Wednesday, December 27, 2006


Happy 76th Birthday Grandma "Shorts" (with Grandpa)

I also wanted to add this picture in here. This is me when I was 8 with my grandparents puppy Maj.... Yeah, she's a puppy here. They also later got another Newfie and her name was Ida. They have both been gone for some time now. My Grandma gave us this picture at Christmas.

Christmas and Snow

Christmas is finally over. I am glad, not because I don't like Christmas, but now my countdown to my trips can really begin. I leave for New York in a little over a week and then not a month later, I am off on my cruise. I didn't take many pictures this year, just two. The tree with all the presents and then the pile of wrapping paper after the feast... Oh the carnage.

And this is what the "experts" are telling us. More snow....

Just what we needed when we still have a foot or more on the ground from the storm last week. Where we are, we usually fall somewhere between what they predict for the Metro area and the Foothills. Goodness gracious... 2 feet!?!

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

It's Gonna Be A White Christmas

There is no way this stuff will melt before Monday... it's not gonna be warm enough to melt it all. I absolutely LOVE snow. We were sent home early from work today and there is a chance we won't have to go in tomorrow. We will see though. The big wigs at work tend to not think a whole lot of things through. The didn't send us home today till 1pm and we should've been sent home around 9am. Ridiculous.... Anyway, here are some pictures I thought I would share with you. Hope you enjoy.

The snow is up to the door on my car.

See the snow hanging off the side of the neighbors garage...

The stairs down from our front deck...

Sunday, December 10, 2006

NYC Plans

Well, I knew I was going to have a problem being in NYC only a few days. My flight gets in at 2:30 on Saturday, so that means, I will have Saturday evening, Sunday and Monday. My birthday is on Sunday. I had a choice of two dates/times for Mary Poppins. Saturday night at 8pm and Sunday at 3pm. I thought about going for Saturday night cause then I would have ALL DAY Sun and Mon to sightsee. But I was afraid, that if my flight was delayed, I would miss the show. That wasn't an option. So I will be going to the Sunday 3pm show. I am excited. I narrowed down the things I must see to just three. Empire State Building, Rockefeller Plaza, and Ellis and Liberty Island. Of course Ellis/Liberty Island will be weather permitting. I am hoping that I get lucky and they have really nice weather that weekend. But I am preparing for the possibility of that not happening. I am probably going to get a ticket for the double decker sight seeing bus so that could be my main mode of transportation. I have to make my reservations for the airport transfers. I looked at getting a town car or something but I don't know for sure. It's not exactly cheap. That's as far as I have gotten with my plans.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Friday's Feast

What language would you like to learn and why?
I took French in middle school and high school. I haven't used it since. I would like to refresh that. But I would also love to learn Italian. These will both come in handy when I am travelling in Europe.

What is the funniest thing you've heard or read so far this week?
Got this video from one of the guys I work with... it's hilarious!

Which movie was so bad you couldn't watch the whole thing?
Going Overboard. It's an early Adam Sandler movie. I rented it and it was so bad that I actually took it back the video store and got my money back for it. It was THAT BAD!!!!

Main Course:
If there were a holiday in your honor that didn't use your actual name what would the day be called?
Reading day... I LOVE to read.

Name one movie which is coming out soon that you would like to see
The Holiday. There are lots but that one I REALLY want to see tomorrow... which is when it comes out.

Before I get to that....

Well, here it is a week later and I have my Friday's Feast ready to go. But since I haven't posted yet this week, I thought I would fill in a little bit before I get to that. I am just trying to remember what I was going to post about earlier this week... now I don't know. It has been a bit uneventful but not boring. Don't remember if I posted about this earlier, but about a month or so ago, I got hit in my car... my car I have only had for 4 MONTHS!!! It's a 2006 Honda Civic and I LOVE IT! Anyway, I got hit and it had to go to the body shop. I missed my car soooo much and despised the rental I got. Well, I got my car back today. I keep thinking, I need to name her... but I don't know what to name her. I am sure something will come to me eventually. I have never named a car so I am going to take my time on this.

Last Saturday my friend L had her baby shower. It was up north so we drove up there together. It was nice to see her again. She moved about an hours drive away so I don't see her as often as I would like. I did tell her that when she has that baby, I will be there a lot more. I need to make good on that too. I will benefit two-fold. I will get to enjoy the baby and I will have the company of my friend again. The thing that stinks is... I am going to be on my cruise the week of her due date. I told her she either needs to have him the week before or the week after. Not that she has any control over it but...

I finally decided what I am going to do for my birthday... I am going to NYC!! I have been there once but didn't get to see any of the sights really. We just drove around looking for a place to park... no fun. I leave Jan 6th and come home on the 9th. I am going to freeze my butt off but it will be fun. I hope to go see Mary Poppins on Broadway. That was my favorite movie when I was a kid... that and the original Cat in the Hat. I still love Thing 1 and Thing 2.