Monday, November 24, 2008

I'm on Vacation - whoo hoo!

After a very long week at work, I'm finally on vacation and am in desperate need of some R&R. It's taken me a few days to go from "work mode" into "I'm not even going to think about work mode" and now I'm ready to enjoy my week. We are going to Freeport on Wednesday and Thursday for Thanksgiving at my MIL's house and then back to Wauconda to host Thanksgiving for my family on Saturday. This means I have lots to accomplish before we head back home. Look out Martha, Melissa is on vacation and ready to cook and bake!

What better way to start a week away from work than by heading to the mall? I am going with 2 co-workers tomorrow to the Aurora Premium Outlet Mall and I can't wait to do some shopping for all those good bargains. I love shopping for deals and pride myself on my many finds that cost only a few bucks.

Then Tuesday it's back to reality and I have LOTS of cleaning and prep work to do for the big feast on Saturday. Luckily I did all of my shopping tonight so I have everything I need to make dinner on Saturday. I decided to avoid the crowds at the grocery store so I went at 9:00 pm on Sunday and it was a shoppers dream since I hate crowds at the grocery store. I think I may make this my regular shopping time because you don't have to worry about people banging into your cart, you have plenty of time to ponder the best deals, and no one gets upset when you hand over 50 coupons - yes I'm a cheap shopper remember but then again why was my grocery bill so high - gosh this economy is hitting my pocket hard. Or it could be that I haven't been to the grocery store in months and we were out of everything it seems.

I have a huge list of things that I need to do this week but one of the things is order pictures off of Shutterfly since I have 150 free prints that expire at the end of the month but I can't seem to find the pictures on our new computer. I've checked everywhere since Dave moved them onto the laptop today but I can't seem to find it. You would think that it would be easy right?...well it isn't anywhere that I can find and it's not in the "picture" folder..that would be too easy right?

Dave isn't feeling the greatest today and I think when he moved the files over that he must have done something wrong. His friend Aaron was here this weekend and let's just say - Dave doesn't bounce back after a night out like he used to. At least we had lots of fun and I got to hear my favorite cover band, Hi-Infidelity, which was lots of fun.

Well I should probably get off the computer and get to bed so that I'm not exhausted tomorrow for our shopping trip. Wish me luck shopping for bargains!


Brooke Groelle said...

I'm jealous!!!
Shopping sounds like so much fun :)
Love the new look of the blog and Tanner's picture is adorable.
Good luck with your feast. I am sure it will be superb!!!!

Michelle said...

Hey I love the new look to the site. What a cute picture of Tanner!Enjoy your time to shop in peace- not dragging kids along. Ok I just read Brooke's post and she said every thing I did. Well have a great Thanksgiving. Martha was out!