Saturday, December 30, 2006

Under the weather

Not feeling well today. Watching movies and doing nothing else. Hope tomorrow is better.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Lemons?...Make Lemonade

Thought I would share pics of my haircut that I sort of got by accident. You just never know how short a stylist is going to cut your hair. Sometimes they are conservative and sometimes they just aren't. I don't usually mind how short it gets cut because I can usually always style it the same way no matter the length and it always grows back pretty quickly. This time it was about as short as it's been in a long, long time. I discovered today that I can style it like I did when I had my hair cut off in the back a few years back. So today, I'm loving my hair. I've been tempted to cut my hair real short again but was afraid I wouldn't like it or wouldn't like growing it back out. If you've never had really short hair like this then just don't know how good it feels. It takes no time to fix and you don't have to touch it up all day. Not to mention, less hair product to buy. Wonder, if I'll keep it this way for awhile.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Rescuing my photos

I've been pulling old photos out of their albums today, trying to get them put away in boxes instead of being eaten away in these non-archival type photo albums. I haven't decided if I'll store them in photo boxes or eventually make scrapbooks with them. The reason to do this now is the need for storage space due to the recent Christmas gifts that we've received. I think storing them in boxes will take up less space. Ever start a project, not realizing how much time it's actually going to take? That was me today.

It's amazing what I can remember more than 30 years ago and have trouble with today. What I don't know is why Tanya and I continuously dressed like twins when we were growing up? Anyway, it was fun to look at the pictures and closely examine every square inch and remember when...

Monday, December 25, 2006


In my house there are words that are ordinary and generally used that can't be spoken without getting a giggle from an 8 year old boy. These days those words are nuts and balls. I ask, why the giggles about a word that meerily means an item that you throw about for fun... and I get more giggles.

Merry Christmas!
We had our gift exchange last night and will eat our Christmas dinner today. Looks like Santa Claus came last night so the kids must have been good this year.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Getting ready for Christmas

I took Caitlin, Hayden and Cody to see "Night in the Museum" a couple of days agos. We laughed pretty much through the entire show. I would recommend it. I'm not sure what the critics think of it.

I've done quite a bit of cleaning this morning trying to get ready for the mess we will have once the gift wrapping gets underway. We love all of the gifts, but finding places to put everything afterwards can be a chore in itself. Not much planned today except maybe a last run to the store for a few items and then I'll be staying indoors until after Christmas.

I wish my family lived closer so that we could see each other during the holidays. Would be fun to see everyone. Hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and is enjoying their family and friends.

Friday, December 22, 2006

Winter Ball

Caitlin had her Winter Ball last night and all the kids really looked nice in their finest duds. They even showed up fashionably late. As the dance was getting underway, they were getting pictures taken and driving to other friends' houses to get pictures taken. I think they enjoyed hanging out with each other more than anything.

I'm going to work to give my boss his Christmas present and then going to lunch with Leslie. Should be a fun afternoon.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Gift Wrapping

This is another 4:00am day. And once again very productive. I finished all the Christmas gift wrapping. Now the Christmas trees are not looking so sad.

I was out until after 9pm last night finishing my shopping because I wanted the end of this week to be hassle free. I am going to try and make those buckeyes soon for neighbors and teacher gifts. I hope they turn out as good as they look. time to take my shower and then another day of work.

Friday, December 15, 2006

It's my time and I like it!

I've been up since 4 am so far today and although that might sound bad, it's really the best thing. I get a multitude of things done at that time of day and it's just the best feeling. That's why I don't complain about it. It's my happy time. No interruptions whatsoever. And should see me multitask. I am the Queen of multitask; but only in the early morning when no one is watching, no one is witnessing, no one is amazed, except me.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

A day like every other day... almost

I stayed busy today with Christmas chores, like wrapping and boxing up for the mail. It's good to have that over with so that I know everyone will have their gifts in time for Christmas.

Caitlin pierced her ear before going to school today. I saw her walk out of the kitchen with an ice cube but I just thought she wanted it to eat. What happened to the days when getting ready for school meant taking a shower, getting dressed and putting on makeup. But now it's, "I guess I'll pierce my ear real quick".

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

12 Days of Christmas... break

I still have a few more Christmas presents to buy and until that's done, I'm going to be a little stressed. I mean, who isn't at this time? The people left at the end are the ones that I don't know what kind of gift to get them. They're not less important, just harder to buy for.

But in my future is 12 days off from work. How ironic is it that I have 12 days off during the 12 days of Christmas. Maybe I'm the only one who would think of that. I'm lucky that Christmas falls on the days I do work so that I actually get those days off. I had to ask for Wednesday off but my boss is really great about that. If I could just get that darn shopping out of the way.

Saturday, December 09, 2006


In Dallas this weekend. Went to eat with a couple of the soccer families at Snuffer's and then we all went to the Stonebridge Mall. Saw the runner up from Design Star at the mall. That was cool. Not that anyone else would know who I'm talking about unless you watched that HGTV contest program. Even though our soccer team lost today, it has been a good weekend.

Friday, December 08, 2006

There are Consequences, Mr. Cat!

I had two Christmas bulbs broken over night. Well, no it was really only one and a surviving bulb was rolled over into the corner. Who cares about those details.. what matters is that someone is playing with my stuff during the night. And I know who's doing the playing. Mr. Mojo himself. I spanked, he ran.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Congratulations Graduate!

This is for my sister who is graduating from college this weekend. An amazing feat that not everyone gets the opportunity to achieve. She'll be teaching elementary age children and I must say.... god bless you for taking on that task.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

He giveth and he taketh

I woke up in the middle of the night after hearing Mojo beside my bed. I got up to find that one of my slippers was missing and in its place was a potholder. Not sure how he expected me to wear a potholder. I went back to bed and when I got up this morning I wore my one slipper around the house while looking for its mate. After looking under my bed with a flashlight, in everyone's bedroom and all bathrooms, I finally located it in his favorite spot these days.... under the Christmas tree. Maybe he didn't want me to find it until Christmas morning.

Monday, December 04, 2006

I'm outta here

No school again today for the kids. I'll be going to work. I think I'm actually looking forward to it a little bit. I won't have to be the referee today or have arguments with a six grader. Bliss.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

My day's events

The snow is still here and going nowhere fast. I did manage to get out and do some Christmas shopping. The roads in our neighborhood are still covered in ice and snow but the main highways are pretty clear and easy to drive on.

I watched the DiVinci Code today. That was a good flick.

I was insulted by Dylan today. He's pleasant as usual.

I got a hug from Caitlin for no reason. She's the one that makes my day better.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Snow Pictures

Ignore the date on the pictures because the camera wasn't set correctly. But here a few pictures that have been taken over the past two days.