 am this morning, and went out again at 11:00. Kyle's out shoveling right now. My right shoulder and left forearm are killing me! I actually thought about not writing a blog because it hurts so much :( yayyy winter!
This semester of school is FINALLY over! The last two weeks have been super stressful. I've had six papers and six finals that had taken over my life, and a sick kid that I needed to stay home with. Not the easiest. I was hoping to end the semester on a stronger note, but I ended up turning in kind of average papers, and I'm hoping my exams went well... I'm slightly crazy and check D2L and WINS ever few hours to look for any grade updates - none to report so far! Kyle was making fun of me because I genuinely like my teachers for the whole semester and then I complain about them until grades are in. I understand they have A TON of stuff to grade, but come on!
In the past four months, if I have told you I would do something for you, and it was "no big deal" and I STILL haven't done it, NOW IS THE TIME TO REMIND ME! I have a little break before my winter class starts, and I need reminding because my mind could only take so much information this semester. Unfortunately if I didn't write it down (or sometimes, even if I did) I don't remember, and it didn't get done.
Besides feeling like I'm old and falling apart, this snow day has been pretty good. I made some amazing food in the crock pot and the sauce/marinade I whipped up to put on the meat and veggies while they cooked was AMAZING. I mean, I don't want to sound conceded, but I am a really good cook when I have the time! I miss eating "real" food, lol. Before the snow day, I was planning on taking the kids to daycare, then going to a coffee shop and reading for a while, going Christmas shopping (since that hasn't really been started yet), then maybe getting my nails done and watching some Grey's Anatomy.... but that didn't happen. So tomorrow I have to try to get everything done, pack, and I have an eye exam in the morning. Ugh, I just kind of wanted a lazy day where I could wander stores without direction.
We have so much coming up in the next week. This weekend is Christmas with Kyle's dad and step-mom, Monday-Wednesday is Christmas with my family, then next weekend is Christmas with Kyle's mom. We're thinking about going to the Dells for New Years Eve, but doing nothing sounds kind of nice too. Then on January 2nd, I'm back in school! Probably not going to be the most relaxing vacation, but when are holiday vacations ever relaxing? Don't get me wrong, it will be fun, but fun and relaxing don't always go hand in hand!
Now that I've had a chance to come up from the semester, I realize that it's December 20th and we haven't even started thinking about Christmas Cards.... so, just imagine my children smiling, wearing red or green, and the word's Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy New Year, etc printed underneath them. And now time to search the internet for gift ideas!