Saturday, December 15, 2007

So what now?!?!?

Last week we had quite the exciting week. Jerry got the shingles. Not cool. Not fun. And so not the person that needed to get them. He's not the best when he's sick anyways, so with this just imagine how super cranky he was.

The best news of the week though was when I got the camcorder to work. It hadn't worked since the house fire and I wasn't too sure it would ever work but I plugged it in, charged it & it WORKED! And all the tapes so far seem fine. Guess all of them needed some major drying time to work! It means so much to me to be able to look back at those videos and see my babies & hear my babies voices. So so very grateful that I still have these. Now I need to figure out how I am going to transfer them over to DVD.

Well then we have yesterday. Yesterday just topped it right off. Jerry is NOT having any good luck. I'm beginning to believe he has nothing but bad luck now. He was told that he "was no longer needed" at his job. His job that has really been a good thing for him. And the sad thing was it seems to be for no apparent reason. Just Wednesday he received his evaluation & was rated top on everything...and now this. I really can't understand the reasoning behind this man's thinking on how he could justify firing someone 11 days before Christmas. It's one thing to fire someone after just giving them a great evaluation & it's another thing to do that & do it right before Christmas. I'm so sad & stressed & wishing this was a bad dream. But then I keep telling myself that things happen for a reason. Hopefully this works out for Jerry that this quick release gets him starting full time with Frito Lay. He's been working with them for 6 months now part-time and was wanting to work himself into a full-time position. Maybe this is why this is happening. Maybe things will hurry up & be better. Maybe this will make everything better in the long run. Or at least we can hope.

So as I am going to stray away from thinking about all that again, I canNOT believe Christmas is so close. I really don't even know if I'm going to get all the presents taken care of before Christmas. I'm just hoping at least one of the family get togethers happens AFTER Christmas! I know that sounds bad but I really dread facing the cold weather, crowds, and long lines. Next, yeah next year, I'm going to start early. Like January early so maybe by next December I'll be totally set on presents. That's my plan.

I've wanted to do some scrappy things for gifts this year but as it seems, I swear the month of December the time does some sort of warp time speed thing. Like I wake up at 6:00 and before I get a chance to look at the clock again, it's 12:00 pm. Then it's all just a blur - getting home, cleaning up, fixing dinner, helping kids get homework together, getting them rounded into bed and then I end up in bed by 11:30 and wonder what the heck I did all day. But I did finally get something done today. I sat down and finished mother's window. She made comment about how much she liked my other one, so I thought she may like one for herself. Hopefully she likes it.

So now I've got to figure out how to get Dylan to bed, get this huge mess cleaned up, and get my videos onto the computer (if anyone knows how to do this - please do tell, I would be ever so grateful!)!

Monday, December 03, 2007

It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas....

Just a few fun lights around the house. Now on to work on the rest of my to-do list.
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