Saturday, December 19

Wearing Out

I think I have finished all the shopping I am doing for Christmas presents. Today we went out and activated the phone the middle son will be getting on Friday. Then I had to go shopping for a case for it, which led to me getting a couple other things for the Wife and the boys. I have no idea what all there actually is that between the Wife and I have bought. I suppose we will find out late Christmas Eve when she gets done wrapping and labeling. I hope to have my wrapping done by Monday evening.

Short work wee this week. Only have to work four days. However, my days have 9-10 hours long, not counting the 45 minute drive to/from home. There are a couple new techs that have been hired (which is good) and they are on the Westside, so will be added to my delivery schedule. Which means more time driving. Not excited about that.

Not sure how we will be traveling for Christmas. Usually it is our family, then the MIL's, then my parents, before we retire at home (tired and worn out from wrapping most of the night before and getting up early). We have kept the same times pretty much for the past several years, but I am not sure what/who is doing what this year. RM, that means what are your plans/times you guys need to do things?

Guess that is about all I got for now.


Sunday, December 13

Sunday Chillin'

Yesterday, I think the Wife and I finished up all the shopping we needed to do. Well, let me re-phrase that to the shopping I think we needed to accomplish. I am sure she will be taking moments out of the next couple weeks to go out and get that one more thing. Now it is time to wrap. I hate wrapping. I never acquired the patience to do it properly, though I have been taught well. So I will leave that to the Wife probably ... which means it won't get done until the night before.

Got nothing else today.


Wednesday, December 9

Getting Back Into It

I have been, in my opinion, quite busy the past couple of months or so. Enough that I haven't taken the time to even try to post anything, let alone even visit the ol' blog. Is it truly lack of available time? Not able to think of a creatively worded topic and subsequent post? Just too damn lazy? Probably more of the last one than any others.

So this morning, since I am up earlier than normal, I decided to try again to post something ... maybe just some mindless drivel, or complaints about my life. Heck, there maybe be even interesting content (to some) here every once in awhile. But I figured, instead of just sleeping until I HAVE to get up, if I rise twenty minutes earlier, I still have time to post something, since I would be on the computer checking email, etc. at that time anyways.

This counts as a post ... this explaining to myself (and you) what I am going to try to do.

Whew! Now, off to the showers!!


Sunday, December 6

Life Sucks

Three-thirty in the morning. On a Saturday night.Or Sunday morn, depending how you look at it.

Yes. I was at my local pub.

Yes. The Wife reminded me of the time, right before I came out to the computer. No, I didn't need her reminder, but it was a good hint to leave her alone, since I wasn't ready to go to bed yet.

I went Christmas shopping today.An experience I hope to never do again. It wasn't so much the crowd thing, or the rush of special deals ... I just hate shopping. If I know I need a new pair of jeans, I walk in, find my size, buy and leave. I don't have to "roam" to see if I find something they like...

Which reminds me I am screwed. The Wife has a birthday in early December. And then there is Christmas.

I can't find a good gift for one, and yet another 2-3 weeks later! At least, that is how I feel. Any other gal would say something like... if you paid attention, and spent the year looking, you could have at least five ....

I'm a guy dammit!

I wish Christmas was more about celebrating some religious idealism, and less about the commercialism of it.

I think about my growing up days. There weren't a lot of presents ... for anyone. At least, I never remember there being many, but the ones I opened, they were like FREAKIN' AWESOME!

That was my Dad, raising one, on his own. A pocket-knife, a model, and a new rabbit (because I raised and showed in 4-H) was awesome! Now I got three boys at home, a daughter grown, and married, and living in an urban area .... yeah. if I gave the same, not the same excitement. Guess 30 ... or more .... years... sigh.

I did some shopping today. I leave most of the shopping for the Wife to do, for Christmas, just because, she is in better "tune" with what the kids want, because I am .... whatever. But I shopped for those of my side of the family. The Sister. The Brother. The Parents. Sis and Stuman were done and easy. The Parents....sigh.

I texted both of them the other night, asking for ideas, Mom gives me four for her, two for PT. The next morning, PT gives me one extra idea, and repeats what Mom said before (I don't know if he knew she told me previously or not).

So, I think, screw their ideas, we are going 'New Age' this year .... and bought accordingly. Nothing like an accumulation of black stones, that burn well, to sit around and commiserate over.

heh. Caught ya reading Mom!