Friday, November 30, 2018

Feel Good Friday?

I'm not so sure about that.

Yes. It's Friday.

It has been a b*tch-*ssed week at the day job. So much so, that I cannot even begin to describe. I will update again on Monday. Once I know what is exactly going on.

So here's the list:

1. Not so great, but leaving work early today thanks to a horrible and crushing headache. I guess...migraine? I came home and slept for a few glorious hours and felt some better when I woke up. Ordered take out for dinner and have been chilling in my jammies and napping on and off since. I don't feel awesome by any means. At all.

2. See take out for dinner.

3. Hopefully. My writing group Christmas party tomorrow. I'm hoping I will feel up to going. I should be. Physically I am feeling better. Some. At least. I think.

4. Book signing on Sunday. Looking forward to it.

5. Maybe Christmas decorations this weekend?

6. Finishing the 50/50 challenge. I mean. I will in a few minutes. Even if I just do the 50 words. Who knows though. It's taken me over an hour to write this post because the computer screen hurts me.

That is all.


Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Windy Wednesday...

Holy Freezing Wind Batman!

It's freaking cold and sooo windy. Yeah... I know it's winter now, or almost "officially" winter, but still. On Sunday I was running around without a coat, and, at times, without shoes. Now I'm wearing gloves for the first time this season and not going anywhere without my fuzzy slippers. (I was going to say this year, but that is so not true. Ha!)

It's Wednesday. On the down slope for the week. It's been a super long week at the day job already. I can't even get into it, but trust me.

But I have managed to write every day this week. Even a little last night when I had the worst headache in the world. I was in bed around eight-thirty, and while I slept a tiny bit right after I crawled in, I woke up and then didn't get back to sleep until around two am. Suck! I missed a call from my grandson and a writing blast because of the stupid headache, too. Ugh.

We have two more days until the end of the writing challenge. We are close to getting a million words for this challenge. I hope we make it. We've been striving for this for a few years. Many of us are trying to ramp up our word count to help get it done. I did pretty well tonight, despite having stuff going on and not getting home until after nine.

This weekend is crazy busy. Christmas party for the writing group on Saturday. Always a good time. Sunday is a book signing in a neighboring town. First time for the whole event, so we'll see how it goes. I'm excited. Many of my fellow authors will be there and friends have said they are coming.

I have to make a White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake for Saturday. And I need to get my stuff together for Sunday. I have to leave for the Sunday event mid-morning, so I want to have everything together before so I don't have to rush around and can maybe sleep in a little.

That is all...


Monday, November 26, 2018

Monday... Again!

The weekend got away from me! 

Saturday was a flash signing at the bookstore. It was fun. Not a big crowd since the weather was crappy and icy. After that, we stopped at the hospital to see our friend. It wasn't a good time to visit since she was in physical therapy, so we left and hit the grocery store. 

Turkey and waffles for dinner. Early bedtime. 

Sunday was yard work. We got all of the leaves cleared out and put some junk at the curb. I had just finished putting stuff down there when the junk man rolled by. Awesome. We had a little fire in the fire burner and made an awesome pot roast for dinner. We were exhausted though. Those leaves were so heavy and wet. 

Back to the grind today. Ugh. And only slightly busy. Lots of people off for hunting in my departments. 

No baby news. Tomorrow is a week until her due date and two weeks (about) until K2's. J is uncomfortable and ready for little man to show up. 

Took my first stab at doing the newsletter for my writing group. Believe it or not, in all of the years I've been a member, I have never done it. Got off to a frustrating start, but I finally managed to produce something that resembled a newsletter. 

I've got to start thinking about Christmas. I did put away the Thanksgiving stuff, swapped out my coffee cups for the snowmen ones, and pulled out my tiny Christmas trees I use in the bathroom and hall upstairs. But that's it. I know so many people who are decorated already and shopped. I don't know if I'm ever going to be one of those people. There was only one year where I was done shopping by November and completely ready to go by the beginning of December, but that was the year I was pregnant with K4 and she was due on Christmas. So...

Alright. Bedtime. My head is killing me. 


Friday, November 23, 2018

Feel Good Friday - The Post Thanksgiving Edition

I am exhausted. Today was the biggest waste of my time ever. The day job was so super slow and so super boring. There was no one there. At all. Like not even ten of us. My phone didn't ring once and I had exactly three emails all day. Seriously.

So, let's get to the list, shall we?

1. Friday. Even with yesterday off, it's been a long week.

2. Stopping for subs on the way home. There was no way I was cooking after the insane amount of food I've made this week. And there was no way I wanted leftovers. And there was no way I wanted to go to the grocery store again.

3. Talking to my aunt & uncle after work. Miss those guys! We had a good conversation. I should have called them yesterday, but they were busy doing stuff, too.

4. Getting new tires on That Man's car. K4 is currently driving it until her car gets fixed and the back tires were bald. Now it's got amazing new shoes and will be safe for her in the snow, and for him when we get her car back. The nice thing was that K4 took it to the shop to get it done.

5. Sleeping in a bit tomorrow. I am so looking forward to that. I feel like I could sleep for a week. I can guarantee you that I'll be in bed within the hour, too. Because, you know, I really rock the Friday night scene. Ha!

6. Going to the bookstore for a flash signing for Small Business Saturday. It's supposed to ice in the morning, but hopefully it's done by the time I want to leave. The nice thing is that it's a super casual event.

7. Quiet weekend plans. I think.

8. Maintaining in the 50/50 challenge, even with an insane week. I haven't missed a day since last Saturday and my lowest count through the week was 200 words.

That's all I have.


Thursday, November 22, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope you had a blessed day!

I did.

It ended up even more chill than we thought it would be. We ended up losing half of our guests at zero hour due to illness. Ack! Most of our kids were here, and some friends, so it was still an amazing day.

It was also the first Thanksgiving without That Mom, which has been rough for all of us, but especially That Man and That Sister. And it just makes me miss my own mom and dad more than I thought I was supposed to this year.

I thought it was supposed to get easier as the years go by...

Yeah. Not.

I found myself picking up my phone to call mom to ask a question about the turkey early this morning. It sucked when I had that moment of realization. A lot.

We did have a really good day though. Dinner was awesome. Clean up was hysterical. The "kids" playing games was even better. Watching Groundhog Day because we couldn't find Christmas Vacation or the Fire Stick remote was even better. Two people trying to work the Fire app on my phone and failing was even funnier.

Good conversation. Listening to the kids laughing and having a good time. Laughing a lot about silly things and nothing at all. And homemade whipped cream! Yay!

And I wrote. I had only expected to get my fifty words, but I ended up with a tiny bit over 1k. Awesome.

Tomorrow is the day job... Oy... It's going to be interesting...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Thanksgiving Eve

I just sat down...

Crazy day at the day job. Long meeting. Second long meeting. I was caught up and then one of the ladies who does the same thing I do transferred me a bunch of her cases (I asked her to. She had 66. I had nothing. Makes sense.) Friday is going to be crazy. We're at less than half staff, so who knows what's going to happen? Dang. I wish I was off!

Stopped for ice on my way home. Thankfully not the grocery store, even though I realized I forgot the cranberry sauce. Wasn't going to do it. Since the store was out of corn, I wasn't sure they'd even have cranberry sauce. Whatever. We'll do without it. That Man hates cranberry sauce so he doesn't care. I happen to love it and do care, but not enough to put myself in danger! Ha!

Got home and ordered pizza for dinner. White Pizza. That was amazing! I hadn't eaten all day, so it was most appreciated. K1 & J came over for dinner with Mr. B.

The cleaning was only partially done thanks to That Man throwing out his back a bit and running late from his day job. He did bring the extra table home that we need for tomorrow, so that's good. So tomorrow there is a lot to be done. Vacuuming. Straightening. The dining room is a wreck right now - platters and such everywhere. Oy! But whatever. It will all get done.

The pies are done, including a vegan pumpkin pie for K3. I'm not sure how that's going to be yet. So far it hasn't set up like it's supposed to. I'm hopeful though. Mr. B helped make the pie crusts and he really was a big help. I showed him how the crust was supposed to feel before the water goes in and how to roll it into a ball to let it rest. He stuck with me through three crusts before he said he was done and needed a bath. Little dude was seriously covered in flour. Ha! Before his bath, he helped That Man made pie crust cinnamon swirl "cookies". We put them in the oven and then he went and had his bath. I did the rest of the pies by myself, with some help from K4.

The turkey is in the oven doing it's initial high heat bake. I'll turn it down in a few to a temp just above bacteria growth and let it go until I get up in the morning. I don't want to hear your opinions on this. I have made my turkey, and my mother also did, for years and years. It's always fully cooked and we have working fire alarms, so...

Also, there's nothing like waking up to the smell of a turkey baking. It's seriously the best.

Tomorrow is going to be crazy good! Lots of cooking, which is super okay with me. I love it.

I also wrote the words tonight. Not very many, but four times the fifty that I'd planned, so that's good.

And it's bedtime...

Have a wonderful turkey day tomorrow!


Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Thanksgiving Eve Eve

So That Man is making me watch Close Encounters of the Third Kind. I don't know why. I'm not even paying attention. It's pretty silly. He put it on while I was running around like a crazy person as a joke and it kind of just stayed on. Weird.

The grocery store was insane. Guess what everyone in this towns favorite vegetable for Thanksgiving is? That's right. Corn. One of our guests is bringing baked corn, but I wanted to have plain corn for the ones that don't like baked corn. Guess what we're having now? That's right. Broccoli! Ha!

The cashier smashed my buns because she didn't shut the belt off when she should have and then wanted me to go back and get another pack. What the heck is up with that? I had my buns and chips a the front of the belt, unobstructed, but since she didn't move the divider everything backed up and my poor buns were the victims. It was her fault and I'm supposed to run to the way back of the store and get more? Also, and this is my last b*tch, when the store is that busy  (two days before Thanksgiving) - and it was - why is there only three registers open and no baggers? Three registers of which two cashiers were brand new and one was so brand new, the checkout coach was with her the whole time. The guy that had pulled into that lane just went off complaining loudly. I should have done self checkout despite how much stuff I had. It would have been quicker and more efficient and my buns wouldn't have gotten smashed. Though, the cashier was super nice, so there's that.

Anyway. I got home way later than normal. Unloaded the packed full Jeep and then began crazy woman mode. K4 is home. That Man gets off early tomorrow. Not me. But by the time I get home, the rest of the cleaning should be done. We'll probably order pizza for dinner, and then it's time for baking and prep. Mr. B is staying over tomorrow night so he can help me with pies. We've made pies together every Thanksgiving Eve for the last two years now. It's something he loves to do and I definitely don't mind him helping. He remembered pie making and asked if he could come and help. So, yeah.. I'm totally good with that.

Actually woke up to him being here this morning. Another baby false alarm. We ate waffles together while we waited for his parents to get here, and watched weird cartoons. I made it to work an hour late. I hope this doesn't happen too many more times. It's eating up all of my vacation time in hour increments.

I did write the words. Just passed the 30K mark on this book which feels so amazing. My hope is to at least get my 50 words a day the next few days.

That is all for now!


Monday, November 19, 2018

Monday Before Thanksgiving...

We all know I like to put things off until the last minute...

Thursday is Thanksgiving. I have the shopping half done. My house is not clean enough yet. (I have cat allergies coming over) I have to work the day job every day until Thursday, so my time is super limited.

What did I do tonight?

Cleaned out my storage container cupboard(s). Yes. I have two. One shares with the baking pans and the super huge bowls that we end up using quite a bit and the colander. The other is one of the biggest cupboards in my kitchen. It also shares with glass baking dishes and the nalgene bottles. We threw out a huge trash bag of mismatched containers. I had hoped to pass on some of the containers to the kids, but honestly, there isn't even enough decent containers for our weekly needs (which is why we've been using bags lately). So yay! That's done! It's been on my list since August.

I also wrote over 2K words, which is awesome and I'm happy.

Tomorrow night is the rest of the shopping and beginning prep. Vacuuming. And we'll probably vacuum again Wednesday night, just to be extra careful, and maybe Thursday morning, too.

K4 comes home tomorrow for Thanksgiving break. She's got a list of things to do - most of it baking. Ha!

That is all.


Sunday, November 18, 2018

Weekend Wrap Up...

Oh Sunday, why do you always bring Monday?

It's been a pretty decent weekend. Not a lot of sleeping in, but that's okay. I did yesterday and it was nice, but not too much today.

We went to breakfast yesterday, and then did the shopping. I need to go back. I forgot half of the stuff we needed. I made a better list for when I go again - which will probably be Monday or Tuesday.

The house still needs cleaned. Ugh.

We worked in the basement some yesterday. Made a tiny dent, but managed to get my Thanksgiving platters out and hauled out some trash.

Chilled and relaxed today. Watched stupid television. Made dinner. Wrote my words. It will be an early bedtime for sure.


Friday, November 16, 2018

Feel Good Friday - The Post Snowstorm Edition

Here's the list:

1. Having a two hour delay for the day job. I woke up and realized the roads were just wet and went into work only 35 minutes later than normal. I'd struggled with the possibility of taking the whole day off, but see #5...

2. Going to bed super stupid early for a snow day and sleeping pretty damned decent for a change. 

3. That Man doing all of the shoveling. See #2. He woke up super early and took care of the whole shebang. He's hurting now. That snow was heavy. 

4. Work buying pizza for lunch to thank us for not being bitches about the snow. Or something like that. They never said those exact words. Ever. Ha! And we have always been free to go in weather when we felt we should go with no consequences. 

5. Getting to see my favorite guy from my favorite department. He drove up to drop off some things and I got to spend some time with him. He's awesome and always has me laughing hysterically. The last time I saw him was early October when my rep and I had lunch with him. Again, I was laughing hysterically. He's a friend. And a friend I see always having regardless of our work relationship. I've met his wife. I've talked to him about his family. He always asks me about my That Man and my family. Also, I got to meet one of his coworkers. She's amazing and we laughed our asses off. She thanked me for taking care of them and we just had the best time trying to find her a duty belt. That was the best part of my work day. 

6. I won a class through my writing group. Our instructor is someone whom I absolutely love. I've been taking her classes for years. She threw our numbers into a random generator and I won. I wrote back to her and gave her some backstory of me for the last few years and then...she wrote me back and said she'd thrown a wish up to have a person who absolutely needed her class to be the winner. And it was me. How cool and weird is that? 

7. I wrote the words tonight. Yay me! I've already killed my monthly goal. I'm moving forward to killing my goal of having this book done by the end of January. Whoot! 

8. Sleeping in tomorrow. Awesome!

9. Plans for breakfast with That Man tomorrow. We also have to do the Thanksgiving shopping. 

10. K4 coming home. Even though she wasn't supposed to come home until Tuesday. Or at least Sunday. It's still good that she's home. She cracks me up. 

That is all. 


Thursday, November 15, 2018

Hello, Snow!

Okay, so I'm an *ss. It definitely snowed and a lot, and now it's sleeting.

It wasn't doing anything when I went to work this morning. By eleven, they said we were closing at two. By noon, several people went home. And then got stuck at the bottom of the hill of our complex. For like an hour or more. Those of us who waited were watching, we even took a walk down the hill to check it out. I finally left at ten until two. I waited at the bottom of the hill for about ten minutes while people slid out trying to get up the hill.

It was a super slow go after that. Roads weren't plowed, which was actually way better than the roads that were plowed. I still went the back roads. The highways were pretty much shut down. Actually, many of the backroads were shut down, too. I waited. And waited. And my clutch leg was dying. Like seriously.

I made it to the grocery store and ran in for stuff for dinner. We had a plan, but figured, what the hell, we might as well eat something we wanted. Chicken Alfredo. Awesome. It was amazing. It took me almost two hours to get home, which is nothing compared to other work people. People who left before me and were in traffic for over four hours. Oy!

This was actually the first snow day That Man and I have had alone together for freaking thirty years or so. It's been nice. We made the dinner together. We've been watching some dumb television and are having awesome conversation.

All of our kids are safe at their homes and that is comforting.

Who the hell knows what tomorrow is going to bring? It's still sleeting here. We're supposed to get like four more inches of snow overnight.

We'll see what happens...


Wednesday, November 14, 2018


I shirked my responsibilities tonight to write...

That was a really good thing. I got the words - many words - on the page. I'm so close to crushing my writing group goal and on my way to meeting my off-the-wall goal.

I definitely don't regret it.

Obviously, we're still on baby watch. Just waiting...

On the Thanksgiving front, plans are coming together. We will have corn casserole and sour cream apple pie. I'm looking forward to those! Still much to figure out, but I'm starting to really get excited about the day. Yay!

So, it's supposed to snow tomorrow. Really? I love the snow, but people are crazy here. They seriously think we live in Alaska or something. We're due to get 3-7" and all of a sudden - there is absolutely no milk, bread, eggs, or toilet paper in any of the stores (from what I've heard. I haven't been to the store at all). We've talked about this before. I didn't go to the store and we have absolutely no food in this house. In fact, That Man just asked me what we're thinking about for dinner tomorrow. We'll figure it out when we get there. Ha! And the day job is already talking about "weather delays". And... some schools are already closed tomorrow.

We'll see what tomorrow brings...

That is all...


Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Tuesday? Really?

It feels like it should at least be Thursday. It's been a long week already. I'm not kidding.

Apparently Mr. B was dropped off for a few hours overnight for a baby scare. I had text messages alerting me to his presence, but I never heard my phone. I'd thought I'd turned it up to the loudest setting, but apparently I did the opposite. They ended up picking him back up in the very wee hours though. No baby movement yet, though after the way J was feeling, the doc said for them to head into the hospital to get checked out. Oy!

I think this baby is not going to come for at least another week, maybe two. Perhaps three.

I made my list for Thanksgiving, but that's about it. I guess that's not a small thing. It's not quite time to start any kind of preparations. I'll get the shopping done this weekend and start the cooking this time next week. I think it's going to be a low-key day. I'll really miss being with my siblings - like a lot really. We haven't all been together since July when we were on vacation together and that sucks a lot. I'm hoping everyone will be able to come for Christmas Eve.

That's all I have right now.


Sunday, November 11, 2018


Oh, Monday... Why? I need one more day...

The rest of Saturday was good. We ended up with Mr. B overnight. Contractions were coming regularly. Nothing happened though despite hot showers, walking, etc. B stayed most of the day.

I didn't get much writing done today. (See above) I did make some banging taco soup. Did all of the laundry, grocery shopped, blah blah blah. K1 & J came to get B and stayed for dinner. They didn't stay long. J was just not feeling right, so who knows what will happen next... Of course little Mr. B can't come when it's convenient. Ha!

Back to the grind tomorrow. Unless Little Mr. B comes. Then I'll be here with Big Mr. B.

And that is all. I'm exhausted and I just want to go to bed. I'm achey, headachey, and my nose is running. Oy!


Saturday, November 10, 2018

Feel Good Friday - On Saturday

Missed last night! In fact, I didn't even have control over my phone for the night and then it died.

K3 came over to get his birthday present and have dinner. We made mushroom curry and watched barbershop videos. He's rejoined a barbershop group and I'm so proud of him. He sang with a group a few years ago and he absolutely loved it. He even went to competition. And then stuff happened with the group and his work schedule and he couldn't do it anymore, so him going back is awesome.

So here's the list:

1. Living through the work week. It was kind of crazy. I didn't get to move my desk and I feel kind of cranky about that. I don't think the best choices for that were made, but it's something I have no control over. We'll see what happens with the rest of it...

2. K3 coming over. (see above) He loved his birthday present and the food we made. I love cooking vegan for him. It's fun to try new things and experiment. The mushroom curry was amazing and so easy. He and I are going to go shopping for Thanksgiving and he'll help me make some vegan dishes. And he'll have a ton of leftovers, which I'm always happy to provide for him.

3. Our coal finally coming. It was scheduled for Thursday, and then rescheduled for Friday, and actually came today. So now we're warm, which is good because it's freaking cold outside!

4. Getting the words on the page. I only missed one writing day this week, which is typical for a Friday night. I needed to unplug in a huge way, so I don't feel bad. I've already put some words on the page today, and I'll head back to it as soon as I switch the laundry.

5. I didn't get to sleep in this morning. See #3. Those dudes were here at 7am. Ugh. But I did go to bed kind of early last night, so... I will be sleeping in tomorrow though, which will be even more epic since I'm in the process of washing my sheets. There's nothing better than freshly washed sheets!

6. I haven't done anything with the basement yet today, but I'll get there once I get some words on the page.

7. Dinner is in the oven. Pot roast. It's cooking low and slow and should be super tender by the time we're ready to eat.

8. My plan of not going out this weekend isn't going to happen. I think I'll be okay today. I'm still in my jammies. K4 wanted me to go with her to get her new debit card, but I declined. She has to go back and pick it up in a few, and she's stopping at the store for baking supplies. I do think I'll have to go out tomorrow though, which is whatever.

That is all for now...


Thursday, November 08, 2018

Is It Friday Yet?

What a week!

I have a headache. I'm exhausted. Why does gaining an hour feel like you've lost six hours?

It's only 9:15, but I feel like it's after midnight.

I have written the words. More than I planned for tonight, but I also discovered how the book is supposed to start, so that's definitely something cool. I've done pretty darned good this week, baby scare and all.

The day job - well, I don't even know. The new boss is super cool and I like her a lot. We've done one-on-one meetings with her and group meetings. We're moving all of the desks, too. I just don't know what's going to happen. She was with the big boss when we left for the day. She's with us for one more day and then goes back to her home office. I know what I want and I don't know if it's ever going to happen...


The weekend is soon upon us.

K3 is coming over for dinner tomorrow. And to get his actual birthday present. We'd given him "temporary" (silly) gifts to hold him over until his real gift arrived. I hope he loves it. No. I'm not telling you what it is, just in case.

K4 is coming home this weekend, which is good. She'd lost her wallet last weekend and lo and behold, some good Samaritan dropped it into a mailbox. We wondered why we had a postage due envelope, but today when we got home, her wallet was in the box. Nice! She has to get a new debit card, but thankfully, not a new license. Thank you, person, for having a good conscience and doing what you could to get this wallet back to her!

Also, my Jeep got some fixing up this week. It was our last appointment with the welder for the frame and now I have a most solid frame! It's so different. Apparently one piece was completely broken, which is why I felt like I was floating when I went over bumps and things. It's awesome now. Solid and amazing. We have one more bit of work to get done in the next year, but it's not too major and has nothing to do with the frame. I'm ecstatic!

Anyway. We were talking about the weekend.

I will sleep in.

I will continue to work on the basement. I was a beast last night and cleared the utility sink and two surfaces. You have to understand that I still have boxes in my basement from when we were working on the 'rents house. I don't even know what's down there right now, but it must be cleared out. I can't even think about getting to my Christmas decorations at this point. Not that I want to, but I will soon. It's definitely been a forgotten space. And now it's a space I need cleared.

I will also write and hopefully blow my word count out of the water.

It's supposed to be cold, which is fine. We will have coal for our furnace by tomorrow. And I hope to not have to leave the house until Monday morning. That's my plan, and it requires planning. ha!

That is all!


Wednesday, November 07, 2018

No Baby Yet...

No little Mr. B...

He decided he wasn't ready and they were sent home from the hospital. He was trying to come about three weeks early, and despite the doctor saying he could come at anytime a week ago, it's still so early!

Big Mr. B stayed over. They were going to come and get him, but he was already asleep and the chance that they would have to go back to the hospital was huge, so we just let him stay. He was supposed to be picked up in time for me to get to work, but there was oversleeping and I ended up being late to work. It was forgiven, but a bit frustrating for my morning.

So... now we wait more. I just want to hold my new grandson!


Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Baby Watch

Our new little Mr. B is on his way! At least we think... No definitive word from the hospital, but we're waiting.

Big Mr. B was dropped off a few hours ago. He ate a ham and cheese sandwich, ice cream, and we read a bunch of books. He's nervous. He wants his baby brother, but he's not quite sure what that means.

My plans was to take him to work for a few hours, but that was nixed by the new boss. I'm not allowed to take him in. So now, That Man will take him and we'll figure out the rest.

She's about 50% effaced and 2 cm dilated, so who knows what will happen, but the truth is, this little man will come soon...


Monday, November 05, 2018

Oh! Monday!

Not only was it dark when I woke up this morning, but it was dark when I drove home from work. Oy! Do not like. My sister told me to stop whining about it, but that's easy for her to say when she didn't have to work today and got to take a nap. So...

Anyway. The time change really does suck. It's only 9:30 now and it feels like midnight. I'm going to bed as soon as I'm done here. Exhaustion is probably going to be the key word this week. Both mentally and physically.

I did write many words tonight, which is awesome. We have our "blast" week in my writing chapter, which means we gather in our chat platform and write in blocks of time. It's awesome and many words fly! Tomorrow night I'm hosting one. As long as the day job doesn't interfere. I did make a new plan to get this book finished by January, so there's that.

The new boss comes to the office tomorrow. I'm excited to meet her. We'll have one on one meetings and a group meeting. And we'll see what happens next.

It's only about 2 1/2 weeks until Thanksgiving and I've yet to even start a plan! I need to get on that this week!

It's been raining since before I woke up this morning. Like it does anything else here anymore. That just made this Monday worse than it had to be... Ha!

That is all. Bed is calling me!


Sunday, November 04, 2018

Weekend Wrap Up...

Whoa! What a weekend!

K5 is a riot and we had the most absolute best time with her this weekend! She spent the night Saturday night. We made burgers here because since their house flooded, she wanted a home cooked meal. We watched movies, ate strawberry shortcake with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream, and then watched more movies. And we colored. And did hair. And played games. It was awesome.

She slept longer than we expected this morning, which was awesome with the time change. We had blueberry pancakes, bacon, oj, and all of the breakfast things. Then, we cleaned up and headed to see K2's new house!

K2's pregnant belly is epic! It seriously looks like she has a basketball in front! So freaking cute! And baby girl is due in about a month! Their house is also awesome! I'm so excited for the kitchen they now have! It's ginormous! Their house is super cool and perfect for their family! They have room to grow and it's just cool.

We took K5 up to my sister's house for hanging out and for That Man to help my brother-in-law with a tree stand for the upcoming deer season. We let K5 go through our mom's craft stuff, which is a hard thing for both my sister and I. I don't know how to explain it, but it's good when the grandkids can go through it! A friend of ours came with his kids, and all of those kids had the best time playing together! It was awesome. They were building stick houses at the edge of the woods and having a great time.

We're still in the new stages of being able to get K5 for the weekends! We're looking forward to more amazingly good times!

And Happy Birthday to our adopted sister! You're old! Ha! But not as old as me!

Here we go into the holiday season... It's coming whether you like it or not!


Friday, November 02, 2018

Feel Good Friday

Thank you, Friday! I'm so glad you're here.

Let's hit the list:

1. Living through the work week. Saying it was brutal would be an understatement, but we did get epic stuff in at the end of the day. And the new boss comes next week, along with our off site coworker, so that should be good.

2. Getting to see a friend on my lunch break.

3. Writing all the words. I made pretty decent progress this week. Not amazingly awesome, but still decent.

4. Writing meeting tomorrow.

5. K5 time this weekend. Whoot!

6. Running around with That Man this evening.

7. And - coming home. It's pouring out there. When we got home, there was no place to walk that didn't soak my shoes.

8. Quick take out Chinese food for dinner. Neither one of us were very hungry, so it was just enough.

9. Sleeping in a little tomorrow.

That's all I have for now!


Thursday, November 01, 2018

November the First...

Well, hello, Baby November!

We need to talk. Here are a few things I expect from you:

1. Don't go too fast. Please.

2. Plans going well and without too many hiccups.

3. No grand babies before their time. At least not too much before their time. We're at about four weeks and five weeks before due dates. While I'm excited to meet my new grandchildren, I want them to arrive healthy and safe.

4. Fun times. Just that. Fun.

5. Thanksgiving being fun and awesome. No excuses.

6. Writing all of the words.

7. Maintaining the day job.

What you will get from me:

1. A positive attitude.

2. Being realistic in the plans we make.

3. Grandbabies. When they come. As long as they are healthy, I am happy.

4. Yes, please on the fun.

5. Please.

6. Yes. All of the words will be written.

7. What else am I going to do?

I'm heading into this holiday season with the best intentions and the most cautious of attitudes. I want to be excited and I want to do all of the things, but I am also being super realistic. I want to have all of the joy with a little stress, so that needs to be worked on. A lot.

That is all.