For whatever reason, I have had the overwhelming urge to recapture that feeling you have when you hide under a blanket. Remember that as a kid? I love doing that with my girls now--flapping the cover up in the air and pulling it over our heads, lying there looking at each other and giggling about how funny it is.
Maybe it's because the 4th Amendment is under assault in a way that makes me shiver. The 4th Amendment is one of my favorites and I marvel at how a few years ago, certain individuals were up at arms over the New York police randomly checking packages in the subway are now perfectly fine with state actors being handsy and taking nudey pictures of people at airports. Go figure. Does it make me feel safer? Um. No. I'd prefer we actually do things that demonstrate some sort of effectiveness. Seriously. Running your 'knife hand' between a toddler's butt cheeks on my behalf does not make me feel all that terrific.
I balance the look-which-suggests-something-reeks I wear when I think of the above with the sigh of relief when I read something that lets me know I'm not alone and that there may be hope for the Republic after all. Thank you for knitting together my random thoughts.
Maybe it's because Hubs has a ridiculously rough cold right now that sent me scurrying to Walgreen's this morning for some super Vitamin C bargains. I bought a box of Zicam, 2 boxes of Emergen-C and two huge bottles of Vitamin C pills for under $30. I heart Buy One Get One Free in a huge way and I felt healthier having infused my body with a gigantic dose of C today!
The upcoming holiday marks the first time that my family (minus M1 who is with her dad this holiday) has had a chance to breathe since my husband came home from Iraq. We have a couple days off. He's not bedridden. M3 might be able to hold it together for hours at a time so we almost think we're normal. M2 can snag lots of snuggle time and have ELF on endless loop. This weekend I'm breaking out the Honeybaked Ham coupon.
I'm going to make my family a wonderful dinner chock full of all our favorites--even M2...the girl loves her ham.
We're going to observe a near-religious holiday this weekend. The observance of the holiday commences at high noon. And, although the husband and I observe the holiday in polar opposite fashion (we are a house divided), we will be able to watch it in the same house...not thousands of miles apart like last year. That's a good thing.
I am super excited to have this time which will be capped by M1's 12th birthday at the start of next week.
Where the times goes, I don't know. But, my family is important enough that I've been planning ahead so we can enjoy our weekend together. One more day of work and then the fun begins!