Rut Roh! I didn't even think about it being Ten Things day yesterday until 10:30 pm when I was reading Melissa's blog. I mean, I knew it was the 10th but Ten Things never crossed my mind so I am throwing mine out there today (Shimelle allows that in her Ten Things monthly event) I am going to just do a very general and random Ten Things since I was caught unprepared.
1. The quilt the Chosen One's mom made me for Christmas is perfect for an afternoon nap outside. (I'll share both sides of this glorious quilt soon)
2. I started selling those college textbooks. I still have a good number to sell but have already netted over $165 whhooohhooo
3. yummm I made cheese biscuits for breakfast before the Pirate returned to school.
4. I made gluten free peppermint chocolate whoopie pies for SweetGirl, she said they were amazing :)
5. Pearl loves her new bed Santa brought her.
6. I went on a cooking frenzy for freezable meals for the Pirate to take back to school, of course I made some to make my life easier this month as well. Asian Pork Chops, Honey Teryaki Pork Chops, Curry Lamb Meatballs, Beef marinated for Fajitas, browned Italian Sausage (to add to pizza, eggs, rice), Meatloaf, hamburger patties, Lasagna Rolls, Baked Rigatoni with Italian Sausage and Macaroni, Cheese and Bacon. Yes, I was tired at the end of the cooking marathon but it makes my heart full every time that I talk to him and he tells me what he is "cooking"
7. Okay, I told you I was unprepared so this photo could use a little work but the yard has been full of birds. They have been feasting on the berries on the ligustrum and the seeds the Chosen One provides. In fact the day I was napping (#1) they finally drove me inside because there were so many it was too loud.
8. The Chosen One and I requested Honeybees and Hives from Heifer International from our younger siblings for our gifts this year. From their catalog it shares "From Uganda to El Salvador, bees from Heifer International help struggling families earn income through the sale of honey, beeswax and pollen .Beehives require almost no space and, once established, are inexpensive to maintain. As bees search for nectar, they pollinate plants. Placed strategically, beehives can as much as double some fruit and vegetable yields. In this way, a beehive can be a boost to a whole village. Although most Heifer partners keep bees as a supplement to family income, beekeeping can be a family's livelihood. Your gift can help Heifer provide a family with a package of bees, the box and hive, plus training in beekeeping - and this unique gift will be passed on to another family in need.
9. I returned to the pool this week after a 2 week break.
10. Took Christmas down here and at my parents.
So, there's the random Ten Things, I think I'm going to go ahead and give the remaining Tens of 2012 some thought so I am not caught unaware again! But hey, I already have my rough draft for Storytelling Sunday and that's not until Feb 5th! To see what others (probably way more prepared) bloggers shared for their Ten Things visit Shimelle.