Friday, November 24, 2006

Dear Diary Friday...

Happy Day After Thanksgiving!! I hope everyone had a wonderful, wonderful day!!

Thanksgiving was pretty darn calm for me, other than I didn't feel very good. My Mom and I made a splendid spread and everyone seemed to have enjoyed it. I was home by 6:00 and I finally went and just put my jammies on and laid down. I didn't fall asleep for a long time but my feet and body didn't feel a bit good, so it was nice to just be in the dark and relax.

Today I am work and not really minding it. I have a feeling I won't be here long today, as they were taking names of who would prefer to go home early on the day after T day, the day before Christmas or the day after Christmas. I think I would prefer to go home early today, as I would like to get a few things done.

Much love out to Toni with being sick on Thanksgiving. Hope you are feeling much, much better and give Grandpa a hug for me as well!

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Dear Diary Wednesday...

Our first Thanksgiving dinner of the season happened last night over at the in-laws and the food was AWESOME and the company was vastly entertaining. Dylan's Mom introduced me to a new recipe involving a vegetable I HATE...brussel sprouts but I loved them in the new recipe and could not stop eating them!!! And I was on my very best behavior when it came to his great-grandmother and his aunt....they brought up some topics that were very touchy subjects with me but I kept a level head. The fun part was sneaking out of the kitchen with his Mom so that she could get a breath of fresh air, vent for a moment, and then we went back. It really was a good time and I absolutely love hanging out with his folks.

Bad news.....I woke up not feeling well. We have a horrible case of 24 hour flu going around my work and I have been doing everything possible to make sure I do not get it....but I think it finally caught me. I am trying to be tough and not let it take complete hold, especially since I am here at work. Pray for me....

Speak of work, I have some major changes coming for me down the line and right now it is just non-stop stress mode. I am hoping by the end of today I will see "a light at the end of the tunnel" and will be able to relax and not think about work for 24 hours.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Dear Diary Tuesday,

Much, much love to they found a lump! We are old....we probably have LOTS OF LUMPS! Really, it will be fine, I know it will.

I got home from work yesterday and poor Dylan had not even been to sleep yet! He has a horrible case of insomnia and just could not get his eyes to shut. I finally convinced him to go to bed for a little while, went in and snuggled with him and rubbed his back and he finally fell asleep. SOOOO, he is probably running on about an hours worth of sleep for two days!!!

Work was just INSANE yesterday but nothing I did not expect with us having a holiday in the middle of the week. It was just non-stop problems all day long. The nice part of the day was meeting my old boss for lunch at the OG and relaxing with her and just gabbing. It is great, as always, to be around such a positive person who truly misses working with me every day. And honestly, I miss working with her as well!!!! She is one of the very few reasons that I would go back to P5.

Tonight we are going over to the in-laws tonight for Thanksgiving dinner. Yeah, I know it is a bit early, but the in-laws decided that they didn't like how Dylan and I handled T day last year (he went to his families dinner, I went to my families dinner....worked okay for us) so they are doing it a bit early this I get two Thanksgivings....YEAH!!!

Monday, November 20, 2006

Dear Diary Monday...

It is a sad start to a Monday when I am sitting at my desk and I can not stop the yawning!

I didn't end up getting out of work as early on Friday as I planned, as I stayed to make sure a client was completely taken care of....and they were. I even received some very nice compliments from high managment for doing everything possible to get this client taken care of. Nice feeling when you are recognized for going a bit above your job.

After work on Friday, Dylan and I did a whole bunch of running around and dinner. It was nice to be out and about on Friday and spending time with Dylan and REALLY getting into the holiday spirit. Saturday we got up and went to breakfast and then we did some more X-mas shopping and looking around. We didn't end up buying a lot of gifts, but we have a start on it and that is what matters.

Sunday was comical. I was doing some laundry and some things outdoors when I got a call from my folks....their sink was plugged and I needed to come over. I ran over and it was REALLY plugged. I went to Lowes to get some sulfuric acid and used that....and it didn't seem to work. I was getting really nervous because I could tell my Daddy wanted to start taking the main pipe apart....and he was already in TOO much pain. So, I poured the rest of the sulfuric acid down the pipe....and waited. All of a sudden, magic happened and the drain unplugged and has never drained better! Unfortunately, sulfuric acid smells like rotten eggs and the smell permeated the whole house! So, we left. We went and got my Daddy a new snow blower, did all of our Turkey Day shopping and then went back home.....still to a stinky house! I went home and did some more outdoor cleaning and then Dylan got us dinner. Unfortunately, somewhere along the way I managed to hurt my foot and ankle (not even sure how I did that) so I ended up in bed reading some magazines and relaxing the rest of the night. My poor parents are hopefully not in a stinky smelling house today!!!!