Monday, December 20, 2010

Stuff I've Learned Lately

1. "Christmas vacation" means something different to kids who are out of school than it does to parents who are working. (I actually already knew this; I just manage to forget it every year until I am once again forcefully reminded.)

2. The parent who works at home totally gets the short end of the stick when the kids are out of school. Fortunately, that's not me this year.

3. A 13-year-old boy has a very loose understanding of what constitutes adequate vacuuming.

4. My dogs don't like to go outside to pee when it's raining.

5. Dog pee smells really, really bad if you don't notice it for a couple of days.

6. Waiting until Christmas week to do the Christmas shopping is probably not a good idea.

7. Amazon Prime is worth the price.

8. Credit cards can actually smoke if you use them too much. (This isn't true, but certainly seems like it should be.)

9. Judges make mistakes.

10. Pointing out the judge's mistake may not lead to the result you are hoping for.

11. Even good bosses are not always right, but you don't necessarily want to point out their errors, either.

12. Not getting paid for your work does not make you any less responsible for doing a good job, numbers 9, 10, and 11 notwithstanding.

13. It is entirely possible to work full time and still run a home. All you have to do is warp the space-time continuum. (I'll let you know when I get that figured out.)


sheep#100 said...

Wow. Well. I'm really not sure where to start on this one. I'll just agree that waiting until this week to shop may have painful and dire consequences. Ask me how I know this...

sophanne said...

It's been some educational times for you... Are you safe from the dangerous parts of the rain?

Anonymous said...

I'm with you on the dog pee. Senior dog here is beginning to forget that whole going-outside-to-pee thing.

Susie said...

I agree with everything especially the 13 year old not knowing how to vacuum properly. Although waiting till this week to shop is right up there too. Happy Holidays!

Anonymous said...

Hey lady...I'm just checking on you. I hope you are fairing ok with all the rain you are getting. Stay dry and safe!!

Unknown said...

Not my favourite time of year at all but I wish you and yours well anyway! xoxo

Life's a Stitch said...

Good thing your dog doesn't live here in BC. Gracee has learned to pee in the rain, but getting her to stay our long enough to poop is another story! This goes on for a looonnngg time.