Friday, January 13, 2012
Quick Takes Volume 26
Hi, my name is Karen, and I'm pretty sure I'm addicted to Starbucks. We got a lot of Starbucks gift cards for Christmas this year, so I keep telling myself when I go and get my $5 drink that it's a gift so it's ok, but I'm pretty close to exhausting my gift cards. My few time a week habit has become an almost daily habit. $25-35 a week on coffee is a bit excessive, but it sure is yummy. Bryan recently suggested I give it up for Lent. I'm not sure I can do that.
I decided to be realistic about Katie's clothes and I returned the 3-6 month outfits I recently brought for her after seeing how packed her closet was after pulling out all of the hand-me-downs. This is what happens when you hold on to your favorite outfits from older children and are then blessed with hand-me-downs from three other families. I have the hardest time choosing what to dress Katie in most mornings. Do I go with one of my old favorites or one of my new favorite outfits from someone else?
I have a partially decorated tree in my living room. I
should be undecorating the tree while Katie naps instead of sitting in the dining room blogging hope I'll have time sometime soon to get everything put away.
Katie is fascinated by hockey. If Bryan puts a game on TV she is completely riveted the entire time. If this trend keeps up we will have to DVR a few games for the off season.
I had to go to Target today since Bryan wanted Starbucks [he's an enabler, really] so I took some time to wander aimlessly around the store. They had the most adorable baby bathing suits with little tutu skirts. I think one of those will be coming home with us in the future. I'm just waiting for them to go on sale.
I'm starting to get ready for this year's VBS at our parish. I already know several of the volunteers from last year are coming back for this year so I feel like this year won't be quite as stressful as last year was. My awesome arts and crafts coordinator (Hi Tricia!) is already gathering ideas. I'm so happy I have someone to collaborate with since that is such a big portion of the program. Now I just need to pick a VBS program for this year.
Did you know that a narwhal is a real animal? I had only ever heard of it in Elf where Buddy is saying goodbye to his arctic friends and this goofy looking whale with a unicorn horn on his head named Mr. Narwhal pops out of the water to say "Bye, Buddy. Hope you find your dad." Honestly, I thought Mr. Narwhal was a made up creature. Ellie had to do a science project for school and she picked the narwhal as her arctic "pet" and so I learned about the narwhal.