Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas Gift for the bro.

Here is the picture of my brothers Christmas gift, it's a companion cube from the video game Portal. I went through many different ideas of how to make it before I decided on the way it is. He really likes it and said that I did a great job of making it. I am already thinking out and researching how to make his birthday gift, gotta start the planning early, so I have enough time to get all the parts I need and get it together. I'm hoping that his birthday gift goes a lot smoother then the cube went, so we will have to wait and see.

Mom got me a Donald Duck ornament for Christmas, it was a total surprise because she said she wasn't going to do gifts this year. She said when she saw it, it just screamed me so she got it. I have loved Donald Duck since I was a little girl. It is now hanging on one of my 3 Christmas trees.

Yesterday I spent the day cleaning the living room, dinning room and Kitchen. I even dusted! I thought about taking down the Christmas decorations but decided I would do that this weekend instead. I might do a bit more cleaning today as well. I'm not sure yet though. I might also see if I can convince Richard to go shopping for some new pots and pans, if not just replacing the one sauce pan that is just totally destroyed. It all depends on how much a new set would cost.

I still have the cold, its better then what it was and worse then what it was at the same time. My left ear is plugged up so my hearing isn't very good. I'm going to wait it out and see if it will get better on its own before I call to make an appointment to get meds for it. I hope it clears itself up, I hate having to be on antibiotics.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Worst Christmas Gift EVER!

I wish I could say it was a pair of sock or underwear, which my parents always told us we were getting for birthdays and Christmas. But sadly that is not the case, I just got the worst Christmas gift ever, what is it? Well I got a freaking cold!!! It has been months, since I have been sick I was thinking I would make it to 2012 before getting sick again, nope I get a Christmas cold. So far it's not so bad, just a really runny nose and a tad bit of a sore throat, mostly caused by the fact that I have snot running down the back of my throat. Other then that I'm just tired and feel like napping all day which I wont allow myself to do and lack of appetite all which is normal when I get sick.

Tomorrow Richard and I head down to Ninilchik, to see his sister Bobbie and spend Christmas Eve with her and their parents. Should be a lot of fun. I am taking the scarf I am knitting for Richard with us, so I have something to do while there. I figure with the knitting I can be doing something and still visiting, where as with a book I would be in my own little world. I thought about bringing down the blanket I'm knitting but I have to really concentrate on it cause of the pattern and I wouldn't be very good company with it. I don't have to think with the scarf, just knit so it's the winner.

I finally finished up my brothers Christmas gift and got it all wrapped up. I have to say it turned out pretty good. I think he will totally like it. Since mom reads my blog at home I will wait until after Christmas to post a picture of it, you never know he might come up the stairs when she is looking at the pic and then the surprise is ruined.

Well that's all for now, I will be back to writing a blog after Christmas.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Goodbye M.

Yesterday morning was interesting to say the very least. I'm not torn up over what happened either, in reality I'm glad it happened the way it did, cause it doesn't make me out to be the bad person and feel guilty about it. I had a "friend" who I knew for years, we stopped talking for awhile cause I just couldn't take it anymore for a while and I felt bad about the way I "ended" it and about a year later I started talking to her again. Thing between us had improved a little and she wasn't bugging me the way she had. Well that all changed a couple of months ago when I made a scarf for a different friend of mine and she got jealous. She had asked me awhile back to make her a scarf but would never tell me the colors she wanted so I could make it. Any ways I guess it just went down hill from there. Cause I'm not mean enough to name her we will call her M.

I'm not made of money, so I spread out buying Christmas gifts through out the year for friends. I have a friend who's birthday falls only days before Christmas so I send her a box every year of a few gifts for her birthday and Christmas. This year I was able to buy her a sweatshirt from the local hockey team as one of her gifts. I sent off this box thinking nothing of it, cause I was making M her scarf for her as her Christmas gift. Well I was tagged on a picture in Facebook of my friend wearing her new sweatshirt I got her. I again think nothing of this besides sweet she likes it!

Well yesterday I was talking to M and she wanted to know if I had saved her some Christmas cookies for her. I had told her no, since she had changed when she was coming up to visit cause they wouldn't still be good by the time she got up here. Well that was the last straw for her I guess, She ranted at me about how I spend all this money on other friends and bought one a sweatshirt, but I wouldn't do anything for her and that she was through with this friendship. I was talking to her on yahoo messenger and she signed off and blocked me on Facebook. I'm thrilled by this, cause who needs a friend like M anyways!

I told this story cause I'm totally floored by the fact that she was truthfully that petty about the fact that I sent a different friend of mine gifts. I know now that she wasn't really a friend if she just wanted to be a friend to just get stuff. She acted like I wasn't allowed to have any other friend but her. I honestly feel kinda bad for her, cause she will live a very lonely life if she continues to act like this. This will be the last time I will ever think about or talk about M. I do hope that eventually M does get all she wants out of life, and that she finds true happiness some day.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Catching Up

December 10th would have been my dad's 65th birthday if he was still with us. Richard mom and I went to an Alaska Aces hockey game that day and the Aces won 6-1 against Utah. There was tons of fight and the Utah coach got a game misconduct and got kicked out for the rest of the game. Dad would had loved that hockey game.

Mom took this week off from work, which she really needed to do cause she has been working way to much per usual with her. This has been nice for both of us cause she gets to relax and unwind from work and I get to spend time with her during the day while Richard is at work. Monday we did a little running around, Tuesday we just hung out at her house and I watched her work on a project, yesterday we made Christmas Cookies. We got started late making the cookies so it was an all day thing, but we still had fun and this year went a lot smoother then years past. Not sure what we will be doing today or Friday.

This weekend will be peppermint bark making frenzy, but before I can do that I need to get a new cookie sheet or 2. The one we have had for the last 7 years sucks to use, I have hated that thing for years. Mom and I used it once yesterday and she even said it sucked and that we weren't going to use it again. I have 11 batches of bark to make, luckily enough for me Richard has said he will help me out a bit by breaking up the peppermint for me. I don't mind doing it at all, I just think he wants to pound on something.

Also this weekend I need to finish up making my brothers Christmas gift, It's almost done, I just keep putting it off cause other things kept coming up. and it wont take me that long to do either so I know I could truly get it done the night before Christmas but I want it done sooner then that.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


Last night I downloaded the Skype app to my iPod, I did this mostly cause my friend Tara has it on her cell phone so we can occasionally talk to one another, now if we could just figure out the cameras to get them to work that would be cool. I talked to her for 21 minutes last night and had a blast. Then just a few minutes ago I opened up the app to see if I could figure out the camera and got a call from my friends Rob and Anastasia so I was able to talk to them for a couple of minutes. They had their webcam on so I was able to see them, so I know I can receive video feeds. It will take some time to tinker with it but I'm sure I can figure it out, if not well then at least I can talk for free.

I have skype for the computer but didn't really like using it, and haven't downloaded it onto this computer yet, I don't think I will cause I really rather like using it through my iPod cause I can hear the person I'm talking to better cause I can get the speaker closer to my ears to hear. I might still download it onto the computer if Richard and I want to video chat with like his grandparents or something.