Thursday, November 30, 2006

Snow was more fun when I was a kid

Now it is just a pain in the rectal region. I had a lovely 3 hour commute home last Monday night when another little winter blast started right as I left work. Then, neither Jim nor I could get to work the next day. Driving has been stupid and slow. The only fun thing is watching the dogs try to manuever in it. We got about 7 inches in our backyard - then we had a deep freeze (17 frigging degrees), then a nice ice storm. I have more pics. They are from my cell phone, but you get the idea.
















Driving home on solid ice.
















Ooooh. Aaaaah. Christmasy. Blah.
















I really should be paying attention to my driving.
















Gonna be late to work, but at least they sanded the roads.
















The side window on my car.
















The front windshield. Lovely, huh?

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Turkey overload, lots of napping and SNOW

All in all, a nice holiday weekend, complete with a winter storm. The news said we are to get 3 to 6 inches of snow tonight! Yippeee! Here are some crappy pics for your enjoyment.














Jim doing his turkey magic.














my kitchen, the disaster area.














Jim is a light eater. One turkey-plate, one side-dish plate. Sheesh.














Dog butts frolicking in the snow.















Snowback Mountain.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

MOM! Enough with the flash already!

I know I take too many pics of my puppies, but this one cracked me up.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

What's on YOUR menu?

Well, I'm taking tomorrow off to start cooking for turkey day. I love holidays that revolve around FOOD. Here is my plan, please tell me what your plan is! I love new ideas!

Appetizers:
Baked Artichoke Dip with baguette bread
Cajun prawns
Wine and beer

Dinner:
19 pound Butterball Turkey
Seasoned stuffing
poultry gravy
Mashed Potatoes
Baked Pineapple (old family recipe)
Green Bean Crunch
Cranberry Sauce
Rolls
Apple Cider

Dessert:
Pumpkin Pie
Dutch Apple Pie
Banana Pudding Crunch (family recipe)
Baily's and Coffee

Pictures to follow...

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Hope its a good one!

Monday, November 20, 2006


Don't try it or you'll become an alcoholic. OH....MY....GOD. YUUUUUUUM.

Friday, November 17, 2006

One word meme, from Sarcomical:

You can only use one word to answer the questions.


Yourself: Zombified
Your partner: funny
Your hair: mousy
Your mother: hospitable
Your father: ill
Your favorite item: camera
Your dream last night: war
Your favorite drink: mocha
Your dream car: hummer
Your dream home: cedar
The room you are in: cube
Your ex: gone
Your fear: losing
Where you want to be in ten years: happy
Who you hung out with last night: Jim
What you're not: sane
Muffins: chocolate
One of your wish list items: money
Time: quick
The last thing you did: cigarette
What you are wearing: Clothes
Your favorite weather: stormy
Your favorite book: horror
Last thing you ate: oatmeal
Your life: crazy
Your mood: ok
Your best friends: love
What are you thinking about right now: food
Your car: dirty
What are you doing at the moment: Writing
Your summer: hot
Relationship status: Wife
What is on your tv: nothing
What is the weather like: grey
When is the last time you laughed: yesterday
Yes, I am alive.

I know, I know, its been 2 weeks since I have posted. Let me tell you...LOTS has been going on in my life lately. Let me start with the flooding.

Last week we had some serious rain - and the town I live in was under water. My house was OK because I live on a hill - but getting back and forth to work wasn't happening well. We're talking only one way out of town - and 30 billion people going that way at the same time. Here are some pics.















All the poor downtown businesses under water...















the water was coming up to the road - water should not be on the right at all. Notice the really nice crack in my windshield. Stupid trucks.
















the part where I'm like "oh SHIT" - the water is spilling over the bridges...

It is hard to take pics when you are driving - and starting to get a little nervous!

After a 3 and a half hour commute the next day, I decided to stay with my mom for a couple of days who lives 5 minutes from where I work. I don't like being away from home, but there was (OF COURSE) an audit going on at my work, and it was critical that I get there.

I worked 30 hours in two days because of the audit. Ugh. THEN, when I went back home, Jim and I got into a huge fight and I went back to my mom's for the weekend.

My birthday was Sunday, too. I am not all that thrilled with turning 35 - but Jim and I made up that day, so it turned out nice.

Let's see...hmmm....OH - I had a migraine yesterday and had to stay home from work.

Is that enough drama to get out of blogging for a few weeks? I think so. But I'm back now.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Boy, this would really suck

Since I have been slacking on my earthquake crap lately, here is a nice up-beat what-if.
Things that irritate me, part 4 million and six

1. When people honk their car horns and it is NOT an emergency. It scares the crap out of me.
2. When people spell LOSE with two O's. (Loose). OMG! Come ON! (I may have mentioned this before, but it REALLY bugs me.)
3. People who do not have a sense of humor.
4. Cutesy home decor. Like cartoon stitchery angels and shit. GAG ME.
5. Too much clutter on your work desk that is not work related. We all have some, I'm talking ridiculous amounts here.
6. When people put their kids on the phone. I do not wish to have a conversation with a toddler, thank you. Put your dog on the phone instead - it will be more intellectual for me.
7. People who think their kids are too cute to be annoying. YOU ARE WRONG.
8. Tail-gaters. I will slam on my brakes - don't do it.
9. People at Costco who will not MOVE OUT OF MY WAY when I say excuse me.
10. People who hum.
11. People who don't like dogs.
12. When people stand too close to me. Get out of my personal space.
13. When people don't stand by their word.
14. When you tell someone to shut up at the movie theatre, then they have an attitude with you. OH PLEASE COME OVER HERE AND LET ME SMACK THE CRAP OUT OF YOU.
15. Reality shows. (Sorry, everyone)
16. Packaged things that are too hard to open.


If you do any of these things, it doesn't mean I hate you - I'm sure I annoy plenty of people. Get over yourself.