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January 31st already?

I can't believe it's January 31st already...time flies when you're having fun.

Here's some of the fun we've had this week:

Cats enjoying some sunshine...

Stopped and got gas Wed. night since they were predicting the snowstorm to hit us Thursday afternoon. When I came home Tues. night gas was 2.44/gal. When I went to work Wed. morning it had gone up to 2.59/gal. When I got gas that night, it was down to 2.56/gal. Up 15 cents and down 3 cents in less than 24 hours...

Thursday evening the snow hit.

Cinnamon LOVES the snow...

Lenore got me a Linwood Barclay book for Christmas. After reading it, I ordered 4 more of his books from Amazon. (Buy 3, get 1 free)...

We got new sheets for our waterbed. Can't find waterbed sheets locally, so I bought them online, along with a new mattress pad.

Got a couple of new CD's this week: Waking Up by One Republic and The Greatest Love Songs of All Time by Barry Manilow. Both are really good!

Scentsy candles (wax heated by a light bulb). I got this from a friend for Christmas and am just now getting around to using it! LOVE THE SMELL! It's a good thing my sister-in-law in Oklahoma sells this stuff. I can tell I'm going to be buying more!

My assistant came back to work part-time on Tuesday. She had been off for 3 weeks after having neck surgery. She will be back full time this Tuesday. I really missed her. Now I need to get everything caught up so I can take the week of Feb. 15th off!

The Grammy Awards are on tonight. We'll see if Taylor Swift comes away the big winner like she has at just about every other awards show this past year...


Kaitlin said…
Ooh, you should get me a scentsy warmer! Oh, and I want a copy of the Barry Manilow Cd!

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