I took an extra day off work again this week as our patient census continues to be low at the skilled nursing facility where I work. I ran some errands....a little Christmas shopping, and ordered my daughter another backpack from Land's End when her current one ripped from carrying such heavy books all the time
. I also looked for a simple window treatment and throw pillows for our bedroom and found a ton of cute and very inexpensive window treatments at Target, of all places. I really need to get back to working my usual schedule of four days a week instead of three, to pay for all these purchases, as well as the rest of our Christmas shopping.
I appreciate all the "tech" talk about tablets around here as we're planning to purchase a small tablet for my daughter as her primary Christmas present this year. We've thought about the Google Nexus 7 and I appreciate reading your thoughts on it, versus other tablets. Something called "Bring Your Own Technology" has become quite the initiative of our county school system, especially for high school and middle school students. Students are enouraged to bring their laptops, tablets, iPhones, etc. to class, as long as they're used appropriately and in the right manner. Personally, hubs and I are not huge fans of this initiative, especially for sixth and seventh graders.....but I guess the schools consider it the wave of the future, yet we're still living in the dark ages.
We'll keep fingers crossed that the damage to your car isn't as bad as you anticipate. Our car was declared a total loss after our accident in October, because it was a 2006 and the cost of repairs would have exceeded what the car was worth....but I imagine your car had less body damage and you'll hear more positive news. The BD2 soundtrack really grew on me as well, especially after seeing the movie three times. I love Jim and Pam (Jam
) from The Office, and can remember painstakingly setting our VCR (before we had a DVR) to tape so many wonderful episodes where I was desperate to see every little interaction between the two of them. I hope your husband's job interview was successful. Amanda Beth~
Speaking of the unnecessary cost and uselessness of iPads, have you ever seen Jimmy Fallon's "Rob is Bothered" skit featuring iPads? It's hilarious, and Suzan had a link to it somewhere around here, a few days ago.Austin~
I'm glad to hear you've been pleased with your Google Nexus tablet, as I mentioned above how we were considering purchasing it for my daughter for Christmas. I'll have to read hubs your informal yet thorough review. You should receive some sort of compensation from Google.
Speaking of air shows, although not necessarily the kind to which you were referring....hubs, the kids, and I attended one of the Blue Angels' practice sessions that was open to the public in Pensacola last summer. It was amazing and breathtaking, and like seeing Top Gun in person, but way better. Marielle~
I seem to recall you being inundated by family birthdays this time of year and hope you enjoy celebrating all of them. Good luck as you continue through the homestretch of the home buying process, and we'll keep fingers crossed that all goes well. I'm sorry you've had to deal with all the extra stress and emotion, as that can't be too good for your health. Susie~
I laughed at your Mary Poppins reference.
I'm glad you and Mary enjoyed the St. Olaf concert. I think I asked you in a previous post....do you know when/if the program will air on television? That's wonderful news that Daughter Dear seems to be acclimating so well and enjoying herself so much in Argentina. I'm sure she's making memories to last a lifetime. I know you must be pleased that your coworker enjoyed reading the draft of your memoir. Are you still having unseasonably warm weather? It was 72 degrees here yesterday.....crazy. Naterpie~
Hi, and welcome to the Halfway House! I'm Tracy, or older_twilight_fan. We're glad you stumbled into our humble abode and hope you enjoy yourself here as much as we do. Lynne~
I can't imagine 100 degree plus temperatures at Christmas, although I remember many Christmases we were in the upper 60's ourselves, in the northern hemisphere. Our significant time differnces and opposing climates always throw me for a loop and seem almost surreal, but it's one of the really cool things about posting here and having friends from all over the world.
I hope you and your husband have the opportunity to see Skyfall soon, as I thought it was worth the extra bucks to see it on the big screen.Songbird~
That's wonderful that your little boy's birthday celebrations went so smoothly and I'm sure he was beside himself with excitement. I hope you're able to find a minute or two for yourself to relax. Maybe treat yourself with a night out with your husband?
Hello to Caryn, Sean, Lulu, Desiree, Jaclyn, Suzan,
and anyone else I've missed. I'm glad you enjoyed your caroling, Lulu
, and I'm sure the lucky recipients enjoyed hearing your voices and sharing in the Christmas spirit.