Tuesday, December 26, 2006

So it's the day AFTER Christmas and I can hardly believe it. Four days flew by at lightning speed. Friday was just spent at our house. Just me and the gals. John went out shopping for "drugs" as he calls it. That means presents for me. Packed up our lives and went back over to Gran's house. Saturday started out to be a promising day. Slept in, made a lazy breakfast and generally just took our time. We finally decided however that showers and real clothing were in order. Wrapped all our gifts and then realized that Gran's house (we're currently back staying there because our lovely hot water heater went out) had NO trace of Christmas to be seen. So we rummaged through that basement rubbermaid and pulled out a few things to liven the place up. Just when it was getting good, John's friend came over and proceeded to spend four hours of my precious time with John jacking with new computer stuff. Sigh...BUT at least John got his new computer all squared away. It's a cute little thing. He loves it and I'm so glad we were able to get it. Will make school so much easier for him. Sunday started much the same but without the breakfast part. Mom and Gary rolled in around two and we headed over for a fun filled Christmas Eve dinner at Aunt Batman's house. Food was good and always nice to see them. Monday we spent some time at Gary's parents. Funny stuff. Lots of people in a little tiny house FULL of furniture. Made for some interesting times. Nice to see everyone though. John and I just spent the rest of the evening watching movies and relaxing. Weird how it didn't really feel like Christmas at all until I was driving home from our house alone with the radio on. By then Christmas was all but over. Sad. I'll get more into it next year. Oh! Two things I almost forget. We dog-sat the CUTEST baby ever. He was such a sweet little guy and was so good all weekend. I didn't want to take him back!
And the best for last! Presents! Got some CUTE things. JZ got me a docking station for my Ipod (car one and house one), some beautiful gloves, comfy jams from VS, and a cute hat for him that I wanted him to get a while back but he hated it. He still does but decided he would wear for me as a present. He's so sweet. Got a cute little white tea pot, personalized calendar and sweet pic of my pups. Gran got me a beautiful watch and some perfume from Paris (which I'm obsessed with). Over all GREAT year for presents. Fun thing is that this next weekend we get to do it all over again with John's family.
Back to work today. I rolled in a little late but nobody was here anyway. Still pretty dead even now. Oh well, back to the salt mines!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Scandal, Secrets and Scary Pink Medicine

So I'm almost on the ball here. Left work a hour early yesterday to "sneak" to Target and get all of John's stocking stuffer goodness. I was so excited to find stockings that matched our bizarre color scheme of the tree and then I proceeded to stuff that stocking till it's little seams were about to pop. I can't WAIT for him to open. Tonight I have to make Christmas. Decorate the house, make brownies for all his coworkers, wrap all the presents and manage to get a brow wax in there someplace. This morning I was less than pleased to find a nice little pile of hershey wrappers on the carpet of the living room. Seems Yorda had her own holiday party while John was in the shower this morning. I had to go to work though. I didn't have time for the vet just then. Got here and squared it all away. Called mom in a panic after reading that 2 oz of choc can be lethal. I have NO idea how many of those hershey kisses she actually ate. So we take a trip to the vet. He's a nice guy but pronounces my childs name wrong and that frustrates me. Then I realize it's because the lady at the counter miss spelled it on her chart. Way to go. Anyway, he checked Yordie out. Heart rate was good, stomach felt fine, eyes looked clear and she was jumpin around like she hadn't a care in the world. I'm sure he thought I was a over protective nut job to bring her in but I would rather be safe than sorry. We ended up with some nasty tasting (well apparently from the look on Yorda's face when I shot it down her little tiny throat) pink medicine for the next two days. Hopefully suppose to prevent any vomiting or squirts that might occur due to her pre holiday bash. Oh What A Night!!!!!

Thursday, December 14, 2006

It's Sick and Wrong!

So I just realized that I haven't posted in FOREVER and that's just...well, sick! I haven't been up to much really. Guess that's the biggest reason for lack of fun news. Back to work at my normal location. I forgot how busy it is here sometimes. I also just realized today that Christmas is so close. Like REALLY almost here. So this weekend I've got to finish up the shopping and get the Christmas cookies in the oven. I haven't even decorated my house. How crazy is that! I know mom and dad's mouths are dropped open at this point. We all remember when I was a kid and right after Thanksgiving turkey we HAD to bust out the ol' tree. Drag it up from the basement on the suicide steps and out came the tinsel! Oh I loved it. For some reason though I'm just not getting into it this year. I think it's because I really thought I had more time.
What else...got a new PC at work. I was going to hold out for the Dell's but they ran out and I didn't want to wait until next year (date undetermined) to get it. So I went with the Toshiba. So far it's been GREAT! It's like a working off a movie theater screen. I just don't know what to do with myself!
Got Christmas with John's family all worked out. I know you all have been in on that saga at one point or another. We decided to go one weekend (not two in a row. Sheesh!). We'll be headed down there the weekend of the 30th. Less traffic hopefully anyway. Not sure what we will do on the day of but we can figure that out later. Even if I just sit at home and watch Christmas movies in my pjs with my hubby, I'll be happy.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Snow in the MidWest???

So we didn't get the HUMUNGO storm they told us we would. At Gran's house there was really only about two inches max. Here's a pic from out front of her house.
Notice anything missing? That would be the mail box and it's not there because, well, we backed over it while sliding on ice down the driveway. It's was exciting! I'm sure eveyone else got more snow than we did and it's melting off today as I type. It's just cold. Bad cold. Nothing like 70's one day and teens the next to get your winter juices flowing!
It's weekend time. I've heard some talk of the new Bond movie in my future. Also, we are going to finish up Christmas shopping. Gonna be so happy to have it done. Also thinking about getting out all the christmas stuff and decorating. Not sure though.

Anyway, have a wonderful weekend. Be safe and DON'T work (You know who you are!!!) :)