Hubs and I went out last night to celebrate my birthday. We went to dinner and to see BD2. Such a nice night...though it was FREEZING! But there’s this restaurant that you can sign up and they will send you a coupon for your birthday for a free entree. So I had this coupon and we went, but they misunderstood my order...We always get the enchiladas, which come with a sort of salsa salad on the top, which I don’t like, so I always ask them not to put anything on top, because one time I asked for no salad on the top but they thought it looked bare, so they dumped sour cream and guacamole on it instead...neither of which I like. So NOW I tell them just not to put ANYTHING on top once it comes out of the oven. This time they listened, but they also didn’t give me any of the sides like rice, or beans. So I didn’t really get filled up. And we still had an hour and a half till the movie started, and all the stores were already closed, so we decided to go for dessert at this greek reastaurant instead...so we start walking there and it smelled SO good...so we got there and decided since neither of us was really full and we had plenty of time, we ordered an entree and shared it, and then ordered our Baklava, which I now need a recipe for because it’s SOOOO yummy!! Then we went to the movie. I had gone over the basics of the book with hubs before, because he’s only read them once, back in like...2008. So I reminded him of the peaceful resolution...the movie battle scene was still lost on him. He figured it was just that he couldn’t remember it in the book. LOL But he did like it. And I had to laugh, because these girls down at the end of our row were about ready to have a heart attack, and of course I knew what was coming, and I was thinking it served them right because they giggled and talked through the WHOLE movie...so they are ready to keel over, and then they show it’s just a vision and this one girl shouts “THAT WAS SO MEAN!!” I was surprised by how difficult it still was to watch, knowing it wasn’t real. I know you all said that, but I thought it wouldn’t be so bad...but I had to keep reminding myself “It’s not real, it’s not real” and my hubby might have some fingerprint bruises on his leg. I did have to explain Marcus’ “FINALLY” statement, because he hasn’t read the OIG. And he was just as confused as I was about the point of the scene with Toshiro/Toshima whatever his name was.
Lynne, wow...I wonder what happened then. Who usually deals with the mechanic? You or your husband? I think a lot of mechanics don’t take women seriously, so if your hubs usually deals with that kind of thing, he might not take you seriously when you ask him to check the breaks because he thinks you couldn’t possibly know more about what’s wrong with your car than he does. But if it’s you who usually deals with it, then he should be used to that and in any case, he’s being paid for a service....he should ALWAYS take you seriously so that his customers are satisfied and come back.
Yeah, since I’m home most of the time, I like to be involved. But you work during the day...I can understand why you don’t have time. I hardly get the chance to work, so I might as well do something for the kids’ school.
Sean, how long have you been sick? You’ve been mentioning that you haven’t been feeling well a lot lately...are you sure it’s the sausages? If you keep getting sick, you NEED to go to a doctor.
Marielle, how much snow did you end up getting? We got a couple of inches, but my inlaws got even more. That sucks that you are the only one in the office. Hubs’ boss got kind of shirty with him because he wanted to leave early. It was ridiculous though...he was supposed to have Monday off, but there was a project they needed him to work on, so he went in for several hours on Monday (Mr. Man’s birthday, which was why he took the day off) while the kids were in school. Then on Tuesday, he left the house at 5:45 am and started work at 6:15...he’s not due until 8! And he worked late that day. Started at 7 on Wednesday. Plus for the last 2 weeks, he’s had meetings or courses for work for which he was really late coming home...so he worked extra hours, had all of his work done that needed to be done, worked on his day off, another colleague called in because of the snow, He sent the other guy that does the same thing as Hubs home early because he had so many days off built up, and he didn’t want hubs to leave a couple of hours early in trade for working on his day off plus all the extra hours he put in in the last 3 weeks? This boss seems to think he owns him. If you are sending people home and accepting that others don’t want to come out in the snow, you can’t deny the guy who’s working overtime and coming in on his day off if he has all his work done. It’s BS!
Wow...was there a lot of drama where your mom worked? So crazy!! I don’t think there’s a lot of that at this school...not that I’ve heard anyway. The only thing is a few problems between certain parents and certain teachers...like the teacher my son has, not allowing them to bring sweets on their birthdays. I found out from one of the other parents that that is JUST my son’s teachers...the other teachers will let them bring whatever they want. And apparently at Easter last year, the ouderraad bought chocolade lollies for all the kids and gave them to the teachers to hand out in the class....all the kids were given these chocolade lollies...except the kids in this one class. The 2 teachers are both health nut type people and try to control what the kids eat. They also sent a note home saying we weren’t allowed to send cookies or anything with our kids for snack time. They bring it from home, it should be what the parents want to send. The teachers shouldn’t be able to decide what I’m allowed to feed my child. But between the teachers, as far as I know, they all get along well.
I’m sorry if I wasn’t very nice about Holland in regards to snow...I didn’t mean to offend you. There are places in the US where they are even worse than here if they get snow. It’s just because you’re not used to it. What we got Friday here is what Wyoming pretty much looks like from September through April with a few big storms in between in which we will get several feet of snow. We have to learn to drive in snow, because otherwise we won’t be going anywhere for MONTHS. I assure you, I didn’t mean it to be insulting...just a difference and to explain why you were so upset about the idea of 20cm of snow.
Amanda Beth, aw....but the snow is so pretty!! Actually, I am one who would say the opposite...snow is only good if I don’t have to strap slats of wood to my feet. I tried skiing once...it didn’t go well. But I LOVE the snow. I grew up in Wyoming, and now that I live here, I really miss the snow, so when we get a good snow like we did on Friday, it makes me happy...I get my fix. My best friend lives in LA and she always gets a bit homesick for the snow at this time of year, but she says she couldn’t leave CA now because she likes having citrus trees in her yard, etc.
Natalie, where do you live that it snows so little?? I have to admit that as much as I love the snow, that doesn’t include driving in it. But then, I don’t like driving at all. I was the only 16 year old who was not looking forward to that particular right of passage...I avoided it. I only got my license because my mom said I had to, and I lucked out...I went to get my learners permit renewed but they had a problem with pictures at the DMV and ended up getting way behind so they were rushing and when they sent me my hard copy, they accidentally sent me a license instead of a learners permit. We called them, and they said it was their mistake, so I was just lucky...I never had to take the driving test.
Desiree, sorry you are struggling with something...if you decide you need to discuss it, you know we are here.
Sarah, what are the ornaments like? Are they ball ornaments with pictures painted on them?
I think I’m going to try to make a gingerbread house...just a really really small one to go on top of a cake I’m making. We don’t have graham crackers here, and nothing really like them...the only thing close is a cookie and is round, so wouldn’t be good for making a house. But I will try to make actual ginger bread and make a house...if that doesn’t work, I might use cut-out cookie dough and see if I can’t rig something up. I’m usually good at baking, so now that I know a bit more of the process, I might be able to do it.
I found a pink gorilla on Webkinz and sent my friend the link. So she can get one if she wants to.
Tracy, was your girls night out fun? Did hubs take the hint? I find that a lot of men don’t take hints well. With my hub, even straight out asking him to do things doesn’t always work. I saw this thing on FB which is SO appropriate for my hubs...it said “Ladies, if you ask a man to do some chore, he WILL get to it...you don’t need to remind us every 6 months!” It took hubs 6 years to finally put the light fixture in my laundry closet so I could see what I am doing. And I asked him to get a bag out of the shed on Thursday and then that night I asked him where he had put it and he said he hadn't gotten it out yet. I finally ended up getting it out myself on Saturday morning. What I hear from other women seems to indicate that it's a male thing. Happy tree decorating!!
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