Monday, December 29, 2008

On the First Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me...

"4 days of nausea
3 days of bedrest
2 days of wretching
and 1 case of the decade's worst flu"

Of course, the above little ditty is set to the tune of "12 Days of Christmas". Unfortunately for my lovely huband, his Christmas involved a Phillies World Series ornament, the "Rocky" series on DVD, a history channel documentary, and his wife getting the stomach flu and giving it to him. I know, I know. I did well this year.

I was expecting a great Christmas. Hubs and I didn't have to leave the house as everyone was coming to us this year. I was going to take cute Christmas pictures and watch movies and enjoy family time. Instead I spent my 4-day weekend having massive stomach cramps and puking up everything I've eaten since I was 12. Guess I don't have to worry about putting on holiday weight. See...silver lining.

Then my poor husband caught it. Luckily for him he has a better immune system so it didn't sideline him for days and days.

But Christams was fun. I got a new Giants hoodie (yay!), a few new movies and the 4th season of "The Office". I also got some new tools from my cats. That's right, from the cats. Steve has one rule: never buy a woman tools or appliances for special occasions like Christmas, birthday's or anniversaries. So I say, "Babe, what if I want a hand sander for Christmas?" And he replies, "Then you're a weirdo." Ah, love!

Plus I got to see my parents and my in-laws and, of course, spend some quality time with Steve. We just never seem to get enough of that.

Friday, December 19, 2008

I'm Sick to My Stomach

http://www.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/12/19/caylee.anthony/index.html

Most of you are probably familiar with the case of Caylee and Casey Anthony. If not, here's a quick run-down. Casey, 22, is the mother of a missing 3 year old girl, Caylee. Caylee's grandparents reported back in June they hadn't seen or heard from their 3-year-old grandchild in almost two months. Casey's reaction to all this was to say that Caylee had been abducted 5 WEEKS earlier by a babysitter but she didn't tell anyone because the babysitter said she's kill Caylee if the mom told.

After searches and investigations, it came out that there was no babysitter or anyone living at the address Casey gave them to the "babysitter's" house. Pictures also surfaced of Casey partying and clubbing mere days after her daughter was allegedly abducted.

The trunk of Casey's car also smelled like rotten flesh according to her own parents. Casey has been arrested on charges of murder but no one could ever find Caylee.

Unfortunately, a small child's body was found in a plastic bag 1/2 a mile from little Caylee's grandparent's house.

The medical examiner just announced that the bones are indeed Caylee.

I absolutely feel sick to my stomach and it makes me want to cry. She was so little and helpless against whatever happened to her. I hate living in a world where stuff like this seems to be happening more and more.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Can you tell I'm busy at work??



This is our company mascot all Christmased out to look like Rudolph.

Good thing I'm working hard at work today, eh? Don't worry, I've had help "working".

Little Things Make Me Happy

Even though "it's the most wonderful time of the year" according to the Christmas carol, things this year have been tough. How do I bring some cheer to myself at the office??

With a new Christmas mug!!

O Christmas Tree! O CHRISTMAS TREE!



Brian, Anne and I put the Christmas tree up at work today. I think it looks lovely and makes the office feel more cheery.

And if you didn't help put it up, don't walk into the lobby and comment on what you think is wrong with it. No one wants your input :)

Monday, December 01, 2008

Black Friday

After working so many Black Friday's at places like Blockbuster and the dreaded Best Buy (have you SEEN that place on Black Friday??), I had decided that the deals you may get simply aren't worth the effort, aggravation and possible bail.

However, I spotted some wicked awesome deals at Target and decided to brave the crowds. This is what I picked up for $40 TOTAL:








The Office seasons are usually $30-$40 each and Sex and the City: The Movie is usually $20. I got $90 worth of stuff for $40. Can I get a woot woot?!