Sunday, December 13, 2009

My Fireplace is Twinkling

The Christmas decorating has officially started!  I finished all of my school work yesterday afternoon and we got busy.  We cleaned the whole downstairs of the house and moved the living room furniture around last night.  The kitchen got a good cleaning too.  All I have left to clean is the bathroom sink and toilet and I want to vacuum my bedroom, the dog hair is getting a little thick in there, hehe.  Today we got some lights up around the the living room and I nested a bunch of them in the fireplace around a wooden swan and the fireplace tools.  We aren't allowed to use the fireplace for a fire but it does look beautiful with the Christmas lights in it.  The screen actually makes them look like they twinkle when you move around the room.  Actually Fynn was standing in front of the screen just swaying so he could watch them twinkle, it is a little mesmerizing. 
Tomorrow I need to make some cookies while Fynn naps.  I know I'm going to make Twists, Meringues, Peanut Buttercup Brownies, and Oatmeal Scotchies this year, I just haven't decided what I'm going to make for class.  I guess it depends on what time Fynn goes to sleep, etc.... 

Friday, December 11, 2009

Finishing School, Starting Christmas

This weekend will be devoted to both finishing school and starting Christmas.  As of right now I am about 66 questions into my 200 question final and whoooo, will I ever be happy when it is over!  I love that the tests have all been take home, but it really does seem to add a bit of pressure, you know the answer is out there, you just have to find it. 
I'm thinking I will finish it tonight after Fynn goes to bed.  I'm thinking it will probably go a bit easier without the "little helper" assisting my by coloring the pages or trying to take my pen/book/test away from me. 
The rest of the weekend is going to be spent cleaning up this pigpen house, moving the living room furniture and getting this place ready for decorating.  Then we will see what we have to start the holiday cheer!  I want to be all ready to get the tree next Saturday. 
I also need to make some cookies for class on Monday night.  Or well something to share with the class anyway.  I'm kind of leaning towards a pavlova, but I'm not 100% sure yet.  But a Pavlova is would be a great way to use some of the 25 lbs. of fruit we got in the latest co-op order and it would be different.  I don't think anyone else will be bringing one.  Oh and with everything else being in holiday mode, it would probably be nice to have something a little lighter in the mix. 
In other good news, Patrick handed off the on-call pager this morning!  That means 6 weeks until they page him in the middle of the night because they can't get a printer to work again.  No, its not all that bad, he really hasn't been paged all that much, but it seems that when he does get a page it is right at dinner or bed time.  But hey, at least it only happens once every 6 weeks, not like I married a doctor. 

Monday, December 7, 2009

The New Addition!

Now I know what you might be thinking, but no we don't have a new baby or pet....but I got my Christmas present early this year! My most awesome husband got me a brand, shiny new netbook!!!!!  I am so excited, and it has already made such a difference in work and school and stuff.  And I know that there are other computers in the house but they are a little more inaccessible with Fynn and just how they are set up and all.  So now I don't have to wait for Patrick to get home to do homework and get my shops updated.  And this will let me have all of my stuff in one place and not have to take a photo from this computer and upload and download and all that fun stuff.
So I finally got the sewing machines listed and I finally listed something on my artfire shop so that is exciting.  and now I just need to take some photos of everything else and get all caught up to date.  I'm hoping this will all happen this week.  I do also have to finish my final exam for school this week too though, because the last day of class is in 1 week and that is just crazy.  Who knew, I actually went to school for a whole semester and the sky didn't fall or anything!
Oh well, I hear a little man upstairs announcing that his nap is finished and I need to go and attend to that.