During Christmas dinner we all got to know my kid sister’s fiance Jack a bit better. They have been engaged for 6 months now and we really haven’t gotten a chance to meet with them since then. They are not planning on getting married any time soon, not in any hurry, which is a good thing.
Jack is an enrolled agent cpe and has been for almost 5 years, he comes from a well established family from Massachusetts, which makes him a Yankee, but we are trying not to hold that against him LOL! He is now concentrating on his required enrolled agent continuing education, which can be done right online these days, so that he can continue working in that position and save enough money for the big wedding that my sis has always dreamed of and I’m sure that will cost us all a good chunk of change in the long run.
They make a cute couple, it was a nice relaxed Christmas this year. Now on with the New Year’s festivities.
Posted by J L on December 28, 2011
Posted in Computers or Internet • Friends and Family • Life • Shopping
Recently my wife got interested in magnetic therapy. She has arthritis in her wrists, and she’s met a few people who suggested that she try magnetic therapy as a method of treating her arthritis. Well, she decided that she had basically nothing to lose, and found some pretty magnetic bracelets on the Internet. One of the bracelets looks like it is studded with diamonds and sapphires. It really is very pretty.
She has bought probably around ten magnetic bracelets, and two necklaces so far. She has been layering them on, and I’m wondering if it is possible for her to be wearing too many magnets. What do you think?
Posted by J L on December 27, 2011
Posted in Friends and Family • Health • Life
Earlier today I told my wife that I could not find any antacids and asked her to look for some for me. She opened up the medicine cabinet and a bunch of bottles fell out onto the counter top. Seems as if people (who shall remain unnamed) have been just randomly shoving bottles in the cabinet without any regard for organization. So my wife took that as a sign to start sorting through the bottles and throwing away the expired bottles. I was amazed at how many bottles of weight loss pills and vitamins she threw away. Once she finished, there was plenty of space in the medicine cabinet AND I got my antacids too!
This Christmas was a little bit on the quiet side this year. Most of the people in our family are finding it more difficult to make their paychecks stretch as far as they need to stretch, so we greatly reduced the gift giving this year. We decorated the house, and had a nice dinner, and played a few games. Thankfully everyone was in a good mood and the house was full of laughter and good camaraderie. All in all, it was a good visit, even if there hardly any material gifts involved.
Getting all the last minute tasks done in preparation for all of the Christmas festivities that are only a few days away. There is always so much to be done and so little time no matter how hard we try and there is always a kink in the best laid plans. My big kink at this point is my Canon camera battery that I discovered it dead, so now I am on the look out for a good deal on a Canon digital camera battery so that I can be ready to take photos as I generally do each Christmas.
I got this new Canon digital camera for Christmas and it didn’t come with the usual Canon battery chargers and I really didn’t think it was a big deal up until now. I really hate last minute issues, but I guess it could be worse. I could have found out that the darn thing was broken and have to run out and spend money on a new one instead of buying Christmas presents for the people that I care so much for at this point in my life.