Friday, January 30, 2009

10 Random Things for a Friday

  1. Lucas' birthday is Tomorrow!! Happy 1st birthday little man!
  2. I am sick of the ExtenZe commercials.
  3. If you buy Coke in the glass bottles imported from Mexico you get REAL Coke flavor with sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup. And they just started selling it at the gas station on the way to work. I need to stick with pay at the pump.
  4. I still haven't bought snow boots for Little One. I'm thinking that it is probably now pointless. It's too freakin cold to play outside, the groundhog should be showing up next week and she refuses to wear mittens so playing in the snow is kind of out don't you think?
  5. We cleaned the carpets last weekend.
  6. The annual ice fishing tournament at Lake Manawa is tomorrow. I will NOT be sitting on the ice freezing myself this year. OK, Probably not. Never mind. Little One might need boots after all.
  7. I just added Free To Be You and Me to my Amazon wish list.
  8. I stayed up too late on Wednesday night watching Starsky & Hutch. What was I thinking? And how did that show win any awards?
  9. Not one but TWO different seed catalogs came in the mail this week. My wish list is up to about $400. I should probably scale it down a little.
  10. I want my MTV!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

My week so far in a nutshell

Sunday a pipe burst at the office. Nobody was there. We've closed the office until next Monday. Air movers and industrial size dehumidifiers are really loud. It makes it hard to think let alone work. I was already so far behind it was nuts. Now it is insane.

I'm ready to move to that bar on the beach right about now.

Friday, January 23, 2009

10 Random Things for a Friday

  1. Baby BAM is crawling!
  2. Temperature at which I was complaining that it was too darn cold and started wearing my winter coat -- 47 degrees
  3. Temperature at which I commented that it was sure nice that it was warm out and ran errands with no coat on -- 34 degrees
  4. Temperature at which I opened the sunroof -- 48 degrees
  5. I can't find the Zooey Deschanel version of "Dream a Little Dream" on a downloadable MP3. Only the online version that is on the player. Which is harvested from some odd posting on a random site somewhere. But I do now know that the original version of the song was written in 1931 by Gus Kahn, Wilbur Schwandt, and Fabian Andre. How's that for a random fact?
  6. I've listened/watched/read the Inauguration speech at least 8 times in 3 days. It isn't the MOST powerful speech ever but it sure is moving.
  7. I've pretty much sustained myself on popcorn this week. I know, not so balanced. But it's Vic's Popcorn. Who can really blame me?
  8. My friend Janelle Lauer has her new album available on iTunes. Loving it!
  9. I found a bunch of old slides at my dad's a few weeks ago. I can't wait to get back there to look through more.
  10. Nickelback's "Gotta Be Somebody" is the main ringer on my phone right now.

And now you know all there is to know this happy Friday.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

I found what I needed

Found an awesome self help line. It's like that old ask a nurse phone system where you push the record number of the recording you want. You should check it out!


So if you are feeling a little off today... call..... record "1169" was pretty good. I'd start there.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Professional What?

Today. You have enough cash to hire one professional. You get their services one day or weekend a month for the rest of the year. What professional would you hire?

Me..... I think I might get someone willing to clean my house.

Friday, January 16, 2009

10 Random Things for a Friday

I obviously took an unplanned post-holiday break. and then some. I unplugged for a while and I must admit it was a very good thing. But now back to your regularly scheduled programming......

  1. I survived the holidays intact. And I even enjoyed parts of it.
  2. We ended the year with an actual night out to a New Year's Eve party. It was the first we have gone to since I worked at the bar. It was way past our bedtime when we got home though. We both were VERY tired the next day. :)
  3. I hired my first teenage babysitter in 15 years on New Year's Eve. She already loves the Little One so it was an easy transition. It was her first sitting job and she did wonderfully!
  4. You can buy 1/2 of a pan of Famous Dave's Kahlua Fudge Brownie for $32.00. I think this may be a birthday cake for someone this year. Just haven't decided who.
  5. I need new clothes. Some are too big. Some are falling apart. New Mama says I have to quit wearing my old stuff and join the present. This coming from a girl whose standard every day attire is a hoodie and pajama pants.
  6. Tea is my drink of choice in the cold months. I have 7 kinds of tea in the cupboard at work.
  7. There are 5 flavors of coffee in the same cupboard.
  8. Found a new sitter. What a pain in the kiester that was. I'd forgotten how much I dislike the whole process.
  9. Burt's Bees Replenishing Lip Balm is my lifesaver!
  10. Moving somewhere warm sounds really good right now. Whatever happened to my bar on the beach dream?

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Food Fight

Obama's People

1 - Yes, I know. I have a NY Times problem.
2 - Yes, I know. This is not a political blog.
3 - Yes, I know. But you'll need to know these people going forward. unless of course you live in a cave or a bomb shelter and then you won't really care anyway. And if you are living in one of the above...... how cool! Who do you get your internet access through? They must rock.

Portraits of Obama's People

LOVE some of these photos.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

What I've Been Doing Instead of Blogging

  • Working
  • Finding a new daycare
  • Reading the NY Times online. What does it say that I read more NYTimes then the local Herald?
  • Wondering how much it will cost to restock my pantry if I do it the "Bitten Way"
  • Being sick. I don't know if it was because I actually GOT a flu shot on Saturday or because I'd been exposed to carpy stuff before I got the shot. But either way.... I can't get warm.
  • Working
  • Trying to read Water for Elephants and not getting very far
  • Just generally unplugging

I did however post a new playlist. I should get some credit for that right?