Friday, December 30, 2005

Celebrate good times...


The 3-day work week rocks, but the 4 day weekend rocks harder!

So far today I've slept in, chatted with my bro about the wonderful world of SIMs, and now I'm off to make some killer pancakes. Today will be filled with baking a birthday cake for one of the best friends a girl can have (HAPPY BIRTHDAY Julie!), and then celebrating said birthday with all her friends. There may be a bit of SIMs play mixed in there, and if I'm really lucky, I'll get out of the house to the gym (since it's likely going to rain all day long).

Hope everyone has a wonderful day!

Post-Posting Note: The beautiful and very tasty cake in the pictures in not of my making. My minor creation will be had by the family tomorrow (Dec 31st).

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Today's Menu

Maple Bar Doughnut and Tea - MMMMMmmmmm
It's my Friday and the last work day of the year, and I found a free all-day parking spot, it's time to CELEBRATE

Warm Cheve Salad - Mixed greens tossed with vinaigrette and topped with slices of pear, toasted pecans and warm goat cheese

Cornmeal Crust Pizza (toppings TBD, but you better believe that CHEESE will be involved) & Ceasar Salad

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Game Over

Back to work
Back to the house that screams "FIX ME!"
Back to the carpet that is covered in cat puke
Back to trying to figure out what to do about my life
Back to waking up before the sun
Back to dreaming about hiking everyday, instead of doing it

But also back to normal schedules,
and lovey kitties,
and the gym,
and no tempation of an XBOX,
and warmer weather (still wet, but so much warmer!)
and my own kitchen toys.

Vacations are good, but home is nice too.

Monday, December 19, 2005

Vacationing with the SIMs

Days into the Vacation = 3
Days spent playing SIMs = 2

The last 2 days have been full of gorgeous sunshine, low winds, and beautiful sites. Too bad I spent them staring at my laptop playing SIMs. I have literally been staring at the screen for almost 2 full days. Besides the intermittent trips to the bathroom, breaks to play on the XBox with the family, and going out to eat, I've been totally engrossed in directing a family of simulated beings. If I can't run my life smoothly, I need to get that satisfaction somewhere else!

Friday, December 09, 2005

Attention loss

Today is a very hard day. Of course it is Friday so most people with M-F jobs or school would be full of joy and glee with the count down to the weekend. But no, not I. Nothing is holding my attention today. Nothing.

I do a little of this, then my mind wanders over to that, then I try to go back to this, just to inevitably end up somewhere else. Today is not a high accomplishment day.

If anyone finds my attention in their neck of the woods, let me know and I'll come over to get it right away. No really, it's no problem. I can come right away cause I've probably already lost interest in what I was doing anyway.

Thursday, December 08, 2005


Getting toothpaste in the eye really burns.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

The New Toy and Those That Pay

I got myself an early present this year!
And guess who gets to be annoyed by the constant flashing that has not stopped in the last few days
(at least while I'm at home).

But how can I resist?

Monday, December 05, 2005

Post Office - Ho Ho Woes

I need stamps. Holiday Stamps. So I can send out greeting cards.... yea, thats why I haven't sent those out yet... yeah, thats the ticket. You just can't put the everyday Flag stamp on a Holiday Card. Oh no! You must make an extra trip to the Post Office to pick up different stamps to decorate that envelope that will not be noticed and will end up in the shredder or recycling bin within moments of its receipt.

There is a post office right across the street from my office, so its usually very handy to get things done there in the middle of the day when no one else is supposed to be there. Unfortunetly, the other 20+ people in the post office line today had that same idea. The line was already to the door when I entered the building, and continued to build behind me.

I noted the Automated Machine had a sign that said it had Holiday Stamps, so I stepped out of line to use that. YEAH, I can use the niffty machine and skip the line. But no, it wasn't working for purchases at the moment. So back in line I got (thank you to the person that let me back in at the same spot!). I stand there thinking, "I really hope they have them and I'm not waiting here just to not be working right now!", so I scan the walls for a sign saying they are sorry but they are out of holiday stamps. I've seen this on more then one occassion, and I'm usually irritated at the waste of time of the trip, but thankful for the sign.

30 minutes passed until I got to the front of the line, when of course they had the changing of the guard, so I had to wait for the new lady to tiddy up her work space and sign in. She smiles and asks, "May I help you?"

I kindly ask for 4 packs of Holiday stamps, and she says they are out, and the supervisor is sick so they can't order more. HELLO, did I jinx myself?
She smiles and offers me flowers or love designs, and I thanked her, and said maybe they should put up a sign.


So if no one gets a Holiday Card from me...there is my excuse! :-)

Happy holidays everyone!