Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Baby it's cold outside

it is a very lovely -8 out right now, your breath hangs in the air and freezes to your nose. We are supposed to get to -18 tonight Yippee skippee. I hate it when its this cold out because as soon as I walk outside and breathe I start coughing, I have been this way since I was a baby. Never fails either, it gets below 0 and I take my frist breath and a coughing fit happens. I want to say its because I have a very mild livable case of asthma, how true this is I don't know but I'm blaming it on that.

So its so cold that inside our apartment on the windows is ice, I kid you not, our windows are frozen shut by a good inch or so of ice on the inside. For us to even consider to open the windows we would have to stand there with a hair dryer for at least an hour per window. We have also come to realize that this upcoming spring/summer we will need a new front door. Our door is warped so it doesn't close right. Basically warm air excapes and cold air gets in which causes ice to form on the side of the door itself and twice now we have had to either kick the door to get into the apartment from the outside or pull extremly hard from the inside to get out. Plus there is a lot of frost on the outside molding of the door. I will take pics to show you tomorrow when its light out.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Sugar Overload

I have so many sweets over here at the apartment Richard and I might
just slip into a sugar coma by the time New Years rolls around. We
have fudge from his dad, Cookies that mom, my friend Mandy
and I made on Sunday, a plate of goodies from
Bev and Terry who are family friends
A Whitman's Sampler from the neighbors upstairs and to the left of us
Isn't this just the cutest tin!
You open the tin and theres Fudge! the best dog bones
are filled with fudge! Never mind that its homemade and oh so yummy
The plate of goodies from Bev and Terry, the chocolate covered
cherrys are to die for!
The Cookies that mom, Mandy and I made. There are M&M cookies,
Chocolate chip cookies, the Pillsberry sugar cookies with Snowmen and reindeer,
Plus Peanut butter cookies with Hearshy Kisses flavered in,
Hot Cocoa, candy Cane, Mint, Cherry and Carmal
All the sweets besides the Whitman's Sampler, Oh yeah the top Right
hand corner are the best Rice Krispy treats out there! My mom got the recipe from a friend
and on the top left hand corner even more fudge! I feel like I have gained
10 pounds just looking at the pictures! I graze on all this stuff through out the day
after Christmas Richard and I are going to go back to the gym and work off all the sugar.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Sleepless in Anchorage

Its 4:39am and I'm sitting at the computer wide awake. I rather be in my nice cozy bed sound asleep next to my husband yet here I sit. I don't know why I have been having such a hard time sleeping. I go to bed when he does and do fall asleep but usually end up waking up at like anywhere between 1-3 am wide awake. I will be up for hours on end then will get tired at about 10am and sleep till like 2pm and it starts all over again. I thought I had solved the problem Saturday night cause I slept all night and woke up Sunday at like 10:30 which is about normal for me but nooo I had to wake up at 1am after going to bed at 11:30 which is again pretty normal for me.

The sad thing now is that in just a matter of minutes Richards alarm will be going off to wake him up to go to work. so even if I did fall back to sleep it would be for like 10 minutes. Which isn't a good thing. Hopefully once he gets off to work I will be able to go to sleep for a few more hours. That way when he comes home for lunch he can take me to moms to do laundry if not I will have to do laundry tomorrow.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Oh the weather outside is Frightfull

Here is a picture of Kramer being a bad cat, he isn't supposed to be laying on the tree skirt. My mom made that tree skirt for my grandparents and when they died she got it back. We have used it since I was 6 years old, so its very old. She is letting me use it but we don't want Kramer to ruin it.
Isn't that just a pretty picture I took that when it was snowing here like last week or so ago. I posted that picture to also let you know that as I sit here typing this out the computer says its 1 degree F. out. Which means where I live its below zerro. that translates into freaking cold. now if it was 10 below or colder out thats when it becomes just Damn cold. I'm sitting here with a nice warm cup of tea, slippers on and a nice big ol comfy sweater on. So I am nice and toasty warm.

Mom got her new dishwasher, fridge and oven today, she seems pretty happy with them her new fridge is quiet a bit bigger than her old one so its pretty empty at the moment. Her dishwasher will get put in some time this following week, when Richard's dad can come over and do it.
Kramer is also not liking the cold weather, he is spending most of his time either in his cat tree, curled up in a chair or sleeping under the blankets on our bed, poor fuzzy lumpkins.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Happy Birthday Dad!

I have tried to avoid this post but I can't avoid it anymore so here it goes. December 10th was my dads birthday, he would have been 62. It's hard for me to imagine my dad being 62, a lot of that is because I can only ever remember him as how he looks in that picture with me.
Its weird how the brain works, like I have said in other posts sometimes it feels like I never had a father at all, like he was just a figment of my imagination and other times it feels like I had him around. It just depends on the day I guess.
I am so my fathers daughter its unreal, I look like him, have his since of humor, and his temper. I also have his smile. My mom every once in a while will say there is no question that you are your fathers child. Usually after I have cracked a joke that would have been something dad would have said.
The one thing I wish I didn't get from dad was his temper, it gets the best of me sometimes and I hate that. Of course the fact that I have my moms attitude and my dads temper doesn't help that matter. And if any of you knew my dad and know my mom you know how well those two things mixed together work, not very well. Its a good thing I have a handle on it for the most part. It takes more to get me mad now then it did when I was a teenager.
But its time for me to end this post. So I will end it the only way I know how. Happy Birthday Dad!