~My light-up reindeer did not manage to make it through hunting season this year. I noticed the buck was not lit up a few nights ago so Charlie brought him in, gave him a thorough examination and determined that his fuses were blown. We (and by we I mean Charlie) replaced the fuses only to have them blow again immediately. Turns out Buck's transformer had gone bad. Then last night we noticed that Mrs. Buck had gone dark and it seems as though she may just be in the same predicament. So unless someone can tell me how we can get our hands on two good reindeer transformers (without stealing them from a neighbor's yard), we may be needing the number of a good taxidermist.
~Dracen took it upon his eight year old self to go into my Amazon account and use the one click button to order me a Christmas present. It is an antique style phone (black with gold flowers on the side and a shiny brass receiver cradle) to replace the vintage rotary phone of mine that he pulled off the counter and broke. How do you get mad over something like that? I couldn't. I thanked him but gave him a little talking to about how he cannot order things by himself anymore. He had already had Charlie order me one gift he found online and it has managed to stay secret. I can't wait to see what it is... I love his thoughtful nature.
~Another Dracen story... He told me, just out of the blue, in the car the other day that he wants to have a summer wedding when he grows up so he can, you know, have it on the lake or something. Who knew little boys thought about their weddings?!
~I dropped my hand mirror on the tile floor Wednesday morning and it didn't so much as crack. Does this mean I have seven years of good luck ahead? :)
~I thought my jeans were getting a little snug so I broke down and got on the scales yesterday. Doing so crushed my dream that it was all the dryer's fault. I've gained back 3.5 of the 7 pounds I lost over the spring and summer. You'd be surprised how much of an effect 3.5 little pounds can have on a 5'4" frame. Ugh. Looks like I'm back to counting calories again. Bah, Humbug! Oh well...it was fun while it lasted, Nutella.
~I was out of Zyrtec D so I bought some at Target Wednesday. It seems the law has gotten even tougher because it nearly took an act of congress to get checked out. They took my prints, a blood sample, asked for my driver's license, birth certificate, passport, social security card, three references and my firstborn child. I hate that trying to get a little relief for my allergies now makes me feel like a murder suspect. Do I look like I have a meth lab in my basement?
~Did y'all see Barbara Walter's most fascinating people of the year show Wednesday night? It's the first time ever that the person of the year, Steve Jobs, died before she got a chance to interview him. His sister said that just before he left this earth his final words were, "Oh wow...Oh wow...Oh wow." Now if that doesn't make you a believer then I don't know what will.
**Joining in for another round of Friday Fragments over at Half Past Kissin' Time!
Happy Friday, Y'all!