Thursday, December 27, 2007
I also got a blow dryer, mixing bowls, a mixer, a flash for my camera, lotions, a blanket wrap to keep warm with, a new willow tree angel from DD, blank dvd's and a couple of movies from DS, a pretty sign from an aunt that just says simplify, candles, dish towels and some berry vines from other Aunts and a cousin or two....and a cd from my cousin with a song she wrote in 2001 called "Grandma's house on Christmas eve" Which is what we did every year from the time we were born until the Christmas of 2002 when Grandma was no longer with us. I cry just opening the cd case so listening to it may take awhile.
The most popular thing being passed around Christmas eve, which is now at my Aunts house, is one gift I hope I don't get.... a horrible stomach virus. It started with my cousin the next night... my mom the day after Christmas and now has went through 4 Uncles and one Aunt... so far. Since I spent Christmas day with my mom, and she didn't come down with it until early the next morning I am still not in the clear....every twinge makes me think I am going to start puking. People from my family and SH's family are on their way in for our second Christmas celebrations this coming weekend... if we all aren't puking.... wish me luck!
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL....AND TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT
Saturday, December 22, 2007
Hopefully I will have time to update before Christmas but in case I don't I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas.
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
My ideas are ...
1. kind and considerate
2. loves his momma
3. willing to spend time at our house with us and DD
4. must be planning to do something with his life
Superhubby has his own ideas, as this boy found out this week.....
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Thursday, December 13, 2007
I drove the long way home from work today to make sure I didn't run into any water and the whole way home guess what...it rained. I thought about starting to gather two of every animal together, just in case, but I am not going to clean up elephant poop if he must go on my boat, so I am just going to have to hope it eventually dries up. I don't think I could allow any snakes on my boat and I'm pretty sure the original rules specify two of everything. There are a few animals (like the snake) that I have no idea how to tell a male from a female and I think the whole thing would be pointless if I ended up with 2 of the same sex.
As of now it has quit raining. I can still hear water running down the hills everywhere which means the bigger creeks will still come up and driving around will get annoying. The good news is the news says a clear day tomorrow and then Saturday night and Sunday a mixture of rain, ice and snow. Is it spring yet?
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
I love it when night falls in the village and you can be nosy and peak in the windows (just call me peeping kate)
Sunday, December 09, 2007
This little fellow is my favorite little mouse. Normally I am not a big fan of mice but this one is a little special. I am a
I absolutely love this one of Santa having a drink on the beach in his board shorts. I have a few more but haven't unpacked them yet.
This one is the first ornament SH and I owned after we got married. My mom bought this for us for our first Christmas together and I have bought a dated ornament every year since this...I have a lot of ornaments.
I have unpacked a couple of little boxes of ornaments, which means I have more in the basement somewhere. One of my favorite things about Christmas is getting everything out and every year it seems I find stuff I have forgotten about and it gets me excited all over again.
Remember, share with us some of your favorite Christmas things...or whatever it is you celebrate.
Thursday, December 06, 2007
Remember those early years when, to your husband at least, you always looked like this....and every night was like a romantic trip to Paris, or at least to a romantic motel. You didn't have to go anywhere to feel like you were in the most special place in the world..... his arms.
During those same early years you husband looked exactly like this. Even if he didn't look exactly like this he looked close enough to it that you thought he did. When he lay in bed it looked just like this to you, you could tell he was just there waiting on you.
Back then you could do amazing things with your body. You could put your legs and back in some odd positions and not need pain killers the next day, or a chiropractor.
Your children, when they were born, were going to have the most perfect mother, the one that worked (or stayed home) but also baked cookies and took care of the dog.
Then a few
Sometime you feel like this is what you must look like to your husband. Stressful days do not alway make for the most romantic nights.
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
I went to the doctor today and my blood pressure was a good 130/68. I haven't taken the water pill she prescribed to me for the last few days because I had ran out and didn't want to call her office for a refill when I was going to be there anyway. I was sure it was going to be high. She rewrote my prescription for that and added wellbutrin to try to help me get a little control over my ADD life. I hope this helps me focus a little because my life is so chaotic and it doesn't have to be, I just make it that way. It is weird to be an adult that has full blown ADD. It isn't something you discuss with too many people because it is thought of as a childs problem. I had it as a child but I wasn't very hyper so no one noticed. I do have to be moving in some form, but I do this weird little thing with my fingers that no one really notices but me or my foot is shaking constantly. My brain runs in fast forward anytime I try to sit still so I have no idea what is going on if I am in a quiet setting where I should be paying attention. Movies are out, tv shows that don't have commercials are misery for me and paying attention in church is impossible. I have been typing this one paragraph for 39 minutes and have gotten up and swept half of the kitchen floor, put clothes in the washer, walked the dog, made half a sandwich, changed the tv channels to something else I am not going to watch and twice just got up and wondered off and forgot completely I was doing this. This is my life every day and it gets annoying. I know it annoys me and it really annoys DD and SH, both of whom like their lives and home organized and neat....they have the wrong person here to do that.
Monday, December 03, 2007
In Ironton there is a little store call Bartram's that sells chicken salad. I love me some chicken salad but only a few people make it the way I like it. I have been wanting to get in there and get some for the last few weeks but for some reason it never works out that I am in there when they are open or we get half way home and realize we forgot and don't want to go back and add 15 or 20 miles to our trip.
Today I had to go to DD's school to watch Beta club inductions and SH had to go to the dentist and then stop by my parents house to help my dad with something. I called in there a few minutes ago to see if he had left and mom said he left 45 minutes ago. She said right after he left she went to Bartram's and SH was there buying chicken salad. Now SH isn't a big chicken salad fan and I only mentioned to him once about a week ago that I really wanted some of their chicken salad. That, my friends, is why I feel so lucky and love this man so much.
Don't forget to check out the cooking blog.....does anyone have a good chicken salad recipe?
Saturday, December 01, 2007
I have one little favor to ask, if you look in the side bar of the cooking blog you will notice some links to charities. We are asking that you make a donation to one of the charities in the side bar. We have no ties with any of them and the links take you directly to their donation site. This is just a way to help some people while we all get to play around with some new recipes. This is an honor system type thing completely so we are only asking you to donate and the rest is up to you. Have a great weekend.....and make something new for your family!