Friday, November 21, 2008

In the Christmas spirit?

Our tree

More tree

...and the little village.
I was off today and I thought...well, let's just do it! So I popped in Christmas Vacation and went to town.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

My first sunless tan....b/c I don't have anything else to talk about on here. that a ghost?
After I went to Planet tan. I am very pleased with it. I got the lightest setting and it only took a few minutes! I am in a wedding on Saturday and I can't be all pasty white in a pink dress. This is all I have people. I don't have a baby to brag about so you get to hear about this kind of stuff....sorry. Luvs!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas!

This cold weather has me just pacing the floor in anticipation for the holidays. I know it's not even Halloween but I have downloaded all of the best Christmas songs and made a cd. I f u would like one to listen to as you tinsel your tree just let me know and I will copy u one!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Warning! You will cry!

Feelin' kinda crafty!

The other day, I went into Joann Fabric and thought..."I really just want to make something!"
So I got 2 plain masks and a whole lota sequins and feathers...What gal doesn't LOVE sequins and feathers?
I made Missy and me something to wear trick-or-treating with Grayson. I glued every sequin and every rhinestone. The glue was industrial strength and I would have to stop after about an hour or so b/c it was making me sick with a headache. It was worth it though...fine masterpieces if I do say so myself!

Friday, October 17, 2008

My first pumpkin patch!!

The gals and their gals.

My pumpkin!

Picture time!
G'Rich taking it all in ;)
Sweet Averee
Lovin the tutu!
I had so much fun girls! Thanks!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The absolute best day.....

I cannot tell you enough how much I LOVE Fall!! Today was def a Fall day. It was cool, kinda rainy, and the night was still with a chill in the air. What to do on a day like today? Make a Jack-O-Lantern of course! So, Missy and I got to it...we scraped the guts out and carved a face. We put the candle in and watched it magically turn from a lonely pumpkin to a goofy-faced work of art. Even though our hubs were not impressed, in our minds, we were Picasso.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

I thought this was funny!

Pregnancy, Estrogen, and Women PREGNANCY Q & A & more!

Q: Should I have a baby after 35?
A: No, 35 children is enough.

Q: I'm two months pregnant now.When will my baby move?
A: With any luck, right after he finishes college.

Q: What is the most reliable method to determine a baby's sex?
A: Childbirth.

Q: My wife is five months pregnant and so moody that sometimes she's borderline irrational.
A: So what's your question?

Q: My childbirth instructor says it's not pain I'll feel during labor, but pressure.Is she right?
A: Yes, in the same way that a tornado might be called an air current.

Q: When is the best time to get an epidural ?
A: Right after you find out you're pregnant.

Q: Is there any reason I have to be in the delivery room while my wife is in labor?
A: Not unless the word 'alimony' means anything to you.

Q: Is there anything I should avoid while recovering from childbirth?
A: Yes, pregnancy.

Q: Do I have to have a baby shower?
A: Not if you change the baby's diaper very quickly.

Q: Our baby was born last week.When will my wife begin to feel and act normal again?
A: When the kids are in college.

1. Everyone around you has an attitude problem.
2. You're adding chocolate chips to your cheese omelet.
3. The dryer has shrunk every last pair of your jeans.
4. Your husband is suddenly agreeing to everything you say.
5. You 're using your cellular phone to dial up every bumper sticker that says: 'How's my driving-call 1- 800-'.
6. Everyone's head looks like an invitation to batting practice.
7.Everyone seems to have just landed here from 'outer space'
8. You're sure that everyone is scheming to drive you crazy.
9. The ibuprofen bottle is empty and you bought it yesterday.
10.You live in Dante's inferno and your husband lives in Antarctica.

10. Cats' facial expressions.
9. The need for the same style of shoes in different colors.
8. Why bean sprouts aren't just weeds.
7. Fat clothes.
6. Taking a car trip without trying to beat your best time.
5. The difference between beige, ecru, cream, off-white, and eggshell.
4. Cutting your hair to make it grow.
3. Eyelash curlers.
2. The inaccuracy of every bathroom scale ever made.
AND, the Number One thing only women understand :1.OTHER WOMEN

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

My 1st Cowboy game!!

Yesterday I got a phone call from my hubby asking what I was doing later. I said, ugh! laundry. To which he replied, "Want to go to the game tonight?" What? Are you kidding me? Of course, but wait...we don't have tickets so how are we going? His manager at work gave us two of the company tickets for him doing a good job at work. Sweet!!! I am on my way!

We get to the game and find our seats. We thought...oh, maybe mid upper level or something. We were on the 5 yrd line 19 rows up. I can see Romo's face!!

This was the perfect game to be my first. It was packed full of drama. There were long touchdown passes, bad calls, stupid plays, interceptions, fumbles, fumble that resulted in an Eagles touchdown (thanks Tony), a douche bag who ran onto the field and stood on the star in the middle of play who was promptly arrested, and a stadium crowd that could be heard from space.All in all, a great Monday night game and I will never forget it because next year the new stadium opens and we will not be able to afford it.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Booze and Babies

Aparently there is an on going trend with booze and babies. This my friends is me at 18mo. I wanted a drink and my dad said, "No, you won't like it." I said I wanted it anyway. I took one swig and spit that discusting stuff out! To this day I don't really care for beer. Could there be a method to to all this madness? It worked for me. Any thoughts? I guess is doesn't work with a latte though. They are just too stinkin yummy! ; )

Monday, August 18, 2008

Is it Fall yet??

It is in our house!!

I have been in a funk all week and I knew just what would cheer me up...Going to Hobby Lobby and buying Fall decor for our home.

Everything was 1/2 off! whoo hoo!! I loaded up and came home to fill my house with leaves, pumpkins and Fall-scented candles..yum! I know..I's not even September yet but I don't care. I am so stoked that our apartment smells like a freshly baked pumpkin pie!!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Five-finger discount at Wally World!


So I needed a new color to paint my toes for a stellar luau party. I go to Wal-Mart with my "accomplice" a friend who's name has been changed to protect her identity. Let's call her Sassy. I go to the nail polish aisle and pick out a bright orange and cool purple. She is getting her stuff.

We finish and get to the register. I am helping her bag all of her things. Meanwhile, I have the nail polish in my hand which I have completely forgotten about b/c I am "in charge" of not smooshing the bread. We get all of her things and walk out.

I yell, "OMG! I walked out with my nail polish!" Sassy says, "Oh well, they wouldn't take my coupon the other day so we are even."

hmmm...okay sounds good to me b/c I despise Wal-Mart and it was crowded and didn't want to go back in and pay. 100 degrees people!

This is my first shoplifting experience. Not feeling the "high" people talk about but I am a rebel now.

I am just sitting in my house waiting on the FBI to barge in at any moment to nab me.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

I would rather work a double on Mother's Day!!!!

I complain that I never have anything to write about on is another story....

National Cheesecake Day
$1.50 slices of cheesecake

sounds good right?

Not was hell for all parties involved.
11:00 am: restaurant opens. Line out the door.
11:20am: on a 45 min wait
cheesecakes taking 30-45 min
tip % going down
stop serving whip cream on all cheesecakes not b/c we are out...b/c it takes too much time for the amount of cakes going out.

Posting signs all over that they are dine-in ONLY b/c people are wasting time in the to-go line instead of the front desk line
1:00pm-3:00pm: line is half way down the mall. no joke!

Everyone is pissed off. Employees, guest, everybody.

There is yelling and screaming, "why do I have to wait 2 hours for my cheesecake?" " why can't I get it to-go?" "Why can't I order 10 slices? I already had them picked out!"

Why waste half of your day waiting on a slice of Cheesecake? It will taste exactly the same tomorrow with an additional $5..and u can have whip cream with no wait.

It was like we were putting diamonds in them or u got a free I-pod.

My fav question of the day that was asked 8 million times..."Can my baby (who is probably still breast feeding) have a slice of cheesecake?" "Do you consider your baby a person?" Then yes she can. Since there was no age limit. It was like you were never going to get to have cheesecake ever again or something.

9:00pm: 100 names on the wait list
No one gets cut tonight
10:30pm: 50 names people!!! We close at 11
We continue to take names until 11.
11:00pm: Jim is manning the door and turning people away.
David orders pizza for everyone. It was good since no one had eaten all day.

1:00am we finally go home!!
Servers have nightmares about days like today.
Since all of the food runners were on the whole time...we each left with $60

Okay, I think I am done now. Tomorrow is a new day. I know it will be better.

And whoever thought of National Cheesecake Day should have to come and work on a night like tonight. I curse you!!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Food Friday!!

Today's lesson: Translating French!!

Having trouble reading a recepie or watching Top Chef and have no idea what they are talking about? Well, stop pulling your hair out and step away from the kitchen knives because I have some answers!!! Here are some of the most common....

Anglaise (on glez) 1. A mixture of whole eggs, oil, water, salt, and pepper, used to helpcoat food with flour and bread crumbs. 2. A dish cooked in boiling water (ex. potatoes)

Au Jus (oh zhu) Served with natural cooking juices.

Bechamel (beh sha mel) White sauce made from milk and white roux.

Bisque (bisk) Type of soup usually made from a shellfish base and thickened.

Canape (can a pay) Bite-sized slice of sandwich or other type of bread, toasted or not, which is spread or garnished with various ingredients.

Chinois (shee nwah) China cap sieve, a fine conical strainer.

Confit (cone fee) A food that is saturated with one of the following: vinegar (for veggies), sugar (for fruits), alcohol (for fruits), fat (for poultry)

Creme Fraiche (krem fresh) Atype of heavy cream

Crudite (kroo dee tay) Raw veggies, sliced or cut, served witha viniagrette or mayonnaise as a first course

Demi-glace (de mee glass) meat, fish, or chicken stock reduced to a concentrated form

En Croute (on kroot) wrapped in pastry

Foie Gras (fwah grah) Fattened duck or goose liver

Hollandaise (awl lawn daze) Hot emulsion sauce made from egg yolks and clarified butter and flavored with lemon juice

Mirepoix (meer pwah) a mixture of aromatic veggies (onions,carrots,celery)

Roux (roo) A cooked mixture of equal amounts of flour and fat (usually butter) to make or thicken soups and sauces.

Any other words you don't know just shoot them my way and I can help!!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Food Friday! (It's a little late)

My Granny's famous cheeseball

1 lb. shredded sharp cheddar
2 8oz. pkg cream cheese
2 garlic cloves, chopped fine
1 tsp prepared horseradish
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

Mix all ingredients by hand. Shape into ball or log and chill overnight. Enjoy! Serve with crackers or toasts.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

My first blog!

Yes, I have jumped onto the "blogging" train. I love to read everone's blogs and I thought I would share our crazy, mixed-up world with...well, the world. There is sure to be blessed moments and plenty of "shenanagins" to follow.