If you follow my Facebook page, then you know that I wrote a entire blog post yesterday. And then it wouldn’t publish. And then it disappeared. Disappeared, I said.
So I ate a brownie. And then I ate a cookie.
But, just for the record, I did write a blog post yesterday. It was Five for Friday on a Friday.
But now it’s Saturday and that post is gone so I’m attempting to start all over and act like it’s still Friday, but it probably won’t work.
Because I’m confused and grumpy. Maybe I should go eat another brownie. And another cookie. Just to be on the safe side.
I had time for breakfast every single day this week! You know they say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right?
I had a Starbucks and cookies every day. With the exception of Christmas day when I had cinnamon rolls (tradition) and today when I had a caramel brownie (new tradition).
I’m trying to think of a way to keep this up when I go back to school, but I’ll probably be too busy.
I got a Silhouette Cameo!!!! And I have no idea how to use it! And I have no idea if I even got everything I need in order to use it! But Steve probably got it for me because I’m constantly saying I could totally make that if I had a Cameo or This would go so much faster if only I had a Cameo or I could open up a shop on Etsy and sell things and become super rich if I just had a Cameo.
So now I have one.
And I’m going to make something (I haven’t thought of it yet) and then I’m going to sell it at the next big neighborhood garage sale, and if that goes over well (as I’m sure it will), then I’ll open up my new shop on Etsy.
Watch out, world.
Well, you don’t have to watch out just yet.
I’m going to ease into this.
This is Steve’s aunt’s dog and we are watching her while they are out of town. She is Murphie’s cousin. I know that’s not exactly accurate, but that’s what we’re calling it.
Dakota likes to sleep with us. This is a new thing for us. Murphie does not like to sleep with us. In fact, if Murphie happens to be on the bed, and my nose twitches, or I move my pinkie finger a fraction of an inch, she jumps down as if I ruined everything, excuse me, why did you move, I was so comfortable, and now I am not. Harumph.
But Dakota, on the other hand, will not get down under any circumstances whatsoever. And she wedges herself up against either one of us and lies horizontally when I’m vertical (as in, I’m in the correct position in which one lies in a bed) and even if I PUSH WITH ALL OF MY MIGHT (and I am mighty, by the way, you’d be surprised), Dakota will not move. At all.
I think I will definitely miss this little cuddle bug and her occasional head resting on my hip (or the more often paw slapping me on top of the head) in the middle of the night.
And, even though Murphie has a friend to play with every day, all day, she would much rather have a human play with her.
Will you play with me?
We went to see this yesterday. With the whole big family.
Now, I have to say that I am an original Annie fan. This is probably because I am old.
But when I was a little girl, Kerry and I would play Annie with our friend, Sharla. Kerry was Miss Hannigan, Sharla was Annie, and I was Molly. We would act out scenes and then put the record on to sing along. Yes, the record. And if you don’t know what a record is, we can no longer be friends. I’m sorry. It’s just the way it is.
For as long as I can remember, I have been spontaneously breaking out into one or another song from Annie (most notably The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow) with my first graders. Expo markers make great microphones, by the way.
All of this is to say that I am an Annie fan.
I was worried that this new version would not live up to the original.
I was completely prepared to walk out and demand my $11 refund.
From my gift card.
And then I was planning on singing It’s a Hard Knock Life in the lobby and no one was going to look weird at me, either, because people break out into songs all the time in musicals and other people just watch and/or sing along.
But I didn’t have to do that. The movie was pretty good.
I enjoyed myself.
So I’m saving the song for when I’m back in school and my first graders will appreciate it. Whether they like it or not.
I am up to my eyeballs in writing winter plays for Kinder Kids and Advanced Readers.
And by up to my eyeballs in writing, I mean I’m checking Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and blogs, and writing a little on the side.
But I got a ton of Q/A’s in my TpT store about whether or not I was coming out with a winter edition (and by ton, I mean two or three) and so I thought I should get started.
I hope to have both sets up by Sunday, January 4th since I know most of you are returning to school on the 5th.
But I’m not. I don’t go back until the 12th.
How was your week?