So here's what our lights look like. I hung them up today, by myself. Since we didn't get it done over the weekend and Garrett is away for work now, I just wanted it done. You will notice I did not get them hung off of the roof as I wanted, but I figured that would not be a safe feat on my own. I am definitely NOT a perfectionist in some areas. (no more discussion on this controversial subject)
Speaking of Garrett being away...... the joys of technology have allowed the boys to talk to AND see their dad over the computer both last night and tonight. We have been using iChat to talk to him and the boys love it. Much better, for them, than talking on the phone. I rather prefer the phone, so I don't have to look at myself in the corner of the computer while I am talking. Can't really get up and walk around with iChat either (well, unless you have the laptop.)
Also, another thing I've noticed when Garrett's away is that I am always getting the boys to bed earlier. Maybe because I am that much more ready for some time to myself. I shouldn't be complaining though. I had all morning to myself today and I spent it shopping. Not running, not cleaning the house, not grocery shopping..... I went shopping for Christmas stuff and for myself. Yes, I finally got to use one of the gift certificates that I got for my birthday! I did pick up Zach right after lunch though instead of having him stay for nap. I feel guilty leaving him there when I am not working. Especially since he doesn't ever take naps at home. Anyway, the boys are not in bed yet tonight, so it's time for me to go read some stories to them.