#WeekendCoffeeShare: In Which The Holidays Are Fast Approaching


If we were having coffee, you’d probably be scurrying around behind me, or maybe you’d sit on the couch instead and we’d just raise our voices for our chat. I’m cleaning up today, and so I’m a bit all-over-the-place right now. There’s a pup to be bathed and a bathroom and kitchen to be cleaned, and there’s dusting, sweeping, and mopping to be done today. And perhaps a spot of laundry if there’s time. I’m trying to get everything cleaned and in order before we have guests tomorrow; it’s Sam’s birthday, and his family will be visiting for dinner in the evening.

I’d like to do some Christmas shopping if there’s time this afternoon, but I’m not imagining that there will be—or at least if there is still time, I figure I’ll be too tired to go out. But we’ll see. At least I can do some shopping during the days this week while Sam is at work and Little Jedi is at school. We’ve still got to do virtually all of our shopping, so I plan to start on that this week. Luckily we’re close to some really great local shops, including a few fantastic bookstores.

It’s been a busy week around here once again. We had a fantastic time at the parade last week, after which we visited one of our local comic shops and then had dinner at Dat Dog, a gourmet hot-dog spot just down the street, and got cupcakes from a local cupcake bakery. Tank’s vet visit turned out alright, though it did (of course) cost us a pretty penny. He’s apparently got food allergies, which is why he’s had a rash and a staff infection, so he’s on medications to clear that up and a new food to keep him from having continued problems.

Little Jedi’s appoints for a PFT and meeting with a pediatric pulmonologist were this week, too, and he was officially diagnosed with asthma. I wasn’t terribly surprised, because many of my family members are asthmatic, as am I, and his father had asthma when he was a child, so Little Jedi is genetically predisposed. At least now we know what has been causing his wheezing problems, and we can correct them.

I also spent quite a bit of the week working for the nonprofit, doing some initial work on finding some grants that we might be eligible for and looking at the application process. I’ve had to do some website maintenance too this week, and we’ve started to prepare for our annual wardrobe sale. It’s nice working for an organization in which I do such different things from day to day.


If we were having coffee, I would tell you that this week on the blog, Alex will be here for Monster Monday. On Wednesday, I’ll be publishing my usual “what I’m into this week.” I’m also planning to run a wishlist post and a post with some of my favorite charitable causes to contribute to this holiday season, both financially and with hands-on volunteering.

For now, I’m off to say hi to you guys and finish this house-cleaning I’m about to get up to.

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  1. Christmas shopping? Dang… I knew there was something else to add to my to-do list! Ugh…This year I feel like I’m running around like a chicken with her head cut off.
    So glad you now have a diagnosis for the little one. At least now you can do what needs to be done.
    My dust bunnies have gotten so big, they’ve grown teeth! No, just kidding. Almost.

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  2. I hope you had an opportunity to get some shopping done. Sorry to hear about little Jedi. I, too, have asthma and the key is to find the right doctor, but you already know that. Hopefully you’ll get his asthma under control soon.

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    1. Not yet, but there’s always tomorrow! 😉

      And you’re definitely right about the doctor. Luckily, I think we have a good one right off the bat.


    1. If I did my shopping earlier I might’ve done it all online, but we had to wait this year. Luckily there are fantastic local spots to do our shopping in a hurry. 🙂

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        1. Yeah, I don’t really like malls all that much. They’re always so incredibly crowded, and I feel as though what I would buy there is the same sort of thing I could just order online and save the trouble.


  3. Good luck with the housework.I should be doing the housework also but it has taken a definite back seat. Glad to hear that you have a diagnosis for Jedi. Asthma is on the increase in Australia and knowing you can start on preventive treatment early so that he doesn’t have lasting effects. Hope you have a happy family dinner for Sam’s birthday. You certainly have a line up of celebrations with Thanksgiving, Sam’s birthday and then Christmas. Have a great week 🙂

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    1. Thanks! I’m slowly but surely getting that done.

      Much of my family has asthma, and I take a daily preventative medication for my own, so I’m not terribly surprised at his diagnosis, and at least it’s something I’m familiar with and can recognize signs of.

      We’ve got all sorts of things going on around here! My mom’s birthday is the 18th, and then we’ll be visiting them for Christmas next weekend, and my mother-in-law’s birthday is the 27th.

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        1. Yeah, the December-February time is the busiest for us because there are the holidays (Christmas, New Years, and Mardi Gras) and there are about 6 of us with birthdays during that time. 🙂

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  4. I’ve been cleaning today, too, AND need to finish shopping. I’m craving a hot dog after reading your post. I can’t remember the last time I had one.

    If the cleaning isn’t finished, hand me a dust rag or mop or something and I’ll be glad to help you out. 🙂

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    1. Oh, Dat Dog is a wonderful little spot! They have all sorts of different types of dogs–sausage and regular hot dogs, of course, but also alligator, crawfish, and cod.

      I’m still working on the cleaning around here—I might need to call in the reinforcements!


  5. You sound like you’re busy and happy this weekend. Well, maybe not happy about cleaning, but overall contented. I’m still in planning mode about the presents, so I’ll be shopping next week. As quickly and painlessly as possible. Have a happy weekend.

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  6. I feel like shopping but I have no clue what to get for people and I have been so “head busy” that I haven’t been able to sit and think about it for more than about five minutes and that’s not long enough!

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    1. Yeah, it does take some time to think about and plan out what everyone is going to receive! I’ve done some of that planning, but I also wing it to a certain extent. We like to go to a few of the larger flea markets/vendors here, and we can usually find something for everyone.

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      1. Today there is a Procrastinator’s Market at one of the local churches. I haven’t been before but it is supposed to be a craft boutique type of thing where one can find gifts for people. I am going to try to go check it out. You never know!

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    1. Luther, you have to turn it on. I’ll see if I can figure out how I did it. Once you turn it on, it snows on your blog from Dec. 1 to Dec. 31 every year unless you turn it off.

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    2. ha! I thought the same thing. It’s in your WP Admin, General Settings menu. There’s a box that asks if you want to show falling snow until Jan 4. I decided to since it’s the only kind of snow I ever get in NOLA. lol

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  7. Happy Birthday to Sam! I hope that you’ll have a great party.
    Aw, Christmas shopping, I finally know what most people in my family will be getting, but that does not mean that half the shopping is done yet.
    Enjoy your weekend, I am glad you now know what’s up with Little Jedi, I hope that he’ll be in splendid for soon!

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