Sunday, November 30, 2008

Sharing our childhood memories

with our son Marc!! Matt, Marc, and I are sitting here watching, "Snoopy, Come Home." Don't you remember when you were a kid in the 70's/80's and you couldn't wait for a holiday so that you could watch a Snoopy Special? I miss those days when you had something "special" to look forward to. The only time that you got to watch these shows was once a year and your butt was there at 7p.m. watching CBS!!! I had to watch (5 times) the part where Snoopy goes into the library and finds a book about bunnies and then starts laughing hysterically until he gets kicked out. Matt and I sat there laughing so hard that tears poured down my face!! Well, gotta run cause Snoopy and Woodstock are trying to escape from the bad girl who wants to keep Rex (aka: Snoopy) and Woodstock.

Enjoy your Sunday!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Saturday 9: Just like a pill (I have no idea what that means)

I have become a little addicted to these crazy meme blogs. I find them to be fun and I plan on doing a few more. I want to do the photo ones which I'm sure that I will get to one of these days!!

The Saturday 9

1. What was the last pill you took? 3 Advils

2. What time of day do you usually feel most energized? morning

3. Who was the last person you hugged? My hubby

4. If you had a restaurant serve you a perfect breakfast, what would it be? french toast, bacon, scrambled eggs...wait that sounds like the "French Toast Slam" at Denny's!!

5. What did you do on Thursday? slaved away in the kitchen for 4 hours!!

6. If you could change one thing about your life, what would it be? I would have finished college

7. What is your favorite TV commercial at the moment? the baby doing the investment commercials

8. Who would you'd be surprised to wake up and find in your bed? in my dreams I've woke up many time thinking that I was Mrs. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice!!

9. Who is your favorite 80’s band? None other than the greatest band ever......DURAN DURAN

Friday, November 28, 2008

Finished another book....I'm lazy and loving it!

These books are just plain fun. This one is way more mature than the other two but it fit nicely into the story line of the 3 friends growing up and getting ready to graduate. I hope that Lauren Myracle will write another one about the girls during their Freshman year of college!!

And for further proof that I don't do much outside of reading, I'm on book #98 for the year!!!

Lazy Friday

Well, we're all just sitting around still in a turkey coma and enjoying our lazy Friday. I'm one of those people who do NOT see any reason to get up at the crack of dawn to fight with people over "stuff" just because it is marked down. Now, I might do that if my kids were still little and a good deal was to be had, but at their ages their wish lists are much easier to handle than in the past! So instead of shopping, I've been drinking coffee, eating pumpkin pie (for breakfast! yummy), watched "Family Stone" this morning and cried, drank some more coffee, ate some onion wraps, read my book and am now watching "Outbreak" and catching up on blogs. I hope everyone out there had a great Thanksgiving and I hope my crazy sister-in-law Heather got some great deals at 5 a.m. this morning!!

Now it's time for Friday Fill-Ins

1. My stomach __is full__.
2. __Pumpkin Pie is what I ate the most of on Thursday.
3. The yard is covered with snow!_.
4. _____Home is where I'd rather be at any given time.
5. The smell of ___cigars reminds me of _my Grandpa Bill__.
6. __Alcohol_ is what I need right now!
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to _reading____, tomorrow my plans include _reading____ and Sunday, I want to _read____!(I'm pretty ambitious!!LOL)

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving


So–just for today–how about sharing 7 things that you’re thankful for?

1. Good health for all of us
2. Being able to buy the food that fed us so well today.
3. The Amtrak getting Mitch home safely and on time for once.
4. Good books
5. Great Friends and family
6. My two pets who never fail to show me that they love me every day
7. My boys telling me that they love me!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Very Cool Writing Prompt Blog

Friday Fill-Ins

1. The last band I saw live was Rascal Flatts
2. What I look forward to most on Thanksgiving is seeing Mitch.
3. My Christmas shopping is easy.
4. Thoughts of Edward Cullen fill my head.
5. I wish I could wear form fitting tops.
6. Bagpipes make me cry.
7. As for tonight I look forward to using the internet, plans for tomorrow include reading.

** I tweaked #7 because I wanted to do this prompt tonight and you're only suppose to do this on Fridays so that you can include your weekend plans. I really liked doing this and I hope to remember to do it every Friday!!

One of the best books this year!

This book was so many things; riveting, thought-provoking, horrifying, hopeful, joyous. I want to thank Laurie Halse Anderson for writing about a time period that I "thought" I knew about. Her book clearly shows me that I have much to learn. The story is based around Isabelle, a young slave girl, who is sold to a very cruel Tory family. Everything takes place in New York. You will find yourself crying one minute and then totally outraged the next. If you enjoy historical fiction then I believe you will like this. If you teach the Revolutionary War time period, then you may want to read this to give your students a different glimpse into a slave's life during this war. Very enlightening and most certainly assured that you would have plenty to talk about!! Best part, she's writing a sequel!!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Here's the news for New Moon

Twilight Movie

So today I left home at 10 a.m. so that I could be the first person in line for the Twilight movie showing at 11 a.m. I was so excited to be going out all by myself to a movie! It has been a very long time since I've been to the theater and I was really excited to see if this movie lived up to the book that I dearly loved. Well, in my humble opinion, the movie rocked!! I loved every single minute of it. There was laughter, romance, awesome views of the country, and action!! The lady that wrote the movie did the book justice and then some. I thought Edward (Robert) was so believable and you could see the anguish in his eyes every time he looked at Bella and had to control his desires for her! And Bella! she was absolutely wonderful. I really liked every single character and now seeing them IRL they totally fit that character. After seeing the initial casting I wasn't so sure if some of these kids could pull off their new characters, but they did. I just found out online that they're already working on New Moon!! I can not wait......until then I'm re-reading Twilight to help savor that love thing I've got going on for Edward!!