It's a whoppin' 2°F today. I don't care that we're almost out of milk. I'm not going anywhere.
Half of us picked up a cold in Florida while on vacation. Now that just doesn't seem right, does it? First of all, we were on vacation--so...not fair. Secondly, it was beautifully balmy weather! I guess cold germs like warm weather too.
I have a lot to blog about regarding our vacation (we did the whole Disney thing), but that will come later. I've got a bajillion things to do today. In fact, I've been feeling a bit overwhelmed since we got back home on Sunday morning. Part of that is likely due to sleep deprivation. We drove through the night on Saturday, so my internal clock has been broken. Add to that a couple of coughing fits through the night (the kids--not me), and it makes me think I won't be fully rested until January something-or-other. I couldn't get back to sleep after giving Lydia some medicine early this morning, but it was kind of a blessing. I had a couple of hours to pray and plan, and give my overwhelming feelings to the Lord. I'll be tired later, but at least I'm feeling less stressed now.
On a fun note, there's such great musical TV going on! I just finished watching The Sound of Music with Carrie Underwood as Maria. (Dave recorded it for me since I was at worship team practice when it aired.) Her singing is throatier than Julie Andrew's, and her acting wasn't the best, but I still loved it. This was Lydia's first exposure to this musical (I know! How could I have waited this long?! She's nine already!), and she loved it, too. She asked me, "Mom, how do you know all of the words to the songs?"
Oh, and The Sing-Off starts up again on Monday! And get this...it's on three times next week! So, I'd better get to work on "a few of my bajillion things" so I'll have time to watch it. I haven't done any Christmas decorating yet. We got home Sunday morning, and after a nap, my day was all about unpacking, laundry, and grocery shopping. Then, a full week of school and activities. Phew!
Well, on to decking the halls! I'll post pictures later.