Stuff I’ve Been Doing Instead of Writing This Blog.

Kudos to Sweet Pea for making this image possible by using his giant brain for the forces of good. Yay Sweet Pea!!

I have a half-dozen partial blog entries which are unfinished because of all the minutia that is the holiday season.  I have rated these activities on a 5 point scale for my amusement, 5 being super awesome-kadewsome  and 1 being a total suck-fest.

Taking Pumpkin Pie to a 5 year-old’s b-day party.  3- Could have been worse.  The party was at a kids’ gym, but was only 1.5 hours long.  Pumpkin Pie only mixed it up with other kids a couple of times enough to require my intervention, and the second time it was totally that other kid’s fault.

Thanksgiving. 5 Awesome with sprinkles of exhaustion, overstimulation and gustatory overindulgence.

Making balloon animals with Wendy for a breakfast with Santa.

This book is available at Not that Wendy or I have ever read it. We pretty much only make one balloon thing. Snakes.

4- The kids were super-cute, but it was significantly overstimulating.  Brain. hurts. Fingers. hurt. worse.

Christmas decorating.  4- Would have been a 5 if it weren’t for the cleaning that has to happen before/during the decorating.  Nah, I changed my mind, it was a 5.  The shorties’ enjoyment of Vince Guaraldi’s Charlie Brown Christmas CD pushed it over the top.

Lunch with Book club ladies.  5 Total awesome-fest.  Would have been a 4 because of the sideways rain that day, but our cheeky waiter picked a fight with me and I threatened to throw down with him and that cheered me up considerably.  Thanks, waiter!

Work (I know, barf.).  2- Necessary evil.

This is the only thing you can use to decorate a public school trophy case. Merry Christmas? No. Happy Hanukkah? Uh-uh. Kwanza? Back off. You may only celebrate snow. Happy Snow.


Decorating the trophy case at Pickles’ school in a completely Christmas and other religious holiday-free manner.  Happy Holidays?  No, stupid, it’s Happy Winter.  Duh.  3, better than I thought it would be because superb friend sent me superb idea for holiday-free decoration.  Oops, I am not done with that chore yet, so make that a 2.

Taking pictures to use for a Christmas card and creating said card.  The jury is still out on this one.  The photo session was free of scandal, argument, tears or blood.  I suspect the card will therefore be entirely devoid of interest.

Not Learning freaking Power Point to make a freaking Suckage Scale.  Thank the good Lord Sweet Pea was able to take over when I had reached the boiling point.  That is why this activity has a 3 instead of a 1.  There was a final product and I did not have a tantrum.  Yet.

The bottom line is that this is the holidays and like Mompetition says, the shop is (nearly) closed.  I’ll throw a post in here and there, but I have presents to wrap and ornaments to fish out of the dog’s mouth.  Party on!

Photo Credit:  Snowman from

About Adventures From Cloud 8

I am a stay at home mom who now and again sneaks away to be an in-home family therapist. My husband and I have 3 boys: Sweet Pea (12), Pickles (9) and Pumpkin Pie (4). Oh yeah. We have Doodle Dog, too. You guessed it! He’s a boy. At least he pees outside.
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5 Responses to Stuff I’ve Been Doing Instead of Writing This Blog.

  1. Nannette says:

    we did have an awesome time and that waiter freaked when he saw the krew you were hangin’ wit.

    • And then he came to the table and was actin’ all serious. Who was he trying to kid? We gave him a good tip, didn’t we? He deserved it for having to listen to us cackle.

      • ginny says:

        Yeah, he got a good tip AND it was a buffet!
        Next year, you should call Joe for the love of God! He is great at making the balloons and has really bad callus’s on his hands…perfect for tying those knots!

      • It was actually really fun AND we got little gifties! Joe is an awesome balloonatic, maybe we should all merge our balloon abilities and form a balloonatic squad!!

  2. Beth says:

    post a picture or two of your tree and decorations!!!

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