Thirteen Things I’M RAMBLING ABOUT …
This is Thursday Thirteen Episode #29
1…. You know somethings wrong when you sick at home and you feel … overworked. I’ve been working so hard on my websites – getting them started, making sure there’s new posts everyday, and then trying to find ways to make money on them that that’s all I seem to do from the time I get up, until the time I tiredly stagger to bed.
2…. I think there’s only an hour or two each day that I do not have a computer in front of me – whether I’m sitting in front of my desktop, or sitting on the couch with my laptop on my lap.
3…. I don’t even have time to visit my blogging friends websites anymore. That’s how busy I am. There has to be a better way.
4…. The reason why I’m working so hard on my sites is of course because I’m sick and therefore I have no work income coming in. So I need to work at finding ways to make money through my websites. It seems to be a vicious cycle though.
5…. If anyone has any magic tips on how I can make money at home and not kill myself by working every waking moment I’d love to hear it.
6…. Christmas- we drove to Brantford to visit with Chris’ parents, his aunt, and his oldest sister, her husband and their son. It was a nice little gathering. Only disappointment was that we didn’t have turkey. Boo hoo. We had boneless chicken breasts in some kind of bland sauce.
7…. I think I’ve mentioned before that my mother in law is not the best cook in the world. She made mashed potatoes but I don’t think she puts any milk or butter/ margarine in them so they were lumpy and dry. The other veggies were mushy brussel sprouts, mashed turnip, and over boiled carrots. The stuffing was ok, but it almost tasted sweet – I’m wondering if she put sugar in it? Either way I’d say it had the most taste! LOL
8…. the meal was saved by the desert. No it wasn’t my favorite for this time of year, which is pumpkin pie – it was Lemon Meringue and or Chocolate truffle cake. She served ice cream on the side. A choice of butterscotch or rolo chocolate. I didn’t have any ice cream but I had a small slice each of the pie and the cake.
9…. We still haven’t had any snow! I think we might get some on the weekend but I don’t have my hopes up. I bet if we do it will end up being a major storm right when we have to travel back and forth between Toronto and Brantford.
10…. Chris brought two of his guitars to Brantford with us on Monday when we went there for Christmas. His nephew plays guitar and Chris decided that it might be nice to give him a lesson. So he brought his Larrivee and his Gibson Ardy Artist. His nephew was thrilled and Chris gave him lessons for at least two full hours. His nephew impressed him enough with his talent that Chris actually let him play the Larrivee – which is unusual because he normally doesn’t let anyone touch his prized guitar, and even more surprising he actually lent his 1979 Gibson to his nephew so he could practice with it until this coming weekend. Chris doesn’t normally lend out his guitars either, particularly not to teenagers, and the Gibsons’ worth a few thousand dollars. His nephew is a really good kid though and I think Chris’ guitar is in good hands. Maybe we’re in the process of creating a Rock Star?
11…. Chris’ brother is coming up from Chicago – maybe sometime today. He hates flying so he does the long drive every time. The drive is about 10 hours. His brother goes totally into party mode once he gets here so it should be a fun time. At least I’ll get some time away from the computers when he’s visiting or when we go to Brantford to see the family.
12…. Then next week, Chris niece is coming from Chicago and I think she’s going to stay with us for a few days. She’s a University student and she still has some time off before she has to go back to school. So I guess we’ll be busy next week visiting with her and probably taking her out around Toronto.
13…. And now it’s time to end my rambling and go to bed. It’s just after 4 a.m. and I think it’s time to call it a day! Sorry this 13 wasn’t that upbeat!
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