I'm trying to do a better job this year of staying on top of things I need to do for holidays. Like I really haven't sent out Christmas cards in years....except I have a box of cards leftover from years ago and usually get 2-3 cards from friends, so then I send one back out. This year I decided I'm getting some new cards and sending out cards. I ordered a box of Christmas cards from Amazon that are supposed to be here next week. I also told dh to ask our great UPS guy when the extra drivers start filling in, because I always wait until like the week before Christmas and then he's not the one delivering. I want to get him something nice this year. He has been so good to us. He always texts dh to let him know he's getting close (and dh will usually meet him out at the gate), dh had enjoyed chatting with him all the time, and he's also stopped by a few times and picked up packages from us to go out. I'm trying to decide what to get him. I have a Harry and David catalog and they always have nice food baskets, or maybe something from Hickory Farms. Whatever I decide I want to get it ordered this week. DH said if we start getting the fill in driver(s) then we will just wait and give it to him after Christmas, when he's back as our regular driver. I'm like how come he's doesn't get to stay our regular driver? He has to stay as someone's regular driver, LOL. Why is it never us? Maybe I'm imaging it, but it does sure seem like the prices for these boxed food gifts have gone up.
For a couple years now I have been ordering my dog food from Amazon subscribe and save, along with other dog treats and whatnot I need monthly. Pretty much since Covid, most of my extra dog stuff is unavailable to ship - every single month, but the dog food has always shipped. Now I just got notification that that is not going to ship this month. It's not a dog food you can get at a grocery store or big box store. I can get it through Chewy or pick up at a feed store in the city. Ordering it from Amazon was just a bit cheaper and more convenient. Plus it was shipped via UPS and dh prefers UPS to deliver her vs. FedEx. I will probably just start picking some up at the feed store when I need to get my chicken feed and bedding. And Chewy's website has been changed. Takes forever to load and there isn't even a box to type in what you are looking for. I think when we take my mom back home on Friday, I'll put in a pick up order at the feed store. I'm getting low on chicken feed anyway.
Dh's mechanic friend is coming sometime today to pick up the transmission they took out of dh's pickup, to take back with him to be rebuilt. He didn't say what time, but dh got up when I got up at 7, as he assumed friend would probably be coming sometime in the morning, as he has a 7 or so hour drive back to his home. I hate dh getting up early. He throws off my morning schedule and he's crabby. He never feels good when he first gets up anyway and takes him about an hour to feel like he can get started with his day.
My mom took her evening pill fine yesterday, so I'm hoping the accidentally choosing skip was just a one time mistake. I guess I'll know here in the next 15 minutes or so, as it's now time for her morning pills.
DD told me yesterday that she is only working half day (which for her is like being done at 10:30am) tomorrow so they can get on the road and out of their area before afternoon commuter traffic. And she said they decided to stay until Sunday morning, rather than leaving Saturday afternoon. Yay!! More time with them is always a good thing. DH asked what time they were getting here and I said sometime Wed evening. He said "did you be sure to tell her for them and their 2 dogs to make as much noise as possible when they pull in and get out of their truck? and pull in sideways so that their headlights are shining on neighbors windows and leave them on for a half hour". She also said they have picked out some movies to watch and that her dh is a good movie picker. I'm glad I gave them that task, LOL. First she was going to bring some dvds, but I said I don't have our dvd player plugged into the tv and not sure if I could even get it plugged in up there now. Best to just find something streaming and I don't mind if we have to rent a movie or two via streaming. She said they have always been on his parents Netflix account and she's been wanting to just have their own account, so she kind of hinted to her dh that if they had their own Netflix they could sign in here for some movies and he said sure. Then she said she'll give me the log in and my own "profile" and I can now use their account. Sweet :)
Dh is being grumpy because of course it's almost 10am and friend still has not shown up. "this is rude, he could have at least given me a time". How about you just text him and ask?? and what does it matter what time? you aren't doing a damn thing today anyway, so when he shows up he shows up.
So, I always forget something for Thanksgiving. This time I forgot to buy the premade pie crust for the pumpkin pie I want to make tomorrow morning. Oh well, I'll just do scratch crust. Probably won't be good, but it'll pass. My grandma was always the good pie crust maker and even in later years, after they came out with the premade, she she started using them, saying they were just as good.