Saturday, November 17, 2012
Saturday's Letters... Because I Am a Day Behind and Need to Catch Up
I know, I know... I'm supposed to do a Friday's Letter post. But, if you were here yesterday, you'd know that my internet was out on Thursday - so I had to do my Thankful Thursday post yesterday. I could have just forgotten my Letter's post or do it today. You can see which I decided.
Dear Pathogens... You were something we learned about in class this week. And that caused my kids to apparently get all excited and share their pathogens with everyone. Including me. I've had four kids out sick this week - one of which insisted on coming to school with no voice and not feeling well a day before missing a day. Thanks to you floating around from one kid to the next, you've now found your way to me. Why is it that you always decide to pay me a visit on Fridays? Don't you think I have better stuff to do on my weekends besides being sick? I do! I'll make that perfectly clear for you. I have lots to do this weekend, and having a stuffed up nose and sore throat doesn't exactly make that any easier.
Dear Photography Studio That Took Pics of Jelly Yesterday... WHY did you have to take such wonderful photos of Jelly leading me to spend WAY too much money on photos? I walked in to the door just certain I wasn't going to spend an outrageous amount of money on photos. And then what do I do? Spend an outrageous amount of money on photos. CURSE YOU! But, when you pulled out this from your bag of tricks, it's no wonder I caved...
They are the most adorable pictures I've ever seen! I just couldn't stop myself from buying the biggest package you had. And now I have to figure out what I'm going to do with all of those photos. Thanks a lot!
Dear Portable North Pole Website... Thank you for helping me boost the magic for Jelly again this year. Even though Peanut and Butter have moved out of "believing" territory, it's still nice to have one kid who still believes in Santa. Getting a personalized video using her name and photos really helps boost her spirits and excitement about the upcoming holidays. I now have some great ammunition in my tool box to get her to clean up her toys - for the next couple of weeks, anyway.
Dear House... I found out this morning that my family isn't coming for Thanksgiving. Now, I know you think that means you won't have to go through that deep clean I've been talking about for the past couple of weeks. But, think again. Just because I'm not hosting a big Thanksgiving this year, doesn't mean that I won't be celebrating... in a clean house! Thanksgiving is not just about having family over and eating an outrageous amount of food - it's also about being the day I put up my Christmas decorations. Which, in my book of rules, clearly states has to be done in a clean house. So, get ready. Prepare to have all of your creases and crevices deeply cleaned. Soon.
Dear Me... It came as a bit of a shock hearing that you won't be hosting Thanksgiving this year. You've done it for the past four years, and now you won't be. Even though you feel a little relieved, especially in the money department, you are a little disappointed also. Don't worry. Just because you won't have people coming over doesn't mean you can't still cook up a storm and enjoy the day. It will just be that more sentimental. Your first Thanksgiving with just your closest family members. Get all of the kids involved.. make it a special day. Enjoy yourself. You don't have to be hosting guests for it to be an important day. Remember that.
Dear New Casino... I'm so excited to get to experience bingo with you today. It's been a while since I've played. My gut is telling me that I'm probably not going to win - because the extra money sure would be nice right about now with the holidays coming... and I never actually win when I could really use the extra money... but it's the experience I'm most looking forward to. It's been so long since I've spent some quality alone time with my mom, and I've really felt us drifting apart over the past few months. I need a day out, where I'm having a good time and catching up with my mom. I'm looking to you to provide that.
Dear Internet Explorer... It looks as though I'm back to using you. I know I ditched you for Mozilla a few months ago, but that's because you weren't giving me what I needed. It now appears that you've stepped up your game, and Mozilla was driving me nuts. Don't let me down.
Dear Me Again... You need to get your behind off the computer and go and get ready. Now.