I'm back from Minnesota, so now I will finally get back to my regular blogging schedule. I sincerely apologize for my absence. (I know you all missed my bloggy posts!)
The trip home was awesome. The trip back was a long one ... it went well until we were about 1 minute away from home and then got pulled over by a State Trooper. Sigh. Amazing that we drove 15-20 miles over the speed limit for almost 800 miles and then got stopped within spitting distance of our house! But, the Super Trooper was indeed super because he let us off with just a warning!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you Trooper Whoever You Are.
Today, I picked my pups up from the kennel. They barked and howled the entire way home then ran in circles around the yard for about a half an hour. Pretty sure they were happy to be released from dog prison! (Little do they know they'll be headed back in a couple of months.) I also unpacked, cleaned, reorganized, made some to do lists, filled bird feeders, went shopping, stopped at Starbucks, danced, cleaned my ears, took out the trash ...
And now, I'm exercising with my brand new Wii and Wii fit.
Well ... I'm exercising while eating Peanut M&M's. But, I'm drinking a Diet Coke so I'm pretty sure it all evens out. Anyway, I gotta get back to my Rhythm Kung Fu session so I'll check ya lata!!!
Sorry about my blogging hiatus. I really meant to blog, but then things got CRAY-zee with Christmas shopping, packing, and the loooooonnnnggggg drive to the lands in the North ... (Check out that snow!) ...
But, here I am!!!!
Last night, I surprised Elli-bells with an early Christmas present ... ME!
As you can see, she totally loved it!
Today, I'm finishing up shopping for last minute stocking stuffers, baking cookies with my Momma, wrapping presents, and stuffin' my face fulla food!
Tonight, (well really early tomorrow morning) there's going to be a total eclipse of the heart moon. What is totally awesome about this eclipse is that not only is it a total eclipse, but it coincides with the Winter Solstice! Very, very cool.
For us Eastern time people, you should set your alarms for about 2:30am and start watching the moon ... it should be in full contact with Earth's shadow around this time. The moon will be all glowy red and cool.
The big friggin' unfortunate part about all this is ...
IT'S CLOUDY HERE!
What. The. Hell.
It's been over 400 years since this has happened and it's gotta be freakin' cloudy.
Whatev. I'm still setting my alarm in the hopes that the clouds part for a brief moment!
Hilde and I have been listening to Christmas music most of the day ... Unfortunately, many of the songs we've heard have now been added to my "That song is banned from my ears FOREVER" list. Thoughtful as I am, I thought I'd shared my bah-humbugler list with you :)
Just Say "No" to this Playlist:
Dominick the Donkey by Someone
Little Drummer Boy by (Ummmm) Someone Else
Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer by Yet Some Other Person
Anthing sung by Alvin & The Chipmunks
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus by Jimmy Boyd (Worse song ever!!!!!!!!)
Anything by Wham .... (I've never heard of them, but Mason insists they're awful. Lisa - Mason says "Hi")
Silent Night by Anyone (Um, so don't shoot me for this one 'cause I know alot of people like it ... but it's a total snore fest. Just wake me when it's over, OK?)
O Come All Ye Faithful by Whoever (Even though I love A Very Brady Christmas and watch it religiously each year, The Brady's have ruined the song for me. *SPOILER ALERT* At the very end of the movie, Mike gets trapped in an architectural accident and it isn't until he hears Carol and the rest of the Brady's singing O Come All Ye that he is able to muster the strength to pull himself out. One of the cheesiest, heart wrenching and undeniably pathetic moments in TV history.)
Christmas Shoes by Newsong (Uhhhh, have you heard it?)
Who Took The Merry Out of Christmas by Donny Osmond (Um. There are no words to describe ...)
I didn't post yesterday, because somehow my laptop was freakin' infected with this System Tool 2011 virus. Major ugh-ness. I spent all night trying to manually remove it and I think I finally did. (And, no, I don't look at porn either so I have no idea how I got it!)
(2) Large tonsils.
I have huge tonsils and I hate them.
(3) Small pieces of popcorn.
I have had a small piece of popcorn caught in my giganto tonsils all day and I cannot get it out. I have tried gargling massive amounts of water, sticking my fingers down my throat trying to dislodge it, and just now I jabbed a dental tool at my tonsils trying to move them around and I think I did some damage because it's swollen now.
Ok, so I know it's the worst looking freakin' sun out there, but I did not have the patience to make a realistic looking sun that's 30 inches in diameter!!!! So, instead, I used my yoga ball wrapped it in 4 rolls of bubble wrap, wrapped two blankets around that and then finished it off with a yellow rain coat.
After seeing my creation, I think the kid regrets asking me to help him with his physics project. (I can't imagine why.)
But, maybe ...
He'll never ask for my help again!
Or, if he does, I'll just remind him of the awesome sun I once created that totally didn't embarass him at all.
Yes, I'm mean. And, no, I don't care.
(FYI - Don't ever pick the "easy" project of doing a scale model of the solar system, because it's hard and sucks ass.)
So, I want to know: What kind of a bed-maker are you?
Do you ...
A) Make your bed in the morning.
B) Make your bed right before going to bed.
C) Don't make your bed at all.
E) None of the above.
Personally, I'm a right before bed bed-maker. I never, ever make my bed in the morning after getting up, because I'm way to lazy for all that and no one looks in my room anyway. So, what's the point?
However, I always end up making my bed every night right before I get in it. I cannot fall asleep with all the sheets and blankets twisted and wrapped around each other from the night before. I need everything nice, neat, and comfy. So, my bed always looks great for about 30 seconds each night before I climb in and mess it all up again!
It may only be a dusting but at least it's SNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!
And, as the little snow flakes fall, I'm watching New York, I Love You, which, oddly enough, has me completely engrossed. I'm also eating these 7 Layer Bars that I made earlier. I'm not sure if I like them or hate them and yet I've eaten half a pan. They are just so disgustingly delightful.
Happy Weekend-END everyone! I'm so sad it's almost Monday already :(
"Old lady caught stealing at a store in our airport. Taken away in handcuffs. I guess old people can do bad things. My guess is that's why they get patted down at security checkpoints like the rest of us."