The first full lunar eclipse on a winter solstice since the 17th century, and Southern California, the place of eternal sunshine, is in the middle of an unending rainstorm. Hopefully some of you were able to enjoy it.
The Big Cheese is rather obsessed with The Grinch. She’s really afraid he’s going to steal her toys on Christmas. She asks us several times a day if we’re “really sure the Grinch isn’t real.” She loves the movies, the book, and stuffed Grinches, and she is a huge fan of the song. But some part of her just can’t give up on the fact that the Grinch might steal her Christmas presents.
My little bro is getting married in June, and The Big Cheese is gearing up to be the flower girl. I am taking her dress shopping this week, and I am so excited to see her try on the “princess” dresses and tiaras. She’s going to be gorgeous!
It’s easy to get caught up in the craziness of the holidays, but I want to take a second to make a little public service announcement. Remember that the extra time off right now is a chance to spend time together as a family, doing things you don’t normally do. Take a morning and head to Chuck E. Cheese, and leave your cell phones in the car. Go to a theme park or museum you’ve been meaning to hit and just haven’t gotten around to it. Also, call up friends you don’t see very often and make a point to get together.
I tried Kraft’s new Homestyle Macaroni and Cheese tonight. It requires that you make a cheese sauce, add crumb topping, and throw in some shredded cheese. Dear Hubby and I thought it was some of the best mac and cheese we’ve actually ever had, but the kids weren’t such big fans. Bugster really didn’t like the visible herbs on her pasta, and The Big Cheese also wasn’t a fan of the green stuff. I personally thought it was scrumptious!
OK, Gleeks. What do you think about Sam? I just don’t think he’s hot enough to be with Quinn, and I really think he’s pretty mousy. His voice is just O.K. I just can’t jump on the Sam train. What am I missing?
Totally scarred The Bugster. We visited Santa over Thanksgiving weekend, and I went up to him with the girls. The Big Cheese wasn’t overly enthusiastic about the whole thing, but she was O.K. since I was up there, too. The Bugster started screaming and asking for Daddy, but we stuck it out. The Santa picture is priceless, with her bawling at the top of her lungs. Now, whenever Santa is mentioned, seen, or even comes in to her thoughts, The Bugster says, “No Santa bup.” (Bup = Bugster-speak for sit.) We have assured her repeatedly that she doesn’t have to sit on his lap at all this, but I don’t think she believes us. Dear Hubby is convinced she’ll forget by next Christmas. I’m not so sure . . .
Oh, and I need to tell you about my Christmas present to myself, because I think you, our readers, will actually appreciate it, unlike some of my “friends.” I bought a ticket to see the New Kids on The Block in concert in July. They’re performing with The Backstreet Boys, but NKOTB is all I really care about. I have wanted to see them since I was about 12, so I am having a lot of trouble containing my excitement!
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