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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Making a List....



One more day!! Are you ready.... I am almost... Sunday was a whirlwind of go to work and then come home and bake gingerbread cookies, chocolate chip cookies, and peanut butter cookies... And I made teriyaki chicken for dinner with mashed potatoes... Hubby and son2 went grocery shopping after hubby made us breakfast of chocolate chip pancakes, scrambled eggs and sausages... I think we watched The Santa Clause 2 that night... Monday hubby and the boys had the day off and I was back at work again... Hubby and the boys got all their wrapping done and then hubby raked all the leaves in the yard... I decided on Monday hubby needed to go to the deli and get lots of fried chicken and fixens as I was not doing any more cooking, it just made for more dirty dishes, lol... So we had yummy chicken and watched a Futurama movie that came from Netflix... We also finally went around the neighborhood to see lights last night as it rained Sunday night... There were a few houses with lights but not too many... The boys are too excited about Christmas and being on vacation and yet still have time to bicker with each other, which they did the whole time we were looking at Christmas lights.... Today I was back to work again... I just realized today that I have worked seven days in a row, not having a day off since last Wednesday and not being off til Christmas day... I'm pooped... And then I am back to work on Friday and then yay I am off on Saturday and I can sleep in and stay in my pj's all day, lol...

But first there are still things to get ready for Christmas:

Today I need to finish wrapping some last minute presents, put something in the last two days of the advent calendar, clean the boy's bathroom, vacuum, wash the kitchen floor, clean up all the paper piles into another room as we don't want to see paper piles for Christmas, finish off the dishes, cook the ham tonight so we can eat it for Christmas Eve dinner, and make the mashed potatoes so need to peel the potatoes, do a bit of laundry so I have something to wear to work and hubby needs to make some pumpkin pies.... And whatever else I come across that I didn't know I need to do....

Meanwhile son2 is off at a Christmas party... that his friends have been planning since before Thanksgiving... so you would think we could plan it into our schedule... noooo...... For three weeks we thought it was at one friend's house but then they changed it to another friend's house... He just found out on Friday that they were having secret Santa gifts but didn't tell us til Sunday, so hubby took him shopping after the grocery store... then they say it is tradition that they don't reveal the time til the day of the party... what??! so he found out this morning that the party was 3-8pm... I don't even get off work til 3pm.... I didn't expect the party to even start til after 6pm... so figured hubby would take him when he got off work.... anyway he rode his bike there but we don't quite know where there is... so he is supposed to call us with an address so hubby can pick him up.... I don't hear the phone ringing.... I can't wait til he gets his cell phone for Christmas, lol... That's the one good use of a cell phone... to keep tabs on teenagers....

I'm off to tackle my list before it's time to be back at work again... Oh but I didn't tell you... as of New Year's Eve, I am on vacation til Jan 10th!!!

Happy Journaling...

5 comments:

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I'd be upset not knowing where the party is, hope Son 2 calls you soon. There doesn't seem to be as many Christmas Lights in our neighborhood this year. I've not been out driving around to see any, but some of the more well to do neighborhoods usually go all out on decorating. You are so lucky to be off for 10 days. I can never take off more than 1 0r 2 at a time. Have a very MERRY CHRISTMAS! 'On Ya'-ma

a corgi said...

you will love the cell phone for that very reason to track them down; unless they turn it off LOL and the battery needs to be charged!

wow 7 days in a row for work!! you deserve a few days off!!!

glad you got to see lights before our next storm hits; since we are in a new area we don't know if its more lights than last year or less lights or whatever; all new to us, LOL!

Merry Christmas!

betty

Linda's World said...

I agree with Betty~you deserve a break. Linda, I honestly don't know how you get so much done, what with working outside the home & all. Gabi wanted me to have you tell Raisin and his white lady friend Merry Christmas. And Merry Christmas to all of you from me...Linda in snowy & cold Washington (wish I could rake leaves~they're buried under 6 inches of snow.)

Joyce said...

You are one busy lady and get so much done...the food, the cookies...just made me soooooooo hungry...all sounded good. Hope your holidays are special and for you and your family...Merry Chirstmas!!
Hugs and love,
Joyce

Rose said...

not knowing where even the best of kids is located is very unnerving. I put up more lights than usual, just to spread the positive mojo!


Hope you have a very very Merry Christmas and thank you God for long breaks from work!!