Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas Break Day 1


Watched Polar Express for the 1,00th time this week.

It still makes me tear up at the end and there is some small, teeny tiny part of me that still believes in Santa. There.  I said it.

Its raining here.  Thats rare for this time of the year.  Usually I'm still in shorts and flip flops struggling with the fact that I really want to be wearing some cool sweater and jeans and sitting by the fire.  I *could* light the fire but I'd need the air conditioning running and I'd still be wearing those shorts......

This is what the forecast has looked like for the past week.

Its going to rain until Wednesday.  Possibly Thursday too.  I love the rain except for one thing:

I have a restless 3 year old home with me for the next 2 weeks and this was NOT the weather I was hoping for.  He needs sunshine and fresh air.  Thats so not happening this week.

And the dog.  Poor Rascal. This spoiled pug:

He doesn't like to get his paws wet.  He's kind of a priss.  So the whole going potty outside in the rain?  Not happening.  I've had to find covered areas for him and even then I have to go out with him and stand there while he does whatever it is he needs to do.  His motto:  If I have to be out here, so do you!

Nicholas thought it would be funny to lock us out once.  Mental note: start carrying keys with me.  That or I need to have about 20 spare keys made and stick them all over the place.  Just in case.

By the end of the first day, we'd engaged in two battles of the wills and I'm pretty sure the 3 year old won.  At some point while he was 'stamping my ticket' for the imaginary train this afternoon, he broke my printer.  The one I print ALL of my invoices on.  So tonight, when my poor husband came home from work, I shoved his child at him and went to work.

That printer that I rely on, my Canon Pixma i470 didn't want to work.  I found all sorts of fun things stuck in the gears and rollers.  Certain I removed everything (including a wood mounted stamp), I tried again and it still didn't work.

So at 10:15 pm, I headed out to Best Buy.  They have holiday hours you know?  I would rather think of them as the 24 hour pharmacy for electronics though.  No seriously, they were open until 11 pm.  I ran in, grabbed the cheapest Canon printer and ran out.  All in the torrential rain.

So now I'm the proud owner of this upgraded model:

Thats right folks, your invoices will be printed on this shiny new bad boy.  It was a good printer and it lasted one year.  I pretty much ran that sucker into the ground though and I'm sure the shiny new one will be up to the task.

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