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    Good MONDAY(yes, here already!) morning!

    Well, we are back. 1 holiday down.... more to go.
    Did everyone survive?

    I am pooped. 5 days off and really only had 1. And that one was spent unpacking, laundry, cleaning the house DH didn't do a darn thing in....

    2 daycare kids today. Good. Since I need to finish cleaning.
    I am serious when I say DH did ZIP. He watched TV, played on computer, ate and slept. That was it. No dishes, no laundry, no extra cleaning. NOTHING. GRRRRR

    If I had 3 days off and no DH or DS's in the house, it would be clean, it would be mucked out, our room would be painted and I would still have 2 days to sit on my butt...LOL

    A girl can dream right?! Last time I had a weekend without those 3....4 years ago I think?

    So, made it through the Thanksgiving with family. Inlaws dog was weird. Barely saw her. Spent more time worrying about where she was. We won't do it again. They can hire my parents pet sitter for CHEAP. And she stays at the house at night if you want. My parents were fine. Drive was long and stressful. Esp. coming home as we were trying to beat the snow. We did. It arrived yesterday. Same mountain passes we went over on Sat. afternoon with dry pavement are covered in snow last night and chains required. WHEW.

    Saw my brother, twice. On Wed. and again on Sat. That ICU dementia is something. And dealing with my Grandma, whose memory is failing at 87 and my brother at 41 sounds just like her....... I just hope that it isn't perm. with him.

    Today, boys get to chill. Mom is shopping and finishing the last of their wish lists for Xmas. Great deals out there. By the end of the week, I should be done with all. Need to get some GC for far away people and will grab those on Friday when I am out grocery shopping. Will be nice to be done and ready early. I hope.

    Off to clean and make it presentable enough for daycare kids. THAT is the only part I hate about this job. It is in my home and I have to have it clean or clean enough ALL THE TIME. Even on a Monday, after a long weekend of not being home.

    Have a MARVELOUS Monday everyone!!!
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    I'm happy your trip went relatively smoothly. Hopefully your in-laws are receptive to the pet sitter, sounds stressful. ICU dementia, is pretty scary to witness but I keep hearing it's temporary, hoping for the best.

    I showed up for an appointment I didn't even have this morning. Something weird happened where I had an appointment on the calendar that was never made. I scheduled an appointment for January, so one less thing to do this month. I ran some errands, but forgot to return my odd shaped frames to AC Moore, might have to go back there again this weekend anyway. I may spend the week working on a painting and if I finish it I'll need to add wire to the back for hanging so I can take it with me for the sale on Saturday. I could probably start a 4x6 drawing though I have everything I need for that, and I have an ACEO I can finish. I still need to get to Target this weekend so I'll be out that way. Cut our errands short when Hubby got sick. Might have to finish everything up tomorrow.

    Teemie got a new coat today, I ordered it online. I'm still not over the fact that we're about a size apart now.

    I tried to buy knitting gloves today, they had good review on Amazon too. I had them in my hands at AC Moore but I check out without them, I don't know what happened. I checked the receipt, I didn't pay for them so I didn't leave them there after buying. I guess I never made it to the register with them. I have another coupon though I'll go back and get them, maybe when I get the return. I'm hoping maybe they'll help with the carpal tunnel pain while knitting. If they work out well I might wear them to draw in too.

    My grandmother called me while we were out. The nurse got my grandfather to open his eyes this morning and he's close to breathing completely on his own. She said the doctor thinks a piece of meatloaf got in his lungs, which is honestly better than mystery pneumonia that we thought it was before. At least they have an idea of why he hit this back slide. But now it's looking better and maybe he'll be able to move back out of the ICU again soon.

    I'm also almost done shopping completely. I just got the box in the mail today with the last sketchbook I needed, so all the in-law kids are done. I'm almost done with my two secret Santas. I'm going to try knitting something and I want to buy some candy for the one. Then that will just be packaging and shipping those out. I bought something for one of our friends, and might just need to buy one more thing for him. Not sure what I'm doing with the other two we buy for. But I'm down to 2 people I still need to figure out but they can be small things, and maybe one gift card. Then I'm completely done. It's just wrapping and cookies then.
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    A cold snowy day here - yay! I do enjoy occasional breaks from blue skies. However, the boiler is not working - boo. So we are bundled up and waiting on the plumber.

    Thanksgiving was simple and relaxing. DH and I spent the weekend binge watching Westworld. Futsal (indoor soccer) started for dd, and we painted part of the kitchen.

    Today is a normal school day. Tumbling for one and parkour for the other this evening. Enjoy your day everyone!
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    I hope all you Americans had a nice Thanksgiving weekend. No Thanksgiving here, but last week was basically a free week after the geography test of the oldest on Monday. We did a few things here and there, but not much. Friday was spent bingewatching the newest season of the Gilmore Girls on Netflix and making the kids play upstairs and leave me alone

    Today he got his result: 44% Definitely not what he should have gotten if he paid a bit of attention. Either that, or he just isn't skilled in testtaking LOL. We'll be able to see his test in December and see where he went wrong, and he'll be retaking it at the end of January. We also have another test planned for January, so he'll be busy during the holidays.
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    We are taking another break from BYL, and having a fun week of focusing on different subjects on each day. Yesterday (Mon) we had a math day and did all sorts of math, including our regular stuff, plus more fun activities and games. Today we are having a craft project day, to actually start (and hopefully finish) some things I have been wanting us to do. Its turning out rather math/pattern-ish as well. We had a pack of unused cork tiles in the garage that the previous owners left when they moved out, so we are using them in some projects. We have used one so far to make tangram puzzle pieces, and another DD drew a grid on and designed a tessellation, which she is going to paint and then seal the tile to use as a mouse pad. The other projects we are going to tackle are making some large house numbers to put near the start of our driveway, because people find it hard to find our place even with the house numbers on the letterbox (I guess they are too small). Planning to cut them out of plywood and cover them with a combination of shells and mosaic glass. The final project is making a circular rag rug out of upcycled fabric strips from old tee shirts (I already cut these out ages ago), and using a hula loop as the loom (? is that what you would call it). Using this tutorial.

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    This week we have to get back to it. The local Lego Discovery Center had a 50% off annual pass for their Cyber Monday sale, so was SO happy to score an entire years worth for about the cost of a single day's ticket. That was a fun start to my day and will be part of Tech's Christmas gift. Yesterday Tech and I painted an old window to have our new house numbers. Now I just have to figure out how to make that stand out from the street.

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    SCORE!!!! What a great find aselvarial!!!

    We cut WAY back this year and only doing gifts now that the boys KNOW and admit it. I think they have been suckering me for years!LOL I got them 3 new video games each, a couple t-shirts, a book, and will get new undies and several PJ's plus stocking stuffers.

    My parents, brother and Grandma gave them $$. Inlaws are getting them a Playstation Plus year membership. SIL's are getting them cash or specific GC's.

    Still need to find something CUTE and individual for each of them.
    They cut back their lists and went basic. Sheesh.

    We are basically doing Want, Need, Wear, Read and that is about it.

    Also got oldest DS bday stuff ordered, at least the stuff that is on sale today and a bargain.

    Wish we had something like that Lego thing.... our Science Museum membership has run out again but we only used it once this past year, we kind have outgrown it.
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    A&W, this year we are trying to cut back on toys. He's getting some fun stuff, but my parents got a zoo membership and then my sis got him the Lego membership. Boy has too many freaking toys already so we are going to try to focus less on toys and more on experiences for the next year. Tech would be a hermit if we let him, so this next year is about getting him OUT of the house.

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    We did that for years. It was the family gift vs. junk. My parents bought the Science museum and my Grandma bought a zoo membership. It was great until boys outgrew it basically. Less junk, more us being able to get out when we didn't have extra $$ for stuff.
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