Saturday, December 13, 2008

Sorry to perhaps confuse you with the new blog layout...but they had some great Christmas ones and I couldn't resist...

Cure for the common (or maybe uncommon) December blues...

I have had the worst time getting into the Christmas spirit this year. I had seemingly tried everything--put up the Christmas tree, play Christmas music, buy a few Christmas presents, watch Christmas movies, I even had a friend who bought me the cutest snowmen earrings, but, alas, nothing was seeming to work. However, this weekend, I found the solution and I thought I would share it with you in case you were suffering the December blues:

  • Get a babysitter and surprise your husband with an overnight trip (okay, I didn't surprise my husband, but it would have been really cool if I would have)
  • Priceline a hotel room--make sure it is a good one
  • Have the hotel put you in the best room in the place (I know you may not have any control over this, but that's what they did for us and it was great!)
  • Fish tacos at TGI Fridays--yummy!
  • wandering Borders & going out of business sale at Linens & Things without a quartet following us around
  • In bed asleep by 9:30pm--wonderful!
  • Christmas shopping with my hubby all morning
  • All topped off with wings at Buffalo Wild Wings--how awesome--my new favorite restaurant! Did you know they screens all around the restaurant with different football and basketball games--how cool! I made Joe switch me seats so that I could see the Purdue game.

And so, that is the official prescription for the December blues. Tonight I'm wrapping all those presents and watching White Christmas...

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Random Wednesday

Okay so here are some random thoughts for the day:
  • I lost my brush for 3 days. I just found it five minutes ago--in the medicine closet. Good thing I have short hair and am not picky about my hair brushes.
  • I got a new pair of shoes today. Yeah...due to my, um, frugalness Joe told me last month that I am required to budget for a new pair of shoes a month. Evidently he looked at my shoe rack and took great pity on me.
  • My son John informed me today that he does not know who or what the Muppets sad.
  • Nathan's favorite store is Sam's Club.
  • Do you know that there are only 15 more shopping days until Christmas?! Yikes!!
  • When my unnamed daugher does not put on fresh socks everyday her shoes, socks and feet really, really, really, begin to stink. This is now a required question for me every morning "Are those clean socks?!"
  • Ashley wants to start her own blog.
  • I'm having a big Christmas Open House in a week and a half. You are all invited. It is going to be AWESOME!
  • I am listening to The Living Room Sessions-Christmas by Chris Rice right now.
  • I think I'm going to have to get a new cell phone. Mine keeps telling me that my battery is invalid---whatever that means. Like I'm trying to trick my phone with a new battery or something...
  • The other day in the car I kept telling Sara to take her hat off because it was going mess her hair up. She kept saying "but I'm cold." What kind of mother am I????
  • Nathan is playing with about 200 pennies right now. Wonder how long it will take before they all come crashing off the counter and we get to play penny pick up?
  • The Illinois government has evidently decided that they won't be putting much salt on the roads this winter. They've decided to let the winter sun melt it off. And they've developed a new motto for all of us "ice and snow...take it slow". They think the "green" approach is better then salt. Hmmmm, wonder what we do when it snows and or we have ice at night...
  • It is time for my nap--yea!

Monday, December 8, 2008

two words I never thought I'd use in a sentence together...

Karen: "Joe, I think your bologna is burning".

As a side note...don't you think there should be a "y" at the end of the word "bologna"--phonetically where does that "e" sound come from?