The last week or so, I’ve been following the sage advice of Thumper’s father, who said, “If you can’t say something nice . . . don’t say nothing at all.” (I had to look it up because I thought it was Thumper’s mother who told him that, but turns out I was wrong!)
Anyway, I’ve been in a terrible mood and things haven’t been going great, so I’ve been keeping my complained grumbling to (mostly) myself (and Justin and my friends Becky and Julie) and not airing out here.
But! I’m heading into a busy weekend, so I figured I’d do the typical quick dump of information so you can know what’s going on.
Thanksgiving was great! 6 people for dinner, 8 people around our table, card games, fire in the backyard, pie, chatting with friends, it was AWESOME.
It took us three days to clean up after that – Friday, I didn’t get out of pajamas.
Monday morning, I ran something over in the dark with my car (I’m blaming the guy in the truck with his headlights right in my back window) and got a flat tire. A gentleman stopped to put on the spare for me, and Justin and I took the car to the shop, where we got 2 new tires, the alignment fixed, and the fuel system cleaned out. And I stayed home the rest of the day, which was GOOD. The car is running much better now and I needed the extra day off after all that mess.
Wednesday and Thursday this week I worked 11 hour days to get an extra hour of work done for the department trying to sweep me away from my current department.
Yesterday, the job descriptions for the jobs competing for my attention went up for applications, so over the weekend, I have to apply for one and write a resignation letter for the other – sort of assuming that I’m going to get the one that I apply for since they’re both, apparently, desperate for my attention.
Today I’m working to make up for the hours I missed on Monday and I have A LOT of work to get done.
Today after work, Justin and I are going to a Christmas party/game night at a friends house in Beaufort. This time, I’m not going to leave our house keys in Beaufort.
Tomorrow, we’re going to get a Christmas tree from the same tree farm we’ve been going to for the last 4 years or so and we’re taking our friends Becky and Julie. Our friend Elizabeth is meeting us at our house after she gets of work at 5:00 to help us decorate it. Julie’s making cookies. Justin and I are making dinner.
Sunday, we’ve got church, an online game with friends in the afternoon, and then we’re probably taking Elizabeth out to IHOP for one last hurrah before she moves away. She’s been looking for a job closer to her family since we met her a year ago and she finally got it.
And then I’m back into my work week.