I am up with a sick daughter but not up enough to finish a post tentatively titled, “Stop It: In Defense of the American Dream.” So here are some early morning thoughts which I may disavow later in the day…

1. Thanks to whoever left me the Target gift card in my box at school. It made it possible to buy our first TV since we got married back in 1999.

2. Because of this I am now starting to dream about Narnia nightly.

3. It looks like we could get snow this weekend and I’m as anxious as my kids about it.

4. For some reason we have let the word ‘consumer’ become a bad word. But if I am consuming a product, it is a product someone with God-given talent produced. I’m not sure it’s so simple as we think it is. Right Now I’m consuming a 32 inch flat screen. And Aristocats.

5. Why am I so tired?