Thursday, November 27, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
We'll arrive in MD around supper time this evening and then we will head to Grandpa's. We'll spend the holiday eating and relaxing at Grandpa's while my Uncle cooks dinner. I'll help here and there, but usually its a prepared meal from a local restaurant and the food just has to be heated up. So, that just leaves us to eat and relax during the day.
Good luck & be safe to everyone with your holiday travel plans!
Monday, November 24, 2008
1. Put the award up on your blog
2. Add a link to the person who awarded it to you
3. Nominate at least seven other blogs
4. Add links to these blogs on your blog
5. Leave a message for your nominee on their blog
And my nominees are:
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
The Sweet Family
On the Upside
A Girl & Her Blog
The Forth K-H
Well the other night, my FIL and I were in that type of situation (a "minor" robbery situation with no weapons).
Here is our story-
We were leaving Walmart plaza around 5pm on Saturday night. My FIL wanted to stop by a little hole in the wall cell phone store that is on the same road (but in its own little parking lot) to get his phone fixed for a minor cosmetic issue. We entered the store and noticed the clerk was sitting behind the counter helping a customer.
My FIL and myself were checking out the phones in the store while the clerk was helping the other customer. We could hear chit chat between them, but not really paying attention to them.
All of a sudden my FIL walks over the table near the door, I turn to face my FIL and I see the other customer at the counter. I hear him say thanks buddy then run at full speed out the door, through the parking lot, into the dark area behind the store. The clerk then yelled hey, hey come back here. I just stood there and my FIL takes off out the door after the kid. The clerk not too far behind.
So, I'm standing in the cell phone store all buy myself watching the clerk and my FIL talking to some lady in a van out the window. Come to find out the lady in the van almost hit the kid (she should have too) as he ran out the store. The clerk returned to the store and called his manager and my FIL returned too. The manager didn't want the clerk to do much about the stolen $100 Bluetooth device.
There was no one that was hurt, the merchandise was and will never be recovered and I hope they clerk doesn't get into too much trouble. Now that I think about it, the situation could have been alot worse, but we walked away feeling bad for the clerk more then anything.
Friday, November 21, 2008
Its official. My hormones are out of control, like any pregnant women's.
It really didn't dawn on me too much while I was at work (or home) that I would get snippy with people when I usually wouldn't....nope not then.
Or, the frequent headaches that are caused by increased hormones....nope that neither.
Those unexpected breakouts.....no, that couldn't be a sign either.
What convinced me was this - Yesterday morning while driving to work, a radio ad for a local grocery store came on about Thanksgiving. I've heard this ad before, but yesterday morning the water works started flowing as I drove to work as the sappy commercial played. Yup, I cried as the sounds of Grandma's traditions during Thanksgiving filled my ears.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
- My mom being convinced to start her Christmas Shopping before Thanksgiving. I bring her for the bulk of her shopping and I convinced her to go this weekend since the mall is having a fundraiser/sale after hours. She usually starts mid-December.
- My yoga class. Well, of course I'm grateful for the health benefits but what I'm grateful for this week is the night sleep after the class I encountered. Ahhhh!
- Having an auto starter in my van. That is the first thing I had installed when I bought the van over two years ago and I love it on cold mornings like we've had the past few days.
- I get to see my Grandpa and Zack next week for Thanksgiving! I miss them both so much.
- Southwest Airlines for not charging luggage fee's. We have to pack a bag for Zack and we don't have to pay extra for it, yeah!
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
I had one when I was younger and it was Terminator 2. I would pop that movie into the VCR and watch it over and over. I think I wore the tape out now that I think about it.
Now-a-days its Transformers. We saw the movie originally in the theaters and it was just awesome. I couldn't believe how real the autobots looked with all the action and the cutie Shia Labeouf running around all the time didn't hurt either. We can't wait for the sequel to come out this summer.
I don't find myself popping the movie into DVD in all the time, but our cable company plays this movie ALL the time. I mean, at least 5 times a week we can find it on one of the movie channels. If Jeff or I are flipping through the channels and we see that Transformers is on, we don't pass over the movie. We just sit back and relax (make a comment, hey we haven't seen this one in a long time) and continue to watch the movie from the point we find it. I cannot get sick of this movie. I have no idea how many times I've seen it in the last couple of years. I know its more then Terminator 2.
So, is there anyone out there who can't get enough of a certain movie(s)? Or is it just me (and Jeff)?
Monday, November 17, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Yup, straight from her own blog (I'm sure the writing was changed a tad to flow like a novel at some spots) but see what blogs can lead too......book writing (not becoming a call girl silly).
But, the book was set up with daily entry's like a diary/blog which made the content flow easy and be a quick read.
The book covered everything from Belle's job (at times very explicit, just a heads-up) with her customers and the issues with her manager to her personal life and everything in between.
If you don't mind reading about a working girl with a sense of humor, this novel is defiantly something you should check out. Otherwise, try checking out the series on Showtime. I don't have Showtime, but maybe I'll see if Blockbuster online can supply it for me, hmmmm?
Monday, November 10, 2008
As for how I'm feeling, I'm doing good. I have a little more energy then I did a few weeks ago but I still have moments where I just want to lie on the couch and veg. My nausea is going away, but comes back to surprise me once and awhile. I still have those food aversions (I can't eat spaghetti sauce or hamburger for the time being).
I am starting to crave things, but the kind where I see it in a commercial or someone mentions the food and then I want it. I haven't had the kind where all of a sudden I want pickles and ketchup, nothing like that. But, once I'm hungry, watch out. I need to eat then & now and don't stand in my way. That's been the way since early on. Jeff is still learning not to take all that personally and that I just need to eat.
This coming up Friday I will have my 16 week/4 month check up. I was hoping for an ultra sound, but I have to wait until my 20 week apt. Oh well!
Now we have to figure out how we will be telling Zack. We will break our good news over Thanksgiving, but we are trying to come up with a creative way to do so. I have a "I am a big brother" book that we can give him, but Jeff wants to give him an ultra sound picture that I will find online to give to him. Any ideas???
Thursday, November 6, 2008
So, me, my friend Char, her daughter and friend and my mom went to the event. We played musical chairs to find a decent location where we could see the stage. Finally we found our comfy seats in the balcony over looking the venue and settled in for our treat.
The three gentlemen where introduced and when they walked on stage, the whole room was filled with cheers. They sat in fancy high back chairs along the stage, but still able to see each other. Joe was the narrator of the evening, asking the authors questions that would segway into their discussions.
They talked about politics and the recent election, inspirations for past novels, how each of the authors met years ago, tales of how they got to where they are now, novels vs. short stories and anything else you can imagine in an open forum between friends.
Stephen King was actually pretty witty and funny. You would imagine him being dark and spooky with a warped sense of humor, but he was pretty much just had a warped sense of humor and knew how to use it. He was great to listen to and is such a free spirit.
Richard Russo was a down to earth kind of guy who loves to write and definitely feed off of Stephen with the discussions, but in a good light hearted way. I'm actually pretty interested in reading one of his novels now, so I can't wait to get started on his new book "Bridges of Sighs".
It was definitely a great evening out and I can't wait for the next book signing/discussion that we find.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
Her mommy and her sister made this gorgeous cake. It was so beautiful and tasty. It just put the icing on the cake (no pun intended) for the entire theme. Ally had balloons, paper plates, a banner and lots of presents wrapped in a Princess theme for her. Most of her gifts had a princess theme to it too!