holiday season has arrived! As I have mentioned before December 1st means
ALL things Christmas in Riley World. The outside lights were already up so only
needed to be plugged in. Phew! After a mad dash to get the tree and Christmas
village setup by December 2nd…things have come to a screeching halt.
goal this coming week will be to finish decorating or else just close the lids
on the bins and be done. Ha! Anyways…here was how the week went:
air. I sleep with the windows open. Not wide open. A little more than a crack.
More like ajar. R likes to fall asleep in our bed than transfers to his bed
when we go up. It hasn’t always been this way. For YEARS he slept with us. I
will save the saga of this one for another time. Anyways with the colder
weather comes the crisp smell of winter in the air. I love that smell! It can
be a little chilly at first but I am thankful for my personal bed warmer (R
sleeps on my side).
2.FINALLY after at least
10,758 lives I made it passed level 421 in Candy Crush on Monday. I have been
stuck on level 425 ever since.
got all my out-of-town parcels wrapped, packaged and sent. No small feat for
have a new best friend. Well…he is not MY best friend but I am pretty sure he
thinks of me as HIS best friend. Two words. Root canal. Thankfully we have a dental
plan. After spending over 2 hours in his chair thankfully he told me I should
not exercise afterwards as it could cause my tooth to start throbbing. This
counts as 2 according to Clark’s manual.
shopping with my mom for my family’s gifts. We were able to knock them off find THE perfect items in under an
hour and have lunch to boot. I love it when a plan comes together!
and the holiday season. Last night we went to a friend’s place for dessert and some
holiday cheer. My girlfriend made her famous Christmas martinis. I had
forgotten about them. You’re shocked I know. Thankfully I only need to buy
eggnog to be able to make them tonight.
I seem to have lost the ability to remember well…anything quite frankly.
Thankfully I am not alone. My girlfriend was relating a story and after a brain fart few reflective moments passed came out with “cow meat”. What was even
sadder was we all nodded along until the nickel dropped and G piped up with
“you mean beef?” As I was writing this I actually remembered this YouTube video
that explains our condition perfectly. It is a must watch!!
last but not least (yes I do realize this is only number 9 but this is going to
be a twofer)…I am most thankful that I can blink. I will let this one sink in a
bit. *tapping fingers* At one point in the evening the topic of my
blog came up. I was whining how I have a hard time coming up with ten things of
thankful each. and. every. week. My friend T (like so many of the TToT crew)
said I need to think small and gave me this week’s number 9 list item “blink”. I just may use his theory in
weeks to come. Thank you Mr. T!!! Have yourselves an awesome week and don't forget to check out some of the other TToT blogs!
R is wearing a different shirt and shorts. Today was laundry day and
lunch was mid-cycle. :)
He avoids the left side of his mouth and uses a straw to
drink his juice. R’s mouth has been sore…AGAIN! *sigh*
a warning…fettuccini is not Riley-friendly. It is hard to stab in his usual
piston like manner. It slops around and is messy. There is a lot of
hand-shovelling and food hanging out of his mouth. Some may think R’s table
“manners” are ummmm…lacking. You would be right. However at this point…it is
all about eating the food. Etiquette can come later.
This was what he started with:
Viewer Warning: This is a long one my friends. Just under 11 minutes. I was trying to edit it
because let’s face it…even G and I were getting tired of watching. However I
decided that a few seconds here and there would interrupt the flow so instead I will make note of some of the highlights so you can skip ahead should
you decide to watch.
0:20: R: “You don’t have rice for dinner.” – Riley’s way of saying he wants
oyako-donburi for dinner…not just rice.
0:32: R: “We’ll
be back in time for Christmas.” – Riley World is going on location in a bit and R was concerned we would not be back in
time to open presents so he has been perseverating feels the need to
1:18: Pours his own juice at the table.
2:06: R and
I have a conversation about the decorations.
2:20: R’s response to “thanks/thank you” from anyone is “Awww…that’s nice.”
3:44: I suggested he needed another napkin.
4:00: He was not happy about my suggestion to wipe his mouth.
4:52: R looking at his reflection in the corner cabinet (has glass
5:53: Token gagging.
6:28: Desperately trying to make eye contact begins.
7:57: Flicking pasta – gets some on his t-shirt.
8:30: Flicking continues.
9:20: R: “I’m full now.” A few seconds later… “Please.” *Gulp*
10:28: Makes sure he pushes in his chair before leaving.
I suggest you go empty your bladder, grab a snack or meal and get into your comfy clothes. Here we go...