Friday, December 12, 2008

All is well...again...

Second round of antibiotic for me within less than 2 months...I'm going for a record I believe! I used to never, ever get sick and now it seems like I stay sick. I started feeling bad last Saturday, and it progressively got worse, cough, snot flying everywhere, sore throat, headache, stomach ache, the whole kitten kaboodle. I just got over this mess probably around the first part of November and lucky me, I got it back! I have felt good enough today though to CLEAN...I always feel like my house is just loaded with germs and cooties whenever someone is sick and I always feel the need to scrub everything that's what I did today! It also makes me feel better when I know my house is cootie free!!! LOL
I don't really have much to update about. Things have been fairly "quiet" around my neck of the woods...just working, going to church, staying home...the usual. Here is something FUNNY: BLAST FROM THE PAST!!! Oh Lord, what HAIR...this is me and my BFF when we were in 10th grade, I think it was 1996. JENNIFER, I know you are gonna read this...what the heck was up with our curly, curly hair?!!? Hey, guess what we were doing?! Reading a letter! LOL We had "code" names in school..don't ask me why but I remember when we wrote letters to each other we'd use fake names...I think I was Jocelyn and I can't remember who Jennifer was. That's about all the high school memories I want to share...the rest can be left forgotten. I found this pic this morning when I was downstairs packing up mine and John's yearbooks to bring upstairs. It rained pretty bad yesterday and we had some water leakage down there so I didn't want to leave things like that down there to be destroyed. I ran across old pictures and had to share this one...I thought it was hilarious! I found one of my sister too, but I figure I better not post it. Although I know she doesn't read this blog, if she ever found out that I posted that pic online I believe she'd kill me. LOL
This picture was taken last Friday night by my husband who does not take good pics which is why it is blurry. That is my niece Rebekah with me. Her birthday is in a week or two and we took her shopping Friday...big mistake! Uuugghhh...I will never do that again until she's 20! The plan was to buy her clothes. I know kids don't like getting clothes, but my nieces and nephew do not know how to take care of toys and stuff such as that, so I told them I was not wasting my money this year on things that would be trash within a month. Poor Rebekah had a total misunderstanding of the situation and was VERY shocked when we got to Kohl's and she had to try on clothes!!! She stressed me out majorly! She ended up getting a dress, a toothbrush that plays a song (WHAT IS THE POINT??? A SINGING TOOTHBRUSH?!?!), and a necklace and bracelet set from me and John and that was it! When we took my other niece Hannah, she wasn't so difficult and we managed to get her all sorts of clothes. Rebekah just would not work with me. BTW, Jennifer that is my new hairdo if you can tell it in the fuzzy picture.
Here is another one of R...just because I think she's cute.

I gotta go get ready. Just talked to John, he is on his way to pick me up and he'll be very upset if I'm not ready to walk out the door. Chat later!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate? Hot Chocolate with little marshmallows, and lots of them!

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? All gifts are wrapped, unless I get tired and then they at least get a gift bag or box with some sort of design on it.

3. Colored light on house/tree or white? I have colored lights on my tree, but none on my house...maybe next year.

4. Do you hang mistletoe? Yeah, usually I do, but I can't find any this hubs told me he'd get me some but I've yet to see it.

5. When do you put your decorations up? As early as possible...I'd decorate in July if I could.

6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)? cranberry sauce...I usually don't eat it any other time but thanksgiving and Christmas.

7. Favorite holiday memory as a child? You know, when you're little, everything is special...I enjoyed it all, going to see family, getting toys, the whole nine yards.

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? I don't ever really remember believing in Santa...I had older cousins/sister so I'm sure they spoiled it for me before I could believe.

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? With my family, we have always opened gifts on Christmas Eve...John's family does Christmas Day though. (maybe that's why I don't believe in Santa...because we had all our gifts on Christmas Eve and there was never anything on Christmas morning from him)

10. How do you decorate your Christmas tree? SNOWMEN...EVERYWHERE!!!

11. Snow. Love it or dread it? I LOVE it, if it would ever happen!!!

12. Can you ice skate? Ummm...that would be a feet stay planted FIRMLY on the ground!

13. Do you remember your favorite gift? I can remember getting a barbie pool one year...I remember mom making me play with it in the dining room so that if I got water in the floor, I could wipe it up with a paper towel and it wouldn't get in the carpet. And I remember a doll house too that I really loved.

14. What is the most important thing about the holidays for you? Family, the birth of Jesus and trying to focus on that instead of worrying over who I bought something for and who I didn't.

15. What is your favorite holiday dessert? I don't think I really have one...I LOVE it all.

16. What is your favorite holiday tradition? PUNCH...either mom, me, or my sister will make punch every year...slush punch...we eat the meal and stuff ourselves...and then we pack it in real good with lots, and lots, and LOTS of punch. I CAN'T WAIT!!!

17. What tops your Christmas tree? A snowman head...he has earmuffs on...LOL

18. Which do you prefer giving or receiving? I like to give...especially to my nieces and nephew...

19. What is your favorite Christmas song? Beautiful Star of Bethlehem

20. Candy Canes. Yum or Yuck? Depends what flavor...I have blueberry flavored at work now...they are good.

21. What do you want for Christmas? I already have it...I got a new camera...YAY....woo hoo!!!

22. Do you attend an annual Christmas party? No, not always...

23. Do you dress up for Christmas Eve or wear PJ's? I wouldn't call it dressing up...we usually go to mom and dads and there's been times that I take my PJ's with me...this year mama says we're doing it at my house so I might not even fix my hair! HAHAHA

24. Do you own a Santa hat? nah

25. Who do you normally spend Christmas with? split up with family...Eve with my parents, sister, her family....Day, I try to spend time with John's family and then I go to my aunts because up until Feb. my grandmother was alive and we always had Christmas with her. I'm gonna miss her this year! : ( and then usually I go back to mom and dads Christmas night just to hang out.