Today I'm linking up with Anne to share what I'm "Currently" up to. For those of you that hang out with me in IG and SC world, we'll, consider yourselves fortunate! Ha! If you want to call it that! I simply have not had time to blog or even read my favorite blogs lately. Alise swipes the laptap as soon as she's finished with homework to go off to play with her "gamer" friends and it's like pulling teeth to get it back from her! It is MY computer though! Geesh! By the time she goes to bed and I recover what's mine, I'm simply too tired to post anything. So I go to bed. Sorry, but it's the truth. Here's what we're currently doing:
doing// I lost a filling this weekend and due to the changes in the weather, my teeth have become whaaay over-sensitive. I mean, to the point where I'm popping ibuprofen. I called the dentist on Monday, but since I was behind on my cleaning, they would not see me to fix the filling. Can you say, TICKED OFF!! And we have great dental insurance, too! So anyway. I would rather take a beating - or a Xanax - before going to the dentist, and what this actually has to do with "doing," I have no idea!
enjoying// I'm enjoying what little Christmas decor I have up this year! I have yet to finish! And a part of me feels bad about that and then another part of me is like, whatevah!
Not the best picture of our tree - my topper looks so tiny and it's actually nice and BIG, of course - but I snapped it one night after everyone had gone to bed and I was enjoying a glass of wine and the warm fire. My favorite evenings are in front of the fire with only the Christmas tree. But back to the decorating. I have a party at my house in a few weeks, so I better get my hostess with the hostess mojo on soon! Lights have been a real issue for us this year. Half the lights on the house didn't work and my outdoor tomato cage trees didn't light up this year, either. Gotta get all that fixed ASAP!
cooking// Well, I certainly didn't cook our turkey and dressing for Thanksgiving and it was a total flop! Not that I would ever even cook turkey and dressing to begin with, but I wanted to give my mom the year off, so I ordered it from a local catering business. Horrible! Absolutely horrible. Never again. Threw out both the turkey and the dressing the next day! Money wasted. But what I AM cooking these days are lots of sweets! I made a chocolate cake, and as if THAT wasn't enough chocolate, Wayne and Alise begged for some brownies, too. I'm trying to keep our meals simple and easy during the holidays so not to add anymore stress with our schedule. We're sticking to our family favorites and eating out of the freezer as well. Hoping to getting around to some holiday baking though, soon!
wrapping// A few weeks ago, I shared a post about some Christmas ideas for tweens and twenty-somethings and made it into a little contest! I am happy to announce that the WINNER is AMY HORTON!! No relation to Amy that I know of, but all Horton's are winners in my book! Amy, send me an email with your address and I'll send your happy out this week! Since that post, I have found even more great ideas, so I may decide to write another post with gift giving ideas soon. Stay tuned. And to answer the prompt, I may just be wrapping some of those gift ideas up for Santa for my girls. Thank goodness Santa doesn't do fancy-shmancy wrapping for Christmas morning!
playing// One word: basketball. Can't get enough of these ballers! Alise had her first two games this past Saturday and I snagged this picture when she got substituted for a break!
Seeing this made me cry! Not many little girls can say that their coach is their dad, too! They won both their games and it was pretty exciting to watch! On Sunday, we traveled to Northwestern State University to watch Steph put up some blocks and points, too. Unfortunately, the team lost by two measly points! The referees were absolutely horrible! The good thing about the day, though, was that I got some Natchitoches Meat Pies! Yummy! Dani's mom and cousin made the trip with us to surprise her! I was absolutely exhausted from the weekend of being a baller mom!
So that's pretty much what we've been up to these days!