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Monday, December 7, 2009

December Seventh...


It is cold and raining this morning... only in the 40's this week... winter is here... I got son2 off to school, hubby off to work and son3 off to school... I am off today and son1 is off today too... he is only getting about 15 to 20 hours a week... I knew working at Sears he would be part time as he is used to full time but I didn't think he would get so few hours in December... his old job before his last job offered him to work for seasonal but he is worried it would effect his hours more at Sears if he told them he could only work certain times in order to work the other job...
I am back in bed this morning keeping toasty with Holly next to me... actually I came in the bedroom so I could wrap some Christmas presents but got distracted by SuperPokePets on facebook... I was shopping so I could decorate my habitat in Christmas... lol...
But now I am focused on writing an entry to catch up on the weekend... then pay the bills... then wrap presents... then laundry, dishes, bathrooms, etc all around the house... then it will be time for son3 to be home and homework... but wait, don't rush my day off...
This morning when hubby was leaving for work (son1 stays in the front living room) we noticed that girlfriend had stayed over... probably on accident as they fall asleep watching movies but she always wakes up to go home on time... although she has gotten more and more comfortable at our house as she brings a change of clothes to be comfy while watching movies with son1, her pjs/loungewear... I'm not sure what her rules are at her house but I don't want her mom to think I allow such things... she is still only 19 where son1 is 22... when I took my shower to get son3 ready for school I think she left as when son3 and I were leaving she was no longer there...
Sunday I was up early for work at 4:30am... work 6-1pm... easy ad to set as none of the tables needed changing... so I could leisurely put up the signs and request all missing ones to make sure everthing was fully signed... Went to lunch and then worked on all the mismates for girl's boots from Black Friday still.... Came home, hubby was at work.. son1 was at work... son2 was finishing up watching Ironman and son3 was on computer games... I had planned to pay bills and such but got caught up on facebook, being lazy... playing games... made some chocolate chip cookies... washed all the pans and loaded the dishwasher... got the small tree out for son3 so he could put it in his room and decorate it... got the boys in the showers... pulled out the leftovers of pizza and deli chicken for dinner... hubby has been getting off early on Sunday due to they are slow but guess they are busy now as he was an hour late... son1 ended up working a half hour longer too... finally we ate dinner, watched Funniest Videos and Simpsons... got the boys in bed... got in my pjs... came out to help hubby decorate the main tree a bit more... heard girlfriend's voice so went back to my room since I was in my jammies... didn't know she was coming over...
One of our digital boxes has already gone out... researched on line to get another one, found one at Best Buy or Target for $55 but started reading all the customer reviews and everyone said don't buy only lasts six months... our other box still works so we put that one in the family room but now we don't have tv in our bedroom... not ready to get cable yet so deciding whether to take a chance on another box... very frustrating that I don't have tv in my room... so I put in Season 1 of Sanctuary that I got from Netflix, hubby came in to watch it with me and I fell promptly asleep... I had already seen the first one Saturday night but hubby hadn't...
Saturday I got up at 4:30am to be at work 6-1:30pm... set the ad, we didn't have any doorbusters but some of the signs changed anyway... was quiet in the morning so I stocked all the men's work boots... went to lunch and then proceeded to clean the stockroom... we still have tons of mismates from Black Friday and lots of go backs and just stuff every where... came home... we had planned on going to see the Christmas lights at the zoo but is was very cold on Saturday and I hadn't bought the tickets yet and son3 wasn't very interested in going, so hubby and I went to the grocery store instead... which was probably better as we hadn't been in a while, to the grocery store... had to wait for hubby to finish putting the lights on the roof first though... son2 and son3 were playing computer games... son1 was getting ready to go to a friend's house... son1 said girlfriend was coming over about 6:30 or 7pm... by time we got back from the grocery store it was after 5pm... I got deli chicken, pizzas and chips and dips so we would have plenty for everyone... we started eating dinner about 6pm and watched The Santa Clause 2... by 8pm I was putting everything away and son1 and girlfriend showed up both having eaten at different places already... now I can't remember what we did Saturday night... we had decorated the tree a bit more... I think I went to bed a bit early and was watching Sanctuary and fell asleep so that may be why I don't remember.... oh wait I remember Saturday night... when son1 came in he told me that he got pulled over by the dirt bike cop but the officer said don't worry... I said did you tell the officer to tell your mom that... the officer just pulled him over cause he didn't have his front license plate on and to please put it on... actually son1 has had it off for weeks due to he was working on his car but I think also cause it rattles so much when he is driving... he said though that the officer ran his license and it's not suspended so at least we found that out... son1 was joking with me due to the last bill we helped him with was a fix it ticket that became a big fine and missed court date with possible suspension of license...
Our main family internet computer crashed again... son1 has been working on it and researching possible problems all weekend off and on... one thing we discovered was that what we thought was the computer going in and out of sleep mode may have been the computer trying to correct a worm or virus... which it has been doing for months now... but then Norton hasn't said anything... but then a few days ago we haven't been able to get the desktop to load, just the screen saver... so we have no icons or toobars to click on to shut off or turn on the computer properly... last night son1 was finally able to get the icons back and he was going to try and run Norton... don't know what happened as he is still asleep this morning... our last resort will be to install windows again... at least this time there is nothing in the computer that we will lose as we have all kept our stuff on other computers...
Now it is 10am... I am watching the rain through my bedroom window and hear it on the roof... Holly has gone out to eat breakfast... son1 is still sleeping... I am going to get busy on my list and wrap presents today so son3 will have presents under the tree... two more weeks and the boys are out of school for three weeks...
Happy Journaling...

5 comments:

Lisa said...

Linda, mail going our for you today, Hugs Lisa

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

Never a dull moment at your house for sure. Hope the computer is fixable. Last time I started having weird problems it was because it needed more memory. I had the warrantee yet so the geek squad put more in for me...but it did cost a few $$ too.

That corgi :) said...

thanks for the card :)

LOL about son1 and the police! my son has been pulled over so many times (lots of harrassment at times) that he doesn't even bother telling me unless he got a ticket (like the time he didn't put his seat belt on, talk about a hefty fine)!

its nice the girlfriend feels comfortable at your house, but of course you don't want it tooo comfortable, LOL!

we got tons of rain today and lots of wind; and you are right, cool temps this week. I'm ready for spring :)

hope you enjoyed your day off

betty

Linda's World said...

So you're having rain and we have clear blue skies with bright sun~but it's been freezing or below freezing even during the day. Monday night at 11:45pm~it's 21*
Brrrrrrrr is all I can say. Linda

sheri said...

It's nice when the kids can help with computer problems. I would be lost otherwise..lol
Have a great day,
Sheri