Monday, December 31, 2007


well last night i couldn't fall asleep for over an hour and a half and then when the alarm went off this morning at 10 i couldn't managet to wake up. i just woke up now. going back to work is going to be ROUGH.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

oh boy

i stayed up too late.
also why is it that every time i try to clean off my table it gets messier?
i just woke up from a nap. i was sitting there on the couch. i wasn't even lying down. dave said i was out maybe 45 minutes but i think it was longer than tha based on the current time and based on the time last things happened.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

no matter waht i do my digital picture frame is making me mad. it doesn't work right or how the directions say it should. then i got my spare sd card since it won't do a slide slow from my usb drive and well nothing i copy onto there shows up on the frame at all. i must be retarded.

Friday, December 28, 2007


i just vacuumed the main floor and then put the vacuum cleaner away so nicely only to realize i didn't vacuum the steps and they are the worst. our garland likes to shed "berries"
how can something be sealed in plastic and then still smell like smoke when i open it. it's a picture frame that we got as a gift that was in a smokers house.
i tried so hard to wake up at 10 today. i failed. i just finally got out of bed. for 20 minutes i was sitting up in bed. but for the rest of it i was fighting staying awake and failing.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

my thumb is sore and stiff from crocheting. i'd say i'm almost 30% of the way done with this afghan. i finished 1 skein. i have 3. perhaps i'll be 33% done and make the afghan shorter.
i thought last year was eventful. but i think this year was too. last year i started at Westinghouse and got engaged.

this year i got married and i put money down to build a house.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

i think i ate too much stuffed* yesterday. last night my stomach was killing me and i kept thinking i was going to throw up.

*stuffed from stuffed cabbage. but i don't eat the cabbage.

today we tried to buy curtains. we failed.

then we tried to buy some Christmas trays on sale. we failed at that. but i did buy some Chrsitmas tins so now i don't have to ask for the tins back when i give people cookies with tins. we bought a container thing to put our wrapping paper in.

i tried to buy ingredients for pepperoni bread but the super walmart didn't have bread dough.

i tried to buy invitation envelopes (aka the envelopes that i use for the cards that I make) and i couldn't find them. this is my 3rd trip to walmart and they don't have them. maybe i'm looking in the wrong places or maybe they stopped carrying them.

last night i calculated it out and it'll take me over 40 hours to finish the baby afghan i'm making (for a baby shower i'm going to on January 13).

so Betsy's wedding got moved based on travel arrangaments and now it's not in Kenya and it's here in like 3 days. looks like her gift isn't going to get made. i thought i had until the end of january when they had a reception. now i'm all confused.

i have to clean up and i really want to make this place spotless and get rid of all the junk but it never works. i need more cupboards for food.

we saw the remodeled dunkin donuts on our way home today and i went and used my coupon and got munchkins. my bill was 5.88 and i had a 10 and a 1 and wanted a 5 and change back but the guy gives me bck my 1 and gives me 4 ones. i didn't tell him. i just let him go and think i was the stupid one. now i have about 8-10 ones in my wallet.

i bought masking tape today so when i pack a box or put Christmas stuff in a box i can label it. all our boxes have been labeled a few times so now i know the masking tape labeling will be the most current. all the rest are just sharpie on the box.

update: correction now i have 16 ones in my wallet. i guess i should have counted first but i didn't feel like giving the guy a lot of ones. sigh.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

now i just woke up from a 3 hour nap.
we just spent 2 solid hours cleaning up and being productive. i ironed 8 shirts and 2 pairs of pants. a lot of what we cleaned was in the basement. we still have tons to go. and i mean tons.

Monday, December 24, 2007

the visit to dave's family was a lot better this year. but i still hate hate hate coming home and having every single thing we took smelling like smoke. i need to remember to wear an old coat. i'm trying to air mine out right now. they didn't smoke around us and they think that solves the problems but when they smoke then come hug us or when they used to smoke in all the rooms and then they just stop when we visit the room still smells of smoke.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

i had a fiasco with making pizzelles tonight

first i can't find the recipe from the box or gram's. i keep it all in the box so i was very upset. then i find the recipe on the floor. it must have flown out. then i get out the eggs (need to be room temp) and the butter. the butter has to be melted then cooled. then i leave that alone. i come back and get the rest of the ingredients out only to learn that we do not have enough flour.

but since i know gram doesn't really use a recipe i could make do. i had to kind of throw away an eggs wroth. i had all three eggs already in the mixing bowl. then i had to use less butter. it seems to be pretty good. i couldn't do like gram says and test the first one and add more flour if need be because i didn't have any. so i didn't get very many but it's enough to have like a dozen at my parents' house and then take a about 2 dozen to pb's family. i'm not even sure if my gram made any or not for this year.

oh i forgot. when i was trying to organize my bowl, the iron, and the cooling racks i burnt my fingers pretty good. they still hurt. it's been about an hour.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

house looking takes a lot of time.
it took me over an hour to fall asleep because of my cold feet. i kept trying to find dave's legs to warm my feet up but i couldn't even get through the covers to get to him.

dave went to sleep 5 or 6 hours before me and he's still asleep.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

i stayed up too late cross stitching. i also think it's bad that my feet are numb from being cold.

cookies 'n 'at

i made peanut butter fudge today because it's quick. i'm so behind on the cookies. i dont think i'm actually going to get them in. then this morning i get an im saying that dave's dad is having a birthday party on december 23 and can we be in town for that.

i think i'll make pizzelles since they are also easy and maybe call it quits unless i have time for sure. i'm not making candies. this year my cookie supply isn't very good.

but i'm not having a Christmas party. i'm sad. i didn't have time to plan one. but at least then i don't need as many cookies.

i should look in the freezer. i think i have 4 containers of cookies (some are small). to jog my memory of what i actually made. i think no-bakes, chocolate chip, and outmeal raison. then i have a small container of peanut butter balls/buckeyes that i never took out of the freezer when i had the wedding. i know i should make peanut butter cookies but i don't have the hershey kisses here so maybe i'll do regular ones or just forget about them this year.


we finally went grocery shopping. we spent 120. i dont think we bought much meal food though. we also spent over 100 today at sam's club.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

i'm tired. my head hurts. my throat hurts. i only sneeze sometimes. i'm going to sleep. i slept 12 hours last night.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Sunday, December 9, 2007

to do list for today

how many of these things will i get done?
1. laundry. 1 load is in the wash. i'll have at least 3 loads to do it all. the 1 hamper weighed 32 lbs
2. clean up
3. set up to take the Christmas picture then take it (have to move some ornaments to the other garland since that is the one we're taking the pictures by.)
4. make cookies
5. go grocery shopping
6. go to target
7. make more Christmas cards
8. write out Christmas cards
9 address envelopes (last year i used store bought Christmas cards and I think it took a good 4 hours. I've already spent 4 hours making cards and i have 10 made. i sent 39 cards last year and this year i have more than I want to send. maybe i'll find my store bought cards and use those but i have no idea where they are)
10.carry all my stamping stuff upstairs and put it back on the shelves.

already went to the gym

Saturday, December 8, 2007

we went to grove city today. it was exhausting. it was really busy. it took way too long to get around to all the stores.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

it's too cold in here.

i have a headache and i keep getting foot cramps. i'm supposed to be drinking lots of fluids. i drank 8 oz total today.

i donated blood today.

i'm skipping the gym today.

i am so tired. i think i'm going to attempt to go to sleep now. i've been so tired all week.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

some friends came over tonight ot make cards. it was fun times.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Monday, December 3, 2007

so i wanted to be mean in an e-mail but sound like i'm not being mean and pb said most people just do that and it's not a big accomplishment. i think i failed though.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

i went ot the gym 3 days in a row.

may i'll look good for Christmas instead of looking gutty like I did at Thanksgiving. I have no self control with frozen no-bake cookies.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

here it is

the skirt that I wore tonight:

it took a lot of figuring for what shirt to wear. i wanted to wear a button down shirt but if it was untucked then it covered the waist band and if it was tucked in then my waist was entire too high (even though that's where my waist is. i'm too short waisted for it to look good)

my clothes and the party

we had our work christmas party. we got free beer. but no other booze. we do an elephant gift exchange .i ended up with a clock. i brought my tic tac toe drinking game. people liked that. it kept getting stolen. i knew it would go over well with the drunkards. i didn't' expect people to actually get drunk. then we ended up with 2 more gifts because one guy didn't want 13 bobble heads. and craig was nice and gave us the electric screwdriver that he got. and pb also ended up with 3 boxes of chocolate. the chocolates were our gift from sue this year.

i wanted to wear something i can't or don't wear to work and it was buisness casual attire. i wore a short skirt. i'll post a pic later. well i sure looked pretty in my nice outfit. but a short-ish skirt and drunkards don't go well together. i got embarrassed. one guy at the group christmas party kept making remarks about my skirt and how i should be vana white (when we were doing the gift exchange) and even commented on it again later. i can't even believe the drunkards. girls complimented me on my nice outfit. i actually only wore a skirt because haley said she was and i couldnt be outdone by her because jason has pics of her up at work and people think she is all hot. well i won. she did not look good.