Friday, December 27, 2019

The last Friday of the Year...Decade!

First off, I hope everyone had a fantastic holiday, whichever ones you happen to celebrate!  

My Christmas was wonderful.  It was a nice day celebrating with my family.  Everyone was happy with their gifts and the food was delicious!

It's been a week since my last post! We have a lot to catch up on!

Last Friday, I completed a CPR/AED Certification class.  It's always a good refresher.  (and core workout!)
 It was also our Resource Centers holiday party!  I made a cheeseball.  It was super simple and super yummy.  Cream Cheese, mozzarella cheese, garlic (both minced and powder) and parm cheese.  
 My coworker brought adorable sugar cookies!
 Friday night, Alli was housesitting for my mom.  I ended up staying the night too, I didn't want to drive home and then drive back first thing in the morning.  Alli and I watched "Us".  Ya'll, I still don't get it all the way.  I might need to rewatch it again.  We had a deep dish pizza from Wal-mart, so good!  I didn't even know they had a deep dish.  You can see here that Cookie and Sophie were wanting in on the pizza business.
 I had everything wrapped before Christmas Eve.  It was a miracle.  Actually, it was because I couldn't sleep and I made myself productive in hopes of tiring myself out.
 On Saturday, Alli and I went to my friends house to decorate gingerbread houses!  Always a fun time!

 Saturday night, I went back over to my moms and we made the candies.  Peanut butter balls, almond mounds, peanut clusters and fudge.  Yummy!
 The puzzle is finished.
 Started and finished another one.  
 That evening, we went to Ernie Miller Park for their solstice event.  They did a nice job on it!  Much less crowded than the other ones around because they limit the number of people to 40 per session.  We heard stories, learned about owls, made a wish, hiked and had hot chocolate.  We looked around at the creatures inside.  The snakes were super active.

Sunday night, we had a movie night for our league.  It was Secret Skater reveal too! So much fun.  We watched Elf, ate food and opened gifts. 

Monday was a pretty typical Monday work wise.   Busy.  We didn't have anything to do that evening, that's always great.

Tuesday, I worked in a small town office.  I had to drive 1.25 hours to get there, work for 2.25 hours and then drive back.  The Governor closed state offices at 1 pm on Christmas Eve.  Something that has never happened before.  I am actually owed an hour of comp/OT since I didn't take a lunch break because of all the driving.  I'm glad I got off early. There was a scary incident that happened to one of the kids.  I won't post about it until an arrest is made, which is imminent because the criminal was/is stoopid.

I saw Knives Out with my mom and one of her friends!  Go see it!  We ate at the movie theater.  Their food is good, but expensive!  But hey, that's the movies for ya!

Christmas Day was good!  I will post up pictures and things later.

On Thursday, I worked in the same small office, but was there longer.  It was pretty busy with drop off, mail and faxed in items.  I did see about 11 people though.  I filled up the tank to the state car.  I wasn't about to be "that" one that leaves the tank on E for the next person. I'm just happy not to have to drive my car and pay for gas.  (So is the state, they don't want to pay me out mileage)

I signed up for the Beat the Backlist challenge over at NovelKnight's Blog.  I have so many books to catch up on.

I'm happy it's Friday!


  1. Happy last Friday! Whew, you've had a busy but fun few days. I love any excuse for a potluck :).
    We saw the latest Star Wars, I forgot about Knives Out - looks good! Merry Christmas!

    1. Merry Christmas to you too!! How was the new Star Wars? I have a few days off at the end of the week and I think a movie would be nice.