Monday, November 30, 2009

Cookies for a soccer game tomorrow

I also made chocolate chip ones and peanut butter ones...

Bubbly Monday

I'm having one of those days at work where there's a lot to do, but not a lot of important things to do, so I'm (obviously) not doing the lesser-importance stuff, and instead listening to music, looking at jewelry online, and blogging.  Here is a list for you:

1. I am having quite the love for a song called "Hold my Hand" by Sean Paul featuring Keri Hilson.  It's quite reggae-esque, and while I am not a fan of the ganja (that means marajuana folks, I'm learning vocab today), I do enjoy reggae, and this song is a perfect mix of that and pop.  I can't seem to stop listening to it long enough to hear the complete:

2. Norah Jones album.  I bought it on itunes and haven't listened to the whole thing yet.  It is on my list of things to do today though, so I'm sure I'll get to it.

3. I've been Etsy-ing a lot today, and having a blast doing so.  I've fallen in love with quite a few things, most of them being necklaces made of leather and some form of jewel (I know you aren't surprised seeing as how I've blogged about leather and pearl jewelry before), and like always, have been Sundance Catalog looking, too.  Actually, there's some cool stuff in the Sundance catalog (like always) most of it involving the myriad colors that sapphires can come in, and they're beautiful.

4. I talked to Georgia about Christmas and all the gifts she's going to be getting from people, and told her that we, as a family, could get gifts for kids that don't have any, or buy grain and chickens for kids in other countries instead of giving gifts to each other.  She liked the idea, and said that instead of mommy and daddy giving her toys that she wanted to go pick out toys for the other kids.  So, that's kinda cool...

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

See...

I'm not alone.

More Secrets Here

Monday, November 23, 2009

Thanks, Dad

My dad bought the Starbuck’s Christmas cd for me; I’ve been listening to it all weekend and all morning. The very first song it Baby it’s Cold Outside, sung by Norah Jones and Willie Nelson (who is that, you ask? Click here, he’s been around a while). Yesterday he (my dad, not WIllie Nelson) went to the Fresno State girls basketball game with me and a bunch of church people and was telling me that he wiki-ed Baby it’s Cold Outside, and it turns out it has quite an interesting story, not to mention its an awesome song. Norah and Willie do quite a good job, and I find myself wanting to get my hands on some Willy Nelson music.

The cd has really great songs, and one of them is Little Saint Nick by the Beach Boys. My dad has a friend, Wil, with whom he has been friends for YEARS, he goes to our church, and I have these memories of Wil who LOVES the beach boys. Anyway, when I was little he drove this yellow little car (I think it was a corolla), and he would let me ride in front and shift the gears for him when we went somewhere together. Every Friday night there was a group of people that would get together at the church I grew up at and play volleyball until late, and afterwards we would go out and get iced tea and fried food at Carls Jr. or A&W, and I would ride with Wil, and undoubtedly there was a Beach Boys tape playing in his car. I still remember the way the car smelled, and I loved shifting gears when I rode in it. I’m fairly certain that I thought I was actually driving.

So, I guess I am recommending the cd to everyone. It’s quite cheery.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Every year its the same thing

I know that I post about Christmas music every year around this time, but I just have to reiterate: I LOVE CHRISTMAS MUSIC.

There's an new christmas album at Starbucks (as well as the new Norah Jones album) and it looks awesome.

Here are this year's favorites (um, not from the Starbuck's album, just in general):
1. O holy night (will always be the best. Christmas. song. ever.
2. All I want for Christmas is you (Mariah Carey)
3. Baby, it's cold outside (any version is good, but I love the girl in Elf singing it the best)
4. God rest ye merry gentlemen
5. What child is this
6. Carol of the bells

I'm sure I'm missing some...

But, if you need a pick-me-up, please click the link of the Elf girl singing Baby its cold outside.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Just in case you're bored today...

I don't have much going on this morning at work, so I'm catching up on a few Amnesty International letters that need to be written.  If you would like to be a part of the Global Write-a-Thon click the link.  It is helpful, and you don't have to be an AI member (but you can be, if you'd like) to take part.  The postage isn't that much, nor is the paper and envelope, and there are people that could really use your help all around our Earth.  There are examples of letters on the site, so if you don't know what to say you can check them out.  People are being mistreated, guys, like super-bad, and they need your help.  Please.

P.S. Need Christmas gifts? Shop Amnesty International

Saturday, November 14, 2009

New Favorite Song

Rihanna - Russian Roulette

Take a breath, take it deep
Calm yourself, he says to me
If you play, you play for keeps
Take a gun, and count to three
I’m sweating now, moving slow
No time to think, my turn to go

[Chorus ]
And you can see my heart beating
You can see it through my chest
And I’m terrified but I’m not leaving
Know that I must must pass this test
So just pull the trigger

Say a prayer to yourself
He says close your eyes
Sometimes it helps
And then I get a scary thought
That he’s here means he’s never lost

(Chorus)

As my life flashes before my eyes
I’m wondering will I ever see another sunrise?
So many won’t get the chance to say goodbye
But it’s too late too pick up the value of my life

(Chorus)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

I love lists

1. Have you ever thought something about yourself only to realize that it totally is not true? Example: I always thought I was fairly patient (not super-patient, but more so that others I guess), and it turns out I'm totally not.

2. I've been reading FML all day, which is fun, but I keep laughing out loud, and have to cover it up since I'm at work.

3. I have a funeral director's meeting tonight.  Not thrilled about it, but wev, Woody, Jaime and Barbara will be there.

4. I need a nap.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

I forgot how great she is!

Brandi Carlile, singing "Dreams"

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Boot Barn

On Saturday we were in Bakersfield visiting family and Woody's parent's wanted to have Georgia pick out her birthday present, so we went to Boot Barn. Now, I know it might seem like a poor choice for a place to find a three-year-old a gift, but it isn't. Last year they bought G a pair of pink cowboy boots, a pink suede cowgirl outfit, a pink cowboy hat, and a rocking horse that sings, and she loved it. The shoes she has now grown out of, so it was time for another pair of cowboy boots, and we went to Boot Barn to let her pick the new ones out herself. She decided on a pair of boots that are brown and dark blue, with a cowboy riding a horse on them and blue flashing lights in the heel that light up every time she steps. Very cute, even if I have the slight sensation of a seizure when I watch them flash. She also picked out a pink dress with an attached tutu and a rhinestone (I really want to type rhinestone cowboy, but it's not one) horse's head. Nice.

Anyway, what I want to discuss is Boot Barn. That place is awesome. I cannot tell you how many different pairs of boots I tried on, but it was a lot. Like, I'm fairly certain that Boot Barn gift certificates will be on my Christmas list. And not only do I lovelovelove the boots, there are some super cute shirts, as well as hats and jeans and EVERYTHING. I kinda wish I had cows and sheep and stuff, just to justify having a work wardrobe full of plaid, snap-up shirts and stamped leather belts and stuff. But, really, I just want the clothes, I can't stand horses and cows are boring. And guess what? THERE'S A FRACKING BOOT BARN IN CLOVIS! How have I never been there???

Monday, November 09, 2009

Monday, blah

I had a long day. I had a service this morning, it was huge, and sad, and long, but it was really a good service.

Georgia's birthday was fun. We went to John's Incredible and even though it turns out there are TONS of kids there, it wasn't that bad. Georgia got some good presents (um, thanks, Courtney and Bo, for the gifts with the smallest "I'm gonna step on those pieces and they're gonna hurt my feets" parts), and we played some games after cupcakes (thanks, Jill). Anyhoo, it was nice.

Friday, November 06, 2009

All Day I Dream About Sara

1. I hate that when I remember that the 's' in adidas stands for Sara I then get the song by Korn stuck in my brain for like a day and a half.

2. Today is Georgia's third birthday.

3. I had an awesome dinner last night at Veni Vidi Vici with Woody. I had a tomato cilantro bisque (isn't it strange that I love tomato soups, but I hate tomatoes?) and an awesome salad with spinach and carrots and pickled onions and some other stuff. Very yums.

4. This week has been stressful at work. I am very busy and very tired.

5. I needed to get some gel for work and had my co-worker get a tub of this stuff for me, it is the BEST. HAIR. PRODUCT. EVER. It's called "Moco de Gorila" (Gorilla Boogers) and it rocks.

6. After dinner last night we had drinks at Landmark, and that chick that plays the Mandolin is awesome. Like crazy awesome.

7. We're going to Bakos this weekend, and might come back Saturday, or maybe Sunday, and on Sunday night are going to John's Incredible Pizza for GG's birthday.

Monday, November 02, 2009

Anna had a baby and my socks broke

My mom called this morning right when I left home to take Georgia to her house (she watches gg on Mondays) to tell me that Anna thought she might be having the baby today but not to tell anyone just in case it was a false alarm, and that Bek would watch gg and Eden for the day.  So I called Anna and she confirmed that she was heading to the hospital (this was 7:30 am) as soon as mom got to her house to get Eden (Kaiser won't allow any children in the hospital).  Anyhoo, Bek texted me at 9:00 am to let me know that Anna was already at 9 centimeters, and said that the baby was 9 pounds at 9:45 am.  So, it was quick.  I went to the hospital at lunch and here are some photos:


 
 
So, that's my newest niece.

About the socks:
I got some socks, probably like 7 years ago (I think I was in mortuary school because I'm sure I bought them in Disneyland), one pair with Jack Skellington and one pair with Sally.  They're the best socks.  They really are.  So, a couple of years back the Jack socks got a hole in the heel, and I stopped (for the most part, but not totally) wearing them (but kept them).  Well, yesterday I wore the Sally ones and guess what?  Yep, i now have a hole in the toe of one of those.  But they're the best. socks. ever.  So, my question is this*: Can't I just wear one of each?

*yes, I have already decided that I can, even before I ask the question.