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Monday, December 10, 2012

December Tenth

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Between work and Christmas and school…

We are busy, busy, busy…

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Last Thursday was the visit… We survived… He came bright and early at 9am… went off to check his email… walked the floor… rated our audit with the operations manager… he was in and out in under two hours… of course he wasn’t happy…. but he doesn’t tell me that… he pointed out what was wrong and then in the next breath said what a good job we were doing… which we do… we did get a higher rating then last time, so that was good being it’s only two weeks til Christmas… he said he’ll be back late January/early February… maybe I’ll be in hardware then…

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Because of the visit I had to switch my day off and got to have Saturday off… We finished decorating the tree and took the boys to the zoo in the evening to see their Christmas lights… It was so crowded but they had even more lights this year then last year… and you get hot chocolate and a cookie…

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How come every time I say we are done Christmas shopping, we have to do more Christmas shopping… Son2 has bought for all the family this year… since son3 is too old for Santa now, his own doing, not ours, I told hubby until he gets a job we don’t need to buy presents for each other… so we have bought for son2 and son3 and that is it…

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Well not exactly as we also bought groceries to wrap for son1 and DIL…

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And I bought all kinds of goodies to bake for my department at work… and the managers are having a secret Santa so I have an idea for that which won’t cost too much… and I bought some supplies and new baskets for the department at the dollar store today… so a present for the whole department instead of individual goodie bags this year…

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And Maple and Indy each got a toy mouse from the dollar store… and Holly got a couple of her favorite food packets…

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Hubby and I went to the dollar store, Walmart and the grocery store today…

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We got home just in time to put everything away and then son3 was home to do homework….

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I am making dinner of pork chops, scalloped potatoes, rice, veggies, pork & beans and cheese bread…

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I am going to finish the Christmas cards tonight so hubby can take them to the postal annex tomorrow and mail them… I would have been done to mail them today but I discovered last night that I do not have one Christmas sticker to put on the envelopes… I finally found some for 97 cents at the last moment as we were standing in the checkout at Walmart… otherwise the cards were going out without stickers this year… which I know would have been fine… but I feel better having stickers…

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This is son2’s last week of school… he is doing homework now and getting ready for finals while watching TV… Son3 still has two weeks left… and lots of homework…

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Pork chops are just about done… I think we are watching The Grinch who stole Christmas, cartoon version…

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I work tomorrow and then I am off Wednesday…

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Enjoy the Christmas lights at the zoo…

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Happy Journaling…

 

 

 

4 comments:

That corgi :) said...

I did enjoy the lights at the zoo! Brought back memories of when we lived in Montana and the zoo up there did it. Looked like a fun time!

WTG that the visit went well and you guys got a higher score than last time's!!!

It does sound like a busy time! Enjoy the season as you can! Hubby and me don't exchange gifts either these days; I just buy for son, his girlfriend and her two kids. I laughed and told hubby I'm buying for three that I'm not even related to. We don't buy for my siblings or their kids. It makes it a lot easier and less expensive I do believe.

betty

slj said...

I'll have to check and see if our zoo does anything like that..Of course, we're much colder here so maybe not..lol..
Isn't it cute to see when the kids get old enough to buy gifts for everyone?
I'm glad you're done with the inspection and came through as well as you did:)
Hope your week goes well,
Sheri

Lynne said...

Hey lady! We decided not to exchange gifts and were going to limit it to just the grandchid but now the husband is making noises of wanting to get the kids presents. They are all in their 20's but when Christmas comes around I swear they turn to about five again, lol. It will be a slim year for us. I hope things destress for you. The zoo trip sounded way cool.

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

I'm not done with my shopping yet and am really having a tough time even knowing what to get everyone. I did get my cards done yesterday so they can be mailed too. The zoo lights are fun! I used to go with my oldest son and his family to see them. Hope you have a terrific Tuesday!