Welcome to December everyone!
Wrapping up November, I'll say that I had a lovely birthday complete with a gluten free chai cardamom cake and a new ipod to replace the one that Mystery Man relocated. The toilet hasn't been flushing well. Please tell me that can't be the reason.
We also had a lovely Thanksgiving. DH cooked for 2 days so that I could have pumpkin pie, stuffing, gravy, and all of those luscious things that contain evil, evil flour. I just watched the kids and the Macy's parade* and some football to keep my eye out for the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders. Yes, I watch "Making the Team." There, I confessed. I blame the Fun Aunt and her Furball for getting me hooked. I think I did grate some orange rind at one point, and the kids peeled "tomatoes" (potatoes).
Boop told us she'd been peeling them for years and didn't need any help. Then she dropped one.
"Daddy, we need to wash this one!"
"That's ok, Boop, I'm gonna wash them all before I cook them."
Boop looked less than convinced. "Well, I'm just gonna polish it up on my shirt, then."
Red told us she was thankful for friends and family, Boop is thankful for poodles, and I assume Mystery Man is thankful for hot cocoa, since he can't make it through a day without it - much like me and my vanilla lattes.
And now, I'm prepping for Red's 9th birthday tomorrow, getting ready to drive for her field trip tomorrow, making gluten free snacks for her class birthday celebration, tomorrow, and buying an organizer so I'll never have so many things to do on the same day again.
After that, I'll just have Mystery Man's birthday, my anniversary (10 years!), two hula performances, one Christmas concert, and Christmas itself to contend with. That's why I was supposed to be done with Lamplight by now. As it stands, I have 12 pages left to edit and about 3 more scenes to write.
* In case you unaccountably missed my favorite tap dancer when they cut away to Detroit, you can see him here. You're welcome!
The Vegetarian by Han Kang
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