Friday, November 28, 2008

My Thanksgiving Day Traditions Continue...

This year my Thanksgiving was wonderful... It would have been better if I had been with the rest of my family but seeing as how they live a few thousand miles away I made due with what I had.

It started off with sleeping in and waking up to my husband coming home from muster. I wished him a Happy Thanksgiving and headed downstairs to do what I always do every year... Watch the Macy's Day Parade.

This year was a little different seeing as how I had to put together an entire Thanksgiving meal for 8 people. I had put together some stuff the night before but was so tired I decided to put the rest of it off for the next day.

I started with all of my cold stuff and worked my way to the turkey. It was so much fun being able to juggle so many things at the same time. I made my grandmas fruit salad that she has every year and I put my own spin on it by adding in orange jello (dry) and a little cottage cheese. It was delicious and one of my favorite dishes.

Ryan helped clean and ran to the store a few times... Next year I will check to see how much milk I have before I send him out to get more potatoes and juice. Haha... he had just got home and I was making a chocolate creme pie and needed more milk and hadnt even touched the potatoes yet so off to the store he went.

The missionaries stopped by to spend the rest of their evening with us so our head count ended up being 10 plus a visitor.

After the neighbors headed out and the missionaries had to leave we played Apples to Apples and Loaded Questions with our good friends Sam and Melissa.

They brought their puppy who wanted so badly for our cat to come out from under the couch and play but to his dismay Zorro only made a quick appearance and I snatched him up and took him to a safe haven in the basement with his food and water... just in case he got hungry or had to use his litter box.

All in all our Thanksgiving was just wonderful... it included my four favorite f's... family,friends, food and fun.

Hope all of yours was wonderful as well...

Friday, November 21, 2008

Now That That is Taken Care Of...

Well... now that I am fully recovered from my minor melt down... if you are not sure what I am talking about... please read previous post.

Anyhow... My stresses out here consist of:

  • Catty Co-workers
  • Bad Drivers, yes you were right Janessa!
  • Rude inconsiderate people
  • Too many things on my plate in genreal
  • Planning ward activities and teaching lessons for YW & Sunday school
  • Making sure the house is clean, laundry is done, bills are paid and food is cooked
  • Constantly fixing up our house... little paint here, minor adjustments there
  • Being on a different schedule then my husband every week
  • The list could go on and being far from my family in a state I absolutly hate does not make it much easier.
I am so bothered by how mean the people are in this state. The fact that it is winter already totally freaks me out since I dont like to be cold and I hate the snow. Then there are the drivers... I still cannot get over how bad they are here... bolting out into traffic like they are suicide bombers on their final mission, going 15 under the speed limit and hold up a long long line of cars, blinding you with their brights because it requires to much of an effort to flip them off a mile away from my eyes, full on running red lights or even worse... sitting at green arrows. These poeple act like they have never even heard of a DMV or Drivers Ed. I was sitting behind a guy who had his blinker on at a red light waiting to turn right... no one was in front of him... I honked and then he realized "oh yea.... free right turn!" BLAH!!!

I was on my way home after work and could just feel my blood boil as I was trying to hurry home and the guy in front of me was going 30... in a 55. WHO DOES TH AT!? Where come from... the speed limit is 5 over the "suggested" speed limit.

So as far as my frustrations go ... there are plenty of them to go around... but I have accepted my fate since there isnt much else I can do about the attitudes and actions of other people.

Thanks for listening... glad I have a few people out there that care enough to read my thoughts and pat me on the back when I need it the most.


Saturday, November 15, 2008

Do you ever have a bad day?!

Do you ever have a day where you just want to through your hands in the air and say...

E N O U G H ! ! !

I cant take it anymore..!

Well... today is one of those days.

I couldn't even begin to explain... so I wont bore you with all of my useless and irrelevant drama that doesn't need to be hung out to dry... too many eyes are watching this blog to truly say what I want to say anyhow. Besides... a wise man once said... "Speak when you are angry--and you will make the best speech you'll ever regret." Lawrence J. Peter

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Update On The House...

I finished painting the living room and we hung new curtains...

Next is finishing up the trims, adding new moldings and finishing the floors. Boy this is taking longer than I had planned.


Thursday, November 6, 2008

Your Wish Is My Command...

Thanks for the pep talk Em... I read your comment and knew just what to write about... well blog about that is.

Here is something that no one knows yet... we have a new kitty!!! Yay!

His name is Zorro and he is very active and a MAJOR cuddle bug.

I found him sleeping like this the other day when I got home from work... strange cat he is.

We also went to Palmyra the other day and here are some pictures from our trip.

As for the colors of the fall... they are pretty much all gone but before the went away I snapped a few good ones right from my own backyard.

What does fall look like in your area?!

So tired...

Do you ever just get bored of blogging?! I am kind of at that point I am sure I will be more ambisious once I get my hands on pictures from the ward activity and what not... hope everyone is doing well. :)


Sunday, November 2, 2008


How was everyone else's Halloween??? Mine was actually kind of lame to be honest. I had maybe four groups of kids knock on my door... I live in a small town but come on!!! What has this world come to when children don't beg for free candy anymore?! I only saw one group carrying pillow cases... I gave them more candy because they were using pillowcases.

I was hoping that more kids woulds show up but hey... at least I did get to see some instead of none.

My favorite costume though was this kid dressed up as a rapper lol... it was actually kind of cute to be honest I shoud have taken a picture but I am not sure his mom would have been too keen on that idea.

Well Ryan is almost done with swings and then on to the graveyard shift. We are feeding the missionaries this friday so that is something to look forward to. We have some pretty awesome missionaries in our ward right now... we have been lucky so far with that. The age difference is just at the right age that they seem like younger brothers to me. I fully enjoy picking on them.

Other than that not much else has been going on... just working and taking care of my house and husband.

Next think to tackle... finishing touches of painting and puting up some drapes for the living room... very exciting I know. Pictures will follow.