Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Amazing Day Off!

Had a busy morning, woke up early so I could chill for a bit. I knew that it was going to be a busy morning and I am happy to say that I got all my running around done and was home by Noon! This never happens to me. My morning though was amazing! Sat in the dark with only the lights of the Christmas Tree on along with the light for my Kindle. Read Call Me Mrs. Miracle today in order to get ready for the Hallmark movie this weekend. It was really cute, not $7.29 cute but lesson learned on that one. I am hooked on the Hallmark Movie Channel this time of year, it is a double bonus now that Martha Stewart and all of her specials are on it too!

The rest of the morning went fast; stopped into work for an hour, exchanged my hiking pants for ones that fit (a size bigger that I have not fit into for about 14 years :( , also exchanged the non working Star Trek Hallmark Ornament for a working one. No lie all the other stores were dead, even Whole Food, but Hallmark was CRAZY!!! Went looking for Harry Potter audio books and I found that one I was looking for a Borders, but it was $75! Can you believe that!?! On ITunes it is $45, and I think I am going to have to break down and get it for our trip to Arizona.

I already told Jrod that it was going to be an early Christmas gift for him. I really don't know what to get him this year, it just get harder and harder. I have tons of ideas but then he buys them first, which is really the only problem. He found a jacket that he liked but it was $180 and I don't really know if he would ever wear it.

Do you have any idea's for the video game man who has everything? He is a runner and I am thinking about getting him a heart monitor, but what one? There is so much info out there on the net, I don't know where to really start.

House Holiday Lights.

Close up of the house lights
Before the sun is down (of course) then a street view. Yes, those are snowflakes in the window too.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Thanksgiving Weekend

I am okay to say that I got my butt kicked this weekend. Today is my first day off and I made the mistake of not listening to Jrod and being a bum. I thought I can totally get half my do to list done, and I did. Now I need a nap, and I still have to clean up around the house. This past long weekend I work 46 hours in 4 days, which doesn't seem to bad but the last day was only an 8 hour day. It was crazy making Thanksgiving dinner, working from day until night, and trying to help make magic for hundred's of families.

I have to say that my favorite part of the whole weekend was when a husband and wife stole books out of the Operation Paperback for the Soliders drive bin. Happy Thanksgiving to both of you very much, crazy right!?!

I am very happy to say that today I bought my amazing Clark shoes for $88 on sale with free shipping on Zappos! I also went out to JCPenny's and got a 4 in 1 jacket from St. John's Bay for only $50 instead of $180. I got it in pink/brown because the purple/black just didn't sit right with me. I am sad to say that my hunt for a Narina book and Harry Potter audio books did not go well. I went to three stores and nothing! I am hoping that I have much better luck at the GIANT Borders at the Alamo Quarry tomorrow. Off to try and take a nap before Jrod gets home, but I don't think that will be happening. If not then I will just be playing Kinectimals, I am a cub black panther at the moment and Chi is LOVING watching it on the screen.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Zumba is freeing me!!

I LOVE Zumba! Went to class again today, at mystudiozero here in San Antonio. I am very excited that they are knocking out one of the walls and making it double the size. I was a bum for a good part of the day due to the power being out for no reason at all. I think that is one of the least favorite things about this neighborhood. Today while I was making dinner (Veggie soup with Barley!) the garbage disposal died. We now have two things in the house to fix, the garage door has been broken for a year now ever since we got hit by lightening. Never a fun thing, let me tell you! Looking forward to Thanksgiving shopping tomorrow morning after a quick pop over to work. Going to load up on green beans and stuffing!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Being Free!

I am so happy today, why you ask... because I have 2 days off in a row. That hasn't happened since I went to Florida in September. Yesterday we went to Gruene TX for the Market Days and it was a BLAST!! After walking around the Market Days we went to the Grapevine where you can get 3! free tasting of wines. I am not a big wine drinker at all, never found one that I like at all. When our friends wanted to try some and asked for the sweeter wines, I was like why not?!? I won't find anything that I like. J and I tried the same three ones; Sister Creek Pinot Noir, Driftwood Orange Muscat, and lastly but not least in any way, Braman-10. The Driftwood Orange Muscat and the 10 were amazing, we started with a glass of 10, then moved on to a bottle of Driftwood Orange Muscat, then bought another bottle of Braman-10 for this week's Thanksgiving. No lie, by 2:30pm I was GONE!! They had run out of crackers so I only got one serving of spinach dip, I was very sad about that one. It was a blast to sit out on the porch drinking wine with amazing friends and people watching which is one of my favorite past times.

Next week we are going to New Braunfels, Texas for Wassailfest! Again I have never been and it sounds like tons of fun. I am hoping for a cool clear night with a bright moon where we can walk the streets drinking cider. If you have never been to either area and you live close by you should 100% check it out. I still have to figure out a plan for getting to Fredricksburg this holiday season too. Off to research Christmas Trees and see if I want to get one , no lie I will probably have one by Tuesday. I would like to have all my Christmas stuff done this week so when I am super busy at work I can come home and be a bum on my couch looking at the tree.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Holidays are Here part 2!

So the holidays are upon us, for me this is super crunch time at my job and I am LOVING IT!! I played with garland, got about 5 HUGE boxes filled with holiday crafts and toys, and got to wear the pink elf outfit below around along with the turkey leg hat above.

The Turkey Leg Hat is from Family Fun and we will be making about 350 of this with guest next Thursday at my hotel. While wearing it I made a person laugh so hard she started to cry, no lie it made my day!! We have a HUGE all manager meeting tomorrow and for the start of it I am going to wear the full elf outfit with the turkey leg hat on top. I have to get everyone as pumped up for the holidays as I am.

What are your plans for this up coming Thanksgivng? I will be working for the first time in 3 years and we are going to get a turkey pre cooked, I just have to pick from where. I am really leaning towards Rudy's but County Line is also having an amazing deal. What to do, what to do. I will be gone from 8am until about 6pm at night so jrod is going to be doing all the cooking. I LOVE his mash potatoes and can't wait to try his green beans.

The Holiday are HERE!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The best way to relax... by me!

I have many a hobbies that I fully enjoy but just don't have the time to really be able to sit down and do them to the point of being relaxed. I wanted to share what I am working on at the moment with you all, it's the Many Mountains tote from sublime stitching. If you have never heard of this company it is AMAZING!! I found it right after I moved to San Antonio, it is based out of Austin, Texas. Jenny Hart is the own/creator and has so many easy to do/learn projects that you will be able to start in no time at all! I have to say that I wear my sushi kitty polo I made myself a couple of years ago with pride still. http://www.sublimestitching.com/

Between stitching the mountains and wrapping yarn around the wreath for my fall door wreath, I have been very much enjoying the little free time that I get. I hope that this helps you find a new way to relax with the crazy holiday season coming up. If not this may also give you some really great gift ideas that you can make yourself! *Go Handmade Christmas!* Off to search etsy while jrod's at school, I really need to get a move on Christmas shopping.

Target LOVE!

Today was a rare day off in which I didn't have tons and tons to do so I could take everything nice and slow. I went to Target and very much enjoyed a 2 HOUR! shopping adventure. My goal was to get the Giada De Laurentiis cook set that is on sale this week, but once I got in front of it I just couldn't get it into my cart. I really need a 12 in skillet and it didn't come with one, plus do we really need new cooking pans? The answer to that one is YES but I am still living in my must save money at all cost mode and the very old/goodwill pans will stay in the house a little bit longer. I am very happy to say that I bought the Pryex 11 piece baking/ storage set though. It was so much easier to put $17.99 in your cart then $149.99. In the end I got some very much needed fun socks and work socks and TONS of egg nog creamer and drink for jrod. I could walk around Target all day and just be so happy, the bonus was that they had free samples of pumpkin pie and pecan pie! It was an amazing morning!!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

New Shoes!

These are my AMAZING new shoes that I got yesterday from Whole Earth Provision Company. We went there in search of a new pair of hiking boots for Jrod, which I am very happy to say that we found! I have been looking for new fun weekend shoes for almost a year now, my heart has been set on getting a pair of kick ass boots but when I saw these I knew that I had to have them. Hello!!! They match my new nail polish to a T!! Thank you very much Essie Merino Cool! This all came about after our trip to Lost Maples National Park, it kicked my butt in a good way. I was very thankful for my new hiking shoes but Jrod learned very fast that his shoes of 13 years needed to be retired. I have to go back on Tuesday because the hiking pants/shorts I got don't fit and I think that I am going to see about getting Jrod a jacket he was eyeing and a hat that I thought I could find cheaper but was very wrong. I also found another pair of AMAZING shoes, these were clogs by clarks but on Saturday I am going to the outlets and I am hoping to get a pair of cowboy boots!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Kinect Adventures Today!

I try not to talk about work too much here, but today I had a BLAST! We got a small demo by the Bandera Cattle Company, it was amazing! We had a 'real' gun fight on my lawn, and tons of people came out to watch and get there pictures taken. http://www.banderacattlecompany.com/Home_Page.html They do two shows on Saturdays in downtown Bandera, Tx the cowboy capital of the world!

Then my boss and I played Kinect for a while, which was also a blast! I played it with a couple of my staff too, and it was so funny! http://www.xbox.com/en-US/kinect I have it at my house too, we have been playing it about a hour a night for the past couple nights.

It has been crazy lately, but I am so excited for it is my Friday tomorrow! Then we are going to go to Lost Maples State Park on Wednesday, I can't wait.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Crazy Days

Good Day my friends! Sorry that I have been away for the past couple of days, I didn't get a day off of work this week so I had to spend my nights doing the non fun of food shopping and wash. I do have to say that before my day off got cancelled I did have a BLAST! On Tuesday night I got to learn how to sew thanks to Joann Fabric's classes! I didn't have enough time to look at the sewing machines once class was over but I am going to go back in two weeks and pick one up. I woke up on Wed. morning nice and early with Jarid and got all ready for my first ever ZUMBA class. I LOVED it!!! I couldn't shut up at work about it for two days! I wish that I had more mornings free so I could go to the 8 am class more often. I had an amazing teacher Usha, and we did ZUMBA moves and belly dancing moves, for she was from India! I got to wear the skirt and shake my butt so I made tons of noise. The best part is that it is 5 mins. from my house! http://www.mystudiozero.com/index.html

Now pictured above is my next project that I need to get finished by tomorrow for I can't have it up for that long before Christmas comes! Is it super cute and it's super simple! I found it at : http://www.indiespotting.com/diy-projects/make-fall-yarn-wreath/#more-2122 I bought almost everything at Joann's on Tuesday, I just haven't had time to make it yet. That is the only thing on my to do list for tomorrow besides work of course!

I am really looking forward to my next two days off, don't get your hopes up they are not in a row. We are going to go hiking at Lost Maples National Park! http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/lost_maples/ where you can really see an almost New England like fall with all the leaves changing! Very exciting for me since I am from PA! (Go JoePA congrats on your 400th win) The next day off after that we are going to http://www.gruenemarketdays.com/, but now that I went to there site I think that it is in two weekends. Oh no! I don't know if I can go then, grrr... I will have to double check tomorrow when I get to work.

Hope that you all have a wonderful weekend!