I fell asleep on the couch last night and told Amanda when she was going upstairs to bed that I’d likely be up there in a few hours.  Instead I ended up waking up at 6:00 and decided to go ahead and start working.

When I got Milly up a couple hours later one of the first things she told me was, “Your hair’s a mess.”  Nice of her to let me know.

Karen had to do some running around, so she got here a little later than usual.  In that time I was pulling up Netflix for Milly to watching something.  I figured she’d pick Backyardigans or Wonder Pets or Yo Gabba Gabba.  Instead, she saw a picture and said, “Want blue dog.” And that’s how Milly discovered Blue’s Clues.

Milly and Karen did go out after Karen got here.  I think they went to Brilliant Sky and a few other places.  Karen let Milly pick an ornament out for the Christmas tree and she got a sparkly silver bird.  It doesn’t hang on the tree; instead if uses a clip so it looks like it’s sitting on a branch.

Amanda and I watched American Horror Story tonight.  When that show first started coming on I was a little ho-hum about it.  It had some cool, gross, shocking things, but it seemed to drag on a bit.  I feel like it’s really picked up lately.  SPOILER ALERT.  STOP READING IF YOU DON’T WANT TO SEE THE SPOILER.

I was really surprised by the surprise ending in the episode we watched tonight.  Amanda and I discussed the possibility that Violet had already died when she tried to kill herself with an overdose, but it looked like she survived.  Nope.  She died.  I just didn’t think they’d do that to a teenager on a cable TV show.

Zach Dotsey