Thursday, December 21, 2006

Busy, Busy, Busy!

This week has been totally busy and it isn't even over yet! The kids and I did somebaking last week and most all of the cookies have been devoured, so I guess I need to make some more before Christmas. We made Butterscotch shortbread cookies, peanut butter kiss cookies, lemon bread, and english toffee. The lemon bread is usually moist and a nice deep yellow color for some reason mine turned out really dry and and not yellow at all. I know I followed the recipie exactly, so I think that it is the altitude affecting it...I'm going to look about adjusting the recipie for the altitude and try to make another batch.
I have so much to finish before Christmas gets here as well. I will be shopping tomorrow and Saturday to finish up the kids gifts! I had this bright idea of waiting until after Christmas at mom and dad's to finish their shopping, but didn't take into consideration when payday is so I'll be out with the crowds...UGG.
Both of the kids came down sick. Aidan started running a fever on Tuesday so I ended up not going to girl scouts and staying home with him. Then yesterday Kaitlyn ran a fever all day. It is weird just a fever and that is it. Aidan is now fine. Kaitlyn needed another dose of Motrin at 3:30 this morning so I'm not so sure she is out of it quite yet still watching on that one. I'm just praying that it won't be like last Christmas where they both had the influenza and couldn't really enjoy their Christmas.
Not only has my personal life been really busy, but also work life has as well. Last night they shut down the Denver airport. And while we only have a few flights a day out of there it was mad chaos on the phones last night. The worst part is that all of our Denver flights from last night until Christmas Day were completly sold out, so there wasn't really anything to move them to. They were working on adding some extra flights for the people whose flights had been cancelled, but it took awhile and people just wanted to know what we were going to do for them to get them out of there. As crazy as it was last night and as nice as *most* of the people were about it, I would hate to see what it would be like if something like that happened in New York or Florida where most of our flights originate from.....YIKES!! I also got an email from my supervisor that I had forgotten to charge a fee, so I'm not sure what happens with that. I'll probably get some demerit points or something....mistakes happen so I'm trying not to beat myself up about it, but I really hate being treated like a school kid sometimes. We get graded on calls and points if we don't do things exactly right. I try to remember everything we are supposed to do on all of the calls, but sometimes things slip and I guess this was one of those things. Ok, enough of that on to some better things.
I've got to run and get some more cleaning done so we don't have to spend all weekend doing it! Also, no Christmas cards will be sent out from us this year, I just ran out of time. So, I plan to send out cards for a different holiday instead. It's good to change it up sometimes I think.
Merry Christmas to all! I hope you have a wonderful holiday!


Stacy said...

I hope the kids are feeling 100% soon! No fun being sick at Christmas time.

I only sent out a few Christmas cards this year. Last year I didn't send out any.

I will see you when I get home and we will do something.

liz said...

I hope you get your shopping done. I bet the kids are so excited about Christmas.

Don't let work get you down too much - I know how frustrating it is to make mistakes, but we're only human.

Have a wonderful Christmas!