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Saturday, January 19, 2013

January Nineteenth

 

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Miss Holly and Son3 were bonding… She was putting her forehead to his but I missed that shot… as she was having enough, hence the shot where she was swatting at him…

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I survived my first week in the new job… I’m a bit overwhelmed and yet feeling like I’m diving right in in the first week… still lots to figure out… so much to do and yet need to take a moment to make a plan… and yet each day we just hit the floor running and see what we can get done before they add more to our list… there’s counts, resets, stocking, ads to set, signing to print, training to teach and do and more… same things I did in shoes but more departments and less associates…

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I had a good night yesterday closing, as I was able to sleep in yesterday, plus I was looking forward to having the weekend off…

I do keep freaking out every so often, thinking I am in way over my head… but I take a deep breath and tell myself just one thing, day, at a time…

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Today hubby and I planned to have a day just for us… We slept in… Hubby made breakfast for us and the boys… We went to the zoo, just the two of us… Then we went to Toys R Us, Walmart, Party City and Dollar Store… to look for son2’s birthday… Then home to have soup and popcorn chicken for dinner with the boys… We have now watched Arrow, Still Standing, Supernatural, Bones and next Hawaii Five-O…

So not totally a day just for us but we are trying…

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Tomorrow we are going to get ready for son2’s 19th birthday… His birthday is Friday but I close that day and work all next weekend so we are going to have his birthday Monday night after I get home from work since the boys are out of school for the holiday and son3 won’t have any homework…

I need to clean the house and hubby needs to finish putting away the Christmas…

Since it will be son2’s last birthday as being a teenager we’ve decided to do his birthday as a scavenger hunt… when he was seven we had a scavenger hunt for his first bicycle and he loved it…

So he doesn’t know yet but I’m going to make up cards with kind of a Hobbit theme throughout the house to find his presents, just a couple little things… so I have to do that tomorrow…

All the stores today were to find party supplies with a Hobbit/Lord of the Rings theme… we found nothing… they don’t make any…

I was looking for stickers to put on the scavenger hunt cards and something for hubby to put on the cake… now hubby’s thinking of checking the grocery store to see if they have any Hobbit themed cake to order, but I doubt it…

So Monday hubby will make/buy the cake and make his famous hamburgers that are son2’s favorite… the rest of us too…

Now hubby, son2 and I are finishing up Hawaii Five-O… son2 and I shared some Caramel Crunch and Munch, now I’m eating peanut butter M&M’s… My new year diet is kind of up and down…

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Here’s my new vacuum… I know, stop spending money, hubby’s not working… I’ve been visiting it at Target for over a year now… but my Dyson was still working well enough although it didn’t suck as well as it did, the hoses had holes and the handle kept falling off… but I couldn’t rationalize getting a new one just yet… It was $159.99 at Target… the other day I was dreaming and thought let me check KMart as I get my employee discount there, I have a gift card and I have Shop Your Way Rewards points to use plus I got an email stating that if I used my points I could get bonus points to use right away plus my free shipping was about to run out in a few days… so I put everything in the cart just to see and the total was $115.00… so I was going to think on it for a day or two… but when I came home last Tuesday hubby said it was meant for me to order the new vacuum as the Dyson had fallen apart on him when he was using it that day…

So I put it to faith and ordered it Tuesday… it would arrive between the 25th and the 28th… no hurry… Friday morning I was checking my email and I got an email saying my vacuum had been delivered on Thursday… Um no… so I’m checking tracking numbers and UPS showed it being delivered at 9:01pm on Thursday night… we were watching TV then and no doorbell rang or no knock… so hubby and I are debating back and forth and I finally tell hubby, open the door and there sits my new vacuum… since when does UPS run til 9pm when it’s not a holiday and we are lucky no one stole the vacuum just sitting on the front porch for all to see… and boy was that fast delivery as I just ordered it on Tuesday and it came on Thursday…

My Gabapentin came on Thursday too just as I had taken my last one… I have plenty now and no fear of running out…

It’s getting late now… after 10:30pm… son2 and son3 are camping out in the living room again tonight… I’m sleeping in in the morning and then getting busy on my list…

I just remembered one more thing… You know the picture I’ve been sharing of the kitten’s mother… hubby was talking to the neighbor and they didn’t keep the mother but they kept one of the kittens instead… so that is their brother, not their mother… and I’ve been calling him Mum… thinking of calling him Dude now… and hubby found out their other cat they had for the last fifteen years, Yodi, had passed away just before Christmas… he lived a long time for an outdoor cat… Yodi and Raisin were friends of sort… I still miss Raisin and now I’ll miss Yodi too… Indy is now sitting on my lap… Maple is sitting in the big chair on son3’s pillow all comfy cozy…

I’m ready for my bed all comfy cozy…

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Today, Linda, we believe God wants you to know that ...

it's time to STOP going through the motions of living, and START living.

Are you willing to do that now? Or are you going to wait until all life energy drains out of you and your loved ones who are trying to support you at this very moment? You were not born to follow rules and regulations. Living starts with dreaming. So dream, dream friend, and let dreams show you the path to your bliss.

 

 

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Happy Journaling…

3 comments:

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

It seems there are lots of January birthdays. My youngest son and one of granddaughters birthdays are today. That is a neat idea to have a Hobbit themed birthday and I'm surprised that there isn't any thing out as the Movie is popular right now. I'm sure you all will have a great time celebrating no matter. After doing the other job so many years I can imagine it's hard doing a new one, but I know you'll do just fine. Hope you have a wonderful Sunday!

slj said...

Hi Linda,
You and hubby are so creative:) The scavenger hunt sounds like a cool idea..
Glad you guys had some time for yourselves..
I'm glad things are going good in your new position..
Lol..isn't it funny that we can get excited about a new vacuum? I love it when I get a new one..although I have to say, I'm not a fan of the new bagless vac's..
Thanks for the Message from God!! it seemed to come straight to me:)
Have a great week,
Sheri

That corgi :) said...

Wow son#2 turning 19! Time is going by too fast! I like the idea of the Hobbit themed party and the scavenger hunt; I'm thinking he will enjoy that!!

you'll get the hang of the job before long and be a "pro" at it. There is always that learning curve with trying something new

Glad you got the vacuum; sounds like a great deal on it too!

betty