Thursday, December 18, 2014
He had been extremely worried that his blackberry jam supply(of which the whole family is addicted) was going to dry up should my mother no longer wish to make it. Now he has me to make it for him.
Last night we treated two friends to some burgers and drinks at a local pub. One of them is unemployed and was extremely grateful to have a night out. We had a lot of laughs and it was a very fun evening. We really need to make an effort to get out more often and socialize as have this tendency to hole up at home too much(*especially since we work at home).
I am looking forward to next week when the kidlet is out of school for Christmas holidays so we can sleep in and not act as taxi driver for a couple of weeks. I have been reading lots this week - on book number 23 for the year. The goal was 24 and I should be able to finish my current book and read another by the end of the year.
Next on the agenda is more Christmas cookies and to take the kidlet Christmas shopping for a present for her dad. Although she doesn't have a job yet we have employed her to do a few things so she could buy some Christmas presents. We don't pay any allowance after age 16 as feel by that time the kids need to get their own part-time jobs for spending money. Although she has applied to 46 places in the past 6 weeks there were only 2 jobs in all those businesses and both likely went to adults. One cannot give up when looking for work as it will happen eventually. This is a good skill she will need as an adult later in life when food and a roof over her head depend on employment. My friend who we took out last night is experiencing the same thing, no work and he does have kids at home to feed.
Have a good week everyone.