Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Tweets for Today

AKA: Random Thoughts by Holly

  • 00:25 Tweets for Today tinyurl.com/7xncly
  • 10:30 woke up at 6:30 feeling horrible. Been lying in bed whining about it since. I kind of feel like a man now.
  • 10:50 Building up meaningful connections easily with MrTweet, my personal networking assistant. See how he can help u too! mrtweet.net?c=12
  • 11:27 <--- is a Techie Noob
  • 14:14 MM and I are spending the evening home alone, watching movies, eating junk food and sipping champagne. What's everyone else doing?
  • 21:51 decided to eat nothing healthy tonight. Yum, but I'm probably going to be sorry tomorrow. Signing off to play w/ MM and watch movies. =)
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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Tweets for Today

AKA: Random Thoughts by Holly

  • 01:24 Tweets for Today tinyurl.com/7nthvl
  • 08:53 Going to Costco today. May the strength of the force be with me. Last time I spent an obscene amount of money. I'm scurred...
  • 09:53 washing 5yo's "Blankie". It gets "baths' at my house. I've never smelled a more skinky blankie. Now she'll ask every 5 mins if it's done.
  • 10:43 must detach myself from internet in order to spend gobs of money at Costco. I'm going to do it in 3, 2, 1...
  • 10:57 Just put blankie in dryer. 5yo says, "You know, sometimes I just like it when its wet". Oy. Not this time, kid. Lol.
  • 18:14 Finished shopping and cleaning. And went on a bike ride. Now thinking about dinner.
  • 21:45 Did the Wii Fit for half an hour then totally ruined it by eating tri-tip & twiced baked potatoes for dinner.
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Monday, December 29, 2008

Tweets for Today

AKA: Random Thoughts by Holly

  • 00:26 Tweets for Today tinyurl.com/a34at8
  • 08:57 getting ready to do absolutely nothing with 5yo niece.
  • 09:23 decided to start out our Girl Day with Alvin and the Chipmonks. This is my first time seeing it. 5yo knows all the words, though.
  • 10:18 kind of forgot what short attention spans 5yo's have. 10 minutes into the movie she's ready to play the Wii.
  • 11:17 Best of 2008: California Photography from LA Times. There are some awesome pics here. tinyurl.com/8ryxq2
  • 13:28 Lazy Monday tinyurl.com/9p2p7s
  • 14:01 kinda sorry I told the 5yo she could decide what we're having for lunch. Hot dogs and Mac-n-Cheese just doesn't sound appealing. *sigh*
  • 15:54 getting ready to do the Wii Fit w/ the 5yo. She's been itching to see me do it. The pressure! :P
  • 16:20 5yo went home. Now I can play with Wii Fit without an audience. Woot!
  • 17:11 should probably go raid the freezer to see what we have for dinner..but I really can't be arsed to leave the couch.
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Lazy Monday

My kids are visiting their dad this week, but I'm babysitting MM's 5yo niece today and tomorrow.  Her daycare is closed and her parents both had to work, so they asked if I could watch her.  I said yes before I realized the kids were going to be gone, but since she's a good kid (and pretty quiet most of the time) it didn't matter much to me. I told her last week that we weren't going to do ANYTHING today. I said, "We're just going to watch cartoons and play the Wii, ok?".  She was thrilled with this, and even more so when I told her we couldn't tell MM we were going to be lazy.  I said, "If he asks let's tell him we're just going to cook and clean and do laundry all day!" There is nothing better, as far as the 5yo is concerned, than pulling one over on her Uncle MM.  As soon as she got here this morning the first thing she whispered to me was, "We're just playing the Wii all day, right??"  Then, when MM came in the room she said, really loud, "We're going to clean today, right Aunt Holly?"  then she giggled.  LOL  She's so cute.

Of course, I had already told MM our plan for the day, but we won't tell the 5yo that, right?

I am doing some light cleaning/laundry today, though.  I can't believe how trashed the house looks already, even though it was spotless a few days ago.  Things got kind of out of control Christmas Day with all the people and presents and then we've been gone/lazy since, so things have really piled up.  It won't take long to get things back in order, but I'm not really feeling it right now.

For those of you keeping track at home, so far today the 5yo and I have:

  • Watched Alvin and the Chipmonks
  • Excersised on the Wii Fit for 15 minutes
  • Played Wii Sports for 15 minutes
  • Watched 7 Episodes of Scooby Doo

I also talked to my cousin on the phone for an hour (while the 5yo was playing the Wii) and did the dishes.  Oh, and I've been online almost non-stop, catching up on emails and writing reviews. 

I have to say..it's been the perfect Lazy Monday so far. 

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Tweets for Today

AKA: Random Thoughts by Holly

  • 01:26 Tweets for Today tinyurl.com/8zesvt
  • 12:03 slept the morning away. It was wonderful! Now getting ready to go hiking with MM.
  • 17:17 Hiked a little over 4 miles then drove up to a peak to watch the sunset. It was gorgeous, but cold. Now on our way to get dinner.
  • 22:25 Heading to bed. Watching the 5yo niece tomorrow. We're going to be lazy and do nothing. Woot!
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Saturday, December 27, 2008

Tweets for Today

AKA: Random Thoughts by Holly

  • 00:54 Tweets for Today tinyurl.com/7at4dy
  • 00:54 Merry Belated Christmas tinyurl.com/73qnbq
  • 11:04 slept in today. Still not feeling great. Nose is stuffy and head hurts. Will this cold EVER go away?
  • 13:24 catching up on emails. How in the world did I get this far behind?? Sheesh.
  • 16:00 Reading the Santa Baby anthology by Crusie, Foster and Phillips. So far its really good.
  • 16:18 Finished Santa Baby. Surprisingly the Crusie is my least favorite of the collection.
  • 18:11 Just exercised on the Wii Fit for the first time in 72 days. It kicked my ass..again. And I gained 5lbs. Argh!
  • 18:44 Also played Rock Band for an hour. Going to be very sore tomorrow, I think.
  • 20:16 watching The Wedding Planner for the first time. Its cuter than I thought it would be.
  • 22:56 there are people playing Scrabble without me? So sad. :(
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Merry Belated Christmas

Things were really hectic for me the last week or so, but I hope all of you had a fabulous Christmas (and Hanukkah, Lori).  We hosted both Christmas Eve and Christmas again.  I think we had about 20 people over. It was nice, but exhausting.  I kind of copped out and ordered dinner from the Honey Baked Ham Store for Christmas.  We also hosted Thanksgiving and I made everything from scratch for that.  To be honest, I was just exhausted and not in the mood to cook a huge meal. 

Unfortunately HBH kind of disappointed me.  The meat was good (it always is from there) but the sides weren't as good as I expected.  I ordered a combo meal that included a 7lb ham, 4lb turkey breast, 2qts each of stuffing, scalloped potatoes, cranberry sauce and 1 qt of turkey gravy.  I think the potatoes and gravy were pretty salty and the stuffing wasn't as great as I expected. Not a complete waste, but not super great either.  Oh well.  Even though it wasn't perfect it was still worth me not having to cook. 

We decided (read: MM decided) to spoil ourselves for Christmas this year.  As a family we all got bicycles.  MM and I gave them to each other and the kids.  Santa was very good to us, too.  MM got a handheld GPS (he's been lusting after it for...well, years. I'm relieved that I won't have to listen to him whine about not having one anymore) and I got one for my car.  The Girl and Little Man both got Nintendo DS's.  MM and I really debated over it, but in the end we decided it was worth it for them to have for the car.   I also got a new-to-me laptop.  My brother upgraded his and gave me his old one. Mine started going downhill earlier this year (I bought a refurbished one 2 years ago) and is almost completely dead now.  I'm really excited to have one that actually works again.  We're thinking I'll be able to buy a brandnew one in a few months, but for now this will do me.

Every year since we started dating MM has surprised me with a gift.  Last year, for example, we agreed not to exchange gifts between us.  We got some great stuff from Santa, but since we were saving for our wedding we decided the Santa gifts were enough.  I think we set a $20 limit for each other just so we'd have something under the tree, but we said we weren't going to go crazy.  I even asked MM, "Am I going to look like an ass on Christmas morning for only buying you something small?" He assured me I wouldn't.  Christmas Eve I opened one gift (it's our tradition) from MM and it was Dunkin' Donuts coffee (the best coffee, EVER!) so I figured that was it.  Only when I was emptying my stocking Christmas morning I found an extra little surprise at the bottom...a brand new digital camera.  And I can guarantee it didn't cost $20 or less.  And I couldn't even say anything because it was from "Santa".  He's good, isn't he? *sigh*

This year I knew he'd buy me something (even though we agreed we'd done enough)...and I was right.  He bought me a digital picture frame.  Last year we bought them for his family as gifts and I thought they were awesome, but I honestly hadn't considered buying one for myself (I don't know why, I just hadn't..).  I can't even be angry with him because he says Christmas is his time to spoil me.  What am I supposed to say to that?  Yes, he's sweet..an idiot, but sweet.

Anyway, we also got the kids some clothes (which they really needed..they've grown like weeds) and some other odds and ends. They also got a haul from our families.  They're spoiled rotten. And..ok, so are we. 

Since the kids are gone until next year (heeee) I have a whole week to do NOTHING.  Not one.single.thing.  I'm babysitting MM's 5yo niece on Monday and Tuesday and we agreed we're going to do nothing but watch cartoons and play the Wii.  Oh, and we might get our nails done.  We decided we'd tell MM we're going to cook and clean and do laundry, though.  You'll keep our secret, won't you? (heh)

Joking aside, I'm really looking forward to having a week to relax.  I got a nasty cold this week and between that and the chaos of the holidays I'm ready for some downtime.  Maybe I can finally catch up on my reading!   We don't do anything for New Years (well, MM usually works) and we aren't going to change that this year.  I'll probably hang out at home watching old movies and relaxing in front of the fireplace.

What have all of you been up to?  Was Santa good to you?  What did you do for the holiday?  Any plans for New Years?  I've missed you all!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Tweets for Today

AKA: Random Thoughts by Holly

  • 23:55 Tweets for Today tinyurl.com/9k7my5
  • 08:21 getting ready to take the kids to their dad's. Looks like lots of snow and bad roads. Oh joy.
  • 13:43 Having lunch while waiting for kids' dad to meet us. Then 3.5 hrs home. *sigh*
  • 18:55 just spent 8 hours in the car driving the kids to their dad's house. Stupid me agreed to drive another hourr to have dinner with MM. WTF?
  • 23:20 had dinner with MM and his 5yo niece. Now watching Con Air and playing with (sorta) new laptop. Really glad to have a week alone. REALLY.
  • 23:24 guest blogged at The Book Smugglers today. I did a 12 Days of Christmas parody with Casee. Come see!tinyurl.com/a8qrvq
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Thursday, December 25, 2008

Tweets for Today

AKA: Random Thoughts by Holly

  • 00:03 Merry Christmas!! Santa is about to come. Heh.
  • 00:55 Tweets for Today tinyurl.com/9or6wu
  • 09:00 Merry Christmas (again). Kids woke us up at 7. *yawn* Santa was goos to us this year. You?
  • 12:51 Feeling very tired and not so Christmas-y today. Being sick isn't helping. Think anyone would notice if I disappeared? A nap would be nice!
  • 17:47 Finished dinner and opened all gifts. Still very tired. Getting ready for dessert and games.
  • 21:31 everyone just left, except MIL who's spending the night. Finally! Peace and Quiet. Woot!
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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Tweets for Today

AKA: Random Thoughts by Holly

  • 00:23 Tweets for Today tinyurl.com/9xflxj
  • 06:27 Merry Christmas Eve! Tons to get done today. But it will be worth it in the end. Right?
  • 07:13 Off to Walmart. Hoping to beat the crowds by going at 7 a.m. Think it'll work?
  • 10:57 Family has already started to arrive...I'm not even close to ready. Eep!
  • 16:27 making butternut squash soup and chili for Christmas Eve dinner. Smells yummy in the kitchen. :0)
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Tweets for Today

AKA: Random Thoughts by Holly

  • 00:26 Tweets for Today tinyurl.com/8hhc9y
  • 10:36 woke up feeling 50x worse than yesterday. I have 20-25 ppl arrive tomorrow - I can't afford to be sick. Stupid head cold.
  • 12:07 house is freezing!! Cripes.
  • 12:44 just got Karen Rose's Feb release in the mail. I might have hugged it. heh
  • 14:37 has her little minions doing all the dirty work. TG and LM are scrubbing baseboards w/ a toothbrush while 5yo niece dusts the living room.
  • 15:23 Woot! Honey Baked Ham stuff just got delivered. We can haz Christmas dinner!
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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Tweets for Today

AKA: Random Thoughts by Holly

  • 00:26 Tweets for Today tinyurl.com/9nuuhj
  • 08:27 Gingerbread House Wars tinyurl.com/ayujjh
  • 11:02 still feeling sickly, but will be cleaning all day anyway. Wishing I was a man so I could lay on the couch and whine all day instead.
  • 13:01 heading to the postal store to mail in-law gifts. 3 days before Christmas. And the wind is blowing 50 miles an hour. Save me!
  • 16:38 Laundry is almost done. Kids rooms clean. They're working on the bathroom now. Then we're making gingerbread houses. :)
  • 17:21 baby sister just calls in a panic b/c she forgot bf gift. She's begging me to order it overnight and she'll pay me back. $60 later...ouch.
  • 17:56 Didn't go to PO. Only to UPS store and I don't luv u enuf to pay $20 shipping. Sry
  • 21:41 Made pork loin and stuffing for dinner. Now relaxing on the couch like a very full beached whale. Need to work on portion control...
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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Tweets for Today

AKA: Random Thoughts by Holly

  • 00:40 finally finished baking for the night. Will finish the rest tomorrow. LATE tomorrow...
  • 00:40 Tweets for Today tinyurl.com/9nmwph
  • 11:38 stayed up until 3a.m. re-reading a Kleypas book. Slept until 11:20 to make up for it. Might need a nap later, too. Feeling old.
  • 12:08 <--- does NOT want a white Christmas.
  • 12:56 <--- might not be a very nice person after all. Wonder if that means the naughty list for me?
  • 13:17 wondering how 54 application requests showed up on Facebook. Yesterday there were 20 something. They're like freaking rabbits...
  • 14:12 going through wedding pics to find last minute Christmas Gifts. Aww...
  • 14:58 Some Random Wedding Pics tinyurl.com/7vacco
  • 14:58 Some Random Wedding Pics tinyurl.com/7rplsk
  • 14:58 Some Random Wedding Pics tinyurl.com/76zcot
  • 20:18 Finally finished baking. Feeling very exhausted and tired of cookies already.
  • 20:29 Crap! Forgot about the sugar cookies. Doing those with the kids tomorrow.
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Some Random Wedding Pics

3rd Pic
Our first dance  - to Crazy Bitch by Buck Cherry


Some Random Wedding Pics

2nd Pic
Our rings and my flowers.  Check out the rock (heh)



Some Random Wedding Pics

I was just going through my wedding photos and decided to share a few.

1st Pic
Sucky Face



Saturday, December 20, 2008

Tweets for Today

AKA: Random Thoughts by Holly

  • 10:06 seriously needs coffee. Had strange dreams about my ex-husband last night. *shudder*
  • 10:36 thinking about ordering from Honey Baked Ham for Christmas. What do you think? ca.honeybaked.com/ProductDetail.asp
  • 10:46 feeling very confused by seller on eBay. Accidentally hit the "buy it now" twice, realized my mistake and asked that 1 be canceled (cont)
  • 10:48 ...received notice that it was canceled, paid for the 1 item I wanted and went on my merry way. Now seller says I still owe for 2nd auction?
  • 10:49 but I have a copy of the notice from eBay that it was canceled, so I shouldn't have to pay for it, right?
  • 11:23 ordered two combos from the Honey Baked Ham store for Christmas Dinner. Feel really good about it, too. ;)
  • 13:27 catching up on reading The Italian Gourmet-Baby-Food Baron's Ironically Pregnant Virgin Mistress. Best book I've read this year.
  • 16:50 Let the baking commence!
  • 22:15 Chocolate chip, choco-coconut-toffee delights, peanut butter, brown-eyed susan's, jumbles - all made. White chip apricot oatmeal up next.
  • 22:18 Forgot to mention the double fudge butterscotch brownies and the choco chip coconut bars. Decided to do sugar cookies tomorrow.
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Friday, December 19, 2008

Tweets for Today

AKA: Random Thoughts by Holly

  • 23:59 Tweets for Today tinyurl.com/3rgb8u
  • 09:24 School got cancelled again today because the roads are iced over and the buses couldn't get out of the yard. I haz a sad. :(
  • 10:12 really wishes people would stop calling! Trying to read here!!!! Sheesh.
  • 13:24 Never would have guessed it would take almost 5 hours to finish a 250 page book. Not digging the snow day, mkay?
  • 21:04 Watching Jeff Denham on Comedy Central. This dude is hilarious.
  • 21:14 "Silence! I keel you!"
  • 23:08 just peeked in GReader. Only 374 unread. Woot! I'll read them tomorrow. For now? Bed! Nite.
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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Tweets for Today

AKA: Random Thoughts by Holly

  • 23:57 Tweets for Today tinyurl.com/52hsbw
  • 08:40 another snow day for the kids. And for MM. Lord. Save. Me.
  • 12:05 can't keep The Girl inside. She's is seriously loving the snow. Pretty sure she'd live out there if she could...
  • 12:12 just got reamed out by my G-ma for not sharing pictures with her. The pictures that were, you know, ATTACHED TO THE EMAIL SHE REPLIED TO!!1!
  • 12:38 getting off the computer go clean. Oh joy.
  • 15:27 Snow Update tinyurl.com/49jrqa
  • 21:34 had some friends over for an impromptu dinner party. Why do ppl always stop by when the house is a mess? No one ever comes when it's clean.
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Snow Update

MM has been playing outside all morning. He's in heaven with all this snow. He called his friends over and they're clearing out our driveway. Heh. I told him to knock himself out.

Its melting pretty fast now. I doubt any will be left by tomorrow at this rate.


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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Tweets for Today

AKA: Random Thoughts by Holly

  • 23:57 Tweets for Today tinyurl.com/5cfu2v
  • 12:06 Just woke up. There's about two inches of snow on the ground. Did I mention we live in So Cal? In the freaking desert? W.T.F.?!?
  • 12:58 About That Memo? tinyurl.com/3hx7v5
  • 13:44 on the weekends MM sits at home all day long. Getting him to leave the house is like pulling teeth. But now that it's been snowing all day?
  • 13:45 He's suffering from Cabin Fever and NEEDS TO GET OUT NOW!! ZOMG!!! Yes, my husband is a dork.
  • 15:10 Braved the roads to hit Walmart for baking supplies. Its scary out there...
  • 17:05 Pretty sure there's a foot of snow on the ground now. Did I mention the So Cal thing? Wtf?
  • 22:52 off to bed. Nite!
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About That Memo?

Once again, the view from my front door, taken about 2 minutes ago. Once again, Southern California.

Once again....


FAIL!!!!1!!


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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Tweets for Today

AKA: Random Thoughts by Holly

  • 23:57 Tweets for Today tinyurl.com/696244
  • 07:53 woke up to a snow-free yard. It still looks damn cold out there.
  • 10:31 made some progress in GReader. Down from 1000+ unread to 850 unread. And! Wonder of wonders, I left comments.
  • 11:26 must.stop.procrastinating. There's shopping to be done. (Lord save me)
  • 13:59 Hatesssssss shopping. In case you were wondering.
  • 16:15 Finishing up at Target. Then home to make dinner. So over shopping - its not even funny.
  • 19:39 just put dinner in the oven. Chicken Parmegano. With Linguine? Or Spaghetti?
  • 21:53 trying to catch up on emails. It's not going so well. *sigh*
  • 23:21 getting ready for bed. Shopping takes a lot out of a person, ya know?
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Monday, December 15, 2008

Tweets for Today

AKA: Random Thoughts by Holly

  • 23:57 Tweets for Today tinyurl.com/5obzy4
  • 07:30 Just woke up to snow. It's coming down pretty fast but there's hardly any accumulation. It'll probably be gone by this afternoon.
  • 08:06 The ladies from the Unlaced anthology are guest blogging today for Bingeaduckia. Come check it out. tinyurl.com/6zcwrw
  • 08:31 just found a $500 jacket on eBay for a little girl. Who would buy a $500 jacket for a little girl? Srsly.
  • 13:28 I think someone missed the memo tinyurl.com/6h8z59
  • 16:21 <----is not an instigator, in case you were wondering.
  • 16:28 <---might be a suckup, though. Just so you know.
  • 21:04 made tri-tip for dinner. With mashed potatoes and mixed veggies. Ate wayyy too much.
  • 23:33 bedtime. Nite!
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I think someone missed the memo

I live in Southern California. The desert of So Cal, to be precise.

That being the case, can someone explain to me why I was able to take this picture from my front door today? I sure as hell can't figure it out.....
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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Tweets for Today

AKA: Random Thoughts by Holly

  • 00:27 Tweets for Today tinyurl.com/5e6nkb
  • 11:31 just woke up. There's a good chance I'm getting way too old for roller coasters. My whole body is sore.
  • 13:35 is Christmas shopping at Old Navy online for kids clothes. I heart Old Navy for kids.
  • 17:03 pondering: Which is more important? Being lazy on the couch, or having jambalaya for dinner? Really craving the jambalaya...Do I make it?
  • 21:06 told MM there were crawfish in my jambalaya, even though there wasn't. Watching him freak out was totally worth it. Sadistic, but fun.
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Saturday, December 13, 2008

Tweets for Today

AKA: Random Thoughts by Holly

  • 23:57 Tweets for Today tinyurl.com/5aydtl
  • 09:01 Driving to Knott's Berry Farm to celebrate The Girl's bday. So far it's rainy and cold. Here's hoping it warms up.
  • 09:26 @
  • 09:34 Is getting excited to see Snoopy on ice. Heh.
  • 14:49 Took TG's friend on her 1st roller coaster. Told her the wait was the worst part and she would want to ride again. 1st thing she says after?
  • 14:52 ..."I'm NEVER riding this again!!!". Two hours later she "might" want to go again. Time = Bravery?
  • 14:57 Waiting for Snoopy on Ice to start. Would it be wrong of me to nap through the show?
  • 16:47 Snoopy was cute. Now waiting in line for Ghost Rider - wooden roller coasters are my favorite. *g*
  • 16:49 Dear twitter I am still standing in line
  • 16:50 Dear twitter I just moved 10 feet in line
  • 16:51 MM doesn't like me Twittering, can you tell?
  • 17:03 LM's light saber broke. We had a short memorial service in line before we threw it away. Then we took a moment of silence. It was good.
  • 18:37 Getting ready to eat dinner. Then more roller coasters. Do you think Mexican before a 200 ft drop is a good idea? Guess we'll find out.
  • 21:33 Dear twitter I am waiting in a line again! Just thought you I would update you
  • 23:30 Whew. Done shopping. Grabbing a snack and then hitting the road. Poor MM has to drive home (2 hrs).
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Friday, December 12, 2008

Tweets for Today

AKA: Random Thoughts by Holly

  • 23:28 Tweets for Today tinyurl.com/58slnq
  • 07:49 overslept a little. Considered just staying in bed, but decided the kids really need to go to school. Maybe I can catch a nap later.
  • 16:07 Just got home from Santas Shop. Holy freaking tired Batman.
  • 18:32 been fighting off the same migraine for almost a week. GO AWAY ALREADY!!!!
  • 18:57 finally won a game of Scrabble.
  • 19:05 Ok. You start. I need to make dinner.
  • 19:35 the Devil Woman stopped by. She's rhapsodizing about The Girl's bday gifts, but we know she really doesn't care. heh
  • 21:06 watching cheesy 80s music vids on YouTube.
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Thursday, December 11, 2008

Tweets for Today

AKA: Random Thoughts by Holly

  • 23:27 Tweets for Today tinyurl.com/5l42rk
  • 08:01 is going to need truckload full of coffee to deal with kids at Santa's Secret Shop today. Lord help those kids.
  • 09:19 So far its pretty quiet in Santa's Shop. The lull before the storm methinks.
  • 15:50 Just finished at Santa's Shop. Now to take donations to the thrift shop before they close.
  • 16:33 just got home. Thinking about all the things I have to do tonight makes me want a nap.
  • 18:49 might be the teeniest, tiniest bit obsessed with Scrabble. Just a smidge, though, really.
  • 21:23 made yummy pasta for dinner, but ate it too late. Tummy is aching. :(
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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Tweets for Today

AKA: Random Thoughts by Holly

  • 23:26 Tweets for Today tinyurl.com/62m98w
  • 00:12 Just need to schedule one last blog post for tomorrow and then I'm off to bed. Too bad my internet connection isn't cooperating.
  • 11:52 Spent the morning working Santa's Secret Shop @ kids' school. Total madhouse. Heading back in an hour. Lord save me....
  • 13:45 just developed a splitting headache. is this a sign that Santa's Shop should be left to someone else?
  • 14:31 Back into the fray I go. Pray for me.
  • 15:27 Lets talk Santa letters tinyurl.com/59bkao
  • 15:48 it was pretty quiet at the school this afternoon. Hopefully tomorrow will go fast - I'll be there all day.
  • 18:31 want me to invite you to play with me? I'm obssessed
  • 19:44 MM says, "I don't care that we just had Mexican last night. I want tacos for dinner". Oddly, so do I.
  • 20:17 is sad there is no one around to play Scrabble with. Is this a sign that it's time to work on blog stuff?
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Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Tweets for Today

AKA: Random Thoughts by Holly

  • 23:56 Tweets for Today tinyurl.com/67lxlx
  • 07:58 just woke up. No more migraine, but I overslept by about an hour. Good thing the kids got themselves up. I love them at this age.
  • 12:20 this soccer mommy gig ain't so bad. Brought The Girl pants b/s it's freezing out and she wore shorts, went to the store, fed dogs.
  • 12:21 this is hilarious. I might need one of these: tinyurl.com/67g3tq
  • 17:30 making a tamale pie for dinner per MM's request. We'll see how it turns out.
  • 19:27 Tamale pie in the oven. Now back to Scrabble. Wonder if I can pull a win out of this?
  • 19:31 Argh! Lost internet connections suck. Let's hope it comes back up soon. *sigh*
  • 19:37 Woot! Internet back up. Now on to Scrabble.....
  • 20:31 dinner was yummy!
  • 21:49 feeling very disturbed after seeing both my parents playing on Facebook. Isn't there something unnatural about that?
  • 23:05 MM wants to buy the dogs a book for Christmas. Note: he doesn't want to buy a book about dogs, he actually wants to buy THE DOGS a book.WTF
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Monday, December 08, 2008

Tweets for Today

AKA: Random Thoughts by Holly

  • 07:31 woke up to about 4 piles of dog puke on my bedroom carpet. Happy freaking Monday to me.
  • 09:14 watching Throwdown w/ Bobby Flay. They're battling donuts. Guess who the judges are? Retired cops of course. LOL
  • 09:27 Finally - Progress! tinyurl.com/6hx7pw
  • 11:11 for the first time in 2 weeks my GReader is totally cleared. Wo0t! AND, I actually commented...sort of. Look at me go.
  • 11:19 starving all of a sudden. But what to eat? Cup-o-Noodles sounds surprisingly good...
  • 15:57 told The Girl to call my dad for help w/ her math but gave her my cell phone number instead of his. Imagine my surprise when I answered. heh
  • 20:40 omg...awful migraine just hit. I freaking hate it when that happens!@
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Sunday, December 07, 2008

Tweets for Today

AKA: Random Thoughts by Holly

  • 23:25 long day. Memorial service, then I had mother/son time w/ Little Man. He's so darn cute.
  • 23:26 Tweets for Today tinyurl.com/67lnge
  • 01:59 Stayed up late cleaning out GReader. Left approx 20 posts unread so I can go back and read/comment later. Not bad- there were 2000 unread.
  • 10:52 might buy a Christmas tree today. Still undecided. Definitely going to put Christmas decorations up outside.
  • 14:07 Slightly annoyed w/ The Girl over her attitude. She turns 12 and cops one? I think...no.
  • 18:42 Got a Christmas tree. Thinking about decorating it makes me tired. All outside decorations are up, though.
  • 19:29 Drinking hot butter rum cider, listening to Christmas music and decorating the tree. The fireplace is roaring, too. Very festive. Go us. :P
  • 21:13 Tree decorated, stockings hung, cider drunk (drank?), dessert eaten and kids put to bed. Now to collapse on the couch w/ a glass of wine.
  • 21:49 @
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Saturday, December 06, 2008

Tweets for Today

AKA: Random Thoughts by Holly

  • 23:26 Tweets for Today tinyurl.com/6alub9
  • 14:54 @ memorial service for friend that passed away a couple weeks go. Very sad and beautiful.
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Friday, December 05, 2008

Tweets for Today

AKA: Random Thoughts by Holly

  • 07:44 my baby is 12 today. Let's all take a moment to reflect on how old that makes me. Ok, moving on. I'm going to find a dark corner and cry.
  • 09:47 Little Man is getting a reading award today. Waiting for the ceremony to start.
  • 11:14 Dropping off snacks at The Girl's class. Prolly the last year I'll be allowed to. Then it'll be uncool.
  • 11:35 The Girl got THREE awards. Reading (of course..heh), math and spelling. wOoT!
  • 13:28 Tweets for Today tinyurl.com/6motbr
  • 14:23 off to the store for last minute ingredients for TG's birthday dinner. Italian Seafood Mix. Shrimp and Scallops w/ peppers over brown rice.
  • 18:27 Took a nap. Made a cake for The Girl. Now I'm making dinner.
  • 18:49 Little Man just called a character in his video game a Douche Bag. I see MM's influence in this. *headesk*
  • 20:28 Might explode after dinner and birthday cake. Will keep you posted.
  • 22:32 Sooooo tired. Falling asleep on the phone w/ MM. Hey, its like high school all over again. Heh.
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Tweets for Today

AKA: Random Thoughts by Holly

  • 13:16 down to 622 in GReader. Unfortunately I don't have anymore time to play today, so it'll probably be back over 1000 when I open it next.
  • 14:20 Only 60 degrees out. Brrr.
  • 15:20 Reading the Suite 606 anthology. I heart JD Robb.
  • 18:29 made turkey pot pies for dinner. The ones in the muffin cups were a huge hit, the big oddly shaped one not so much...
  • 20:44 Remember how I said MM was just a large child? He ordered his Christmas present today. Picture a 5yo on Christmas morning - only much bigger
  • 21:02 Really need to write some blogs, but MM is hogging the laptop. My laptop died. Only option is pc in the den, but I'd have to leave the couch
  • 21:09 <---- turns laziness into an artform.
  • 07:44 my baby is 12 today. Let's all take a moment to reflect on how old that makes me. Ok, moving on. I'm going to find a dark corner and cry.
  • 09:47 Little Man is getting a reading award today. Waiting for the ceremony to start.
  • 11:14 Dropping off snacks at The Girl's class. Prolly the last year I'll be allowed to. Then it'll be uncool.
  • 11:35 The Girl got THREE awards. Reading (of course..heh), math and spelling. wOoT!
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Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Bookworm Award

Ana recently gave me a Bookworm Award.  She knows me well, doesn't she?  THANKS ANA

It includes a meme.  Here's how it works: Open the book closest to you, not your favorite or most intellectual book, but the book closest to you at the moment, to page 56. Write out the fifth sentence, as well as two to five sentences following there.

I'm cheating a little bit with this.  Currently sitting next to me is Salvation in Death, the latest installment in the Eve/Roarke saga by J.D. Robb.  I'm just getting ready to start it, but page 56 starts off on a great note, so I'm going to share the entire exchange with you.

"Darling," Roarke smiled at her as he sat drinking coffee with the cat sprawled beside him. "You're wearing my favorite outfit."
"Ha-ha.  Question." She moved to the dresser to hunt up underwear.  Her hand stopped dead, then lifted a red bra with sparkling, and sharply abbreviated, cups.  "Where did this come from?"
"Hmm.  The goddess of lingerie?" he suggested.
"I can't wear a tit-sling like this to work.  Jesus, what if I had to strip off?"
You're right, that bra would make you appear undignified when you're standing half-naked on the job."
"Well, it would." Since she didn't wear one half the time, she pulled one of her favorite support tanks instead.

I love Eve and Roarke and this just happens to be a perfect example of the amazing dialogue they share. 

I also have to tag 5 blogs for this.  Let's see:

Carolyn Jean
Tracy
Lori
Marg
Dev

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