Monday, November 30, 2009

Three weeks until Christmas vacation...yikes

That's so fast. We just ate turkey and now it's almost time for Santa.

Do you have your tree up already? We don't. Although, it is starting to look Christmasy around here a little. I'll spare you the specifics except for our Hawaiian Santa and Mrs. Clause smooching. For now they're sitting on our bookshelf looking super cute. Maybe soon they'll make an appearance on a tree.

Side note: I think I need to stop watching re-runs of the Ghost Whisperer. I had a very creepy Ghost Whisperer inspired dream last night. I didn't like it.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thanksgiving Fun...

John and I just got back today from spending Thanksgiving in El Paso. We spent the holiday with his dad's side of the family. We had a great time.

I wished several times that I was walking around with a tape recorder or at least a notebook so I could jot down all the awesome one liners. John's family is full of characters. They're super funny.

Yesterday his dad wanted to take him and his brothers to play golf. While they were golfing I went to the other side of town to hang out with my grandparents and my brother's family.

Here's the best attempt from my picture taking with my brother's bambinos. I wanted to take my camera but I have lost the charger so we'll have to put up with this terrible picture quality for a little longer.

I had the best time with these three little crazies.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Thanksgiving Food...

Rocks...but only on Thanksgiving. I have no desire to eat stuffing, turkey (that's not in a sandwich), cranberry salad, green bean casserole etc. unless it's on Thanksgiving. That's it.

Good thing for green bean casserole Thanksgiving is in a couple of days or I would want nothing to do with it.

What good eats are you most looking forward to?

Monday, November 23, 2009

Cox should hire me

Our cable provider is Cox. I'm assuming that all cable providers are cool like Cox and rate movies on a scale from one to four stars. I'm OBSESSED with the rating system.

TV watching at our house: We're flipping through the menu looking for something to watch and see that a movie is on. I give a rating and we check to see what Cox has rated it. I'm right about 92% of the time (I just asked John to give me a percentage).

I get stumped sometimes between 3 1/2 and 4 stars. Let's get real here people, they're both superior ratings. Super fantastic movies are about the only ones that stump me. Example, what would you think Forrest Gump would be rated? If you said 4 stars like I did you would be wrong. Cox gave it 3 1/2 stars.

On Saturday the latest Batman was on (The Dark Knight). How many stars do you think that one was? If you said 4 stars (as I did) you would be right.

Maybe everyone has this talent and it's not so impressive. I impress John though. He thinks I need a career change. Me would be a lot less stressful.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Random thoughts...take them or leave's all cool

  • My husband is one of the best people I've ever met
  • Whatever makes you happy is aok...unless it's a felony
  • You're mom and dad really do know what they're talking about...unless it's a felony
  • Christmas trees need homemade ornaments
  • Tears mean you're living
  • Laughter is the best's not a cliche
  • Pictures do not mean you're living in the past. Even they do...for that moment, what's so wrong about that?
  • Nicole is nicer than Donica. Sorry, it's an inside joke.
  • Did I mention that my husband is the best person I've ever met? You probably just think I'm cheesy. But he's my favorite. By far.
  • My cheese factor rises by 10% during holidays...maybe by more.
  • As I get older...which is every year. I accept more that I love the past because it makes me who I am and I love now because it's what I'm feeling and it still makes me who I am. Life is fabulous. Even when it's boring and painful and real. I don't care that I'm cliche and trite.
  • I apologize if I'm too cheesy right now. I tend to be that way during the holidays. I guess it makes me really think about what's really important to me.
  • Thank you for coming to my blog. Thank you for not judging me for being such a cheeseball...because I am.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

The the fun

I loved watching The Graduate last night while outside in my coat, in a lawn chair. It's truly a great movie and the atmosphere was super cool. We're going in a few weeks to watch Elf. This time we're going early to stake out a close spot and we'll pop a squat...or chair.

I have a picture from last night of us but there's always someone in a group picture that doesn't want their picture posted on the internet. This time it was John. I must admit it wasn't his best picture but he's still studly.

Here's me from about three minutes ago. We're at home watching Texas Tech play. Well, John's watching. I'm multi-tasking.

Friday, November 20, 2009


Happy Friday you guys.

Here's my update:
  • I'm almost done reading Superfudge. I haven't read it since I was a kid. It still makes me laugh. I totally want to get a bird and name it Uncle Feather.
  • Have managed to get behind on my paperwork again....I'm working on it.
  • Started reading my book for organization again. Apparently I have psychological barriers that are preventing me from getting organized.
  • Still haven't made an appointment to get my leg checked out. It's on my to do list for today...promise.
  • Going to movies in the park tonight to watch The Graduate. I'm really excited. I love that movie even though it makes me really uncomfortable. I think maybe it's intended to do so.
Have a great weekend.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Kita is an old dawg...

Kita turned 77 today...or 11 in people years. She's still as spry as ever. I remember the day John and I picked her out at the pet store. From the moment we saw her we knew she was the one. She was the only puppy John could afford.

Her sign said,"Mostly Chow-$49". Sold.

Kita is fantastic. She didn't start out that way though. She was CRAZY. She terrorized my sister's dog (we lived together at the time) and she bossed me around. She was trying to be the pack leader.

We got through it though and now she's the sweetest pup around. My cousin told me once that she gives her dog a hamburger on her birthday. John and I thought that was a pretty cool idea so we gave her two White Castle burgers today. She LOVED them.

I don't think we'll ever have another dog as awesome as Kita.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

In with the Wal-Mart employees

Yesterday morning before work I decided to stop off at Super Wal-Mart for a breakfast quesadilla brought to you by Smart Ones, a frappacino for a co-worker in need of a frappacino and some Gala apples.

I realized when I was pulling into the parking lot that I looked like I worked there (I was wearing cacky pants and a navy blue shirt). All I was missing was the name tag.

Nobody asked me for a price check but at least five employees greeted me like I was one of them. I wasn't expecting to be mistaken for a Wal-Mart employee by actual Wal-Mart employees.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

What do you know about blood clots?

For about two months now when I'm on the treadmill I have a slight pain (more like an ache) on the back of my right calf. I googled it and a woman with similar symptoms was told she might have a blood clot. What?!? That doesn't sound good. Ever since I read that my symptoms seem worse.

Stupid Google. I miss the days of just making my own non-scary assumptions.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

GRE over....

Thank goodness. The good news is I now have a plethora of new words to impress you with. (Plethora isn't one of them...I already knew that one.) I'm also pretty excited to play Scrabble. I think I may be able to take John down now.

As for how I did on the test? Well...not so spectacular. If I don't get into my program I think I will try stripper school (as suggested by my cousin).

Thursday, November 5, 2009

My brain is mush...

I have nothing interesting or amusing to say. I'm taciturn right now. I'm not sure if I used that right. It's one of my GRE words. It means silent, not talkative.

Here's another one: I'm feeling pretty diffident about the GRE. I take it on Monday.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

We just keep going and going...

Do you ever feel like you're just constantly on the go? Gotta do this...gotta go there...must get this done. It's too much sometimes. Well, John and I have a new plan. We are busy bees until 8:30pm and then that's it. If we didn't get everything done, oh well.

So far I like our plan.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

I did something wrong...

We went to our friends' house last night to celebrate Halloween. It wasn't a costume party, just a bunch of people hanging out. Well, we had a friend take this picture of us with my phone. I loaded it onto flickr and then tried to put it on my blog.

I think this is the smallest I've ever seen my head.