I'm sort of giddy at the moment...
*For the moment, both my Google Reader and my dirty clothes hamper are empty!!! Not one, but two major accomplishments! (Yes, I know that by morning both will be full again. And I know that I still have 4.5 gazillion other things that need done. But come on, one needs to celebrate where one can, right?!)
*I tried Care's Baked Antipasto recipe last night. Artery-clogging good, let me tell you! Total delight for the taste buds.
*Book lists!!! Renay had links to several great ones. Becky also had a great link this morning. Oh, and I'm still grinning over the one Maggie was sweet enough to share to other day, and the one Eva posted a few days ago.
*Winter break is coming!!! This may well be my favorite week of the whole year...
a. Rich and the kids all have a week off from school.
b. My birthday always falls during this week, and though the thought of turning 45 isn't terribly appealing, the huge pile of books Rich has been accumulating for gifts--you know, due to that whole guilt over the Bahamas thing--should ease the pain a bit. ;)
c. The munchkins always go stay with my parents for a few days during this week.
d. As I did last year, I'm staying away from the computer for the whole week. Yes, I will miss it like crazy. Or more to the point, I'll miss you all like crazy. But I think it's good for me to fight the addiction once in a while. I hope to get much reading done, and hopefully some scrapbooking, too. I don't suppose I could convince you all to take the week off, too, so I don't miss anything, could I? :)
(I actually haven't decided when my "break" starts. Originally it was going to be Friday afternoon, but Rich and Annie are going off to visit and help out Rich's mom over the weekend, and then going to a lecture by Donald Prothero at the Museum of the Earth (a Darwin Day event) on their way home on Sunday. So I may just wait until Monday to start my break. After all, it's not like I'm going to get a lot of down time in over the weekend anyway...a lot of fun, a lot of mischief, a lot of laughing, but not likely a lot of curl-up-with-a-good-book type of relaxation.)
*Gray slept through the night last night! He's been having another really rough patch of insomnia lately. Poor kid. Wakes up in the wee hours and can't get back to sleep for hours. (Which also means I don't get to sleep, because he's too afraid to be awake by himself.) Fingers crossed he'll have another good night tonight!