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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

TTT A Day Early 11-14-12

ETA:  I did this whole post before realizing it's Wednesday.  Ha!  Yes, I could've just waited to post it tomorrow but what would be the fun in that?  Now I'm disappointed that tomorrow isn't Friday...

It's been quite awhile since I've done  Ten Thing Thursday, courtesy of Laura Belle, but I don't think I've forgotten how...

1.  We have an official move date...at least our stuff does.  The packers are coming 12/20 and the truck leaves 12/21.  I forgot I would have to take a day off for the packers.  Darn!  Then the girls and I are flying out 12/23 or 12/24 depending on how much flights are.  We'll be in an empty house but at least we'll all be together and I'm hoping my parents don't make me feel too guilty about not staying until after Christmas.

2.  I have my moving to-do list done.  I don't think I've forgotten anything but I'm sure I did.  At least all the big stuff is on there.  I even made into a schedule, breaking it down into chunks as not to be too overwhelming.  Now to just not procrastinate.

3.  Despite this to-do list, I have also decided to host Thanksgiving again this year.  I've been doing this since I've been married pretty much and I love it.  My oldest daughter even highlighted it when her class was talking about traditions and I don't want to break that one for her.  It'll be at my mom's house but I'll do all the cooking.

4.  My youngest daughter is OBSESSED with Monster High.  She wants Monster High EVERYTHING for her birthday, including the cake.  Luckily, I'm finding a lot of inspiration on the internet so this could be interesting.

5.  I had my monthly meeting with Boss' Boss yesterday and my homework assignment (I get one every time...they're interesting) is to take 5 important people for coffee.  He helped me make the list of the 5.  The idea is that at some point once I'm in Jacksonville, I'm going to have to call on these 5 people at some point to help me with something so we want to solidify that relationship while I'm still here.  It's a brilliant idea but for a socially awkward introvert, it's maddening.  How do you just up and grab coffee or lunch with people that you "know" but don't really talk to on a day to day basis?  Hmmm....

6.  So I talk a lot of smack about my company, my boss and my job in general but as we're working through this move and the accommodations they're making, I really am so lucky.  I know it's not all luck.  I know my company isn't just warm and cuddly.  They're being so gracious because of my hard work and contributions to my company over the last almost-9 years.  I think there was a time where I wouldn't recognize the role I play in all this...chalking it up to an overly understanding manager or something but not this time.  This time, I'm giving credit where credit's due.

7.  Am I the only one that thinks this pumpkin pie vodka sounds delicious?  I just have no idea what you would mix it with...

8.  I woke up with a headache this morning.  Don't you hate that?  I'm hoping it goes away by 8 as I have back to back meetings all day and a headache just isn't going to help me there.

9.  So I'm not a fan of big banks...they're the devil or at least an agent of the devil.  So Hubby and I went to a credit union last year and have been very satisfied.  Of course, this credit union is local so we must close our account.  To make money movement easier in the coming month, we're opening accounts with a national bank.  Ugh.  The bright side of closing some accounts and opening others is that we get to drag our kids to banks this afternoon.  It seems that the most tortuous form of abuse for kids is taking them to a bank...at least that's how my kids see it.  Should be fun.

10.  We gave our notice to our landlord that we'll be out by January 1st.  He said he'd right us a recommendation letter if we need one.  I hope we can rent directly from a private owner in FL as opposed to a property management company...we've had really good luck with that in the past.

So there's my TTT a day early...I swear...I should just go home and go back to sleep until it actually is Thursday...
 

7 comments:

jennxaz said...

Oh I can't wait to see you do the cake..I remember seeing you make other awesome cakes...and that pumpkin pie looks nummy maybe in some hot chocolate or mixed with that whip cream vodka-0-yikes! I hope you can make it to the November meet up here.......

Shannon said...

good luck with the move! I know how much work those can be.
That pumpkin pie vodka would go great with a cream liquor and a little whip cream on top in the form of a shot! pumpkin pie shot! they had one of those at a bar in illinois. so good!

Elizabeth said...

Pumpkin pie, pumpkin spice anything i am in!!!

We have every monster high item ever made it seems like. Mya went through that phase a few years ago!

Good luck with everything :)

Harmony said...

Oh that Monster High. Little Miss just got Monster High undies. That would be an easy stocking stuffer for your girlie.

speck said...

You have got your hands full! Thanksgiving dinner in the middle of this big move! I admire you.

Good luck with everything.

Sandra

RockBand Barbie said...

I would totally freak out if I had to plan a move that far away. You seem to be handling it great!

Leigh C. said...

I also hate banks and am switching to a credit union as soon as my hubby finds employment. Can't wait! I'm not sure what Monster High is, but thanks for the heads up!