• I was supposed to sand and refinish my stairs on Friday, but I never got to it. I found listening to jazz and sipping on a glass of Pinot Noir to be much more appealing.
  • Saturday morning we wrapped up making our handmade Christmas ornaments, and then I headed to D.C. to drop Daryn off at a friends house
  • After that I drove to Boyds, Maryland for an afternoon of cooking and eating with a group of friends and colleagues. It was a wonderful time learning about new ingredients (like Chayote) and preparing delicious carbohydrate-rich, flavorful, vegetarian Indian food.
  • I left at about 5:30 to make the 40 mile trek back to my house in Virginia, picked up my son and went to Wal-mart for some Christmas Shopping. I hate Wal-Mart. Sometimes you just have to go there. We knew it was time to leave when the clientele began to get on our nerves.
  • My son and I then got into an argument about christmas presents, because he was sweatin’ me over the brand of skate shoes I needed to buy him. He was actually stressed over this! I told him if he didn’t shut it, he would get light-up spidey shoes for Christmas.
  • I stayed up until 1 am organizing the christmas presents that I purchased to date. They are all ready now for wrapping. I also watched the most recent episode of Top Chef which I Tivo’d. I love that show.
  • Sunday morning I wokeup and attempted to go wogging (combo of jogging and walking and running) with Jasper. I had to stop because I got up too late and there were too many other dogs around so Jasper attempted to run towards each one he saw. This is a problem since he is so large and strong that he can easily pull me down. So we ended up just taking a 40 minute walk. When I got home, I did 50 air squats.
  • I drove back to D.C. to pick up Daryn. I love DC.
  • We then went to a silly Southern Living at Home party (which I detest) but the lady who was having it is really nice and I wanted to get to know her better. I ended up spending money that I don’t really have but it was ok anyway.
  • I got home and FINALLY Daryn and I decorated our Harry Potter-themed Christmas tree. I was aggravated by this time because it was dark and I was exhausted from having not down-time and feeling like I really did not do anything productive over the weekend. Now it was last-minute and I had to get that damn tree done. Isn’t tree decorating supposed to be a happy and festive event? I finished puttting up the lights on the bannisters also – then packed my gym bag and got in bed.
  • Just when I was getting really frustrated about the weekends lack of productivity, I heard Daryn singing to herself in the bathtub “Best Day Ever”. How could I be in a bad mood after this?

Song: Best Day Ever Lyrics
Artist: Tom Kenny Lyrics
Mr. Sun came up and he smiled at me
Said “it’s gonna be a good one, just wait and see”
Jumped out of bed, and I ran outside
Feeling so ecstatic, satisfied.

[Chorus]
It’s the best day ever (best day ever)
It’s the best day ever (best day ever)

I’m so busy, got nothing to do
Spent the last 2 hours just tying my shoe
Every flower, every grain of sand
Is reaching out out to shake my hand

[Chorus]

Sometimes the little things start closing in on me
When I’m feeling down, I wanna lose that frown
I stick my head out the window and look around
Those crowds don’t scare me, they can’t disguise
Its magic that’s happening right before my eyes

Soon Mr. Moon will be shining bright
So the best day ever can last all night
Yeah, the best day ever’s gonna last all night, now.

[Chorus x3]