Thursday, December 24, 2015

The Holidays

The insanity of the holidays always makes me grumpy.  This year I'm missing my girls but I'm trying to make the best of it.  Vicki is home but the other two are in Georgia.  I'm missing them and I'm missing the all day game playing, movie watching, and being together.

Ken and Vicki went off to his family gathering.  They likely won't be back till late afternoon or early evening.  I'm working on the computer for now but then I'll be going back to crocheting.  I currently have two projects in the works for Vicki - an apron which will be a mix of terry cloth and crochet cotton and a shawl which I'm crocheting.  If I could figure out how to work on both, I would.

Yesterday Vicki and I went to Festival and got groceries.  We shopped their sale items and had a ton of coupons.  We spent $250 and saved about $120 between sales and coupons.  Today I was going through the receipt to split up her items and mine.  I noticed several of our coupons didn't take off.  I called them expecting them to say there was nothing they could do since it was yesterday.  Instead they refunded the money and gave us two coupons for a dollar off.

Tomorrow we are going to do as much as possible with the girls in Georgia.  I'm sure there will be video chatting (or at the very least phone conversations) but we are also attempting to go to a movie at roughly the same time.  Saturday when Beth is over, we'll open gifts and have more family time.  I'm also hoping to go see a movie on that day.

Aside from the holiday stuff, I'm hoping to get a number of projects done.  I've pulled out one of Vicki's bags and have been working on the projects in it.  I finished two skeins of yarn to make her hat, wristers, scarf out of one and hat and wristers out of the other.  I'll see how far I get by the end of the weekend.  I may have to shift things to determine what I'm going to work on.  As is normal - I have a LONG LONG list of things to do for her.

I've got classical music on.  I'm babysitting the two grand fur babies - Sasha and Ava.  I'll be going back to crocheting shortly.  All in all, a good day so far.  Just one more day to get through with the holiday silliness and I can put another year behind me.

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