Sunday, December 27, 2009

New Year's Eve Party

Every year my mom has a slumber party at her house. She invites any of her sisters (she has 4) and nieces that want to come - and her mom, my Grandma. Isn't she beautiful for 80 years old!?!?

Well, things have worked out for Copper to actually be off on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day so I'm opting to stay home and kiss my husband at midnight - no disrespect to the girls!

We will of course have the Tater-tot with us too... so this is our new year's party plan - so far (It's a work in progress).

Food: Kid Friendly - I'm thinking chicken nuggets with a variety of dipping sauces, chips, ice cream, pizza rolls and maybe some corn dog bites.

Drink: Sparkling cider and or grape-juice served in Champagne flutes of course.

Fun: I'm going to try to find fun party hats, poppers with prizes inside, streamers, noise makers, etc. We'll also have some jigsaw puzzles and games to play.

Of course, with a 5 year old we may count down to "midnight" around 10:00!

Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

"It's all in your head..."

That's what my doc told me... which was too funny because he meant that my cold was all in my head (as in sinuses, nose, throat) and not in my lungs... but for a second I was like....

"Hey! I'm not imagining this!"

Then I got what he was saying - he also offered to write me a note saying that I MUST miss another day of work... but I figured best not to take advantage... besides with the killer antibiotic he prescribed me I should be feeling better by morning anyway!

Coolest doc ever!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Deck the halls with what?!?!?!?

Tater singing:

"Deck the hall with popcorn candy
Fa la la la la, la la la la"

I think I like his version better that the original!

I always like things I can eat!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Facebook... revolutionizing the disconnect of humankind!

Okay - So I am on Facebook... and I've discovered that there are various types of Facebooks users...

The over-updaters - "I'm drinking coffee," "I just sneezed" (their over-updating friends will surely comment 'bless you' right?)

The soap-boxers - Whether their platform is political, environmental, moral, whatever... these are the ones you end up unfriending - not because you don't agree with them but because you can't stand wading through all their crap to find out who's been to Starbucks or rearranged their closet lately!

The Gamers - whether they are in a mob, a pirate family, a farm in farmville or whatever these people fall into the same category as the soap boxers - not because I don't care that they adopted a lost cow or found the golden cell phone, but because I don't have TIME to read all that crap... someone I sort of care about may have just gotten new andirons!

The un-endingly clever - these people only post things that I will never have a snowballs chance in hell of understanding. They are so lofty and esoteric and they would never post something as mundane as a run to their local indie coffee bar (I'm sure they are too good for Starbucks).

I don't know what category I fall into - I probably overshared about my latest fever induced hallucination while surviving a cold... but sometimes I'm clever... never as clever to others as I think I am, but still...

Before I created a facebook page a friend of mine trying to convince me to join facebook summed it up well... "there are people in your life that you don't REALLY want to reconnect with in a meaningful way but its nice to know they aren't dead."

I couldn't have said it better if I'd said it myself.... now where's my coffee?