I am so excited. All my shopping is done. My plans all worked out with husband's friend. I purchased tickets and am flying my three boys (easy child, difficult child and husband) to Pittsburgh in February. They are staying with friend, seeing a hockey game, visiting the city. Friend got a group of guys together to surprise husband. I am so excited. They are big hockey fans. He promised easy child he would take him there to a hockey game 22 years ago. He will show them where he lived, where he grew up. The outside of my house is decorated, since Halloween. But the inside is not. Waiting on the new carpet. Then need to decorate. I baked 15 dozen cut out cookies yesterday. And made the batter for two other kinds. double, double batches. Haven't baked those yet. Need to frost the cut outs too. But today I am waiting for carpet and my furniture is in my kitchen. Tomorrow is difficult child's Birthday. 14. It is tough to balance birthday and xmas. He kind of gets ripped off. Some things we say are for birthday and xmas. Just doesn't seem right. He had a physical a few weeks ago. Lots of blood work. No signs of Puberty. It is tough in High School when you are small and your voice has not changed.