Today was fan-freaking-tastic!! So many things happened that I could blog over each separate event and have six days’ worth of material. I vowed recently to stay at 500 words or less so are not to lose people’s attention. Therefore I have a decision to make. Do I write a separate post for each topic or do I make a frenetic all in one post but lean, not in typical J-Dub, War and Peace fashion. Look at me I have wasted 87 words on this introduction. Doh!
#1 – Billy Bob and I are frugal. We do not turn on the heat until we absolutely have to because we are … frugal! And when we do turn it on, we set the temp at 65 degrees – BRISK! I’ll wear a parka indoors before I pay more than I have to for heat. Propane is expensive! Last night it finally got cold enough to use the heater and guess what?!? Not working! Fuck. And the system is relatively new too, just installed in August in 2015.
#2 – I borrowed the in-laws 2010 Honda Accord so that Lulu could use our baby Buick to meet up with a friend. She is home for the break! The nest is temporarily filled. Anyway the Honda sounds like a motorcycle. Vroom Vrooooom Vrooom VROOOOM! I liked it, makes me think we need to break down and get Lulu a car. But not now, e.v.e.n.t.u.a.l.l.y
#3 – Picture me cruising down the road in the Honda. I wanted to get to work early this morning because I wanted to get warm :). Well not only that; today there was a mission. The Riverwalk Crew had a marathon wrapping session of toys for the children of Avance. I have the best co-workers ever and we got to deliver 32 wrapped gifts and snacks to the kiddos. We stayed a bit and made snow. 1 cup Suave conditioner and 2 cups baking soda and wa-la SNOW. Cold stuff that they used like finger paint all over the table – Brrrr. One sweet boy wanted none of it 😦 He cried and the teacher was wonderful in calming him down and getting him back to smiling.
#4 – I know what I am going to do after June 21, 2024 … that’s my pre-destined retirement date. I am going to find a place like Avance to spend my days. They won’t even have to pay me. I just want more than anything to be like that teacher! Shout out to all my teacher friends. THANK YOU for ALL YOU do!
#5 – Afternoon a holiday lunch and gift exchange. Zinc is the BEST!!! We had our own little private party room. This was the most hilarious exchange I have ever attended … ever! We each start holding our own gift. The “congressman” read Twas the Night Before Christmas with left and right inserted at various parts of the story. You move the gift one space left or right when you hear it read as the story progresses. Back and forth, back and forth. Fun but not yet hilarious. At the end, we all got our own gifts back! That was NOT supposed to happen. Of course we have to tease about not being able to read; then we resorted to old school pick a number. I stole to get the sarcastic calendar and lottery tickets but I ended up with a football bank that says ‘touchdown’ when you drop coins in. Lol! Too funny. A coin bank for she who pinches penny :).
#6 – Back home, heater still not working. Po-Po loaned us an electric space heater to tide us over. Lulu and I are huddled in here trying to stay warm. Friend of a friend just left us with a temporary fix. We need to call the propane company tomorrow for a service call and permanent repair. I’m glad we are only renting the tank so they have to fix it.Doh!
I am over word count. Too lazy to edit. As always, more to come.