Friday, October 23, 2009

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter. ~ e.e. cummings

Gosh, where does the time go. It's been nearly a month since I last posted. I read others blogs who post multiple times each week and I'm so envious. Although I have plenty to say, I just never seem to find the self-discipline to actually write it down here. Plus, I just can't seem to be as witty as some of my co-bloggers are.
Liv's been making out her Christmas list. I know it feels too early for that, but I have to get started early if I'm going to make it happen. I'm waiting to hear back from Vincennes University as to whether or not I made it into their nursing program. I so hope I did, but if not then I'll have to continue the process of trying to get into the program at Ivy Tech. I should know something in Nov.

I wish that years ago I had had the foresight to start a book of funny things Liv says and does. I'm always amazed at some of the quick-witted things she says. For example, the other night she was in her room drinking orange soda and eating a snack. She came into the living room and said "Umm, mom, I'm going to need you to help me. I knocked my drink over." She said it just as calmly as if she had said, "The weatherman says the sun is going to shine tomorrow" or "I need to go brush my teeth." That's how she is...super calm about most everything. Anyway, I reacted with a little more spring in my step because, as I mentioned, her soda was orange and her carpet is ivory! So I hurry to the kitchen to get my carpet cleaning stuff, and Toby says to her, "Did you set the can back upright?" Now, if you know Liv you know that it is highly likely that she DID NOT set the can back upright. Because not only does she not get in a hurry about much but she is also a little scatterbrained....OK, sometimes a lot scatterbrained. Anyway, she apparently took great offense to his question because she turned around to him and said, "I may not be the sharpest knife in the drawer, but I'm not THAT dull! Gosh! Yes, I set it up!" I started laughing and I couldn't quit. That's not a saying that we normally use in our house, so I'm not sure where she heard it, but it didn't take her more than about 0.2 seconds to put it to use. I laughed the whole time I was cleaning up the carpet. Scatterbrained? Yes. Dull? Apparently not!

I think back at all the times she has made me laugh when I wanted to scream, cry or just plain give up. She's definitely been my saving grace on more than one occassion. Unfortunatley for Toby, he's often the butt of her jokes. Which, as co-parent I should not encourage, but sometimes she comes up with things that are just TOO funny to not laugh at! Thankfully, he's pretty good natured about it. I think all the years of nothing but estrogen surrounding him has worn him down to a comfortable state of acceptance! haha!

With Christmas quickly approaching, I'm once again trying to come up with some unique Christmas gifts for Liv's teachers. Any ideas? Last year we made ornaments and attached them to a tin of cookies. Liv wants to make cookies again this year. Each year, though, her list of who she wants to take them to grows longer. Before long we're going to be turning out cookies like a big city bakery just to give out as gifts! But that's OK. I do love baking and this year we actually have a kitchen/dining room big enough to roll out the big cookie operation. I'm really looking forward to this Christmas.

Well, it appears I should have titled this blog "random thoughts about everything and nothing at all". Honestly, this is a perfect look into my mind which operates almost 100% on random, jumbled thoughts...