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weekend December 21, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Danielle Brigance @ 3:22 pm
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We had a fun weekend. We drove the 4 hrs to Cherokee, OK for my mom’s side of the family Christmas party. Lexi did so good on the long car ride! She slept the majority of the way. She was really good the whole time we were there and even made a trip to sit on Santa’s lap! We drove home yesterday and went to Jacob’s family Christmas Party. Lexi fell asleep right as we started opening gifts. But she woke up to open her gift from Granny. She loved the pretty wrapping paper. Granny got her the Muppet Christmas movie. I don’t know that she’s ever watched the muppets, but she loved holding the DVD case and looking at the pictures on the front! Because she slept so much in the car, she didn’t really want to sleep last night. She woke up several times throughout the night, and then got up for good at 7:30. Today we’re trying to get back to our routine. Mondays are the hardest days for us because we’re coming out of the weekend where she gets held more, etc. For the most part she just wants to sit on my lap and for me to entertain her.
I’m getting so excited for Christmas! It’s Lexi’s first Christmas! I think she’s really going to enjoy unwrapping gifts. And we made it through another Christmas with me not having a job. I’m quite proud of the gifts I bought this year and hope everyone likes them. I’m just like my mom as far as Christmas goes. I want to buy everyone everything, and I love to see them open their gifts.
My favorite part of last night with Jacob’s family was when all the kids started opening their gifts. They were all so excited for each other. There was no jealousy over who got what. They were all truly happy with their gifts and thy were all truly happy for each other! Christmas really makes my heart happy!

 

Job Search November 24, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Danielle Brigance @ 12:24 pm
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My job search gets more frustrating by the day.  Last year when I was fired the week of Christmas it broke me.  I was pregnant, it was the week of Christmas, and I didn’t know what to do.  Thanks to lots of help from family, Christmas turned out great.  But, never did I think that in a year I would still be looking for a job.  Granted, I haven’t really been looking too hard for the entire year, seeing as how I was pregnant and all.  But, here lately I have really stepped it up because I didn’t want this Christmas to suck.  I waste my time sneding out all these emails to ads on craigslist only to get an automated response leading me to a website that tries to get me to further my education, etc, etc.  It’s so frustrating!  What makes it more frustrating is when I get motivated to get online and search for jobs and Lexi decides that’s the time to throw a major fit!

I guess she got spoiled this weekend at the grandparent’s house…being held practically all the time, her every need was catered to immediately.  Well, we’re back to reality now, where it’s just me and her at home, and when she gets hungry, she has to wait for me to make the bottle.  When she needs something while I’m busy doing something else, she’s going to have to wait.  Well, this isn’t going over too well.  She has decided that when she needs something she needs it NOW!  What really pisses her off is if I walk by her without acknowledging the fact that she’s screaming…oh boy does that bring on a whole new level of fit-throwing!

Back to the job thing…I’m getting less and less hopeful by the day that I will have a job before Christmas.  And even if I do get a job before Christmas I probably won’t work long enough to get a decent paycheck in time to buy anything with it. UGH!

I was given permission to use our walmart credit card to buy gifts.  And by gosh I’m doing a pretty good job!  Nieces and nephews are all taken care of as of yesterday!  It felt so good to cross 7 people off my list at one time!  However, due to budgeting I won’t have more money to spend until Dec. 11.  Hopefully I’ll be able to find the rest of the stuff I need in the store because I don’t think that will give enough time for the stuff to ship!  Which reminds me that I need to go to walmart to pick up some things that I had shipped site to store.

Speaking of shopping, I need to go to the store to get ingredients for the desserts I’m making for Thanksgiving.  We are going to Jacob’s family Thanksgiving this year since we went to mine last year.  We will be going to mine afterwards…not sure how many people will still be there, but it’s at my parents’ house so we’ll get to see them at least.