Thursday Chit Chat Thread

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Thursday Chit Chat Thread
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Thu, 12-20-2012 - 8:51am

Its Thursday, are your kids out of school yet?  Still gift shopping?  How will you spend your day?

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Registered: 07-26-1999
Fri, 12-21-2012 - 9:19am
Hugs Kelly! Its nice to see you, and I hope that 2013 is a much better year for you and the kids. PM me if you get a chance, I'd love to chat.
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Thu, 12-20-2012 - 8:50pm

How did I spend my day?

Sick with a head cold. Sam has been home since Monday afternoon with a migraine that will not break despite various techniques and meds. It's just now snowing after a day of downpours. 

I'm set to move my mom from a rehab center to an assisted living residence tomorrow (her birthday). I'm having a rough time with his whole holiday season this year. I've been through WAY too much this year and will be thrilled to see the year end.  I'm grateful that I didn't have to plan a funeral for my mom this year but knowing that she had a stroke and will never ever be able to live in her own home or drive ever again is hard to wrap my head around.

I also have to move from one house to another and soon. Between my marriage ending, Nichole graduating from high school, bankruptcy, foreclosure on my house, my mom's stroke and her inability to live in her house, fighting with the school system again..I need a vacation AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sorry to be a downer but you asked how my Thursday was and this is it..

:(

Kelly

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Registered: 11-03-2012
Thu, 12-20-2012 - 8:20pm

So since my mom has been here- I have done NOTHING but drive.  Everywhere.  She wanted to do shopping for me.  I drove.  I did get her to take just Kristen out on Monday to do her, and I was able to catch up with phone calls, laundry etc. 

But I snapped today.  I felt bad.  Shoot I was up at 6, drove Becca into school (and that is SO stopping come January- hoping the docking station I got her that fits her iPod will encourage her to get her behind out of bed).  Came home.  Got dressed.  Ran around the commissary.  Came home. Made 2 more batches of cookies for church.  Cleaned that mess up.  Drove Becca to lessons.  Drove Becca to her party.  Dropped a cheescake off at the house that had dessert (it's a progressive dinner).  Then came home.  Dh didn't take the dang cookies over to church.  SO didn't want to do the drive-through Nativity.  Mom wanted to go.  She wanted to drop off the cookies she'd made.  SIGH .  Yelled b/c I am DONE with the car- and I have to drive again TOMORROW b/c Becca wants clothes at Forever 21, and the ONLY mall that has that stupid store is in Norfolk.  Downtown Norfolk.  4 days before Christmas.  And mom doesn't want to drive there.  I won't let Kristen go there alone.  Guess who's driving? 

Kristen wants to pick Becca up at 11.  I don't want to.  I think if dh is ok with it- I'm going to let her go get her.  Of course I won't sleep until the girls are back home.

At least I got tuition paid for next semester.  SIGH.  I'm not on the account that we take the money for.  Kept forgetting to tell dh to do it.  Then he's had church stuff all week (it's done tomorrow and I'm SO glad).  If tuition isn't paid by Jan 2, we get a $75 late payment fee.  So I took one of the credit cards that has nothing on it, put tuition on that.  Then I'll take the money we have and pay that bill off.  I hate doing it that way, but a check isn't going to make it in time.   Esp when the business office closes tomorrow until Jan 2 for the holidays.

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Registered: 12-06-1999
Thu, 12-20-2012 - 8:17pm

Last day of school for me,kids were all over the ;place today. I am going to run to tCostco and pick up a few things. Then tonight is baking and laundry. Trying to find out what the plan is with rest of DH family. Since I am off tomorrow I will be up a bit late wrapping and making a few jewelry gifts.Dinner is pasta with Italian sausage, salad or cooked carrots, whatever is in the fridge. 

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Thu, 12-20-2012 - 7:33pm
I figured out dinner about 2 hours before I needed to cook it. LOL I wanted to eat out at Atlanta Bread Company but Tim wants to have pizza tomorrow night and go work out tonight. So I remembered I had stuff for broccoli cheese soup. It tasted so good. Yum, I have all the measurements all worked out. Don't use all that flour it asks says to use. LOL Duh!

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Thu, 12-20-2012 - 5:57pm

Argh, is school out yet? At work today, the kids were all hyped up.  My class didn't get too many stickers on their behavior charts today.  I got some nice gifts at work - chocolates, champagne, restaurant gift card for the Outback.

After work, came home and did some cleaning, now I'm making dinner.   Ian had a regular school day.  Kayleigh had school, then taught her class at the art center and is staying late because they're having a holiday party for the kids.  We'll eat around 7:00 when she gets home.

Tonight, some last minute holiday cards, watch Greys, maybe enjoy a glass of wine

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Thu, 12-20-2012 - 11:35am

I woke up feeling lousy-I'm achey all over and just fell blah.    I did wake up with a cat and 2 dogs in the bed and that is a first, so  that was good news that the cat is coming around.  Sadly, DH has been gone so much that the dogs have cleaimed the bed and will be confused when he tries to sleep in it.  DH is driving home in this mushy wet outside from their IL roadshow.  Hope he gets here before it freezes.

Zeph is on break-kind of.  The Geography Bee is right around the corner so he should be studying for that and he has some history reading to be doing also. I had a long list of things to do today, but am going to slack and count on the family to help tomorrow to play catch up.  Zeph should start on thank yous today for gifts already received. 

My last Amazon shipment arrived yesterday-yeah!  I'm deciding on whether to do a gift for the neighbors or not.  I might buy Zeph one or two more things, but I've got to see tomorrow's comission check to see if going over budget is prudent or not.

Dinner tonight is pasta with Italian porkchops.

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Registered: 07-26-1999
Thu, 12-20-2012 - 11:23am

In court again today.  I have a department luncheon I am going to walk back to the office for and also to mail some invoices for DH.  DH and Madison stopped in Indiana last night because of the storms, they are finally in Michigan and should arrive at inlaws this afternoon.    Jordyn has her art mid-term today, coming home to pack and do some chores, then to a chiropractor appt and then to work.  Emma had her holiday concert this morning and her holiday aprty this afternoon.  Emma and I are going to work on packing our suitcases tonight and I need to clean the house and do invoices for DH.  Cleaning out the fridge before we leave, so leftovers tonight.

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Thu, 12-20-2012 - 9:48am

It is just pouring out right now.  We are suppose to get some severe weather and high winds.  I had to deal with two mouths this morning.  I am so fed up with the sass and back talk.  All of them have final today but Matthew can get out at 11:30 so I will be picking him up if weather permitting.  Otherwise we is staying.  The girls are going to be ticked off, they are constantly beating the bush of Matthew is my favorite.  They totally forget he's older, in high school and things are different there.  They are going to say I let him get out early cause I like him more.  I am tired of that as well.  To a point that I hold myself in check when they spout at the mouth saying stuff like that.  Pisses me off.  Anyway, Nothing going on tonight.  I thought I was done Christmas shopping but I discovered that I need to get more sticking stuffers for Tim.  

WOW!  The wind has started whipping up out there!!  The sound is crazy!  Gonna have to check the shingles when this is all over.

Dinner is up in the air right now.