Let me just start off by saying that this weekend was not even CLOSE to being as much fun as last weekend. There were no parties, no dancing, no sleepovers with the girlfriends. Hell, there wasn't even much of a reason to shower. I guess this means that I am back to my normal dullsville life. Well, maybe it's not completely normal. It seems that I am up to my ass in cookies.
I have been making 2-3 types of cookies every day this week. Today was my off day, so I only made a double batch of fudge. I didn't know it was possible to get sick from the smell of brown sugar, but apparently it is. Tomorrow I am making one more batch of cut-outs and then I AM DONE. So far, only one type of cookie did not meet my standards. The rest have turned out OK. The surprise hit this year has been the chocolate cookies with mint chocolate chips in them. They kick ass. My fudge is also really good. And no, it is NOT the kind my mother-in-law makes with Velveeta.
The only other thing I did was finish some last minute shopping. I thought I was done. Awhile ago. As a matter of fact, I had it in my head that I has actually made the trip to the store to get the shopping done for Herr Hausfrau's nephews. I got ready to wrap their gifts and there weren't any to wrap. My alleged shopping trip was all in my head. Fortunately, it didn't take long to get it done. I was also quite pleased because I found a ukulele for BabyGirl that didn't cost a million dollars. She will be so excited as she LOVES guitars and currently plays some mean air guitar solos. A ukulele will be the perfect fit for her for now.
Oh, yeah. Peaches is driving us ape-shit because she is still waking up and screaming for upwards of 40 minutes a few nights a week. We decided to do tough love with her since she is going on 11 months old and she really should be sleeping through the night. We haven't done a late night feeding with her in almost 3 weeks. The problem is that she is so stubborn with her screaming that once she eventually stops, I am wide awake. I have been up since 3:30 this morning for this reason. I thought it only took a week before a baby stops waking up. Arrrggghhhh!
Well, I am off to bed to make up for the lack of sleep last night. I have to build up my strength as this week will be HUGE. I am driving to Indiana on Wednesday to pick up my mother and bring her back to stay with me for the holidays. For anyone who knows me and my family life, this is going to be interesting. I'll be writing about it later.