Friday, November 26, 2010

It's Begining to look a lot like Christmas

.....And the stockings were hung by the wall with care in hopes that they wouldn't fall off and break their stocking holders. I have begun decorating for Christmas, I also have static clings in the windows and the tree skirt on the stereo system, I forgot to grab the tree at moms will grab that prob some time this weekend. So all I have left to do is String up the garland, decorate the tree and fight some more with my 1000 piece puzzle of Santa taking a nap with a cat on his lap, and have Richard do his 1000 piece puzzle of nothing but Candy canes and decorating will be done.

It's looking like the second weekend of December will be the day we do Christmas cookies at my moms house this year, we didn't do them last year because Richard and I were out of town. SO that will be a lot of fun. I have always enjoyed making Christmas cookies with my mom. Then a few years ago a friend of mine joined my mom and I and its become a tradition that the three of us get together for a day and bake cookies.

After raining the first half of the week yesterday it snowed a lot, I mean prob a good 6-12 inches depending where you were in town. It was so pretty out. Richard and I went to mom's house for Thanksgiving and his parents were there too, always fun hanging with the whole family.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Book Wars

Why is it that authors seem to think its cool to release their books all at the same time? I was going through and finding release dates for some book series that I like to read and May is going to be a very hard month for me to decide what to read first. I have 3 books coming out in two days, of course right after each other too. One book comes out one day then the next the other two come out, I want to read all three of them really bad to see what happens next and now I have to choose the order that I will read them. This seems to be a trend with my authors lol, James Patterson releases a book and like the next day another one of my authors does, it happened this month and so far twice next year as well. UGH! I can't complain to much cause I love to read but I am going to be backed up in May. This isn't the first time this year either that its happened. I actually find it rather amusing.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

A little bit of everything

Man o man is it cold here, well ok it's kinda cold here, 19 degrees out I mean it could be a lot worse and drop bellow zero so not really complaining there. But scarves and gloves might not be a bad idea if you are going to be outside for any length of time greater than 5 minutes. Still don't have a ton of snow here, a lot of it melted then froze so its a bit slick outside in some areas.

Last Sunday Richard and I got together with my friend Kaori and her little boy, we had a blast talking with her and watching her son play. We met up at Boarders and hung out there for a couple of hours. I love being able to see her when she comes up here to visit and work for her mom.

Tomorrow we find out if mom won the Nurse of the Year award, that she was nominated for. I hope she wins cause that would be so totally cool! But as I told her, she should feel honored just to be nominated for it. She says she has a snow balls chance in hell of winning but its still cool I think.

Saturday mom and I are going to the annual Christmas arts and crafts emporium at the Dena'ina Center, we go every year just mostly as something to do but we have fun looking at all the stuff and seeing what is new from last year.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Bored of being bored

What do you do when you do the same thing everyday for a month and then realize that you are so bored that those things that you have been doing aren't fun anymore? That's basically where Richard and I are at the moment. Our days are spent on the computer looking for jobs or on facebook, watching Netflix, reading, playing video games or going to one of my meetings. We can't afford to do anything else besides stay home. Monday we are going back to the gym, since we have to pay for the membership, might as well use it. But then its going to be the same thing every day just adding in a work out as well. I have also noticed that I'm bored eating, which isn't good. I'm working on my blanket that I'm knitting but I can only do so many rows in a day before my eyes start having problems and I can't concentrate any more. I stay up till about 2-3 am and am up by 10:30 the next morning if not sooner to only repeat it again.

A friend of ours came over to hang out for a couple of hours today, and then tomorrow we get to go see a friend of mine that is up from Texas to visit, so it will be fun to hang out with her. But other than that, nothing to do. If you guys have any suggestions please feel free to share them with me. I am even going to start working on puzzles so hopefully that helps a little bit as well. I might end up going mad from boredom, we will have to wait and see about that though.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

The Bookworm Returns

Last week I got the bug to read again, I had taken a break from reading just because Richard and I have been staying up really late cause we don't have to worry about getting up early in the morning. But I have read one book so far and am almost done with another. Next week two books are coming out a day apart from one another and I don't know if I will be able to get them or not, I hope I can cause they are the next ones in two different series of books that I read, one is the new Alex Cross book by James Patterson and the other is the new Immortal book done by Alyson Noel. If I get both I have no clue which one I am going to read first, I guess it will all depend on which one is bigger.

It's been snowing on and off the last couple of days, sadly not a lot accumulates there isn't even near a foot of snow on the ground yet. But I love to watch the snow fall, so pretty! Only part of winter I don't like is how slick it gets outside. Mom and I went to a bazaar on Saturday and while walking outside to get to it I fell for the first time this winter, I hurt my pride and my hip, its still a little sore but not to bad anymore.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Movie Memories

A few days ago I was watching Pawn Stars and they had this guy that had an old 70's fridge that he wanted to sell them and just seeing that fridge brought back a scene from a movie that I hadn't seen in about 16 years. The scene in the movie is these 3 teenage boys hauling a fridge just like the one on Pawn Stars up flights of stairs. I for the life of me couldn't remember the name of the movie I could remember that the dogs name was fuzzhead and that she ran away. Anyways today I looked it up on and once I saw the name I knew it was right, its called Ollie Hopnoodle's Haven of Bliss. I went to netflix to see if it was on there and sadly its not. But I went to youtube and someone had posted it on there in 9 parts, so I started watching it..

It's amazing to me how watching a movie can bring you back to what you were doing or where you were when you watched it. I was instantly a little girl sitting on the floor in the living room watching the movie with my mom, it wasn't the first time I had seen the movie but it was a movie we watched a lot when I was younger. I remember her saying that this one part of the movie where there is a bee in the car and they all get out and run away that the oldest boy acted just the way my brother would have in running in the total opposite direction of everyone else. It was fun to watch it again. I hope that one of these days that movie will be released on DVD and when and if it does, I will deff buy it for our collection.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

First snow's sinus infection

The first snow has finally hit Anchorage and not just the hillside, it wasn't much but it stuck. Now to get more so it doesn't look down right ugly outside. It's supposedly going to snow tomorrow and Friday so we will have to wait and see. I have always loved winter, I can always be heard saying I rather be cold than hot, cause its so much easier warming up then cooling down. Plus when it snows its just magical and peaceful and so beautiful out. Now if people could only remember how to drive in it. Yesterday people were not having to much of a problem, of course the roads were clear so not like they had to much to worry about, its the first snow fall that really dumps on us that people forget how to drive in the snow. I tend to try and stay off the roads on those days if at all possible.

I sadly have come down with my first illness of the winter, I have a sinus infection, oh the joys of pressure in your head. This one isn't as bad as I have had in the past, but it still isn't fun to have, I feel like someone is banging a hammer on my head. Hopefully my meds will knock this one out and I will be back to normal shortly.