Monday, December 19, 2011

Random Snippets

Today I am making my world famous chicken noodle soup!  (My family is my world, so yes, it really is world famous!)  I haven't made it all year and I am so excited for it!  I even make the broth from scratch.  It's one of maybe three things that I am excellent at making. 
Eric has an interview today at a warehouse.  Even though he really needs to find work, I don't think this would work out even if he did get it.  With no car it would take him almost 2 hours to get there on the bus.  It takes me an hour to get to work already, I just don't see how we'd be able to both get to work on time and have someone here with the kiddies while the other was en route.  Maybe it's time for daycare. 
I've been doing well at my job and I have a very good feeling that they will be asking me to stay in January.  My hours will probably be slashed down to 20 per week, but it will be something.  And I really do love working there.  I've never had a job where they treat their employees so well.  Maybe if I stay long enough, work hard enough, I can turn it into a career, get salary.  ::shrug:: I'm open to anything right now.
Christmas this year is going to be kind of sad.  My MIL got into a car accident about a week and a half ago (she's ok!) and probably won't have her car back until the middle of January.  Usually she lets us use it so we can go to my FIL's big Christmas Eve bash and then we just bring it back to her on Christmas day and spend the day there.  My SIL was going to drive us up on Christmas Eve and then on Christmas day bring her mom over to our house for a couple of hours, but she called crying the other night that it's not fair to her (no, it's really not.  I get it), and that she hasn't had any time to spend with her fiance and he wouldn't be able to come up if she took us because we all wouldn't fit in her car and so on and so forth.  I'm so tired from working and stressed from worrying about Eric finding a job that I really can't handle everyone else's problems.  So I told her if it was too much for her, don't do it.  Just say you can't do it instead of crying and complaining to me about what you "have to" do.  Then I hung up on her.  First time in 8 years.  So now, not only is she NOT bringing us up to the her dad's house, she's also not bringing her mom over to ours for Christmas.  Which is really unfair to her mom, who is going to be all alone on Christmas.  I guess it's my fault for pissing her off more, but I don't really have any pity for her right now.
I need to quit my ranting before I get mad.
So, yeah, chicken noodle soup!  It's starting to smell good already!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Something Smells Dusty

Oh, my blog, how I've missed you!  It's been a challenge working "part time" (almost 40 hours a week is NOT part time, but we need the money so I can't complain too much.) and coming home exhausted and switching back into Mommy mode.  I haven't been able to even look at the computer.  I'm not used to this anymore!  I'm off today though, and the laundry can wait so I'm taking this sweet opportunity to update a little bit and visit some of my favorite bloggers.  I've missed reading about you ladies!  My schedule has been packed but I'm hoping that I will be able to find some time for myself again when the kiddies are in bed, so I can keep up here.  My blogiversary is coming up in a little over a month, and I don't want it to pass with an out of date blog!

I don't want to go and post anything really long today and overwhelm myself so I'm just going to relax and go reading for now.