Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Again this year I don't really have any specific resolutions. Still working on just becoming the best me I can as I mentioned in last year's post. I still hit bumps in the road but am trying to now learn from them instead of continuing to wallow in the self doubt and self pity that has been part of my life for so long. Easier said than done of course!
I do want to work on my photography and get back to posting regularly on my photo blog . But that means I need to stop procrastinating so much and work on being more motivated to get things done. One of these days I want it to be more than just a hobby. I have some possible goals I've been discussing with my hubby, but it'll take some work on my part. He has much more confidence in me than I do in myself. Again, something I'm trying to work on.
I wish all the best in 2009 for all my bloggy friends. I hope the new year is all that you hope for and more. May it also bring you much happiness.
Monday, December 29, 2008
So I found one of these at a kitchen gadget store:
It's basically just for dropping pancake batter but it did have "donut maker" on the box also, she was all excited. It included what looked like and easy recipe for regular donuts. All you have to do is mix the batter, put it in the contraption and "release rings of batter into hot oil"
Well this is the closest to a ring we got:
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
I'm talking about the Twilight series. I know there are people who read them all in less than a week. I don't know how they did it. I'm amazed at how fast I read them myself. Technically it was a little faster, there was a period of about two weeks where I didn't start the second book, while on my cruise and also waiting for my daughter to finish up the first so we could go to the movie.
It's my new obsession. I loved them and am a bit sad that I'm done.
While searching for info online I found out we had actually been to one of the locations they used for filming in the movie. The waterfall in the baseball scenes in Multnomah Falls in Oregon. We visited the falls in July of 2007 while there to see family. How cool to find out you've been to a place you've seen in a movie, especially one you really like. The kids were excited and Skowt's friends were pretty impressed! Here's my favorite shot I took the day we visited..
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
She set her alarm because she would be getting up for school and she refused to participate in any of the superstitions her friends told her would ensure a snow day.
For future reference, here is all you have to do when you want a snow day from school.
1. Sleep with a spoon under your pillow. (She did not specify what kind, but I'm curious. The bigger the spoon, the more snow?)
2. Flush 7 ice cubes down the toilet. (seven is the magic number I guess.)
3. Sleep with your pajamas on inside out.
and if that's not enough.....
4. Sleep with 2 different socks on, both inside out.
She wasn't sure if you had to do all of them at once but I'm guessing your chances of snow are better if you do all four!
Good luck the next time you need a day off!
Friday, December 12, 2008
I've been wanting a phone with a full keyboard for awhile now cuz it takes me forever to text 2 words to my kid! Now, no problem.
Got my number? Go ahead. Send me a text. I know you wanna!! Anyone else that I correspond with regularly shoot me an email if you wanna exchange numbers.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Have I finished shopping?
Well, I finally got started on shopping yesterday. Whew. Got a good chunk done and we're going out again today. Different direction, different stores. For the most part I have a pretty good idea what I want to get today but there are still a couple difficult people I'm working on. And I still need stocking stuffers, that's always a hard one for me! But hopefully I'll finish up. Well for the most part. Can't shop for my mom when she's with me! I'll need to go out again with the kids on Saturday so they can get something for her and hubby.
Nope. Probably do that Sunday when hubby and I are both off work. Though I heard MORE snow is headed our way. So hope that doesn't interfere.
We usually put those out when we put up the tree. We do have our outdoor lights up on the house thanks to hubby and Tiger. They went out on a nicer day around Thanksgiving to hang those.
I've received a few! Haven't sent any yet. I will. *Sigh*
I'm such a big procrastinator it's not even funny! Every year I say it's gonna be different and every year, same old thing. I think I work better under pressure anyway.
Monday, December 8, 2008
She plays the clarinet in band and this year they have to dress in black pants or skirts, black shoes and white shirts for their performances. She's just like her mom and isn't much into dressing up, so rather than me having to buy a pair of shoes that she'll hardly wear she decided to wear a pair of mine. Usually my shoes fit her, but the particular ones she chose for the outfit are a bit big and according to her make her look like she had granny feet.
Because they're a little big and have the slightest heel, which she is not used to, she tends to walk a little like this guy:
I know we shouldn't laugh. But it is a bit funny! She thinks so too! Even her best friend's mom asked me why she was walking funny.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
We loved it! I was a little concerned (as I always am seeing a movie based on a book I liked) about whether I would enjoy it or not. But I was not disappointed at all. Yeah, there were some differences between the movie and the book, but nothing that really affects or changes the flow of the story of Bella and Edward. Skowt actually got up during the most exciting part to go to the bathroom. Huh? you wanna go now? I found out later it was cuz she was feeling a little queasy seeing blood.
Now I can continue reading the rest of the series. Not that I couldn't before but I finished this book so close to the release of the movie that I just wanted to wait and see it before continuing. I'm just weird that way. I didn't want to start confusing the the two. Like with Harry Potter, whenever I discuss it I have to stop and think about what happened in what book. I think the Twilight series is going to become another big favorite of mine just like the HP books and movies.
I must admit that I'm a little worried that I won't like the rest of the series or should I say the outcome of them. From the very few spoilerish things I've let myself read online I'm wondering how the story is played out. The fact that a "team Jacob" even exists scares me!
Yes, I'm becoming obsessed with a series originally geared toward teenage girls. I'm such a dork. I'm totally a 14 year old stuck in a 39 year old's body.
The good thing about that though, is that I can give myself permission to do things that my mom wouldn't let me do! So there!
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
I want to wish everyone stopping by today a very Happy Holiday Season! And may the coming year be everything you hope for and more!
THE SECRET IS IN THE SAUCE is having a big holiday party today. If you haven't already been there today stop by and get in on the action. They are giving away prizes every hour and it's a great way to connect with other bloggers. And the best part....the grand prize is getting to be the featured blogger on Friday along with a $200 Target Gift card! I know I could use that this time of year.