It’s not that I don’t love you dear bloggers. It’s not that I’m uninterested in what’s going on in your corner on the blogosphere. I’ve been a little lame on the commenting front. It’s just that I have more projects and more items on my to do list than ever before. I’m finding it difficult to juggle and maintain a semblance of a life or a regular sleep pattern.
You see The Army Man is coming home in 26 days. We are celebrating Christmas early this year. December 11th to be exact. Dude and Princess are unaware that Dad is coming home for two weeks of vacation. SHHHHH!! It’s a surprise.
Which is super exciting. But….you knew there was a but coming….this steps up my timetable for Christmas exponentially. This means that I must accomplish present buying, Christmas cards, a letter to accompany my card, the making of Christmas gifts, and I have to do all of it without the kids figuring out what I’m up to. Or letting it slip that the Army Man will be coming home for Christmas. Say it with me, “Stealthy Mommy Mode, GO GO GO!”
Oh and let’s not forget that Thanksgiving dinner is at my house this year. Yes relatives will be flocking to my abode for a good gobbler. Cross your fingers for me.
In the meantime let me recap what our little family has been up to. We had a fantastic Halloween at my church. They had games, a science lab with a brain made of jello and a hay ride.
My Mom made this costume for my nephew. Isn’t she so talented? He is a sack-boy from the PS3 video game Little Big Planet.
Every year my church has a Chili Cook Off for our Halloween party. This year there were 50 entries!! Guess who won? ME ME ME!! Although I have to admit that I shamelessly used a recipe from the Food Network. It’s my absolute favorite Chili recipe.
I finally found my hacksaw and my hatchet. Bonus! Perhaps this tools might be necessary to make Christmas gifts. I really can’t say.
I made six flower clips. Since I haven’t wielded a hot glue gun in quite some time I managed to burn my finger. Naturally.