Hey, Happy Friday!! I've had another busy week here, going here, going there, doing this, getting ready for that...It's Christmastime, ya know?!?!
Wednesday I got up & Princess & I dressed earlier than normal, and went to the Teacher Store, then Flower Factory, and then to Walmart...I got a lot accomplished, really, but WOW what a long day!! We met King at Fricsh's for supper (Princess still has free kids' meal coupons from Halloween), then we went to church for Awana. I'm really frustrated with church right now, so I won't say anything more...Except to ask for your prayers, please? I realize that no church is perfect, and if we left (and we don't really feel that's what the Lord wants us to do, but it's definately tempting, ya know?), we'd just find another church with either the same problems or different problems, but still problems. A wise man said a few weeks ago, "There aren't really problem people, just people with problems." I know that he spoke those words to me for the Lord, because every time I get frustrated with the whole situation those words pop into my head like a little bit of peace. It's just REALLY hard to hang on to that. I'm thinking of just "laying low" for a while after the Christmas play is over. I'll still do Sunday School & Praise Team, but other than that, I don't know that I really want to do any more. I've entertained thoughts about setting a date for a women's luncheon in January, but, again, I just don't feel like doing anything there right now. ARGHHH!!!! I wish I could really put into words what I'm frustrated over, but it's more like I'm just frustrated with an attitude more than just something someone/some people did, ya know? Double ARGH!!
Okay, I just had to share that....So, anyways, that was Wed...
Thursday we met Missy, FAB & Baby at the mall...we were late, and I felt really bad about it, because we would've been on time if I didn't have to email Worship Minister (play stuff), so I was frustrated about that. I'm serious, next year, I'm not in charge, I'll just help with the Christmas program...Anyways, so we met them at the mall, and Princess was a P-I-L-L!! We got Chick-Fil-A for lunch, and she was only eating waffle fries, and not any of her chicken. Well, I told her to eat at least one bite of her chicken before she could play in the play area. She took a bite, and chewed & chewed & chewed. I told Missy to go ahead & take FAB & Baby over to the play area & we'd be along in a minute...15 minutes later she was still chewing!! ARGH!!!!!!! I put her in her stroller & we went over to the play area because I thought she'd give up once she saw FAB playing & having a good time in the play area...NOPE. She chewed & chewed & chewed. I even had been giving her some milk to drink because I thought she'd swallow it that way, but the last drink of milk she got, she let dribble out of her mouth. So, I said, "NO PLAY PLACE FOR YOU TODAY!!" & she lost out that way. She whined for a little bit while we were shopping, but I was NOT going to let her run the show. I told Missy that Princess had better be greatful we were in a public place because if we had been at home? She'd have swallowed that chicken after 2 minutes!! LOL Oh, I was so aggravated with her!!
Anyways, I didn't really shop at the mall, just looked around. It'd been a while since I'd been there (when Princess was a little younger, we used to go to the mall all the time so I could just get out of the house & see adults!! LOL), but since we moved to HH, it's been a little more difficult to go "all the way over there." (Like it's hours away :) hehe). It was neat to see all the different changes going on, and I got a few gift ideas for the people on my list :)
Thursday night we went to the Cheesecake Factory!! :) YUM-O!! WOW wast that awesome!! It was expensive, but not as expensive as I was dreading. We'll definately split next time, but since it was our first visit, we decided to get our own meal & even our own slice of cheesecake :) Dulce De Leche...AWESOME!! :) I wanted the Caramel Pecan Turtle cheesecake, but they were out. Steve got some kind of peanut butter white chocolate seasonal one, and it was yummy, too :) Very neat place & atmosphere. It was our first time at the Greene, too, and it was very cute :) It was raining, so we didn't get to walk anywhere but around the block, but it was very pretty. The Christmas lights are neat :)
Tonight I went to K-Mart (finally got out my lay-away :)) & Target. Man, oh, man, could I spend a truckload of $$ at Target!! LOL I love it, and their scrapbooking stuff is really cool, too. I like their Christmas stuff, too...Anyways, I had to get a baby shower gift for tomorrow, but I got some M&M's & laundry detergent for me...wait, that's not exciting...
Anyways, tomorrow's the baby shower, then tomorrow night is GIRL NIGHT!! with Carebear & EnglishTeacher!! :) Daisy might come, too, but she said she'd asked Mom to go shopping before I told her about girl night, so we'll see. I think King's got the Princess for me, too :) After Thursday, I need a break!! LOL
Well, on an upside with Princess, so you don't think too badly about her, she's wearing her "big girl" underwear again, and keeping it dry all day!! YAY!! That's only today, though...
Better go...lots to do, and I want to go to bed early tonight :)
Love you guys!! :) Merry Christmas!!