January 1, 2013
I have not posted in a while, but today seemed like the right day to get back to it. However, I have had to wait for Beth to get off the computer this morning as she has been staring at the screen as if she still believes the Mayans are going to push her over the fiscal cliff. Not sure what is going on, but if I had to guess, she is obsessing over our taxes. She does that every January...and February...and March...and October. Every month except July I think.
I will be going shopping in a bit when CJ gets home from sleeping over at Christian's house. He was told to be home at 10:30, but has conveniently forgotten it seems since it is now 10:45. I will be shopping for an employee at work. Please say a prayer for him as the house he rents burned yesterday leaving him homeless and without his dog. All he ended up with were the clothes on his back and some slippers. Unfortunately, he wears size 13 shoes and 34x34 pants so I don't have any old clothes for him here. Buying him some new clothes seems like the least I could do. Sucks when bad things happen.
On a lighter note, the reason I cannot lend him pants is that I wear a size 34x30. He is much taller than I. I used to be 5'10" but am now 5'9". Bummer. However, my boss is even shorter as he goes about 5'6". I noticed yesterday while we were working on our truck that his box cutter was much larger than mine. I told him I read somewhere that box cutter size is inversely correlated to manhood size. He responded by saying that he has heard that box cutter size is directly correlated with the size of someone's raise. Bummer again.
Another piece of actual good news is that we are now covered for insurance. One thing to consider when changing jobs is insurance coverage. My CVS insurance did not go into affect until the first of the month following my 90 day anniversary. I started September 10th so we have had to wait until today for coverage. Thank God we had no need for insurance as we waded through the abyss. Hopefully, we continue to not need to insurance for anything besides dental checkups, flu shots, and Beth's Valium prescription. She returns to work tomorrow and may need a refill.
Finally, for those of you wondering, things are still going great for CJ. He had a good Christmas. He got accessories he needed for his computer (cooling fan, mouse, Itunes card) and successfully executed his first girlfriend gift exchange. He may not have enjoyed shopping at Ulta with mom for nail polish, but he did enjoy the fact that his girlfriend liked the present. She also had a sleepover at her friends house last night. As her dad brought CJ home to our house on the way to taking his daughter to her friend's house, he asked CJ if he was going to the same party. CJ told him no since boy/girl sleepovers at their age are not typically condoned. Her dad surprised him by saying that he did not think they were a bad thing. Huh? I am wondering if he also thinks that getting their drink on would be an acceptable plan. Hopefully not.
For now, I am going to assume that CJ heard him wrong. CJ certainly knows better than to ask me if he can have his 14 year-old girlfriend over for a sleepover. Good grief.