1. First off... I'm not turning the heat on, damnit. Yes, it is literally freezing here in the south. I am accustomed to warm temperatures and therefore NOT accustomed to larger than necessary gas bills. SO. I'm standing my ground. I am crazy cold natured. Which is why the Hubs commented the other day that I will 'cave' before long. Wrong. My wallet trumps my comfort. Sad? Sure. But just like I torture family and guests during that awkward time at the end of spring and into the summer with no air conditioning, I am not turning on the heat 'til at least December. (I do believe the 3rd toe on my left foot is now dead due to frost bite, but damnit. I am sticking to my guns.)
2. Speaking of the heat or lack thereof, it has made me look for resourceful ways to heat the house. For instance, I am currently automatically cleaning the oven for Thanksgiving. No, not because I care what my family thinks of my absolutely disgusting oven, but because I thought I remembered that it usually makes the house unbearably hot. Apparently this new-ish oven doesn't work as my last stone-age-beast did. My 3rd toe is still dead, but the house is crazy stinky.
3. I am as thankful as the next gal during this time of Thanksgiving. Now shut up about it. I think I must have 30 facebook friends posting for the next 24 days (tell me its 24 and not the next 30...) everything they can think of that they are thankful for. Yes, this is my problem.... post away... but ima just scroll on past if you don't mind. Seems like excuses to brag sometimes.
4. The Hubs and I have realized lately that Z has a very intelligent and quirky sense of humor. Example: the other night a documentary just happened to be on PBS about 'Laugh-In'. It was really just on as background noise... but hey, Laugh-In is great children's television, right...? I'm talkin to the Bro on the phone when I realize Z is not just laughing a little at the TV, he is laughing A LOT. In all the right places. I don't know that he understood all of it, and I'm hoping he didn't, but he hit all the right queues. This happens a lot. The kid has a great laugh and its always been one of his best qualities. He can follow a joke like no other.
5. I may have never been a guest blogger on another blog, but I was written about on one today.. does that count as awesome? I'll let you judge: Cliche Little Blog. I liked this article for two reasons. 1 - it boosted my self esteem somehow. I knew we lived life this way, but when people can tell from an objective point of view that the choices you have made are positive ones, it kinda kindles the spirit. The Hubs and I have been talking a lot lately about 'would-we-be-different-if-we-had-money' sort of situations. I think we've decided we hope not... we kinda like our Poor and Resourceful attitude. (Dear God, please do not take this to mean we would not love
well... going to go try to bring my dead toe back to life... besides, it seems my mouse hand is going the way of the toe. brr. Happy Weekend!