Monthly Archives: November 2008

I did it!


So I finished Nablopomo.  Yay for me!  I’m glad I did it – but it was a lot of pressure to think of something to post EVERY DAY.  Now with Christmas approaching, I don’t think I’ll be able to post every day – but I will post if I have something I really WANT to share – and not just because I feel like I HAVE to.  So. 

Here is a quote from an author I really like and admire.  It’s a quote I think I need to print out and hang somewhere I’ll see it every day…

“The biggest mistake I made [as a parent] is the one that most of us make. … I did not live in the moment enough. This is particularly clear now that the moment is gone, captured only in photographs. There is one picture of [my three children] sitting in the grass on a quilt in the shadow of the swing set on a summer day, ages six, four, and one. And I wish I could remember what we ate, and what we talked about, and how they sounded, and how they looked when they slept that night. I wish I had not been in such a hurry to get on to the next thing: dinner, bath, book, bed. I wish I had treasured the doing a little more and the getting it done a little less.”
– Anna Quindlen

these days go by so quickly.

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a lovely evening, until…

So, Kris and I were out tonight – having a perfectly nice time at one of our favorite restaurants, when we’re approached by one of the waitresses.  She’s a friend of ours that we haven’t seen in a long time, and we’re catching up – talking about our kids, exchanging numbers, general chitchat. This continues off and on throughout dinner, she just stops by our table and we have these short little conversations.  It’s all good. ANYWAY.  So we’re almost done, and she sits down with us – and something is said about a pregnant woman that was in the restaurant a few weeks ago, then a comment was made (by Kris I believe) about how my water broke right there in that restaurant 6 YEARS AGO.  She’s all, “Booth 3?  In the front? That was you?!?!  Oh my god, we talk about that all the time!”

*crickets chirping*

Yep, that was me.  We were sitting down to dinner the day before I was due with Ty, and we’d just gotten our drinks.  All of a sudden I had to sneeze – and I’m notorious for “holding them in”.  When I did, my water broke, big time, all over the booth.  Which was covered in fabric.  And let me tell you, it was mortifying enough at the time, and I finally feel like I can go back there and that no one remembers.  But what does she do – while we’re still there?  She goes around to everybody (even the guys in the kitchen) and tells them – “hey, you know the girl whose water broke in the front booth awhile back? She’s here!”

Yay for public humiliation!


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holiday goodies

Easy Oreo Truffles

Easy OREO Truffles
Prep Time:
30 min
Total Time:
1 hr 30 min
3-1/2 doz. or 42 servings, one truffle each
1 pkg. (1 lb. 2 oz.) OREO Cookies, finely crushed, divided
1 pkg.  (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
2 pkg. (8 squares each) BAKER’S Semi-Sweet Chocolate, melted

MIX 3 cups of the cookie crumbs and the cream cheese until well blended. Shape into 42 (1-inch) balls.

DIP balls in melted chocolate; place on waxed paper-covered baking sheet. (Any leftover melted chocolate can be stored in tightly covered container at room temperature and saved for another use.) Sprinkle with remaining cookie crumbs.

REFRIGERATE 1 hour or until firm. Store any leftover truffles in tightly covered container in refrigerator.


Ok – the boys and I are soooo making these for Christmas.  How easy does it get?  I think they’ll be great teacher gifts, we just need to find some pretty Christmas tins.  And we may get crazy and try making them with mint Oreos – or maybe even dip them in white chocolate, and sprinkle them with crushed peppermint.  Yum!


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Thanksgiving with Friends

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.  We did, and now we’re all miserably full and very sleepy.  It was a good day though – and I was so happy to see my little brother.  That doesn’t happen often enough.  

But if you’ve had enough family time – here are a few clips from my favorite Friends Thanksgiving episodes.  I really miss this show…

(and Kris – I’m glad you didn’t get the “meat sweats” today.)  🙂

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in the air tonight

This is so cool.  I love the reactions of the white folks…

You know what’s in the air tonight around here?  


Have a great Thanksgiving y’all!


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Snoopy vs. Lawn Chair

I’ll never forget the first time Cooper saw this.  He must have been around 3 years old, and he absolutely lost it over this scene.  He couldn’t stop laughing – which caused me and Kris to lose it as well.  Now Coop and Ty both get a serious case of the giggles over it.  Their laughter is contagious.  

The Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Special comes on tonight @ 8:00 pm ET, on ABC.  


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awesome things

#918 When you’re really tired and about to fall asleep and someone throws a blanket on you

“Hey, you know what’s even better than taking a nap on the couch? Well, I’ll tell you: that feeling you get just before you fall asleep on the couch.

Yes, that’s when you enter that blissful, semi-conscious Pre-Nap World where your thoughts float and zoom around your brain and your muscles relax and detensify. The sun feels warm on your face, the radio on in the background fades to a comforting white noise, and you know… you just know… that you’re about to fall asleep.

It feels great.

There are really only two things that can disturb you when you’re in the Pre-Nap World:

  1. Feeling like you have to go to the bathroom. Sorry, but unless you trust your bladder to balloon without bursting, you might just have to get up for this one. Nobody can really help you go to the bathroom while you’re laying on the couch, unless they really, really love you.
  2. Feeling cold. You get those ol’ laying-on-the-couch shivers. You know your sheets and blankets are back on your bed, and you could just get up to get them, but you don’t really want to move because then you’ll leave the blissful Pre-Nap World. And it’s a nice world. That’s a world you don’t leave lightly.

So that’s why it’s great whenever someone notices your dilemma and just quietly grabs a blanket from the closet and tosses it on your semi-conscious self. If they’re really nice, they even flap the blanket above you and let it open up and softly land on you.

When that happens you immediately feel the warmth radiating around you, a tiny smile curls itself on the corners of your lips, and you fall deeper and deeper into a nice, relaxing rest.


(This is taken from one of my new favorite blogs – 1000 Awesome Things.  This puts my love of sleeping on the couch into more poetic terms than I ever could...)

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