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.