Friday, July 25, 2008
Business Travel Woes
I took a pair of black slacks in last week to be altered for my trip this week. I fully intended to pick them up on Saturday so they would be ready for my trip, but I completely forgot. Of course, they aren't open on Sunday, so I elected to pick them up Monday morning before going to the airport. That was pretty stressful, because the tailor is about 30 minutes from our house in the opposite direction of the airport. But it worked out very nicely and traffic played nice to help me out!
When I was ready to leave on Monday morning, I couldn't find my car keys anywhere. Mind you, we have two sets, but I could not find either one. I called Jason in a panic and luckily found one set and headed out of our house in a tizzy. Of course that night, I found the second set--where else?--in my purse with the others.
Jason called me on in New Jersey Monday night to ask me if I needed the toiletries he found in the bathroom when he got home from work that afternoon. Of course! I had them all nicely packed and ready to go--and forgot to take them! I had a major melt down, because I use VERY specific products on this curly hair, and it can quickly become a mess, especially in humid climates (which NJ is). Everything worked out okay, but it wasn't an ideal situation. At least they had a toothbrush for me in the hotel.
So I went the next day to pick up some shampoo and conditioner at CVS. I am carrying it around the store, finding a few other things, and it proceeds to squirt green goop all over my nice suit jacket. Blech! It wiped off pretty well, and the day was almost over, so I was able to go back to the hotel and change.
Too much excitement for me! I hope I get better at this business travel stuff!
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Post #500! Giveaway
Friday, July 18, 2008
Daisy and This Week's Project
One of my projects for this week was to set up my home office. I didn't have a desk or filing cabinet or anything, and I needed some things for my new job. I didn't want to spend a fortune but I didn't want to get anything that would just fall apart either. I looked and looked--office furniture can be really expensive! I ended up getting this set at Target, and I am really happy with it! It looks nice and is a good size for our office/scrapbooking room, plus it was super easy to put together. I was a little frustrated, though, because the package said "solid wood", and part of it is solid wood, but there is particle board as well. Also, the hutch portion of the desk said "fully assembled" on the box, but when I opened it up, there were lots of parts and pieces. Oh well, good thing I like Target so much, or I might be more upset!
Hope everyone has a great Friday and a wonderful weekend! Stay tuned for the next post--it will be post #500 for me!
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Thanks so much for thinking of us today. I was starting to get REALLY worried because I hadn't heard anything. I am sure you all understand!
UPDATE! I am glad to report that Daisy is officially free of stinky breath! It really is wonderful but I am not sure it was really worth all of the anxiety I felt all afternoon. But she made it through just fine! The vet did pull at least 4 teeth, so the poor little girl is missing her 4 bottom front teeth. But the vet said it would not affect her eating, because she still has her molars, and she did scarf her dinner down like nothing happened. We now have strict orders to brush regularly, and you better believe we will do it! I don't want the poor little girl to lose all of her teeth!
Daisy's at the Vet
I will let you all know later how things go. I am really hoping for stink-free breath when all is said and done!
Monday, July 14, 2008
During my few days off last week I did a LOT of scrapbooking! One of my goals for the week was to finish my Disney World scrapbook, and I did it! Here are a few samples from the book. It ended up being 48 pages long--we had a TON of pictures, and it was really hard to narrow them down! I kept the pages pretty simple for the sake of getting them done in a timely fashion. But I am pleased with how they turned out! Now I am decorating the actual album, which is something I haven't done before.
This is one of my favorites ways to display lots of pictures on one page--using circles
It's hard to tell from the pictures, but it's a pretty big stack of pages!
Next project will be my Disney cruise scrapbook--we have tons of pictures of that, too, and it was just 3 days! That's what happens when you have 5 women taking pictures!
Saturday, July 12, 2008
We've Been Tagged!
Show us a photo of the front of your Cold Box (or fridge, as it is known here)
tell us about at least one thing on it and
one thing you keep inside of it
Tag your friends and remember to stay COOL! And no fair cleaning it up first!!
Here is the front of our fridge (and I promise I didn't clean it up first!). Jason is very adament about the front of the fridge staying clean, so there are just two little pug magnets on the front. But on the side, I put all my fun stuff. We have magnets from some of our travels, coupons and a couple of pictures.
What's inside? I just went shopping at SuperTarget this morning (my FAVORITE store!) so there are all sorts of exciting things inside. I have really been in the mood for cheese lately, so I bought a block of sharp cheddar, grated sharp cheddar (I love sharp cheddar!), gorgonzola crumbles and string cheese.
1. Add the logo of the award to my site
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Back from the Vet
Tuesday, July 08, 2008
On To a New Chapter
I am taking the next few days off and starting the new job on Monday. I am scared and excited all at the same time. I will keep you posted on how things go!
While I am off the next few days, I plan to do some scrapbooking, playing with pugs, reading, napping, and we are headed to Water World on Friday! I know it will go fast, but it should be a fun few days off!
Monday, July 07, 2008
Here it is!
Coconut Cream Pie
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup flour
2 3/4 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup coconut
1 tbsp butter
Dash of salt
3 egg whites
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
1/8 cup sugar
Separate eggs, and set egg whites aside. In large saucepan, mix together sugar, egg yolks, flour, milk and salt. Over medium heat, stir constantly until mixture thickens and begins to bubble. Remove from heat and add vanilla, butter and coconut. Pour mixture into prepared pie crust.
Beat egg whites on high until stiff. Continue whipping while gradually adding cream of tartar and 1/8 cup sugar. Top pie with meringue and sprinkle with coconut. Bake at 350 degrees until lightly browned on top.
(I don't have her crust recipe, but any crust works fine).
Saturday, July 05, 2008
Josh had been at drum major camp all week before, so he was worn out. He and I both went out in the hall and took a little nap
We headed to Wichita Falls Saturday afternoon, where I met the one last puppy that my parents have. They have one little black lab girl left. Anyone shopping for a female black lab puppy?!
Me and the parents
I had a great time at home, but as usual, it went too quick!
Thursday, July 03, 2008
This is my favorite barbecue place ever. It is just a few miles from the ACU campus, and Jason and I went here frequently during college. We love it so much that we even had our rehearsal dinner here! It is SOOOO YUMMY, but while I was in Texas, I heard the rumor that Harold is retiring and will be closing the restaurant. So sad. :(
When I graduated, I made a donation to ACU and got my name on a brick! This was the first time I had actually seen it.