Hope all of you are well. I was in the middle of typing a rather thorough megapost last night, and inadvertently deleted my entire post. I was just too mentally drained and frustrated to attempt another one, so I read a bit of fanfiction instead and headed to bed.
We had a busy weekend where I felt like I didn't accomplish much of anything, at least as far as Christmas is concerned. I did enjoy our girls' time with my coworkers Friday night, and it was nice to spend time together outside of work. My daughter and I were away from home about twelve hours Saturday at her basketball tournament. The team lost their three games playing against some stiff competition, but gained good experience in preparation for their upcoming middle school basketball season. We still don't have our Christmas tree as Hubs and I agreed it probably wasn't the best idea to put a live tree on top of the rental car and risk scratching the paint. We finally organized and moved our clothes into the downstairs bedroom closet....so no more clothes in the living room.
I also sorted through some clothes and stuff in an upstairs closet I haven't worn or used in ages and have them ready for donation or disposal, and made chocolate cream cheese cupcakes from scratch Sunday night. I guess I accomplished a few tasks over the weekend, even if I have yet to complete all of my Christmas shopping or wrap the first present. Susie~
I'm go glad you and Caryn
had a wonderful time during her visit. It sounds like you made the very most of her brief time in the city. I'd love to see pictures of your snow and know you're happy to have it. We have some old family friends coming to visit my Mom later this week...they're from Ham (sp?) Lake, Minnesota and had about 20 inches of snow today. When will Sonny Boy be home for Christmas break? The scene you mentioned with Bella's hair? I actually loved it and even mentioned to my coworkers during the movie that she looked like "human Bella". I thought she looked cute with her hair a little messy, and it made me somewhat nostalgic for Bella from the previous movies....like the way she looked with her hair in the ball cap during the baseball game in Twilight. I like to think that as beautiful and glamorous as VampBella is, she would still retain a sense of original Bella who would scoff at the idea of Alice encouraging her to wear fancy dresses and stilletos all the time....if that makes any sense.
Our minivan is supposed to be ready Wednesday or Thursday, so it looks like we'll be getting our tree this weekend too....maybe catch some hot deals. Sarah~
Those Twilight ornaments did look a little creepy, and I prefer yours. Maybe you can post a picture when you've finished them? You could probably sell them yourself, for a little extra money. Have you heard any news about your car? I know it's emotionally and mentally exhausting dealing with the paperwork, the insurance adjustors, the body shop, etc.....but hang in there. One day soon all this stress will be a distant memory.Songbird~
Happy Belated Birthday to you! I'm glad you enjoyed your dinner(s) out with hubs. I'm sorry they didn't need you at work after all. Be careful and try to stay warm biking in that frigid weather. My MIL makes a delicious tasting baklava. My hubs loves it and I agree that it tastes good, but am more of a chocoholic, myself. Lynne~
I hope your neighbor will be able to keep Harry while you're away, and I'm so sorry it won't work out for him to stay with your parents. I'm glad you enjoyed your time at the barbecue, and especially having the chance to chat with other authors. Marielle
~ I'm right there with you about Mondays....strongly dislike them. Once I make it through Monday, I'm usually good for the week. That's great that you only have a few more days of work. That should give you some time to paint, pack, etc. in preparation for the move, assuming everything is still moving ahead with the new house.Sean~
That's good news that you'll work so many days this week....it's probably nice to have a little extra money in your pocket for Christmas.Desiree
~ Thanks for all your hard work getting the Halfway House Library organized over on the Facebook page. I hope things are okay with you, and remember that we're always here with a listening ear and a shoulder to lean on, if you need it.
Hello to Ginnie, Caryn, Naterpie, Lulu, Amanda Beth, Mel
and anyone else I've missed.