Friday, December 28, 2007
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Me and hubby on Christmas Eve
Brother-in-law (hubby's twin brother) and his wife
Our kiddos on Christmas Eve
Zachary posing by Grandma's Christmas tree
Shelby opening a present on Christmas Eve (Cameron hiding his face in the background because her gift was girly bras/panties)
Shelby's little tree
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
My side of the family has our Christmas celebration on Christmas Eve. Each year, we choose a different theme for our dinner (buffet style). Last year we did mexican foods. The year before was soups and sandwiches. This year we are doing breakfast/brunch. I'm looking for a good (and easy) muffin or scone recipe. Does anyone have suggestions?
Sunday, December 16, 2007
My daughter waiting for her piano recital to begin. This is her sixth year in piano. She played 'Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies' as her solo. She and two friends also played 'Jingle Bells' as an ensemble piece. They did a great job!
Some Christmas decorations around the house...
I love this one -- my youngest found peeking at the presents under the tree
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
1) I HAVE to make the beds right away every morning. The rest of my house can be in total disarray, but, I can't stand to have unmade beds.
2) I'm extremely ticklish. Hubby likes to hold me down and "torture" me by tickling me. He knows I can't stand it though, so he will only do it for a minute or so. I am not responsible for my actions if I'm being tickled -- I've been known to scream, scratch, kick, bite, pull hair...
3) Speaking of pulling hair, if my hair is pulled, it makes me sneeze. And, if I have to sneeze, but can't, all I have to do is pull my hair, look at a light, or smell a pencil...weird, I know.
4) I have had three pedicures in my entire life. The first one was fine. The second one was fine. The third one, not so much. About a month later, two of my toenails fell off!!! How gross is that! On both feet, it was the third toe, they just fell completely off and there were already new nails growing. They are fine now, but, I will probably never get another pedicure. That really freaked me out. I have a thing about feet freaking me out, anyway.
5) When my first child was born, I had never even really held a newborn, much less taken care of one. It was scary at first, but, I soon found great joy in motherhood. I loved it all -- being pregnant, giving birth, breastfeeding. I feel so fortunate and blessed that it all came to me pretty naturally.
There ya go. Five random little things that you didn't know about me.
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
I put all the names in a basket and drew a winner at random. The winning name is...
Congratulations, Lesha. I will email you to get your mailing address. And, then I'll mail your movie and hot chocolate out right away. Be sure and come back to let us know what you think of the movie.
Thanks again, everyone.
Saturday, December 1, 2007
If you know me even a little, you know that I am a huge movie lover. Awhile back, I participated in the 'Bloggy Giveaway Carnival' by giving away a 'Movie Night' gift basket. It was so much fun, that I've decided to do it again. This time, the prize package will consist of one of my favorite grown-up Christmas movies and a package of Hershey's Hot Cocoa mix to enjoy while you watch the movie. The DVD is titled Joyeux Noel. Click on the link to read about it. My copy shows a rating of PG-13, however, on Amazon.com it shows a rating of R. I personally feel that it should be rated R. This is definately not something I would have my children watch, as there is some sexuality and scenes of war violence. It is a foreign film, so there are subtitles at times (I happen to love foreign films, but, I know some do not) It's a very powerful and touching story. To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment on this post telling me one of your favorite Christmas movies. I will take comments until 8:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 4th. Then I'll randomly draw and announce the winner later that day. Feel free to mention this giveaway on your blog if you would like.
DISCLAIMER: Yes, I am paranoid, but, here it is...movie is for grown-ups! Contains scenes of sexuality and war violence. Hershey's Milk Chocolate Hot Cocoa mix included, do not drink if you have allergies. That's all, I think. Happy commenting!
****Ooops! I just thought of something else to add to my disclaimer. I'm sorry, but, due to postage prices, I can only offer this giveaway to those living in the USA. I'm sorry, really. And, also, I'm thinking that my DVD may not even work outside of the USA, is that right? As I'm looking back and rereading the above post, I realize that this movie doesn't sound very festive and Christmas-y. It's not. So, I will again mention that it is a serious, dramatic movie, but, a heartwarming one. I just want you to love the movie as much as I do...okay people!
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Sunday, November 25, 2007
1. Age at next birthday
2. Place I would like to travel
3. Favorite place
4. Favorite objects
5. Favorite food
6. Favorite animal
7. Favorite color
8. Town where I was born
9. Town where I live
10. Name of past pet
11. Name of past love
12. Best friend's nickname
13. My nickname
14. My first name
15. Bad habit
16. First job
17. Grandmother's name
18. College major
Friday, November 23, 2007
Here I am on Thanksgiving, pictured with my oldest child, Cameron (14). Most of the time, we get along great. I appreciate his hilarious sense of humor and we are alike in many ways. We both love to stay up late and sleep in; we're not morning people at all. This totally drives my husband crazy, as he is one of those people who actually love to get up early and thinks it's a sin to sleep past 9 a.m. Of course, as he's gotten to be a "teenager" we have had our moments where we seem to clash and argue, but, I'm sure that's to be expected. I was thrilled yesterday when he asked if he and I could get up and do the early morning "Black Friday" shopping together - just the two of us. Not too many opportunities for us to do things by ourselves, so I was all for it. Hubby was working at the firehouse, so I arranged for the other kiddos to sleep over at my parent's house. We had the house to ourselves and went to sleep around 11:30. Then, as hard as it was, we got up at 2:45 a.m. We arrived at Target at 3:30 and got in line behind about 25-30 other people. Everyone was friendly and things went very smoothly. We ended up talking with several people who were in line behind us, and they were all so nice. The temperature was 28 degrees, and, although we THOUGHT we had dressed warmly enough, we ended up freezing our butts off. We were there to get the digital picture frames that were on sale for 49.99 (I needed four of them for gifts, so, I figured standing in line in the dark, freezing cold was worth saving $80). By the time 6:00 a.m. rolled around and the store opened, there were so many people in line, that it literally wrapped all the way to the back of the building. We went right in, I grabbed the digital frames, Cam grabbed the video rocker chair that he wanted (for the great price of $32), we went straight to the checkout line, and were out of there by 6:10. Then we went to the mall, Kohl's, and finally to McDonald's for breakfast. It may not sound like any big exciting event, but, spending that one-one-one time with Cameron was awesome! I mean, he actually WANTED to be there with me, so how great is that. And, I'm about 80% done with my Christmas shopping. Whoo Hoo! How about you? Did you go shopping on Friday? How were the crowds?
Thursday, November 22, 2007
I am thankful for my family -- we are so blessed to have four beautiful, healthy children. I am thankful for our home, our friends, the bountiful food we have to eat every day, and the safe community that we live in. I am thankful for the new friends I have made through blogging. I am especially thankful for all of our service men and women who are sacrificing so much for us. Here's wishing everyone peace and a very happy Thanksgiving!
Monday, November 19, 2007
(Here's a picture of us from this weekend. We spent the day with a friend and her mother shopping and having lunch at The Cheesecake Factory)
Saturday, November 17, 2007
1. I am generally in a bad mood if it's a sunny day. I know this goes against the laws of nature, but, it's true. Give me an overcast, cloudy day anytime. Hubby says I must be wired wrong. When it's sunny, I tend to get a headache, not to mention that I can spot all the windows that need cleaning in my house or see the dust on our piano that I need to clean. At night, I'm constantly yelling at the kids to "turn off the lights". I just prefer darkness. Maybe I used to be a vampire. Scary.
2. I'm obsessive-compulsive. Seriously, it's getting worse as I get older. At night, I have my little ritual that I go through before bed (in order) -- checking to make sure the garage door is closed, checking to make sure the basement lights are out, checking that I turned off the water to my washing machine, and checking that my oven is turned off and that the coffee maker is unplugged (which is totally weird because I don't unplug any other appliance), making sure all the doors are locked. Checking all the kid's rooms. And, when I'm grocery shopping, I can't take the first item off the shelf, I have to reach back and take the fourth item. This one really gets hubby, drives him crazy...if we are lounging around on the couch watching tv, we like to cuddle up under a quilt. The quilt HAS to be right side up (the 'piecing' part has to be up, not against my skin). There's more, but, like I said, I don't want to scare you away. They probably have medication for this. I should check into that.
3. I hate to dust (see post #1). Seriously, I would scrub toilets till the cows come home. Just don't make me dust. Enough said.
4. I've had the same best friend, Anna, for 33 years. Our families knew each other before we were born. We were in kindergarten together, and from then on, we were inseperable. We know everything (good and bad) about each other. And, she's the one I call when I am upset or need to vent. We both have four kids. We have a pact that if one of us somehow ends up in a coma, the other will come to the hospital to do our pedicures (we both have a problem with untidy feet). And, if I die, she is to come onto my computer and let all my bloggy friends know (she also is directed to destroy certain items hidden in my house, I'm not SAYING it's a sex tape or sex toy, but, you think what you want). She's totally got my back!
5. I am a magazine junkie. I buy fashion magazines, decorating magazines, scrapbooking magazines, celebrity gossip magazines...I can't help myself. It's something that I'm really trying to work on.
6. I am nosey. Very. When we moved into our neighborhood, we were the first family to live here (it was a new development). Every time a car would drive by at night, I would jump up and look out the window. "Who is that?" "Why are they driving here?" After all, no one else even lived in the neighborhood yet. One night during my nosey nightwatch, I saw a truck pull into the garage of a house that was still under construction. I figured they were either a)kids looking for a place to make out or b)going to vandalize or steal from the house, so I called the police. The police came and ran them off. I should start a neighborhood block watch program or something.
7. I have a huge fear of deep water. If it's even up to my mid-chest, I cannot stand it. I do know how to swim, but, I wouldn't call myself a strong swimmer. I HATE going to the lake. I've swore that I will NEVER EVER go on a cruise ship (a huge bummer for hubby). I love the ocean, but, only if we're strolling along the shore, no more than knee deep. And, I try really hard not to project this fear of water onto my kids, but, I'm a nervous wreck when they are swimming or around water. On the other hand, hubby loves the water. He grew up going to the lake, water-skiing, boating...etc. His family does not understand or sympathize with my fear, and it can really tick me off. This has been a issue between us many times during our marriage. Last summer, we went to Florida with his family. One night we went out to dinner at a restaurant that was on the bay. There were docks where you could walk around to see the fishing boats. My sister-in-law decided she wanted to make a family picture on the dock. This particular part of the dock, was extremely narrow and had no railing or anything. There were twelve of us, and she wanted all of us to cram together on this narrow strip of wood with no railing! A couple steps to the right or left and you would be in the water. She asked another patron who happened to be standing by, if they would take the picture for us. Now, usually I am somewhat meek and quiet, so at first I didn't say anything. Then as she continued to try to get everyone posed for the picture, I started to get really freaked out. The kids were all over the place, there was no room, it was crowded (I'm about to hyperventilate at this point). I quietly mentioned that I thought we should move to another spot. I mentioned this twice but no one paid any attention. So, finally I totally lost it and started yelling "I CAN NOT STAND HERE, I DO NOT WANT TO DO THIS"...etc. I made a real spectacle of myself, I tell ya. All the people standing nearby stopped talking and looked over to see what was going on. There was even a small stage on the dock with a band playing, and yes, even the some of the band members looked over to see what all the commotion was. Hubby was mortified, but I could not help it. We left shortly after and as soon as we got in our car to drive away, I burst out crying (I tried to hold it back because the kids were with us, but, there was no holding it back). Maybe I should cry in front of my kids more often. They were totally quiet and when we got back to the condo, they were walking right next to me, holding my hand, rubbing my back. I suppose they thought I had lost it. Hopefully they aren't too traumatized.
So there you have it. Now, you know some weird little tidbits about me. Hopefully, you won't hold them against me and you'll still come by and visit my blog. If you would like to do the "7 things" meme, go for it. Just post it on your blog and leave me a comment here so I can come over and read all about ya. Thanks, Martha! That was pretty liberating, LOL!
Friday, November 16, 2007
Also, I want to send out my thanks to some fellow bloggers. First, to Jacki. I was the lucky winner of her Fall Y'all bloggy giveaway -- a $15 WalMart gift card. How awesome is that! And, if you are reading this Jacki, I've lost your blog address. Could you email it to me so I can visit you again. Thank you! Second, to Sarah. I was fortunate enough to be a winner of her bloggy giveaway as well. Her prize is an awesome book that I can't wait to share with my sons -- The Dangerous Book For Boys. Thanks to you both, I can't tell you how much I appreciate your generosity.
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Monday, November 12, 2007
1. This little adorable drawstring pouch can be found here at LittleMissMatched.com. There are a couple different patterns to choose from, this one is my favorite. It would be perfect for holding a variety of small treasures -- an ipod, a calculator, small camera, lip gloss and a small mirror. And, it's cheap at only $5.00. I'm thinking stocking stuffer, or something that your daughter could give to each of her close friends. The only drawback, these must be very popular because at the time of my posting, they are out of stock. I'll be checking this site often to see when more arrive. Other items that I liked on this site -- their funky mis-matched socks and the cute little sock change purses.
2. Next, head over to www.givesimple.com and check out these hip salad servers. They are made out of melamine and the patterns are to die for. This would be a nice gift idea for your favorite hostess, a newlywed, or someone who is living on their own for the first time. Also very affordable at $15.00 for the pair. I'm diggin' these!
3. I love shopping on Etsy! So many talented and creative people selling their goods. And, it's always special when you buy something that is "homemade". Here's the perfect example...Angie, at Three Lulu's makes these fabulous monogrammed aprons. How cute are they! SSssshhhhh...gotta keep this a secret for now, but, I ordered a matching set for a certain mother-daughters group of my own family. I can't wait to see them all decked out in their aprons. She makes monogrammed tote bags that are very nice, too. Go check them out and tell her I sent you.
4. At www.Restorationhardware.com, there are lots of nifty gadgets for any techno-loving people on your list. I think this waterproof monocular is pretty cool. I'm also thinking it's the perfect stocking stuffer for my husband or teenage son. The price is $24.95.
5. This is such a sweet item. I think any little girl would be thrilled to open this gift. It can be purchased at www.gooseberrypatch.com for $24.95. In addition to this 'My First Sewing Kit', there is also a 'My First Crochet Kit' that is equally adorable. Each kit comes packaged in it's own little suitcase; how fun is that!
6. From www.wrapables.com are these clever wall-mounted key holders. You can purchase a "His" or "Hers" or both. This could be a useful gift for many people on your list. Practical AND fun! They are $24.95 each.
7. To me, any of the beautiful soaps from the Giana Rose Atelier online shop would be a luxurious and thoughtful gift. I especially like this little guy -- a pretty owl sitting on a porcelain leaf dish. He's $20.00 and his scent is white lychee fragrance. Go to the website and see all the lovely varieties available.
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed my holiday shopping list. To check out lists for all the other carnival participants, click here. Happy Holidays and happy shopping!
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Here she's sleeping in front of the fireplace, with her ear sticking straight up. I guess she doesn't want to miss anything.
On a serious note, she is a really good dog. I've never posted about this before, but, our youngest son, who is seven, is on medication for seizures. In February, he started having seizures. The first time was during the night, while he was sleeping (he happened to be sleeping in bed with me that night, as DH was working overnight at the firehouse). He's had a CT scan, MRI, EEG's...all tests have been normal. Since February, he has had about 15 seizures; they have all been, thank goodness, at night and/or when he was sleeping. Although they are not classifying them as febrile seizures, we've noticed a pattern in that they always occur either shortly before, during, or after he's had a fever or starting to come down with a little bug. Usually when he has a seizure, he will go on to have a cluster of one or two more throughout that night. For most of the seizures, they are about a minute or less, and, he stays somewhat awake, screaming through the whole thing. A couple of the seizures have been more of the grand mal type -- where he is totally out of it, wetting his pants, and goes into a deep sleep afterwards. Those are the scariest. The neurologist has told us that many kids have seizures for unknown reasons and then outgrow them. We are praying for that. We were also told that the seizures do not actually harm him or cause damage. Last week, a stomach virus hit our house. Everyone but DH was sick at some point over a period of about 10 days. "Z" (our youngest) had been having some tummy symptoms for about a day. When he went to bed that particular night, Emma (our dog) followed him and slept on the floor right next to the bed. This is very unusual because she has her certain spots in the living room where she sleeps EVERY single night. It was like she was keeping watch over him. I remarked to DH that I thought this was strange, that she hardly ever slept in the bedroom. Sure enough, later that night after we were all sleeping, Z had two seizures. I think maybe Emma knew or could sense something and that is why she was sleeping near Z. Any time he has had a seizure, Emma has immediately run to his side and stood by until it was over. Our other son, who is nine, had three seizures when he was two years old. He was on medication for two years, and *knock on wood* has never had another seizure. They do not really think that the two cases are related, just a strange coincidence. We just pray that Z does outgrow the seizures and that if or when he has another one, it will continue to happen at night, when he is at home safely tucked in bed. My worst nightmare is that it would happen while he is at school and not with me. Overall, he is a healthy little boy and we are thankful for that. Thanks for listening!
Saturday, November 10, 2007
2 cups chopped cooked chicken
1 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 pkg. (8 oz) cream cheese, cubed
1 jar (8 oz) salsa, divided
8 (6-inch) flour tortillas
3/4 pound (12 oz) Velveeta cheese, cut up
1/4 cup milk
Stir chicken, green pepper, cream cheese and 1/2 cup salsa in saucepan on low heat until cream cheese is melted.
Spoon 1/3 cup chicken mixture down center of each tortilla; roll up. Place seam-side down, in lightly greased 12x8-inch baking dish.
Stir Velveeta cheese and milk in saucepan on low heat until smooth. Pour sauce over tortillas; cover with foil.
Bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Pour remaining salsa over tortillas and serve.
Coconut Chess Pie:
1 stick butter
1.5 cups granulated sugar
3 eggs, beaten
1 cup flaked coconut
2 tsp vinegar
1.5 tsp vanilla
Combine butter and sugar in saucepan, heat, stirring until melted and well blended. Let cool and combine with all the rest of the ingredients. Pour into an unbaked pie shell. Bake for about 1 hour at 350, or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean.
*I baked mine for about 50 minutes and that ended up being a little too long I think*
Friday, November 9, 2007
If you're still reading this long post, thanks for hanging in...you won't believe where this story is going....
Even though we've been pleased with our decision, our son has not. He continuously tells us he doesn't like the school, he's tired of the long commute, etc. When report cards came out last month, DS's grades were not good. Failing grade in one class, D's in two others. We were so disappointed and felt like our son wasn't putting forth the effort he should. We grounded him and have tried to stay on top of his assignments/homework, etc. He's doing better this grading period, but, still states he doesn't want to be at this school next year. So, this is what we've been dealing with for the school year. We keep trying to explain to DS how important it is for him to do well in school, that we think this school has a much superior environment than he would have at the public school, etc. Then, last week, a horrible turn of events happened. We were shocked and didin't know what to think....the principal of his school was pulled over by police in a shady area of a nearby town, found to be dressed in drag and cited for loitering with the intent of prostitution. OH. My. GOODNESS. This man is a very distinguished, highly respected professional with an impeccable reputation. What were we to think? The story was all over the news. They even showed the police dashcam video from when he was cited. Upon searching his car, the police found a g-string, crotchless panties, cowboy spurs....he offered a story about going to a costume party (it was the night before Halloween) but it seems his story wasn't solid. He is now suspended, on leave from his position. This just makes me so angry, here we are singing the praises of this school to our son, making sacrifices to pay for said school, and then we find out that the leader of this school is not what we thought. I don't want my son to go through his entire high school career being unhappy. But, we do want the best possible educational experience for him. We are really torn and just don't know what to think. We feel good about the other school administrators. I realize that they, nor the school, can be held responsible for the actions of the principal. It's just a very strange and confusing situation. Above all, we just want the best for our son. Thanks for listening, I know I rambled on today.
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Monday, November 5, 2007
Sunday, November 4, 2007
Now, to announce the winner -- I used a random number generator to determine the winning comment. The 'Movie Night' gift basket goes to.....
~*~*~ Life as a Mama ~*~*~
As soon as 'Lifeasamama' has received her gift basket, I'll post the title and details of the movie that I chose. Thanks again, to everyone who entered. I hope you'll come back and see me.
P.S. You can go here to see links for other bloggy giveaway winners.
Monday, October 29, 2007
As you may already know, I am excited to be participating in the Fall Y'all Bloggy Giveaway. It's sure to be a lot of fun, so, keep reading for all the details.
Click here to go to Shannon's site and see links for all the bloggers who are joining in the giveaway. There will be tons of awesome goodies up for grabs -- be sure to check them all out.
Here's the scoop on my prize:
If you have read any of my blog, you probably know that I am a huge movie lover. My motto is "I've never met a movie I didn't like". Seriously, I love most all genres of films...dramas, actions, mysteries, romantic comedies, foreign films; I love them all. I especially love those obscure independent films, the ones that are not the big box-office hits that you see advertised all over the place. The little hidden gems that really touch me; that make me laugh or cry, or both. So, for my giveaway, I have put together a "Movie Night Gift Basket". It contains one new/unused DVD - I'll let the title be a surprise, but, it's a movie that I have seen and love, as well as some movie-time snacks (popcorn and candy). To have a chance to win, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post. When posting your comment, please be sure and give your name so I will be able to contact you if you are the winner. You will have until 8:00 a.m. EST, Sunday November 4. I will choose a winning name on Sunday afternoon (I'll be using a random number generator to choose the winning comment). Remember, you must comment on this post for your chance to win. And, again, you can click here to see all the Fall Y'all Bloggy Giveaway links.
My giveaway is open only to U.S. residents. Sorry, I do love my international friends, but, I must do this because of postage prices. And, I am not sure if American DVD's even work in other countries??? Also, you do not have to have a blog to enter.
NOTE: Just a small disclaimer (because I'm paranoid like that)...this gift basket contains butter-flavored popcorn, chocolate Whoppers, and cherry Twizzlers. If you win my giveaway and you or a family member have allergies to any of these items, please do not eat them. Also, this movie is rated PG; however, there is partial nudity and some mild language. Thank you!
So, happy fall, y'all! Let me see those comments and good luck!
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Friday, October 26, 2007
Me: Hi, how ya doin today?
Starbucks guy: Ok. (begins to prepare my caramel apple cider) You know, we don't get too many orders for these caramel apple ciders anymore.
Me: Oh, really? That's what I always order here, it's my favorite.
Starbucks guy: Well, you know, they changed the recipe a little bit, and I'm not too happy with it.
Me: Oh, really? I still love it!
Starbucks guy: I don't like the cinnamon dulce syrup they use now. And, I don't really like our caramel syrup either. And, I can't stand our whip cream.
Me: Oh, really?
Starbucks guy: Yeah, the whip cream is soooo full of fat, I just couldn't put that into my body. This whole drink is really so unhealthy and fattening, I just couldn't drink it. I hope we quit selling it.
Me: ....Could you make that with extra whip cream, please?
Starbucks guy: (Dumb stare) uh, ok
Geez, I mean seriously, how rude is that! And, I'm sure his boss would not have appreciated hearing him talk about their products that way. I just had to laugh. And, then I enjoyed every last drop of my delicious, fattening, caramel apple cider! So, if you haven't tried one, please order one the next time you are at Starbucks.
Thursday, October 25, 2007
I was visiting Lisa's blog, when I read about the Fall Y'all Bloggy Giveaway. Sounds like a lot of fun, so I have decided to participate. Be sure and click on the Fall Y'all link to read all the details and decide if you would like to join in, too. And, then come on back over to my blog on Oct. 29 when I'll be posting my giveaway. Happy Fall, y'all!
Monday, October 22, 2007
P.S. Help...apparently I'm too ignorant to figure out how to post a video on my blog. Advice? Anybody?
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Friday, October 19, 2007
Thanks to Karen at Zazazu for hosting this swap. It's been a great experience.
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
In other news, the rest of my kiddos are on fall break this week. Yesterday, DD and I went with some friends to a nearby art museum and to see an IMAX film. Then we ate lunch and walked along the riverfront. It was a nice relaxing day with lots of laughter. Just what I need right now.
My house is a mess! I just can't seem to get motivated to do anything around here. Of course, I think it's hard to get housework done when the kids are off from school. Hopefully, next week I will get my butt in gear and clean this place up. I feel like, because of things that have been going on in my life lately, I've really let our home go. I just keep telling myself "tomorrow I will take care of that" but then tomorrow comes and goes. Sorry. Sounds like I'm turning this post into a pity-party. I think I'm going to crawl into bed and finish the book I'm reading. Goodnight.
Friday, October 12, 2007
This is a shopping site that you have to check out - The Happy Woman Store - I've shopped there in the past, and they always have the most hilarious items. Magnets, mugs, tote bags, notepads...perfect gifts for your girlfriends. Seriously, I crack up every time I look. These are two of my favorites.
She also carries jewelry, soaps, bath salts, books, cds - just a bunch of really neat and fun stuff. I wouldn't mind having this bracelet for myself. I'm totally loving these cute wine corks and this cookbook. And, how about this clever little knitting kit. Go see it all for yourself. Remember, there's only 73 days until Christmas.
P.S. Off topic, but, does anyone watch Big Shots? Comes on after Grey's Anatomy...well I just about laughed my a$$ off tonight. I found it rather hysterical, actually. And, those guys are very easy on the eyes, too.