Instrumental music is playing on Pandora today---specifically a "Thanksgiving" station.
(My head and heart needed a rest from "All God's Critters Got a Place in the Choir." Go ahead. Click that link. I dare you.)
Tonight, after Michael finishes one more big crate the size of the one above, we'll be caught up on orders. And we'll sit down with some tea, light some of our "dud" candles, and watch The Avengers. Because Michael deserves a break.
One thing that may or may not come up on this blog again is that we're going through Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University sessions together as a couple. We've been incorporating some of his financial principles for a while, but we are eagerly anticipating the day that we will be completely debt-free (including our mortgage.) Saving for an adoption process and saving money to reduce debt simultaneously are causing some creative shifts in our lifestyle and mentality.
In other news, we caught a mouse this morning, and it is still in the trap. I named him Napoleon, because he was so tiny that he got through a minuscule hole in our kitchen cupboard and caused havoc. There will be no funeral service or wake for Napoleon. Flowers and donations can be sent to me instead. He appeared to have died valiantly, since the trap is standing upright instead of flat on the counter. (I have not shown Million the mouse in the trap, since he and Michael are reading Beverly Cleary's Ralph S. Mouse series together currently.)