Wednesday, December 22, 2010
I have been so busy just trying to tie up lose ends for my clients, make deliveries, install those last window treatments. Thankfully I have most of my shopping done but nothing wrapped. I have 2 quilts I want to finish, one is the Underground Railroad quilt for my friend Pat and the other is for my granddaughter. I will definitely get Pat's done but Hannah might have to wait.
We will go to my sons' home Christmas morning to open gifts, see the kids, have breakfast. But dinner we will come home to our house and it is only me, hubby and mom-in-law this year. Seems like we would have dinner with our son but I never want to interfere and we have breakfast. Maybe I'll ask them if they want to come to our house in the afternoon. They might just say yes. I need to plan something and go to the grocery store in and amongst the quilting projects.
Today I have one last party at lunch, then off to a clients to deliver some lamps, off to another to install draperies, back to my house to get my own blinds installed and I still have a couple left to do that I'll hand over to the installer.
Last night was a nightmare installation. Took 2.5 hours and I couldn't wait to get out of there. So stressed we went to TGI Fridays where I ate fried green beans and we shared chicken fingers, french fries, and cheesecake on the $12.99 special plus a beer of course. I was wilted.
I want my clients to have their things for Christmas so there is always the Christmas crunch trying to get it all done. I sat this morning and wrote and paid bills. NOw I feel like a nap but I'm got to get ready for the luncheon. I guess you could say I am not exactly a 62 year old couch potato. I knew this week would be busy. And next week, too. Just finishing up the year. Glad to get 2010 done and hope that 2011 is better for everyone and our economy picks up!
Have a Merry Christmas!
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
We are so fortunate to live where we live, in Northwest Florida. We have the most beautiful beaches in the world, the most beautiful sunets, the most beautiful weather and the most loving and caring people! Hubby took some pictures on his camera phone but once again, I am brain dead in uploading them. HOwever, I will figure it out and get them on here. We stayed 2 nights in Panama City Beach, Florida at a Wyndham TImeshare and it was wonderful. No traffic. It was cold but bearable and we shopped, went to a movie and had dinner at Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville where hubby took a magnificent photo of the sunset!
What diet was I supposed to be on? Thrown out the window but I will return!
Friday, December 17, 2010
Well, tonight is the last Christmas party I have to attend where there is gobs of food. This week, I didn't even attempt to be on any kind of a diet. Missed WW and tomorrow we are going away for 2 nights. Just because. A whole week left before Christmas. I had wanted to finish a quilt for my granddaughter but haven't touched it all week. THere is still time and I bet I could do it, just have to get to it. I could take my sewing machine with me tomorrow but that seems like work so I don't know. I just have to finish the top and put it together and machine quilt. Not that much.
Maybe I'll stay up all night Christmas eve sewing.
Hubby is talking about retirement again. I'm not ready for that! I'd like 2 more years but I don't know. He was pretty fed up yesterday. And he loves his job so we'll see.
Later. I'll try and sew a bit today! Not much going on in the work arena but have to make some deliveries.
Thursday, December 16, 2010
I started out the day relativity happy but hubby was on a rampage about something that happened at work and I got to hear about it. Pullleease. Give me a break. Starting out the day that way just gets me irritated. Now I'm gloomy about my own day coming up. BUT, I scheduled an 11:00 massage and that should fix things. I am so in need of a massage.
It's past the due date.
And I'm seeing a nice client this afternoon so that should perk me up.
Half way through the parties this week and haven't done so badly. One of the things I've noticed is that I have had complete access to klondike bars, fruitcake, pumpkin tarts, lemon tarts and peanut butter cookies. Instead of scoffing down one of each, I avoided all of it last night. Didn't even want any except I did sneak a bit of fruitcake. After all you only get fruitcake once a year. But last year, I would have stuffed myself with one of each. I had a lemon tart for bkfast yesterday and it wasn't all that good. So I assumed the pumpkin would not be either. So left it alone.
I didn't get to WW on Tuesday. Was on the way but I had to meet a client and by the time I got through the drivethrough at the bank, it was too late so I just went home and caught up before I went to see the client.
It doesn't seem Christmasy this year for some reason. It seems a long way off still. Got all my shopping done or most of it so happy with that. We just didn't plan to spend so much this year and we've kept to the bargain. Or at least I had.
Or local Salvation Army has what is called "The Empty Stocking Fund" sponsored by the local newspaper and they publish donations made daily. This money is used not only for Christmas but to fund the Army throughout the year for needy people. And there are plenty of those right now. Well, they were running short of their goal of $'s needed. Yesterday someone made an $84,000 anonymous donation which put them over the edge. What a blessing that was. And they still continue to collect funds through Christmas. There is a Santa Claus. Later.
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