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Monday, October 26, 2009

Vacation



I am on vacation through Halloween... Hubby has two half days today and tomorrow and then he is on vacation too... Well except Thursday he has to go to a meeting... He can never get a whole week off... We are both back to work on the 1st...
Last week at work four of the new associates started... Three for sales and one for stocking with me... I had so much help on Thursday and Friday that I didn't have to watch the floor and I got all the boxes opened, not put away but there were none in receiving and they were all opened and stacked...
Friday I got off early, hubby was already home and I vegged on the laptop for the rest of the day... Still too much time at Facebook playing games, lol...
I broke the Saturn on the way home on Friday... The locks on the doors are electric so we have a remote however when I am in the car, I push the button... well the button went crunch and was stuck in.... all the door locks were clicking all the way home trying to engage... so for Friday hubby just disconnected the battery...
On Saturday morning after many bad words and finally figuring out how to get any part of the door off, hubby was able to get to the lock and disconnect that one door lock... the rest all work with the remote still, just have to lock that door manually until he replaces the part... however some how the windshield wiper was broke during the process... think he tried to do one job too many and should have stopped at the door lock... so now both cars need one new windshield wiper and we may see rain for Halloween...
Also on Saturday I was motivated and cleaned the front door way of all the shoes, got son2 to assemble the Halloween foam cemetery on the front table... still a few pieces to attach... I did all the dishes, cleaned the island, stove and dining room table... I did two loads of laundry and wiped down the washer and dryer... I vacuumed... I brought in the rest of the Halloween boxes so I can start assembling the Halloween props this week... I cleaned the boys bathroom... and I spent too much time on the computer and ate too much....
Saturday afternoon we went to one of the street pumpkin patches in town to pick up a pumpkin for son3 to bring to his Halloween party at school this week... And then we went to the Zoo's Zoo Boo to trick or treat... See slide show in previous entry...
We left the house at 3pm, got to the zoo at 4pm to find parking and get son3 into his costume... got in line at 4:30pm, trick or treating started at 5pm and son3 was ready to leave at 5:45pm... said he didn't like it, it wasn't what he expected... he did fall down at 5:15pm but he seemed to recover from the fall well enough... Most of the animal exhibits were closed for the night and the animals put to bed... Local businesses set up tables and give out candy and business flyers... by 5:30pm we were having to wait in line at each table... most of the businesses were dressed up in costume and were having fun with the kids... I think son3 was expecting more shows and fun things like when he got to break the board at the martial art table... and the Carl's Jr table had bowls and boxes set up under cover and you put your hand in and felt what was inside and then the man was saying that's warts on a witch's nose and that 's brains, etc... and it was spaghetti and what not... son3 put his hand in every box... According to the brochure there were 136 business tables but it was also for three nights so don't know if everyone came each night... I'm sure we went to less than 50 and we only skipped about 6... We also never made it to the game/pumpkin walk/hay maze area that cost extra but they may have had more tables there... We also missed the costume parade... but son3 just wasn't having any fun trick or treating at tables and was ready to go...
So we got home early, son2 had already left for his Sadie Hawkins dance with his friends... don't think any of them danced as it was at our miniature golf, video game family park and there was lots to do besides dance... Son2 did request a flannel shirt for the dance so I picked him up two to go with either black or blue jeans... he chose the black jeans with the red and black flannel shirt... I never did get a picture of him as it was almost midnight by time he got home... So son3 spent the evening playing computer game and hubby and I watched Sleepy Hollow with Johnny Depp...
Sunday found me grumpy as I had too many high hopes for the day and the boys weren't cooperating... Son1 and hubby were off to work, son3 was playing computer games and son2 was grounded from the computer cause he hadn't finished his room still from getting the entertainment center... plus he had homework... finally at 4pm he started his homework, at 6pm he stopped for dinner, printed out what he had done at 8pm and said he would finish the rest later and turn it in late... argh... at 9pm he cleared his bed so he could finally sleep in it... at 9:30 pm I was finally able to put in The Shining that I had been wanting to watch all day with son2 and we watched the first hour....
I did get the boy's shower curtain washed, the rugs washed, the Halloween card envelopes addressed, still waiting for hubby to print out the cards at work, I typed in the poem so hubby would have it to print out, put away all the laundry and was on the laptop and ate all day....
And here we are to Monday... Got hubby off to work, son2 and son3 off to school... son1 is off today and still asleep... hubby should be home within the hour... I've paid the bills... made a list for the day... and finally done an entry...
I need to get to The Motivation Station too... I've been lagging over there as well as over here... We are still in need of a permanent/temporary/guest host for Fridays....
Ok I'm off to empty the garage freezer so we can defrost it today...
Happy Journaling...

8 comments:

Martha said...

You are incredible. I am in awe of you, Linda. I don't know how you get so much done w/a fulltime job and three boys, just wonderful.

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

What a nice time to be on vacation. Today was beautiful here. The temp got up to almost 70Don't know why it couldn't have been this nice the last couple of weekends we camped. It was nearly freezing then. Now it's all closed up for the year and of course I'm at work when the weather is nice. I took about 20 minutes when I got home from work and just sat in the sun outside. It is setting fast so I came in when it left where I was sitting. Hope you enjoy the vacation days and don't work too hard.
'On Ya'-ma

sheri said...

You are always busy..give me motivation to get some of my stuff done..lol..
Enjoy your vacation with the hubby.
Hugs, Sheri

Martha (Menagerie) said...

Ditto what the other Martha said!
*Hugs*

Rose said...

you sooooooooooo deserve the break! PS I play fb games too much too!

seeking the truth said...

enjoy your vacation!! I sit here and read what you do, and like I've said before, I just get tired reading it and you are living it. Do slow down just a bit while you are on vacation and "smell the roses" (or do something fun just for you :)

betty

Linda's World said...

Sounds like another busy week at your house. Hope you can have some "veg time" while you're off.
Would love to see all your decorations in person....Linda in WA

Tina said...

I'm glad you have had some time off. Seems like you keep pretty busy whether you are working or home!

I hope your cars are okay now....you don't want to deal with rain without good wipers!

I understand the frustration of having high hopes, and not having as much cooperation as you need. That is a continuing thing, I guess....

I hope you enjoy the rest of your vacation :)