Holy cow I've been busy. Five loads of laundry washed, folded and put away; the last of homemade gifts finished; wrapping, wrapping and more wrapping ... and the list goes on and on. I spent the better part of the morning driving around town in search of a toy for my nieces. They wanted this specific toy and after four Targets, one Wal-Mart and even a K-Mart (out of pure desperation), I found and purchased the Orbeez Soothing Spa Set. Know I know why they are selling for triple their retail value online .. .they are sold out everywhere. I felt like a champion when I finally found it and had it in my cart. Oh, the simple pleasures.

I recharged with me feet up, my iPad and mindless TV on in the background. I might have had some ice cream, but I will never tell!

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