Saturday, July 28, 2007

Giving Something Back

Today I'm going to meet some of my crochet friends for a charity crochet day. We will be making squares that will then be put together for blankets and given to those in need. I'm excited to be doing something to help others, and it'll be fun too! Since I've been knitting a lot lately I hope I can jump back into the crocheting without any problems. I'm sure I can :) Plus my friends will be there to help me if I need it, of course that will come at a price. I'm sure I will be called a traitor for crossing over to the "dark side" by learning to knit, but oh well! I'll have to post a picture of the socks I'm knitting, they are really cool looking I think.

Alright, well its time to make like a baby and head out. See ya!

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Friday, July 27, 2007


I ordered a new laptop a few days ago and it needs to hurry up and get here! Patience is not my strong suit (hello understatement) and so I'm like those old Mervyn's commercials with the ladies standing outside the door before the store opens on the beginning day of the big sale, drumming their fingers on the glass of the doors chanting "Open. Open. Open." That's me. Except that I am doing it in the form of refreshing the FedEx tracking page for my laptop. Like that will make it arrive any faster. Shut up! I know it will, do not tell me it won't!

Of course it only makes things worse that the Mighty Mouse that I ordered to go along with my new MacBook has already arrived and is sitting there looking oh-so-sad and lonely just waiting for its new partner to arrive. Like it was sent ahead to scope out the new home to make sure it was going to be a loving environment. Well, it will definitely be that. I think I might even arrange a welcome home party for Macky when he arrives :) There will be streamers and balloons and cake and punch! It will be a grand affair, everyone will be talking about it for years to come. And they will all want to go and buy their own new MacBooks so that they can throw parties too. Ahhhh, what a wonderful thought.

Ok, its been about 2 minutes since I last refreshed the FedEx tracking page, so I better go do that now.

Update: The FedEx Gods must've been reading my blog because barely an hour after I posted this the doorbell rang and Macky was here!!!!! So, now I'm not interested in doing anything today other than getting him all set up and ready for his party. I love my Mac.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Why I Love My Tivo

OK .. so I was sitting here only mildly paying attention to the TV while eating some tacos I made for dinner (very yummy btw) and this commercial came on. Five or six 40-ish year old men sitting around in a jam session playing guitars, drums, piano, etc singing a song to the tune of Viva Las Vegas. I wasn't really paying much attention - as I typically don't to commercials in general - until they got to the chorus .... and they sang Viva Viagra. Seriously. I sort of almost threw up a little bit in my mouth.

Do we really need that? I mean the old school ED commercials with Bob Dole weren't all that great, but at least they weren't cheesily embarrassing, to watch or for the actors involved. How would you feel if you were a 40-ish male actor trying to make it in the biz and this was the callback you got?! I think I might throw in the towel and try my hand at Alpaca farming.

Now, I don't want anyone to be deprived of such a marvel of theater, so here you go!

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Friday, July 20, 2007

New Niece!

I have a new niece born yesterday .... Bailey Grace, 7lbs 4oz, 19in long. This is my 19th niece/nephew. Yes, you read that correctly. Nineteenth. Is it no wonder hubby and I aren't having any kids. Our siblings are populating the earth just fine without us.

Mom, Dad, Baby and Big Sisters are all doing good. I don't have any pictures yet, but I hear she has a bunch of hair and looks like her dad :)

Welcome to the world Bailey, we are glad you're finally here.


Thursday, July 19, 2007

Good Lunch Today

I went shopping at James Avery during lunch today ....

To add to my snowflake, that I got for Christmas :)

There are several others I am thinking of getting, but for now I have 3 new charms to switch out on my necklace - yay!

I love shopping.


Monday, July 16, 2007

Potter Update

Because I know you are all absolutely DYING to know where I am in reading :) I am about 1/2 way through the 5th book. I think it is just possible that I might finish book 6 before my book 7 arrives on Saturday.

Also, hubby and I went to see the 5th movie on Sunday. It was phenomenal, I loved it. Want to see it again and again.

There, don't you all feel better now that you are updated? I thought you might.


Friday, July 13, 2007

Nose In A Book

I am a huge Harry Potter fan, and to celebrate/commemorate the release of the final book in the series coming up next Saturday the 21st, I am re-reading the previous books. I am about 1/2 way through book 4. This is not good! Books 4, 5 and 6 are all HUGE! And although I'm a fast reader, I just don't know how I will get through them all in the next week.

I haven't seen the 5th movie yet, we are going to go this weekend. One of my friends threatened to take away my Harry Potter fan card .... pshaw I say. It's not like I'm NOT going to see it, I just wanted to wait for a time when both me and hubby can go together. :)

So, that is what is going on in my world right now. I have to say, there are a lot worse problems to have. Happy Friday the 13th Everyone!!!


Thursday, July 12, 2007

Padre, Part 3: Surf, Sand and Sun (and home)

Monday morning brought more sunshine and relaxation. We got up around 10am or so and wandered down to the beach where some of the family had gathered. We got 2 umbrellas and 4 chairs and plopped down our stuff and headed out into the water - that is me, hubby and the uncle. Mother-in-law and the aunt stayed on dry land lounging under the umbrellas and waving at us.

THIS is the lifeWe remembered to apply plenty of massive sunblock before heading down to the beach which I think saved us some burning and pain, so that's good. We waded out into the waves, the water was sorta chilly at first but you got used to it after a bit. There wasn't any seaweed or anything like that floating around which made it much more pleasant for me. I'm not typically one to get into water where I can't see my feet, but I was trying to be brave so I went for it. We jumped around in the waves for quite a while, it was a lot of fun! I got knocked off my feet a couple of times and ended up with a mouth/nose full of salt water at least once but that's the way it goes. After we were exhausted from the never ending waves, we all climbed out and hubby and I collapsed on the chairs under the umbrella for a while. Mother-in-law and the aunt & uncle went off for a walk down the beach while hubby read his book and I enjoyed the sound of the waves. I probably would have stayed all day long except that hubby isn't much of a sun person and we were both getting hungry as we'd not eaten anything yet. So, after some resting and drying off we all headed back up to the aunt & uncle's condo where there was food and had some lunch.

After we'd filled our bellies, hubby and I went off wandering. We window shopped and actually bought a couple of things. Being thoroughly shopped out, we went back to our condo and napped. I love vacation. You can nap whenever you want and nobody bugs you about it. The aunt & uncle were making yummy spaghetti for dinner so we went down to their condo to have some grub with the family later, then the cousins came back with hubby and I to watch some TV on our big screen! It was time to pack up as we were heading home the next day.

I'm going to go ahead and include the last day in this post because it wasn't horribly exciting as it basically consisted of us waking up, driving to the airport and flying home. Whoopdee Doo! The trip home was very uneventful, which is good, and we were more than ready to get back to our own house, sleep in our own bed, and see our fabulous kitties who we missed terribly. All in all, it was a great vacation. We had a fabulous time, got to see lots of family, hang on the beach and rest a lot. What else could you want in a vacation?

Now its all building up to the big vaca in October .... stay tuned!

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Monday, July 9, 2007


I'm ready for an adventure. You know, the kind that only comes when you totally and completely throw caution to the wind and do something that scares the crap out of you. It is only after surviving one of these times that you really know what you are made of. I've done this a few times in my life already and am grateful for each and every experience. I can't really say what this adventure will be quite yet, because the details are still being worked out. But I'm excited, it's gonna be a good one.


Wednesday, July 4, 2007

I want my KTV

I caught YoYo and Hobo playing :) And Nova walked by to see what all the hubub was.

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