Friday, December 28, 2007


Anyone else glad that Christmas is over?

1. To answer MTW, Diamond Earrings - which I traded up today - I wanted a little more sparkle. Is that bad? I am paying for it with earnings from my part time job, which I've sort of been socking away.

2. DH and DS are watching the 4th Harry Potter. The DD's are watching HSM2 - Me? working my part - time job - some data entry from home, well, I'm taking a break.

3. My dad & his wife have been visiting, I'm glad I've been able to spend time with them. Glad I get along with Jean much better than I did a year ago. It doesn't make me miss my mom any less, but I can accept his happiness a little easier.

4. I am the loser at OTSS. My SS has still not received their gift - granted- I didn't send it until the 18th, but I would have figured it would be received by now. Perhaps I should not play next year. Or I should plan a little better.

5. Dad is giving us a wireless something (for Christmas) for the other computer in the house, he already gave us his wireless router he didn't need anymore. This will allow us to get on the internet in the other room. Though.. DD got on a chat room whilst at her grandma's the other week... her dad was not happy. She is 10, and where she went wasn't great. So? there will be settings & passwords & such set up.

6. Milo. He cracks us up. He has a new bone that he is carrying around from room to room, as if looking for a place to bury it. Hasn't found the perfect spot yet. After all the years of resisting a dog, I'm glad we've got him. He's cute. He'll lay down right on top of our feet if we sit still on the couch. Automatic foot warmer! (and yes, it's a bit chilly here now!)

7. Now, he's scratching on the door to take it into my bedroom! Not!

8. I have not sent one Christmas card out this year, and I would like to be better. Work will slow down after the first of the year, so I'm sending them delayed this year. (and I should send something BIG to my SS giftee.

9. When someone wants you to pick them up at the airport at 11:55 on Christmas Eve?? the airport is NOT crowded, but?? their plane may be delayed, as well as baggage delayed, and you might not get home until 2a.m. *yawn*

10. I think I'm going to go to bed, and read a bit of "It's Not Easy Being Green." (from the bargain price table at Barnes & Noble. )

gnight everyone!

(wow... I made my first list!)

Tuesday, December 25, 2007


I think everyone was here by 2:05! It was amazing!
Closest thing to being on time my family has ever been!

We had a good meal together! My DH makes the BEST
mushroom gravy when we have turkey!


"he went to Jared"!

Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Almost Christmas..

Still have things to do before tomorrow,
Pick up Dad and Jean at the airport, after midnight, get them set up at my sisters apartment.

I'm thankful I have a husband who doesn't mind doing almost all the wrapping, last night, instead of tonight!

Dinner at our house at 2 pm tomorrow!
DH makes an awesome mushroom gravy with the turkey!
We'll see how much of my family actually arrives on time.
Many of them have bad habits of arriving late.
Dad & Jean will come.
1st younger brother and family sometimes late, hard to tell.
Next brother is single, most often late.
Sister, BIL & baby, most likely will be late.

We told them we are not waiting for anyone, we are eating

Merry Christmas , Everyone!

Upcoming report on who made it on time...

Thursday, December 13, 2007

It Snowed!!

Well, not here it didn't, but I have a snow man!!

A melted one, that is!

That is what my funny mail sender sent me from the frigid North.. with a few smooches along with! I got a plastic bag, with some white stuff in it, a button, and a pretzel stick.. so, I'm guessing it was a mini-snowman, that melted! (as far as I can tell..) It was cute, nevertheless!
Hooray for FunnyMail!

Okay, let's see if I can remember the pig with the peg leg joke.

Yippee! I found it, or a version of it.. I remember hearing this joke a long time ago on the Johnny Carson show.. one night when I'd gotten up and couldn't sleep. My dad was watching TV, and I hung around for a little bit..

A man traveling through Eastern North Carolina got lost, and stopped by a farmhouse to ask directions. His eye was caught by a pig with a wooden leg. So he said to the farmer -- an old-fashioned family farmer, not the head of an agricultural conglomerate -- "I don't think I've ever seen a pig with a wooden leg. What happened to it?"
"Well," said the farmer, "this is a truly remarkable animal. A few years back, it was rooting around under the oak trees near the house and discovered truffles. This new crop has brought us a tidy income, I can assure you."
"Fascinating," said the visitor. "I never heard of truffles in North Carolina. But -- why does it have a wooden leg?"
"Well," said the farmer, "just last year, on the north forty, the pig discovered oil, and the proceeds from that oil well are going to make us set for life, including even being able to send all our kids to college."
"A truly incredible animal," said the guy. "I am sure that you are the envy of all your neighbors. But why does he have a wooden leg?"
"About six months ago, the farmhouse caught on fire," said the farmer, "and this pig saved our lives. He rushed upstairs, woke us all up, carried my baby daughter down the stairs by the hair, and made sure we were all safe outside.""Wow," said the visitor. "You are very fortunate, indeed. But I'm still curious about the wooden leg."
"Oh," said the farmer, "if you have a pig that valuable, you don't eat it all at once."

Of Course, it wasn't that exact version I heard, mine had something to do with the pig rescuing him from an overturned tractor.. and I found a Cajun version online.. but nevertheless.. I've always remembered it!

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Maybe today?

Maybe today I will get some funny mail!
Today is my day off, and it would be fun!

I know that mine has been sent, and received!
Glad the receiver enjoyed it!

Otherwise, my feet and hands are cold sitting here,
and I need to get slippers on, and go get some breakfast!!

*sniffs* Not today.