Tuesday, December 28, 2010


Why do I let this happen?

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Things you should know about me if we're going to be BFF

So yesterday Ashley at Little Miss Momma had a really fun post yesterday called Things you should know about me if we're going to be BFF.  She did another today and added a linky party to it. 

Some things you should know about me....

I hate staying in hotels. Sleeping in a bed where thousands of other people have slept (and *ahem* done other things) makes me want to puke. And the thought of other people drooling on the pillow I am suppose to put my head/face on? Gag. And no, I’m not going to take my own pillow and blanket…unless they can go in the garbage afterward…I’m not taking that back to my bed.

Feet gross me out. Please never put your bare feet on me. Yuck.

Actually lots of things gross me out….swimming pools and hot tubs (no, I do not want to take a bath with you), people who cough on their hands then don’t sanitize (use your flippin’ elbow people, what’s the point of covering if you’re just going to spread it around with your hands anyway??), grocery carts, public bathrooms….ok I’ll stop there so I don’t scare you off.

I love to drive around. I love driving through neighborhoods and in the country. Something about it just relaxes me.

I like to watch movies but often have a hard time staying awake through them.

I am a homebody so if you can just (mostly) always come to my place we’ll be good.

If you use the words retard or retarded while around me I’m likely to slap you upside the head. I hate those words…they make me cringe.

I don’t drink alcohol because it upsets my stomach. So….I can only drink if I drink a lot, which I prefer not to do.

If I’m really comfortable around you (which I would be if you were my BFF, obviously) you’re going to hear me burp. Sorry, I know it’s gross. But, I promise I will never fart (purposely anyway).

I'm getting old. Yes, I really am. I bought packaged underwear a couple weeks ago. I do believe that is the first sign of old age.

I love to laugh (who doesn’t?). Sometimes though, if something strikes me as especially funny, I can’t stop. There have been a few times at work (school) where my students have said things that I just can’t get over. I’ll laugh….then stop…..then I’ll think of it again…and try really hard not to laugh….so I’ll put my head down so they can’t see my face…I try really hard not to laugh out loud…..so my body starts to shake from my inner laughter….then a weird noise usually comes out and I just can’t help but laugh out loud. Usually everyone else has moved on by that time so I get some weird looks. Just thought you should know.

Public displays of affection make me gag.  I believe you really like/love your significant other.  You don't have to show me.

I love Christmas. Just so you know, I listen to Christmas music 99% of the time from Thanksgiving until Christmas Day. And I watch Christmas movies, a lot.

You might not want to visit me on the weekends.  I normally don't shower unless we're going somewhere.  Because, let's face it, showers truly are optional on the weekends (yes David it's true).

I like to hear other people’s opinions about things and discuss them. My friend Christa and I have had some really good conversations at work because our views differ on so many things.

My husband is my #1 BFF, so hope you’re okay with taking the BFF #2 position :o)

What should I know about you?

Pic sources  1 & 2

Monday, December 20, 2010

Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!

Woohoo!! We got out of school at 1:30 today due to the snow.  I am loving the snow this year for some reason...usually I'm not so into it.  I'm not sure I'll still feel the same in March/April but for now I'll take it!

I wish you could tell how deep the snow the snow is on the road....it was rubbing on the undercarriage of my car.

We are forecasted to get between 4-6 inches but I think we must be close to 6" already and it's still snowing.

I'm off to make some Chex mix  :o)

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Shots from Saturday and Sunday

Yeah, so I don't have any pictures from the weekend.  I was tired and lazy.  My weekend in bullets...
  • finished Christmas shopping
  • bought paint at Lowes
  • painted picture frames
  • hung picture frames
  • went out for supper with my husband
  • bought groceries
  • took a nap
  • looked for meal ideas
  • watched movies

So as you can see we had a pretty lazy weekend.  I'm so ready for Christmas break.  Two and a half days this week then we're off til January 5th.
Hope you all have a great week!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Shots from Saturday and Sunday



Christmas baking


What a difference a day makes!  Taken same time of day as Saturday's pics.

Frost on the bedroom window

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Sunday Thought - Did you hear that?

Some of you will probably think this is disgusting....I think it's hilarious.  Sorry.

Happy Sunday!  12 more days  :o)

Monday, December 6, 2010

Shots from Sunday

Sunday morning snowfall

Outside in my pajamas taking pictures

Snowflakes on my jacket

Christmas cards ready to mail

My husband telling me he's having fun writing his part of the Christmas cards....making me wonder what he's writing

Vikings game

Wrapping presents

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Sunday Thought

It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.
 ~W.T. Ellis

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Snow! (Finally!!)

We finally got some snow yesterday!  We've had snow just a couple times so far this season but nothing more than a dusting.  I think we only got a couple inches, but I'm so glad to have it!  It finally feels like Christmas is just a few weeks away.

Have a good weekend!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

It's the hap-happiest season of all

David and I spent Thanksgiving together at home.  We had turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing (ok I cheated and made Stove Top), rolls, and cranberry sauce (the awesome kind that plops out of and holds the shape of the can).  David did an awesome job with the turkey.  It was the first time he'd made a turkey but you wouldn't have known it for as great as it turned out.

I went Black Friday shopping with a couple of friends this year.  We all got some good deals and made a big dent in our Christmas lists.

I spent the rest of the weekend decorating for Christmas.  I am in LOVE with our new *white* Christmas tree.  I've always used white lights to decorate our trees so this one is especially fun since I picked one with multi-colored lights.  I also traded the white lights on our kitchen tree for multi colored this year.

Yeah, that one is kinda crammed up under the cupboard but it's the only spot that works so I just pretend like it's not stuffed under there.  I couldn't get a shot of it with the lights off either.

This next tree is the one my husband bought me last year.  It holds the vintage ornaments that he also bought for me last year.

The last one is our main tree.  For some reason I'm not loving it this year like I did last year.

Now we just need some snow so it actually feels like Christmas is coming!!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Oldies But Goodies

Here are a couple more of my favorite Christmas time treats.  The links will take you to the recipe and also give photo credit.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Sunday Thought

You just have to decide if you’re a Tigger or an Eeyore.
-Randy Pausch (from The Last Lecture)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Peanut Butter Cookie Cups

Here's another of my favorite Christmas treat recipes.  I've posted this before but it's definitely worth revisiting.

Here's what you'll need to make the cookie cups:
Refrigerated peanut butter cookie dough
Reese's peanut butter cups minis
Mini muffin pans
Cooking spray

 Grease mini muffin pan with cooking spray.  Roll PB cookie dough into 1 inch balls and drop into mini muffin pan.

 Bake at 350 for 11-13 minutes.  Insert peanut butter cups into cookie immediately after removing from oven.  Let cool.  Run knife along edges of each cookie to remove from pan.

 These are so easy and so good!  The two packages of dough made about 55 cookie cups.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sunday Thought

Be thankful for what you have, you'll end up having more.  If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough.
-Oprah Winfrey