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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

December Twenty Second

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With all the rain we have been having, we have been having ants in the house… mainly the bathrooms… and the pet food… yesterday morning I awoke to a ton of ants in my bathroom and in Holly’s food… I was almost late to work by taking the time to divert their trails…

At work we were very messy on the sales floor but the stockroom was clean as they had hidden the messes for the visit… I spent the first four and a half hours stocking… went to lunch… wanted to continue stocking but we were busy with Christmas shoppers by then so spent the last three hours opening boxes… we waited and waited but the visitors never came… once home I got a message from the supervisor that they had cancelled…

Last night we took the boys to look at Christmas lights…

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This is a house in our neighborhood that out does himself each year…

Lighted houses were few in our neighborhood so we went to the next town over where we know of a whole neighborhood that lights up… There was a line of cars when we got there…

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This house had the lights timed to the music…

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A robot Santa dancing like the Santas on Santa Clause 2…

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There were many nativity scenes…

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And a leg lamp from The Christmas Story; “you’ll shoot your eye out”…

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When we got home, there was a huge box on the porch… Inside was a huge basket filled with lots of goodies all the way from Rhode Island… A wonderful Christmas surprise…

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Even though I was very tired and looking forward to sleeping since I was off today… I stayed up til past eleven watching The Holiday… I love this movie… So cute…

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Today hubby made cranberry orange pancakes for breakfast… very yummy… Son3 found many uses for the box from the gift basket today…  a shield for fighting the bad guys…

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A foot rest while playing his video games…

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And a table for making his Christmas cards… We didn’t finish our cards yet… I got grumpy… son2 wasn’t making cards but he got grumpy trying to figure out what to make his friend for the gift exchange tomorrow… he decided to give money and was going to use it to make an origami of some sort… but was not having the patience… hubby and I were trying to help him get ideas of what to make so I didn’t get the cards done that I am giving to the boys and hubby… then son2’s grumpiness passed off on to me… and then I realized it was past five and we were all hungry and I hadn’t figured out dinner yet… so hubby made breakfast for dinner again… he had gone to the grocery store today and we were going to make Chinese food but we will save that for New Year’s Eve instead… For Christmas Eve I am making a ham with all the fixings…

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A couple of weeks ago hubby painted and sanded son3’s fort… I’d been meaning to share the picture… hubby is almost done making son1’s girlfriend some Christmas ornaments: pine cone and reindeer… guess he gave up on the origami too…

I did vacuum the house today and cleaned both bathrooms… washed all the rugs and towels… I have been putting a load in the wash every day after work to keep up on it since today and Christmas day are my days off this week…

I was a bit grumpy too this afternoon cause I think it is bugging me that I have to work 10-6 on Christmas Eve or actually that I have to work at all… the other two associates on my team that only got nine hours have today through Christmas Eve off… and the two seasonal associates on the sales side also have Christmas Eve off… The rest of us are working… I think everyone should have to work if only for three hours or so… just to be fair… and I know son1 has been working non stop for the last couple of months but now he has four days off from his full time job and I think tomorrow is his last day at his part time job… and the boys are off from school… and unfortunately hubby is off… why am I always working… oh yeah, I’m the Mom……..

This evening has gone fast… It’s already 8:30… Time to get ready for bed… and watch Criminal Minds from last week… Finishing up my hot chocolate… wonder what else we have in the form of chocolate…….

Happy Journaling…

7 comments:

That corgi :) said...

We've had ants too, in the kitchen but only half of it; could never figure out where they were coming in from and now with all the rain, I think they got drowned, LOL. It finally stopped raining down here tonight.

Always fun to go and look at Christmas lights!

Moms always work indeed! I'll be working half day Christmas Eve and half day Christmas.

despite it all, it will be a very Merry Christmas!

betty

Lisa said...

Linda, have been grumpy too lately, Wishing us both a Merry Christmas , Hugs Lisa

Lisa said...

I think we will have our ham on Christmas Eve also. I talked hubby into letting us open on Christmas Eve also since the kids are all older now. I'm so excited as this was the way we did it in my home growing up.

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

Chocolate is always a good treat! I try to have it often.

Barb said...

Hi Linda! Hey about those ants...ants hate spearmint...so you could get some spearmint sprinkles and put some around stuff that the ants are trying to get around. Also if the dog or kids were to accidently get some on their paws it would be safe.
Loved the pictures! Wishing you and your awesome family a Merry Christmas!!! xxBarb

LdyRoxx said...

Loved the picture tour of the lights. I love the magic of Christmas and I love boxes! You can do so much with them. Looks like the son is very wise!
Have a Merry Christmas!

Maria said...

Lol...we all get grumpy sometimes. What wonderful memories and I love the box photos too. It's amazing what we can do with simple things like that. I love Christmas lights and although some really do it up big we had much fewer neighborhoods with lights this year. Ours was a little more lit up than most. It comes and goes so fast. WE put our lights on a timer so they go out and come on by themselves. Then we came home late one night and they weren't on...so we went back to plugging and unplugging them...lol. We still have the old fashioned light bulbs...not yet ready to go LED yet. Take care and keep finding those footprints...Smiles. Maria