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02 November 2013 @ 10:04 pm
NaBloPoMo - The Second Day  
Well, I think I've hit upon the reason that I've quit posting all the time. It seems that I'm quite boring (And I don't know that I was that interesting back in the day, but I was definitely chattier). So, I guess I'll tell you what I did today. A Day In the Life of the Carrie, as it were.

Ethan and AJ had a friend spend the night last night, and when I got up, they were starving, so I made eggs, bacon, biscuits and gravy. If you've never had this particular delight of a Southern breakfast, my heart weeps for you. I don't eat it often (because hello, fat & cholesterol!), but I did eat it this morning. And it was GOOD.

Nolan and all three boys went out to AAA Electric where Nolan and AJ started work on AJ's science project: a catapult. (My idea for his science project was to grow 2 plants, a control and a experiment, but there were pursed lips all around.) I'll keep you updated on the catapult. SO far, so good, although I think Nolan's having a much better time than the boy.

After they left, I went to the theatre and did a little work. I'm the costumer for White Christmas (YAY!) and I'd pulled a bunch of costumes from stock, and organized them so that the actors can try them on this week, with a little more ease. I need to go pull more this week. There are a crapton of costumes in this show. A CRAPTON. When I came out of the theatre, I got mauled by a dragon. ²

After I did all I could do at the theatre, I went shopping. We've recently had our bedroom repainted from a claret red to a soothing grey-blue, and I went looking for curtains (which we've never had in our bedroom - we've only lived here 5.5 years; I don't like to make snap decisions ³), and new bedding. I hit the jackpot and found both! I also bought a down duvet, which feels super decadent, and got a head start of Christmas shopping, since so much of my time in the next month is going to be spent at the theatre. I got a lot for Ethan and a little for AJ. I need to keep a list of what I buy, since if I can't see it, it doesn't exist, and then when I pull things out to start wrapping, I'm like, "Oh, YEAH. I forgot about this." *4

I went to the grocery store, came home, did four loads of laundry and cleaned the house a little for book club tomorrow, and put all my new bedding on. It looks very pretty, and I'm very pleased. Once I get the husband to put up the hardware for the drapes, I'll take a picture. *5

Of course, that happens on his time, not mine, so... maybe by Christmas?

If you stayed for all of this, God bless you. I feel like I need to give you a parting gift. A virtual Tootsie Roll Pop? They come in blueberry and banana flavor now, don'tcha know. *6

2 - I didn't get mauled by a dragon. I was just checking to see if you were paying attention.
3 - I feel like you're judging me. That doesn't seem very nice of you, just so you know.
4 - That's when I start doling out gifts that I maybe didn't originally buy for one person to another person. It isn't re-gifting, but it's close. And maybe a little shady.
5 - maybe then you'll get up off my back about not having curtains in the bedroom. Man.
6 - This is completely true. Both flavors are delightful.

I am:: in my bed
I feel:: tiredtired
I hear:: Nolan playing COD in the next room
Kate: Rawrmugglechump on November 3rd, 2013 03:13 am (UTC)
I don't judge you for your lack of curtains. I have mini blinds. Some are broken. As is my 'storm door', which is really just an aluminum frame because Meredith broke the piece that held in the glass literally on the day I moved into my house.

I'm glad you weren't really mauled by a dragon. ;)
Carrie Leigh: cake or death?carrie_leigh on November 3rd, 2013 03:29 am (UTC)
Gosh, me, too. Getting mauled by a dragon would totally suck.

I have blinds, but just get a little panicky about the whole permanence of curtains. I know it's stupid, but they're expensive, and there's holes in the wall involved.... The whole thing makes me tired.

Thus the lack of them in my life so far.
Sylvia: pair of pearsticklethepear on November 3rd, 2013 03:47 am (UTC)
After a day like that you deserve some chocolate, imaginary dragon notwithstanding.
Elle Blessingwayelle_blessing on November 3rd, 2013 04:04 am (UTC)
Well, I think I've hit upon the reason that I've quit posting all the time. It seems that I'm quite boring.

PFFT. Whatever, man. You make every day little life things entertaining because you're the best. (Also, you're my friend and I like knowing how you're doing and what's going on in your life. I'm sure you like all the boring things everyone else is posting :P)

WHITE CHRISTMAS! The costumes for the 'Sisters' number, and the last 'White Christmas' number are SO LOVELY. Can't wait to see pictures!

We've lived in our house for five years already and still have no curtains in our bedroom. Ahem.

Book club. When do you have time to read!?

2 I'm glad you didn't get mauled. By a dragon, or otherwise.
3 I'm totally judging you.

Jandy the Gnome Whisperer: Me - Gnomejandjsalmon on November 3rd, 2013 05:24 am (UTC)
This was just as entertaining as always. I don't believe for a second that you've gotten boring.

I would LOVE to see all the fun costumes for the play. Are you going to be performing in this one too?

(and we don't have a single curtain in our house. All blinds all the time. Please don't judge me either.)
O Demanding One: Food: YUM! Breakfastheyurs on November 3rd, 2013 09:27 pm (UTC)

Glad there was no dragon mauling. Very glad. :)

I hate shopping. Of any kind. I know. I'm special. *nods*

Virtual blueberry AND banana? Seriously? Well, again, because I am special, I want BOTH. Please. x)

Shady gifting is still gifting. That's a good thing. Fer sher. ;)

I bet the boys didn't know what hit them! WOOT! Southern amazing all of the way! :D