April 29, 2008

Champagne Thursdays?

Has anyone seen the movie Failure to Launch? I like the idea of champagne Thursdays. It sounds like a fun tradition to start. I really like champagne and Thursday is the day my hubby is off work, could I ask for more?

Anyway, the last few days have been a bit busy. I had the absolute pleasure of babysitting my niece yesterday. That is always fun! She is a total cutie and is so hilarious. I had her repeating sentences that were just funny. My parents have some coasters from Outback Steakhouse(yeah, I know that is weird!) that say funny things like, "I am so hungry I could eat a cow." Yeah, I had Ellie saying this! It was hilarious! Your welcome Kris and Greg! She totally wore me out though. I could have used a nap in the afternoon.

Then it was off to Culver's for dinner with Mom and Dad and Ellie and Kris. We called Scott, but he was really busy at work and unable to make it. Ellie is always the center of attention whenever we go anywhere and she always keeps us laughing and smiling. God bless her!

Today was a bit busy also. I got up at took care of the dogs and then got ready to do some much needed grocery shopping. I spent $160 at the grocery store. This is just for 2 people and it will last probably about a week, two if we are lucky! So after shopping I came home and whipped up some lunch for Scott and the boys at work. About 2 years ago I bought a little Pillsbury cookbook that you can buy at the checkout at the grocery store. Anyway, it was a chicken pot pie casserole recipe and I haven't been able to find the exact recipe for the last 2 years. So I went on their website and found the back issue for the book that I had lost and I purchased it. It took a little while to get it, because get this...it was on back order. It is an October 2005 issue and it is on back order...huh? Oh well, I finally got it and was able to make it for Scott and Jon today. They both enjoyed it and almost ate the entire pan. Scott really appreciated it and I love being able to do little things like that for him.

So I am on my own tonight, Scott had a Twins game to attend. He and his dad have season tickets.

Did I mention that we are buying a motorcycle? I really can't wait. I am super excited. I miss our old bike! I can't believe I am saying this! We went to the dealer to look into financing today and are just waiting to hear back if we can purchase some accessories for it before we get it. As soon as we get it, there will be pictures posted. I guess we need to buy new leathers too. We sold them when we sold our last bike. I really can't wait...can you tell?

Gotta run, Raven is outside barking at the neighbor and probably driving him crazy.

April 27, 2008

Can't seem to kick it...

I can't seem to kick this cold crap. I thought that it was gone, but this weekend has been hard. I came home sick from work last night and today I worked a little over a half day. I have been getting lots of rest and have been drinking lots of fluids, but I just can't kick it. I came home and made cheesy chicken tortilla soup. Yummy! I am going to head off to bed here shortly.

Hope everyone is keeping warm if you are up here in MN or if you are somewhere else I hope the weather is beautiful for you. Our furnace is dead, so we are making it through these next few cold days and hopefully we will have central air and a new furnace for this summer and next winter.

I am going to finish my soup, say goodnight to my hubby and head off for bed.

April 24, 2008

Dinner, Weather, and Excitement

Last night we headed over to Stew and Marie's for dinner. It was delicious...stuffed mushrooms, caesar salad, cheesy bacon twice baked potatoes, breaded mustard chicken, and chocolate cake. And a bottle of Shiraz. It all was awesome! The company was great too. They just bought their house a month ago and are recently engaged. I look forward to many more dinners with them!

I am looking out the window at the yucky weather! I wish it could be nice today like it was Tuesday and Wednesday, but no. Scott and I have the day off together and it has to be crappy outside. That stinks! I was hoping we could hit up the bike trail for a ride today. Don't think that is going to happen. Oh well, the grass and flowers with definitely enjoy the rain. April showers bring May flowers, right?

Today we are meeting with the owners of the business we are buying. I am really excited! They are going to give us the price for the store as a whole and some figures so we can finish out business plan. I cannot wait for this thing to be done and for Kris, Greg, Scott, and I to walk into OUR store and just be! Oh, white chocolate mocha here I come! I am going to become addicted to coffee I can just feel it. I can't wait!

April 23, 2008

Wow, 3 in a row!

Don't get to used to it, I am sure that I will flub it up one of these days.

I just need to share something that my husband said last night that really touched my heart. He had a frustrating day at work yesterday and when he came home last night, he was sharing it with me. Then he said something to this effect, "Today was really frustrating, but that is okay because I get to come home to you, these 2 buttheads(our dogs), and this house." That made my night. I thanked him for saying such a thing! It is nice to hear this every once in a while.

I love that Scott can come home and share his day with me. I am just a listener. I don't give feedback unless I feel that it is necessary. It is just him trying to vent his day so I sit with open ears and just listen. Sometimes that is all people need, just someone to listen to them.

God gave us 1 mouth and 2 ears. We should listen twice as much as we talk. This is something that is hard for me as I like to talk things to death! I really need to remind myself of this.

April 22, 2008

My 100 Things...

I have seen others do this list and have never really thought about it before, but since I am sick and can't think of anything better to do tonight...here I go.

1. I am stubborn, just ask any of my family members.
2. I love my husband very much, he is my other half.
3. We have 2 dogs, Raven and Junior.
4. We bought Raven right after we bought our house and we were only supposed to have Junior for the weekend and we have now had him for over a year.
5. I don't travel without my pillow...I love my pillow.
6. I listen to KTIS 99% of the time.
7. I love to talk about anything and I will talk it to death.
8. I read more books that I watch movies in a year. I love books.
9. I have rediscovered the library, because I think Scott will kill me if I bring home another book that I have purchased.
10. I love huge, oversized sweatshirts...even though my husband hates them.
11. I have amazing people in my life who love and support me. I love to love them and support them back.
12. I love to counsel people.
13. I want to go back to school.
14. I am a 911 dispatcher.
15. My lucky number is 3.
16. A few of my favorite bible verses are Jer 29:11, 2 Tim 1:7, Luke 1:37, Ecc 4:12, John 3:16, and 1 Cor 13:4-7, 13.
17. I love that my husband loves to cook. I would probably starve otherwise.
18. I love peach tea. I drank a gallon of it today.
19. I love fountain pop and I love drinking from straws.
20. I find baking to be very therapeutic.
21. Sudoku rocks.
22. I am a very emotional person, but love myself for that.
23. I have had more cars since I have been married than I had when I was single.
24. I loved my Aztek the best. I waited a long time to get that car.
25. I am not very good at blogging. As you are all very well aware.
26. I have a bizarre issue with having my food touching on my plate. Scott is trying to break this habit, but it is still holding strong as of now.
27. I am good at multi-tasking, which make my job easier, but I can't multi-task worth crap when I am at home.
28. I am not very good at making decisions, but when I am at work and have to make a split second decision I can do it without missing a beat. Figure that one out.
29. I just take a really long time to make a decision. I can't just be thrown into something.
30. I can't believe that I have come up with this many things in one sitting.
31. I am really bad at cleaning...apparently my sister inherited all of those jeans from my father.
32. I am a very patient person...which my sister didn't really inherit much of.
33. I love Diet Mountain Dew. I can't drink the real stuff anymore...it is way too sweet. Didn't think I would ever love a diet soda more then the regular.
34. I love any kind of food...mexican, italian, american, chinese, thai, etc. I just love food.
35. I used to hate flip flops, the piece between the toes used to drive me crazy. Now that is all I wear in the summer. My husband used to have the same problem until he married me.
36. I love the saying, "Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want".
37. My husband make really great smoothies. He needs to learn to make a Pomamango smoothie like Caribou.
38. I used to hate the color yellow, but now I have a yellow kitchen and dining room. I guess it grew on me.
39. I won't chew on my fingernails if they have polish on them. That goes for my toes too. Just kidding!
40. I love Half Baked ice cream. I really don't care for chocolate ice cream, but this combination really seems to do it for me. I bought 2 little cartons of it today. One is for Scott if he gets to it before I do.
41. I love to sing to the radio. I don't do this in front of people as I am not very good at it. I hum if other people are around and it drives Scott crazy.
42. I want to make wedding cakes at some point in my life.
43. I really like the color pink, more of a fuchsia than a pastel pink.
44. I dye my hair dark for the fall and winter and light for the spring and summer.
45. I love Nichole Nordeman. She is very inspirational and has the best lyrics.
46. The best time of spring is right at the beginning when you get to start opening your windows and let the breeze blow through.
47. Fall is my favorite time of the year. I love wearing sweaters and sweatshirts with flip flops and going to the apple orchard.
48. I have a few very close friends. You all know who you are. I love all of you and am glad God brought you into my life. You all have such different things to offer.
49. We went to Door County, WI for our honeymoon. I am looking forward to the day we can go back! It was so beautiful there. Lots of good site seeing.
50. Wow, I am half way there.
51. My family is very important to me. I believe I have the best family that God could offer anyone. They are my best friends.
52. I am amazed by my niece everytime I see her. She is going to be 2 next month and always has something new to say or show you.
53. I can't wait for the day that Scott and I have our first child!
54. I would also like to adopt children.
55. We would definitely need a bigger house at that point.
56. I love to travel, but haven't done much lately. Scott and I are going to Milwaukee for the Twins/Brewers games in June. I can't wait.
57. I love to scrapbook and bought a little scrapbook to do after our trip.
58. My dad is the best at doing laundry. I wish that I could pay him to do mine. He can fold a sheet like you wouldn't believe. I think that he should teach a community ed class about folding clothes.
59. There was a girl in high school who used to tease me about my clothes, because they always looked new. They had a crease down the front from being folded so perfectly by my dad.
60. Yes, my dad did my laundry. He always made sure that I brought my laundry home from college so he could do it for me.
61. My mom is a beautiful woman! She thinks that her salt and pepper hair makes her look old, but it just makes her more beautiful.
62. My mom is a great cook/baker. I learned to bake from her and my grandmother. I have some of their recipes that I will someday share with my children.
63. This is going to be a really long entry!
64. I am really excited about my meeting tomorrow night. We are meeting with the owners of a business that we are looking into buying. They are going to give us figures and a price. I can't wait!
65. I wish my backyard was fenced in so I could send my dogs outside for the day. And I could go out there and throw the ball with them.
66. My kitchen is so nice! I love how the remodel turned out. It was a pain in the butt during the remodel, but the end result made it worth the hassle.
67. I love that I can have Diet Mountain Dew and Half Baked ice cream for breakfast.
68. I want to write a book someday. I don't know what it will be about. I just know that I want to write one.
69. I love Meg Cabot, James Patterson, Karen Kingsbury, Dee Henderson, etc. I love reading books by these people.
70. I love books that make you cry and laugh at the same time.
71. I need to spend more time reading my Bible.
72. I am looking forward to starting a devotional book with my husband. It is about reconnecting. I can't wait!
73. I can't wait for the day that I can accept a compliment and say thank you instead of brushing it off.
74. I love juicy pear Jelly Bellys. They were the treat that we gave to the guests at our wedding. We were the "Perfect Pair".
75. I want to take Scott to Hawaii some day. I went there for spring break in 2000. I know that Scott will love it there!
76. I love giving gifts to other people. I wish I had more money to give to others.
77. I am not very good at journaling. I used to do it all the time, but have kind of gotten out of the habit.
78. I like my job, but it isn't something I want to do for the rest of my life.
79. My job has made me nosy. I don't really like this trait. It seems to be very negative.
80. I love that God gives me scripture that is relevant to the problem that I am having. I just need to open my ears and listen to him.
81. I like spending time alone. This is new for me. I never used to like this.
82. I like houses that look lived in. I take it as a compliment that someone can come into my house and dig through my fridge for something to drink/eat.
83. I picked out my own wedding ring. I just didn't know when I was going to get it.
84. I have lived in one town all my life. I did leave to go to college, but never really left my hometown. I am proud to be from here!
85. I love to watch sports, especially hockey, football, baseball, and tennis. I love tennis. I need to get back out there and start playing again.
86. I need to learn to be better with my money. I spend too much! I am trying to change this, but it is really hard.
87. I love going to women's conferences! The Women Of Faith is one of my favorites! They come to MN every October. I am really looking forward to seeing them this year. They get you back on track. Lisa Bevere is another amazing speaker.
88. I do not have a green thumb. I have the thumb of death. I can't keep a plant alive for the life of me. They are doomed as soon as I buy them.
89. I worked at Perkin's for years(7) before I got my real job as a dispatcher.
90. I really like my boss. I am really going to miss her when I leave my current job. She is really funny and makes me laugh constantly!
91. I love to laugh! Whether it is at myself or at something funny. I love laughing until I cry.
92. I think that hard work is good for the soul. I like to be able to look at something I have done and feel accomplished.
93. I like to see the positive in things. I don't really have time for negativity! It takes you in too many directions.
94. I am really bad at surprises! I can't keep them in. I have to tell someone! I have one in store for my husband and all I want to do is tell him. I don't know how much longer I can keep it in! It is such a little surprise, but I am having a hard time keeping it to myself.
95. I need to understand that change is scary, but that doesn't mean it is bad. Change can be very positive, you just have to make it that way.
96. I love being outdoors! Especially when the sun it out.
97. I really wish I had a hammock so I could lay outside and read a book without the ants crawling on me. And it wouldn't matter if I fell asleep! It would also be fun to lay in at night at watch the stars. The other night was perfect for this.
98. I wish that they wouldn't cut parts out of movies when they show them on tv. The movie just isn't the same when it isn't shown in it's entirety.
99. There is an exercise bike that has been sitting in our backyard since the day we moved in. It is kind of a conversation piece.
100. I hope you all take the time to read these and learn a little bit more about me!

Mmmmm Peach Tea

I am sick at home again! :( So tired of having colds. I guess it could be worse...I could have the flu constantly. I think that I will stick with the cold. I have called in sick the last 2 days and now I have 2 days off. Hopefully I will be feeling better to return to work for the weekend.

I have seriously drank 2 quarts of peach tea already today. Mmmmmmmmm! I know that you need lots of fluids when you have a cold, so I am trying to flush it out with some delicious peach tea.

I am so glad that spring is finally here. Yesterday was gorgeous. I really didn't get to spend anytime outside, but I did step out a few times when I was putting the dogs on the leash and when I went to get the mail. It was beautiful! Then last night at a little after 1, S and I were awoken to a ridiculously loud crack of thunder. Seriously, it sounded like the War of the Worlds was happening in our bedroom! We were both awake for a while after that. It was so loud.

As you all are probably aware, I am really bad at this whole blogging thing! I am not going to promise that I am going to get better, because I probably won't and I don't want to break any promises. But I will try to improve to at least once a month. I know that doesn't sound like a lot, but that is a major commitment for me. If you happen to see me blog more than once a month, consider yourself blessed!

Sorry if there are any errors in this, but I am typing without my glasses on. Can't really see worth a darn!