The Tuesday Currents

It’s been a busy week with lots of surprises already! I’m currently…

hosting our final sex ed class of the semester. There’s a new teacher training and I hear a lot of laughs! I think she’s connecting with them well.

changing plans to deliver an enormous set of shelves to my aunt. I’m so glad she took them! Wood Sprite’s been wanting to get rid of them for a smaller shelf, and both of them are quite happy.

visiting with my mom and aunts

trying a salad at Penn Station. Not very impressive, I’m afraid. Most of the things that are supposed to be in it came on the side and it was small for a full meal (but then again, I tend to eat like a bear)

watching my numbers improve again after a November with a lot of ups and downs. If March is in like a lion and out like a lamb, November is in like a hissing scorpion, out like… what would you say? A cuddly holiday clay cartoon.

writing, writing, writing… what else? I’ve got a new book out in print (for adults only!) and I’ve been promoting it a bit. Seeing that byline never fails to excite me and I love sharing it with a bunch of other great authors in this holiday collection!

decking the halls! We have everything up except our lights and tree, and only because it was too windy for either on Sunday. We’ll pick out our tree next Sunday! This works out perfectly since we have teen night on Friday and we don’t want the kids so crowded they can’t dance, either.

planning teen night, adding in birthdays and a Secret Santa exchange and making sure I have plenty of cocoa

loving Jordan’s Skinny Mixes Christmas Cookie in unsweetened vanilla almond milk, which is my new keto eggnog. I also love the Salted Caramel Mocha in the same thing, which tastes just like Bailey’s.

trying to manage all of our holiday plans and traditions between homework, rehearsals, meetings and other events. It’s not as hectic as it could be since I cut a lot, but it’s been a bit more than I’d like. I’m looking forward to the end of the semester very much!

barely tolerating the ringing in my ears. It does seem a bit better today, so I’m hoping it’s actually going away and not just becoming something I’m used to.

starting our 31 Days of Holiday Movies! So far we’ve watched Klaus (it’s new on Netflix and quite cute) and our December 1 tradition, Elf. Fortune Cookie Soap is going to have an Elf collection out this Friday and I’m so tempted! I just bought a bunch of stuff with my points during their Black Friday Sale and really shouldn’t… would I really be a cotton-headed ninnnymuggins if I did?

enjoying the most DECADENT nightly ritual! Indy bought me the most expensive pair of socks I’ve ever had. They are thick, black and red flannel and infused with aloe. I rub my feet with Fortune Cookie Soap’s frosting (I love Warm and Cozy, Sparky and Something Wicca This Way Comes, and I have others on the way!), which is a deliciously thick lotion, and put the socks on before nodding off… I also use their Never Sleep Again pillow spray, which is lovely! I really think this is why my blood pressure is almost completely normal now. It’s not just the cutting of activities and eating well, it’s the sleep I’m getting! I’m also thinking of getting everyone magnesium for Christmas!

burning all the candles. Right now I’ve got an FCS No Good Deed (pumpkin goodness!) tin candle burning, but my favorite is 42 Nerdtastic Place’s Welcome to the End. Wood wicks are so lovely and the throw is incredible. Their Hello, Neighbor is next to try on my list!

getting ready for Indy’s birthday this weekend. We will commence the annual Using of the Birthday Coupons (we didn’t do much of that for mine) and I have lots of treats, both naughty and nice, in store for him.

wearing Creature of the Night spray. FCS only has it in facial cleansing oil year-round but I highly recommend it as a fine fragrance mist during their Create Your Own Events.

trying out a new keto bread. Indy tried to make it into French Toast tonight and it was… passable. I ate it, but I think I’d rather toast it and make a grilled cheese next time.

delighting in Wood Sprite’s growth and independence. That kid’s writing books, organizing a new room layout, navigating difficult terrain in terms of teenhood and learning to cook all kinds of things. I’m just so glad to be a part of it.

engaging in the big Renewal of All the Library Things! We’ve been busier than I’d like between so many classes and unable to meet some of our own goals, but in less than two weeks we’ll be able to get back into them, which means we’ll get the materials back to use! I love the library. So much.

What are you up to this week?

The Tuesday Currents

I’m currently…

reading Discount Armageddon (LOVE)

visiting with my sister and niece, the precocious little Mogwai who always manages to impress me!

getting rid of BOXES of books and cleaning out the laundry room in the process. An entire floor-to-ceiling bookshelf is empty!

writing all the words. This is the time of year when I sleep like the dead, which is such a welcome change–but it means that I’m much less productive and have to really stay on top of deadlines.

super excited about the Bones Coffee that’s supposed to be delivered in less than a week! Also excited about the Home Alone 12 Days of Christmas box coming from Fortune Cookie Soap! I’m honestly not sure if I’ll be able to wait and count them down every day.

drinking green tea

still dealing with tinnitus and it’s really irritating. Now I get why people say it’s so intrusive, even leading to depression. White noise helps, but I really enjoy my silent time each day and I haven’t had silence in over two weeks now. I really hope this heals soon.

finalizing sleepover plans for the weekend. Wood Sprite is looking forward to seeing holiday lights with a friend. This friend’s mom invited them a couple of weeks ago and I just love not having to plan every activity!

Indy’s birthday coming up! I’ve had a few presents delivered already (and I gave one away on accident!) and I love watching him try to figure out what they are.

watching Prodigal Son and Castle Rock (and listening to my sister remind me to catch up on How to Get Away with Murder so we can talk about it! Sorry, J!)

walking with weights and really starting to feel it. I’m the pickle jar master!

breaking all my nails on cleaning and decorating projects

getting super excited about Thanksgiving with my family and decorating for the holidays this weekend! We always decorate and watch Elf on December 1, which is the beginning of a month of holiday movies. Yeah, we skip when we need to, but with Indy’s new schedule we may watch most of the ones we have scheduled this year! We end with It’s a Wonderful Life on New Year’s Eve. We love to get a Lord of the Rings marathon in during this time of year, too, but we’ve decided to do that in January.

What are you up to this week?

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