We got our Christmas tree this week! Now it just needs lights, a star, and ornaments!
I finally joined the modern world and bought an Instant Pot. My sister and I were shopping online during Thanksgiving weekend and we found it for a great price! So far I’ve made hard boiled eggs (which peeled so easily!!!) and some Mexican shredded chicken for lunches throughout the week. It’s very, very easy to use! I was a little nervous that it was going to explode because I’ve heard horror stories but it seems like if you follow the basic steps and pay attention it should work fine and be safe to use.
Does anyone else have shopping fatigue after last weekend?! I know it’s supposed to be that way but dang I’m shifting my focus to cleaning out and donating stuff I already before Christmas actually gets here! Actually, I just learned that Vietnam Vets of American will COME TO YOUR HOME to get donations. Honestly I’m good about cleaning out but then it sits in my garage for weeks before I actually take it to a donation site. I already have a pick up scheduled for Monday, I’m so excited.
Speaking of donations, I’m saving all the boxes I get from online orders and filling them with items I want to donate. I snuck through my boys’ playroom a few days ago and rounded up toys they haven’t touched in a long time. They are sitting in a closed box in my dining room until Monday when they get picked up. Well sure enough, David woke up Wednesday morning and came downstairs to the kitchen where I was sitting doing a bit of work and we both heard this strange motor noise. I could not figure it out and he was listening with me. Then we heard “ding ding” and he said “OH that’s Daniel Tiger’s Trolley! It’s just the trolley. . .” And I thought to myself, “THE TROLLEY is in the donation box. . . !!! I’m being OUTED by Daniel Tiger!!!” Thankfull David didn’t seek to find the trolley and I ushered him into the playroom to distract him before I ran over to the box and moved the trolley around so it would stop running. I’ve got a few more days of hiding it, let’s hope he doesn’t come alive again!