The Daily Grind 12/13/12

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  1. tyniknate

    tyniknate DIS Veteran

    Mar 25, 2008
    Hhhhhheeeelllllllllllllllloooooo......anyone out there?

    How can I possibly be the first one this morning?

    Good morning everyone! I have confirmation that I will be playing the part of the grinch for the rest of this holiday season. I'm tired of decorating, wrapping, cleaning, shopping, etc and not getting a single bit of help in my house. Can't even get DH to take the boxes back to the attic or put the air conditioners away. It's December, we won't be needing them! The heater in my car has stopped working which makes clearing frost and ice from the windshield nearly impossible. And, to top it all off my mom wants to know when we are making cookies! Seriously.....we have been over this several times. No....More....Cookies!

    Rant over.

    Anyway, here's what my day looks like:

    Boys up & out
    Work till 3 p.m.
    Home for yougest at bus stop
    Check on invoice for chocolate bars....what are they waiting for?!?
    Find a hiding place for gifts I wrapped last night
    Pick up DS17 at school
    Boy Scout Meeting & Christmas Party
    Check with Cub Scouts to see if everything is done for party
    Watch Big Bang
    Wrap some more stuff

    Have a great day everyone!
  2. PrincessNancy96

    PrincessNancy96 Scrapbook Mom Moderator

    Dec 28, 2005
    I am running behind... had some sleepy boys this morning who did not want to get out of their warm beds!

    Mornin'! so glad it is Thursday!


    DS16 to school
    DH to take DS12 to school

    nap; throat still scratchy but I feel good
    clean up house
    check on SYT order
    (I'm ready for it to get here; got things to do) ~ nothing in their system as to the status... :woohoo: it showed up in the mail today!!! Guess it had shipped!
    email university about next years housing (can't find the info on their site, errr) ~ awaiting response; can NOT find any pertinent information or explanation in regards to the process...
    pick up DS12
    DS16 home
    take DS16 to fill up his car

    follow up when DS16 has to meet his friends for a project ~ awaiting the boys to decide.. really boys.. come on!...
    family time
  3. Reddy

    Reddy Scrapbooker

    Dec 4, 2010
    I didn't want to get out of my warm bed either (did anyone?? besides James)

    OK today is suppose to be my last day of work
    I keep thinking they are going to change their minds & call me in to count again - hoping not or hoping Marsha can count instead

    shell out another quart baggie of pecans - should pick up more if it isn't too cold out
    work on inkscape since I didn't yesterday - played a game instead
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  5. Poppins2000

    Poppins2000 Life is out there waiting so go and get it!

    Nov 26, 2006

    One day closer to the weekend and hopefully, DH back to 8-10 hour shift (vs his current 12-14!!)

    Housekeeper arrives at 9:30:cool1:
    Run to Hallmark store
    Hair appt. at 12
    Grocery store
    Couple loads of laundry

    Have a great day!

  6. mommy2mrb

    mommy2mrb Mama to a Princess - But I'm A Scrap Princess!

    Sep 26, 2004
    Good Morning!

    :hug: Danielle...sorry for the lack of help...sounds like you need to go on strike!

    good luck on lists today all!

    had a killer migraine yesterday so didn't get a lot finished!

    P & PD to anyone in need :hug:

    nail appt
    megan's letters for wall
    finish MK sketch swap
    straighten up scrap area
    make pumpkin bread
    make grocery list
    p/u megan at 500! trimester celebration after school
    dinner - maybe waffles

    have a wonderful day everyone!
  7. wiigirl

    wiigirl DIS Veteran

    Oct 29, 2012
    Good Morning! :goodvibes

    Xmas Party! :yay:
  8. wdwmickey

    wdwmickey Scrapbooking queen and food porn princess!

    Apr 3, 2007
    Morning :)

    Danielle that stinks! Hopefully your "boys" will come around!
    Lisa I hope you're feeling better today :hug:

    Sarah will be home tomorrow :dance3:

    Short list today including boxing and wrapping.

    Have a great day all :flower3:
  9. mommy2mrb

    mommy2mrb Mama to a Princess - But I'm A Scrap Princess!

    Sep 26, 2004
    thanks Cheryl, I am feeling much better!
    how's Robert doing?

    :banana: for Sarah coming home, safe travels to her!
  10. BernardandMissBianca

    BernardandMissBianca Rum makes math fun! Moderator

    Feb 18, 2005
    Sorry you are having a grinchy week. DH is right there with you.
    For the windshield. Get a spray bottle and put 2 parts vinegar and 1 part water in it. Spray your windshield at night and then if you need to do it again do it in the morning. We barely have to scrape our windows now.

    To do:
    Kids off to school
    clean bathroom
    clean and vacuum boys room
    set up spare bed for DS16's friend (spending the night because his mom is working a double at the hospital)
    get dinner in crock pot
    get DH's watch repaired

    get kids
    get older Boys
    work on baby blanket (getting paid for my sewing abilities, love it!)
    30 minutes in craft room
  11. joyah

    joyah living on the funny farm

    Aug 31, 2007
    Danielle it must be the gender mine are usless too.
    NO ONE in my house wanted to move this am including me

    I'm so ready for this season to be OVER still have to survive 2 birthdays then christmas. shopping isn't done, house isn't clean, I have 2 days till extra kids yeah this isn't going to go over well.......

    off to my cleaning

    Lisa glad the migrane is gone,
    Cheryl yeah for Sarah coming home

    boys from bus too maybe I'll make them walk home........ course their backpacks weigh 20 lbs and its up hill so I wont
  12. rlovew

    rlovew Moderator Moderator

    Mar 12, 2006
    Good Afternoon!

    I guess I am lucky that DH had helped me with cooking at least and I can always get my brother (who lives here) to move boxes. I just have to let him have the whole day and choose when he wants to move them. Decorating not so much help and DH will probably take the gifts for his side of the family to the PO and mail them tomorrow once I wrap and package them up. He has also cooked dinner every night this week while I have done cookies and other Christmas goodies.

    I spent 2 hours today checking on a family that called and asked to be added to our angel tree at church today. She has 5 children, lives 20 minutes away from the church, and attends a different church who refused her request for the children's gifts. I thought something was funny so I tracked down the other pastor to get more information- so for her 5 we are taking things from our toy giveaway so they will have something but I certainly understand the position of the other church. I don't understand why a parent wouldn't realize until mid December that they need someone else to buy there children's gifts for Christmas. I have had 4 families with a total of 15 children ask to be added to the tree since Sunday and not one of them has ever come to anything at the church ever. I am at the point where I would like to say to parents - I am sorry for your tardiness and lack of insight but it is not my responsibility. I also wonder if that is too heartless for me to feel- I just have asked our people to have the gifts here by the beginning of the week so there is no time to get things for another family. Also I could tell she was feeling me out as to what to ask for because she started telling me that her 2 oldest sons would like DS's but that would be expensive so something else would be okay (she had already asked a different church for bikes for the children but they didn't know if they would have enough).

    Still to do today:
    bake another batch of cookies (last one)
    puppy chow in white and milk chocolate
    wrap gifts (at least those that need to be mailed)
    finish word and typo check of the book
    write up game for chapter 10 of the book
    Dh is doing burgers for dinner

  13. disney-akj

    disney-akj DIS Veteran

    Aug 12, 2009
    Hello all! I landed home safely in the STL last night after 4 great days of vacation in NYC. I am tired and need to play catch up in a major way since we have to leave next weekend for Christmas already. I do not have my shopping done or one present wrapped:scared1:

    Reddy- Hope you don't have to go back to work
    Lisa- Congrats on your new toy that I saw on the other thread

    Do the morning shuffle
    Go through hundreds of e-mails- always fun after vacay
    Gather kids from school/buses
    Clean Some
    Work Christmas party for DH

    Crash from exhaustion
  14. Reddy

    Reddy Scrapbooker

    Dec 4, 2010
    I feel so sorry for you - seems like she is hitting up everyone that she can - my boys never got that much outside of family - what popped into my head was how much would she resale for drugs - that is awful of me, I know but the last person/family I helped with - that is what happened (except with what I gave - it was homemade so she couldn't do that) got busted on the drugs & the kids are in a foster home now - really sad really
    then a girl that used to work with me - bragged about getting everything for free since she lived in govt housing - her check from work went to fun stuff
    I think I hear of too many people working the system - they were trying to get me to do it too
    I"m glad you check them out - I have to wonder why the other pastor didn't know they needed help - preachers & teachers usually know who really needs help
  15. morgansmom2000

    morgansmom2000 DIS Veteran

    May 16, 2007
    Give them all coal, Danielle! :hug:

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