Friday, November 30, 2007

Wish me luck!

The high in Minneapolis, MN is going to be 24F on Sat, 27F on Sun and 21F on Monday! I cannot even IMAGINE how cold that will be, especially if you factor in the wind chill factor. I hope my clothes are warm enough - I just didn't want to go buy some winter clothes for 2 days in the cold.
On the up side, I think it will be fun to see some snow (only for a couple days though - Houston doesn't have the greatest weather but I like the mild winters!).

Fun photos from last weekend

We had a great relaxing 5 whole days off with nothing planned over Thanksgiving. And it was still too short!
We shopped at at fellow CDSers store in Fort Worth...

We ran the Fort Worth turkey trot in the cold cold weather on Turkey day...

We ate too much food the entire weekend...

We had fun goofing off with the family...

We learned to cook some Chinese dishes (namely Chinese fajitas!)

We saw the lighting of the tree in downtown Fort Worth (I've never seen so many peeps in FW!)
We ran in the miseable weather on Sat morning.
And we took our traditional family photos.
Life doesn't get much better than this!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Where does the time go?

December is almost here. I am starting to get in the Christmas spirit but sometimes things can become overwhelming. I have all these ideas in my head that I would like to do, but the execution is the difficult part (for me at least!). I have already ordered my Christmas cards, thank goodness, but I haven't even started on my Christmas shopping. That's why I love e-shopping...I don't have to leave the comfort of my own home!
I am a little annoyed that I will be out of town for work this weekend, when it could have been a nice weekend at home, catching up and getting ready for Christmas. I am trying to let it go and not get stressed about it but, again, sometimes I let little things get me all worked up. I think I inherited this personality trait from my mom.
At least I have some new music to listen to

(I wish I could have seen them live! Hopefully they will be touring next year. Simon's voice is still fabulous and John Taylor is still hot!)

Monday, November 26, 2007


The last 5 days went by way too fast. We ate way too much and didn't do much of anything but that's the way I like it!
We have a crazy family but I love them!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Almost home

Just one more day of work until we are on the road to Arlington. (The road to Kona somehow sounds cooler.) Five whole days of resting and relaxation with the fam. I cannot wait. If you are reading this post, please be ready to take tons and tons of photos!

It's funny how I refer to Arlington as "home," even though I haven't lived there for almost 10 years (eek - I will have been in Houston exactly 10 years this coming fall!). I guess home is where I feel comfortable, safe and loved, no matter where the physical location is.

Friday, November 16, 2007

I wish I could dance

We had a FABULOUS time last night watching SYTYCD live! They are too cute and it makes me wish I were 15 again! They performed many of our favorite dances and some new ones as well. Now I wish the new season would start soon...

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

I forgot

how much I miss her...

and her...

and him...

Thursday, November 08, 2007

350th post!

I am off to SF in the wee hours of the morning. I don't think I will be able to post over the weekend, so don't miss me too much!

Wednesday, November 07, 2007


The cold front came through last night so it was about 55 degrees this morning while we were running. I love the cool weather, I just wish it would last! Two more days until I am off the the city by the bay to visit my bff, Shaila! (I am lucky because I have 2 peeps I consider my bfs, besides my dh Joe - Tinger and Shay.)

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

The Kid is 40

Sigh. I can't believe so many of our friends are turning 40! I don't feel that old...can I still be in my 20s, please?

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Berry Hill

We spent another afternoon doing nothing but hanging out at Berry Hill. When are we going to grow up?

Saturday, November 03, 2007

A calm night

We are meeting up with our peeps at our favorite restaurant, Collina's in the Heights. They have the best margarita pizza. And no matter what we order we never pay more than $15-20 per person. Gotta love it!

Friday, November 02, 2007

Back in the swing of things

Once I get off my routine, I definitely have a harder time getting back in! I haven't gone to yoga at all and have only worked out 2x. My goal for Nov is to work out at least for 30 minutes everyday. I ran yesterday and am going to yoga tonight, so hopefully I can get back on track.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

A new month

The first day of each month always seems like a good way to start fresh. I had big plans to clean out the closet, go to yoga and do some scrappin' today (had to day off from wook - woo hoo!). I guess one out of 3 ain't bad. Can you guess which one I made time for today?
I had lunch with Joe, Marc, Darryl and Daniel at Barnaby's for lunch, then Joe, Marc and I went to Empire for dessert. This is the main reason I skipped yoga - way too bloated from the chocolate cake!
I was definitely on a scrappy roll today. 6 layouts done. I love the gluing of pretty papers and matching the photos and reliving the memories. It's good stuff!