Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

I would like to take a moment before the craziness of the holiday season kicks in and say how thankful I am for my life, my husband who is soooo wonderful and supportive and handsome and funny and almost perfect, my children - though I admit I probably don't appreciate or love them as much as I should, my brothers and sisters and extended family -- they are what this time of year is all about.  

I am so thankful for the Savior and His atonement, the gospel and a living prophet.  Without those things, all of this is....nothing.

I am thankful to live in a country where I can practice my religion, can go where I want and be free to think and do what I want. (mostly, lol)  I am thankful for the job I have, and the people I work with, they are awesome.

I am thankful for my talents, I love being able to write and to paint.  I know that I'm not perfect at either one, but I love doing it, so I guess that counts.  :)

I should mention that this is not all expressly in order, but in how they come to mind.

Because I also love my grandchildren.  I think being a grandmother is the best thing ever.  

As silly as it sounds, I am thankful for running water, furnaces, electricity, hot water, and refrigerators.  I especially am fond of indoor plumbing...

I hope you enjoy this marvelous day with family and friends.  Remember to thank the Lord for all you have.  He's awesome.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

It's Wednesday! The day before the chaos...

So...I forgot to mention that yesterday was Brownielocks day!!  Brownielocks is the site where I get most of my wacky holidays from.  :)  You might have noticed the little add to the right...I'm hoping you have...anyway, it's a fun site filled with TONS of information.  :)

Now that we've covered that...Guess what??  I've reached 53,000 words!  I still have like what, four or five more days to go, and I've totally already made Nano!  Man, it's nice when you're already in the habit of writing every day.  :)  I told my hubby, I don't know that I'll do this anymore.  I have managed to make the habit that I wanted, so no more crazy Novembers.  I guess we'll see.  The story isn't finished, and so I'm hoping to get that done before the end of the month.  Should work...

We are supposed to get snow today.  Who knows.  My hubby says I'm too skeptical, but hey, we've been supposed to get snow twice so far and it hasn't happened, so I'm not holding my breath.  Ya know?  We'll see how this evening goes...

Today is my families traditional waffle dinner!  I don't know when we started it or why, but we've been doing waffles for the night before thanksgiving dinner for ages.  We usually do fruit topping and whipped topping and it's allll so yummy.  I totally forgot about whipped topping when I was shopping yesterday, I was only thinking about pie.  Guess I need to go to the store...again...sigh.  :)

How about you?  Are you already for the big day of feasting and family?  It's supposed to be the last one for my extended family.  They all think we are getting too big.  What's too big??  Just because a simple gathering with all the grandchildren makes it around 60 to 70... I mean, what's with that?  lol.  Everyone says rent a church, but we like my sister's house, and it holds everyone just fine.  It just puts all the work on her though, which isn't entirely fair. In addition to the house with tables and chairs, she provides the turkey and potatoes and we bring everything else.  We're usually over the night before setting everything up...guess I need to find out what time they're doing that so I can help.  My one daughter could come...the other is working at everyone remember that you have to pick up all your orders tonight...they aren't open tomorrow!!!!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Happy Monday!

Hi everyone!  Well, running a little behind today, so you probably won't see this till morning, and then we'll have new stuff, but at least I tried, lol.  
Fun stuff for those of you who like mental things,...
first, it's Doctor Who Day - did you know that Dr. Who has been around since 1963?  It's almost as old as I am...��  I have heard about Dr. Who since I was a kid, but never really got into watching it.  My son is a great fan, so I'll say at least it rubbed off on someone, lol.
Fibonacci Day - Anyone who has watched DaVinci Code knows what the Fibonacci number is. Personally, I don't think that hard about numbers...
International Image Consultant Day - I thought this was kind of many of us are talking to image consultants?  Personally, I think you're all marvelous and whoever your consultant is deserves a raise.  ��  Actually, you should fire them because you are marvelous on your own. 
Last...for those of you coffee addicts...National Expresso Day
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It's my understanding that espesso is coffee on a  So, that's why they serve it in little tiny cups, right?  Anyway - if you're into it, today would be the day to celebrate.
Have a good one!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Happy Thursday and a Week till Turkey Day!

Okay peoples, so, it's not snowing.  What's the deal??  I've been waiting with bated breath all week, only to hear it's supposed to rain.  :(  this is not good.  We need snow people...SNOW!!  lol.  Okay, I'm fine.  I guess if we get it in the mountains it's all good, and I'm sure people don't want to drive in it.
I still want it.  :)
I think my daughter gave me her cold...though it's only in my nose.  UGH.  I wasn't sure if it was just stronger allergies or cold, but I think it's sinus.  Just draining all.the.time...
And just in case you're curious, I'm at almost 38,000 not too far behind.  I saw yesterday where one of my author friends had already reached 50,000.  Do they have a LIFE???  sigh.  I am lucky if I get 2 hours or so to write, and I have to make those little fingers move!!  lol  Good thing they invented computers...writing is soooo much faster and easier that way.
Anyway - there is lots of silliness today, so here we go.  :)
And by the way - yesterday was push button phone day.  Does anyone remember the rotary dial??  Hello??  sigh.  I am soo glad for the push buttons.  Rotary were Sooooo slooowwww...

Anyway - we have lots of silliness today, I'll see which ones I think you'd like.
American Made Matters Day - this is kind of cool.  My hubby and I are big on trying to buy what's made in America.  He about died when I bought a 175 pound cast iron sink to replace our old one, but I was excited it was made in America!!  lol

Great American Smokeout - this is about stopping smoking, not smoking meat, lol.  Though, I'm sure you could twist it that way if you wanted.  Know anyone that needs to quit??  this is the day to really encourage it.

Rocky and Bullwinkle Day - who can remember who these two are??  I grew up with their cartoons.  Fun stuff!!  Lots of todays kids have no idea...  

Use Less Stuff Day - I guess this is good for all of us that are somewhat materialistic now.  We have sooo much stuff that we need to put it in storage??  (sorry, rant at my daughter who is living with us right now, lol.)  

And last...thought this was kind of funny...
World Toilet Day! 
When you think about it, the toilet is really one of the most necessary inventions in the least to women!!  lol.  I am thankful every day!!  (and for running water and electricity, lol)
Anyway - I guess there are still many countries around the world that don't have toilets like we know them, so perhaps it needs to be a crusade.  What's too close to Friday to think that hard.
Well...Hope everyone has an awesome day! 

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Tuesday Treasures!'s Tuesday and I have stuff to say!  Yesterday was kind of boring on the blogging front, but today there's a couple of fun things.
If I can keep my nose from feeling like things are running and packing at the same time, it would be good.  I don't want to take another sick day this month...sigh.  But bed does sound soooo good.  I can't go to bed though, I've got Nano to catch up on!  I'm only at 25,000 words, and I need to be at least 32000 by now.  :(
Oh well...I'll just have to spend most of Saturday writing...
Anyway - onto Tuesday.  :)
It's Homemade bread day

Isn't that the best news ever?  Everyone loves fresh homemade bread.  Mmm...I think I'll have to make some.  though, it might be my 30 min roll recipe, might not have time for the 90 min bread one...we'll see.  What's your favorite bread?  I keep trying to make sourdough, but the starter always gives me fits.
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National Entrepreneurship Day -  Well, if you know anyone who is trying to start their own business, give them a high 5 today, and see if you can support them in some way.  My brother-in-law is the embodiment of the entrepreneur mentality - he amazes me.  He's gone from dirt poor and owing money to unsavory sharks, to a self made millionaire who keeps finding ways to make money.  Think of him every time you eat an Angela Marie Marshmallow Munchie.  ��  (you can usually find them at Smiths)

and last...National Unfriend Day.  good have to have a day to remind you to clean out your friend box at Facebook?  I try only to friend people I know, but I have several writing acquaintances, where people who know them try to friend me.  I know there's a point to networking, but when you get posts from people you have no clue who they are, well, time to start unfriending ...friend.  ��

Hope you all have a marvelous day!  only 9 days till Thanksgiving and all the turkey you can eat!!  ��

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

In Their Honor...

Happy Veterans Day.

I guess in other places it's called Armistice Day, but I like that we honor veterans.  I have several in my family, and my brother-in-law (who is currently living with us).  We have former Marines, Air Force, Rangers, Navy, and Army.
I'm hoping my sons got the flag up...I didn't have time before I left for work.  What do you do in your families to honor the veterans?  Our neighborhood usually has a dinner for them, but I haven't heard about it this year.  My children have many great examples of these men in our family...too bad they haven't really followed them.  sigh.  I am so glad I live in this country, despite it's troubles right now.
We are still free.

It's also Origami Day
My daughter is almost an expert at folding Origami.  She made a mobile for my granddaughter out of butterflies.  It was amazing.  ��  She has all the different kinds of paper you can think of, and several books of patterns.  My sister-in-law even had her help with a woodbadge family camp this past summer and teach Origami.  She kind of liked it...

I hope everyone is having a great week and getting lots accomplished!  I can't believe Thanksgiving is in two weeks...and Christmas is...
6 1/2 weeks away!  Oh boy...and I'm soooo not ready!
Well, have a good one and keep warm.  It's chilly out there!

Friday, November 06, 2015

It's Friday and we Love Food..

Right? least when I get to pick it. 
Well, so, it's Friday and we have a couple of fun things to smile about.'s still kind of snowing, so if you're doing the snow dance, don't let anyone know - there are some that will hunt you down, lol.
We have a couple of items that we get to enjoy, like
National Nachos Day! Yeah! of my favorite foods.  I don't get it with the fake cheese stuff, my hubby won't allow that in the house...sigh.  But we still have fun with them all gooey with cheese and sour cream and ...definitely dinner tonight.
It's also Love Your Lawyer Day - and since my sister is my lawyer, that makes it REAL easy, lol.  I'm hoping she get's it from more than me...

and last-
National Saxophone  day.  I'm not real thrilled about that, but hey, musical instruments are good.  So, if you know any sax music or like listening to it, have fun with that!  I'm afraid I associate them with a former president and I just don't like them, lol.  ��

So, there ya go!  Enjoy the weekend, play in the snow  (not likely, isn't sticking...) and eat nachos!  We know how to party, right?