Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Already?  Ok, ok, it's already almost December, but STILL!  I hate snow!  It snowed 2x when we lived in Charlotte, it was barely snow- it was more like wet fat flakes, and I didn't like it then either!  And since I work early mornings, I always dread snow at night/early morning.  Since no one is driving at that time it makes it really super slick.  Although, I'd rather be the only one on the road, that way I don't have to worry about other idiots on the road. 

I'm finally finished with my overnights for work.  They kicked my butt, especially since my 'manager' decided to call in sick 2 days in a row.  Which, fine, whatever, even though he misses a lot of work, but he totally screwed us all over by doing so.  His manager ended up working 16+ hours, (which is why he gets paid the big bucks!), and then what should have been only a 5 hour shift for stocking turned into an almost 8 hour overnight shift.  UGH!  It's money, and I'm fine with it, it was just the entire idea of we've been working our butts off, and then people don't care, and will just call in since they don't feel like working!

But, in other awesome news- I sold an afghan on Etsy!  I've had them listed for a few days, and I'm just glad it sold!  Now, I still have more on there, but at least 1 is gone!!

Friday, November 25, 2011


I had to be at work on Thanksgiving at 11:30pm, and worked until 5am this morning.  Let me just say that I saw nothing to restore my faith in humanity.  OMG!  The crowds were nuts, and people were just mowing each other down!  I got hit 6-10 times by televisions because people were just pushing others out of the way.  And I'm not a small girl, I'm not Jennifer Nettles, and you CAN SEE ME!  But people didn't care, let's just run over people.  Argh!

But, that steels my resolve for shop local Saturday, and next year, purchasing Christmas gifts all year round, so that I can relax, and probably work instead of stressing out about what I still need to get.  I hate that!   It also makes me realize that we don't need as much as we get for Christmas.  I'm still resolved to get the 4 things for Luke, but that's it.  I'm not going bigger, I'm not getting more.  And,  we are all cool with that. 

Monday, November 7, 2011

Christmas is Coming

I cannot believe that Thanksgiving is in a few weeks!!  Then that means that Christmas is right. around. the. corner.  ARGH!  I have figured out what I'm getting Luke though.  We do "something you want, something you need, something to wear and something to read" for presents, because it helps cut down on the vast materialism of the holiday.  And then of course a stocking, but that's a small stocking- just 1 small thing, candy, and an ornament.  For his want, I'm buying a Thomas the Train set or Sponge Bob Lego set.  For his need, I'm purchasing a dinosaur sheet set for his bed.  For his read, we are holding the school's book fair this week, so I'm getting  something from him there.  Of course, I don't know which book, but that's only because I don't know what they're going to have there on offer.  And his wear is a pair of pajamas, we do that as a tradition every year- we buy a new pair of pajamas to wear for Christmas Eve. 

I love that- it's 4 presents, and it's not obscene.  I know people who give their kids 10 gifts!  10!  Not including stocking stuffers or outside their immediate family!  Crazy!  But, these are the same parents who complain because their children are spoiled.  Really?  Gee,  I wonder why your kids are spoiled brats- you give them everything they want!