1. It's hard to believe it's already Tuesday - and that Christmas is 2 weeks away! Just when I thought I had everything under control... hmm. Well, I'm actually still okay, I just feel a little behind the curve but I don't think that I really am. I've been unable to wrap what I've got, though I'm hoping to go on a mission tonight and have a "power wrapping session". I just had hardwood floors put in over the past day or so -- and so that's taken up some of my time that could've been spent otherwise. And can I just tell you? Love, love, love the flooring. What a difference it makes from carpet. I don't understand why all newer construction doesn't just put it in. Seriously! Why should we have to go through all the aggravation or rearranging, moving, (or breaking!) furniture etc., after living there for "x" amount of years. I want to do it once - and I want to do it right. And I know, I never want to do this again. But I'm loving it now, so I guess it was worth it in the long run.
2. Gotta love GPS. I got a new option on my phone when I recently upgraded. I added GPS. Initially I thought, "Eh, I very rarely get lost". But I'm here to tell you - it's worth it's weight in gold. I went to a party up in Barrington NH this weekend, and though I knew I was on the right road, to be able to GPS my trip and have the phone tell me how many miles before the next turn I needed to take, or how long my estimated travel time was -- let alone just the company of her voice since the kids were sleeping -- was well worth it. AND...little extra bonus is that you can avoid those expensive 411 calls. Type in the name of the person's address or business you want - and if there is a published phone number attached to it, it will appear -- and you can either fat finger the number yourself, or select the handy dandy little "call" option. For an extra $9.99 a month -- add that to your holiday shopping gift list. Especially if you know someone who truly is geographically challenged.
3. A little television talk. What the heck is going on with Grey's? Please, someone tell the writers to stop asking for such crazy money because seriously -- up to this last episode, this season is just all over the map. What's that all about?? I watched October Road again last night - not because it's good, because I assure you the acting is subpar; but because I like the fact that it's about Massachusetts -- and I can see potential for the show. (Plus that was about the time I finished cleaning and rearranging the house.) It's just the actors who are all wrong. I think they only ones they've gotten right is the main character and his brother. Everyone else -- recast.
4. And finally...sports. Okay, so I'm a little out of the loop in the baseball talks. I haven't been around television/radio since Sunday so I dont' know what the heck is going on. I did watch the Patriots game which was the only thing I got to see glimpses of during the house turning upside down. And while I still think their defense is struggling despite the awesome block on Pittsburgh's last effort (what was that, the 3 yard line or something?) -- that seems to be their only weakness thus far. It's going to be so much fun watching the Jets game. I really hope they "run the score" up -- because if there was ever a team that deserved being beaten 57-3... my vote would be for them.