Is that not the very cutest? I was so lucky to get this guy in my Christmas stocking! If I had opened ONE more cowgirl Lego mini-figure, somebody was going to get a punch in the arm. But I'm happy with a Shakespeare mini-figure. I guess that the skull Lego is Yorrick. Makes me want to go dig out my Shakespeare for some reading. Did you know that there's a series of books called "No Fear" Shakespeare? They have the original text on one side, with a simpler translation on the other page. I think that having those particular books around would have made Shakespeare much more enjoyable in high school.
We will probably be scheduling a time to meet with Zane's teacher this month. It seemed as though they were conducting some sort of review of his skills during December, based on what he brought home. I would certainly like to hear how he is doing, if only to compare it to my own observations. For instance, I know that Zane knows all of his letters, and that he is working on the sounds. He has one-to-one correspondence, understands words such as "more" or "less". But we will see what the teacher says. I may blog about that later. (Occupational hazard--every experience is a potential blog post!)
After all of that holiday food, it's time to diet. I used some of my Christmas money to purchase something that I hope will be useful/helpful.
I have read a number of books by this author, including Eat This/Not That! I found that series to be informative and helpful. Most diet books are not very helpful, I have found, but I am hopeful that this one will meet my expectations. I will let you know.
I was very lucky to get the blu ray television series Justified in my stocking. It's a series on FX, based on an Elmore Leonard short story, about a guy who works as a U.S. Marshal. As soon as I heard that Elmore Leonard was involved, I was intrigued. Once I heard that Timothy Olyphant was involved, I was sold. He is awesome. I watched the first episode, and was eager for more. But as a parent, you have to watch what your child is exposed to, and Larry and I did not feel that show was appropriate for our son. And the time slot for Justified is in that nebulous hour where the house is shutting down for the night, and we often missed the show, and after awhile, we just stopped trying. So I was happy to find the blu ray under the tree. Larry and I watched all the episodes and went out and got the second season. I can't wait to watch it!
One of the items I received in my VoxBox from Influenster was the Montagne Jeuness Face Mask, sent to me for review. I immediately had to try it. I wasn't really sure why I had to wash my face before I put it on, but I followed the directions:
|So, if I dye my hair purple and throw on some lipstick, would I look like the Joker?|
I waited the 15 minutes recommended, and then I went to work trying to get the mask off. I wet the stuff with a washcloth, then began to rub. And rub. And rub. By the time I got all of it off, my face was very red from all the rubbing, even though I kept hitting it with water. In retrospect, I probably would rinse off this mask in the shower, where I could have just held my face under the water. It's been awhile since I tried using a clay-type mask. It could be that my skin is more crochety than it used to be. Would I buy this again? Perhaps. I don't think that I will buy this face mask again, but I would consider purchasing one of the other products. I also think that I should learn more about writing product reviews--they are hard!
I will end my random with my scary mug. I'll be visiting Stacy over at Stacy's Uncorked. Go check her out!