Friday, December 31, 2010

2011 Here We Come!

This is the last blog update of 2010, I hope you have all enjoyed reading about my mundane life and will come back in 2011 to see if anything exciting happens that's worth blogging about. If nothing exciting happens I will of course still blog about my day to day life.

I wish you all the best in this upcoming year, I urge you all to go and try something you have always wanted to do or to go try something new and exciting that you thought you would never do in a million years. Have fun, be safe, Dance in the rain, climb a mountain, go on that trip that you have always wanted to go on, basically live your life the way you want to, don't let anyone tell you no.

If you are going out to a party to ring in the New Year, if you drink don't drive, have fun and I will see you all in 2011!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Songs and Video Game Nerds

I have had 2 songs stuck in my head all week and it's driving me nuts! I start singing one then it some how morphs into the other one. The songs are Raise Your Glass by Pink and Secrets by OneRepublic. I am a big fan of Pinks so it's no wonder why I like her new song. But OneRepublic is new to me and I think I like Secrets so much is because it just has a great beat to it, its kinda of a melding of Rock and classical music.

Richard is playing a video game where he is flying a plane and having to do missions and I have noticed out of the corner of my eye that he moves his body to help with his control of the plane, like moving is going to help it at all. He was trying to get his plane to pull up so it wouldn't crash into the water and he started leaning back in the chair. I know for a fact that he isn't the only video game player that does this, cause I do it and I have even seen my brother do it. It just amuses me that we get so into our games that we think it's going to help, but it never does, it just makes us look goofy.

I can't watch him play the game he is playing because I start getting sick to my stomach, I have motion sickness and certain things can trigger it, like a video game that moves around to fast because the camera is spinning or something, I just start getting dizzy and feel like I want to toss my cookies. The weird thing is, if I am playing a game where I have control over the camera angle and make it spin, I wont get sick but if I watch other people I will. An example of this is a Wii game called Boom Blox, I can controll the camera really well and not get sick but if we are playing the game with mom I turn green because she can't control the camera at all and all it does is spin the game around really fast. I mean it even makes Richard sick. I can thank my dad for the motion sickness, transparently he had it really bad too, he had to either be driving or in the front seat of the car or he would get sick. This is one thing I wish he wouldn't have passed onto me. Oh well.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Kramer attacks the Zhu Zhu Pet

Richards parents got each one of us a Zhu Zhu pet, which is basically a motorized hamster toy. They thought it would be a great gag gift and it was. I decided to see what moms cats would do when we got to her house for Christmas dinner, they kinda just followed it around and sniffed at it. After dinner Richard and I came home and decided to see what Kramer would do. He had a completely different reaction to the toy, he watched it for like 2 seconds then attacked it, he does this every time it starts to move across the carpet. I had to grab my camera and get a video of him attacking it, of course once the video was on he really didn't go after it but I was still able to catch him attacking it. The gag gift turned into a great cat toy. Anyways here is the video I hope you enjoy it and yes there is sound.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

We Like to Move It

Richard and I went to the gym at about 11:55pm and didn't stop working out till 1am it was a great workout and am looking forward to going back and doing it again. There was a new piece of equipment there that I believe is called an ab roller. HOLY smokes does it ever work your abs, I know mine are going to be screaming at me when I wake up in a couple of hours. It won't stop me from using it though, I really rather liked it and will be using it a lot. Other than that I didn't last very long on the treadmill only about 12 minutes, so I really need to work on that and build up my time again.

I am yawning a lot so off to slumber I go.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

End of the year review (a few weeks early)

This year has defiantly been interesting to say the least, there have been ups and downs this year, which is pretty much usual of any year. We started out the year having to get a new truck because the Land Rover broke down yet again and it was cheaper to get a new one. I was dealing with an infected toe, that I ended up having surgery on in March where I had part of my toenail permanently removed, it took it till about August to finally heal completely. I did my work assessment for DVR at a company I really liked working at but they didn't have the funds to hire me on. The first part of July Richard hurt his back while at work and was put on light duty for about 2 weeks and he was in a great deal of pain but recovered, Thankfully.

Richard and I had some good adventures this year as well, we went gold panning with a friend then hung out with him at his camp site with a fire going and just chatting, we went up to Fairbanks and back to town in 1 day, which was a long trip but we had fun. Went out to Potters Marsh a couple of times, Made it out to Homer for a day with mom for something to do. Then of course there were a couple of trips out to the valley to visit his folks, Oh and his Aunt Kendy came up in March so we got to hang with her for a bit. So that was fun and exciting and lots of pictures were taken and posted on Facebook. Oh I also mended a friendship earlier this year as well.

The one big negative thing that happened this year was that Richard lost his job in October, he still hasn't been able to get another one yet. He has been out of work for over 2 months now, on the bright side its been great having him home, on the not so bright side, we do nothing cause we can't afford to do anything. We are getting along great with each other and haven't had a fight so that's a plus, our main problem is lack of things to do. I know that when the time is right, and the right job comes along it will all fall into place and things will go back to normal, for now we are just holding our heads above the water and praying that a big wave doesn't come and drown us. I have managed to stay pretty dang healthy and haven't yet had to go to the doctor so that is a big plus, Richard re-injured his back helping his dad but it wasn't to bad and the bill for going to the chiro was manageable and paid off .

Here's hoping that next year is as good as the good parts of this year were and no where near as bad as the bad parts of this year were. Or heck an even better year all around then this year would be cool too.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Kramers love for human food

I took this picture of Kramer a few weeks ago but didn't want to post it with out a good story to tell about Kramer, well today I finally figured out something to say about my cat. He loves to beg for human food, special sandwich meat, like turkey and roast beef, he also has a very bad sweet tooth. This cat has come up to me many times and has stolen a bite of a pop tart, cookies, peppermint bark, basically if its sweet and in my hand he wants to try it. He also has stolen bites of chicken tenders and has even stolen a piece of peperoni off of a piece of pizza before. Kramer just loves to steal food from me, if I know he likes it I will share a few pieces with him, or I get the Puss-in-boots eyes and very soft pleading meows.

Because I know of my cats fondness for human food I will call him over to me to see if he wants to try what ever I am eating, that is if he is around when I'm eating it. Now it doesn't matter where he is or what he is doing but if either Richard and I open a can of tuna Kramer is in the kitchen in 5 seconds begging for some, we only ever give him just the smallest itty bitty amount and that's only every great once in awhile. Today I was eating some sushi and Kramer was around so I called to him and he was over to me in 3 seconds flat. I held the sushi down to where he could smell it and he wanted nothing to do with it. The cat that loves tuna wanted nothing to do with the sushi. He is a very strange cat. OH and he loves, loves, loves ice cream.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Cookie Madness

It's Christmas cookie time at moms house again. Every year we get together with a friend of mine and make way to many cookies. In the picture there is 2 different kinds of peanut butter blossoms, one with cherry kisses and one with dark chocolate ones, we also made ones with Carmel and mint truffle as well. there is also stacked up in this picture the sugar cookies from Pillsbury with Christmas trees, snowmen and reindeer on them. We also made M&M cookies, chocolate chip cookies, some kind of cookie that used cake mix, (I didn't like those ones) and Rice Krispie treats. Those rice krispie treats aren't the regular ones either, my mom got the recipe from her boss and they are soooo much better than the regular ones. I can't eat regular ones anymore cause they just don't taste right to me anymore. We started making cookies at 11am and were done by 4pm leaving moms house smelling like cookies.

There was a little drama before we could start making the cookies though, moms truck was to be in the shop this morning for an oil change but she also had a meeting at work to go to so last night we let her take our truck home after dropping hers off at the shop. When she got up this morning the dang truck wouldn't start, she ended up having to call a friend of hers to take her to work for the meeting. Once the meeting was done, she borrowed her bosses car to come get Richard to go get her truck then head back to the hospital to give her boss back her car. Then they came and picked me and my friend up and we all went to moms house, ML and I to start with the cookies and mom and Richard to see if they could get our truck started and over to the shop to be fixed. They were able to jump our truck and got it the shop just fine. It had been acting like it wasn't wanting to start for us when we would go start it up to go somewhere but would always start up, we figured it was because it was cold or the battery was going out and we needed a new one. Well it was in fact the battery not wanting to hold a charge anymore, so we now have a new battery in the truck. So all and all a busy day for us.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

It's snowing tonight, so I went and took some pictures and I just love how this snowflake looks. Its just so neat looking. I held my hand out and took a pic, then cropped the pic when I downloaded the picture to the computer. I just love it when it snows, it's just so pretty and calming. It's one of the many reasons I love winter.

The apartment is pretty much done being decorated for Christmas and it looks great, I just have to string up the lighted garland but need Richards help for that. I have gotten my Christmas cards done, I just need to go put them in the mail so they can be sent out to everyone. Plus next Friday I get to go to moms house with my friend ML and bake Christmas cookies. I love spending the day making cookies just the three of us, its so much fun and I missed doing it last year.