Yippee, it’s only Saturday! I just had to double check the day/date because it has already felt like a pretty nice extended weekend. Still 2 days to go! I technically did work yesterday, but I only put in about a half day, which was nice. I’m currently debating if I want to work the other 4 hours today/tomorrow or just put in 4 hours of vacation time and call it good. We’ll see.
Some misc. things going on around here:
🔷Asher’s bookshelf! He has been asking for somewhere to store books and other things in his room for a long time (and had piles of them on the floor…). Yesterday I finally ordered something, Ivan picked it up and put it together and Asher arranged it. 🙂
🔷Black Friday shopping. I am not a “Black Friday” shopper- never have been, never will be. I actually do not like shopping much at all. But, Asher’s birthday is next week and we had next to nothing yet for him….so, Ivan and I snuck out last night and stopped at Target, Dick’s Sporting Goods and Barnes & Noble while the boys watched a movie. We had some decent luck and since it was so late (7-9 pm), the stores were empty. Eerily and sadly (but safely) empty, for the most part.
However, my MUCH-better-than-I-am wheeler and dealer bargain shopper husband managed to score an incredible deal on some awesome new bikes for the boys at Dick’s for Christmas (way above & beyond the advertised sale price). Sweet. They are going to be pumped! They badly needed new bikes anyway.
🔷Christmas soaps! I love getting holiday soaps for every season and I think I shared my fall soaps here too. While we were at the mall, I got a buy 3/ get 3 free deal on 6.
This store/ soap shopping really sets off my decision making paralysis syndrome….I end up walking around juggling like 14 different soaps, because everywhere I turn I see one I like better!!😩 Finally I had to say to myself firmly, “Kaelyn, pick some soaps NOW and go pay for them.” 😁
🔷Today. This morning will probably get mostly eaten up by us draining and refilling the hot tub for the winter. We’ve never done it before so I’m sure will take us extra long to figure out all the steps, clean it out, etc etc. The weather is mild and dry today though and colder weather is coming. So today is the day.
I also have an appointment to pick up some library holds. I’m a little frustrated with how LONG it takes to get holds these days….We have to schedule a curbside pickup, but the last two times I’ve had holds to pick up, it has taken well over a week for me to be able to get an appointment! (from the time they notify me the book is ready and waiting for me at the library.) Can’t wait until the holds system can go back to normal!!!
I am grateful that we had some luck finding a few things for Asher! Still need a couple of items, but I was getting anxious about his birthday and my lack of preparations. I at least feel much closer to being ready now.