Tuesday, November 30, 2010
I finished NaBlPoMo, woooo hoooo!
I blogged 30 days in a row, during a Holiday, football season, school projects, and road trips. They weren’t all quality posts, but they were posts all the same. I will probably do it differently next year (did I just say that?!) It was kind of fun so I’ll probably do it again. Even though I listened to Garrett say “you have time to blog, but you don’t have time for me” a few times. He’s sooo needy. (:
Thanks for baring with me, while I posted 30 days in a row….
Monday, November 29, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Friday I headed out to a store or two and decided that saving a few dollars was hardly worth navigating through all those people! Then I headed down to Norman for dinner (which wasn’t very good) at a new place Lemon Grass. Then it was a movie (that also wasn’t very good and got turned off quickly) and a little bit of homework.
Saturday morning I was amazed that I had another day without having to go to work! G played games while I worked on homework and then we headed to brunch at La Baguette (our fave!) After that it was football and more homework. Followed by the breaking of a curse….I watched a game with Garrett and his parents and we WON! (first time that’s ever, ever happened and that dates way back) Obviously we won the football game and I was giddy!
This morning I met Scott (who was driving through OKC) for breakfast, we had some good chatting time, it was good to see him. Then I spent a few hours at the library, more homework at G’s parents, followed by Charleston’s (yummy) and a movie (Red) it was kind of silly (and not in a good way).
Now I’m home and snuggled in bed with the Kuddlebug, I am sooo ready to get these next two days out of the way. I have big projects due both tomorrow and Tuesday…but it should be smooth sailing after that.
Also, I told Meg from Life of Meg that I posted about the swap she is doing…but I didn’t! and so then I felt like I lied to her, add that to the fact that my Sooners beat her cowboys and I was feeling a little guilty (about the lying only though). To make Meg feel better about her team’s loss, head on over to her blog and sign up for her Mitten Mixer Swap! and PLUS it’s going to be a ton of fun, so do it!
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
I had awesome plans to take pictures to show you of all the food I cooked today in preparation for tomorrow.
I was going to take pictures of the fun night Garrett and I had tonight despite our change of plans.
I thought about taking a picture of the black mask that has been raved about on so many blogs and telling you my take on it.
I could make a list of all the things I’m thankful for.
I should get a conversation started about everyone’s favorite Thanksgiving food.
I am just going to go to bed!!
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Every year I make a point to try and attend sporting events for all my cousins. This year I really only made it to things the youngest three were doing.
Olivia is my mini me, the things she does crack us up because she looks/sounds just like I did at her age…sadly, this apparently goes for sports too. She seems to be a little bit scared of the ball, and I think she rather be shopping then running…but she has a really good attitude and tries so hard out there. Most importantly she is improving (which is more than we can say for me)
Charlie on the other hand is some kind of soccer freak, he totally understands the concept and scores goal after goal, while the rest of the kids are looking for flowers or waving to their parents. When his dad asked him about how hard he was playing he said “I have no trophies and I want a trophy so I have to win” they decided not to tell him everyone gets a trophy because it’s so fun to watch him!
This is B’s first year in football wearing full pads, he’s the quarterback. A few years ago when he started football I used to ask him why quarterback was the best position on the field and he’d answer “because the quarterback gets all the girls” ha! Smart boy! He’s such a little leader out there and I just love to watch him, I hope his love and ability for football keep developing because I would love to have a high school football player to cheer for! (no pressure though!)
My absolute favorite thing about Thanksgiving is getting to hang out with these guys (and he bigs too). I love that even though I’m so much older than all of them they never fail to save me a seat at the kids table.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
- You have to have a living, breathing pet. Unfortunately, your pet rock is awkward.
- Each pet has to be signed up individually, so if you have 3 pets – fill the form out 3 times! (It’s that easy.)
- Deadline to sign up is Wednesday, November 24th
- Deadline to send your gift to a cute little pet is Friday, December 10th
- If you sign up you are promising to participate. No one likes a holiday Grinch!
- Please keep the gift under $10 – it doesn’t cost a lot to send some love!
- You can either make or buy the ornament for your partner, but I’m setting a $10 price limit. Don’t feel like you have to spend the whole $10 either! There are some beautiful ornaments out there for much less! :)
- Your ornament should be shipped so that your partner receives it around (or before) December 9th. I want everyone to be able to enjoy their ornament for the whole holiday season!
- If you’re feeling festive you can include holiday treats or just a nice note along with your ornament – Everyone loves getting fun packages!
- I’ll leave the sign up open until Sunday, November 21st. I’d like to get everyone paired up before Thanksgiving and get the information to you guys shortly after so no one feels too rushed!
You can sign up to swap ornaments here.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Everything worked out as always.
And it wasn't a total waste of a day, but it was trying....
Monday, November 15, 2010
The whole process of buying gifts for people and telling people what I want overwhelms me.
Well, that's not entirely true, I could buy a million things for my sister but outside of her it's pretty much impossible for me to know what to get people and I want everything to be perfect without spending a ton of money.
My biggest problem comes in the form of teenage boys, there are quite a few in my life and I never have any idea what to get them. I know what they like and most of it is high tech gadgety stuff, stuff their parents can buy them. Seriously the one that turned 15 (omg my sweet baby cousin is 15!?!) on Saturday told me he wanted an Ipad and a Segway. That's a little bit outside of my price range...I can buy them Itunes gift cards but that gets old, and I know I won't be the only one buying them, which makes it kind of boring oh another Itunes card... It's just hard and I usually put it off until the last second when I'm running around looking for something, anything for them to open.
Ideas would be greatly appreciated!
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
We're all home now and getting ready to start a movie...
Kuddles cracks me up in this picture...she cannot believe this is her family!
There was no way to get a flattering picture on the laptop in this position so G hammed it up....
That's what he thinks I look like it pictures....
Thursday, November 11, 2010
We had to make sure we use all of our alloted money, so we ordered a ton of food and gave it all a try...
Boneyard Grill was pretty good, wish it was closer to us...but I think we'll be heading back!
When we were done eating a ton of bbq we walked next door to the gelato place (and we were pleasantly surprised to find Sara Sara cupcakes there too) to get some ice cream.
Please know that we did not even make a dent in this food, we brought a HUGE amount home and should be eating it all weekend.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
I lock myself out of anything with a lock.
Cars, houses, my office. I don't discriminate.
Last week I locked myself out of my office and had to sit outside for almost an hour (during the middle of the day) and that was the second time in a month.
Who can forget this time I locked myself outside of the house, barefoot, braless, and with the dog?
I don't frequently have any good locking myself out of my car stories anymore because I have a key pad on my car (best invention ever!) But, I have locked keys in the car when it's running (at a gas station), in the trunk, thousands of miles away from home, pretty much any scenario you can imagine I've done it, twice.
Garrett is pretty much just as bad as I am, the first time we met in person (he knew my roommate and we had only talked on AIM) it was because he needed to borrow my AAA because his keys were locked in his car, and the first time he met my family he locked his keys in the car.
That sinking feeling when you realize what you've done is like no other.
So, this weekend on our way to College Station we rented a car. (to save miles on our cars) We left Dallas later than we anticipated and had to stop a few too many times, traffic was horrible I was driving and trying to figure out which way to go (G cannot navigate and we forgot the GPS) and it just wasn't working, so we pulled over and decided to let G do the driving.
A gas station seemed like the perfect place to make the swap and to top off the tank. (major time saver!) Garrett ran in and I started pumping the gas, while I was waiting I thought I should get my cell phone out of the trunk...I hate being away from that thing.
Being a car I'm not familiar with I couldn't find the button that opens the trunk so I had to take the keys out of the ignition and use the keyless entry to open it. No problem...
Except I guess I hit the lock button on the car, and then I set the keys on the driver's seat, no big deal though because I left the door wide open.
Then Garrett game out and was trying to sneak up on me and shut the door, with the keys inside, and the doors locked.
The good news the door was in that state where it's shut but not closed all the way (you know when you do that hip push thing to shut it) so there was a crack..
Some hero guy came up and was helping us trying to get the door open and after about 45 minutes, a few comments about just calling a "pop and lock" (is that a Texas thing?), a screwdriver, 2 hangers, a piece off of a gas station display and Zero dollars spent we busted that bad boy open and were on our way!
Helper guy wouldn't take anything for his help, but he really made our day!
We made it in time to watch our Beloved Sooners fall to the texas a&m.....maybe the keys were an omen...
I seriously lock something and need help getting in at least twice a month, tell me I'm not the only one?!?
If you're stopping for Mingle Monday, welcome! If you've never been over there take a look it's a fun way to find some new blogs and get some new readers!
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Friday, November 5, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
I love that little sister of mine, she's such a good friend!
And those boys were soulmates...it was kinda strange
Also, while we're wishing on stars (or airplanes) I wish I could find that shirt....
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
We heard about this place (Pachinko Parlor) downtown that does sushi in a new way so we headed out to try it. The atmosphere was really fun and they have a ton of rolls that don't contain any fish at all! While I will eat sushi it is not my favorite (and if we're being honest I can only eat a few pieces before my gag reflex kicks it). It was perfect for us! Garrett can satisfy his craving for sushi and I can eat meat (that's been cooked!!) They only seafood in those rolls is the shrimp in the coconut shrimp roll!
After dinner we tried the Creme Brulee (because no matter how full the boy is he will not pass up some creme brulee). This one did not disappoint!
Then on the way out we saw that Sara Sara Cupcakes was next door (and it was open!!)
We had to get some to go! (Garrett picked two of the same, so boring!) The cupcakes are very dense (g says they are more like muffins) I thought they were super yummy!
I love this new trend we've started of spending some time doing something fun on a Wednesday it's way less hectic than going out on Friday or Saturday and helps the week move by so much faster!
(I've really got to get better at taking pictures of us instead of just the food we eat, you have no idea how many food pictures I have on my computer!)
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Unfortunately my crockpot spends most of its time collecting dust (I prefer to cook lots of meals at once and stick them in the freezer for a later date). I do make steal cut oats pretty regularly and beans for beans and rice (neither of those are very exciting). I recently came across this recipe for Pork Sandwiches that is really easy and pretty tasty!
1 Sweet Onion, sliced
3lbs Pork Butt
Salt and Pepper
1 cup Barbecue sauce (whatever your favorite is)
1/2 cup Yellow Mustard
3 TBS tomato paste
1 cup Chicken Broth
The juice of 1 Lime
Place onions in the bottom of the crockpot. Season pork with s&p then place the Pork on top (fat side up). Mix together the bbq sauce, mustard, tomato paste, chicken broth, and lime juice. Cook on low about 6-8 hours. Remove, let rest 5-10 minutes, chop up.
Serve on buns with extra bbq sauce!
OR if you're coleslaw kind of people you can make some easy spicy coleslaw to put on top:
1/4 cup Sour Cream
1/4 cup Mayo
Juice of 1 Lime
1 TBS of hot sauce
1 package of coleslaw mix (with the bagged salad)
Salt and Pepper
Whisk together sour cream, mayo, lime, hot sauce mix in coleslaw season with s&p and let sit in the fridge at least 1 hour.
Monday, November 1, 2010
|What's that in the Grass?|
|It's a Kuddle Bug!|
At the last second Garrett and I decided not to go to the OU game so we had to run to go get some candy for the kiddos, and the pickens were slim! But, I was super excited because this year we were at his parents house and there are lots and lots of kids to come get candy from us!
|Don't be fooled by that look she was super excited to be dressed up!|
We ran out of candy even with me rationing it one piece per child (which pretty much made me feel like a failure as an adult). This means next year I'm sure to over compensate and have the very most candy in the neighborhood.
|Kuddles the caterpillar got lots of compliments.|
The shortage of candy ended up working out though because we turned off the lights right at kickoff and lets be serious here, there was no way I was answering the door during a football game.
|Tell me that bow tie isn't too cute!|
Kuddles hated the doorbell ringing, and the small children at the door. It's like her two least favorite things in the world happening at the same time. She got lots of compliments despite her rude behavior. I made her wear her costume even after the trick-or-treating was over. She only gets to dress up once a year!
|I think she's looking for a family that won't make her wear clothes!|
Her Halloween PJs were another story, she wore them for a week! Its starting to get colder here which means she'll be wearing clothes more often. It's for her own good (and a little bit for my amusement)
|The best little dog!|
Hope you had a super Halloween!
I cannot believe it is November! This year I am participating in National Blog Posting Month, 30 posts in 30 days and I'm so excited!