Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Dishwasher Safe

I am busy getting the house ready for Addyson's party on Sunday and I finally had to get some things off my kitchen counter and I have come to the following conclusion.

I HATE things that have to be hand washed. Call me lazy if you want but I don't like washing things by hand (dishes or laundry) and would rahter just let it sit on the counter until I finally get the motivation to wash it.

Adam bought this very nice cast iron pan on clearance and I warned him that I am not going to wash it, it would always be his responsibility. Long story short we used it once...3 months ago...and I finally gave Adam the ultimatum if he doesn't wash it by Friday I am throwing it in the garbage. That is how much I hate washing things by hand.

I just don't find it sanitary, and it's a waste of my time when I can just put it in the dishwasher.

My rant is over.

Until next time...

Monday, February 22, 2010

Join the Crowd

1. High heels or boots?
I would like to wear heels more because they make me feel pretty and thin but Adam is not tall enough to allow that...

2. What time did you get up this morning?
I got up at about 8:15 am, Addyson got up around 8:45

3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema?
Avatar, I don't really go to movies that often

4. What is your maiden name?
Not telling

5. What is your favorite TV show?
Grey's Anatomy is my hands down favorite I never get tired of it, I am also really into How I Met Your Mother, The Biggest Loser, Modern Family, and Desperate Housewives

6. What did you have for breakfast?
A nutrigrain bar, apple cinnamon flavor, healthy I know

7. What is your middle name?
Ann, meh take it or leave it

8. What food do you dislike?
I hate brussel sprouts, but that's the only thing I can think of right now, I have become more adventerous as I grow older =)

9. What is your favorite CD at the moment?
In my CD player in the car I currently have...Michael Buble (Crazy Love), Taylor Swift (Fearless), John Mayer (his newest one), and John Ledgend (Live in Phildelphia)

10.What characteristic do you despise?
Agressiveness...is that a word??

11.Favorite Clothing?
I love my capri yoga pants, but Adam gives me crap when I don't get dressed all day

12.Any where in the world on vacation?
Any place warm at the moment would be nice because this winter is bulls***, excuse my language but I HATE SNOW!!

13.Are you an organized person?
Yes, in most aspects of my life I am.

14.Where would you retire too?
Anywhere close to my grandkids =)

15.What was your most recent memorable birthday?
Can't say I have had one...I know i'm a downer but I have never really had a great birthday.

16.What are you going to do when you finish this?
Technically I should stop doing it now so I can make dinner but I don't feel like it yet =)

17.Furthest place you are sending this?
Most of my followers live close I think, so I'm not real sure.

18.Person you expect to send it back first?
This isn't an e-mail...
19.When is your birthday ?
August 28

20.Are you a morning person or a night person?
I am the furthest from a morning person you will ever meet, ever!!!

21.What is your shoe size?

22.Do you own any animals?
We have a chocolate lab and he is almost 5, he is Adam's puppy boy, and is great with Addyson, I could really care less...

23.Any news you'd like to share?
Um...I mailed my wedding invitations today!! I know, 3 months early but my bridal shower is next month because my matron of honour lives out of state so we needed to plan things a couple months apart for travel savings, but our wedding is on a holiday weekend so i think it's ok to send them that early anyway...right?!!?

24.When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Um...successful =)

25.What is your favorite flower?
My favorites are gerbera daisies, roses, and hydrangeas

26.What is a day on the calendar you are looking forward to?
Feb 28- Addyson's 2nd birthday party
March 2- Addyson's 2nd birthday =( she is too old
March 21- Bridal Shower
April 28- Nephew #2 Due Date!

27.If you were a crayon, what color would you be?
Today, I would be a green crayon
28.What is under your bed?
Nothing, unless naughty baby Addyson put something there!

29.How is the weather right now?
Stupid and cold, super lame and dumb.

30.Last person you spoke to on the phone?

31.Favorite drink?
Mountain Dew, i'm nto afraid to admit that i love the sugar caffeine filled soda

32.Favorite restaurant?
Melting Pot (and i am so excited to go there with the girls on march 8!), Austins, Carrabbas

33.Hair color?
Blonde- and it's fake, but I don't care it makes me feel better about myself

34.What was your favorite toy as a child?
Lincoln Logs, I was not a girly girl as a child

35.Spring Summer, Fall or Winter?
SUMMER, screw this winter crap

36.Chocolate or vanilla?

37.Coffee or tea?

38.Wish you were still young?
Sometimes I wish I could go back to senior year when I had no responsibilities and already had Adam...

39.Do you want your friends to email you back?
This is not an email, but if you do this survey let me know cuz I would love to know your answers

40.When was the last time you cried?
Last week, it was tough day

41.What did you do last night?
Adam and I had a wonderful day yesterday, but last night we had chili for dinner and he watched the olympic hockey game while I read and Addyson read her book to us.

42.Did someone not like this question?

43.What are you afraid of?
The Un-Known

44.Salty or sweet?
Depends on my mood but chocolate covered/yogurt covered pretzels are the best!!
45.Best quality you have?

46.How many years at your current job?
Jobless, thanks for reminding me =)

47.Favorite day of the week?
I like the weekend when Adam is home, cuz I love him

48.How many people will you send this to?
Blog readers, what up!!

49.How many will respond?
No clue but I hope they let me know!

50.Do you like finding out all this stuff about your friends?
I sure do!
Until next time...

Thursday, February 18, 2010

I need a job

The economy hit us hard last year. Adam was forced to take furlough weeks which meant we had un-paid weeks last year to try and work out finances in a one-income household. Needless to say things were hard, but we made it through, just as we always have and always will.

Today, I am finding it hard to see the big picture and look to the future with hope and trust that God has a path for us and I just need to be patient until he reveals it.

Since graduating in May I have had these student loans hanging over my head threatening to come into re-payment and threatening to take away my freedom. November came around and I was able to push the loans off since the job hunt has been less then fruitful but my biggest loan of all will expire at the end of this month and force us into re-payment. A debt my little family can not afford without me having a job.

I am filled with so much fear right now about what our next step is going to be. I have been on the job market since March of last year hoping I could settle a job by the time of graduation, but alas, here I sit a stay at home mom without a single prospect of a full time job.

I am running out of options.

I am running out of time.

I am running out of hope.

What I am asking for is positive thoughts and prayers to help me through this agonizing process of applying for jobs and facing rejection.

Until next time...

Monday, February 15, 2010

Harry & David

I am in a really weird mood right now! I have been go-go-go all day and can't seem to calm myself down!

I got all my wedding invitations addressed but I can't stuff them because I need stamps and the post office was closed today beause it's President's Day.

I bought Addyson's flower girl dress this morning! I am not going to post a picture because I want an element of suprise but it doesn't look like my dress, or my bridesmaids!! It's Ivory though with a chocolate brown sash, really cute, just need to find shoes for her and we're all set!

After I got so much wedding stuff accomplished I decided to buy my bridesmaid's necklaces just to get it over with and it's a good thing I took time to think about it because today they were 40% off!!

When we first moved into our house we painted the living room, kitchen, & addyson's room. For some reason I am in super painter mode again and have ideas for the un-touched rooms of our house. I want to do a super special secret paint treatment on Addyson's room, I started one before and I don't like it so I'm going to re-paint it =) I also painted the bathroom (Addyson's bathroom as we call it) a really pretty color green and I just have to wait for our wedding to get the new towells and shower curtain etc.

I have also set my sights on the laundry room because it's the first room when you come in from the garage so it deserves a little something special. I am thinking retro avocado...

I am full or randomness right now. I think I should go read to calm me down. Speaking of reading! I just read The Host by Stephanie Meyer (same author of the twilight series) and it was AMAZING! Who knew aliens could get me hooked?! They are making this book into a movie also, I can't wait to see who they cast as Ian and Melanie =)

Now I am onto The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold and I got into it immediately but it's very graphic now and I'm not sure how I feel about it, guess we'll have to wait and see at the end!

Harry & David, the title of this blog post. Harry & David is a store at the outlet mall that sells gourmet food and Adam and I went a little crazy this evening, but we had a coupon so it's ok. We got 2 boxes of truffles in different flavors and some dry soup mixes that I can't wait to try them out!!

These are the two flavors we got, weird coincidence

Ok, I think I'm done for tonight.

Until next time...

Friday, February 12, 2010

On a different note...

I just thought this was really funny

Thursday, February 11, 2010

50th Birthday, Superbowl, Wedding Updates, & More

My dad never expects much for his birthday. Every year passes with the regular routine; we go out to dinner (he pays), go to my parents house to eat cake, open presents. So for the big 5-0 we decided to throw him a suprise party, and boy was he suprised.

My parents newly finished basement with decorations for the party

My brother Stephen and his fiance Morganne, with my sister-in-law Alysha and baby boy unknown =)

Papa wanted his grandkids to share the moment with him, cousin Jordan couldn't wait to dig into the cake

The day went very well, considering we had to stall for a half hour so more guest could show up. I'm sure my dad would have been just as happy with just the family there but it was nice for him to see some friends he hadn't seen for a while.

After the party Adam and I went to get our other couch since it was finally in stock! So we now have a complete living room set again and I love it.
I had such high hopes for Superbowl Sunday considering I won a party for 28 people and I love the Superbowl in general. Unfortunately, I had an arguement with my brother just before it started so I was fighting back tears the entire night...can't believe I just admitted that.

Wedding update time!
My matron-of-honour sent me an e-mail today saying she had the invitations ready for my bridal shower I just need to get the last addresses to her so she can send them out. Holy cow, when did time move so fast. So today I finished putting my invitations together so I can get them printed this weekend.

A random ettiquette question for all of you, how do I let my guests know where I am registered? I don't want to put the little cards I got from Target and Bed,Bath,& Beyond because my invites are full enough without extra pieces of paper. There seems no way to do this tastefully, except not to do it at all....advice is needed.

And lastly, I think I have found my bridesmaid gifts but I don't know if it would be weird to have pearls for them when I don't have a single pearl in my wedding. Advice on that also would be good =)

Until next time...

Friday, February 5, 2010

I'm a Winner!

I win a lot of random things.

When I'm in the car and a contest comes on the radio I will call and I have won countless items. I have won concert tickets (which we sold on craigstlist for a tidy profit), movie tickets, CD's, gift cards, etc.

Well today I won a...


When I went out to lunch with my brother a few weeks ago I entered to win this contest and completely forgot about it. I got a phone call this afternoon saying I won 7 party bowls, which feed 4-5 people, and I just need to let them know what I want and when I want to pick them up on Sunday!

This saves the money I was going to spend on party food and I can now devote it to party drinks! haha

Until next time...