All right....I'll start it....again...
And I can't post any more because it's snowing and we HAVE to go to work today.
More later! I'll be LOLing about this all day, hehe!
Morning all. I have now completely forgotten what I read last night before bed, so sorry if I don't comment on things.
Wendi-Have a good day at work. Will T go with you? Hope he's not bored.
Hilarie-Glad you had a good time at the zoo, and I had to laugh at your mom not listening to you about what to wear. ;) Sometimes parents just don't listen to us very well-just like our kids. Are you working today? I can't remember.
Lori-I have to log back in all the time too, it is a giant pain. Sounds like a good day there & so glad that the pool table is being used so much. That's wonderful. We got a ping pong table topper for our pool table from my parents (their old one with a new net & paddles), but there wasn't room to bring it home with us. My parents will bring it to us when they come visit in March. Should be fun to have.
We were going to ski today, but I needed another day at home. Our Christmas presents are still a huge mess all over the living room, right where we dropped them when we unloaded the car yesterday. Ugh. I want to undecorate Christmas stuff, and get cleaned up today. Wish me luck.
Thanks for the input on the goals for this year. Do you think we should start a new thread weekly about the goals? Or just one thread that will last for the entire month? Let me know what you think.
No, I don't have to work today. Thank goodness. :)
Wendi, I was going to cancel this thread, but you posted on it again. I was laughing, too. What are the odds?? Good luck with work today! I hope you don't have to stay too long.
Laura, I hope you can get everything settled quickly so your home feels peaceful again. Bummer that you have to wait until March for the ping pong topper, but that will be fun.
I'd think maybe a weekly thread for goals? But should the goals be DAILY? So we'd check in every day and say if we made our goals for the prior day and set new goals for the new day? Or weekly goals? Either way. And if they're weekly goals, maybe we only need a monthly thread? I don't know...
Today we're going to go play tourist in St. Augustine. My mom has been antsy all morning. I figured after lunch was easier. I HATE trying to pick a restaurant with my mom (the vegetarian), the kids (esp the picky one) and me (gluten-free). So much easier to just eat first, then go. She just took off for a walk, and I'm DYING for a diet pepsi (which DH was supposed to buy me yesterday but "forgot", even though he bought himself 3 different sodas!), so I might beg the kids to let us run to the store and buy some. :)
I really wish I had this time off work without my mom here. So many projects I'd like to be working on, but I'm getting nothing done at all. Sucks. I mean, I'm glad my mom's here, but maybe she could take the kids out and give me a few hours break? She won't even put the kids to bed at night. She's really not into "helping" so much.
What are you all doing for NYE? Will you stay up until midnight? Will your kids (try)?
Wendi-that's great that T can hang with you while you work. I don't think Calla would be so good. Amazing how different things are a year later for you too.
Lori-Sounds like loads of fun at your house! Wish we could all come hang with you. :)
Hilarie-Playing tourist sounds fun. I would love to see St. Augistines someday.
We went bowling & now are home playing pool & I'm making appetizers. The girls are starving & DH & I are having steak & potatoes for dinner-so the girls could care less about that. None of us will make it to midnight as we are skiing tomorrow, so we'll get up by 7am & get on the road shortly after that. I think the girls are old enough now that they could stay up-but why bother...I've gotten old! I still don't have the Christmas stuff put away either. Ugh. It's just going to have to wait. We are getting the new toys put away though & some of the old toys taken out for the garage sale this summer. About 3 or 4 years ago DH insisted on getting 2 fancy remote controlled cars for Calla. She's never liked them & was too young for them when they were new. Now they are kind of broken & not wonderful. So sad to get rid of them, but they just take up space...but not sure how much they will go for at a garage sale. They work-but not perfect, and take 6 AA batteries for each car (4 in the car & 2 in the remotes) so not sure if it's even worth putting the batteries in them to show people that they work. What do you guys think?
Well-Guess I should go back to the family. My appetizers only have 2 minutes though-so maybe I'll wait until they are done to go downstairs. Yes-I procrastinate that much. And-have you noticed that it is now taking me to the last unread message?!??! Maybe whoever was on the bottom of the totem pole at iVillage & had to work over Christmas got it working right! You go girl! :)
So many posts! Let's see what I can reply to here....
Lori, the party sounds awesome! Why do you eat those foods at midnight? Is there some meaning behind it?? I'm also curious - you said "running the wires under the floor". I assume it's upstairs - do you mean between the floors? Or under the carpet? Just curious. Sounds like a better idea than the wires all over that we always seem to have. Glad you got it all up and running!
Wendi, DISNEY!!!! I have tons of advice/help/comments/etc. Feel free to email me questions or whatever you want to know. I'm sure I have way more info than you want. :) Your NYE sounds like a fun time! What a difference from last year. I can't believe it's been a whole year. Any news on your old house??
We had a nice time in St. Augustine today. Saw more shops than we've ever seen before (which wasn't a ton - just a nice number). And we toured a couple of old churches. My mom really wanted to see the college there (windows were done by Tiffany - yes, "that" Tiffany!), but it was closed when we got there (even though the lady on the phone said they'd be open - d'oh!!!). She's really bummed she missed that. Tomorrow, maybe some shopping? She might take the kids to the park (which leaves me alone for a bit, but I can't go out, as she'll have my car). Oh, and I don't think I mentioned we went for a hike the other day (at my mom's insistence). She's only wants to see: nature, art, history. That's about it. So the hike was nature. Today was history and some artistic architecture. Fortunately, I made sure they were all in small enough doses that the kids did fine with it all.
Only one more day off. I wish it was more. I'll have to work hard Wed-Fri (or Th-Fri because I have to spend hours driving my mom to the airport on Wed, plus I'll have the kids with me all day).
Happy 2013, everyone!!!!!