Last night we watched the funky hand clock (oooh, the link works!) when the new year rolled in. The children squealed with delight as the hands went crazy erasing all those numbers and pencilling in the new ones. (OK, maybe I did, too.) We've been meaning to catch a rollover for a few years now and always forget.
Tomorrow we jump back into Real Life with both feet as it's Crazy Tuesday. Provided no one else throws up, that is. I'm more than ready to get back to class, and tomorrow we'll have sparring afterwards, so hooray! But the being there to teach 10am class will be rough considering we haven't even been waking up until 10 and 11 these last few days. (Woken twice by Jehovah's Witnesses, whom we promptly ignored.) Note to self: get to bed before 3am this time.
I need a new calendar but, cheap person that I am, I don't plan to get one until Wednesday when they should be marked down. How long do I have to wait for them to hit $1 at Borders? Anyone remember? Of course then there's the risk that my choices will be whittled down to 365 Sawdust Recipes, Marital Aids You Can Make From Duct Tape, and North Yorkshire Mimes and Clowns. In which case I'll order from Amazon. :-P
Sluggie has discovered the joys of Jeeves and Wooster, so we've been having "a-thons" and I'm inspired to read more Wodehouse. I don't usually do the whole resolution thing, but I guess if I had one this year it would be to spend more time reading books. This may seem silly for someone who loves to read, but the Web has sucked a lot of book reading time from my life. I've made a move in the right direction over the last few months, but find myself sliding down the slippery slope of blogsurfdom far too often, because Bloggers talk back, whereas my books usually don't. Considering that GuTTer MuNKi got me both Outlander #2 (already started this one) and Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife for Christmas, I have plenty of incentive to follow up on this. I plan to take more review books, too, in order to broaden the scope of my material. But my biggest plan for the upcoming future is to make it a point to do my daily writing before I blog, because this whole blogging as a warmup thing has gotten out of hand. ^_^ After reading Hungarian Rhapsody, I have to say that I feel a spate of sewing for orphanages coming on again, too.
My friend is giving up plastic bags as much as possible, electing to carry her own with her. ( 99 cents from Trader Joe's, made from recycled plastic bags - cool, huh?) I think it's a great idea. I reuse mine for scooping the litter pans, though, so will have to rethink things if I try to copy her.
Well, I have children to shuffle off to Buffalo, and a book review to write, so that's all for now.