Wednesday, December 31, 2008


We woke to 5 inches of snow this morning. I'm just glad it did it overnight and not while I was at dinner yesterday. I met up with 2 of my closest HS girlfriends whom I hadn't see in some 15 years. Yep... I'm a looser. Anyways.

So the kid gets up this morning and says "Happy New Year mommy".... only 16 hrs early. I have no idea what the plan is for tonight. None. Tomorrow is another day. At least I have off.

Back to the coffee and contemplating in going out there to shovel. And work.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008


Erin needed new snow pants. Badly.

Thanks to a sale at KMart, we new pants. With me being me, I wanted a new coat for her that had was 2 coats in one.

Of course, it was snowing.

Snowing means sledding.

Sledding means trying out the new gear.

I have a very happy 5 year old.

Video to come shortly.

Merry Christmas Everyone and stay warm.
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Monday, December 22, 2008

snow, Snow, SNow, SNOW

My favorite Christmas movie of all time is WHITE CHRISTMAS. It could be on TV and half way through and I'll watch it. I love the song "Snow".....

Well, we got more snow here than I really wanted. There must have been a foot Friday (thanks to my neighbor for plowing us out). Saturday was clear and nice (finished shopping) but it created a false sense of security. Sunday was a Blizzard. I don't know for certain if it totally qualified as a blizzard but it sure felt like it.

I managed to get out about 7pm to shovel a foot or so. Tim got up at 5 am and shoveled another foot. He couldn't get out of the driveway. The street was pretty impassable. So much for work.

Today's plan. Absolutely nothing. Well except wrapping the coffee cake and making cards. I also refuse to get dressed. JAMMIES DAY!!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Cabbage Patch Craze

Total Flashback: 1983. I still have mine and I remember getting mine at Child's World. We had to go up to a room and we have a few minutes to pick one out.

yes virginia, there is a vacation

a little after 1 pm, I was officially done. I spent a little longer on Support issues but I am done.

With School being closed today, I took the opportunity to finish the baking. Peanut Butter Blossoms are done and so are the Cut Outs. I found a great icing that is easy and yummy.

3 c. sifted confectioner's sugar
1/4 c. milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla
Dash of salt
Combine sugar, milk, vanilla and salt; mix well. Add food coloring. Frost cookies. Add candy sprinkles if desired.

The only change is that I used like a tablespoon of vanilla because I'm addicted to the stuff. Erin and I decorated the sugar cookies and I'm pleased with them.

Now, all I need is 'White Christmas' to be on and I'll be happy.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

is it vacation yet?

I really can't wait till Friday at noon. Vacation for 5 days. I need it. My brain hurts and I have a ton to do.

I just want to stay in my jammies till noon and veg with the 5 year old.

Monday, December 15, 2008

sleeping on the job

sleeping on the job
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We went and got the tree last week Saturday (yep, just getting around to posting it now).

Erin's job is to make sure the tree doesn't move when its tied to the roof. We get a real tree and its an adventure to go pick it out.

Last year, Erin sat sideways and watched the tree for the whole ride home (like 15 min). This year, she tried. She was battling a sinus infection and lost. Not more than 5 min into the ride home, she was out cold and still sitting sideways.

The tree made it home still attached.


I can not keep my eyes open. at all.

I was up at 2am or so cause of the kid and "thunder" (it was just the wind). The I couldn't fall back asleep. Nightmares about loosing your job really suck.

I need a nap

Saturday, December 13, 2008


Oh dear lord, I'm done.

I have been up since 3 AM stressing about the party today. Does Santa have a suite? Is he coming? 8 am setup for me came and went. Food was got and cafeteria decorated. People actually asked me where things should go. Ummmmm.... whatever. Its just decorations.

100 people , 47 photos and one giant chocolate Santa raffle later (yes, I still can make people buy raffle tickets when they don't want to), the party itself was done. Thanks to all the parents that helped and those that had wonderful ideas for next year. Needless to say, I'm not waiting 3 weeks before the party to start planning it. Nope.. and one father had a wonderful idea to do a real breakfast (eggs and bacon). Bacon is good.

The kicker was the photos. With the news that Polaroids are no longer being made, we went digital. As soon as I got home, I uploaded the photos, added a border and went to pick then up at Target 1 hr later. But the machine was broke. How's $3 off for ya? SURE I say. So I only ended up paying $6.98 for 47 photos. SWEET DEAL.

I'm done now. so done.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

where did i go?

I'm such a slacker (Jim, shush... brotherly comments can be keep to yourself). I'll rephrase that. I'm a slacker with the blog. Here's why.

1) Christmas - preparations are underway. House needed to be cleaned, tree needed to be bought and decorated, shopping needed to be started.

2) PTA - I am now the Co-President (or VP, whatever we decide) for the kid's school. Yes, you heard me. PTA.

3) Breakfast with Santa - this ties into #2. Since I am in the PTA, I was asked to chair the breakfast this year. Thank goodness for Maria. She has been a help and so has Lil. I'm trying to keep this one under $250. Keeping it simple and cheap!

4) Work. yeah, its work

5) Sinus Infection Kid! She's been battling this cold now turned Sinus Infection for 2 weeks. Now she's on antibiotics so things should turn around.

6) Broken sinks. 2 weekends in a row we've fixed both sinks in the house. I have points in plumbing.

Updates will be more frequent, I promise.