1. Did you know that there is a Star Wars cookbook? My friend brought some delicious "Wookiee Cookies" to our Christmas cookie swap and boy where they good. The boy has declared that they are "the best cookies EVER!"
2. I have grown tired of paying to have my hair colored. The reasons are twofold: First, it is just too darn expensive. A cut and color at a decent salon here in Nashville can run anywhere from $120-200 pre tip. Call me crazy, but I find that to be ridiculous. Second, I am terrible about making regular hair appointments and usually wind up straggling in for a spruce-up every 6 months or so.
As a result, I am considering throwing in the towel and hopping off the color bandwagon. For the past few years I have been having my hair dyed to match my natural color. I have a few gray hairs sprinkled amidst the brown but it honestly doesn't bother me. After all, I am almost forty and, the way I see it, I have earned every one.
So dear readers, what are your thoughts on coloring those pesky gray hairs? I am on the fence and would love to hear your thoughts.
3. My mom is coming in for a quick visit tomorrow afternoon. She wanted to squeeze in a trip before she has to return to work after an almost three month hiatus. I think I might have mentioned that she had her knee replaced mid-November.
I am excited to see the increased mobility that the new bionic knee has provided her. It should be a fun visit!
4. The fellas and I have been watching The Wonder Years (All six seasons are available on Netflix and Amazon Prime). It has been so much fun watching Kevin Arnold, Paul Pfeiffer and Winnie Cooper navigate the tumultuous teenage years.
The boy loves it, although there is an abundance of eye rolling whenever the dialogue turns to talks of girlfriends or "going steady." I highly recommend sitting down and watching a few episodes with your middle schooler.
That said, I feel like I should offer a disclaimer and warn you that the subject matter gets a little more mature at the start of season four (there is talk about condoms). The boy has already had "the talk" but we decided to skip a few episodes since, after all, he is only eleven. You can decide what is right for your family.