Friday, December 01, 2006

Blogger's getting pushier about switching to Beta. I don't like the fact that I can't switch back to the original version if I don't like it. Tell me that once I make a decision there's no going back, well, I'll usually just stay where I am, thankyouverymuch. It's hard to make a commitment. Look how long it took me to become a mother. And Blogger, you're not even as cute as the babies, so get off my back.

Thanks for the thoughts on the cards. It was a tie between #1 and #4. I really liked #4, but I also really liked the Merry&Bright word art and it describes the boys so well, so I wanted to keep that. (Personally, Carrie, I liked #3 too. I always knew you had good taste).

G. really liked #1, although I thought it was too busy. So since #1 was one of the finalists, we went with that one. I'm gonna keep the designs, though, and maybe recycle them next year.

We don't have an Advent Calendar. I'm looking half-heartedly for one that doesn't involve chocolate because we'd have to get two. Ben would have a fit if A. got chocolate and he didn't. And while my standards are fairly low, I'm not so crazy about chocolate at 7am. I remember last year A. would have a huge sugar rush before my coffee was done and it wasn't good.

I'm not finding any that don't have chocolate and I don't have the time to make one, although this one is quite cute.

We've got a calendar on the fridge. That's gonna have to do for now. "Make an X in the square, kid, that's as much of an advent calendar as you're gonna get this year."

We did do a gingerbread house tonight. It went quite well. They give you options for a "Sled and Breakfast," and two other designs. Please. I'm lucky to pipe a door and windows on. I ain't doing curtains or gargoyles or whatever. Ben called the finished product "Santa Claus!"

Still having the weird pressured feeling. Don't know why - I did our December calendar tonight and it's not that packed. My shopping for A. & G is done, I've got a few more things to get at Target for Ben and I've just got two family kids to buy Xmas presents for and that will be done. Ordered the cards. No parties to plan for. I don't know what the deal is - maybe I just need to crank up the Paul Anka Xmas Tunes and chill.


Beastarzmom said...

I found a great magnetized one at A Child's Place (I think) in Oakland. Rockridge area. Very cute, reusable and NO chocolate.
I'm going to Zach's next week. I'll stop in a see if they have any left.
I've tried the whole beta thing, and I can't figure out why it's better. I always end up going back to the original to post.

Anonymous said...

I saw a great advent calendar that was a little wooden box with tiny ornaments in it. It came with a tree--maybe a foot tall?--for the ornaments. It was in the Signals calendar (christmas countdown chest of drawers if you search it on the site). It's on the pricy side though.

And I liked #1--I think I was drawn to #3 because of the words on it. It seemed to describe your boys. :)

Melissa said...

I found one at Bas Bleu They had several different ones (the German town is particularly nice IMO) No chocolate to be found either.

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