Thursday, December 11, 2008

Christmas Presents

The DH and I bought presents for everybody on Black Friday...except each other. Now, with two weeks until Christmas, we are scrambling to come up with gift ideas. I don't know what to get him and I certainly don't know what I want. This always happens, all year long I could name at least a dozen things I want, then bam is's Christmas time and I can't name one thing. Sucks really.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Amazing Contest!

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http://wiifit.coolmomguide.com/fitness-friday/#comments

But hurry up, the Twitter party is Wednesday December 10 at 7 pm Central time.

Get your entries in now!

Wow a week!

I can't believe I haven't blogged in a whole week!! I would like to say that I have a lot to say or that interesting things have been going on, but they haven't.

Work is extremely busy right now. I still feel sick and have another month to go.

I don't want to be at work right now.

HEROES is on tonight! Yay for HEROES! (It's my favorite show incase you didn't know!)

I watched the first season of Pushing Daisies this weekend. I have to say it. I HATE CHUCK! Olive is a much better character. She is funny. I love when she's jumping on the bed and falls off saying "Jiminy Krispies". I wonder how long I could say that at work before somebody got annoyed enough to say something about it. hahahaha

Monday, December 1, 2008

HSKS 6 Swap Package

I got the BEST package from Petunia Crookshanks!

A beautiful blue scarf, gorgeous blue and silver yarn (looks just like the Dallas Cowboys, oops did I say that? I meant Ravenclaw!), THREE sock patterns, a HUGE Hershey's bar, ORGANIC Tazo Chai (I love Tazo Chai!!), 6 cute washclothes, a cute little silver snowflake picture frame, house unity stitch markers, a 2009 HP calendar, and and ADDI circular needle!! I think that was the longest sentence ever!! I am so excited!



Thanksgiving!

I cooked my first turkey ever! I don't think it turned out bad, it was moist.

My Dh got me the Wicked soundtrack this weekend. I love "No One Mourns the Wicked", "Popular" (probably my favorite), and "Defying Gravity". I love it!

Tea Swap Package

I got an amazing swap package from Sylvia (Moutons on Rav). She spoiled me rotten. I loved everything! I got THREE skeins of some yummy blue yarn (my favorite color), TWO Cappuccino Chocolate bars, loose leaf Earl Grey tea (that smells delicious!), TWO cup cozies, a cup from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a little container for holding beads, and a PASHMINA! It is so gorgeous.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

So, I blew it

NaBloPoMo that is. I woke up Sunday morning and realized I forgot to blog on Saturday. Since then, I've just been lazy.

Here is my ticker from baby-gaga.

pregnancy calendar

I have been absolutely engrossed in Bret "The Hitman" Hart's book. It is sooo good. I get caught up in all of his stories. I am halfway done, which isn't bad considering it is 549 pages.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Free Course on Blogging

I'm evaluating a multi-media course on blogging from the folks at Simpleology. For a while, they're letting you snag it for free if you post about it on your blog.

It covers:

  • The best blogging techniques.
  • How to get traffic to your blog.
  • How to turn your blog into money.

I'll let you know what I think once I've had a chance to check it out. Meanwhile, go grab yours while it's still free.

Bret "The Hitman" Hart

The DH and I waited in line almost three hours to see Bret hart last night at MOA, but it was totally worth it! I was so cheesy by the time we got up there, I had to tone it down for the pic! He was extremely nice. I barely started his book, but he is an incedible writer, but he did have a newspaper column in Calgary. Here's the pic...

I found the following by starting at Chris' website, then over the hill and through the woods to LOL President...


Thursday, November 20, 2008

34 Days until Christmas!

Sine WLTE has already begun playing Christmas music 24 hours a day, I thought I would get in the mood and add a Christmas survey.

Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate?♥ Hot Chocolate

Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree?♥ Wraps

Colored lights on tree/house or white?♥ White and Blue

Do you hang mistletoe?♥ Nope, its full of Nargles

When do you put your decorations up?♥ Hopefully, the day after Thanksgiving

What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)?♥ Wild Rice

Favorite holiday memory as a child:♥ Spending time with my Grandmother and once I got a cat

When and how did you learn the truth about Santa?♥ IDK

Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve?♥ One

How do you decorate your Christmas Tree?♥ With ornaments and garland

Snow! Love it or Dread it?♥ Both, Love it at first, dread it after 5 months

Can you ice skate?♥ Nope

Do you remember your favorite gift?♥ A teddy bear and keyboard from my Grandmother

What is the most important thing about the Holidays for you?♥ Family

What is your favorite Holiday Dessert?♥ Apple Pie

What is your favorite holiday tradition?♥ Christmas Mass

What tops your tree?♥ A silver star

Which do you prefer giving or receiving?♥ Both!

What is your favorite Christmas Song?♥ O Holy Night by Paul Potts

Candy Canes! Yuck or Yum?♥ Yum if they are not peppermint- preferably cherry

What do you want for Christmas?♥ Health for our entire family

Do you attend an annual Christmas Party?♥ Two, My work and my DH's work

Do you dress up on Christmas or wear pjs?♥ Pjs

Do you own a santa hat?♥ Nope

Who do you normally spend Christmas with?♥ My son, husband, mom and stepdad

We Won! We Won!


Although we found out on Tuesday, we just got our House Cup!!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The Rock

Somehow a DVD called "The Rock: The Most Electrifying Man in Sports Entertainment" was released in June and NOBODY told me!! How could this happen. I love The Rock, especially from his WWE days. He is hilarious. Well, all is right in the world now. My DH took me to Best Buy after work and got the 3 disc set for me. I can't wait to watch it.

He also got me David Cook's new CD. Yay!

Tomorrow, BRET "THE HITMAN" HART is going to be at MOA signing copies of his book. My DH has the day off of work and he is going to pick me up so we can be there before 6!

I know I sound like some kind of wrestling watching freak, but come on I'm from Minneapolis. My grandmother was so cool, she knew all the old AWA guys and would take me to see them wrestle at the old Civic Center when I was just a little thing.

I remember Nick Bockwinkle, Vern Gagne, Jessie the Body, and Hulk Hogan from a time when I could barely walk! My uncle Beanie used to pose like Hulk Hogan and ask me who he has and it never failed that I would say Jessie the Body! It wasn't until I was second grade that I could answer him right. So, now I have this weird complex regarding Hulk Hogan and my uncle. Lets just say I am really glad Hulk retired from wrestling cuz I could never watch him getting beat up. It freaked me out.

My grandma knew a lot of people. Country western singers, wrestlers, and the MN Vikings. In fact, she used to sew their jerseys. I got to meet Jerry Burns. Somewhere floating around is a picture of me wearing Tommy Kramer's jersey grinning from ear to ear. It came down past my knees, I may have been about 11 years old and I already was crazy about him. My older cousin would tease me every monday, that she had gone to detox and played spoons with Tommy Kramer.

Good times, good times. I must remember to post someday about tracking the Dallas Cowboys all over town and running around on the practice field at Winter Park and how even though, sadly, my grandmother had already passed away; she helped me get the information on what hotel Troy Aikman was staying at so we could go a hunting...

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Crabby!

I am really looking forward to a time when I am not tired and/or crabby. There were several times today that I wanted to cry, scream and throw a good old-fashioned temper tantrum. I mean laid out on the floor, screaming and kicking. Haha, that is funny.

I have this project at work, that isn't supposed to be my project, but has somehow become my project. I don't want it. I don't care how noble and full of good it is. I DO NOT WANT IT. I was repeatedly told that I would ONLY have to post some things on our donor website. That's it! Nothing else. Oh, and I would have lots of time do get it done, weeks, if not months. Well, when the time came, I had 2 days. The information was not complete. Organizations were not qualified to be included. So, I had to go back and research these organizations (52!) and get their information. I did not have time to get them qualified through our process, but I at least got them entered. Then I had to load all 52 organizations on two different websites, by cutting and pasting, after I turned each pdf into an html document. Not hard, but boring and time consuming.

Now, people are wanting to give to these organizations (the whole purpose of the project). All of a sudden, I'm supposed to keep track of all of these organizations, who is giving to them, and how much they are giving. I enter between 100-200 grants a week. I don't want to try and remember these few. The has been no communication as to what is expected. Nobody even bothered to tell me how they wanted them entered, other than consistently. Consistently? As in enter every grant (duh) or enter them the same way (ok, how? what information?). After trial and error, I got 30 or so entered, checked, and corrected after the powers that be decided how they wanted them entered. I hate this project, I hate everybody associated with it, I am ready to hurt them. I finally calm down, stop thinking about it and then I hear the girl who is supposed to be in charge of this stinking project on the phone with somebody, telling them that this is MY project. I am going to be the one to go to if they need information, reports, etc on this project. I am keeping track of everything!

Anybody know where to hide the bodies?

Monday, November 17, 2008

Ugh! Annual Benefits

Today was our annual benefit meeting at work. Yuck! I don't wanna be an adult. All of this is too much. Choice, elect, preferred, premier, whatever. There are too many decisions to make. Do I go for a high deductible plan, knowing that I am going to spend a lot next year on healthcare? Do I stay with my healthcare now, even though the payments are going up like 25% and the copays are going up while the benefits are going down. This all sucks. I need a nap.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

I can't believe we lost!

We were right behind Lav A. in Quidditch. My computer decided to get slow right then. Ahhh. The Huff's are behind us in points, but we will see where we stand after the points are updated.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

New Snowsuit

We got our chihuahua, Noka, a new snowsuit today. Its really cute. Her Playboy Bunny jacket was just a little too small. It looked like we stuffed her in a sausage.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Another Giveaway!! This one is amazing!

Bookshipper: GREAT BOOK GIVEAWAY FROM CBS AND NOVEL ADVENTURES

Go over and enter now for a chance to win EIGHT books!

The Bourne Sanction
Girls Like Us
Gone with the Wind
Knit Two
Life So Far
The Monster of Florence
The Old Man and The Sea
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
The Sharper Your Knife, The Less You Cry

If you decide to enter the giveaway, tell them Shelvicious sent you! Thanks!


12 more weeks of tired!

I don't know if I will make it. I am sitting here at work, not working, just yawning. Yawning so much I have tears coming out of my eyes.

I went to the doctor today for my first OB appointment. I have to cut wwaayy down on my salt intake. I went to Mickey D's for lunch, then had broasted chicken from Sammy's and my legs and hands swelled up. I couldn't even touch my thumb and pinky. I think it is going to be a rough 8 months. My mom predicted I would be on bedrest by the end. Yuck! At least my work makes short term and long term disability mandatory, so I don't have to worry about it being too late to sign up for that. The DH's short term disability company said I would be covered under his as well, I wonder how that works?

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Final Round of Quidditch

1. Who was Tom Riddle Sr.'s girlfriend before Merope gave him the love potion?
b. Cecilia

2. What does Luna say floated into Harry's ear when he was in the train car that supposedly caused him to lose focus?
c. Wrackspurt

3. How much do the primary Apparition lessons cost?
d. 12 galleons

4. What is Professor Merrythought's first name?
b. Galatea

5. What Hogwarts club was Eileen Prince captain of?
b. Gobstones Club

6. Who is head of the Goblin Liaison office?
b. Dirk Cresswell

7. Mrs. Weasley offers Fleur a goblin-made tiara for the wedding with Bill. What family member is currently in possession of the tiara?
a. Aunt Muriel

8. How many points does Snape take from Gryffindor for Harry's late arrival and muggle attire?
b. 70

9. When Profressory Slughorn first meets Hermione, he asks her whether she is related to . What society did Dgworth-Granger found?
d. The Most Extraordinary Society of Potioneers

10. Which of these describes Golpalott's Third Law?
d. The antidote for a blended poison will be equal to more than the sum of the antidotes for each of the separtea components

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Decisions, decisions

My mom started her new job on Lake Vermillon today. That is 3 1/2 hours from the cities. She fully expects that the DH and I will leave the cities and move to northern MN, because Aut 3:16 wants to move with her. I don't know what to do.

The crazy sil sent my DH a text yesterday "I will make sure my baby has everything it needs, even if I never see it" psycho! Her baby? What does she think? That her and her brother had a baby and I'm just carrying it because she can't? WTF? Oh well whatever, she just guaranteed that she will never see this baby.

This is AFTER she had called him on Friday telling him how hurt her feelings were because he didn't tell her we were going to have a baby and how she still loves him. He told her that he didn't feel that she did love him because of the lies she has been spreading and how she was booing after the wedding (in the parking lot) and how she tried to get people to boycott the wedding. She denied this of course, my DH told her that several people told him themselves, she wanted to know who said it. He told her it wasn't important. She also denied booing, but he heard her himself! She also told him that he told her kids that they weren't invited to the wedding reception. The DH told both of her kids that they were welcome to go to the reception, IF they went with their grandparents. They went back and forth like that for a while, she denied calling her dad white trash, but the DH said their father told him she said it after not letting him in to give the kids their presents. Finally, she said she just called to say congratulations and she is happy for him, even if she never gets to see the baby because he obviously hates her and then she hung up on him. Unbalanced...

Monday, November 10, 2008

My HSKS6 package

So, I am not really sure if I understand correctly, but I will post pics of the HSKS6 package I sent to Lavender Ollivander.
Hot Chocolate

Random Bath Stuff

More Random Bath Stuff

Knitting Stuff

Whole Kit

I won I won!!!

I won a copy of Dewey here:

http://thetometraveller.blogspot.com/2008/11/welcome-to-book-giveaway-carnival.html

I can't believe it. 81 people entered the contest and I won!! I have been wanting to read Dewey! Here is the review from Thetometraveller.

The is another giveaway going on over thereIt is for the Flavor Bible. Go there and maybe you can win too!!



The Tome Traveller's Weblog: Giveaway: The Flavor Bible by Karen Page & Andrew Dornenburg

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Vikings Win!

The Vikings beat the Packers today. It was a great game.

I started a sock during the game. Here is my progress through the game and two Harry Potter movies minus a nap (of course).

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Tired

I have slept almost the whole day! I can't believe it.

The people who live in the apartment next door had a horrible burnt plastic smell coming from their apartment. We knocked on their door after the smell started to come into our bedroom. Yuck! I finally had to call the office and somebody went into their apartment and found they had left their stove on with plastic bowls on top of it! That is the bad thing about living in an apartment, you have rely on stupid people like that not to burn the whole place down!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Yarn

I saw some yummy amazing yarn on the internet today. The Yarn Pirate has a sock club. I want to join. Me! I can barely focus long enough to knit one sock, let alone a second sock. I also want lots of Yarntini and Antonio de la Weasley has a shop with divine sock yarn.

Then I started looking at dyeing my own yarn. I looked up directions for using kool-aid and Wilton's as dye. I can't waint to get started. I wonder if the DH will make me a warping board because I doubt he will want yarn all the way down the hallway.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Ravenclaw Homework

1- Astrid Cloverleaf
2- Cassandra Grubbly-Plank
3- Enna Kirts
4- Selena Starfire
5- Henry Longstaff
6- Ceciley Fortescue
7- Mona Ravenscroft
8- Argentia Pascal
9- Prendolyn Wilcox
10- Lizzie Wychwood
11- Ursula Longbottom
12- Rowena Weasley
13- Aurora Curlyfur
14- Lily May Clearwater
15- Megaera Black

Bonus 1 – Smileynetta or Hermione Bagnold
Bonus 2 – Less than half

I wasn't going to post this until Sunday, but seeing how some of my fellow ravenclaws have, here it is.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Lydia Bennett

Ever want to hear Lydia Bennett's side of the story? Go here and enter for a chance to find out....Savvy Verse & Wit: Jane Odiwe & Lydia Bennet's Take on Halloween Fun

Sick

I am feeling so sick this past week. I go to the Dr. tomorrow though, not that she will be able to fix anything. It's just comforting to know you are going to see the Dr. Crazy I know.

Our early mailing deadline is November 7. Tomorrow, I will finish up my shopping for my spoilee and get her package in the mail.

I don't have anything really to post right now. Well, anything I'm willing to post right now. So, I am going to resort to a video. It may be old but it is amazing!


Monday, November 3, 2008

Punk Rock Gift Exchange

I received my package from Rachel this weekend. It was amazing. I had so much fun opening it. Because I am crazy, this is the first thing that caught my eye...


That is sooo awesome. I love it. I got so many great things, don't be mad if I forget some. I got a Munny, a project bag with two gorgeous skeins of yarn, Spicy Chai, chocolate covered pretzels, treats for my dog, a silcone flower ring to cook eggs in, a fan, pencils, a package of my own plastic silverware, and a little chicken guy. I know you said he was your favorite, but I have never heard of him. I will have to do some research...

Thanks so much Pseudobunny. It's amazing.

Here are some more pics...

Book Giveaway Carnival!

Today is the first day of the Book Giveaway Carnival. I found an awesome contest over at readingwithmonie.blogspot.com. There are three prizes. A new copy of Flat Out Sexy by Erin McCarthy, a $10 Barnes and Noble gift certificate, or a Reading with Monie tote bag. go check it out.

I am dying to read Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World. Shhhimreading.blogspot.com and Thetometraveller.blogspot.com are each giving a copy away for Book Giveaway Carnival!! Go check them out and sign up to win your very own copy of Dewey.

The Tome Traveller's Weblog: Welcome to the Book Giveaway Carnival!!

Here are some more Book Giveaways....

Gods Behaving Badly , here and here

Natural Cookbook

Tall, Dark and Texan

Daring Girls

Five different books

I will update more tomorrow.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Halloween

Aut 3:16 waited until last minute to decide on a costume. The night before Halloween, the DH and I grabbed the last three adult male costumes at Target, then went to a different section to email pictures of the costume to Aut. He finally selected the Rock Star Pirate or whatever they called it. I thought it looked like Michael Jackson's jacket from Thriller (except not red). I asked him if he wanted to go as that, but he said no way. I told the DH that he was going to be that, but I just wouldn't tell him.

Aut was out for about an hour before somebody recognized him. He was mad at me at first, but the guy gave him a crap load of extra candy because he loved his costume. After that, Aut had everybody guess what he was and if they didn't know, he had me play Thiller on my phone.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

I almost forgot...

Today is the first day of NaBloPoMo and I almost missed it.

Texas Tech won! Go Guns! Mike Leach is a football genius. What a game ending.

The DH is going to see his nephew play football at the Metrodome tomorrow. His nephew's football team was invited to play at the Vikings practice before the game. Each child gets to bring two adults and they all get to meet the players and will receive free tickets for the game.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Trick-or-Treat!

I got my Ravenclaw Trick-or-Treat package in the mail yesterday. Thanks Chrysta! It's great. When I read the post about the single dpn, I laughed and thought it was great idea. Needless to say my DH thought I had gone mad, when I opened up my package and it fell out. Too funny! I absolutely love the glass dish. Did you make it yourself? The jellybeans were great, I mean the ones I got before my son ate them!


Wednesday, October 29, 2008

What to post today?

It has been a very slow day at work today. I need to finish shopping for my last PRGE swap basket and get it in the mail. I will have to overnight it because it is due on November 1.

I changed the layout of my blog to see how I would like it. I'm not really sure if I will keep it this way or not. I at least saved my old template if I want to change it back.

I have been playing around with Technorati today, but I still don't get listbacks or whatever Blogger calls them. Anybody care to explain?

I have filled in the rest of the answers from my movie meme. Good job Bevin! I can't believe how many you got!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

3 days until November...

and the start of NaNoWriMo! I don't know what I was thinking when I signed up. Has anybody else joined the insanity? If stop by and say hi. I am Shelvicious on that site as well.

I normally tend to shy away from posting videos, but this one is too funny! Am I dating myself if I say I remember watching the actual video on Mtv when it came out?

Monday, October 27, 2008

Heroes

I am completely addicted to Heroes. I can't believe I have to wait two whole weeks for the next episode. How is Peter going to get his powers back? Is Adam Monroe really dead? What would happen if Sylar and Peter were really on the same side? Is Nathan going to be a villan? How will HRG manipulate everybody? (HRG is one of my favorite characters.) What is Hiro going to encounter of his spiritual journey? I can't believe that SNL will be on next week instead. I hate SNL's stupid humor.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Ravenclaw HOH Competition

I should be the Ravenclaw HOH because: I'm smart and dependable, just like a Ravenclaw should be. I am also accessible all the time, because my email rolls over to my phone.

The funniest thing I or my alter ego has ever done: Put jello in my friend's toilet before going to stay at my house. When she got back, she had jello in her toilet but didn't realize it until after she used the bathroom

The best trick ever played on me or my alter ego: A co-worker hid all the things in my cubicle and when I got to work in the morning, there was only my computer. I looked all over for my stuff and it was hidden in random places, including the guy's bathroom. I found everything except my Bam Margera picture, turns out he had taken it home with him. He said he was really careful because he knew I would kill him if something happened to it. He did it to get back at me for exchanging all of his stuff with a cubicle on a different floor!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Mmm Pot Roast

My DH bought me the new Martha Stewart cookbook "Cooking School". I love it! Everything is explained so well and there are pictures of everything. I made the pot roast and it turned out so much better than it did before.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Ravenclaw Homework

  • What security question does Mr. Weasley ask Mrs. Weasley before he enters the Burrow? What is the answer? What is Arthur’s pet name for her - Mollywobbles
  • What two names does Mrs. Cole call Dumbledore when she takes him to see Tom Riddle at the orphanage? Dumberton and Dunderbore
  • What is the name of Ginny's Pygmy Puff? Arnold
  • What three D's are needed for apparating? Destination, determination and deliberation
  • What spell did Harry perform when he was attacked by Dementors? Expecto Patronum
  • Who did an arrow salute at Dumbledore's funeral? The centaurs
  • What did Dumbledore set on fire to prove to Tom Riddle that he was a wizard? The wardrobe
  • What Christmas present did Kreacher give Harry? Maggots
  • What is on top of the Weasleys' Christmas tree? A gnome
  • What was the most popular item at Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes? Nosebleed Nougat
  • Why did Harry threaten to kick Ron off the Griffindor Quidditch team? He was mean, played badly and made a teammate cry.
  • What happens if you break an Unbreakable Vow? You die
  • Who did Hermoine go to Slughorn's party with? Cormac McLeggen
  • Who is Mrs. Weasley's favorite singer? Celestina Warbeck
  • Who are the only two people who know the full contents of the prophecy made about Harry and Lord Voldemort? Harry and Professor Dumbledore

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Done!

I finished my homemade item for the Hogwarts Sock Kit Swap tonight. It wasn't what I had originally planned, but the materials didn't well...materialize in time. I pretty proud of myself though. It was my best friend's birthday today. I stayed home and finished my project because I made a commitment. Tomorrow. I will email the pic the Wisteria and our house will pick up ten bonus points!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Movie Meme

I’ve seen quite a few movie meme’s on blogs. Most require you to bold the movies you seen on a particular list. Other memes have you find quotes from 30 movies you like and have visitors guess the movie title. I decided to do something like that. Although, instead of quotes from movies, I’ve done lyrics from musicals! (For this meme, I consider a movie to be a musical if any of the lead characters sing.) I will update the names as people guess them correctly. Oh yeah, NO CHEATING!

1. Bye Bye Birdie
Oh, one last kiss,
Give me one last kiss,
It never felt like this,
No, never felt like this,

2. Viva Las Vegas
Bright light city gonna set my soul
Gonna set my soul on fire
Got a whole lot of money thats ready to burn,
So get those stakes up higher

3. Wizard of Oz (Bevin)
Ding-dong the witch is dead
Which old witch? The wicked witch
Ding-dong the wicked witch is dead

4. Moulin Rouge! (Bevin)
Spectacular, spectacular
No words in the vernacular
Can describe this great event
You'll be dumb with wonderment

5. Annie (Bevin)
Some women are dripping with diamonds
Some women are dripping with pearls
Lucky me! Lucky me!
Look at what I'm dripping with

6. The Sound of Music (Bevin)
One little girl in a pale pink coat heard
Lay ee odl lay ee odl lay hee hoo
She yodeled back to the lonely goatherd
Lay ee odl lay ee odl-oo

7. My Fair Lady (Bevin)
My head's too light to try to set it down! Sleep! Sleep!
I couldn't sleep tonight.
Not for all the jewels in the crown!
I could have danced all night!

8. Purple Rain
I never wanted to be your weekend lover
I only wanted to be some kind of friend
Baby I could never steal you from another
Its such a shame our friendship had to end

9. Mary Poppins (Bevin)
Because I was afraid to speak
When I was just a lad
My father gave me nose a tweak
And told me I was bad

10. Dream Girls (Bevin)
I don't wanna be free
I'm staying, I'm staying
And you, and you, and you
You're gonna love me

11. 8 Mile (Bevin)
His palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy
There's vomit on his sweater already, mom's spaghetti
He's nervous, but on the surface he looks calm and ready
To drop bombs, but he keeps on forgetting

12. Selena
'Cause I'm dreaming of you tonight
Till tomorrow, I'll be holding you tight
And there's nowhere in the world I'd rather be
Than here in my room, dreaming about you and me

13. Earth Girls are Easy
'Cause I'm a blonde
Yeah, yeah, yeah
'Cause I'm a blonde
Yeah, yeah, yeah

14. Grease 2 (Bevin)
If you really want to know
what I want in a guy...
Well, I'm lookin' for a dream on a mean machine
With hell in his eyes.

15. Cats
I can smile at the old days
I was beautiful then
I remember the time I knew what happiness was
Let the memory live again

16. Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (Bevin)
I want the works,
I want the whole works!
Presents and prizes and sweets and surprises in all shapes and sizes,
And now!

17. Guys and Dolls (Bevin)
You're on this date with me
The pickings have been lush
And yet before this evening is over you might give me the brush
You might forget your manners

18. West Side Story (Bevin)
I feel charming
Oh so charming
It's alarming how charming I feel
And so pretty

19. Popeye (Bevin)
And I gots a lot of muskle and I only gots one eye
And I never hurts nobodys and I'll never tell a lie
Tops to me bottoms and me bottoms to me top
And that's the way it is 'till the day that I drop

20. Back to the Beach
Jamaican Ska
Ska Ska Ska
Jamaican Ska
Ska Ska Ska
Do the Ska

21. Walk the Line (Bevin)
But they'll laugh at you in Jackson, and I'll be dancin' on a Pony Keg.
They'll lead you 'round town like a scalded hound,
With your tail tucked between your legs,
Yeah, go to Jackson, you big-talkin' man.

22. The Wedding Singer (Bevin)
Oh somebody kill me please,
somebody kill me plee-ase,
I'm on my knees,
pretty pretty please kill me.

23. The Bodyguard
I hope
life treats you kind
And I hope
you have all you've dreamed of

24. Sweet Dreams
I stop to see a weepin willow cryin on his pillow,
Maybe he's cryin for me ~
And as the skies turn gloomy, night winds whisper to me,
I'm lonesome as I can be...

25. Sargent Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Picture yourself in a boat on a river,
With tangerine trees and marmalade skies
Somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly,
A girl with kaleidoscope eyes.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Accident!

On the way home from work today. The bus rear ended a car that was stopped on the freeway. The bus driver said that the stopped driver was cut off. I was looking down at my phone and didn't notice anything until the driver slammed on the brakes and honked his horn. So, the only thing I saw was the other driver stopped in front of us. We ended up slamming into him. I was sitting at the back of the bus; the force made me fly forward, but I caught the side of the seat in front of me. Nobody was hurt. There was surprising little damage to the car, considering we pushed him pretty hard. My back was a little sore, but it seems okay now.

On a knitting note, I am almost finished with the back of my sweater, just two more rows to go. Then I can do the shoulder seams, neck and sleeves. Yay! I'm so happy. I can't believe I got this far.

Monday, October 20, 2008

That was close

Today for dinner, I made chili and quesadillas. We got a quesadilla maker for a wedding present. I love it. The chili was good too. I finally got some apple pie, but forgot to eat some. Oh well it is too late now. I'm tired and I am going to bed.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

What a day!

Today was a crazy day for the Minnesota Vikings. They scored 41 points and still didn't win. 41 points!!! My beloved Cowboys lost as well and the stupid Green Bay Packers won. I am praying for the Red Sox.

It was a very nice Sunday; I'm not looking forward to tomorrow and having to go back to work. The DH and I went to the hospital this morning and said goodbye to my aunt. It wasn't as hard as I thought it was going to be. I assured her that we would always make sure that my cousin Donna would have family and a place to be. Funny, since she is almost 20 years older than I am, but that is her baby and the one she worries about the most. After that, we went grocery shopping and I made dinner. Deviled Chicken from Martha, baked potatoes and acorn squash with butter and brown sugar (yummm). It turned out well, I tell ya, that Martha really knows what she is doing. I never liked her until she went to jail. She opted to begin serving her sentence before her appeal was up. No crying around for her, even though she was almost a senior citizen. Just did her time, with the same resolve she does everything else. Impressed the hell outta me! Now I think she is the cat's pajamas (or is it the bee's knees? Haha). Whatever, almost our whole wedding registry at Macy's was Martha. I like her stuff better than anything. We got her comforter set. It originally cost $500, but it was on sale for $199. We signed up for a Macy's card and got an additional 15% off and another 20% off for putting it on the card. So the set only cost us around $135. Good thing my mom doesn't read my blog, she'd kill me if she knew we paid that much for it. Hwever, it is the softest, most beautiful blanket ever! We finally had a grown-up looking bedroom with matching curtains and like eight pillows! I want another one to save in case something happens to the one we have now. Oh no, I had better watch out cuz crazy is getting loose!

Yay! I finally posted through an entire weekend!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

My Auntie Lois

Tomorrow the doctors are taking my Aunt Lois off of her blood pressure medication at her request. She said her husband has waited for her for a long time and she would like to go be with him now.

She fell a week after our wedding and broke her hip. Her daughter didn't find her until an hour and a half later. They took her to the hospital where she had her first surgery, blood pooled in her hip socket, but on the way to her second surgery, the doctors found infection in her stomach and on her dialysis tube. They took her to surgery right away and tried to remove as much of the infection as they could. They also moved her dialysis to her neck. She already has a pacemaker and problems with low blood pressure and the dialysis in her neck dropped it even lower. She was only 60/30 with the IV blood pressure medication.

She ended up having two more surgeries, the last one being yesterday. The doctors feared she wouldn't live very long after the surgery and even if she did, she still needed at least two more. One to replace the battery in her pacemaker and another to fix the blood still pooling in her hip.

When she woke up tonight, she asked the doctors to call her two daughters. She told them to take her off the blood pressure medication, that she loved them and will miss them, but that she was ready to go.

It is extremely sad but at least it is her decision and nobody has to wonder if they are doing the best thing for her. The doctors said that they are doing everything they can to fight the infection, but it is in her bloodstream now.

Goodbye Auntie Lois. I will tell you what I tell my grandmother all the time.

Gigwiinawenimin
Gizaagi'in
Giga waabamin minawaa

(translation)
I love you
I miss you
I will see you again

Friday, October 17, 2008

I almost forgot

Tomorrow is the snitch release, but I don't know what time yet. Go Ravenclaw!!

I'm going to go shopping for my spoilee's package tomorrow. I can't wait.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

I keep forgetting...


Overall Winner with 200 points
The Clever Corvus Dorm Room
Bevin Rae Mooney
Waverly Trimble
Amethyst Aurag
For completeness and team spirit! Congratulations!

We won the photo hunt! My roommate, Amethyst, won for highest individual points.

On to other VERY sad news...My little weasel (Chihuahua) ate the stuffing out of the back of my Adio's. I have looked all over and I cannot find another pair. These were my beloved Bam Margera Heartagrams. They don't make them anymore!!! In fact, Bam doesn't make any shoes anymore! I don't know what I'm going to do. I only have four other pairs of Bam's left. Maybe I should stock up on what shoes are still available. I haven't worn any tennis shoes but Bam's for over 2 years. I'm going to take them to the shoe repair place and see if they can re-line them or something. Otherwise, I may have to re-stuff them and hand sew a patch on the inside. I realize this sounds crazy. I'd offer an excuse, but there isn't one sane enough to justify my feelings of loss.

Aut 3:16 dressed up as Bam for Halloween two years ago. I wonder what he is going to be this year.


My celebrity crushes are Bam, Becks, and Beckett (mmmm). Here is some more eye candy...

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Quidditch Round Two

1. What animal does the portrait in the Muggle Prime Minster’s office resemble? b. Frog
2. What drink does Romilda Vane try to give Harry? a. Gillywater
3. What is the name of the person who heads the Holyhead Harpies? b. Gwenog Jones
4. How many ‘Exceeds Expectation’ grades does Harry receive in his O.W.L’s? c. 5
5. What is Professor Sughorn’s favorite candy? d. Crystallized Pineapple
6. What tattoo is Harry reported to have on his chest? c. Hippogriff
7. What color robes do the staff at the Weasley’s shop wear? b. Magenta
8. What is the man outside Flourish and Blotts selling? a. Amulets
9. How much is the skull, which Hermione enquires about at Borgin and Burkes, worth? c. 16 Galleons
10. What are Professor Slughorn’s initials? b. H.E.F.

Favorite Character:

Hermione because she's amazingly smart and she punched Draco.

Favorite Magical Creature:

Dobby- I cried over him in the last book. Too sad, still.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Family

The DH and I are still having difficulty deciding how to split holidays between our families. We are both close to our parents. Growing up completely different causes even more problems, not to mention that my parents are still angry at his father for things he said before the wedding. That makes it harder to combine our families.

The crazy SIL is now not speaking to her parents, but won't say why. Her parents went over to her house last Wednesday to drop off their grandson's birthday present and she wouldn't open the door for them. Her dad then sat outside her kitchen on the deck and she did the dishes and went about her business then finally went outside and told him to leave. She said that there is too much white trash around and she doesn't want it in her life, so her parents cannot be in her or her children's lives. When my MIL told me this, I almost popped a blood vessel, but I know she isn't talking about me. I'm Native and she is the only white trash I see.

Monday, October 13, 2008

My first swap package ever!

I posted this on the Punk Rock Gift Exchange site too

Yay! I was finally able to retrieve my hostage (package) from my apartment building office.

The yarn is super soft. My DH was eyeing it and wondering aloud how it feel all done up in some socks. Needless to say, I will let him know. I LOVE the dishcloths. I just made my first one and was amazed at how well it cleaned. I can't wait to try these. Although, they might be too pretty to actually use on anything dirty. I also got clothing labels, they rock. They have directions for taking care of wool. Oh yeah, I got a nice note from Pseudobunny and some sock thread. Thanks Rachel!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Dang

I missed blogging yesterday. We went to pick up the weasel who was visiting almost 4 hours away. Then we stopped at my friends Ricarda's. I had so much fun. I haven't seen her in a while. Before we knew it, it was 2:30 in the morning and Friday was over!

Today, we took Aut 3:16 and his friend to Brunswick Zone. Expensive! The lanes sucked to bowl on. We couldn't even slide. My mom beat me the first game, but I won the other 2. Aut put up a good fight and so did the DH.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Happy Birthday!

Aut 3:16 is 12 today! It's hard to believe that my baby is already 12. We are taking him and two of his friends to Brunswick Zone to celebrate his birthday on Saturday. Today, we are just having dinner with his papa, since his granny is in Branson, Missouri on the Reservation Elder trip (I'd be jealous if it were like New York or something, but Branson? Not so much...)I'll be happy when my mom comes home though. I'll admit it, I'm the baby (okay, okay only one).

Tomorrow, our weasel (chihuahua) comes home. I haven't seen her since September 21. She went home with my Uncle B while we went to Vegas and the DH and I haven't had a day off together to go and get her. Oh yeah, because he hasn't had a day off since we got back! My uncle lives three and a half hours away, but we get to stop in and see my friend Ricarda on the way. I haven't seen her in a long time and she is soooo cool. She is from Austria and her uncle is Horst Rechelbacher. THE FOUNDER OF AVEDA! Her house always smells sooo good because she has Aveda everything, which makes sense, because like, her entire family works there.

Anyway, I think I am coming down with a cold. My throat started hurting today. Oh no! Time to bust out the Zicam. Really, this stuff works. Norm Coleman told my friend and I about it back when I worked for The Salvation Army. He said it is because he has to shake a lot of hands. Makes sense to me.

I get another chance to blog everyday this weekend for NaBloPoMo. Let's see how I do. Wish me luck...

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Ravenclaw Photo Hunt

This is for the Hogwarts Sock Kit Swap. I used my beloved Sidekick as the originality marker.

Broom
Sorry only one in my house...Diadem
Had trouble with this one. then saw that Wikipedia it "originally referred to a white ribbon, ending in a knot and two strips often placed on the shoulders, that surrounded the head of the king to denote his authority." So the DH was nice enough to help out, even though it was really late on Saturday night.Engagement Ring Fanged Frisbee

House Socks

Magical Creature

Muggle ArtifactGlass of Butterbeer

Government Employee
If you look really close it's W. Would you believe he was the only Government employee in the paper that day?!?!Horcrux
Harry himself


Lucky Potion
Blue Moon Beer

Public Art
One of the many Snoopys around Saint Paul

Raven's Feather
Shady Shop
Especially inside
Tree Changing Seasons
Used Textbook
Used for a knitting class

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Whew!!

NaBloPoMo is hard! I don't think my life is interesting enough to blog everyday!

Aut 3:16 and his grandfather decided to go to Cloquet today. Unfortunately, they forgot to take his insulin. They were over an hour away before they realized it was still sitting on the dining room table where I put it last night. They didn't want to come all the way home, so they called me and asked what they could do. Could do?!?! He is an almost 12-year-old boy who has to take insulin EVERY time he eats, but how do you tell your parent how to...well...parent? Of course they didn't have his insurance card. After a very long and frantic morning, I finally got the tribal clinic up there to agree to give him some insulin and the reservation he is from is picking up the tab. Crazy!

I still don't want to be at work this week. I think I will take Friday off, since my DH is not scheduled to work finally (today is his 8th day in a row and he has 2 more days).

I haven't posted any pictures lately, so here are just some random shots.

Bellagio

Venetian

Me (the morning after the wedding)