December 23rd, 2002

bundled up, walkabout, snow

Home stretch

Entering the home stretch, and still mostly keeping up.

I finished and wrapped Flar's present today. I also wrapped a few other presents, then decided to work on the last present still to be finished: framed pictures for Bébé, Mom & Dad, Brody & his wife, and Granny. I installed driver software on my laptop and hooked it up to the scanner. It worked the first time. Go me. Then I cropped, re-sized, and added snowflakes to the pictures. Enough work to feel okay about using scanprints of professional pictures. The ink cartridges in the kitchen are sub-par, but good enough for the ordinary work I've been doing in the kitchen, so Flar's going to print the pictures upstairs, tomorrow. I emailed one picture, and will email the other in the morning, after he's downloaded mail. I need to find out how to do file sharing between the mac and pc systems in the house. That would eliminate the email step in sending files back and forth.

I also sorted and folded a bunch of laundry today. I still have a basket of my own clothes to folded and put away, and I really need to wash more loads.

The tournament was pretty neat. It didn't get started until 11:30am, but we were all done by 5:30, and that's with 5 rounds for the younger two divisions, and 4 for the oldest. They gave prizes instead of trophies, which pleased most, but disappointed a few. I'm going to do something or other to recognize the kids, but I'm not sure what, yet. I came home with copies of the final standings, for when I figure out what I'm going to do about it.

Critter won three points in the tournament, and selected "Connect Four" as his prize. Timothy won two points, which wasn't enough to earn a prize.

After the tournament, I took the boys to Steak and Shake and then headed to Lexington, to drop each of them off along my way home. I've got the chess equipment bag, and need to remember to take that back to school. It'll have to come out of my car for going to the airport on Wednesday.

  • put printed pictures in frames
  • get boys to record messages in frames
  • wrap presents
  • fold a basket of laundry
  • begin packing for Texas
  • do any necessary laundry
  • update checkbook
  • post bills
  • pay bills
  • thaw dough for pull-apart loaf
  • plan Christmas food with in-laws
  • take presents to Random

And now for bed.
bundled up, walkabout, snow

Anniversary Surprise

When Wolf and Sydb were here for my Cookie/Tree-trimming Party, Wolf told me what he's getting me for our anniversary. He's paying to have my nipples pierced. It's something we've talked about before, but now it's really going to happen, and I'm excited about it.