Sunday, January 02, 2011
I have a cold or a sinus something going on. It's not too bad as long as I don't change elevation. Or lay down. Or try to breathe. Actually, while I'm awake and moving around, I really feel fine. However, laying down last night proved to be a challenge!
I'm sure my DH asked me to roll over multiple times to try to stop my snoring. Thank goodness he used that method instead of a pillow! LOL! Finally, around four this morning, I got up to fine some extra pillows. I put those behind me and slept the rest of the night sitting up. I will start sleeping tonight sitting up since I go back to work tomorrow. I need my beauty sleep! LOL!
On a different but related note, I'm taking a big ol' bag o'stuff to work with me tomorrow. I have replenishment for my Fiber One bars so I have snax for the week. I'm taking my day-by-day calendar, the rest of the unsalted peanuts, some chocolate peeps, the rest of a bag of crullers and some miscellaneous candy. I'll be loaded down going in! But it won't be loading down my bum or belly!
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
I have a rule that Christmas decorations MUST be down (at my house, anyway) by January 6th. Since I have this week off, I decided to get the tree and decorations done today. I "let" the kids help. I even recruited my DD's friend to assist. The tree and decorations done, it was time for lunch.
After lunch, I decided it was time to tackle the pantry. MIL gave us a halogen cooker for Christmas. Very cool gift that cooks quickly and cleans easily. But, I had no place for it! Thus the reason for tackling the pantry. I
Took everything off one shelf at a time, cleaned and dried the shelf and then put stuff back. I threw away a bunch of stuff and reordered most everything. I found a spot for the new cooker and I even have some empty spaces on the shelves!
I did quit before I did the top two shelves. It was after two in the afternoon and I hadn't taken a shower yet. And I had gone to the gym....I *really* needed that shower!
BTW, I also started fifteen auctions before I worked on the tree! Did I mention that I also took a 30 minute nap? Cos I did! I needed that too!
Tomorrow's plans? Gym. Shower. Read. Yep, that's it! I earned a day off!
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!
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