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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Time to head back to CT

Eeggspectations Hello again really quickly. Can't believe it's Saturday already and time for us to head back to CT. Before we leave we are going to Eggspectation, a really yummy place we discovered a while back, for breakfast.

Had a nice time here in Montreal even though the weather was just miserable all day yesterday. Had lunch at a fun place called Dundee's, then went to the Museum of Archeology and History which was really neat. They had a special exhibit on pirates and also lots of neat exhibits underground showing you the history of Montreal. For dinner we went to a steak restaurant called The Keg which was very yummy.

Today we are heading to Eggspectations for breakfast, then going to the Eaton Center for a little bit and then it's already time to head back to CT. But at least it's only Saturday and we still have tomorrow of as well. Lots to do tomorrow (errands and such) but at least no work till Monday. :)

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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving :)

HAPPY THANKSGIVING everyone in the US. :) I hope you all had a really nice day with loads of food surrounded by people you truly care about.

We went to Canada today for the Thanksgiving weekend. I am really happy to be off from work for 4 days. Seems like going to Canada for Thanksgiving is starting to be a little tradition of ours. This is the 3rd year in a row now. :) Got up around 7am this morning. had breakfast at our local diner and then started our drive. The border crossing wasn't too bad and we made it to Montreal by 3pm.

The weather is kind of crappy. Cloudy/misty and tomorrow it's supposed to rain pretty much all day. But it's ok. We have been to Montreal plenty of times so it's not really a sightseeing trip. Just going to hang out and have fun, Will head out to dinner at Les 3 Brasseurs in a little bit. Really looking forward to that, a fun and yummy place. :)

Short mail update for today. Wrote letters on the way up to: Charles/TN, Celia/MA and Emilia/Finland. Received letters from/still owe replies to: Sarah/Canada and Tiffany/OK.

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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Busy holiday season

Busy_receptionist The holidays are always busy at work and this year is of course not any different. There is so much to do, figuring out schedules, delivery days, making sure all the customers know what's going on and finding solutions for customers who can't follow our schedule etc etc. To make a long story short - it's a mess. :)

I also have to start preparing everything for Christmas at work since I won't be there for 10 days in December and by the time we get back it will be too late.

The good news is that I finished ALL of my Christmas cards today. Yay. :) I will mail them the Monday after Thanksgiving. I now need to work on sorting out all the gifts that need to be mailed before we leave for Austria and the other gifts which need to be brought to Austria. I will try and do that real soon. My goal is to stay as organized as possible.

Looking forward to Austria. It's less than two weeks now. We will also spend two days in Budapest which will be a lot of fun. I have been to Hungary but never to Budapest. It's always fun to explore a new city. And it will be nice to be away from work for 10 days of course.

Mail update: No letters have gone out. Received letters from/still owe replies to: Emilia/Finland, Tiffany/OK, and Sarah/Canada.  

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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Christmas prep

Oliver-xmas cards Since I am doing everything early this year I also started my Christmas cards early. Today's project was completing all my European Christmas cards (35) and as you can see in the picture my cat Oliver was a big help. :) He ended up with glitter all over his fur but he didn't seem to mind too much.

I still need to write my US cards (30) and a few Canadian, Australian and other overseas ones but at least the European ones are done. I won't mail them until after Thanksgiving but the good part is that all I need to do then is put a stamp on them. Ordered some stamps today too.

Some of the stuff I ordered online last weekend already arrived. Some of it is still waiting to be shipped. Hopefully by the time we leave everything will have arrived so I can take the gifts to Austria or the ones which need to be shipped elsewhere can be shipped before we leave. Let's hope it all works out.

Work is still busy and will only get busier as Thanksgiving gets closer. Our phone system at work went down on Saturday too so we will have to figure out a way to fix it. It's very old so we might have to order parts from somewhere else which will delay things. I guess we will see what tomorrow brings. We can make outgoing calls but incoming isn't working properly at all. What a pain.

Mail update: Letters went are going out tomorrow to: David/IN and Alex/Germany. Received letters from/still owe replies to: Emilia/Finland, Tiffany/OK, and Sarah/Canada.  

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Sunday, November 08, 2009

Early Christmas Shopping


Spent the day Christmas shopping online. I know, I know it's early but I need to really get a head start this year because we will be flying to Austria in early December and I will want to bring some gifts with me. Plus others need to be mailed out so I need to have them ready to be mailed before we leave.

We just booked our flight. Will be gone Dec. 3 through Dec. 14. Christmas markets here we come. :) I am definitely looking forward to this trip. It's always nice to be in Austria around Christmas time. Just a completely different feel than here in the US. Don't get me wrong. I do love Christmas time here in the US too. It's just completely different.

Not too much else new really. Lots and lots to do at work. Thanksgiving is coming up and then Christmas and I won't have much time to prep for Christmas since we will be gone for a good amount of time in Dec. So I really need to get moving on figuring all this out, school schedules, delivery days, who needs what and when and all that good stuff.

Mail update: Letters went are going out tomorrow to: Charles/TN, Celia/MA and Carmen/Malta. Received letters from/still owe replies to: Alex/Germany, Emilia/Finland, Tiffany/OK, Sarah/Canada and David/IN.  

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