Sunday, November 30, 2008
The last time I had my camera was at my parents house, and I remember taking a picture of all of the grandkids right before we ate.
I set in on the counter and that is the last I remember. My mom hasn't found it (and I'm sure she has cleaned 10 times since then), it's not in my car.
The only other thing that happened was Tristan was dropping me off in front of Albertsons to check out a Redbox and I tried to get out too fast, caught my leg on my bag, and almost fell on my face. Maybe the camera was in there and fell out. I called Albertsons and they didn't have it in their lost and found.
I still believe that most people who live in IF (and especially Albertsons shoppers) would still turn in a camera if they happened to find it.
I hate losing things. I know money is just money, but I've only had that camera since last Christmas, plus the cost of the rechargable batteries, camera bag, etc. It makes me sick inside.
Plus, my husband has mastered the art of being dissapointed in me instead of yelling. Sometimes that is worse than being yelled at.
Who has the money to buy a new camera at Christmastime anyway. I feel naked without it.
You have to a camera!
So, as I am a very visual person, my blogging might slow down if I can't blog without pictures.
Please come back little camera. I miss you.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Faux Apple Pie to Girls Scouts Mint Cookies.
My sister-in-law Pam signed me and my other sister-in-law Megan up for a free
candy making class at the Sugar Shack.
It was so much fun. Just to put in some free advertising they have everything you need to make your own chocolates and candy. I thought they sold candy, not candy making supplies.
Anyway, she taught us how to make the Girl Scout Cookies out of Ritz. You just melt your chocolate, add creme de menthe flavoring and dip your Ritz in, then stick it in the freezer. They taste just like grasshopper cookies.
It was so excited I had to try them at home this afternoon with the boys and the Hermanson girls. They loved helping and they were gone in about 30 seconds.
Plus, I had a new ephiphany about birthdays. I hate frosting with a passion, but I decided I could make cute chocolates and put them on cupcakes. The molds were only $2 and they could go pick out whatever they want. Brilliant!
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
It has since sat in the corner of my room, because I've never had this nice of a quilt. Was I worthy? Would we get it dirty in two days?
Maybe I'll wait until my room stays clean and organized, and I can't have this nice of a quilt without matching pillows. I'll wait until then. I decided this was like waiting until you were a size 6 to buy clothes that you like. Not going to happen anytime soon.
I am not a high-maintenance person, (Ie, see the scratched plastic wear we eat dinner off of every night), but I am especially not this last month since we have been in survival mode.
So, I decided not to save my silver for a special occasion, so to speak. My room may not be clean, my pillow cases don't match, but I deserve this beautiful quilt on my bed. So, there you go.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
So, I started a new tradition. This year I made slideshows of the birthday kids life and showed it at their family party. I try to keep them about a minute for each year of their life. I start off by showing birthday, 1 month, 2 month, up to 12 month, then 1 year, 2 years etc.
The kids love seeing themselves grow up, and I keep them short enough that I don't think the family is too bugged.
Today I also started one for the year. I'm going to try to make a "year in review" slideshow to show either on Christmas Eve or New Years Eve.
These also make good things to watch on those boring Sunday afternoons.
Just food for thought...
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Without prompting (I promise) every time you ask Tyce what kind of baby I have this is his response. And since he was the last one in heaven, maybe he knows something we don't.
Of course the next question to ask is "Where is the baby?" and he says, "Outside." But you know, you get what you can take. 10 more weeks until we find out if he is right! FYI on my health, I am feeling a little better. I never feel normal, and eating is still very tricky, but we are making it through our days. Thanks for your concern.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
However, sometimes they do get annoying when I am trying to read everyone's blogs and there are 5 different songs going on.
But lately I discovered a new use for playlists. Everyday when I'm doing my daily clean, I pull up a different blog and listen to their playlist.
You can learn a lot about someone by their playlist. Did you know Mary Jones likes the Indigo Girls?
I love getting a variety of music and expanding my musical horizons. I'm excited to put together a Christmas playlist. So next time you need some tunes, try someone elses playlist. You will learn a lot!