The end of last week and the weekend seemed busy. I worked over on Thursday and Friday and in the evening Scott and I were having, uh, issues. I don’t really want to go into them but they weren’t fun and I was not happy. We have worked through our issues over the weekend and while it’s not a non-issue yet, we have made steps to make it better.
Friday night the girls stayed with MIL and Saturday we woke up just in time to get up and go to the town parade. I’m not sure if I wrote about it last year but I complained about the parade last year. It was so ridiculously short–like 8 minutes long. The band was in jeans and t-shirts and it was just pathetic. My article was actually published in the paper. So I sort of HAD to go to the parade. Especially since Emma was actually IN the parade this year. She rode with my SIL and niece in the rescue squad suburban. She seemed to have a good time. But the parade was SO long with 99 entries and lasting 1 hour and 10 minutes. Yeah. So I don’t know if anyone read my article last year but it I’d like to think it helped. It wa actually overwhelmingly long. Even Mrs. South Carolina showed up. All the local bands, girl/boy scout groups, rescue squads, fire stations, and even lots of businesses. It was really great.
So Saturday night we went to Jaynee’s Christmas party. We didn’t know if we would go to the last minute. I didn’t want to ask MIL to keep them since they had had them the past 24 hours and my mom and sister were working on their work party that was Sunday night. I was going to go solo but MIL heard Scott and I talking about it at Target and volunteered to keep them, so we took advantage of it. We had a good time. The food was great and everyone seemed really nice. I ended up with my own gift from the exchange but the gifts were slim pickins and I was next to last with only Scott’s gift left under the tree and my mugs being the only gift I wanted to steal so I went for it. Scott ended up with a folksy-metal flower wall hanging which everyone laughed at but we now have hanging in the kids play room. Not sure what that means really but we think it’s cute.
Sunday was church as usual and also Mom’s Christmas party. That was lots of good food too. We left the girls there for about 1 1/2 hr while we went to a youth leaders meeting with the seniors in our group. We had A LOT of fun. They are old enough to pretty much be adults. They only have 6 months left of high school but they are young enough to really let go still have fun. I hope we get to go on the trip they are going on in Jan/Feb for the “top 15” (they earn points by attending, bringing friends, etc).
Last night we also caught up on a few Season 1 episodes from The Office that Jaynee let us borrow. I laughed. A lot. It’s a great tv show. After 3 episodes in a row though it was a little much. Only can handle so much of all that GREAT comedy he does lol. I definitely plan to catch up on all the seasons and watch the current ones too.
So this week will be REALLY busy with work. I have so much to do. Friday is a HUGE implementation. We’ve been working on this project for well, years. Part of it was implemented back in September but we are basically having to redo that part to fix some issues and then do the second part also. It’s going to be a long, arduous process this weekend.
Also this week is Scott’s work party tomorrow night. I have no idea what I’m wearing but I’d REALLY like to buy something new. We are also having a catillion with the youth group that is formal and I’d REALLY like to buy a new dress. We’ll see though. It seems like we are running out of time before Christmas. Exactly 3 weeks left! Unbelievable!!