Stacey, I'm glad that you had a great Christmas! We certainly did! I hate that the hubby hasn't seen the error of his ways yet, though. Hopefully, he will before it's too late. You're right, a kid needs to know his/her dad.
I will be working on New Year's Eve and New Year's day, I believe. It's ok. We never really have big plans anyway. Plus, I will be making double time! That never hurts my feeling! LOL! I can go and buy me some new scrappy stuff...or stuff for my house!
Hi ladies. Merry Christmas to you all. I'm glad you had nice days. I did as well -- the usual gigantic fish dinner at my mom's house with a million people. That's always fun but exhausting. I hosted Christmas Day at my house, and that was a much smaller crowd, but still exhausting.
Michelle, I took all my decorations down today --including my tree! I was just tired of looking at it all -- not that it was up that long. I just had the energy to do it today. I usually do it on New Year's, but I couldn't wait. I do still have the outside lights/candles up. They will stay for another week or so.
Amy, double time sounds like a nice deal. I'd work for that cash too!
Stacey, my wish for you is a stress-free, peaceful, prosperous 2013 without all the drama you've endured over the past few years. It appears that you're doing well in finding "you" and what's best for you and your family and your well being. You go girl!
I agree that children need their fathers in their lives, but only if they can contribute positively and have a positive influence on them and help to nurture them. How's that saying go: "anyone can father a child, but it takes someone special to BE a father." Peace and hugs to you dear friend!
We don't usually do anything for New Year's Eve. The girls are always out and dh and I just stay home. He falls asleep and I drink champagne. LOL!
Snow storm heading our way. Michelle, what's your forecast? We're "in between" and they won't quite commit to it's severity. As of now, we're in the "2 - 5" area.
Gotta go get dinner ready -- which today entails dialing up for delivery!
Edited by provinca on 12-28-12 02:42 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.
Michelle, we ended up with a good 6 inches. It sure was pretty coming down, but I'm already over it! I want it to melt, but it's going to be in the 20's all week, so that won't be happening. I'm in the wrong part of the country!
snow---we were thinking of trying to drive somewhere next year so the kids can see it but well see how that goes.
I dont care for the cold---brrrr and me not good.
heres to a new year one that is filled with love and laughter and may god continue to watch all of you wonderful women!! love and hugs to each and everyone of you! thank you for blessing my life by being a part of it.
Happy New Year, hope everyone's new year is full of nothing but goodness.
Today is my last day off. It was so nice to be off and not have to worry about time and getting here or there.
I'm trying to decide there's a lady at work who is retiring and I don't know if I should apply for her job when it's posted. I've worked her position when she's out for the most part it's easy but then you get some really annoying angery parents. I love my job but hated being stuck in the jail office for months I don't want to be up there again so to prevent it I could apply for her job.I like my job because it's pretty flexable I can usually get off when I want and when I'm off my work doesn't build up. It's pretty stress free. Oh what to do?
michelle honey I think you know what you need to do change can be scary and thats ok but you need to do what is best for you and your family. trust in god to guide you ---you will know which direction to go. good luck and im saying prayers for you. hugs!!
Hi ladies. Happy New Year to you all! I hope 2013 is a great one filled with love, joy, peace, health and prosperity!
Michelle, it's a tough decision, but dig deep -- your heart will tell you what to do. Change is hard, but eventually, the new routine becomes the norm . . .
I decided not to call my resolutions "resolutions" this year, since that usually leads to failure. Instead, they are my "2013 Life Goals." And this year they are simply:
1. I have decided that I will not enter any type of store on a Sunday or holiday. When I was younger, Sundays and holidays were days of rest and for time with family. My recollection of those days was so peaceful and happy, and this will be my small way of returning to those days of a simpler life that I remember so fondly. (today is the first Sunday of the new year, and I have plans to scrap and watch football!)
2. I am planning on writing in my journal daily, noting the blessings of that day, no matter how small. Power of attraction -- put it out there, and it returns. (five full days into the new year, and five entries in my journal!)
3. I am putting myself on the top of my priority and "to do" lists. I've decided that I respect myself enough to take care of ME! I've gone back to weight watchers and have had a successful 5 days, and I have gone back to my daily exercising, and have been successful with that as well. My goal is to get my weight down as well as get my blood pressure under control to avoid medication (it's a looming possibility!) and to keep my cholesterol in check.
A healthier and happier me will lead to a healthier and happier family . . .