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We spent Christmas Eve with Zen's family and the day after Christmas with my family. I spent Christmas day wrapping and putting together a toy I got for my nephew, then I went to my folks house and made baked ziti and mashed potatoes as our vegetarian options for our dinner (my sister is a vegetarian). Zen went to his mom's for his yearly 15 minutes with his kids. Things went well with Zen's family. They are a little more "tease"-y than I like - it always seems on the verge of mean-spirited, especially from his brother-in-law (who also enjoys pissing off the cat). My family gathering went well except that my sister bailed at the last minute, and didn't even tell us she was bailing. She just didn't show up, and when my brother texted to ask if she was coming, she said she had previous plans with friends who were in from out of town (I mostly know who her friends are, and I'm not sure who this would be). Also not sure why she made plans in the first place since we had planned a while ago to get together the day after. I am hopeful that she really did have a thing to do and wasn't just bailing because Zen was going to be there.

This morning was one of *those* mornings. I decided I wanted a toasted bagel. I put it in the toaster, went to do some stuff, came back and it was charred. I adjusted the level, put another bagel in, and went to do some stuff. I popped it up early and it wasn't done, so I pushed it back down again. When I popped it up again? Charred. The third one I kept an eye on and STILL I almost burned it.

Then I had to go put air in my tire, because the nag light was on in my car. I went to get gas, and then drove over to their air machine... which was out of order. Went to another place, theirs was out of order too. Went to a third place, they didn't HAVE an air machine. Went to a fourth place and they had one that appeared to be functional, but it was placed right next to a parking space - which was occupied. So I had to wait for the person to come back and leave so I could park there and get air. What should have taken 2 minutes took more than 20, but fortunately the traffic on the highway was light so I wasn't *too* late for work.

Fortunately the rest of the day has been fine. I ordered pizza, so hopefully all will go well with that. :) LJ comments, like everyone else's apparently, are REALLY slow, so I'm going to try to get caught up. I hope everyone had a lovely weekend, whatever you did!

Date: 2016-12-28 01:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] malice-n-wonder.livejournal.com
I'm glad you had a good Christmas. Maybe the kind of rotten day you had today was a Karmic balance of sorts?

I hate people who go out of their way to be mean to animals. I also take it as a sign that something isn't quite right with them.

Enjoy your pizza! :)

Date: 2016-12-28 03:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sleepybadger.livejournal.com
Of all the people in Zen's family, I'm least comfortable with his brother-in-law. The first time I met him, when we got into the car to leave, I said "your brother in law is kind of a dick, isn't he?" I think he has a cruel streak in him. When he teases the cat, he insists that she likes it because she could just go be somewhere away from him, but she stays near him.

The pizza was awesome. :)

Date: 2016-12-28 12:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spikesgirl58.livejournal.com
I'm glad stuff went okay despite your sister bailing. It does sound suspicious, doesn't it? As for your tire, boy, have I played that game! So few places even have an air machine anymore. Sigh...

I hope today is better for you!

Date: 2016-12-28 03:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sleepybadger.livejournal.com
I am suspicious about my sister, but you never know with her. It also would have been a little elaborate, as she left the house for a few hours, but I do wonder if realizing that Zen would be there was a contributing factor.

Maybe I should have put an air compressor on my Christmas list! :)

So far today is going pretty well :)

Date: 2016-12-28 04:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spikesgirl58.livejournal.com
We finally got a little one for the car, just in case.

It's your sister's loss that she treats Zen the way she does. Sigh... sisters.

Date: 2016-12-28 12:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meathiel.livejournal.com
Weird about your sister ... previous plans ... I guess she could have told you? Family ... tsk ... pity you can't exchange them.

LJ is still being buggy today ... argh!

Date: 2016-12-28 03:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sleepybadger.livejournal.com
I don't know what she was thinking, we knew that half the family was going to be out of the country and returning late in the day on Christmas, and that we planned on getting together the day after. I suppose if it was an out of town friend she hasn't seen for a long time, it might make sense, but still, she could have at least told us that she wasn't coming.

Yeah, every time I think LJ is getting better I sit and wait for a minute or two for my comment to post. Argh is right!

Date: 2016-12-28 04:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] yesididit2.livejournal.com
i too had a bitch of a time finding a working air pump! of 5 gas stations i went to, three had no air pump at all, and one had an air pump and it wasnt working. but i didnt know that til i put my coins in and nothing happened. i was pretty peeved by the time i got home.

Date: 2016-12-29 04:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sleepybadger.livejournal.com
It's so annoying! I have a friend in another state who said the air at his local station is FREE. By me it ranges from $1.00 to $1.50, and of course I'm always digging to make sure I have enough quarters. But trying to make it happen on Tuesday was just a comedy of errors. I am thinking about getting an air compressor for home.

Date: 2016-12-30 11:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] yesididit2.livejournal.com
there used to be a great little station just down the road that had free air, but its gone now, to make way for a car dealership.

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