Monday, January 21, 2008

Happy Monday

This picture has nothing to do with my post today. I just thought it was beautiful.

I love it when I get a Monday off and today is one of those Monday's. I don't have it off because it is M. L. King day like so many other's do but because one of my doctors is out of town this week. I'm going to do some cooking, finish the laundry, catch up with some of our blogging friends.... it's going to be a good day.

We are having frigid temperatures right now. I don't really mind it. I'm all cozy in the house but I am worried about this coming weekend. Craig and I are going snowmobiling for 3 days up north with the snowmobile club. It's their annual ride they go on each winter. I usually don't get cold but when it gets in the teens and single digits I'm worried that I won't be able to stay warm. I'll just have to bundle up really well.

Which brings me to my next concern. We will be leaving the kids behind unsupervised for the first time while we are up north with the club. They are 18 and 16 so I have no worries what so ever that they can take care of themselves and I know they are good kids so I don't worry about them making bad decisions. It's little things like will they take care of the dogs and pay attention to their needs, will they wake up in time to get to school?..... They will do fine and we'll be calling and checking on them constantly.

I'm having car trouble. AAAGGGHHHH! One day last week I was late for work because I was well on my way and noticed that I had no heat coming out of the heater. I turned around and went back home and drove Craig's truck. We were hoping it was something easy but Craig has spent the whole weekend working on it and replacing all the small things that may be causing the problem. He has run out of the simple solutions and now thinks it has a cracked head. This is major and the whole engine has to be taken apart and possibly even a new engine. Great! Yes, my car is old, a 2000 with nearly 150,000 miles on it. But it is paid for and I was hoping to get a lot more miles out of it.

One thing that I am so grateful for is having a husband that is able to work on our cars. It has saved us so much money over the years. What would I do without you honey, you're the greatest.

Hope you all have a wonderful week.


The Brat Pack said...

Happy Monday!

That snowmobiling trip sounds like so much fun. I know what you mean about the cold, it's like in the last few years I've lost all tolerance for it. I'm wrapped up like a little old lady when it's below 40 out now. ;)

Have a great day off, I could barely haul my butt into work this morning.


74WIXYgrad said...

My wife and I have an understanding. I don't work on cars and she doesn't file for divorce.

Margaret said...

Lucky you! A day off! Me's my birthday :D

Have fun in the snow, and b-b-bundle up!!! Your kids sound like they have their feet solidly planted on the ground- They'll be fine.

Jeannie! said...

Happy Monday! I am so glad you had a good Monday.

Do not worry about your kids, they sound as if they can cope fine, and our kids often surprise me with how they get on when we are away.

Marvin (our dog!) has been left loads of times now in the charge of the kids, and he has never suffered, apart from perhaps a longer lie in than usual!

We have always come home to a neat house and a happy dog, so enjoy your trip away with an easy mind!

It is about plus 10 degrees C here in Scotland, we are Central Scotland, so we dont really get extremes, but they are having their best snow for years up north in the ski centres.

Love and light, Jeannie ;0)

Vintage Bunny said...

Hi Jessica
I' m glad my husband works on cars too!!In fact he trades out haircuts for most things so if he has a problem he cant fix his mechanic and he trade out !!!

Peanut said...

Oh I would love to go snowmobiling. Stay warm.
I am sure the kids will be fine. They seem to love the dogs so I am also sure they will take good care of them.
Sorry about your car. Your lucky your hubby can work on them. Justen once replaced the brakes on our old car and I didn't drive it for a week afraid he had messed up. He had done fine though. :)

Ferndoggle said...

That picture takes my breath away! We didn't have MLK off, but I stayed home anyway!!

I haven't been snowmobiling in years! I'm so jealous. I seriously doubt we get enought snow around here to get much in though. Have a blast!