Thursday, December 31, 2009

today

well, I'm allergic to TX. I've had allergies the whole time I've been here...but somehow, the Happy Hour sweet tea from Sonic has totally taken care of it the last two days.

I don't have a "year in review" post to make...sorry...if you will click on 2009 and hit "previous posts", you'll find what I would have to look through! (didn't mean for that to sound mean).

But, I'm ready for 2010 to be here. My boss said our theme this year is: "In 2010, we will WIN!" I like the sound of that, so I'm going with it.

I have added a lot of blogs to my Google reader over "the break", which is probably not good since I'm kinda obsessed with keeping that cleaned out. But, I did discover this afternoon how much I miss hearing the music that people have on their blogs. I did a little "Stalking", I like to call it perusing and discovery, but most people call it blog stalking. But, I found some things I like and want to keep tracking and, well, the only way I can keep up with them and remember what I want to go back and look at is to fill up my Google reader.

I had a great Christmas, I got some cool presents...a drill, some books, lots of random home things, some cookbooks, fun kitcheny things...you know all the fun things that I need! I did some after Christmas shopping. Maybe having a few fun new things will make me want to decorate next year. I got storage tubs (which I'm dreading having to unload at my house by myself when I get home...maybe my dad will come home and unload them for me!) to change out all the boxes in my basement. I got some tan ones so my fall stuff doesn't have to be in green and red ones-yes I know what does it matter?

Anyway, I have been thinking about a lot of things. And, one of those was even starting a new blog with a new name and all the things that go with that, but my sister talked me out of it. So, I'm still bigpittstop and I'm still here.

I'm not really one for resolutions...so I dont have any of those to talk about. I do have some personal goals and I'll share more about that later.

For the time being, Simplify is the word of the year and I'm wrapping my brain around that.

Well, mom has made Man Pleasing Dip (or as my sister and I call it "Dad Pleasing Dip") and seafood salad for our New Year's eve celebration. We have a few movie selections out and if Ryan Secrest is lucky, I'll still be up to ring in the New Year with him.

Kate and her OKC friends are coming in town tom, so I'll get to have a girl day tomorrow! Already looking forward to it.

Off to the party in the dining room...there is one good thing to just hanging out at home with your parents...no makeup, I don't have to do my hair and I can be in my PJs! I'm just sayin'!!!!




(BTW, I still haven't found the spell check on this new upgrade....Anybody?)


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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

cleanse

Why is is when I go back through my inbox and delete items that I long ago should have, I feel like I've been through a personal detox?  It's truly one of the greatest feelings in the world...you know next to curling up with a puppy and giving the coat off your back to a freezing homeless person!

Tis the season

**for the record after I posted this, some ad popped up about homeless people...coincidence or not?**

and, spell check is gone after I updated my blog posting application...this is so not good...if you know where it went, send it back b/c you know how bad this could be!  But, for the record I did spell coincidence right the first time w/out the spell checker...I'm so proud

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

which hymn

I was listening to a sermon today online about Faith and the passage used was Matthew 26: 17-30. Here are the 3 points the pastor made as he finished the sermon:

May we be a people who-
  • In fear, have faith
  • When tempted to control, let go
  • When lured by comfort, choose sacrifice
Then in his closing prayer, he reversed them as plea to God, and I think I almost like the reverse better. It's kind a the same, but different
God help us be a people who-
  • have faith in fear
  • let go when we want to control
  • choose sacrifice over comfort

I received an email yesterday that reminded me that a palindrome is a word that reads the same forwards and backwards (mom, dad, sis, etc). But, this video did the opposite, when read backwards, it conveys the opposite message. May this message define my generation!

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And by the way. Matthew 26:30 says this: "Then they sang a hymn and went out to the Mount of Olives." Do you ever wonder what hymn they sang? I am at least smart enough to realize that it was not one of the ones we sing...it probably was not even out of the Baptist Hymnal (gasp)...but I am curious what the words were.... Any thoughts?

Monday, December 7, 2009

no credit

I totally cannot take credit for any of these, but I was sent this today and it was too good not to share with...well, the world!

Random Thoughts for the Day:

1. I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history when you die.
2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.
3. I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.
4. There is great need for a sarcasm font.
5. Just how the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?
6. Was learning "cursive" really necessary?
7. Map Quest really needs to start their directions on #5. ...I'm pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood...
8. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you HOW the person died.
9. I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least "kind of tired."
10. Bad decisions make good stories.
11. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren't going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.
12. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blue Ray? I don't want to have to restart my collection...again.
13. I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page research paper that I swear I did not make any changes to.
14. "Do not machine wash or tumble dry" means I will never wash this -- ever....
15. I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello? darn it!), but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and goes to voice mail. What'd you do after I didn't answer? ...Drop the phone and immediately drive to Walmart?
16. I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.
17. I think the freezer deserves a light as well.
18. I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night, more kisses begin with Miller Lites than Kay.

Happy Monday!


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Thursday, December 3, 2009

lately

so, here's a little sample of what I've been up to lately:

Decorated mom's tree for Christmas...more on that later

Now that the girls are out of the house, mom and dad have decided they can have it back the way they would want it. So, over the last several months, they have done/ had done several projects to "fix'er up". This is my sister's old bedroom that we painted last Friday and Saturday and put back together. Its not totally done, but you get the idea. Maybe it will be finished over Christmas and I can show you the final version. Happy Birthday mom...manual labor is a good way to get out of having to decide what to buy your parents who don't need anything!

We raided mom's antique corner to decorate the room. Bienvenue would be so proud!
(And by te way, that is not a pair of panties or anything scandalous hanging out othat drawer, its a piece of paper..mom's cookie recipe file box to be exact...like mother, like daughter



My Papa and his twin brother turned 90 (funny how they can both do that at the same time!) We had big party for them...and they have tons of friends..which happens when you live in the same place for 90 years. I kinda like to think they are legends around there



This was earlier this year. We always compare our battle wounds. He has a pacemaker/defibrillator. This pic has inspired me...I may go short with my hair again.

This is with their big brother (wearing the black had on the right)

The whole family was there...

Grandkids...

kids.... (my mom is on the left)

Great-grandkids...if you only knew what a feat it was to get them all in one spot at the same time looking at the camera...its kind a a game that I like to play and my cousins just laugh at the thought!


My sweet college roomie Brooke and her husband, Robert, just adopted a baby girl


I will soon make sure she knows who Aunt Keisha is!

These were taken at her shower

(Isn't Stephanie so talented!!!)


Well, that was November backwards!

Where has 2009 gone?!?