2. At the end of Cycle 1 of The 17 Day Diet, we
3. We're getting our tree this weekend. A real, live tree for the first time...ever. I researched "living trees," which are dropped off in a giant pot and then picked up after the new year to be planted. However, you can't receive them any earlier than December 15th, and we want our sooner than that.
4. I acknowledge that this is lamesauce, but I got a little emo last night when I saw the umpteenth friend say that they thought the Elf On The Shelf was creepy and would freak them out as a kid. I'm not usually sensitive about that kind of stuff, but it made me wonder if I need to put aside some of our gift fund to pay for Em's future therapy. Like each "Ugh, he creeps me out" was a personal attack on my parenting skills, which I KNOW is not the intention of any of my friends who've said that. With me being so publicly excited here, on Twitter and Facebook about having the elf around, though, I couldn't help but think that maybe I should stop sharing each daily set-up. I'm not so sensitive about it today, though, and have just put those stupid feelings aside. I'll continue doing what I've been doing and not take those comments personally.
5. Chelsey at The Paper Mama not only gave me a sweet neighborly shoutout in her post today, but you can also see a little blogger ad for yours truly in her right column. My first "ad spot," in exchange for donating toward her Alt Design Summit fundraiser last month. So fun!