Friday, December 20, 2013

Celebrate the Small Things

Every week some us like to share the small things that we have accomplished. Thanks Viklit for giving us an outlet!

My shopping is DONE! WOOT!

Today we are doing a small gift exchange at work and I'm super excited to about one gift that I got someone. Earlier this year I overheard them talking about how much they love Cherished Teddies. And I know they love Angels and their favorite color is blue. So I found a Christmas, Cherished Teddy, Angel in and blue gown. So perfect!

Last night I had the BEST time painting at my in-laws new Painting With A Twist with, who else, Jackie and her son Riley.

Tonight I get to go again and doing another winter tree but this looks like this...

I will be off from work for the next 12 days!! Blogging will be minimal. Have the best Holidays EVER!!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Express Yourself - Get-Together Dish

Express Yourself is a weekly Meme dedicated to getting to know YOU better.

Jackie and myself what to know:

When you attend a get-together, what are you likely to bring as a dish to share?

I usually bring Broccoli Casserole or 7 Layer Salad which usually has more than 7 layers.

Broccoli Casserole

A jumbo bag or broccoli florets or 3 16oz bags
1 block of Velveeta cheese (large)
16 oz cottage cheese
1 tbl sp of flour

Mix all ingredients and pour into crock pot. Let it cook in crock pot for 3-4 hours depending on consistency and how tender the broccoli is. Most of the cottage cheese should be melted but some of my family likes it not to be. It depends on your liking.

7 Layer Salad

My layers from the bottom up...
Mayo or Miracle Whip
Ranch Powder

Sometimes I add a layer of Shredded Cheese to give it a pop of color. I also use the pre-cooked bacon. It's faster and easier.

Hope you guys have some great Holidays!! And enjoy the food!!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Celebrate The Small Things

Every week some us like to share the small things that we have accomplished. Thanks Viklit for giving us an outlet!

The kids got to hang out with cousins and make Christmas crafts and had a really great time.

My daughter had a school dance and had her moldings done for her permanent retainers. She'll be braces free next month. Just in time for her birthday!

Almost done with my Christmas shopping. I only have to get a few giftcards and I'm done!

Last night my son lost his iPhone. We searched high and low. I told him that he might have left it on the bus and he argued and said I was wrong. This morning I told him to ask the bus driver for shits n giggles... low and behold, I get a text from him saying the driver had it. Score for me! Mom does know what she's talking about!! Let's hope when he starts driving in a few months he will listen to me then as well.

Tomorrow, after it snows 3-5 inches tonight, I have a 4 mile race in the morning. I'm not excited about running in snow. Ugh!

And on Sunday I'm going to watch the second installment of The Hobbit with a friend! So EXCITED!!

Have a great Friday!!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Express Yourself - Events etc.

Express Yourself is a weekly Meme dedicated to getting to know YOU better.

Jackie and myself what to know:

List something(s) you always look forward to this time of year.

One thing already happened... Work Christmas party. What a blast! 

Myself and Jackie! It looks like I have an idea! Or a halo according to Jax.

Snuggling on the couch and watching Christmas themed shows and movies. That's one of my all-time things to do during this time of year. Last night we watched Curious George xmas themed special and Mickey Mouse's Once Upon A Carol.

And of course... hanging out with family and friends. Everyone just seems to be in such a festive mood!

What are some things you enjoy doing this time of year.

Have an amazing Monday!

Friday, December 6, 2013

EYM, Celebrate, Dream Dream Destination

Express Yourself is a weekly Meme dedicated to getting to know YOU better.

Jackie and myself what to know:

What holiday film(s) do you plan on viewing this season?
A Christmas Story - Mandatory
How the Grinch Stole Chrismas - with Jim Carrey
A Charlie Brown Christmas - Of course, it wouldn't be Christmas w/out it.

Every week some us like to share the small things that we have accomplished. Thanks Viklit for giving us an outlet!

God answered a prayer last night and at the perfect time. I gave it to Him after I tried and tried and He came through like always. Two thumbs up to the Big Guy! Christmas will be even more wonderful!

Our work Christmas party is tomorrow and I'm super excited! Bonus: I get to spend it with Jackie over @ Bouquet of Books because my cousin (her husband), my husband, and myself all work there! Casino Night!!
My oldest son had Chemo injected into his fingers to help kill his "aggressive" warts. They are hoping that the Chemo will not only kill them off but also jumpstart his ammune system to start fighting the virus on it's own.

Thanks to Lexa and Julie for throwing such a great Bloghop when it's so cold out!

My Dream Destination would have to be Australia or New Zealand. I have always wanted to go there. I heard the travelling part is long and sucks (this is the part of the travelling where I would medicate myself) but I would do it so I could experience the beauty of the country. My husband said he would never go to the Outback... who ever said I had to take him.

My second runner up for DD... I would LOVE to visit Easter Island. There is something about that place that I find fascinating and magical.

Hope everyone has a great Friday and weekend!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

IWSG - Words

It's Insecure Writer's Support Group day. This happens every first Wednesday of each month, hosted by Alex J. Cavanaugh!!!

So I was sitting around last night trying to figure out what I was going to say today. All I could think about was how badly my knees hurt and legs throbbed. I ran most of the 3.52 miles I accomplished and was in a tad bit of pain. Tylenol, where’s the Tylenol? And then I got to saying Tylenol so much that it started sounding absolutely ridiculous! You know how that works; you repeat a word over and over until you get to the point of slowly saying it, drawing out each vowel and syllable.  By the time you’re done with your little escapade, you have completely ruined the word till you no longer recognize it.
And that led me to saying a few more absurd words and then this led me to thinking about words in general. And the dialogue that takes place all around me.
Words can hurt. They can comfort. They bully. Manipulate. Strengthen. Sooth. Make you feel loved. Sometimes hated. Encouraged.  Empowered. Smart. Stupid. Sometimes a conversation needs to be dumbed-down. Sometimes we need a translator. We can regret them. Take them back. Apologize for them. They start arguments. Start wars. Bring peace. Make someone smile. Or cry. And often make us laugh. They can be politically correct. Opinionated. Ignorant.
Strange to think that such tiny things can do so much and make a great writing piece, poem, novel, etc. Words are pretty powerful. 26 letters really makes some fascinating things happen, don't you think?!
Fascinating… yeah it sounds bizarre now!
Have a great Wednesday and tomorrow starts the Dream Destination Blog-Hop. Click on the links below if you are interesting in joining in on the fun! 

Monday, December 2, 2013

Celebrate the Small Things - Monday Edition

I didn't post on Friday cause we had a busy day/break. So I'm posting a Monday edition. Thanks Viklit for giving us an outlet!
Well lets get started...

Had Thanksgiving at my in-laws. Which was good and relaxing. I even took a cat nap on the couch while listening to football.

Did some Black Friday shopping on Thankgiving night and Friday! Now, I'm almost done with my shopping. Yahoo!
Saturday the family went to the Festival of Trees and saw some amazing creations! My oldest daughter isn't in any of these because she was being "moody" and wanted nothing to do with it. lol. Teenagers, UGH!

Local sport team trees

Loved this Mardi Gras trees

This one is my fav! Movie/film tree

Me and my 2 sons by the Movie tree

Ky and Santa

Pirate tree. The pirate told a story that went with the pictures on the tree.

Lani wanted nothing to do with Santa.
And Sunday we laid around and did nothing! Just like I wanted.

Hope you all had a nice weekend/Thankgiving.