Christine's Adventures

Spending my weekend working at the retail job. At least I get this morning at home with the fam. And Hubs is making me coffee!

For a “day of rest,” sometimes Sundays can be very busy.

The trouble with burning the candle at both ends is that eventually you run out of wax.

Over the hump in my 5 days in a row at the retail job. Two short shifts to go then a week off from that job. Still have to put in hours at the office job and the wife/mom job (but that one’s my favorite).

Such a nice treat to be off work early enough that Hubs and GiGi could pick me up from work tonight! In the car, Hubs and I said it was time to go home to pot roast (I had been thinking about it all afternoon!) and GiGi asked, “We live at pot roast?”

That’s my very literal girl.

p.s. The pot roast turned out absolutely delicious! Sauté 1/2 onion, sear seasoned roast with salt and Worcestershire sauce, quarter several russet potatoes. Put it all in the crockpot on low for about 8 hours. Mmmm!

Feet still sore from an 8 hour retail shift yesterday, so we’re playing hooky from church this morning (especially since I have a 5 1/2 hour shift later today.

On the positive side, I had time to get a pot roast in the crockpot for supper after I get home from work.

You should know…pot roast was one of the first meals I cooked for this cute boy I liked. He liked it so much he eventually married me! Well, that’s one of the reasons anyway. :)

Hubs is pretty awesome. While I was at the retail job yesterday, he took care of GiGi, made dinner, tidied and vacuumed the living room, and did dishes. When I got home, he brought me hot water to soak my feet. And this morning, he got up early with GiGi while I got to sleep in a bit. I’m a lucky girl.

Today starts 5 days in a row at the retail job. I got Hubs and GiGi stocked up for easy dinners, so at least some of my mom-guilt is assuaged.

Car Repairs…Blech!

"Ding!" says the car, followed by a miniature outline of an engine lighting up on the dashboard. The next time we start the car it shudders a bit. Then the car dings at us again and tells us to check the gas cap.

We’ve already taken the car in for this and though they didn’t find the answer to this intermittent problem then, they did find a torn CV boot so at least something got fixed, right?

Illness in the house meant it took three extra days before I could take the car in this morning. Of course, the morning is already crowded with having to take GiGi to school and get to the office job on time (so very thankful I don’t have to go to the retail job today).

Thankfully it’s not a super expensive fix. And, hopefully, it’s actually fixed. Of course, they did say we’ll be due for a tune up soon…

Retail job done. Long day.