Don’t you love my title? Other stuff is enough to make English teachers everywhere cringe.
It’s my birthday today so I think I’m entitled (ha!) to have a lousy title for my blog post. I haven’t joined in with Amy’s Five on Friday in a while even though I love to doing it. A free morning and my birthday means a perfect Friday to join in the fun, I think.
Love Made My Home
I’m going to start by sharing my ornament story for my Tree Branch Tales series. Yes, I’m sneaking several posts into this one!
Our Kansas City Chiefs Ornaments
These are 3 Hallmark ornaments that my husband’s mom gave him. She used to always give us special ornaments for the tree. A tradition that was in place before I ever arrived in my husband’s life.
This photo below will look like the same ornament but it is actually the other side of a different one. I’m really not sure why we have 2 of these. This is the other side of the ornament:
Just a fun fact about me for my birthday: My mom actually brought me home from the hospital in a Kansas City Chiefs outfit. Ironically, the team was pretty awful during my childhood years and I actually grew up cheering for the Pittsburgh Steelers, who happened to be the favorite team of one of my older brothers.
J’s First Band Concert!
Last night while the Chiefs were busy winning and securing 1st place in our division, we were actually attending a winter band concert over at the middle school. The 6th, 7th, and 8th grade bands all played a few tunes along with some Christmas selections. It was such a treat to see my youngest son all dressed up in fine attire for his first concert as a baritone player in the 6th grade band.
The Christmas Break Countdown
The last night of our Thanksgiving break, my youngest child asked if he could have the next day off school. He needed a break. I guess that is like needing a vacation from your vacation? We are definitely in need of a longer break around here though. We now have 7 days until we get there. I’m honestly not sure we’re going to make it. I found this fun countdown clock over here. Christmas is 15 days away:
Since that clock up there is giving me a bit of anxiety about the big day, I’ll likely gather up all my birthday coupons and spend some time Christmas shopping today. I enjoy looking for the perfect gifts for my family and I am a teeny bit behind (I’m a bit of a last-minute shopper so I’m not feeling way behind quite yet). I think it will be a fun way to spend my birthday.
My Tiny Tip I Forgot To Share on Thursday: A Fun and Free App
I love to bird watch (just no birds in my house as pets…as those kind scare me!) and shared this rather blurry photo on Facebook earlier in the week. A friend mentioned wishing she knew her birds better and it reminded me of the great app I downloaded to my phone. If you like to bird watch, check out the Merlin Bird ID App from the Cornell Lab. It’s free and user-friendly!
I’m afraid this post was tad messy and unorganized, just like the author. How are you spending your Friday?