Well, I wanted to take some time to say "Merry Christmas" to all of you! I won't be working tomorrow--I already had a vacation day before I got word of the layoff, and before we found out about the big snowstorm--supposedly this will be the biggest snowstorm since 1991, so I probably won't be going too far in the next few days!
I'm hoping, though, that I'll at least be able to make it over to give my mom a Christmas hug....she doesn't come to our house for the games, and our Christmas dinner for our side of the family has been moved to Sunday....but still!!!!
I got all the games ready, the ones that we play on Christmas Eve. I've got to stop and buy some Play-Doh, though, because we're going to play a game that's like Pictionary, except it's with Play-Doh. Then we'll do some of the "old standbys" like the Christmas card toss (into a laundry basket) and a mini-scavenger hunt, among others....I get all happy thinking about how much fun that'll be (I kind of put myself in charge of these games years ago and every year I try to come up with something new and funny). This year there won't be a lot of prizes (dollar store), but I think we'll still laugh a lot!
DH's family is already in the vicinity, so the snowstorm won't stop them...I guess my mother in law got kind of mad because she had a HUGE Tupperware container (without a lid, though) full of cookies, and she set it on the kitchen counter when she stopped by our house today. Unfortunately, we have to put the cat food on the counter, so the dogs don't eat all the cat food. So Zeppy, the most senior kitty in the house, who also has a feline version of cerebral palsy, chose that moment to get up on the counter, fall down (she does that a lot) and grab onto the cookie container in a feeble attempt to right herself on her way down. Now we have no cookies! (I told DH that we had just washed the floor, I would've eaten most of them anyhow, and he said he would've too, but neither of us wanted to admit that to his mom, LOL) So she was pretty mad, and I don't really blame her too much, but Zeppy didn't do it on purpose....
Anyhow, I'm glad I was at work when that happened.
I'm going to leave early tonite, so that I can get to WalMart before it's too hard to drive.
But I wanted to thank each and every one of you for reading my blog, sharing your words of wisdom, and being kind.
I'll probably be posting on Saturday night from my other job.
P.S. I took the test for the 2010 Census today before I came to work--I scored 28 out of 28 (yay!!!!) So maybe I'll get a little extra money after I'm laid off!