Saturday, December 24, 2011

'twas the night before Christmas

Sorry for the lack in posting. P is home and we've been spending so much time together, and I'm having Internet issues. I promise to be back after the new year :)!

Merry Christmas!!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Home for Christmas

It's finally here, P will be here tomorrow!

Work today was sorta sucky.  I wasn't super busy and after going 3 days with not much stomach pain I had major pain all day.  Wish I could get in to see a doctor before the middle of January, but I'll have to be patient..

 I got home did some minor cleaning, made Violet a Christmas ribbon necklace,  and just decided to relax.  Doing my typical pre seeing P routine of face mask, painting nails, etc.  Tomorrow I just have to finish cleaning and wait for him to get here.  I can't wait for all the fun we are going to have over the next two weeks.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Thankful Thursday

P will be here in only 2 days! So excited for 2+ weeks together!

I have a new follower!! Yippee!

All the rain we got yesterday wasn't snow, they say it would have equaled over 10 inches!

The new washer is A-MAZ-ING!  I have already done 5 loads between last night and this morning! I want to get a bunch of house stuff washer for my mom before she gets back from Florida.

The house smells like yumminess.  I made cinnamon apple sauce last night and 4 mini loaves of Chocolate Chip Walnut Banana Bread this morning.

I finally found an awesome and reasonably priced esthetician that's really close to my work. She also thought I was 6 years younger than I am :), extra big tip for that!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Sugar and Spice

I am so nearly done getting ready for Christmas.  This weekend my mom and I did all of our cookies.

Frosted Sugar Cookies

Butter Cookies, Apricot and Raspberry Linzor Tortes (my Oma's recipe)
Yes we have 2 coffee pots!

Yesterday and today I wanted to wrap up all the little last minute things I still needed. Ran to Hallmark, Target, and World Market.  My closest friend came over today for a visit.  We colored her hair and had lunch.  I made Potato Spinach Smoked Turkey Sausage Soup using a Bear Creek soup starter.  I also made a loaf of whole wheat beer bread.  She brought a delish salad.

I also managed to make 2 gallons of white chocolate chex mix and 4.5 gallons of savory chex mix.  And wrapped all my Christmas gifts.

Sorry for the blurry pic!

P will be her in 4 days and I don't want to have to worry about getting Christmas stuff done then, just be able to enjoy our time together.  I'll just have a few appetizers, bread, and a breakfast casserole to make, and I know he'll help.  

As for the rest of the week I have the house to myself. My mom and Steve are in Florida until Sunday.  I plan on my usual pre-P prep and finally doing laundry since we got the new washer today.

My head seems to always spin near the holidays.  But somehow it all gets done.

Violet resting after her "paw-i-cure"

Friday, December 9, 2011

Skype Stories

So P's ball is tonight.  I am really bummed out that I am not there.  He didn't tell me until shortly before Thanksgiving.  Along with him waiting to tell me about it until there was no possible way to plan to go, it would have also been hard to get time off this time of the year.  I have done pretty well with the distance lately, but today was super duper hard.  I am sure it's because I know he was getting all dressed up and I wasn't going with him.  I am really lucky since he sent a pic of him in his dress uniform and some really sweet text.

My mom and I had planned on making a ton of Christmas cookie dough tonight so we can bake like crazy.  We got 2 types of fudge done and 6 doughs chilling. I also made 12 half pints of body scrub to give as gifts.  I'll post that recipe and photos later.

We haven't seen my sister since July, she lives in Minnesota.  I suggested to my mom that they skype with each other.  So I got my mom, sister, and Steve all set up on skype.  It was really entertaining and awesome to see my sister.

I am grateful to have my mom and Steve around tonight to help keep me busy and not lonely :)

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Thankful Thursday

P will be home in only 9 days!
I have all my Christmas shopping done with and just have to wrap it up!

It is December 8th and there is no snow!

Saturday my mom and I are going to bake Christmas cookies together!
I have gone 6 days with absolutely no caffeine!

I had a nice birthday, even though I had to work and was home alone last night.  Plus I got the most gorgeous flowers ever sent to work from P 

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Birthday Box

I got my birthday box from P last night (Monday).  I couldn't wait to get home after being at work for what felt like a millions years.  I stayed late to get my hair done, it was very needed.

I rushed home and got onto Skpye.  P was laughing earlier in the day because I was so excited to Skype since I really don't care for it.  I was looking forward to seeing his face and getting to open all my gifts. 

He wrapped everything so cutely in colored tissue paper and even put a bow on one of the packages.  He later told me he wanted to put a ribbon around all four sides but realized he had no clue how to do it, I thought this was SO funny.

He gave me a really cute Christmas apron that I can wear while my mom and I cook Christmas dinner.
A Christmas coffee/coco mug.  I tried to get a 1/2 coffee 1/2 hot chocolate in Indiana and the girl at Starbucks was totally confused and could not make it :) so now I can make my own.  I got Wisps for when I HAVE to brush my teeth at random moments.  A pooping reindeer.  My most favorite gift a fabulous gift card to Victoria's Secret.  And a Blue Tooth thing for my car because he is the safest person I know and hates that I talk and drive.

I started posting yesterday morning at the laundry mat since we still don't have a washer.  I had a great day once the laundry mat part over with.  Did some hair, did ALL of my Christmas shopping, and had a birthday dinner with Marissa.  I got P's Christmas gift and can not wait to give it to him :)

Sunday, December 4, 2011

When it rains it pours

This weekend was a crazy crazy weekend. 

It all started on Thursday morning when I noticed my shower wouldn't drain.  This lead to me discovering the basement was flooded, which lead to my mom having to have MAJOR plumbing work done.  Some where along the day there was a geyser of crap that came up my shower drain.  Fun times cleaning after work.

Friday morning I walk into the kitchen and shut the back hall door.  A wine rack that was holding 6 bottles of wine and 10+ glasses fell off the wall and broke everywhere!

Friday I went and did some Christmas shopping and helped Kelly from work look for some outfits for her engagement pictures.  When I got home I was going to relax, have dinner and do laundry.  Then the washer broke.  Full of my laundry and water!

Friday night I started having stomach pains again. I took some TUMS chatted with P and tried to relax.  It was a restless night and finally gave in to the pain and got up early.  I talked with my mom and she thought I was having Gall Bladder issues.  She convinced me to go to the ER.  So I had a bunch of tests and an ultrasound.  They told me I had a large gallstone and needed surgery within the month.  Then came back in the room 15 minutes later saying "Opps you don't have a gallstone"!!  Very confusing especially due to the heavy drugs they gave me.  In the end they said I have gastritis, which is basically inflammation of the inside of your stomach. 

I got nothing done I had planned on Saturday since we were at the ER for several hours and then I slept ALL. DAY. LONG!  I have tried eating twice since I have gotten home and it has been a VERY painful experience.  I plan on calling a GI specialist this week.

P was so supportive and sweet though it.  Of course reminding me to worry about being healthy not about getting stuff done for Christmas.  I am so lucky to have him.

This week will have lots going on including my first trip to a laundry mat in about 5 years!  YIPPEE!!!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Thankful Thursday

  •  Violet is handling wearing her cone much better today
  • It's December, which means P will be home in just over 2 weeks
  • I have plans with friends to go Christmas shopping twice in the upcoming week.  And probably little for me too :)
  • I saw the light last night and am not going to get all crazy stressed out about not doing as much for Christmas as I did last year.  My life is in a flux and that's totally OK :)

 Violet with her cone and wrapped up booboo, she's NOT happy I am taking a picture of her!