Friday, December 29, 2006

It's Friday!

Happy Friday...yes it is Friday although being off work all week and having holidays here and there, I haven't been sure what day it really is. It has to be close to the end of my vacation because today was the first day I actually slept past 6am. Normally I am up by 4am so I guess waking up around 6 is actually sleeping in, but today I managed to sleep until 9. I have realized one thing, though. There is nothing much to watch on tv during the day so I guess I am glad I have a day job. I watched all of my new movies and rented a few others, and I am halfway through a book I got for Christmas already, so I haven't been bored. My new vacuum cleaner works great! LOL You will be hard pressed to find any dog hair in the living room today, I tell you what! I cooked a spiral ham yesterday and it was yummy. This morning I made ham and cheese omelettes for breakfast. There is plenty of ham leftover for ham sandwiches and ham salad.

I have no plans to go out for New Year's Eve. I prefer to stay home and have done so for many years. Getting all dressed up in uncomfortable clothes and shoes to get drunk and possibly breaking an ankle in said shoes is not my idea of fun. I would much rather be home, in my PJ's or sweats, watching a movie or playing cards or games with friends and family. That way if I do happen to get tanked...I don't have far to crawl into bed either! New Year's Day I am going to have dinner with my parents and brothers. Not sure who else will be there but it is always a good time.

Time to get moving here. I think I'll get some shopping done today. The weather is great...a little chilly but no snow! YAY!!

Enjoy the weekend everyone.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Coming down from the Christmas high

Christmas is over and it was a wonderful day. The kids seemed really pleased with their gifts, and I absolutely love everything I received. Haven't got the vacuum cleaner out of the box yet but I will do that tomorrow (and yes I asked for a new one). I also got two John Grisham books, a James Patterson book, the Chris Daughtry CD, a few movies (Pirates of the Carribean #2, The Corpse Bride and Talladega Nights), 2 bottles of Captain Morgan, a bottle of wine, some holiday kitchen towels, an electric knife, gift cards to my favorite places (Linens and Things & Bed and Bath), 2 Yankee Candles, and a gift card to the Burlington Coat Factory so I can pick out a new winter coat. I also got some cash and was instructed to buy something nice for myself and not to use it to pay a bill. (Someone knows me well.) Anyway, we had fun Christmas Eve at the folks house. There was so much food and everyone was in a festive mood. After we exchanged gifts, we played cards and we never got back home until after 11:00.
Christmas morning the kids all showed up and I made a huge breakfast. We exchanged gifts afterwards and then played Uno for awhile. The kids all left around 3 to go to other dinners so I put on one of my new movies and promplty fell asleep. Guess I am going to have to watch that one again.

Today I went to see Rose. It was so good to see her, bald little head and all. She is doing really well and enjoyed all the little gifts I brought her. She gave me a gift bag with all kinds of goodies in it, some rum, a Beanie Bear, a calendar, and a book by Christopher Moore called A Dirty Job. I spent the entire morning there and I didn't really want to leave but she has 4 long haired cats and 4 hours was about all my allergies would allow. By the time I left I was sneezing and my eyeballs were itching pretty bad, but it was a really nice visit.

I have no plans for the rest of the week. I will say that my days off are going by way too quickly. Not liking that too much. Sara has been home a lot this week so it's been nice hanging with the kid. She got the DVD The Lady in the Water for Christmas so we are going to watch that in a little bit. The movie got bad reviews but we both like M. Night Shyamalan so we'll decide for ourselves. The Village got bad reviews too but we both thoroughly enjoyed that one.

I hope you all had a great Christmas and are looking forward to an awesome 2007. I know I am.


Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Almost vacation time!!

One more full day of work then I can start my 11 day vacation. How sweet is that? Tomorrow is a full day at work but I don't think we'll actually be doing much in the way of working. Today we had our sell off with the government inspector and everything went well, so hip hip hoooray...I can have a stress free day.
First thing in the morning we have a meeting with the CEO. I imagine he will tell us how rich we all made him over the past year and he will thank us and tell us to keep up the good work. Perhaps he can trade his Jaguar in and purchase a newer model now. Then he and his wife will hand out a Christmas card to each and every one of us along with some token of appreciation. In years past we've received long sleeved denim shirts, fleece jackets and last year we got an all weather jacket...all with the company logo embroidered on everything. No one came around asking for sizes this year so I am guessing we aren't getting anything to wear!
Our department decided to order chinese food for lunch tomorrow and a lot of folks are bringing home baked goodies in. The festivities will continue after work at The Alpine. I've been running a few errands after work every night this week so I can enjoy a few drinks tomorrow and not have to worry about driving anywhere. My parents live right down the road from the bar so if I should become impaired, I can crawl to their house and sleep it off there. LOL
Yes indeed...tomorrow should be a good day.

Christmas Eve the kids and I are going to a pot luck gathering at my parents house. It's an annual tradition, we all bring a few delicious dishes to share, crack open the rum, mix it with the egg nog, and have a ball. At some point in the evening, we will exchange gifts, have some more egg nog and then play cards. Other friends and relatives show up throughout the evening so it's always a good time. Sometimes they even bring more rum. And eggnog. LOL

I am having a Christmas morning brunch this year so the kids can spend some time here before heading out to their father's house and then their significant other's relatives. As they get older, I have had to become more flexible, but I still like having them here on Christmas morning to open their gifts. I am making a sausage and cheese quiche, french toast and bacon and coffee, with assorted fruit and juice, ...all of their favorites. I'm getting really excited now!

Heading for the sofa...have a good evening everyone.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

OMG It's already halfway thru December

Lordy, it's been a long time since I've posted anything. Sorry about that. I've been working a lot and trying to get my shopping done, which should be done by this weekend. I drive right by the Mall on my way home from work but I am usually too tired to even think about shopping. I am working on Saturday but only in the morning so I will stop after work and finish up.

We found out today that we are definitely going to be off work from December 22-January2. Most of those days are paid holidays, so I will only have to use 2 of my vacation days to be able to enjoy a nice 11 day break. Aside from Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's, I have no plans yet for those wonderful days off. Right now all I can think of is how wonderful it will be to be able to sleep in for several days in a row.

Today, my best friend Rose had her last chemo treatment. She has tolerated the last three treatments rather well and has experienced the normal side effects, fatigue, loss of appetite and some nausea. Thanksgiving Day she started to lose her beautiful hair and now is sporting a cute tennis ball looking head. She carries off the G I Jane look rather well, I have to say. She's been in very good spirits all things considered. Hang in there's almost over. Thanks everyone for all of your prayers.

I hope you all are having a good December. Time for me to make some dinner.