Saturday, December 19, 2009

Last night I did the one thing I said I would never do...

I rear ended someone :(

I was rear ended about 3 years ago and have suffered back issues since, so I hoped and prayed that I would never do that to someone else. Last night on my way home from work, traffic was slow but my lane was moving. The guy in front of me stopped suddenly but when I hit my brakes, my car kept going. I can still see my hood crumple but then I don't remember the next few seconds -- the airbag deployed and knocked me out for a second. The only GOOD thing: my little mazda 3 hit a big nissan frontier pickup truck and he didn't have a scratch on him. My car however: totalled.

The guy was so sweet and understanding. He kept asking if I was okay and we kind of had to joke about the whole thing because I think he knew I wanted to cry. My poor baby only lived about 2 1/2 years..and I think hubs is a little scared I have to drive his car (nissan 350z he's suped up like crazy) haha. But I drive his car like a grandma because its so loud so nothing to worry about :)

I'm definitely sore but mostly sad about the whole thing. I kinda freaked out my dad when I called him but he's glad I'm okay. I'm sure its not easy to get a phone call from your daughter on a Friday night saying she's been in an accident and you're 600 miles away and cant do anything.

Anyways, I'm going to take it easy the rest of today but tomorrow I've got to do some major last minute christmas shopping. And it just so happens that the thing I want from hubs (nice thick sweater or jacket since I always freeze), is at one of the busiest stores ever..even when its not a holiday. So we'll see how that goes..

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Dear Santa,

Dear Santa,

I've taken it upon myself to write you a letter to let you know what I want for Christmas. I've come to realize with years of being slightly dissapointed by some things I've received *cough*uglychristmassweater*cough* that you are not a mind reader. I think I've been pretty good this year. I'd like to ask you to please ignore the burrito I had to throw at that SUV after it almost sideswiped me and then cut me off and slammed on their brakes. Or at least balance out that incident with the donations to charity. Thank you!

1. A pony. Yes, I will ask for this until I get it.
2. Down blankie (down alternative acceptable). Hubs is a blaket hog so make it big!
3. World Domination. Yes, I will also ask for this until I get it.
4. A playhouse for kitty.
5. Pretty art. I'm flexable, but please submit a draft with possibilities for approval.
6. Did I mention a pony?
8. Wii Fit
9. While you're at it, throw in Spongebob: Truth or Square for Wii too.
10. A stable for above asked for pony.

Thank you for taking the time to read this Santa. I'll leave a bucket of oats in the backyard for my pony, and milk and cookies by the TV.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The holidays are upon us!

Can you believe its almost 2010 already?! I can't! Where has this year gone?

I'm pretty excited for having the fam over for xmas. After stressing so bad (and being sick) for turkey day, this will be MUCH more low key. Since my mom passed away a year and a half ago, we've gotten a bit non-traditional with the celebration. This year on the Christmas menu: tacos! Yes, good old tacos (and quesadillas for my bro's vegetarian gf). For a white girl, I can whip up a mean batch of carne! My dad will be up north with my grandparents, and it'll just be us kids at my house. A house full of twenty-somethings, lots of food and maybe some times :)

I sit and look at the tree this year and it makes me think of holidays at home. I've gotten the box of ornaments down from my dad's rafters and mixed them with my own. I've got brand new glass balls mixed with zoo ornaments from the 20's..lions, tigers and bears...and a pony :)
The only difference is all the gifts from my dad are wrapped in spongebob wrapping paper and tied with electrical tape instead of ribbon. Mom obviously did all of the wrapping back in the day haha.

This year should be fun, yet sad, but hopefully memorable. It'll be the first xmas I've spent as a married woman, the first with all us kids and our significant others, and the first in MY house. I can't wait..

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Rain, rain DONT go away!

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I have been LOVING the rain So Cal has been having lately! I love the rain and for the longest time, had plans to move to Seattle until my mom got sick. Good thing those plans didn't work out or I wouldn't have met lovely hubs..but anyways! The rain has been fantastic. I am someone who loves just standing in the rain and watching it hit the trees, bounce of the leaves, and eventually hit the ground. The smell of rain dripping off the fresh flower petals is indescribable. And not to mention the butterflies in my tummy when I see the resulting rainbow.

Now I'm a little sad. It was absolutely pouring this morning when I woke up and now its sunny with puffy white clouds. Last night Hubs and I went to the grocery store for sugar cookie dough and rum (haha I know, I know!) and the river was about 1 1/2 from flooding over the top! As gorgeous as the river is, and as much as I love living near it, that was an absolute frightening sight! I spent the summer of Hurricane Katrina living in the lower Florida Keys and during Katrina (which we were trapped in the house during), I watched the canal in our backyard reach the top and flow over the grass, washing away everything in its path. Seeing the river as high as it was last night brought back flashbacks of that fun and terrifying summer.

Well I enjoyed it while it lasted! I think I'll spend the day making cookies. Maybe some home-made chocolate chip cookies. Yummm :)

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

FREE Earrings!

My dad went up north for the holidays so hubs and I got to open our xmas present from him early. It was a BB gun. Odd, yet rad, and totally fitting in with the weirdness of my family.

So anyways, it put me in the holiday spirit so I decided to do a little giveaway/promo. Make any purchase, put "blogger" in the message to seller, and receive a FREE pair of tourmalated quartz dangle earrings. This promo will run from today to Dec 16th so buy now!