Tis the season …
I don’t know about you, but it seems to me the holiday season now starts on November 1st. It’s easy for us in Canada to get into the spirit because we had our Thanksgiving in mid-October and with Halloween also out of the way, planning for Christmas just seems the thing to do. Already there’s a beautiful, massive Christmas tree in the lobby of my office building, holiday music being played on the radio and, best of all, the store discount emails are rolling in. I love buying gifts, but I especially love buying gifts and getting a good deal. Let the deal hunting begin!
I had to take my youngest for another emergency trip to the hospital. It’s probably the fifth or sixth trip for the poor little guy. Based on previous trips, I packed several days worth of gear into our diaper bag. Yet it only took the doctor two seconds to fix his arm. “Wow, ” I said. “I dislocated my own kid’s arm when he was this age,” laughed the doctor. Seems it was a simple case of “pulled elbow” or “nursemaid’s elbow” caused by the sudden yanking of a not quite developed joint, very common with toddlers. Phew!
Juggling Two Books
I used to be a book monogamist because the idea of reading more than one book completely freaked me out. Then I did really well with multiple books for a few consecutive months and thought I was a rock star. Not doing so well in November with two books and even though I know it’s okay not to finish the book by a set date, I like being punctual; I like meeting deadlines. It would drive me nuts not to be finished on time. I was going to read two books in December, but now I think I may need to rethink that idea.
Watching: The Walking Dead (S4), Downtown Abbey (S4), American Horror Story (S3), Sons of Anarchy (S3), Community (S2), The Vampire Diaries (S5)
Listening: The Biggest Hits and Let the Good Times Roll playlists on Songza