Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Head Above Water
I am still here...life has just gotten in the way of posting. Business is brisk with two weeks left until some downtime and our regular life just seems so busy as well. In the past 9 days:
Hubby left yesterday and returns late tonight on business trip #2 this month. He is exhausted but we have no clients booked until afternoon so hopefully we both get to sleep in a little. We have signed 2 more contracts since I last posted! He will leave on the final business trip/family trip of the year one week tomorrow - we still have a couple of large projects to finish before then but we are on track.
The rain stopped on Saturday long enough for us to decorate the outside of the house. We usually only put up the white lights we have had for years but hubby decided he wanted more this year so we invested in 5 strands of blue lights for our tree - we managed to decorate it with a ladder and a long pole contraption that hubby rigged up. This is in honor of 2 of the kids spending Christmas with us - that hasn't happened since before hubby was divorced as even when we lived in Alberta we only ever got to see them on Christmas Eve, never Christmas day.
I managed to decorate the inside of the house and even went over to my Mom's this afternoon to help her put up her tree. All decorating is now complete - all I have left are Christmas cards, a tiny bit of shopping, wrapping and baking. Good thing because I am bone tired :) I hope to get the cards done this weekend to be mailed Monday which is plenty of time to get them to my relatives in the USA.
The Christmas party for the company I used to work at that we have been invited to is this Friday night. Fortunately last week I found 2 pieces of clothing to go with a skirt that I already own - at the thrift store of course for a grand total of $9 so now I am looking forward to our night out with my friends.
Other than that there has been house cleaning/cooking/thrifting/dog walking and various other duties that make the last 9 days a distant blur. The upside of all this activity is little time to grocery shop, therefore it looks like I still have over $100 in the grocery budget with only two days to go - woohoo! Life should slow down soon but in the mean time don't worry if I don't post, I am here drinking amaretto and making cookies between work projects.