Tomorrow after work we are headed to the land of satsumas and sugar cane for four days of uninterrupted r and r. There is nothing I enjoy more than being away from the day to day distractions and stresses of my life. I have no lofty goals for the next few days. I am realistic. However, I plan to at least attempt to do the following things:
1. get some sleep, real sleep, extra sleep because I have been feeling a bit on the grouchy side lately;
2. read my book because I have only read about 10 pages in the last three weeks';
3. work on La Luz's potty training in a major way;
4. read some of the recycled magazines courtesy of the Haynes family;
5. figure out some new hairstyles to tame La Luz's increasingly unmanageable hair;
6. solve the mystery of why La Luz suddenly cannot stand to have her hair washed and practically has a coronary at the mere mention of the word 'bath'; and
7. remind La Luz about the importance of sharing and being nice to other people, even when you really don't feel like it.
I managed to take a couple of pictures of La Luz tonight after we returned from the Miracle on Fulton Street extravaganza. Incidentally, if you are in New Orleans and dig Christmas you should definitely check it out. The Fulton street alley is completely decked in trees, ornaments, and lights. There are 'snow' machines, carolers, bands, food, beverages, Christmas displays, Santa (replete with sled), a gigantic gingerbread house, the list goes on. We spent about an hour there with La Luz tonight and she loved every minute of it.
So, here she is after a rare moment of allowing me to touch her hair with a brush:
and watching the Peanuts Thanksgiving special.
She watched it all the way through and even laughed. This was certainly a proud moment for me.
Happy Thanksgiving everybody!