... and hot fudge.
I had some good down time today. I have a lot of things I need to do/sew/write in the next couple weeks and last night right before bed I made a very satisfying list of all the tasks, each broken down into steps. I think I can get everything done without too much stress, if I go about things in an organized manner. :) I have my plan for tomorrow which, gulp, starts with me getting up early and going running before my family gets started for the day. I have not historically been very good at a) going to bed very early and b) getting up early, but I think that getting up in the morning (two weekdays each week) is going to be my best option for keeping up with my exercise routine that I've been pretty good at maintaining over the last 2 1/2 to 3 months. I think I can do it, I know I can. I will get my running clothes all laid out in a bit here before I go to bed.
I need to write down my 1st grader's reading minutes from this last week and that is all the homework he had over the break. Tonight I was lying down with him before he went to sleep and he reminded me that we needed to read. I went to the e-reader app on my phone and we downloaded The Brothers Grimm and The Wizard of Oz. In my mind it wasn't that long ago that we read the first 5 Wizard of Oz books; really it was probably 2-3 years ago, long enough that he doesn't remember. Anyway, we read Rumplestiltskin and Chapter 1 of The Wizard of Oz. I hope he stays interested and we can finish The Wizard of Oz; it's such a good book!
We also started the task of the Christmas tree today. Putting light strings on a supposedly pre-lit tree is not that fun. I'm going to have to get one more string of lights and then we'll put ornaments on with the kids tomorrow evening.