thing #1…remember way back last May when we found Isabella’s bunny eaten and ripped to shreds in our backyard? well, we have bunnygate part deux going on at our place. this time, however, instead of only bones, it was just the bunny, slashed and dead. something tells me we won’t have many bunnies coming back to visit. something also tells me it’s time to move.
thing #2…i pretty much couldn’t pay Emily to drink milk in any form and Josh really only has milk in cereal..but Miss Bella? she would gladly give up her three squares a day for milk and only milk. but, see, the thing is, she discovered the beauty that is chocolate milk some time ago. and in an effort to get her to drink LESS milk (people need to stop scaring me about the hormones in milk. i am now terrified that my child is going to have 34Ds at the age of 7) i began mixing chocolate milk and skim milk. and then i began upping and upping the skim milk…until it was just milk. no chocolate to be found. and get this? she still calls it chocolate milk. it’s the BEST scam ever.
HOW NOW BROWN COW
thing #3…Emily has a spelling test every single Thursday. she comes home with a list of words on Monday and is encouraged to review them and practice them all week until Thursday. and we did, until last week, when she held a full-on protest and refused to study for said spelling test. i decided to allow it (because fighting with her was proving futile) and i figured that she’d be really unhappy with herself when she didn’t do well on the test (i mean, she IS my daughter after all – we are perfectionist AND we like to be the BEST) and then next week she’d want to study.
so, yesterday she brought home her spelling test. the one she didn’t study for. 100%. A+. way to go, Emily! Keep up the good work! so, yes, my daughter aced her test. but didn’t learn a thing…well, other than the fact that her mom’s a chump and that she basically has no need to study for another spelling test. neener, neener.
thing #4…it was 3 degrees this morning (which is roughly, um, 37ish?) holy shit. it’s winter. *weeps* i AM, however, wearing my new fancy red tights. HOT.
thing #5…i want to make out with Sephora. i went in with a list that y’all helped me make. a list of options to help me hide my raccoon eyes.
and the lovely lady there assured me that the darkness under my eyes was in no way my fault. and she promised me that she could solve the problem by fixing it, instead of covering it up.
and she highly recommended two products to me.
which are nice and pricey. the bottom one is $100. for a tube the size of my pinky. and this was where i really wanted to kiss her. because she said to me, “now, i know you are going to love this one. and you are going to want to buy it…but i would never want to sell you this product for $100 and have you take it home and have it do nothing for you. so, i’ll give you some tubs to take home” and then she proceeded to squeeze pretty well the entire contents of the tube into a little sample for me to take home. FOR FREE.
god, i love free things.
now if a pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks would just miraculously appear on my desk…i’d be in heaven…