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Grandma duty

December 21st, 2012 at 02:55 pm

I had a really good evening with my grandsons last night. I was a little worried about watching them, because I was pretty tired during the day, but I got a second wind. I made mac & cheese for them, and we played games. They were a model of good behavior. Meanwhile Mom & Dad had a romantic Christmas dinner, just the two of them. It seemed like no time at all before it was time for them to go home to get ready for bed. It was my bedtime, too!

I drove to work today because I am invited to an "end of the world" party tonight (free dinner!). I was afraid the weather would interfere with these plans, but, although we got a little snow, the storm pretty much skipped us. Nevertheless, it IS cold, so I broke out my Nautica down coat for the first time. I think it's going to be great asset this winter.

My colleague showed me her Ugg boots, and they are certainly tempting. They look as warm as toast. I don't know about buying expensive boots right now, though, with the cost of the couch and three rugs looming. (Ha, ha, rugs "looming." I love my accidental puns!)

Only about half the crew is here at work today, and I suspect that not a lot of work will get done. I will work again next Thursday for half a day, then on New Year's Eve for half day. Even though the College will be closed, gifts will still be coming in, and they have to be processed before the end of the year. I will get a day off in January to make up for the time worked.

One of our donors brought in a big gift box of Wolferman's English muffins, crumpets, cinnamon rolls and scones. And jam. I mentioned to one of my co-workers how much I liked Wolferman's muffins, and she told me she would bring me some from home -- her family doesn't like them, and she got a gift box at home, too. I said SURE! I can freeze them individually and bring them in for breakfast each day.

I also got a gift basket of cookies from the catering staff, so that will be utilized for lunches next year. One on my New Year's goals, to add to what I put down the other day, is to be a lot more strategic about planning breakfasts and lunches.

4 Responses to “Grandma duty”

  1. My English Castle Says:

    Sounds like a fun evening with the boys. If you decide to go with the Uggs, I found them for DD much cheaper on ebay. Great food scores!

  2. Petunia 100 Says:

    What a wonderful evening! You made a good choice (to buy a home near your sons and grandbabies). Getting to be a regular part of their lives is priceless.

    Glad you are enjoying that nice warm coat. Smile

  3. Shiela Says:

    Don't worry about the world coming to an end, it's already the 22nd of December here in Australia Smile

  4. Homebody Says:

    Me too on the food thing. In my case, I get fed lunch at work for free so that is nice, but with daughter and granddaughter living with us, we need to be more careful (and no we do not ask her to contribute for our own reasons).

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