Thursday, November 30, 2006

Snapshots from NYC

It was a fabulous trip. Lots of good company, good eats and good fun. The highlight was definitely the Macy's parade on Thanksgiving. How can any other parade compare! I think of it like going on safari to Africa - the zoo kind of sucks after that! I am already ready for our next trip out there.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Time goes by...

so quickly! Our NYC trip was fabulous as usual. The last night was almost my favorite - 70's themed tea dance at Splash with Lady Bunny spinning! I really didn't want to come home to reality. This week is going to be over soon and we are having an early holiday cocktail party on Saturday. So lots to do. More to come laters.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Where does time go?

I can't wait for Thanksgiving! We are off to NYC tonight! Woo hoo! Let's just get through this day and we'll be ok :)

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Makes me happy

I know it's a material thing. And I do NOT need material things to really make me happy. But I am, if for a brief moment. I have been eyeing this bag for months and it finally went on sale at Saks so I ordered it! It is actually black IRL but the photo shows up dark brown. I love the smell of new leather!

On a more sober note, the brother of Marc, one of my closest friends, is in the hospital with acute respiratory syndrome after a major motorcycle accident. We are keeping him in our thoughts and hoping for the best. Life stinks, sometimes.

Monday, November 13, 2006

A clean workspace

I finally cleaned off our desk today. We were swimming under a sea of paper and adhesive! I should have taken a before picture but I prefer the after. I just have such bad habit of collecting clutter - I have really been trying to work on it, but old habits die hard.

I have enjoyed the day off. Only 9 more days until we leave for NYC! Can't wait!

Sunday, November 12, 2006

A day of shopping

Instead of the wasting the sunny afternoon partying at Berry Hill, we spent it and our cash at the Galleria. I hadn't been for a while so I enjoyed walking around and seeing what's in stores. I got this cute top from Barney's Co-op (on sale of course) that, with the right support, accentuates two good features ;)! I also got a Project Red shirt from the Gap (inspi(red)) and a cute Nike track jacket from Nordstrom's (also on sale).

We started as 4 - Richie, Bo-Marc, Marc and me. We ended as 2 - me and Marc - the last shopper's standing! Marc and I also enjoyed a late lunch at the cafe in Nordstrom's. All and all a very good afternoon with my peeps.

I am glad I have tomorrow off so I can regroup for the next week. Work was busier than it had been for a long time, and I have a feeling it's going to keep being busy until some time next year. Which is a good thing, cause Momma needs her bonus $$ for Christmas!

Can't wait for my baby to come home!

Friday, November 10, 2006


Even though I have to work tomorrow, at last it's Friday. Joe is leaving for Phoenix this afternoon to visit his grandparents. He will be back Sunday evening. Tonight is game night at Marc and Darryl's and tomorrow the girls are going out for Peggy's belated bday. So I've got stuff to keep me occupied!

Work has been very busy this week which makes the day go by very quickly. I really would like to make our numbers this month so we have bonus Christmas money!!

Thursday, November 09, 2006

200th post!

Wow - time goes by when you're having fun - or life- or whatever you want to call it. Today went by in a whirl. Dr. W finally sent me to get some X-rays of my behind to see if there's more to it than what meets the eye. And work was crazy busy. It makes the day go by, but then it's over and where has it gone? Joe actually came in for an exam - we may zap his eyes!

Joe and I ate our staple meal tonight - turkey burgers with cranberry sauce. I took a photo, but I'm not in the mood to upload. Just a bit more surfin' for me and it's off to bed! I hate when it gets dark outside so quickly - just makes me want to hibernate.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006


Tonight's episode of Lost was amazing. I don't want to wait until 2/7/07 to see the rest!! (Yes I am going to have trouble sleeping tonight!)

Beautiful day

The sun is shining and the birds are chirping. Hard to believe it's the beginning of November.

Sak's is having a one-day sale and their Kooba bags are on sale. I may have to go check them out as I have been saving my moola!

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

This is the picture you get...

when your husband doesn't want to pose for a photo. Goofy faces. Hee hee - they make me smile!

What goes around comes around

I love this outfit that Jessica Simpson is wearing, but at the same time it cracks me up as well. Oversized sweaters and tight jeans - that's what I was wearing in college! I really feel old when fashion has already started to recycle. I mean, you're not supposed to wear something you have worn before, right?

I need to get back into my photo a day. I have been taking them but not as many as I should.

Back to the grind today....

Monday, November 06, 2006

Back online

Two and a half days of no internet is enough to drive a girl crazy! I guess I was more productive, but I don't really feel like it.

I am now enjoying the last hours of my Monday off. It's back to the grind tomorrow! More pictures to come later...

Friday, November 03, 2006

Let's sue the landlords

Brrrr...our heater is not working and the house is cold. Apparently the part we need will not be in until this coming Wednesday so we are going to have to suffer until then. I'm sure the outside weather will stay cold until then and then it will warm up again once it's fixed. Isn't that how it always works!

Doing this year in pictures thing is actually a little more difficult that I imagined. Some months we "did" more things than others so trying to find pics on the months without big events is hard. I was thinking about doing a different year from 2006 but this year I have really taken much more photos of normal stuff than any other year. And doing this photo a day is hard but I kind of like it - makes me think of what I would like to take a picture of!

Here I go to have some breakfast and try to warm up...

Thursday, November 02, 2006

New classes

I am such a geek. I have been waiting for my 2 big picture scrapboooking classes to start today. One is a journaling class and one is to make a year in review album of 12 layouts. I figured I could use one to compliment the other!

The BPS classes have definitely inspired me to scrap more. I am taking a yearlong one with Heidi Swapp next year and am REALLY looking forward to it. On 2peas, people have been complaining at the cost and lack of projects (it's essentially a yearlong class where we make a calendar), but I can honestly say if I took a class that had a project a week, I would probably never get them all done in my lifetime. I really wanted to take it to learn more about HS's creative mojo.

I guess it's time to get ready for work! Yesterday was a good day because it was the beginning of the month and not a crazy day. But also because I reminded myself that Happiness is a choice.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

A typical evening

well, blogger isn't allowing me to post my picture so we'll try again tomorrow.

Happy November!

We only got 2 trick or treaters last night - a pair of Ninjas. Our neighborhood is not the most kid-friendly so I'm surprised we got even 2. Needless to say, we have tons of candy leftover that I need to take to work so I don't eat it all!

My a$$ is still hurting, but the little electrodes the doc put on it yesterday morning did help it feel better, if not for a little while. We may try acupuncture tomorrow morning...may prove to be interesting!

And I really need to stop using my a$$ as an excuse for not working out. He said riding the bike is ok, so I am going to the gym after work to ride for a bit.

Another month is beginning. I always feel like it's a fresh start. Hopefully the weather will stay cool now!

I would like to try the photo a day thing this month. And make a small 6x6 mini album of it. Entirely possible if I just keep the design simple. At the end of the month I will print out the photos and put the album together.

I don't know if I want to use this photo for the first of the month. But I love our house. It's small but cozy. Our first really big purchase. It reminds me how lucky we are to have a house to live in. How that even though we have a small space, it's all ours and we can do whatever we want with it. How nice it is to have tenants so that we don't have a real rent payment. How fortunate we are to have parents that are willing to invest in us so we have a very low interest rate! How having a bright blue house can always make me smile.

Laters :)