.

.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Vacation!!


I am officially on vacation now... I am so glad to be done with work for a little while... actually to the 11th of January... I'm supposed to work on the 4th to set the ad but now I'm wondering what will happen... I worked all day Sunday, we were so busy... Then I worked four hours yesterday and today four hours again, we are still busy... Customers are not understanding that we are running out of winter boots, sandals are coming now... Anyway I got to work today to a revised schedule and the supervisor not on it... She is going to another store for the rest of the week and staying in a hotel even, with lots of others who are helping this store get ready for a big visit... We too are having a visit on the 9th but I guess not as big... Anyway that means her boss will make the schedule for next week and I don't know if he will put me on the schedule for Sunday to set the ad in the middle of my vacation... So we shall see... I'm thinking if he hasn't figured out by now that I'm the only one that sets the ad then I'm not gonna tell him... My new year's resolution for work is not to tell the managers how to do their jobs any more... I had all kinds of grumbly things to write about work today but now that I am on vacation, I don't want to go there anymore...
I have been quietly letting the rest of the year end... Just going to work, watching movies with the boys and eating Christmas candy... Son3 has already announced he is bored... That's OK mom is on vacation now and we can work on the practice book for school... Right now he is playing Zoo Tycoon and son2 is playing The Hulk video game... But tonight I am just waiting for hubby to come home... I'll heat up ham leftovers one more time and we'll watch movies again tonight... We have seen Horton Hears a Who and HellBoy 2... We did order a pizza Sunday night to take a break from ham... Tomorrow I am going to make black eyed peas with the ham bone for New Years...
Son2 has been texting away all week... His friend that is a girl is spending vacation with her family at their cabin in the snow and wants son2 to come up for a day... At first it was today and so it was easy, um no we have to work... so she changed it to New Years when we are all off, lol... Of course no reason I give son2 of why he can't go is acceptable in his teenage mind... Not, that I don't want to drive three hours up and down a mountain to drop him off and pick him up... but mom you and dad can stay too, um I don't know her parents and we have been trying to plan a day for just us to go to the snow... Finally after all my reasoning of yes I could work it out so he could go but these are the reasons why you are not going, I finally said, wait a minute, you are 15yrs old and you want me to drop you off at a cabin in the mountains to hang out with a girl and her girl friend, lol... one of his boy friends was invited too but he can't go either, ya think.........
We got the boys new digital TVs hooked up and they now are receiving less channels than with the old TVs... even with the converter boxes we are losing channels off and on with the other TVs too... So I told hubby lets get some new antennas since our antennas are for the old analog TVs... so hubby spent $100 on three new antennas specifically for the new digital and we lost half the channels we were getting with the old antennas... So two of the antennas are going back, the one for son3's TV actually helped him get more channels but a lot are still missing since we plugged in their new digital TVs.... Told hubby we will just wait til after February when they turn off the analog signals and are just sending the digital signals... I was researching online and one thing I read said some of the stations are using their lowest signals at the moment.... I'm just afraid come February we won't receive any channels and this whole digital thing will be just like trying to keep our Internet going, lol.... It's not funny..... Scary even...
I have lots of projects planned around the house while on vacation... And getting all organized for the new year.... Hubby is trying to get a couple of days off next week so maybe we can go on some day trips or go to the snow.... We'll see....
Meanwhile he will be home in just a couple of minutes so I should go heat up dinner and clean up the kitchen....
Happy Journaling....

7 comments:

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

Happy vacation !!!! and Happy New Year too!!! I wouldn't give work another thought either. Enjoy it all and your time with your family and forget work. They already had their turn!!! 'On Ya'-ma

Chrissie said...

Glad you're on vacation now enjoy it you have so earned it after having gone through the holidays.
That is crazy about the tvs. Kaitlin doesn't have cable so she will be watching lots of DVDs. That is why I buy Kyan almost every DVD going because they don't have cable. She makes enough money to get it. She just refuses because no one is home. She worked 120hrs in 2weeks. So I see her point.
My mother would make everyone eat black eyed peas on New Years Day for good luck in the new year.
Hope you guys have a great new year.
Take care and Hugs, Chrissie

a corgi said...

I totally like your philosophy for the new year at work to not tell them how to do their jobs LOL! that should help perhaps keep stress of you for sure!

Happy vacation!!! how exciting!! such a nice long break to enjoy with kids!!

too funny about son2 and trying to get up to see friend at cabin; I remember those wild plans

hope you guys do find time for some day trips because that will mean awesome pictures to look at!

betty

Janie said...

Sure hope you get the TV thing worked out. Bet you are really glad to get a break from work. Hope you have a wonderful New Year. Prayers and hugs, Janie

sheri said...

Enjoy your vacation..Nice way to start the New Year.
Sheri

lisa jo said...

I just know you will enjoy your time off and i hope you don't have to go in on your vac!
The entire analog/digital thing for next month will probably be full of hitches and bugs and a big fiasco. Any time the govt gets involved, it all goes to hell.

Amanda said...

((((((((((((((HUGSTOOU)))))))))))))Happy New Year and I hope you have a good vaction.Holly is a very pretty cat,I lvoe the way SHe is so white.That is a cute breakfest.LOL.