Monday, December 31, 2007

Eat all you want and still accomplish your resolutions!!!

I've never really been one to make New Year's resolutions. Usually because I never keep them. Reading other blogs, I've noticed that I'm not the only one with this dilemma. So, many people are compiling resolution lists of things they know they won't have a problem keeping and achieving. So, I will attempt to compile my own list of goals that I know I will achieve.

1. Go at least one day a month without t.v. It's bound to happen on its own due to blackout or something.

2. Read constantly. No worries there.

3. Blog post regularly. "Regularly" is a wonderfully loose term.

4. Gain weight. Yes, gain. That should be easy with a little person taking up the middle of my body.

5. Travel home, at least once. Better do this before I get too big.

6. Hug my children and husband.

7. Decide on a career path. A whole year to decide should be enough.

8. Buy new clothes. Unavoidable anyway due to expanding belly.

9. Spend time with friends. Easy, since I have some of the best friends in the world, nay, the universe.

10. And finally, not because ten is all I have but because it's a good number to end with, I will use more lotion and sunblock. Any amount of increase will easily top my previous efforts.

So, there you have it. Ten resolutions that should be easy to keep and achieve with minimal effort or change. Sounds good to me. Good luck with yours.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Merry Christmas

I thought I would post one last time before the holidays really kick off. Like many other bloggers, I plan to stay away the computer a lot the next couple of weeks in order to spend time with and enjoy my family. I am happy to say that I have all my shopping done and only have wrapping and baking ahead of me. On the baking menu is, of course, sugar cookies for the kids to frost and I'm going to try my hand at my mom's pumpkin empenadas (turnovers). I hope they come out as good as hers. I also baked some zucchini bread for the kids' teachers and the teachers I've been working with. I do plan to make a couple more loaves just for my family.

Christmas Eve will be spent at my brother-in-law's house, having dinner and enjoying their company. Christmas Day will be quietly enjoyed at home, unwrapping presents and eating yummy food. We've only spent one other Christmas at home, by ourselves, and it was really calm and nice to not have to rush off anywhere. Of course, I wanted us to go home to NM and spend it with my family, but we decided we would stay here this year. As long as I have H and the kids, I'm happy.

New Year's Eve has no big plans for us yet. We've usually visited the same brother-in-law's house to set off fireworks and eat yummy food provided by my sis-in-law. We have enough fireworks left over from July 4th to entertain the kids.

So, other than these tentative celebrations, we will be relaxing, enjoying the calm, and maybe sneaking in a bit of cleaning too...maybe. I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. May God bless you in the new year with what you need and even what you want.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Just in case you hadn't figured it out yet...

This is why I am so tired and haven't posted much lately.
Yes, that's what you think it is. Yes, it was planned. And yes, we are really happy and excited. So, from now on, if I'm not blogging much, or I'm taking a nap in the middle of the day or eating whatever I darn well please...I can, cause I'm doing it for two. Or, if H has it his way, for three.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

5 Things Meme

I snagged this 5 things meme from Bookgirl's Nightstand. I won't tag someone, but feel free to snag from me as well.

5 Things I was doing 10 years ago:

1. Counting down the days until I got my tattoo, though I didn't get the one I planned on.
2. Meeting the guy I would date for the next two years.
3. Trying to stay out of trouble in a small town. Harder than you think.
4. Raising my son. Yeah, I started early.
5. Working in a pool hall. Job was fine, boss sucked.

5 Things on my To-Do List today:

1. Go to church.
2. Do laundry.
3. Rest before work starts again.
4. Fiddle around online.
5. Not much else.

5 Things I would do if I were a millionaire:

1. Pay off all our debts. I know, boring...but it would sure make me feel good.
2. Move to a nicer neighborhood, near the kids' school.
3. Get my masters degree, continuing with English Lit.
4. Buy new furniture...for every room.
5. Help family.

5 Things I’ll never wear again (or have never worn):

1. leg warmers...not sure I ever wore them, but they seem a bit pointless.
2. side ponytail...with large barrettes.
3. rolled socks. Yeah, I did that one, but in my defense, I was in elementary school.
4. perm
5. blue jean jacket...especially ones that have been bedazzled.

5 Favorite Toys:

1. cell phone...basically essential.
2. laptop...'nuff said.
3. books...never leave home without one.
4. my benz...when something isn't broken on it.
5. hair tools...what? I have a lot of hair.

Friday, December 07, 2007

Finally, something fun

I could post about all the reasons that I haven't been posting, but it would sound an awful lot like my previous post. Work, running around, being exhausted, etc. OR I could actually post about something fun. I just finished this:which is the second book in Meyer's Twilight Series. I read the whole book in just over a 24-hour period. It was FANTASTIC!!! I was crying my eyes out only a quarter of the way into the book. I had already become so attached to the characters after the first book that it was like an emotional rollercoaster. Meyer's writing style is beautiful, in that it is enthralling and yet, easy to read. My indecision between the two love interests shows just how well Meyer has developed each character and their attachment to the heroine. I have ordered the third book and know that I will be anxiously checking the post each day until it is finally in my hands. And I know that I will have completed the book a day later.

If you have not read this series, you simply MUST! The first book is "Twilight" and it was hard to put down for even a few minutes. What are you doing?! Go! Buy it now! And thank me later.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

One heck of a weekend...graduations, bdays, and Santa...Oh My!

This weekend was quite full of fun. Thursday was Mister's 11th birthday and, since his party was on Saturday, we had a little family celebration. He got to pick the dinner, Little Caesar's, and the activity, a movie at the dollar theater. He had a good time. Friday, I worked in the morning again with the last rowdy class I had. Except, this time, they were much better. After work/school, we went with H to his boss' house for a few hours. From there, we took the kids to their theater class. After theater, we pretty much headed straight out to a friend's graduation party in a town about 1 1/2 hours away. We didn't stay long because I was exhausted and the snow was getting bad. So we finally arrived home a little after 11pm. Talk about a long day.
Saturday was Mister's party. Since I have been either working or tired all week, I had yet to buy a lot of party supplies and had to make an early morning run to Wally world. That wouldn't have been that eventful, except for the 8 inches of snow on the ground, and the car, and everywhere else. Thanks to 4wd and a slow speed, all went well. However, it was down to zero hour and everything was still not ready. I had to call in reinforcements...I called Mody. Being the rock star that she is, she dropped everything and came to my rescue. She decorated, she frosted, she entertained. She is the best. I now owe her dinner and a movie when she finishes her finals.
Back to the party, I had only a couple games, but I figured out that the older the kids are, the less entertaining I have to do. I led them to the living room with an endless supply of legos and they went wild. Once everyone showed up, I had them do a guessing game with a jar of legos. They had to guess how many were in the jar. BTW, there were 120. A winner was proclaimed and a prize awarded. A bit later, Mister tore into presents and ended up with 3 lego sets, moon sand, a nerf basketball net, cash, and an airsoft bb gun. Not a bad haul. He then blew out the candles on his lego cakes. Grab bags were stuffed with giant pixie sticks, plastic bubbles, candy, and slingshot toys that I'm sure their parents will looove. After they were all sugared up, we sent them home. Good times were had by all.
I bet you thought the day ended there, didn't you?! Nope, after getting showered and changed, we headed to H's company Christmas party at his boss' house. Minutes after we walked in, guess who showed up?! SANTA AND MRS. CLAUSE! In full festive clothing, they sang songs and consulted their 'naughty and nice' book while talking to each person on his lap. It was awesome. Tiny couldn't stop smiling the whole time. Mister even got an extra gift because Santa knew he had just had a birthday. So it went with each person, Santa would consult his list and talk to us, revealing a bit of info that only he would know. It was really great. Following their farewell, we ate some great food and had good conversation. I know the kids had a blast.

And Sunday, we slept in, went to church, and rested up afterwards. I am not really ready to start the new week, but this weekend sure was fun. I hope you all have a great week.