Morning. Happy MLK day.
Lori, that's so sweet that your little girls made you breakfast in bed! How thoughtful of them!!! Sorry your dad/aunt aren't coming this weekend, but it sounds like you have a nice day planned with your girls. And yay for Sunday dinners starting back up. When is your brother moving?
Laura, have a great time skiing! Sorry about all the extra laundry!
Lori, you know, I feel our front-loaders do "okay" with laundry, but I think when we buy a washer/dryer again, I'd prefer to go back to a top-loader. I loved my last washer and miss it so much!
Well, I'm 40. Or so they tell me... :) My mom sent gifts - very sweet. A box of 4 truffles from a local (Portland, OR) shop. YUM. ($9 for that box - so spendy!!!!) And she sent me a really nice necklace (about $100?? I looked it up because I was curious about how bad I should feel for not liking it much...). It's a charm-style, but just hung as a pendant. So there are 5 "things" hanging off one point of the necklace. A heart engraved with my name, a cubic zirconia(?) heart outline in front of that, my birth stone, and two little sparkly "girls" - one with an M and one with an A. Now it's cute, and really special and personal. BUT it's not my style of something that I wear. Hmmm.... I feel bad, so I'm wearing it today. Also, the chain is LONG (like belly-button length), so it bangs on everything. I could always put it on a shorter chain.
DH called to see if I wanted him to leave work early (they're slow), but I guess he didn't, since I haven't heard from him and his original work shift ends in 7 minutes. I didn't care if he came home early or not - I just left it up to him. (We don't have plans.) The girls have been whiney today. We'll go out to my favorite Mexican place for dinner, and I put in a request for Baskin Robbins ice cream, BUT - we haven't had that since we've lived in FL. There are only a couple of shops locally, and they're not generally convenient. So, we'll see if he pulls that off. :)
Laura, have fun today. Sorry about all the laundry. I think that will be me today. I did 2-3 loads yesterday (using washer upstairs AND downstairs), and will do the same today---mostly towels and bedding. I think I'll only wash the towels downstairs anymore. I just dont feel like they get clean in my front loading machine, and I like them to be in a washer FULL of water. I know, random.
Well, my dad isn't coming. They're supposed to get an ice storm tomorrow. I'm ok with this actually. The girls and I are going to go to town after lunch. Brenna needs to exchange her headphones and Alexis wants to get origami paper. Then we all have gift cards for Wendy's, so we'll go there for dinner. Tomorrow after church we'll go to my aunt's for dinner. We haven't done a Sunday dinner since well before my mom died. Will be nice to do that again. Plus, I think my brother should be here, so that will be nice too.
I did terribly on the goals this week. I think its all part of the depression. I dont feel like doing *anything*. I have to drag myself out to do the dishes, or to make dinner. Brenna and I are going to do the 30 day shred starting tonight or tomorrow. Hopefully she can keep me motivated (Brenna, not Jillian, lol).
Oh, and my lovely littles made me breakfast in bed this morning. I had a bacon and cheese quesadilla (sp???), fruit salad and orange juice. They did it with no help from the girls.
Fridays are just crazy! Plus, it snowed a lot so we were hoping to go home early, but no such luck.
Hilarie, glad the project went well. Looks good! Yay for the dishwasher getting installed!
Andrea, ugh! That really stinks that he'd wait til the last minute, and then use your time to get it done.
I'm ready to go to bed. Yep, its 4:30. I'm tired. I need to clean up the house first. My dad is coming tomorrow (and great aunt). This time my step mom is coming too. At least we get lunch out on Sunday. ;)
Andrea, I hope you didn't have to stay late! Sorry the guy waited until the last minute and then made it YOUR problem. :(
The dishwasher is getting installed now. Woohoo! I actually cheated and ran a load today (since the "test" load worked fine) - just put a towel down to catch the drips. Nice to get my counters cleaned off anyway.
The weekend has started. Maybe DH will take Allison to cheerleading (game) tonight and I can have a little time off. We'll see...
I feel better now!!
Hilarie, the project looks great! I'm glad it went better than expected.
Andrea, glad you survived. Sounds like a busy/long day!
A picture of the girls with Megan's project. The blank space in the corner is where she says her report will be attached.
Laura, LOL to not liking your new 8 year old!! We get a day like that every once and awhile too! Hopefully today will be better.
Lori, Don't worry about the tears, it's only been a few months. I still cry sometimes when I think about my best friend and she died 15 years ago!! Mostly when I think about things she never got to experience because she died too young.
Hilarie, Sounds like the project worked out okay - even with the short notice. Too bad about the dishwasher, but at least it will be ready soon!!