Miss you! While I didn't over eat yesterday, I ate a ton of carbs. So much bread! I actually baked bread, then we had stuffing too, and started with biscuts at breakfast. I am so glad we only have meals like that once or twice a year
Only our washing machine and dryer have been replaced within the past 5 yrs, but everything else we have is 20+ yrs Our refigerator (Frigidaire maybe, or GE) this pass year it has started pissing all over the floor. We wake most morning to a wet kitchen floor (we think it is a condensation thing, not really sure as we don't have an automatic ice maker, and we have checked the little bin under it--it's not that) We need a new one, obviously. Maybe when we get our income tax refund (which we likely won't get since we'll probably owe money because of buying insurance on the exchange and then making more this year *sigh* ) our dishwasher also sucks. We have to wash all the dished first, so it is kind of like "What is the point?' but I feel better running the dishes through, like they might be more germ free (probably a silly thing to think) Of course, neither likely meet the current Energy Saving guidelines (you can add the stove and furnance/ac unit to that list as well, but those are both still functioning fine)
Some people posted in the previous thread and didn't repost in this one, or just made a snide comment thinking it would disapear. Just saying Of course, if it is a regular, you can always check last year's thread too. Or you can cyber stalk the person, read every thing they posted in the past year and learn all sorts of stuff about them, maybe even try and see if if anything can bee seen on their facebook page. (ftr, I am not a stalker, just a licenced (ok, expired) P.I. )
TGIF my lovelies All week I've been waking at 4am(ish), even yesterday, my day off I was awake at 5:30. Today was the first day I was still asleep when my alarm went off. I was not happy. In the craziest traditions of America, it is Black Friday, the day people go INSANE shopping. Since we don't need anything big (electronics) we are not participating, but I was early to work this morning (no traffic and I caught myself doing 70mph, because I could) so I stopped in at Wal-mart (I drive right past it, and it is just 3 minutes from my office). I just wanted a med sized clear tote for Alex's Infinity figures. I figure if the store is a zoo, I will just got straight to work. I was shocked to find the store empty. So I bought the tote and a few little things (Infinity 3.0 related gifts) and was out of the store in 15 minutes. There is also nobody at work today, so I am goofing off (we don't have any real work to do, just the training manual we are working on for our replacements, and you can imagine the motivation to do that ) Oh, and I will be seeing Star Wars on the 18th! My older son bought tickets for all of us. But it is the 4pm showing and it is an hour away, so Alex and I will be taking half days off work/school It is also that son's birthday, so we'll take him to dinner too. (both is birthday & the movie are valid excuses for half days ) I am very excited!
I am sure the pie will be great! I am glad there will now be a little more cushion and benefits and even happier you will be together for Christmas It is nice to see you so happy
Hope everyone is having a lovely day Made pumpkin pie, had a little filling left over so I made a couple of really small ones for snacking on Bread is baking too, then the turkey will go in. I also cleaned out my closet and put away all my summer clothes and now I have to clean the spare room up. I was searching for things in my craft bins and I made a mess We are having an appraisal done tomorrow and we have to have the house all cleaned and organized. I also have to work tomorrow.
Considering how awesome you were the year you had me, this year must be truly spectacular! I'll send you a PM Shipping, vis USPS: Mail-by Dates (Domestic Services) Dec. 15 - Standard Post Ground service for less-than-urgent deliveries and oversized packages.Dec. 19 - First Class Mail Service for standard-sized, single-piece envelopes and small packages weighing up to 13 ounces with delivery in 3 business days or less.Dec. 21 - Priority Mail Domestic service in 1, 2, or 3 business days based on where your package starts and where it’s being sent, variety of Flat Rate options.Dec. 23 - Priority Mail Express Fastest domestic service, guaranteed overnight scheduled delivery to most locations. Some restrictions and exceptions apply. Please note, Priority Mail Express postage refund eligibility is adjusted for shipments mailed Dec. 22 through Dec. 25.Mail-by Dates (International Services) Customers mailing internationally during the holidays are advised to review the chart below for specific deadlines based on the locations they are mailing to and the service they are using. When mailing and shipping internationally, customers must also follow necessary customs guidelines. Please visit the International Shipping page on usps.com for more information. International Mail Addressed To Global Express Guaranteed® (GXG)*** Priority Mail Express International™ (PMEI) Priority Mail International® (PMI) First-Class Package International Service™ (FCPIS) Africa Dec-21 Dec-8 Dec-1 Dec-1 Asia/Pacific Rim Dec-19 Dec-15 Dec-8 Dec-8 Australia/New Zealand Dec-19 Dec-15 Dec-8 Dec-8 Canada Dec-22 Dec-17 Dec-11 Dec-8 Caribbean Dec-21 Dec-15 Dec-11 Dec-8 Central & South America Dec-21 Dec-11 Dec-1 Dec-1 Mexico Dec-22 Dec-15 Dec-8 Dec-8 Europe Dec-21 Dec-15 Dec-11 Dec-8 Middle East Dec-19 Dec-15 Dec-11 Dec-8
Today I bring you Draco's nemesis. Everyday he sits out there on our deck railing taunting and mocking us. Draco hates him, but the sliding glass door keeps him from his prey.(Draco sits there thumping his tail in frustration, doing his sad sounding hiss) The husband tried to catch him, but the clever bugger stole all the nuts out of the trap and escaped. (he has dug a bunch of holes by our basement stairs and is a nuisance. Tripping in one of those holes and falling down the cement stairs would be a very bad thing (and the only reason we'd consider trapping him). We've tried filling the holes, but he just digs them back out. We have a live capture trap and the husband would have taken him into the woods and released him)
have I ever mentioned how happy doing Secret Santa makes me? I absolutely love trying to figure out what would make people happy. I think one of the things I might really miss this year is sharing ideas with people who are at a loss of what to get their giftees.
I should truly set myself up as a personal shopper. I could do all the buying and wrapping of gifts for people who need help (or can't be arsed to do it themselves) and just take a small % for myself. If I lived in a big city, I just might do that! Spending money would be an awesome job! Spending other people's money would be even better!