It’s officially the Christmas season!

I am officially having a hell of a time keeping track of what has & has not been purchased for gifts already. I keep having to go back through my emails & match up non-Amazon orders with Amazon wish lists & remove the items. I think I was a little overzealous on Black Friday with a video deal I found & instead of getting the boys one movie each, I got them 3 each. But I am not sure because there was a cancellation in there somewhere. Everything was UPS delivery to arrive tomorrow so I suppose I will know for sure then.

I *think* I just have to buy the books & board games still & pick out something for our friends’ kids (5 of them). Books are getting tricky what with every changing reading levels, toys are much too varied and changeable to keep up with, games might be better but games are pricy enough that I’m considering one game per family instead of individual kids. There are some interesting looking cooperative play board games, or maybe something for the Wii.

We made good time coming home, until VA.  I95 from Richmond to DC was creeping along Sunday. It got better once off onto secondary roads but we easily lost a couple hours there.

The boys actually slept in Sunday, not waking until 7am. We are usually being served breakfast at the Waffle House by 7am & we knew that by the time we got to one there would be a line waiting to be seated. So for the first time in about 11 years we didn’t go to Waffle House & had the free breakfast provided by the hotel instead.

We had Waffle House for lunch.

It is much colder here than in Florida.

The engine light came on again while we were travelling Sunday. Attempts to jiggle the gas cap didn’t fix it. Today the light didn’t come on. I’m guessing the sensor for the gas cap warning is loose or corrupt or something & it’s giving false readings. I’ll mention it the next time I take the car to get the oil changed so I don’t have to pay extra labor charges.

Hopefully it won’t cause any medical emergencies this time.

I’ve got all my supplies & things chosen for Journal Your Christmas & am looking forward to getting started.

I glanced at my calendar for this week & apparently Saturday is Girls Night Out. I wish I could remember what all & who all was involved in it. Hopefully someone will call me about it.

I also saw that Thursday I am supposed to have a Tupperware party. Probably I should start thinking about refreshments & cleaning the house. Maybe the GNO ladies will be there & I can find out what is going on.

This is my 1000 post on the blog.

The first was July 25, 2005. There is no point in linking it. It says

I bought some new patterns for XS. I got them from Witches Stitches. I don’t know why I bought them. I’m almost half way done with my current project but I have been working on it off & on for 3 years. So it isn’t like I’ll need them any time soon.

This blog started out as a way to keep track of my craft stuff, then I started add parenting stuff & doing daily prompts on a digi scrapping site, then it became more journalish with stuff about the boys and here we are today 5 years 4 months and 999 posts later. I don’t think I ever thought about how long I would blog or things like that when I started. I’ve flirted with trying to make money here but it’s more work than the payout in my opinion & I am not the self promoting type. I have ads, but I get about $8 a year from them so I’m hardly ‘monitzing’ my blog. I write to journal & to entertain & to share things so others can see it’s not just them. My goal was only ever to make some friends & enjoy myself and I think I have done both quite well & look forward to the next 1000 posts.

Thank you for reading me & commenting. I really appreciate it.

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11 comments to Randomness

  • Cheri

    Your "randomness" post sounds about how my mind feels today. If I get around to posting, it will sound much the same i think!

  • Ruth

    I like your blog just as it is …. well, apart from that annoying survey pop-up that used to keep appearing! Happy blogging!

  • SciFi Dad

    Congratulations on post #1000!

    I'm all about the online shopping this year more than ever. I actually just received that iPhone case I linked to last week (shhh it's a surprise… for me)

  • Andrea @ The Creative Junkie

    Your 1000th post? Holy smokes! That's a huge milestone! Congratulations!

    And it's refreshing to hear your take on monetization of your blog. Honestly, it's so much work and I just don't know if it's worth it anymore.

  • Andrea @ The Creative Junkie

    By the way, I read in another one of your posts that you're working on pair of fingerless mittens. I never realized how practical these things were until the weather got so cold – they're perfect for when I'm running in really cold weather and need to keep my hands warm but still be capable of working my iPod.

  • Hethpet

    Happy 1000 posts!! I love reading your blog cos you have me laughing out loud sometimes! xx

  • Megan (Best of Fates)

    5 years and 1000 posts? Congratulations! And I have the same feeling looking at my calendar – hope that someone else will come along and explain it to me!

  • Carrie

    Whew – a lot going on! Hope the light stays off, can't wait to see your JYC pages & CONGRATS on 1000!

  • Rinda1961

    I always love stopping by your blog and today is no exception. Love your writing style and hearing about how another family navigates the craziness of life. Hope you blog for many thousands of more posts.

  • Pearlywhitesmile

    I like reading your blog it's the kind of blog I have been needing to read. I am a new follower and looking forward to reading. Side note my blog started out as a place to jot notes and I was new to blogs so on reading back it was a mess.

  • Pearlywhitesmile

    The Mommys Place