So for a while, the responses I was getting to the Favorite GS Cookie Contest were kind of throwing me for a loop: I’d never heard of a Caramel De-Lite or a Peanut Butter Pattie. Then it occured to me: the names are different, but the cookies are the same. I always wondered what “Samoa” was supposed to mean….
I haven’t tallied the results yet (I’ll do that tomorrow before I draw a name), but it looks like Thin Mints, the Samoas/Caramel DeLites/Peanut Butter Patties are the leaders. Not surprising–a little googling shows that those results are fairly typical across the country. I’m pretty sure the world would revolt if they ever stopped selling Thin Mints.
It’s good to be back to a semi-regular schedule, although I spent the whole day cringing every time my phone rang, thinking it was one of the kids’ schools calling me to come pick them up. Yet another reason why being a single parent stinks: no one to share the joy of cranky, sick children. But the good news is that they both seem to be doing better, although poor Luke still seems to be having bad dreams…Last night he came flying into my room at 2:00 ayem jabbering “I scared, Mommy!” and something about alligators and crocodiles and dinosaurs. He was wide awake (and very thirsty) for about an hour until I turned on the weather channel. He fell asleep ten minutes later. I’m thinking that they ought to sell video tapes of the weather channel for parents…no blood, guts, gore, cursing or sex on the weather channel. Awful lot of pregnant weather casters, though. Wonder what’s up with that? They’re not all Jim Cantore’s kids, are they?
On the menu tonight: leftovers. Another good thing about sick kids is that they don’t eat much, so I’ve got the better part of two nights’ dinners left to feed them tonight.
The jury’s still out, but more folks came to look at the house this weekend. Bless their hearts, they showed up an hour early (at 10:30 instead of 11:30). Fortunately the bulk of what I wanted to do was done, but still…the kids’ hair wasn’t combed, and no one (including me) had their shoes on. So we went to Walmart (where else do you go when your hair isn’t combed and your shoes aren’t on?) and we fit right in, especially when the only things we bought were popsicles and a 50-pound bag of dog food.
I also spent part of my day yesterday cleaning out the inside of my truck. Let’s just say that if the kids and I had ever gotten stranded in a snowstorm for three days, we wouldn’t have gone hungry. I had no idea so many goldfish had jumped ship under the seats….
Under books (read and listened), I finished Above the Law by J.F. Freedman and finished listening to the Hour Game (sequel to Split Second) by David Baldacci. Now listening to Night Falls by Nelson DeMille. Not sure what will be on the nightstand tonight…
OK, time for this puppy to pack up and head home. It’s been a long day, and the weather’s getting a little crappy. No one in this beautiful town knows how to drive in slippery conditions…time for some defensive driving.
Don’t forget to vote in the GS Cookie Contest! Just leave a comment in time for tomorrow’s drawing at 3:00 pm EST.