Monday, December 19, 2016

Busy Monday, December 19

Today's 'To-Do' List
  • Write Blog
  • Clean House
  • Go to work
  • Plan Menu
  • Get Groceries
  • Gift Exchange with friends at my home
  • Mon - Rotisserie Chicken, mashed potatoes, veggie 
  • Tue - Tacos
  • Wed - Spaghetti w/meatballs
  • Thur - Grilled Cheese w/Tomato Soup
  • Fri - Pizza
  • Sat - Ham & Potato Soup in Bread Bowls
  • Sun - Pre-made pulled pork, chips, leftovers. 
This Week's 'To-Do' List
  • Work M-Thr for myself & Peter. Kids are on Winter Break
  • Make cookies & other sweets
  • Wrap gifts
  • Deliver more gifts
  • Clean house
  • Wed. Brie has a secret santa with some friends
  • Thursday Brie has a counseling appt
  • Thursday Company Christmas Party @ work
  • Friday suppose to be meeting with the ladies over Johanna's wedding stuff some more we will see how I'm doing on time. 
Last Week

Okay last week I suppose will fall into the last several weeks since I've been bad about getting posts up and I apologize about that it is a busy time of year. 

We will start with yesterday.
Yesterday (Sunday) I spent the day in the city about an hour away with Johanna and Courtney as we helped Johanna find a wedding dress and shoes for her wedding in a couple weeks. Yup right down to the wire. We went out for dinner and over all wasn't a bad time at all though Johanna's 3 month old, Evelynn got very sick at one point and there weren't any extra changes of clothes in the diaper bag so we had to go to Once Upon a Child so we could buy her a new outfit and then we got a bit lost trying to find it but it all worked out. A dress was found that Johanna loved along with shoes. Things are coming together. I was exhausted and passed out about 8:30!

Saturday, I went shopping with Johanna to help her out and then came home and did some baking before going to a potluck where we had lots of fun and played games and listened to the tornado sirens... I'm not joking. I got home and we had company over so I didn't get to bed until after 1 am. 

Friday, I had the Ladies Christmas Dinner (Ladies from work) I had to go to at a local restaurant and we did gift exchanges. I got myself a nice steak dinner because it had been a very stressful day at work in fact I even worked 15 minutes off the clock trying to get stuff done and so after all that I went to Starbucks and vegged with a coffee for a little bit before going home and getting ready for the dinner. Friday was also the last day of school for the kids and sadly Katherine had a very bad day and failed her math test because she's been sick and coughing so very hard that even on Saturday when she was at the Marksmanship Club her aim was really far off and her grouping was very loose.
Brielle went out with a friend Friday for dinner so she was gone for the evening and didn't get back home until 10. I was pretty much already asleep when she got home.
Oooh that reminds me okay so I go to this dinner and I'm stressed out due to work and the kids so I have a nice dinner and a glass of wine and then on the way home I decided I don't feel like going home yet so I swing by Johanna's which is on the way home anyways. I'm sitting out in front of her house in my car texting her to see if she was up for some company because I didn't want to just come unannounced and so as I'm waiting for a response I hear this sudden bang against my driver door and scraping. It's Johanna's huge dog! So I quickly get out and catch the dog and bring her up to the house invitation be damned I had her dog at that point. I guess it's a good thing I stopped by right when I decided to.

Thursday, I had my last music class for the year which is kind of sad but we enjoyed it. Earlier that day I had to pull Katherine out of school for an eye appt which is why she had to take her Math test on Friday. We got her eyes checked out and her new glasses ordered and then went down to Hallmark and Kmart to do some more shopping. She was already coughing really bad by this point so we also picked up some medicine. 

Wednesday, we had Brielle's Orchestra Concert. They played wonderfully. 

Tuesday, we had Katherine's Band and Choir concerts. She did so well and later her Choir teacher commented to me about how expressive she was with her singing. I took a lot of video and apparently only this one picture. 

Monday, I had class in the evening and then just normal stuff like Lunch with Peter. I did some shopping and Blacky went to the groomer. I know I did some other stuff too but I really can't remember what now.

We are now hitting fuzzy territory so to remember I'm hitting up my calendar and my photos. 
12/13 Peter gives me an early Christmas present of an embroidery machine.
 12/10 Brielle went down to take the ACT 

12/10 Katherine's Marksmanship Club

12/9 Katherine's School Dance

12/7 Went and saw Brian Setzer Orchestra
12/4 Got the inside decorated for the holidays