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Oliver Twist II

Things around me this week are calmer compared to last week. It's great to get back to normal that's also filled with faves to report:

1. Parcel from Lancashire. Inside is a little wrapped box. On it is written NOT TO BE OPENED UNTIL CHRISTMAS. I hope I can stand the suspense.

2. Last week of OT (overtime) this year. It's great to come home at 4.30, not 9 PM. Since Tuesday I've been enjoying longer evenings of relaxation - lie down when I want to, neglect domestic chores for awhile and nobody minds; sit in front of the computer as long as I want.

3. Foot soak and midnite snacking while chatting with former college mates - one in Virginia and the other, right in Bangkok. It's a fun kind of multi-tasking.

4. DVDs. I bought Bedtime Stories, a Walt Disney family comedy for CJ and a special edition of Discovery Channel's Nostradamus for me. They're worth the entertainment value they promised on the cover.

5. Changes in Cj's behavior that make me smile and wonder. Somehow on weekend mornings when I prepare breakfast, he doesn't play or watch movies by himself anymore. Instead he puts slices of bread on the toaster, picks his spread from the fridge and follows me while I fry sausages. He doesn't ask for more but he reminds me so much of Oliver Twist as he stands by looking up with anticipation on his face and a plate on his little hands waiting patiently for me to place the sausages on it.

~ Susanne hosts Friday's Faves at Living to Tell the Story ~


Anonymous said…
Okay I'm gonna bite here. Lancashire is important because???? Glad your getting more time off and how cute a description of CJ Great week my friend :)
RA said…
It definitely sounds like a great week to me. What a tempting parcel! Bravo to CJ :). Have a wonderful week ahead.
Hazel said…
Lol Thom, I'm not sure yet. I might be when I open it.

Rosidah, it is. maybe I should hide it til christmas morning.
Melli said…
Pooooooor Thom... he's a bit slow on the uptake! LOL! I love little surprises! Fortunately NONE of mine came saying "do not open until Christmas"... I got to find out right away!

Luz sometimes does what CJ does... she doesn't ask - she just brings her plate back and looks ... like a little puppy ... very HOPEful! hehehe... so cute!

Have a wonderful week ahead Hazel!
Carrie said…
Calmer weeks are a BLESSING! =D And fun surprise packages in the mail are a delight!

Have a wonderful weekend!
Renee said…
foot soaks and midnite snacks - that sounds like me.
Well good luck with not opening your parcel. I just bought that disc too - I haven't seen the movie so I will look forward to it.
Happy weekend.
Kari said…
Hi Hazel, comment from Renee is actually from me. Renee is my daughter.
In case you were wondering.
Lisa notes... said…
Glad your OT is over. Enjoy a little more time. Foot soak and midnite snacking sound delightful to me! Have a Merry Christmas!
Willow said…
Oh! Mystery parcels! How exciting! Will you share after Christmas?

Sweet CJ! I can imagine his big eyes, begging you...
Susanne said…
"Please, sir, I want some more." LOL. #5 made me smile as I imagined it.

I've been wanting to see Bedtime Stories myself. :v) Enjoy those evenings of time off!
Anya said…
I love also A Disney classic :-)
Always funny !!!
Brenda said…
How wonderful to receive packages from far away, they make Christmas more fun.

And how nice to have some down time, sounds wonderful!
Susanne said…
Just popping in to say that there will be no FFF on Christmas Day but we will be back next week to kick off the New Year!

Merry Christmas!

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