Good morning to my friends ... old and new.. that stop by for a visit .. WELCOME !!!!
You know the drill .. I supply the snacks, and you enjoy them to your hearts content .. remember .. magic home -- no fat, no carbs, and no calories .. and all of the flavor and taste you can imagine !!! I made up coffee, hot cocoa, and hot tea .. all of which can be chilled if you prefer !! :) Help yourself and welcome !! :)
We also have ice for a selection of fresh iced drinks .
Took mom to her doctors appointment yesterday .. I'm happy to say that with the numbers that he read out; she is going to be around for another 20 years .. lol lol lol .. She looked really pretty yesterday .. She wore a red sweater, and black pair of pants with black shoes, and then a black jacket .. She really looked beautiful ..
She didn't look like a little old lady .. :)
After we finished with her doctors appointment; we went to Schwefels restaurant .. and had lunch .. It was a wonderful time .. both of us were relaxed, and just enjoyed the moment. I had a yummy lunch .. it was like Chicken AlaKing that mom used to make but with ham; and asparagus and mushmush's .. in a white sauce over toast .. (mom used to make her's with chicken, peas, and corn in a white sauce .. ) but it was yummy .. We had a glass of Nonacoholic white zinfendel as well .. and we talked .. Not about what happened that Saturday, Not about whatever feelings she's having about my SIL again, just things .. I told her about my last few days, and I asked her for help ..
I have a quilt that she made me right after we got married ..(she made one for Bill and Kathy too) I don't know what happened to Bill and Kathy's, but it is made out of material of clothes that I grew up with that mom had made ..
I pulled it out a few months ago, thinking that I could fix up the battle scars of 40 years .. but there are some that are really beat up .. I thought it was just sewing a bunch of seams; and reattaching the zigzag .. but nope ..some of the "lighter weight" material; is actually ripped .. I asked her how I could fix that .. I know it' will be hand stitching, but I really don't want to get rid of that quilt, because it means alot to me .. She seemed surprised when I told her the piece of material was from a summer baby doll top that I loved .. I think she was surprised to hear that I actually remembered what alot of the material was from .. lol lol .. But she told me how "she fixed daddy's quilt" until she couldn't anymore .. lol lol .. and it made alot of sense .. so I'll be able to work on that AFTER I clean up my room .. AFTER this quilt is done .. lol ..
So -- we had a wonderful lunch .. She talked me into getting a schaum torte for dessert, and we split it .. it was HUGE !!!! and oh so yummy !!! (but it's not what I needed .. lol .. I'm giving up my ice cream on Sunday this weekend ... lol ) and we were both full .. but I figured I would work it off once I got to work .. and thankfully this morning, my scale is none the worse .. :) I'm still 1.6 pounds away from the 220's .. and am holding stiff .. :)
I dropped her off at home, and came home, and changed my top .. to a tshirt .. (not going to mess up another top in the dusts of the warehouse .. lol ) However, I didn't do counting last night .. I worked on entering what we had counted the night before .. I got to work around 3, and stayed until 9 when I left for home .. I got all the paperwork straightened out .. and entered (or ready for entry .. for the odd ball lists) ..
I worked straight through .. Did you know that that building makes alot of wierd noises when you're there by yourself after hours .. lol lol .. But I gave them 6 hours of work ..
I left and I was pooped .. I left Jimmy a note with what I accomplished, and that there is set up clipboards on the table by my desk; if anyone has any time on their hands; they can pull one of the clipboards that I have set up .. and count .. and I told him, I'm taking today off .. I have "personal" things I want to work on ..
My quilt has been sitting there since last Saturday when I tacked it up; and going "nanny nanny boo boo" .. well -- my personal stuff .. I want to work on working on it ..I don't want to push myself after Christmas to get it done by January 7th .. so my personal stuff, I'm planning on working on that today .. and then hubby has gotten the extra addresses from his friends at Wii bowling .. and I want to get their Christmas cards out ..
So -- yes ... I have personal things I want to get done .. and secretly "I'm frustrated" .. I came in yesterday .. and AFTER I got there, JT got a whole wall done, Robert picked up his clipboard, and Jimmy said he didn't get to his aisle (only one section left), the girls left at 4, and so did Leonard .. There was keying in to do; and unfortunately it seems it has to be done after hours .. if the girls would have pitched in, entry would have been done in an hour ..
I am giving them another week .. to have this finished, to the point of where I can step out .. Every time someone came back and asked if there was something they could help with .. I pointed to the clipboards .. and well -- they exited stage left quite quickly .. So -- I finished what needed to be done, and I left .. after leaving a note for Jimmy that I wouldn't be in today ..
I had to giggle this morning, because I got up and saw that St Nick showed up .. I had the note on my computer, and then I looked up and saw hubby's sock (yes .. it IS a clean one .. lol) and I went over, to find the 3 candybars .. lol lol .. 3 musketeers .. YUMMM my fav!!!!!
So that brings me to today .. I'm staying home, and playing with my quilt, and finishing up my Christmas cards .. :) and I'll deal with the office tomorrow ..
Wishing everyone a great day !!! I'm going to have one .. :)