But things have calmed down just a titch since then and I'm feeling a bit more in control.
The house hunt continues - but the intensity of it has slowed down considerably. I suspect this is mainly due to the time of year bringing very few houses on the market. We have looked at a couple that could work...with renovations. In some cases, extensive renovations. And, each and every time, the Husband has declared that to be too much.
Apparently, he can't deal with the stress of building a house or renovating one. At this point, it looks like we will be living in this townhouse forever.
Vacation time is now in full swing. I'm off until next Wednesday and after that? Well, considering how much vacation time I've racked up and not used, theoretically, I will only be working seven days in December. I say theoretically because I have offered up my previously guarded cell phone number and have offered to come in as necessary. *sigh* There is just far too much going on for me NOT to make myself available. And truthfully? With that much time off, it might actually be a relief to go in every once in a while.
I know that the call won't come unless it's absolutely necessary though.
The Christmas cards? Yes, they are coming along. In fact, they have taken over my dining room table and I need to deal with that before Thursday. But, I must say that I am kinda impressed with the results. Not enough to post pictures, but enough to mail them (so let's call that progress and move along).
And speaking of Thursday, it turns out that it will only be the three of us for Thanksgiving this year. We had invited friends, but turns out they can't make it. The Husband is disappointed. Apparently, he feels that we don't appreciate his efforts as much as outsiders. (He's delusional. He cooks. We appreciate!)
Which calls to mind a subject that I probably shouldn't touch on, but shall we chat for a moment about the spammer that's been hitting my (and others) inbox?
He(?) claims to be an American man boycotting American women...here's a tip, pal...if you want to spread your so called "message"
With all this vacation time looming, I have a feeling that our checking account it about to take a major hit as I begin to seriously whittle down those Christmas wish lists - with a few things thrown in for me. Of course.
I have told my family that the longer they wait to give me their "reasonable" gift lists the more I will spend on myself, which will result in less being spent on them. I'm hoping that spurs them along in their gift list assembling...so far? No such luck (any ideas for a the guys in my life? Because, seriously, at this point I'm at a loss).
So it appears our Thanksgiving is going to be a quiet one; but after the insanity of the past few weeks, I'm actually kinda looking forward to it. Whatever your plans may be, I wish you all the very, very best and want you to know that I am always counting you among my blessings, because without you, I'd truly be insane.
No, I'm not even kidding.