I spent the bulk of today on this computer. You wouldn't BELIEVE how much work I accomplished! On the other hand, you wouldn't believe how many times I got up and did something else -- distractions. Some of it was chores, like laundry, but other stuff was just me goofing around. I finished a picture that I'd been painting for the last three days. I showed it to my husband and he said, "Is your paper finished?" I love him.
The Husband is asleep right now. He's got his days and nights mixed up still. He tries to stay awake but conks out around 7:30 or 8:00. He'll wake up around 4 a.m. raring to go. We are all in a bit of a post turkey slump today. The Boy was the most active of the group and went ice skating with his bestie. He now has a lovely blister on his toe from his rental skates, but will certainly fall asleep easily. The Girl, discovered a 24/7 karaoke channel so we are pretty much listening to her sing most of the day. It isn't the worst thing in the world. I also discovered her in her room DOING HER HOMEWORK. No one had reminded her (today) and no one had nagged her to do it (today), and there she was. "What?" She asked and I realized that I had completely forgotten why I'd gone into her room.
Since we didn't host Thanksgiving, we have no leftovers. This is a blessing and a sorrow. I haven't been gorging myself on potatoes all day, but then again -- no potatoes all day. Mostly, I am sad that I didn't pocket some of my uncle's ham rolls. They are really good and I could've survived on just them. My mother pointed out that they are really easy to make, but the ones my uncle makes are always better because he made them, and all I have to do is eat them.
That is all the excitement for today, and it isn't all that much. I didn't go black Friday shopping because there isn't anything we really need. I'm sure there were some awesome deals out there, and maybe next year, I'll be back out there again. I imagine all you shoppers are sleeping right now -- worn out from your early morning march.
Tomorrow, I'll be right back here to finish up some more work as that deadline moves ever closer. I told the Girl today, "You know, soon I'll be finished and no more homework or classes for me." Her response, "Yeah, and then you can work on being Dr. Ellison! That would be cool - only not a medical doctor but the other kind - like Ross on Friends." First of all, I'm super impressed she knows what comes next, and second I really don't want to be like Ross on Friends -- he is the whiniest of all the friends, and thirdly --- NO MORE SCHOOL for awhile! When I reacted with shock, she said, "What? You always say keep learning!" She's got a point.
Keep moving forward,