Here it is, New Year’s Eve, and I’m home with my family. We’re just relaxing and ticking down time until the ball drops. Well, the girls are. The Mister is napping and one girl is starting a bath. Another is watching a movie on a mini DVD player while the eldest girl makes something with colored duct tape. Who knew that was a thing? There’s even an after school cluster that teaches middle schoolers how to make usable things out of colored duct tape. That’s a Pinterest category I hadn’t seen yet, so I’ll have to search for it. She’d love that. She had a lot of fun using the duct tape to make a pyramid for a class earlier today. She’s making bricks out of purple duct tape and applying it to the box she’s supposed to use… but the tape is also being used for practical uses to help hold the thing together too. I think. She has little clay canopic jars she made that she has to put apple seeds into, and an apple slice that she mummified in salt last week.
We had a nice dinner, poor man’s version of shrimp scampi ha ha. It was simple and the shrimp was mini frozen shrimp from WalMart. I had to use powdered garlic since it’s not a Super WalMart yet and they didn’t have fresh garlic. 🙂 It was filling and pretty good. Gracie didn’t say a single word during dinner because her mouth was stuffed the entire time. That’s the biggest compliment on a meal, let me tell you. The girl who won’t eat anything sitting with a stuffed mouth saying nothing, but humming while she eats and not even caring if butter drips on her chin? Best compliment on a meal. Truly. When she finished, she said that her tummy hurt and asked what that meant. I told her it meant her tummy was full of food and she over-ate. She scrunched her eyebrows and said, “Hmmm. Oh.” That tells you how often she stuffs herself. 🙂
I completely forgot to put out salad. I even bought banana pepper rings and olives, which Anna now wants to simply eat in a bowl next to chips and salsa.
Me… I’m ready for some Advil Cold & Sinus, green tea, a book, and bed. Maybe some chips and salsa first. Or maybe green tea and ice cream. After all of the snow these past several days, I’m achy and still dealing with a headache with the remnants of the laryngitis. My body still feels all beat up. Sleep will be welcome.
Oh, don’t pity me for being home on New Year‘s Eve. You’re home too. 🙂 But if you go out tonight, please be safe. Don’t drink and drive. If you’re buzzed, then you’re drunk. So don’t drive buzzed.