Saturday, November 29, 2008

Thanksgiving Memories

Is it too terrible that we didn't take a single picture on Thanksgiving? Oh well, nothing I can do about it now. I will just have to tell you about it then.

We went most of the day with friends and had a wonderful dinner in between random rounds of Rock Band. I am NOT musical so I played groupie while the Mr switched back and forth from guitar to drums and (cover your ears) lead vocals. Miss B played bass guitar once and decided that was enough for her and off she went upstairs to play with the other little girl there. We arrived home late and fell asleep soon after. I was surprised the tryptophan didn't seem to have an effect on me throughout the day. Little did I know it would wait for me. I swear I spent most of Friday in turkey -coma. I barely rolled out of bed at close to 5pm to meet some friends for dinner. Can turkey affects wait to hit the next day?

Today we are all doing fine....and awake. Miss B had a friend stay the night and they have played NON-STOP. Tonight we are supposed to go to a Pow Wow in Gresham (I think) for B's school. I have never been to a Pow Wow before. I will try to remember the camera tonight and get some great pics of all the goings on.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Bakin' Lady

After a relaxing weekend with friends, I feel ready for Thanksgiving. -Between us, I wish I could skip the work week. Not happening though so I am making the best of it. Last night I decided I would go ahead with the pumpkin bread bake off. (I baked mini loaves of pumpkin bread for every employee at Computer Co and some for Miss B to take to her teachers.) Let me say that was quite ambitious for my semi-unpacked kitchen with only one little oven. I finally wrapped things up around 11 o'clock last night and fell into bed shortly after but not before the Mr had to say "Dang, that's A LOT of bread" at least 20 times. It was nice to have that pumpkin spice smell wafting through the house while I slept and not worry about a candle burning down the house because of all the piles of packing paper still lying around. -We only get trash pick up once a week and the paper recycling dumpster is already overflowing in the garage.- Early this morning we carted in the bags of bread and soon when the employees arrive I will distribute the little loaves. Maybe I did this because I am Thankful for all of my friends and love to show my appreciation or Maybe I am just Thankful for the 4 day weekend I am getting!

Friday, November 21, 2008

A Quick Laugh

Sorry again for my absence. I really need to get my gak together and just post at night instead of early morning/daytime posting. Work has me so busy I barely have time to think straight. I am hoping things will mellow out soon but until then I will be working like crazy just to get to normal.

Miss B is off from school today because of parent-teacher conferences so we brought her up the office. Yeah, my work is cool like that. Maybe it is because the girl sits quietly in a corner desk with her activity bag, ipod and DS. She also shreds paper for those in need. Quite the little helper, don't you think?

B forgot her book today so I let her borrow Twilight. After 2 chapters she gave me the book back. Saying: Well it is a book about a girl who had to move to a place where she is bored out of her mind and she hates it there. -When I asked her what she thought about Edward she said: He is an obnoxious boy that skips school. Ugh!!!

The only highlight she loved from the book is when "Bella gets mad at Edward and decides she should hit his car." (she says this as she laughs hysterically)

-This scares me.-

Note to self: Remember when she is 16 not to get her a monster truck.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

And the Winner Is...

Miss B is taking this job seriously ;)

The Winner of the Holiday Card is......

Georgie :)

***PLEASE NOTICE***The winner will have until Wednesday, November 19, 2008 11:59pm(PST) to claim the prize by emailing his/her full name as well as mailing info (to receive the prize). I will contact the winner via email and/or blog comment if such info is provided. If the winner does not respond by the given date, the first runner up will be contacted to email his/her info.

Thanks to everyone who participated. This was so much fun for me. There is a great possibility of other give aways in the future

Friday, November 14, 2008

Friday Fun

Hey, hey, hey! It's Friday!!!!!!! Can you tell I am happy? This has just been one of those weeks where I am ready for the weekend baby!

****Sooooo, in the case you haven't entered and commented for the Holiday Gift Card Give Away please click here and comment away. (Tulsa friends you can enter this too :D I will be doing a random drawing tomorrow to discover the winner - Miss B will pull a comment from a hat. Good luck!***


I just started reading Twilight and so far I am LOVIN' it! When I happened upon this piece of fun I couldn't resist. I quizzed away and found out...
I'm a Bella! I found out through Which Twilight Female Are You? Take the quiz and find out!
Take the Quiz and Share Your Results!

Even More Fun!
Well, fun for me. This is going to be a baking weekend. I am thinking pumpkin bread since it is getting close to Thanksgiving. If it turns out tasting great I just might post the recipe. Next week will be filled with pumkiny goodness for my co-workers and nearby friends.

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

ps. just wanted to let you know this post did NOT come easy. I created the whole thing and just as I was about to publish -KaPOW!!!- stupid blogger did something and 75% of my post was GONE!!! Has this ever happened to anyone else and did you feel as POd as I did?

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Beware of the Chocolate Shakes

***DON'T FORGET...If you haven't entered my Holiday Card Giveaway. Please do so. It is so easy. So Comment away here . If you have already entered...Great! You have made my day :)

I am having one of those days where it seems like there is so much to do in so little time. Dinner, dishes, homework, housework, exercise, showers, and hopefully some sleep at the end. All of the happenings will be between the hours of 6pm & 11pm. My goal is to get around to the whole sleep thing by 11pm. To keep from stressing about all of my gak I have to do, I am going to share with you a bit of yesterday's happenings.

Since the Mr was off site yesterday at lunch he hit the nearby Burgerville. This sweet husband of mine brought me back my favorite shake -I think it is called a Chocolate Monkey or something. With mixed feelings of guilt & pleasure I grabbed that shake from his hand in a heartbeat. Come on, it was chocolate and I could always put in extra treadmill time. After digging through the accompanying bag containing sweet potato fries -okay more treadmill time, whatever- I noticed the lack of straw for my shake. Ack!!! How do you drink a shake without a straw? And wouldn't you know I didn't have a single one in my desk drawer or the bottomless pit aka the mommy purse. The shake was slightly melted so I figured I could drink this with the lid off :) No big deal right?
WRONG! About a fourth of the way into the shake I realized there was a big clump of unmelted shake in my cup. Too bad I didn't realize this before FLUMP!!! I was wearing half of my shake on may face, in my hair, up my nose and all over my hoodie. So glad I was wearing it and even more so since it is black. I gathered a mountain of napkins and quickly covered my face just as a girl from another office walked by. Thanks to her for asking if I was okay. No thanks for laughing her bum off.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Oh my Aching....

You name it. It all hurts. I found my safety key to my treadmill last night so there were no more excuses. I dug out the exercise duds and got back into action. I did request my special bottled water for running and Mr C was happy to get it at the nearby Swan Mart.
**(When running, I must have bottled water with a pop-top. Nothing else will suffice. The screw caps end up giving one an impromptu bath -an open bottle while running = a mess! The twist caps are DANGEROUS. Last time I tried to open a twist cap while running on the treadmill, I mis-stepped and was almost propelled off the beastly machine.)***
Now, back to our regularly scheduled workout. I ran for about 30 minutes but couldn't quite handle the old speeds and had to turn them down slightly. About half-way through my baby cows aka calves were mooing in great protest and I seriously considered ending the run. I pushed on and completed the 30 minutes and almost cried when I realized still had to climb 2 flights of stairs to reach the shower. Yes, getting back into shape can be quite the emotional experience.
Today I am going to take it easy and just do the 30 minute power walk. I will leave the running for later in the week.

What are you doing to get into/keep in shape?

**-Just want to remind y'all to go forth and comment for the Holiday Give Away if you haven't yet." (To tired to link to the post. Scroll down, it's not that far away.)

Monday, November 10, 2008

Don't Ask what I am Singing

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Okay, so I heard this great song on a podcast last week. I loved it. The sound really reminds me of some great 80s bands I loved. Then I heard the song played again on Saturday Night Live. Now, I seriously can't get it out of my head. I keep half humming, half singing this song and I am scared half to death one of the supervisors is going to ask me the name of the song I am singing.

What is the song you ask?
Answer: Sex on Fire

It is by Kings of Leon and I love it BUT I don't think my boss would like to hear me singing "Your Sex is on Fire."

So, What song are you embarrassed to say you are singing?

Friday, November 7, 2008

It's a Give Away

I have teamed up with ScrappyGirl to give you a mini holiday give away!! Who doesn't like free stuff? I know I LOVE it!
Here's what you get: Five Free Assorted Holiday Cards Created by ScrappyGirl & Me!
What you do: Go on over to ScrappyGirl's site look around leave her a comment (cuz we all love to get comments, ya know) and then come back here tell me which card of hers you LOVE the best and BADA-BING you are entered! (If you don't have a blog, please leave an email addy where I can contact you.) So click here and start the process.
Contest will end 11:59 next Friday night (that's 11/14-almost 15/2008)
I will post the winner on Saturday :) Luck to all!!

Here are some examples of cards you might get!!!

What's Goin' On?

Here are the updates as promised:


The costume: Sharpay from High School Musical. (Attitude not included)...(I also didn't get a blond wig. I could just imagine the rats nest it would be by the end of the night so B was a brunette Sharpay and I quick styled her hair and we were out the door.

We took Miss B trick or treating in a friends neighborhood. It was hilarious to see B going from house to house answering time after time that she was dressed as Sharpay and even singing a snippet of Bop to the Top for a few luck peeps. She came upon one house answered by a crowd of tween boys who acted like they were above HSM so I called to them from the street "Come on guys, you know you like High School Musical too!" Next thing I knew, these boys were singing and dancing along with her. The girl knew what she was doing because she scored extra candy every time she sang.

A brunette Sharpay.

Sharpay and the Construction Crew???

Trick or Treat!!!

After sooooo many houses B was ready to go home. The poor girl was too pooped to pose!

Other stuff: Work has been insanely busy for me lately. Lots of extra work, extra hours and soon tons of training. I feel like a madwoman running around with her head on fire.

I went to a watch party on Tuesday and had a blast!!! So many people showed up to this party and OoooHHH the was all American: Hamburgers & Apple Pie. Yum!

Fighting the laundry monster: Something is wrong with my dryer. It takes 3 hours to dry clothes!!! At first we thought the vent was clogged so we had someone come out to clean it. (The vent is on the roof of our townhouse.) The guy pulled out a gnarly soft ball of lint and told us "problem solved." Well, he was WRONG! The problem continued so we had to have a vent sucker come out to completely remove all lint from the air vent. Another giant ball of lint was removed and this guy also gave the same retort of "problem solved." Ennnnnn Wrong! Last night it took me 2 and a half hours to dry one load of laundry. I am thinking it may not be the vent but still looking for an answer while I fear for my life. -That ever growing pile of laundry might collapse on me in my sleep. Yikes! :O

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Updates Soon

Sorry, but I must keep things short right now. A lot is going on here. I hope to update y'all soon on everything. Just try and hang in there because I know I am. Talk to you soon.

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