Checking things off the list, one by one. My nephew's high school choir concert was on Monday. He came out of his room with black pants that were too tight and too short. Good thing I saw him before he left for rehearsal because he didn't remember that I had bought him new pants a few weeks ago. Pants changed and he was looking good.
|Still working on his mustache.|
Only a few days left of classes and then finals for him. He is looking forward to the break and doesn't even mind that the weather in Minnesota is going to be freezing. Last Saturday, I did my monthly 4 hours of trying to get my foster dogs adopted. No luck. Then I dropped off the dogs and picked up my nephew for volunteering at the cat shelter. After that we had dinner at Culver's and then pants shopping at Kohl's so that I don't look neglectful when my nephew tries to wear shorts in the snow at his grandfather's house. At least I provided appropriate clothing. Whether he wears it or not is up to him.
The next day I made lasagna which I meant to make for Thanksgiving but we actually had turkey instead. The ingredients were getting old so I had to put them together. I introduced my nephew to the movie "Scrooged" with Bill Murray. He said he didn't need to watch it once the ghosts arrived because he knew what would happen but the movie kept him entertained enough that he kept watching. Maybe next weekend we will watch National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. Lol.
This Thursday is our company audit. It always makes me nervous because I am afraid I will be asked something that I don't know. I've been at this company 10 years now. I think I should know the procedures by now. I did not expect to work there for 10 years. 5 years, maybe. I still remember when my boss asked me what I planned to be doing in 5 years and I said I expected to have a child by then. Turns out it did happen but I actually had a teenager instead of a newborn. Strange how things work out. Now that I have reached the 10 year mark, I get 4 weeks vacation! I also got a $100/m raise for my usual annual raise. That will be helpful. I only took 11 days of vacation this year. I must try harder to use my days next year because I will lose them if I don't take them by December. I'm sure, if I put my mind to it, I will get them all used up. That's the kind of challenge I like.