You go and try and take a week off from your blog and you know what happens?
This Christmas week was full of crazy, funny, scarey, joyous, unplanned things.
Yes, this week involved all of these things….
A suspicious kid.
And probably much, much more. But seeing that I didn’t blog this week, I’m sure I’m missing something now after the fact.
This week of “taking off” started with a phone call from Lazy Dad informing me that a suspicious kid had been up at our church. And Lazy Dad, believing that everyone has the best intentions, didn’t think much of it. Until he went around the back of the church and noticed our shed was open.
We don’t keep much in the shed these days, but there is some lumber and a few odds and ends. Then he noticed that some of the lumber had been propped up against our two back exit doors. Essentially blocking someone from exiting the building that way.
This effectively raised some alarms to Lazy Dad so he put all the lumber back in the shed, drove over to the Sheriff’s to report it, and bought a new lock to prevent this from happening again.
The next day, he pulls up to church and notices one of our AC units is knocked over. So he calls the Sheriff and waits for him to show up before they investigate any further.
That’s when they discover that our back AC and Furnace that sits by those two back exit doors had been damaged and all the copper had been taken out of them.
A few days later we find out we weren’t the only church hit. Four churches in our area had all had their outdoor AC/Furnaces damaged.
Needless to say, we’re taking extra precautions for safety and thanking God for insurance! Even if we weren’t planning on paying the deductible out of our tight year-end budget.
Also this week we had two sleepovers! One was planned and one wasn’t.
The planned one: We had Jenilee and her Goodwin clan stay overnight with us on Wednesday. They were headed up to see family in Michigan and she *TOTALLY* invited herself over to spend the night. I mean TO. TA. LLY.
Then, THEN she goes and tells on me about how stressed I was about their overnight visit on her blog. Which included a horrible picture of me (but a fabulous picture of her).
Some friend she is!
The unplanned one: We had three extra kids spend the night with us after I drove their dad to the ER on Monday night. They attend our church and his wife was working, so Lazy Dad drove over to the ER after he left a church function to sit with him, while I watched six children run around the house playing with any and everything they could find.
I wasn’t expecting to keep their kids overnight, but by 11pm I realized he wasn’t getting out of the ER any time soon. So I gave all six children a blanket and a pillow and watched them all fall asleep in the family room together after we had watched a bit of a movie to calm them down.
Fun was had by all.
One of my favorite things that happened this week though, was our Ladies Christmas party at church. We had a Favorite Things party like the big one my friends and I threw, but on a smaller scale.
I asked each lady to bring one brand new favorite thing of theirs that cost around $5 to swap with someone else at the party.
We then went around the table and shared why the item was one of our favorite things.
We oo’d and ahh’d over each person’s favorite thing, then we played a left/right game to swap our favorite things with each other! It was tons ‘o fun! In fact, I think we’ll do it again next year.
Y’all help me remember that, mkay?
Also, unplanned this week was two things that involve Amazon.
If you got a Kindle this Christmas, you can now subscribe to I’m a Lazy Mom on your Kindle! I’m sort of testing this out and realize that not many people are going to want to pay 99 cents a month to subscribe to something they can read for free on the web, but I still think it’s super fun to be “published” by Kindle! (By the way, Amazon sets the price, not me!)
Will you take a moment and click on Amazon’s “like” button here on my Kindle page for me? Thanks!
Another Amazon first for me is something I’ve been throwing around in my head for a while. I’ve been thinking about opening a “Lazy Mom Store” for quite a while.
I wanted to have a place where I could share with you things I love (like my favorite things) or correspond with items I feature on my blog (like that cute mom purse I got that one time). Lots of times people ask me where I got the items, so this store would house all of those things (if I can find it on Amazon that is!).
Again, this is an experiment of sorts and I don’t expect a lot of income generated from my little ol’ lazy store, but I think it’s fun!
I’ll be posting my store on my blog eventually, for now I’m loading it with stuff I love or have featured in the past. So it’s still a work in progress and when it’s officially on my blog, items will be added to it often.
Take a peek and click around it if you’d like and tell me what you think.
Other than all of those things, this week was filled with all sorts of Christmas fun.
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services:
|Our official Christmas Pajama picture for 2011|
Lots and lots of presents:
A twist on my favorite Christmas tradition that I shared with you all on my Dec. 9th Lazy Mom Radio Show. This year we did a scavenger hunt for the last and most important gift of all:
The last clue led to a special gift from somebody special.
And inside was the greatest gift of all… a baby born to save the world!
We also chowed down on some good food:
And played lots and lots of games:
How was your Christmas?
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