Friday, December 29, 2006

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

And another thing about Christmas Eve Day


Um, well, at my sisters house on Christmas Eve day, I drank a whole bottle of wine on my own, so if I said anything I shouldn't have, I'm sorry.

Like telling my niece's new boyfriend that her brother calls him Hank as in Hank Hill from the cartoon because he sells propane equipment and the boyfriend said "Oh really?" in a "I'm gonna get him" tone of voice and I couldn't read him if he was serious or joking. So Phil if you got sucker punched over that one, I'm sorry.

Or like bossing everyone around when it came to distributing and opening presents. And here I thought I was always a follower and not a leader. Just call me Queen Cabernet Sauvignon!

And um, like when I might have embarrassed my other niece by declaring that if she ever breaks up with Andy, he should still come to our Christmas gatherings.

And if there was anything else, I'm sorry. But I had a really fun time! ;)

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

I'm Alive

Holy crap, where did the last 3 weeks go? Sorry I've been M.I.A. The busy side of the holidays are over and I'll start posting regularly again.

We had a nice time at our family gatherings this last weekend. Was a whirlwind tour with a 3 hour trip to hubbies parents and then a 3 hour trip the next day to my sister's house then a 3 hour trip home Christmas eve night. Christmas day hubby and I lounged around, kept the wood stove going and watched a few movies. Our Christmas meal was potatoes, cabbage and kielbasa - that's different!

We'll be hosting Christmas next year at our house for the hubby's family. I'm going to start cleaning right now. ;)

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Have I Packed?

K-friend and I are headed to Seattle Thursday. We'll be visiting friends, doing some sightseeing and coming back on Monday with a Chinook puppy in our laps. The puppy will be joining K-friends pack.

Of my list of places I'd like to visit, Seattle is at the top. I feel a bit guilty that hubby is not coming along. Next time! I was chatting online with my sister tonight and she asked if I had packed yet. I chuckled. Last minute packer here. I'll be finishing the laundry an hour before I have to head out the door. Maybe I'll break my mold and be ready ahead of time.

I'll try to update while I'm gone if I am able. Don't tear the place up while I'm gone. Renny's in charge. ;)

Monday, December 04, 2006

The Gift of Gab

K-friend and I went to an art fair on Saturday at the beautiful Landmark Center in downtown St. Paul. Saw a lot of wonderful art, met some great people and picked up a few bobbles. K-friend has the talent of striking up conversations with anyone, anywhere. The gift of gab. I just adore that about her and am learning to be more open to people. I can usually start talking to someone but when it comes to holding a longer conversation with new people, I struggle.

I have learned a few things along the way that has helped me. Number one is that people love to talk about themselves - ask questions about their family, work, hobbies, etc. I'm a great listener and like to hear others stories. But then I run across someone who knows that pointer too and I become the questionee. I'll be talking then I'll stumble and up comes the image in my head of
Chris Farley as a celebrity interviewer on Saturday Night Live hitting his head with his hand while saying "Stupid! Stupid! Stupid!"

I guess we all have things in life to improve upon and that's just one on my long list of imperfections. To end on a positive note, I do have a great sense of humor though. After the art fair, K-friend and I went to a bar/restaurant for lunch and found this mural on the side of a building next to the place.
Taken with the cell phone so not great quality. "Big Wood - Timber Frames." OK, so the sense of humor is questionable too! ;)

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Sunday Art

"Seattle"
3 dimensional lithograph by Michael Pierce


Friday, December 01, 2006

Strong Bad: Caffeine Experiment

I love the Strong Bad cartoons from the Homestar Runner gang. This one I find myself repeating the "Ohhhhhh devilish laugh" part over and over! Now, I need to figure out how to make that my system alert sound. The inner child is strong in this one OB1.