Friday, January 07, 2011
As many of you already know, I celebrated my birthday on January 6th. The twelfth day of Christmas. My 21st anniversary of my 21st birthday. Overall, a very good day. However, it was a day of unexpected texts.
First, my older brother wished me a happy birthday by commenting on how old I was. Please note, I did say *older* brother. Dork. Oh...did I mention that he sent me that text on January 5th? The eleventh day of Christmas. Silly brother! LOL!
Thursday morning, my workout partner sent me a HB text at our normal workout time (4:30 am). Luckily, I slept through that. It was a rest day for both of us. My family, on the other hand, called me on the way to work. I told them all goodbye before I left for work. They were all up and getting ready for the day. They just spaced it. Since the same thing happened last year, I've decided that it is. New family tradition...to call me to wish me HB instead of doing it in person! LOL!
After I got to work, one of my coworkers texted/paged me with HB wishes. Really wasn't expecting that from him (yeah, a guy remembered my b-day! And he's cute! LOL,). The I got fairly regular good wishes throughout the day. The surprise texts, though, were the ones from my daughter's friends. Totally didn't expect that! Even my dad texted me! Technology rocks!
I must say that I had a pretty darn good day! Can I do it again tomorrow?
Sunday, January 02, 2011
I have a cold or a sinus something going on. It's not too bad as long as I don't change elevation. Or lay down. Or try to breathe. Actually, while I'm awake and moving around, I really feel fine. However, laying down last night proved to be a challenge!
I'm sure my DH asked me to roll over multiple times to try to stop my snoring. Thank goodness he used that method instead of a pillow! LOL! Finally, around four this morning, I got up to fine some extra pillows. I put those behind me and slept the rest of the night sitting up. I will start sleeping tonight sitting up since I go back to work tomorrow. I need my beauty sleep! LOL!
On a different but related note, I'm taking a big ol' bag o'stuff to work with me tomorrow. I have replenishment for my Fiber One bars so I have snax for the week. I'm taking my day-by-day calendar, the rest of the unsalted peanuts, some chocolate peeps, the rest of a bag of crullers and some miscellaneous candy. I'll be loaded down going in! But it won't be loading down my bum or belly!
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
I have a rule that Christmas decorations MUST be down (at my house, anyway) by January 6th. Since I have this week off, I decided to get the tree and decorations done today. I "let" the kids help. I even recruited my DD's friend to assist. The tree and decorations done, it was time for lunch.
After lunch, I decided it was time to tackle the pantry. MIL gave us a halogen cooker for Christmas. Very cool gift that cooks quickly and cleans easily. But, I had no place for it! Thus the reason for tackling the pantry. I
Took everything off one shelf at a time, cleaned and dried the shelf and then put stuff back. I threw away a bunch of stuff and reordered most everything. I found a spot for the new cooker and I even have some empty spaces on the shelves!
I did quit before I did the top two shelves. It was after two in the afternoon and I hadn't taken a shower yet. And I had gone to the gym....I *really* needed that shower!
BTW, I also started fifteen auctions before I worked on the tree! Did I mention that I also took a 30 minute nap? Cos I did! I needed that too!
Tomorrow's plans? Gym. Shower. Read. Yep, that's it! I earned a day off!
Monday, December 27, 2010
When I am shopping for someone for a gift, whether it's for Christmas or a birthday or whatever, I like to have a list. Please tell me what you want and I will do what I can to find it for you. Please don't make me guess. I *want* to get you something that you will like.
In that vein, I always try to have a list of things I wouldn't mind having. From the fairly inexpensive ("Here Come The Mummies" CD) to the outrageously expensive, don't expect to get (Insanity Workout). And a few things in between.
so this year, when DH asked me what I wanted for Christmas, I recited my list. Add warm gloves and that's the whole thing. He looked at me and said "What do you really want for Christmas" I thought I had just answered that question. A few days later, he asked me the question again. I gave him the same list. He again asked me what I really wanted. I guess I still hadn't gotten the answer right!
Fast forward to Christmas day. DH had wrapped a gift for me (he used strapping tape because he couldn't find the Scotch tape! LOL!) and made sure it got loaded with all of the other presents. When it was my turn, I opened it. Sure enough! My list was wrong. DH had gotten me an iPad!!!
So, I've been playing with my iPad for the last two days. I got all my apps downloaded, all of my songs, a whole bunch of free books and all sorts of other stuff. I can even Spark from it! Now I don't have to fight with anyone for computer time! Woo Hoo!! I didn't know that I wanted an iPad. Good thing I married my DH, huh? Cos he knows some good stuff!
BTW...still gonna get myself some really warm gloves.
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Most every Christmas, my family and I go visit my in-laws in the mountains. They live right on the Big Lost River, right up in the mountains and they always have snow at Christmas.
This year, we were about an hour from home when the gauges on our truck went to zero. Then, about a mile later, the engine started making some very odd noises. Yep. We lost the engine. We were fifteen miles from the nearest town and it is not a large town. Thank goodness for cell phones!!!
My husband called our insurance first (smart move, huh?). Arranged for the truck to get towed back home ($300 later) and got a car reserved for the rest of the trip. I called my brother-in-law to come take us to the airport to get the car. Luckily they hadn't left yet and could come get us!!
The rest of the trip went fairly smoothly. No more car problems. No family drama. No major illnesses. The kids loved their gifts and had fun with their cousins. Even DH enjoyed himself.
Now that we're home, time to start figuring out how to spy for the towing and the repairs, but we'll figure it out. Already have a few plans in the works. The family is home, safe and happy. Plus I have a week off from work. What more can you ask for?
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