Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Ten on Tuesday

10 Best Moments of the Year
1. Getting our new house all done!!
2. Making new friend
3. Spending more time with family
4. Blogging more
5. Spending more time with old friends
6. Knitting more
7. Learning how to knit socks
8. Having my hysterectomy!!
9. Getting Joey in preschool!
10. Always my family!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Manic Monday

If you were at a friend’s house for a holiday dinner and you found a dead cockroach in your salad, what would you do? Well, I would think that none of my friends would have a cockroach problem, but ya never know what comes in food these days, so I would just not eat the salad, and politely tell her alone what I found in the salad!! But, hey in some country's that is a delicacy!! lol
If you could put anyone you know on Prozac, who would you choose? My son Joey!!! He goes from the time he gets up, till his head hits the pillow, and I wish I could have half his energy!!
How do you feel about public displays of affection? As long as it is in good taste, and no one is offended, I don't have a problems with it. But, one time at a mall my husband and I saw these two young kids, no more than 15 or 16, literally doing it in the booth at the food court!! Dan went and told them to stop, cause it was just out of control!! That's going to far!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Sunday Stealing

Sunday Stealing: The Sreaming Masses' Meme
1. What is a nickname a former (or present) lover gave you? Honey Bun
2. How do you style your hair? If you just would say "cut" what style is it? A wedge cut
3. What's your least favorite Christmas song? Grandma got run over by a Reindeer
4. How many colors are you wearing now? 2
5. Are you an introvert or extrovert? extrovert, I like people
6. What was the last book you read? Twenty Wishes by Debbie Macomber
7. What's one piece of fiction that changed your life? The book that I just read, Twenty Wishes, cause it made me start a list of my own wishes, and strive for them!! Kinda like a bucket list!
8. If you are attracted to someone who is already in a relationship (or married), what might do you do? Well, ya know there are a lot of attractive men out there, but I have the most attractive, so not a problem for me, I'm very happy with the attractive man I have!
9. Is there anything that has made you unhappy recently? No I'm doing good right now!
10. What's your favorite dessert? Red Velvet Cake
11. How long does it take you to get ready in the morning? About a good hour!
12. Name one website that you visit daily. Why do you read it? Crafty Carole's blog cause we seem to have so much in common, and love to hear about her day!
13. What was your last job before either you are at home or at another job?? Worked at Stewart & Stevenson as a Receptionist/Secretary
14. Do you like to clean? Not really but it has to be done!
15. What was the last song to get stuck in your head? Jingle Bell
16. What's the last movie you saw? Madagascar 2, I likes the first one better.
17. Pirates or Ninjas? Pirate
18. What is your least favorite thing to do that you have to do everyday? Laundry, I absolutely hate it!! About a thank less job!!
19. Best time of your life? When Kayleigh was born!!
20. What are you most looking forward to in the coming year? Going on our beach vacation!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Saturday Nine

Saturday 9: Holiday Cheer
1. Does the holiday season stress you out? If yes, how do you cope? It can sometimes, I try to get things done early, and have been able to do that this year!! I enjoy it so much more when I'm not stressed. I told the kids today, now that they are out of school for the holidays, NO STRESS, or your going to spend it in your rooms reading!!! lol
2. Are you ever so busy in December that you have to force yourself to chill? Some times, I had a really busy week last week, but this week is good and just doing the things that I want to do!
3. Do you sleep well at this time of year? I never sleep great, so it does not make any difference.
4. Have you ever taken a sleigh ride? If yes, tell us about it. Yes, Kayleigh and I took one in Central Park while we were in NYC!!! Oh how I miss that place this time of year!! Nothing like New York City during Christmas!!!
5. Do you live close to the parts of your family you spend the holidays with? We are closer to my husbands family, but I would like to be close to my brother so that we could get together over the holidays!!
6. What will you have for Christmas dinner? Turkey and all the fixin's!! I'm cooking!!
7. Do you diet after the holidays? I do, have to get rid of the!!
8. What’s the best part of the season for you? Just being with my family and decorating and doing things with the kids and making traditions!
9. How many generations of your family get together during the holidays? Well, it is just going to be us, so just 2!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Friday Fun

Friday Fun: Holiday Edition

1. Did you do the so fun Black Friday shopping? Did you get any really good deals? Yes I did, I got up at 3:30 am with my MIL and we got some really great deals. The best deal was a pair of Croc Lighting McQueen Shoes/Slippers for Joey that were regularly $20 and I got them for $4.99!! Got some great deals at Kohl's too!! ( But today, I got a great deal for me!! lol a pair of black boots that were reg. $70.00 for $20.00!!! woo hoo for me!!)
2. Does your family do gifts for everyone or do you draw names? We draw names on my husbands side, cause with 6 kids and all the spouses we would go broke!!! We all buy for the kids though........cause isn't that what it's all about??
3. About how many people do you have to gift this year? Oh man, to many to mention here.......a lot!! But, all done!!
4. How about that big holiday meal? That can get pricey so how do you save some money and still put on a great meal? I am cooking the holiday meal this year, and love doing it! I save by buying things early and saving the small stuff for last. I also buy a lot of things in bulk from Sam's Club, and that helps. If everyone shows up we should have a small crowd, around 8!
5. What are your top 5 tips for saving money this year on gifts? 1.) Shop early 2.) Catch sales 3.) Plan what you are going to buy ahead of time! 4.) Shop on Black Friday, you really can get some good deals!! 5.) Remember that you don't have to give to every person you know, and home made gifts are great too!!

Hope to post some over the weekend, need to put up the pictures of some things I have been making and pictures of Brittany's program!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Have you ever returned an item to a store for a refund after having used it? I can't say that I have done this, not that I remember. I do know people that!!

You are going out for the evening. If your partner objects to what you are wearing, would you change your clothing? Well, this is an easy answer, Dan never objects to anything I am wearing!! I always have makeup on and my hair done and always look nice when I leave the house, so I guess he just assumes that I will be dressed right!! lol

What item that you don’t currently possess would you most like to have in your home? I would love a new dinning room set. I love the new tables and chairs where they sit up higher off the ground. Just something more updated and not so country looking like I have now! That will be soon though. We have a new Ashley Furniture store opening soon!!!

Now for some happenings today....... Joey had his Christmas program at his school today, and was just the cutie!! I just loved the reindeer antlers and their red noses!! Here is a pic of the little party after the program.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Thursday Thunks
1. Do you like waffles? Yes I do, with fresh Strawberry's!
2. Name 3 things that is within your reach right now, excluding anything to do with your computer/laptop: A glass of water, my check book, and a phone.
3. Do you hang laundry out on a line outside? I use to do this all the time, and then only the things that I don't like to shrink in the dryer, but my new house does not have a clothes all the stuff that I don't put in the dryer gets hung up on a bar in the laundry room. Miss sheets out on the line!!!
4. Loss of vision, ability to speak or hearing - which do you choose? (you have to choose one....): I would say speak, because you can still communicate and I would still want to hear things and see things! But, some days the lack of hearing with 3 kids could be a good thing too!! lol
5. On a scale from 1 - 10, how are your computer skills? around a 5, there is a lot I need to learn yet!
6. Do you volunteer or donate to anything around the holidays? We always give to the NYC Ronald McDonald House this time of year
7. If a person receives a DUI while in government office, should he lose his/her position? Yes, because what kinda morals his he teaching if he gets away with it, the rest of us could lose our jobs!!
8. Do you take vitamins? I do!
9. Do you wear fingernail polish? Yes I do, just got my nail done yesterday, red with snowmen on them!! Cute!
10. If every flower in the world only grew into one color, which color would you want? Well, my favorite color is red, so I would have to pick that, but I would think that would get boring after a while.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

'10 Favorite Holiday Songs'
1. Little Drummer Boy
2. Carol of the Bells (Dan's Favorite when I sing it lol)
3. What Child is This
4. Jingle Bell Rock
5. Joy to The World
6. Frosty the Snowman
7. Silent Night
8. Ave Maria
9. Winter Wonderland
10. O Little Town of Bethlehem
A lot of these songs are songs that I love to sing and sang with a Sweet Adaline group that I belonged to years back at Christmas time!! Fun times!!

Monday, December 8, 2008

What is the most expensive meal you've ever eaten? It was at this fancy restaurant that Dan and I went to for I think our 15 wedding anniversary, I can't remember the name of the place ( it went out of business...wonder why??) .......but, it cost like $150.00, and we got like nothing on our plate!! We both ordered Fillet Mignon and we each got 2 that were about the size of a golf ball, and garlic potato's, and a salad, and a glass of wine!! That's it! LOL
What is the fastest speed you've ever traveled in a car? Well.....I would guess back in the day, like 110!!! I'm still a lead foot, but getting better. Hard to drive slow when you live where there is nothing for miles and miles, and ya just want to get to!
What is the highest building you've ever been to the top floor of? Top of the Empire State Building!
Just wanted to share a strange thing that happened at our house today!! We had winds come out of no where that gusted up to over 80 miles per hour, and it just took up our trampoline and blew it right over our cinder block 6ft. fence and it headed east like it was a tumble weed, and went through the 3 empty lots east of us and up and over the cinder block fence at the house at the end of our street, and into his back yard and crashed!!!! Nothing but the trampoline was hurt thank goodness!! But, the trampoline was only about 4 months old and had not even been used that much, and now it is in pieces from here to our neighbors house. I went down to his house to make sure nothing happened, and he said.....NO!! Who would have ever thought that would happen?? Guess the kids will be getting a new trampoline for Christmas......and this time anchor it in the ground somehow!! And, we are suppose to get snow tomorrow......ugh!!! And, I was hoping it was going to be a good week!!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Saturday 9

1. How long do you sleep each night? About 7 hours on a good night.
2. Do you fall asleep easily? No, I have always had a hard time falling asleep. I solve all the worlds problems at that time.......LOL!
3. Do you fall asleep at times not in your bed? No can't say I do.
4. Do you listen to music or use “white noise” to sleep? No, I think it would make it harder for me to fall asleep, cause I would listen to!
5. Do you sleep through the night or get up a couple of times? Once I get to sleep, I sleep through the night.
6. Do you have trouble sleeping away from your own bed? Oh yes, nothing like sleeping in my bed!
7. Do you need an alarm clock to get you up? Yes
8. Do you ever take medication to help you sleep? Yes I do, but does not help me fall asleep.
9. Do you/have you slept with pets? My little dog Buddy sleeps on the bottom of the bed on my robe! He has to have something of mine to sleep on, or he won't sleep on the bed.......silly dog!

Friday, December 5, 2008

1. Snow: Glad we don't have any!! But, I do miss it every now and then at Christmas!
2. I'm looking forward to: Decorating the house for Christmas this weekend. Putting up the lights and tree, and all my Collector Christmas Houses!!
3. December is the best Month ever!
4. One of my favorite old TV shows is: Little House on the Prairie.
5. I'm done with: Trying to give people advice when they ask for it, and then don't take it or even try!! You know who you are.........LOL!!
6. The most enjoyable thing around the holidays is: Decorating, Baking, and spending time with my family!! Love watching the kids this time of year!
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to, Going out to dinner and have to go to Wally World to shop for a birthday present for a few people,tomorrow my plans include going shopping for the perfect tree and putting the lights up, and decorating the house and Sunday, I want to go to Church and finish up the house and start some Christmas baking, hope to get some home made fudge done!
Will try and take some pics of the house once it is all decorated! Will try and post them next week.