Sunday, December 14, 2008

The Weekend

It is 2.5 freaking degrees right now, the high was 5 today, I have never heard of it being that cold! The windows all have ice and the fire took forever to get going today. It snowed all night and part of the day and it is expected to snow some more on Tuesday. I guess we will have a white Christmas after all, mmmm. . . BTW, I promise not to turn this blog into a weather blog, but I have never lived anywhere that had this kind of weather. I am determined to get used to it though!

I got so PO’ed (pissed off) at the PO (Post Office) (aren’t I a laugh a minute) the other day. As I said I went to the post office and mailed off all of the packages that had been waiting for me to get off my butt. I used the self-serve kiosk and everything went well, so I thought. The next day I returned home from work and found half of the packages on my front step with a stamp that said they needed more postage. What is with that?? How can a self service kiosk make a mistake? I don’t get it! I went back to the PO and asked them what the deal was and they could not give me an answer except to say that I probably clicked the wrong button when selecting package type. This doesn’t make sense to me since I used the same information for all of the packages and only half were returned. However I am not perfect so maybe I should be PO’ed at myself instead of the PO? Nah, I don’t think so :-)

We purchased our Christmas tree yesterday and put it up last night, but it is so pretty that I hate to put anything on it. It is HUGE, 9 feet tall and wonderful. Guess what we will be doing Monday night.

I unpacked two boxes Saturday and decluttered some more stuff (I find more stuff to get rid of every time I unpack another box).
13 4 perfectly good coats that we
have decided we don’t like or don’t fit, though I don’t know why we did not decide this before we moved.
14. Some yarn that I disliked went to Goodwill along with some more knitting needles.
15. A sweater that none of us remember ever wearing.
16. A dress that my daughter wore when she was in middle school (she is 22 now).
17. Old ornaments that were ugly and too heavy to hang on a tree.
18. an oversized container that was falling apart.
19. 4 bed pillows that were old and stinky.
I also posted 15 books on I love that site; I get rid of old books and get new ones for very little cost. I am determined to get all 50 items out of my house by January 1.

I had to take Di to the vet again this weekend, her cough is much worse. The vet showed me the chest x-rays (yes, we get x-rays every time we go) where I could see that her heart has grown at a tremendous rate. It is now almost twice the size it was in July. The vet increased her pain meds for her arthritis and gave us new capsules for the cough. It is very hard to watch someone you love age.

Di and I spent most of Sunday in bed; it is just too cold to be up and about. We got up in the morning and made a wonderful spinach quiche then went back to bed to read. I finished The Pagan Stone, the third in a trilogy by Nora Roberts, I love her books. This book is definitely a keeper and a book I will probably read again. Between the book and eating, I did get to work on some knitting, but I think it is hard to knit in bed (but I still managed to do it).


monnibo said...

Congrats on decluttering! I used but I'm gonna go look at PaperBackSwap now! (Not that I need more books)

Aunt Kathy said...

Yep you're in the deep freeze. Stay warm

Anonymous said...

Brrr! It is cold here, too. We didn't get a whole lot of snow, but plenty of ice.

Thanks for the great prize! It just came today. : )

smariek said...

Sorry to hear about Di. I hope she is feeling better with the new meds.

Brrr! That's too cold for me. I think the last time I experienced 2 degree weather was when I was in Vancouver around Christmastime. It's ok when you're just visiting. I'm not sure I'd want to live in that kind of weather. I already have a tendency to feel cold, don't need extra help there.