I still haven’t got all of my posts sorted out in my head… but don’t you worry they are on their way. Most of them have to do with resolutions, I suppose. I’ll be posting this week about my new year’s resolutions, and on that note. I will be “missing” from FB for the month of January. SO, if you do want to keep up, come visit this blog! Of course, there’s always good old fashioned e-mail and phone chats too. πŸ˜‰ If your a “fan” of my biz page(s) then you’ll see status updates there, because I can’t just let those go, but I will not be participating in the “social network” for the month of Jan…. and yes, it will be difficult, ha! But I’ll save all of that for one of my resolution posts next week. πŸ˜‰ Meanwhile here are just some random thoughts.

Is it a sign that your Christmas tree is too crispy when your boys start playing a game where they hike their shirts up and β€œpoke” their bellies then fall down while screaming, β€œOWWWWW!”?? πŸ™‚

Ella is going to be a lotion lover like her mommy. Every time she sees me rubbing lotion into my hands, she comes right over with her hands held out to β€œshare” some. πŸ™‚ So I rub a little on her fingers then she walks around rubbing her hands together! SO cute!

Qade eats his cheese in itty bitty pieces. Seriously it can take him 20 min or more to finish one little bit of cheese. He tells me that it makes him β€œfeel like spit up” to take bigger bites. That’s now his new “go-to” phrase when he doesn’t want to eat something, “I feel like spit up.” Said in a pathetically weak voice. So I’ll tell him to go to the bathroom and do it, and he replies that he can’t, so then I tell him to finish eating. Ha!

I’ve got January’s menu done… mostly. There are 3 days where I’m just at a loss for what to do. BUT that’s where repeat performances come in. πŸ˜‰ Ha! It was more challenging this time because I’m “low-carbing it” again for Jan. Yeah, more on that in a future post.

It doesn’t feel like it could possibly be New Year’s Eve!! The weather has been so mild, and I love that! The boys have been playing outside and we’ve gone for several family walks, pulling Ella da Bella in the wagon! It’s awesome. I would be totally thrilled if spring came in January this year!! πŸ™‚

I’ve had a few ups and downs lately where I feel like everything I try is a complete failure. I know it’s not true, but ya know how those “blue” moments are… highly irrational. Anyway, I’m trying to refocus as we head into a new year. Hopefully it will look up… even in the blue moments. πŸ™‚

After much deliberation, and some fiascos, I have finally come to the conclusions that I will NOT be the next Iron Chef. Not ever. So sad! Ha ha ha!

I was looking at Myles the other day and it struck me what a big boy he is becoming. Sometimes I fall into the habit of forgetting that he really is younger than Qade. They just do so much together, that they practically seem like twins. So I mentally shake myself and remember that he’s 17 months younger and at this age it is a BIG difference. Still, even so, he is getting so big, and so much fun to chat with! He’s a little ball of mischief, but he is a sweetheart too!

Speaking of getting big, Miss De Bella is starting to get to the end of her 12 month jammies. I noticed this week while struggling to zip up her squirmy self in the footie jammies that they are pretty well stretched to their max. I’m not sure I’m ready to move her up to 18 month clothes yet, but it might be necessary pretty soon!! *sigh*

Qade is getting to the point where it embarrasses or bothers him if people are talking about him. Especially if they are laughing about him. I remember having feelings like that myself, so I’m making a very strong effort to NOT chuckle at things that he does or says even if they strike me as funny. To him they are serious, and while I don’t want to take him as seriously as he takes himself, I don’t want him to think that I just make fun of him either. It’s a balancing act, but I know I can relate to where he’s coming from, if I stop to think. πŸ™‚ He’s as quick as a whip, and he remembers things better than any kid I know. I have to remember that he IS listening, even when I don’t think he is.

Well, that’s all I can think of for now, surprise surprise! Hopefully it’ll tide you over till tomorrow when the resolutions begin. Ha ha! Not that I’m deluding myself into thinking that you’re all that interested in MY resolutions, but it helps me to write them down. Since typing has become oh-so-much faster than writing, this is my way of journaling. Besides, if I know “everyone” is watching, it helps me be more consistent…. I think. πŸ˜‰