December 27, 2007

This bugs me

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , at 6:52 pm by sillydreamer

Forgive me if I’ve blogged about this before but I want to talk about Freecycle.  I’m sure everyone knows what it is, but I’ll explain just in case there is someone that isn’t familiar with it.  Basically it’s an internet group you can join that is based within your community and surrounding areas where you can post items that you want to get rid of or items that you are looking for, everything is free, hence the name.  It’s a wonderful way to keep things out of the landfills and get items that you need/want for free.  I’ve given and received from there.

Sometimes I am taken back by some of the requests for free items…..houses, cars, etc.  but I suppose if you are in desperate need of something, asking is free.  There are lots of requests for computers or laptops and most of those people asking will explain that they are going back to school or are planning to use the item for helping a non profit organization.  If they are telling the truth that’s wonderful but you know me, I’m usually a little skeptical.

Here’s what bugs me most.  When I give an item away, I don’t care who gets it or why.  I just need the item gone.  If I wanted to profit from it myself, I would use Ebay, Craigs List or have a garage sale myself.  Bottom line is, I don’t care who gets it, why they want it or what they do with it once they get it.  I see many posts from people offering an item and then giving a big spiel about who can request this item or they have to explain why they need it.  Basically I think it’s “whoever can beg the most, gets the prize.”  I know it shouldn’t matter to me but somehow it just bugs me…..gets under my skin in a big way.  

Other than that little rant, the day is great 🙂

De-Christmased

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , , at 1:19 am by sillydreamer

It’s all over.   The tree and all the decorations were taken down yesterday after everyone left and everything is back to normal and that makes me feel happy.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas.  Ours was very good.  On Christmas Eve, Danny and I had a very nice lunch at Olive Garden and then came home and let the kids have their Wii.  We wanted to get it set up on a day when the stores were still open just in case we needed to buy something extra.  Turned out there was nothing to setting it up, thank goodness.  I did have a little trouble getting it to go online but I sat down this afternoon and got that figured out.   Christmas Eve evening we all went and got a cappucino and went driving looking at Christmas lights and that was nice too.  Then it was back home for them to open up one gift.

Now if you’ve been following along, you’ll remember that instead of names this year I used numbers to identify the gifts and the numbers weren’t going to be revealed until Christmas Eve when we opened one.   The girls had it figured out anyway!  They each went and picked up the gift they thought belonged to them and the most coveted gift on their list!  Little stinks!  Oh well, it was fun anyway.

Christmas morning we opened the rest of the gifts and then around noon we had a houseful of guests.  We had a great few hours eating, talking and playing the Wii.  After everyone left I got busy taking everything down and getting it packed away.  That was the most relaxing part of the last few days lol. 

It was back to work today and I had lots of fun playing with my little friends and finding out about their holiday.  One of the families was telling me that they had purchased a Santa suit and set up their video camera and videoed “Santa” bringing the gifts to the house.  I think that’s a great idea!  The mom said that her parents had done that for her when she was little and how exciting it was to see him on tape.

Now that Christmas is over, we are on to birthdays now.  My three girls have birthdays the beginning of January and two of my daycare kidlets have one within the next week.  We are going to be partied out!  Also, my oldest daughter’s half brother has one this week-end so the fun just doesn’t stop.

I don’t know about you, but I could really get used to only working 3 days a week 🙂  Enjoy the rest of your week.