Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas aftermath

Christmas was a huge success. The Boy safely navigated my family and will be welcome back anytime. My family didn't embarrass me too bad. My overload of baking goodness turned out pretty good. All in all, a good day.

I am now still lounging in bed while The Boy is working a half day. This afternoon will probably find us at the movies or out shopping for more food to make. The only bittersweet part of all of this is that in less than a week he will be gone again. No need to dwell on the bad parts, just try to enjoy the good parts.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Santa came early and he's The Boy!!

Well my parents came over last night and we went ahead and did Christmas presents since we will all be traveling today and tomorrow. No need lugging presents all over Texas.

The Boy and I originally weren't going to open up presents with them but I felt kinda bad that I had my usual brat pile and he had one. So I gave him one of mine to him to open. He wanted me to open up one and since there was only one under the tree for me I said no, we can wait and do that one on Christmas night when we get back home. He just said OK and I thought that was the end of it. NOPE!!

He walked down the hall and came back with a huge present!! I was in shock, he pulled one over on me. He said it was his brother's present in the box earlier.

Well being the good spoiled person I am, I opened up the big present first. (I have never learned to build up to the surpise). So in the big box was the MOST AMAZING, BESTEST PRESENT EVER!!! Oh I so love him!

It couldn't have come at a better time. I get to try it out and make pecan pies with it this morning. First, must get all the pesky Styrofoam off of it.

Monday, December 22, 2008

I LOVE Monday!

My normal Monday morning routine has me wanting to throw my alarm clock across the room when it goes off at 5:30. My cats usually run and hide from me in the mornings and I am cussing everything. It is safe to say I HATE Monday mornings and having to get to work for our 8am meetings.

This morning, I popped out of bed at 5:30, turned on CNN, got ready (full hair and makeup even!) and was smiling with not even one bad word crossing my lips. Well of course I was!! In 9 hours, I will see my boyfriend again!

I got almost everything done yesterday. I always forget one critical thing at the grocery store and yesterday was no exception. But, I realized it before I was in the middle of the recipe so that was a good thing. I will just need to go and pick it up tonight on the way home.

I am trying to survive work right now and I know that if I just put my head down and got busy that the time would pass fast but I can't seem to do that. I just keep thinking about tonight and getting the best present I could ever get from American Airlines. :)

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Forgot cookies

OK, due to precious oven time and the fact that I really am not overly excited about cookies, this recipe over at Sugar Plum couldn't have been posted at a better time.

Chocolate Ganache & Peanut Butter Fudge-Topped Rice Crispy Treats. Oh, please Lord, give me strength not to eat them all myself in the middle of the night!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Like a moth to a flame

I'm REALLY liking this. It might have to be a new year's present to me.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Thought for the Day

We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love. ~Author Unknown

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Fiesta Giveaway!

Now I usually don't do giveaways but this one just made me jump for joy!!! Fiestaware!!!! I have always adored the colors that they have and I swear I am going to fill the house with all of these colors one day! But until that time, I can at least try my luck. Head on over to Jaci's blog and sign on up too!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

It's Done!!!!

Christmas shopping has been completed!!!!!!!!

All online this year. So now I just hope these last few presents show up in time.

Just gotta get cracking on the baking and all will be right in my world. It is definitely starting to feel like Christmas around here.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

What I have learned today

In watching the actions of people around me and in seeing how I respond, I am learning how NOT to act and treat people based on my responses to how others treat those around them.

1. Don't jump to conclusions.
2. Don't assume people know what you want...just ask.
3. Don't always think someone is out to screw you over.
4. Don't have a favorite punching bag, in fact, don't have one at all.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Finally feeling it

I put the tree up tonight (pictures coming). It finally got me in the spirit. I didn't even cuss when my both my clear lights and my red lights were out. I found some mutli-colored lights I bought a few years ago and went to town.

As I was putting up the lights and it reminded me of my grandma's tree. The ornaments all meaning something special, the tree making you smile when you pass it. It just makes me remember what I love about this time of year.

I was going to do a tree that had a color theme and was more "adult". But I think this year, I needed a tree of celebration and fun. Last year, was the first year in my new house and I was so wrapped up in my mood that I didn't even put up a tree. This year, I wanted a tree about who I am and not what I feel like I should be.

I love my tree. I love the Pokey Little Puppy ornament that is from one of my favorite books, I have my Camaro ornament that is for my first car (thanks daddy!!). It has my Wonder Woman cape on it from my childhood hero and what I remember when I am having a bad day.

It has my cat ornaments that I got for my cats Annie and the namesake of my blog, Buster. The first house ornament and a few other special ones. I am looking forward to going to Hallmark this weekend to get a new one.

I could end it all

Well my Final Exam has posted. This means I can take it whenever I want between now and the deadline on the 14th. I have the control to end the anxiety and the worry and just get it over with.

I am conflicted on when to take this thing. I mean, I know the material and I have access to my resources during the exam but I want to make sure I am in the right mindset.

I think I will spend tonight doing a little baking with Chrys and then put up my tree later tonight or tomorrow and then focus on this thing later in the week. I am actually off work this weekend so maybe I will take it on Saturday when I can spend the day relaxed and treat myself after it is said and done.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Cheer Up

Nothing cheers me up quite like ruining the curve in class!! Unit exam down, just the "group" project and the final left to go.

Speaking of group project....I am proud of myself that I didn't type an email in anger and send it on to my group members in response to their emails saying the paper looked good but STILL not giving any feedback or input into the project. I mean, one guy submitted 4 sentences in response to the Issues. And the other guy used Wikipedia answers or Google definitions to fill in the IRAC. Even then he wasn't original. He freaking used the same statement no less than 5 times in half a page of work. Yes, it was ALL he used. That is what I had to start this thing. When I sent them my first draft with strategically placed highlights of info and parts they could give me, they sent it back saying great job, looks good. I wouldn't change a think. Really, so I should turn it in with the highlights? I did ask one guy for input again and he said sure, let me look at it and I will get back to you. Not a peep since.

But I am proud of my work. I am proud I tackled a project meant for a group on my own. I did a damn good job and I will have the A to prove it. I just don't want these idiots to gain from my work. At least the instructor knows what is up.

Ok, soap box put up.

Friday, December 5, 2008

I am a Scrooge

Really, I feel like Scrooge right now. I am being rude at work because I am tired of the crap going on. I am really upset at my group in my class also. These two just trigger everything else to get to me.

The main thing is my "group" project. My group consists of two people and myself. They have missed deadlines, done work at a beginning undergrad level when they do work and I have ended up doing this whole project on my own. I was up till 3am this morning working on this project and I have a feeling I will be up that long tonight as well. No one is giving me any thing and they are ignoring my emails. I don't think they have realized that there will be a peer review on this one.

Work is just work....I really can't talk about it but it is getting very stressful. I am dreading going to our Christmas party and I really am trying to find a way out of it.

I think this weekend, I need to spend time with my friends, and maybe Saturday night, curl up on the couch and watch Scrooge to get out of this. :)