I’ve got a project brewing that requires me to stir it more often than it did before, so I’m going to be posting on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays here at The Casual Perfectionist. I also reserve the right to switch that up at any time, but if you know me, you’ll know the thought of ruining the little pattern this will create on the month of December on the sidebar is enough to make me break out in hives.
In fact, I had this post written yesterday, but I couldn’t bring myself to light-up a random Tuesday on that little calendar.
So, what’s happening today? I’ve got a writing piece featured at Mile High Mamas! It’s a little review I did of Winter WonderLights, at The Wildlife Experience.
Here’s a sneak peek of our adventure:
Claire was so excited to see Santa that this is what her face looked like the whole way there.
I love it so much that I made it my Twitter photo.
She got to see Santa AND tell him what she wanted in her stocking. He had some good goals for her. I’m expecting a better-than-average month.
Wanna know more?
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“I’m doing that to try to make you crazy,” she said to me.
I had to laugh at the pure sincerity of it all.
I love the honesty of 4-year olds.
Setting the scene: The temperature outside is hovering around 3-degrees Fahrenheit. It’s after midnight. We are snuggled in bed. The house is dark. All of a sudden, there is a loud motor-like noise outside.
Him, mumbling under the covers: What is that noise?
Me, yanked from the verge of slumber by his question: It’s the aliens. They’ve come to get you. I told them where you’d be tonight.
Him: But it’s so cold outside. I thought it would be hot when they came for me.
Me: Space is cold. Space is a very, very cold place.
Him: True. But, you’d think their engines would warm it up a bit. I hope it’s warm in the Mothership.
Alternate title: @casualperfect paints a piece of @casualperfect pottery
On November 20th, I organized a get together with some friends at a local paint-your-own-pottery place. I’ve been there before, more than once, and they were going to have later hours in honor of Twilight’s New Moon movie on that particular Friday night. The later hours made it perfect for our monthly Moms Night Out event with my MOMS Club.
I’m not into Twilight, but I am into painting pottery. I love it. I could do it every day, if given a chance. I’m not into vampires, but I couldn’t make fun of the people who painted pottery in honor of Twilight…especially since I put my twitter name on my mug.
I mean, both Pot and Kettle were sitting at my table, so I had to be nice.
I love how it turned out!
I love the plate I painted there (it was the first piece I’ve done there!), and I wrote down the numbers of my glazes, because I knew I’d be adding to my collection eventually. There are so many colors to choose from, and I knew I’d never remember the exact numbers.
See? It matches! The differences in the backgrounds make them look slightly different, but the colors are the same. Trust me. The Perfectionist is SO glad I remembered my glaze numbers, and the Casual is SO glad she doesn’t have to listen to the Perfectionist complain. It’s a win-win situation!
I wonder what I’ll make next time?
Now that December is here…what traditions do you have in your house? Do you put up a Christmas Tree? Do you hang Stockings by the Chimney with care? Do you light the Menorah? Is an unadorned Festivus Pole more your style? Do you hide a stuffed Grinch somewhere in the house every day in December and wait to see who finds him first?
I’m writing about traditions – new and old – today at Mile High Mamas, the Denver Post‘s parenting blog!
Go check it out!
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