No run due to work (though I did get to hug my sister on a chance meeting in a parking lot at lunch hour), and now I have work to do over the weekend, too. We had to go out and get ds new boots (procrastinate much?) tonight, and a new coat for dd (though to be honest, they both must have just hit major growth spurts, really!). So we managed to find what we needed at Shopko, then stop for milk, and then we ate fast food for dinner. Ds and I had veggie burgers and dd had a fish sandwich. By the end of the meal, dd threw up in her mouth, and ds and I both had hiccups. By halfway home, we all felt yucky. So I guess we're done with fast food for another couple months.
Snow storm is coming. Dd is scheduled for a bday party, but if it's snowing, I'm calling it in. I am not risking the roads filled with shoppers to take her to the influenza-spiked indoor arcade place in the mall neighborhood. We may just stay home shoveling and blowing snow and talking with the sheep. Temps look like they'll be perfect for building a snowman tomorrow.
Dh sounds on the phone like he has a cold. He has also informed me that he is already tentatively scheduled for 25 weeks of class in 2011. That's already 50% of the year in travel. It's making this potential opportunity abroad look pretty good.
Sparkle, good luck with the bday. I hope he's better without too much intervention, and that he can enjoy the day. My poor dd has her 7th on the 20th and poor thing, I just can't bring myself to plan a "friends" bday party for the girl. I did one, one time, for ds and hated it so much I don't ever want to do it again. My poor kids. We make them cakes and have family parties, but the school friend thing...ugh. My kids aren't that close with their school friends. Should I be trying harder? Their best friends are cousins and family friends (i.e., kids of my friends). I kind of like it this way, but I hate to think I might be making my kids weird.
Also on the maybe list for tomorrow (because a snow storm, for me, makes everything a maybe): swim lessons and a Y workout.
I'm not afraid of driving in it, not afraid of putting the car in the ditch. I am wary of stupid people who drive too fast and hit their brakes too hard, don't watch where they're going, and don't know how to use roundabouts.
So...has anyone made Shanti cookies this year? I bought candy canes one year to make them, and never made them.