My dinning room table was so nice and clean before we came back from our Thanksgiving vacation and now it is so totally covered and I am stress paralyzed when I see it. I don't even know where to begin with it.
My mom's birthday was Monday. I invited two of her water aerobics friends over and gave mom the movie Mom's Night Out. For what it is, it is a cute movie with a good message and that message is that Jesus loves you no matter what you've done or who you are and that He will be with you always. She enjoyed herself. I cheated and got a Christmas can of popcorn.
G is off tonight at a church play with a friend. I am so glad we live in town rather than the country otherwise, she wouldn't be able to go on such short notice. I hope she enjoys it, well, really I hope she just pays attention. The Mom's Night Out movie went over her head.
I have started preparing the Santa gifts for G forgetting that we are tied via amazon by our phones. So now she is getting the notices that I get when packages are delivered. Yea! me. So I have worked out that dad and mom will give them to her. Her big gift was the trip to Universal Studios from me. Santa will bring some under armor long sleeve shirts. She honestly doesn't need anything. And yes, she still believes. Our elf is back too but I am not taking pictures of the things he does and I haven't started the e-mails to her.
I discovered with the new smart phones I don't have easy access to block strange numbers anymore directly from the phone. Seemed easier with the old flip type phones. Anyway, ATT has a service at $5 per month to block numbers. G had a strange person calling her phone. I answered it one day to find out who it was. It was a black male calling the wrong number but then he asked me my name and I hung up on him. He kept calling. G doesn't answer unless she knows the number so I didn't worry too much, then he texted.
I discovered the phone is from Augusta, AR area and for a fee I could have flat located him name and all which freaks me out because someone can do that to us too. I purchased the service for her phone. I can handle my wrong numbers etc but I don't want G getting strange texts from strange men. In his defense he didn't know the phone belonged to a 10 year old because I answered the call. However, I do not wish to allow my child to be contacted by strange numbers even accidentally when they keep calling.
So, next weekend we are getting our Christmas tree and shopping for the family our Sunday School class has chosen to help. At some point I have to go shop for G without G knowing or seeing. This year, Santa is bringing me some hand lotion and face soap, makeup and powder. Good stocking stuffers to keep the belief going.
Mom is very confused and seemingly helpless. Even down to her medicine dad gives it to her or I put it in her hand for her. She doesn't look or sound like she can be so helpless but somehow she is. She is begging dad for a computer for old people because she thinks she will be able to use it. She wanted a new phone but can't work it. She wants a computer to call her friends. G kept telling her she has one in the phone and can use the phone but she can't process that information.
Anyway, should be an interesting season. I have requested the day after Christmas for vacation but I am not sure I will be allowed to take it. I may need the days instead for ice and snow days. If I am not allowed to take it I will just bring G to work with the laptop, wi-fi and movies for her to watch.
I am so glad gas has gone down so much despite this administrations attacks on oil and fossil fuels. It is helping so much not to have to put $70+ in the car right now.
The blog stays quiet as I don't really have anything to say. I put together a shutterfly book and calendar of our trip and will give them wrapped up to G for Christmas. I need to get stamps to get our cards mailed out this year. I suppose I will get them Saturday morning and then mail them out next week. I, of course, have yet to actually address any of them. I was able to get them all free except for shipping from Shutterfly and that is all I am sending.
I am looking forward to Sunday School and church tomorrow and I am very much looking forward to my Sunday Afternoon Nap and yes it deserves capital letters, ;-} I suppose I have been looking forward to it since last Sunday when I was busy unpacking and making a memory book of our trip. This time last week we were somewhere in Alabama looking for a place to eat supper. So glad to be home but love traveling too!