Wednesday, December 31, 2008
As the year 2008 wraps up and we are presented with a brand spanking new year of 2009, I bet some of you out there are making your list of resolutions. Any other year I am sure I would do the same but not this year. I think I will just be happy when I accomplish a demanding task and jump for joy when I something great happens. When challenges arise I will just work harder and keep on going, doing the best that I can. I will laugh during the good times and cry when times are hard. Most of all I will live, love and be grateful for every moment I spend with my friends and family, knowing above all, this is what really counts.
Have a safe and Happy New Year!
Monday, December 29, 2008
This is how people got around unless they had a ginormous truck to off-road in.
The reason this one appears so blurred is because of the massive amount of snow falling at the time. The flakes were so tiny and so many!
This is one of my faves. Don't know why. I just like it.
**I was taking the pic above when I really should have taken pics of all the fools snow boarding down the hill past my house. It was too funny to watch all those people fall on their butts.**
Miss B decided to make some use of the snow and worked with the Mr on this year's snow sculpture.....
THE SNOW DUCK
I can't wait to see what they come up with next.
Friday, December 19, 2008
Dang I cannot get through this post. It is snowing AGAIN!!!! Wish me luck that this white nightmare will end soon. Cabin fever stinks :p
Good news: Even though B is at home (school is closed) she has Granny (the Mr's Grandmother) there to entertain her. Maybe escape is still a possibility...even if it is only a stroll through the neighborhood. I am hoping to make it to Target to get a cute little hat. (Miss B keeps telling me that when I let the snow just land in my hair (not covering my head) makes me look like I have a major case of dandruff. I love how she is always looking out for me :)
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Sorry guys. I will be the first to admit that I was WRONG. I awoke Sunday morning to nothing on the roads and not a flake falling from the sky. This meant we had to scurry to get ready for Sunday School. Then, wouldn't you know....the sky opened up and down came the snow. Lots of it. I couldn't believe my eyes. I knew I couldn't let you down so I braved the winds and flying snowballs (courtesy of Miss B) to get some pics of the snow.
Here is one from yesterday... while I was working... in the office. Funny how most of the people from Tulsa are showing up at the office but the Portlanders are staying home.
12/18/08 Most of it has melted off today because of the higher temps and rain. I am hoping & praying it doesn't freeze overnight making Miss B complete an entire week of no school. I'm starting to go a little nuts because one can handle only so much Suite Life before they REALLY lose it! Yay me! Aaaagh!!!!!
Friday, December 12, 2008
Have a great weekend y'all.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
- I was thinking about celebrities vs normal peeps as I drank my crappy coffee this morning. I had to get my morning dose of celebrity gossip. Today it was provided by MSN - Hot Gossip and I began to think..... Thank god NORMAL people like me are not stalked by the likes of paparazzi. Imagine what it would do to your self esteem to have a bad bloat day or gain a couple of pounds and have the world claim you are preggers. I thought I was going to die of depression over the summer when I had put on some extra weight and my parents accused me of being with child. I told the truth and denied the awful assumption of theirs while they continued with their winks & nudges. How embarrassing it must be to have your "fat day pics" posted all over mags & tabs across the world. Don't get me wrong I LOVE reading that stuff while waiting in the grocery line as much as the next mom but after pondering that kind of existence I am glad I am a nobody.
- In regards to the aforementioned crappy coffee I have learned...I really do NOT like coffee maker coffee! With the limited resources available here @ work, I have been nursing a half full styrofoam cup of black coffee with only one tsp of sugar. Blech! If it was not for the caffeine boost I will get I would dump that junk. It tastes like dirt! You can bet the next time I am desperate for a caffeinated jump start I will suck it up and make the stroll to the nearest Starbucks for some calorie laden but oh so yummy frou frou coffee :) with whipped cream & sprinkles :)
Well Holy Cow this actually turned out to be a post after all.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Last night I went over to ScrappyGirl's for some cool crafting of bags & tags. It was odd for me -the Queen of the dollar store gift bag- to create my own gift bags & boxes. I should have taken pics of everything last night but my camera was in my purse and my glass of wine was on the table. The wine won -Sorry. You would choose the wine too, I bet. I will try to get some pics of the finished products and add them later.
Must get back to work. The fridge here at Computer Co smells like nothing you'd find in the kitchen and more like something from the bathroom. I have to send out an email to get these nasty boys to throw away the science projects from the fridge and freezer. :p
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
The griffin is a legendary creature with the body of a lion and the head and often wings of an eagle. -got that from Wikipedia. You can click on it to learn more.
AND for those of you who want a pic....here you go
Kinda freaky that my kid wants one of these!
Here is a little B-ism for you:
Last Sunday I took her grocery shopping with me and left the list at home. -D'oh! I hate it when I forget the list!- So here I was shopping from memory & asking Miss B if there was anything special she would like. And Soooo, while I only half listened, she began with her list: "I would like ice cream, pomegranates, bananas, latkes, turkey, pasta, and a griffin. Unfortunately, there are some things you just can't get from Albertsons."
Whow! Back the trolley up! Did B just ask me for a griffin? Where do they come up with these things?!
Monday, December 8, 2008
My latest adventure? I am trying to learn html. I can't let the Mr be the ONLY tech savy person in the Kally Casa. So far I am just kind of learning the tags and what they do but I am hoping that within a couple months I won't have to reference my cheat-sheet note cards as much.
I used some of the tags I am learning in the piece above. Go me! Then I cheated and decided to change the color of the sub-head I created :)
How many of you know html? or Are you interested in learning some?
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
I wanted to share one of my favorite pics of Miss B with you in the midst of the constant Crazy mode I have been with work as busy as ever and family on the way. -Granny, the Mr's grandmother, is coming to visit while B is on winter break. So of course I am stressed out knowing she is going to get here on the 18th and the room she will be sleeping in is still full of boxes. Tonight I will be making a huge attempt to clear out most of these boxes and make the room livable :)
On the bright side, I am about half way there as far as getting gifts goes! I can't post pics because Miss B will totally sneak a peek here to see if I am letting you in on the loot she will receive.