On Thursday, I worked an hour late on an online tutorial that had to be finished for review. It's great to get double overtime, and it'll be nice to have the extra time available for appointments. My manager heard me tapping away furiously on my keyboard about 25 minutes after I was supposed to leave, and she said 'you'd better submit your overtime!' That was nice to hear since I didn't have the OT preapproved.
Yesterday was my regular day off. I wrapped all of the Christmas presents, except for the gifts for me and Neil's gift to his Dad. I'm glad Neil wrapped those. It's amazing how long it takes to wrap everything--and I'm sure we don't have as many gifts as some families! It was actually a bit more challenging than usual though because I decided to use only wrapping materials that I had in my house and so some gifts were difficult to wrap because the paper was too small.
Also yesterday, Sophia went to the dentist for the first time. The dentist said it's better if they see her without me in the room, so I waited in the waiting room. They said she was a little worried at first but then did very well. They did a check up, cleaned her teeth, and put flouride on them. They didn't do x-rays though because she was a bit apprehensive and they didn't want to turn her off the dentist too much. The Dr. said her teeth looked good on the surface anyway; they just don't know if there are cavities between her teeth. Even so, they said to bring her back in one year.
I spent two-thirds of my splurge club money on ONE thing yesterday. Usually, I go for quantity, but this time I went for quality. I had wanted red boots and had shopped around for some last Friday and yesterday. There was one pair that really stood out as being perfect for me. It's hard to spend that much on one thing but I know I will love and wear these boots often. They're comfortable, warm, waterproof, and stylish.
We have two Christmas parties to attend today. The preschool party is from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., then we're going to the Watson Christmas party (Neil's Mom's side) after that. Thank goodness the girls had good long sleeps last night! In fact, Sophia slept for a full 13 hours, which is highly unusual, and Madeline slept for 12 hours. Unfortunately, Sophia definitely has a bad cold today. I gave her some Triaminic Cold & Cough and will give her more later, so hopefully she'll feel okay for the parties.
Well, I'd better get moving and get ready for the day!
I don't think I've ever been happy about snow in May before, but the land needs moisture so badly right now that I really don't care what form it comes in. Unfortunately, we likely won't get the 20-25 cm (6-10") originally forecasted, but rather 10-15 cm (4-6"), and that will probably not even amount to an inch of real moisture...but at least it's something!
This afternoon, Bennett Dunlop Ford sent me a lovely gift basket full of Burt's Bees skin care items. It's so nice to get something like that in the middle of a work day! When I bought my CRV at Bennett Dunlop two years ago, they sent me a basket of bath products on Valentine's Day. Even though the gift wasn't from Neil, it was fun to receive a gift at the office on that day in particular. Of course, everyone who saw the basket thought it must be from my hubby.
For the record, I absolutely loathe pants that have words printed accross the seat. What is up with that?! I just saw a teenage girl crossing the street at lunch time today with some silly thing printed across her butt. That has got to be one of the stupidest fashion statements ever spawned.
Peace does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart - Unknown
Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice. - Anton Chekhov
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take. - Wayne Gretzky
You are getting your wants confused with your needs. - Stacy Julian's dad
We are weaving character every day, and the way to weave the best character is to be kind and to be useful. Think right, act right; it is what we think and do that makes us who we are. - Elbert Hubbard
I have made this letter longer than usual, only because I have not had the time to make it shorter. - Blaise Pascal
Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.
- Cyril Connolly
To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of
to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others;
to leave the world a little better;
whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;
to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is the meaning of success.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson