Thursday, December 20, 2007

This n' that and all that.....

Well, here’s a little rundown of the latest. My daughter’s car is having another hissy fit. Just won’t do anything. Turn on the key….NOTHING. So, us not being mechanically inclined, assume it has something to do with the battery and have left it for THE SON to diagnose and, hopefully, fix. It WOULD be wonderful if said fixing could cost nothing, but that’s doubtful. We will have to wait and see. In the meantime, I will have to run her places.

Like last night….I was so tired I could barely see and had to take her to the grocery store. I had been up since 4 in the morning, worked a full 8 hour day and just wanted my bed. But, I waited in the car while she did her shopping…..for over an hour. You never know how bad your butt can ache until you sit on it in a car with limited movement for over an hour. I had a headache to boot so I wasn’t in the best of moods. I couldn’t even entertain myself with people watching, which is one of my favorite things to do. When like this, its just best if I keep my mouth shut….which I did.

The woman I work next to at work gave me a present from her to me. She made me a lovely Christmas basket just filled with homemade cookies, breads, candy and fudge. OMG. It is gorgeous and for the very first time in my entire life I made up my mind right then and there that I was going to be horribly selfish and NOT share it with ANYONE. I brought it home and put it in my bedroom closet. I have been sneaking goodies from it here and there ever since. I know this just sounds awful…but I can justify this….really. See, I will get no other presents. Both my kids are out of work and since I have such a tiny family, there really isn’t anyone else. So…my one and only present is going to be totally FOR ME. The rest of them all will have presents from me….so they aren’t suffering. In the meantime, I’m being a Ms. Piggy and lovin’ every minute of it. LOL

Like I mentioned before, I received a lot of compliments on my dressing…which was my contribution to the Christmas luncheon we had. Wow, that makes me feel really good….but I really didn’t do anything that special. Its Pepperidge Farm dressing in a package…which I add a few things to. I guess maybe its just that stuff always does taste better if you don’t make it yourself. LOL

I still have 3 or 4 things that I haven’t received from my online Christmas Shopping that I did on December SECOND. These are toys for the girls. I’m not happy with the store I ordered from….I had had problems with them once before and gave them a second chance. NO MORE. I will NEVER order from them again. Wish I could tell you their name but I don’t want to get sued by them. HA…now THAT would be the topping on the cake. Seriously late with my purchases and then sue me for saying so.

Well, this about wraps it up. I work tomorrow so today I’m resting up as much as I can. Just hope I don’t have to take my daughter too many places. Did I mention that my son’s car is on the fritz too (transmission)…so I have the only running vehicle in the family right now. Hope the angels watch over it and protect it for me.

7 comments:

Gypsy said...

Ah the joys of running the kids around. I am currently on a break from that for a precious couple of months while my daughters' dancing is on hiatus and school is out for Summer. And go ahead, hog the cookies to yourself. I'll let you in on a little secret, sometimes I do that with chocolate. Ssshhhhh....

mapiprincesa! said...

Nice to know I am in good Piggy company when it comes to hiding my goodies...but you see, having the restrictions (no soy no gluten) that I do, I don't really see why I should have to share my goodies when everyone else can have whatever they darn well please. I get tired of going to my stash to find it all gone and having no other alternative!!!!!

Hmmm..sorry the shopping hasn't come through. What a royal holiday pain.

Be well, Val. Thinking of you.

fiwa said...

Val, there is nothing wrong in keeping the basket for yourself. You enjoy every little last bit of it. You are the caretaker of your family, and caretakers deserve to be treated too.

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psychicgeek.com said...

Every Mom worth her chops has a stash. The secret is putting it where nobody can find it, like where you keep the cleaning supplies. Ain't anybody else going there!

ordinaryjanet said...

Hope your kids get their cars fixed soon!

I'd stash the basket myself, don't feel guilty! ;-)

SOUL: said...

it's good that you are keeping the stash for yourself..and hopefully not feeling bad about it.

sorry to hear of all the car troubles. i hope they get taken care of, without too much pouring out of cash or effort. cars never break at a "good time".

take care charlotte