Monday, December 27, 2010
When I am shopping for someone for a gift, whether it's for Christmas or a birthday or whatever, I like to have a list. Please tell me what you want and I will do what I can to find it for you. Please don't make me guess. I *want* to get you something that you will like.
In that vein, I always try to have a list of things I wouldn't mind having. From the fairly inexpensive ("Here Come The Mummies" CD) to the outrageously expensive, don't expect to get (Insanity Workout). And a few things in between.
so this year, when DH asked me what I wanted for Christmas, I recited my list. Add warm gloves and that's the whole thing. He looked at me and said "What do you really want for Christmas" I thought I had just answered that question. A few days later, he asked me the question again. I gave him the same list. He again asked me what I really wanted. I guess I still hadn't gotten the answer right!
Fast forward to Christmas day. DH had wrapped a gift for me (he used strapping tape because he couldn't find the Scotch tape! LOL!) and made sure it got loaded with all of the other presents. When it was my turn, I opened it. Sure enough! My list was wrong. DH had gotten me an iPad!!!
So, I've been playing with my iPad for the last two days. I got all my apps downloaded, all of my songs, a whole bunch of free books and all sorts of other stuff. I can even Spark from it! Now I don't have to fight with anyone for computer time! Woo Hoo!! I didn't know that I wanted an iPad. Good thing I married my DH, huh? Cos he knows some good stuff!
BTW...still gonna get myself some really warm gloves.
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Most every Christmas, my family and I go visit my in-laws in the mountains. They live right on the Big Lost River, right up in the mountains and they always have snow at Christmas.
This year, we were about an hour from home when the gauges on our truck went to zero. Then, about a mile later, the engine started making some very odd noises. Yep. We lost the engine. We were fifteen miles from the nearest town and it is not a large town. Thank goodness for cell phones!!!
My husband called our insurance first (smart move, huh?). Arranged for the truck to get towed back home ($300 later) and got a car reserved for the rest of the trip. I called my brother-in-law to come take us to the airport to get the car. Luckily they hadn't left yet and could come get us!!
The rest of the trip went fairly smoothly. No more car problems. No family drama. No major illnesses. The kids loved their gifts and had fun with their cousins. Even DH enjoyed himself.
Now that we're home, time to start figuring out how to spy for the towing and the repairs, but we'll figure it out. Already have a few plans in the works. The family is home, safe and happy. Plus I have a week off from work. What more can you ask for?
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Or should it read "Boise State wins despite their best efforts"? Man it was an ugly first quarter. I swear that both teams had dropsies and weren't really ready to play this bowl. BSU pulled it together for the win, but it was a stressful game to watch. So glad I have tomorrow off so I don't have to stress about getting to sleep on time! LOL!
My favorite play...Pettis gets the ball (reverse shovel pass from Moore...I think). He is chased across the field. Sees an opening and tosses it to the end zone. Pass is blocked and batted up into the air. Pettis catches the batted/blocked pass. Yes, you read that right. The guy who threw the ball also caught the ball! The only thing that would have been better would have been if he had been able to run it into the end zone for a touch down. How cool is that?
College football is over for me. I can relax and destress...until my Packers play again!
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
The shoe variety, not the people-who-are-jerks variety.
Much of my short, young life (I might exaggerate a bit, but you can ignore that) I have been a tomboy. I grew up on a farm with two brothers. When my mom got "dressed up" to go out, she would put on lipstick. That's it. Okay...she would wear clothes too, but no makeup besides lipstick.
I have also worked very physical jobs. Fast food for years and then I worked on the production floor of a large manufacturing plant. Twelve hour shifts, mostly spent on my feet.
Because of these reasons, I have lived my life (note, still short, still young) in tennis shoes. Tennies are comfortable and offer great support and have the added benefit of allowing the wearer to run after small children if needed (or as needed in my case).
In the past four years, I have transitioned from an on-my-feet-all-the-time job to a desk (on-my-butt) job. I rarely go to the production floor any more. I rarely stand for more than 15 minutes at a time (and that's usually when I am walking to a meeting on the other side of the site). AND, I am trying to dress more appropriately for my position. Especially when we have customers or suppliers visit.
The sit-on-my-bum job, combined with nicer pants (that *have* to be long) combined with watching the What Not To Wear show have convinced me that heels are a pretty cool invention. When I wear heels, I feel more feminine. I feel more professional. And I feel like I'm 5'2"!!! I practically tower over my non-heel-wearing former self!
So even though tomorrow is game day (Maaco Bowl - go Boise State!), I will be wearing a pair of heels. Cos I like heels! Who'd a thunk it?
Saturday, December 18, 2010
If you do not want to know how to make meat candy, stop reading now.
If you do not want to know how to make the most delicious, bad for you dessert ever, stop reading now.
If you don't like meat or sugar, stop reading now.
I got this recipe from the Bob and Tom Show, so it's not a very precise recipe. But it is good and I LIKE it!
Lil Smokies, wrapped with bacon, sprinkled with brown sugar, baked at 350' for about 10 minutes. I used ready-to-eat bacon. Next time I'll use uncooked bacon and might need to cook them longer. Oh...and I'll use more brown sugar.
My son was hoping the DH would hate them...so DS could eat them all! LOL!
Let me know if you'll make them and if you do, how'd you like them.
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