Christmas Recap

Christmas eve I woke up early and made two cheese balls. The recipe said the prep time was 10 minutes. 10 minutes, my ass. More like an hour. It was a mess. I told Matt if anyone complained about them I was throwing them out the patio doors.

After the cheese ball gate 2010, we took a nap. After our nap, we got ready and went to Matt's parents house. The best way for me to have a good time at the in-laws is to drink wine. And drink wine I did. After the gathering at the in-laws, we stopped by my parents. My brother's girlfriend has other places to be Christmas morning so we always exchange gifts with her on Christmas eve.

Christmas morning we woke up and exchanged gifts with each other and the pups. No surprises as far as our gifts went. I got us each new socks and underwear. I bought myself a new day planner. Very exciting. Little Vinnie got some tennis balls and a toy. Ozzy got a blanket and a toy. And Miss Princess got a jacket and a blanket.

Then we went over to my parent's house to open gifts. All 3 pups went with us. I got new dishes, a gas card, and some perfume that I wanted. Matt and I both got Cardinals stocking caps. Matt is wearing his below. Matt got a ton of Menard's cards and a hooded sweatshirt. And a deep fryer.

Then we left all the pups at mom's with her two dogs and went to my uncle's for my dad's side of the family's party. It's always a good time. We got there around 1 pm and began drinking immediately.

Don't worry though, I stuck with beer until around 6.

Drunken bingo started at 3 pm. Everyone always has a good time with bingo. This year my mom and my uncle, who is my godfather, couldn't seem to win a game to save their lives. So they were a little bitter.

This picture is of most of my older cousins and our significant others. Notice the socks Matt is wearing. He won those during drunken bingo. And he bought the reindeer tie as a joke to wear.

This pictures is of my reester and I.

After Christmas at Uncle Loaded's we went to the bar. Needless to say, I didn't make it very long until I went back to mom's. Matt came back there later and we all stayed the night there.

Oh and about the cheese balls, no one bitched. One of my aunts even asked for my recipe.

Sunday we were supposed to go to Matt's mom's family Christmas but we didn't feel well so we went home and took a nap.

I'm taking Thursday off work. I have vacation days to burn. Friday night I believe we are going to have a New Year's get together at our house.

I'm going to wait until after the new year to do another "Facebook Funnies".

Hope you all had a great Christmas and a very Happy New Year!


All over the place

- We had my mom's side of the family's Christmas this past Saturday. A good time was had by all.

- Sunday we did close to nothing. Mom and Dad came over. Dad and Matt put up a storm door with a doggy door between the house and the attached garage. The first storm door they put up a couple months ago took them around like 6 hours to do. This one took an hour and a half. They are thinking about doing storm door installation together. But only if they can drink beer while they are hanging them.

- The pups are kind of on a diet. Before we got Miss Princess, the boys had food sitting out for them all day everyday. They run around enough that they don't get fat. They both actually got moistened puppy food in the mornings to help keep weight on them. Miss Princess took advantage of having food sitting out all day. She has gotten a little chunky. She even needs help getting on the couch. So now the pups all get breakfast, moistened puppy food for the boys and moistened adult food for Miss Princess. And then they get dinner in the evenings. Everyone seems to be adjusting well.

- Yesterday was my daddy's birthday. He turned 32 for the 19th time.

- I got my grades the other day. I got all A's again this semester so I still have a 4.0. Matt did very well in his classes too.

- I don't have all my Christmas shopping done. I still need to get two gift cards and a gift for Matt's brother.

- I have a ton of other errands to run before Christmas too. Hair tonight. Eye appointments tomorrow. Miss Princess has to get her hair done Thursday. Need to get to the grocery store. Blah blah blah.

- I need a good cheese ball recipe. Soon. One without 5,000 ingredients that I don't know what the hell they even are have. Please help.

- We still have 5 Christmas gatherings to attend. The good news is that I'm pretty sure I have Matt talked into running away next Christmas. We're thinking Texas.

- I'm not sure if I'll blog again before Christmas. Hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and that Santa finds you all!


Facebook Funnies

It's once again time for "Facebook Funnies." Post all the weird, unusual, creepy, or funny statuses that make you go hmmmm! and then link back to here. Just don't use anyone's name, address, school, ect.

Feel free to grab the button.

Here we go...

- It's one of those days that you want to make a tinfoil Viking helmet, stand in the corner with a broken broomstick and threaten everyone in a bad German accent.

Hmmm... I've never wanted to do that exactly. I'm having a hard time even making a mental image of this.

- lets see here....i agreed to meet you to talk....we are sitting at denny's eating and you say i slept with you.....so I DECKED YOU IN THE FACE!!!!sorry but you had it coming!!!!think about that....

Well how about that for putting it all out there.

- Sometimes I feel the fear of uncertainty stinging clear, and I can't help but ask myself how much I'll let the fear take the wheel and steer, It's driven me before and seems to have a vague, haunting mass appeal, But lately I'm beginning to find that I should be the one behind the wheel. Whatever tomorrow brings, I'll be here with open arms and open eyes.

Fun fact... this is the first song I ever learned to play from beginning to end. It's an Incubus song.

- so I told this guy, if you ever touch me there again imma call the cops.....

The odd thing about this one is it was posted by a guy.

- I wanna see everybody with cats for profile pics, for lupus or some shit

I like when people make fun of all the dumb following along crap.

Here's a thought to ponder, why is that snow scrapers never work but a credit card or gift card works great? Why don't they make scrapers out of credit cards?
That's actually a great question.

- Is NOT the guy your momma warned you about. Your momma didn't have this much imagination!

No wonder this guy is single.

- Neil Diamond was inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame. Did I miss something? Alice Cooper okay but Neil Diamond? Maybe they need a light rock hall of fame.
I agree.

I saved the best for last for you:

Corporate America, Insurance companies, and Third Party Insurance Claims Department and all you other run-around jerks: here's a little Christmas jingle from me to you (to the tune of Jingle bells): Kiss myyyyy @ass, kiss my @ss, kiss my naked @ass. Pee on you and poo poo too and have a crappy day! hey!

How's that for some Christmas spirit. Bahaha.

Now it your turn! Post your statutes, link up, and come back to see the other.


I was Tagged

I was tagged by Britt Dill @ Tales From a Sailor's Soul Mate to do this little survey. Basically, I just have to list four of different things about me.
  • Four shows you watch.
    • Survivor
    • Pawn Stars
    • Judge Judy
    • Intervention
  • Four things you are passionate about
    • My hubby of course
    • My immediate family
    • The pups
    • Doing well in school
  • Four phrases you say a lot.
    • I know, right? (Me too)
    • Don't be supid (pronounced: suu-pid)
    • No, no, no! (To the pups)
    • Are you f-ing kidding me
  • Four things you learned from the past.
    • Don't settle for less than you deserve
    • Make sure to enjoy a little "me" time every now and then
    • Change is not always bad
    • Friends will come and go
  • Four places you would like to go.
    • Alaska
    • Oregon
    • Florida
    • Alaska
  • Four things you did yesterday.
    • Worked
    • Went to lunch with Matt
    • Scheduled a hair appointment
    • Sat on the couch and watched some TV (hey it was Monday, no need to do too much)
  • Four things you're looking forward to.
    • Christmas being over
    • Having a party on New Years
    • Finishing school
    • Owning our home
  • Four things you love about winter.
    • Staying home on the (some) weekends
    • Putting up the Christmas tree
    • drinking coffee
    • snuggling with the pups
Now for the four lovely blogs I am tagging...

McDancing Through Life
{Mis}Adventures of an Army Wife
Life as "Lucy"
Splendidly Domestic



I've been pretty craptastic at blogging lately. Mostly because not much has been going on.

I took one final last Thursday. I probably would have got a B in the class even if I didn't show up for the final. I have another final this Thursday. I guess I should probably start studying.

Matt had drill this past weekend. For reason I can't disclose, we are both getting pretty fed up with this Reserves stuff. I guess it's better than taking our chances with IRR but it's a far cry from active duty.

Friday night I started feeling sick. Between Friday night and Sunday morning I took around 20 vitamins trying to boost my immune system and beat the sickness. Sunday I woke up and thought I was going to die.

Saturday night I worked and after work it snowed. Sunday, I called my mom and whined told her I felt like garbage. Mommy and Daddy drove through a blizzard (about 20 miles) to bring me some Vicks, Benedryl (or however you spell it), Kleenex's, chapstick, Vapor Inhaler, more vitamins, chicken broth, and some throat spray. Because you know, I'm not spoiled or anything.

Matt's Commander was threatening to make them all stay over night because the weather was so bad. But, thankfully he got to come home.

I suck at driving when the roads are bad. I'm paranoid as a crackhead about it. I drive like a 90 year old man when there are 3 snowflakes. And my car needs new tires. So needless to say, Matt will be driving me around until the Spring.

I am feeling a little better today. I managed to drag my sorry butt to work. I hate calling in. I'm trying my best to avoid everyone today.

FYI... I'll be posting "Facebook Funnies" Thursday or Friday.

Happy Monday!


Auxiliary and such

I was going to give you a weekend recap but honestly I can't even remember what the heck we did. *Thinking* Oh ok, I took Vinnie to see Santa. And Saturday night we had the hubby's work Christmas party. So we now have 1 of around 10 parties under our belt. It was a descent time. They hand out $100 bills so that's always good.

Monday evening Matt had class and I went to my first VFW Ladies Auxiliary Meeting. I joined a couple of months ago but haven't been able to attend a meeting until now. Okay, that's a lie. I haven't had the motivation to go to a meeting until now. Matt joined the VFW around April ish and I joined the Auxiliary around October.

It wasn't too bad. Our Auxiliary has Sunday lunches once in awhile and I will help with those. I definitely think they need, how do I put this, some younger, fresher opinions. Besides one lady, I was the youngest one there by around 40 years.

What I am getting at here is that WE need to join or the Auxiliary will be no more. Also, our husbands need to join the VFW or the VFW will be no more.

By we and our I mean all of my readers who are the spouse, sister, daughter, or granddaughter of someone who has served in a foreign war. The VFW does lot of things for Vets and many other organizations. I also know for a fact that the older member get a kick out of seeing younger people like Matt and I at their meetings.

It cost me $20 for a year membership. Next year, I will sign up for a lifetime membership and I believe it is around $200. They also have scholarship opportunities for members and it looks great on a resume.

So, if you get a chance, look into it.

Oh and Matt found out Monday night that he got a 97% on his test last week! Best grade in the class. I'm super proud of him.

Happy Wednesday!


Vinnie's first Christmas

Yesterday I took Vinnie to see Santa. Santa was at the Humane Society here. Vinnie got his picture take with Santa, they emailed me the pics, and I have an ornament of him to pick up Monday.

I think the Humane Society is a great organization. So this was a perfect reason to give them a donation.

I didn't bring either or the other pups because I don't think that's really either of their "thing". Ozzy got his picture taken with Santa once when he was little and he wasn't a fan.

Little Vinnie did a really good job. Even though he's nuts and loves to play, he's my snuggler. He sat real good on Santa's lap. Santa really like him and I think he wanted to keep him.

I did tell Santa that Vinnie tears up all his toys and gets stuffing all over the floor some times. And that he likes to chew on his sister's ear. And that he doesn't like to share toys. Vinnie looked at me like, "Gee mom, you're a snitch."

Here are a few pictures of Vinnie with Santa.


Facebook Funnies

Today is the second edition of "Facebook Funnies". Link up with a post of all the funny, unusual, stupid statuses that you find on facebook. The only thing I ask is don't use anyone's actual name, location, school, ect.

Feel free to grab the button.

Big thanks to Jess at Just a Geek Named Jess for making this button for me!

- what a blah day think im gonna go for a walk in through the woods and let my mind take a break

Someone posted this the first day of deer season. Not a very bright idea if you ask me.

- thinks if facebook was anymore addicting, people would be trying to snort the letters off their computer screen!

Isn't that the truth!

- The unthinkable has happened... brace yourselves.... IM ENGAGED!!!!!!

This is kind of the unthinkable. This girl is a man-eater. But, if she's happy, I'm happy for her.

- is pretty sure he left the house this morning without brushing his teeth, my apologies "everybody I come into contact with today"

Gross. And why would you post that?

- likes his popcorn slightly burnt

This one is for my girl Mimi. I found this one the day after she posted about liking her popcorn slightly burnt. I do too.

- is poking the Facebook version of a quickie?

I'd say so.

- Remember my name.. you will be putting it on the restraining order later ;)

That's just creepy.

- thinks it's best to listen to what your body tells you. I asked my body if it wanted to work out today and it told me, "Listen here fatty, do it and die."

I would love to adopt this policy.

- ...never lick a cactus, it's not as fun as it looks.

Licking a cactus has never appealed to me.

- I was late for work this morning because there was a cow running around the road. They are faster than you would think.

I'd like to say that I've heard it all now but unfortunately this kind of thing can happen around here.

- Ok I'm getting really tired of you stupid little girls that keep wanting to get in my business when its not yours to begins with. You want to keep being immature, go ahead. You're making no one look stupid but yourself. This is not your life so stay out.

Then stop putting all your business on facebook.

Now it's your turn. Link up and come back to see what everyone else posts. The more people that link up, the funner this will be.

FYI... I'm planning on doing this every other week either on Thursday or Friday. So the next one will be 12-16 or 12-17.