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Wednesday, December 26, 2007

day ....4?

ok, I've had enough of this shananigans! we have been ~doing~ Christmas now since dec. 23... is it over YET?

After a delicious eggs benedict breakfast, we had a buffet array of 'junky' type foods with Steve's family on the 23rd, then again at my mom's on the 24th, on the 25th, we prepared eggs benedict again here at our abode. It's been a Hoover family tradition that I intend to keep up, the only difference is that as Steve was growing up they were only allowed to open their stockings before breakfast... then had to wait to eat to open up all their gifts. *OUR* kids... Ha! I'd be begging for mental institution lock up before the freakin' back bacon was cooked! So we ate AFTER gifts were opened up. The kids got lots of loot {good thing I unloaded 5-6 big garbage bags about a month ago}

Steve decided {apparently I agreed at the time} that we weren't going to exchange gifts this year b/c he bought a motorcycle and I got my african grey parrot... well, of course I went ahead and got him a couple things (new shoes, cologne and a little ornament thing) ...he had some plans to get us a new computer! I had a sneaky suspiscion that he was up to something but I didn't know what. So today, he set the alarm for 5am and was out there in the boxing day kerfuffle looking to score the best deal. He came home around 7am and had no luck, so he got online and found a deal. It should *hopefully* be here by next week... wahooooooooo!!! He said I will be able to try out digital scrapping, however, I need to learn more about how and what program I need etc.

gotta run along now... :sigh: I have decided to STAY HOME today! there is yet ANOTHER potluck at Steve's parents today ~I'm done!

OH! Steve's parents got us the flooring for the basement!! We are going to clean and paint the panelling I think we have agreed on green, but the paint isn't picked/bought yet...

Thursday, December 20, 2007


another one bites the dust! -don't ask, just had that in my head :D

So... no dog food is not SO amazingly delicious that I am going to eat it on a regular basis ;) I did have some yummy McRaunchy's for supper. I honestly can't remember the last time I ate there! it's a fun ~treat~ especially when you go b/c you WANT to and not b/c the kids are whining to go.

Ally is at my inlaws for a *possible* multi-night sleepover, of course we'll just take it one day at a time, as her daddy misses her and the dog is just beside herself b/c somebody is missing. *I* on the otherhand spent the evening out shopping in the crazily-yet fun, busy mall :D ...get this, ALONE! wahoooo.... then I came home and Dawson and I made those chocolatey-poop cookies, you know the kind you don't have to bake? {sugar, butter, milk + cocoa, vanilla, coconut, oatmeal, salt} they're so addicitive and I didn't have enough ingredients to make enough for us to keep, I'll HAVE to make more tomorrow.

I have TOTALLY been loving Christmas this year! It's completely different than years past, not exactly sure why... but I'm going with it! :) I've been baking, cooking, shopping, wrapping, decorating... weird eh?

well, now I have a headache... yes, I licked the spoon.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

toasted praline peanuts VS. dog food

any guesses? -- go ahead, and swallow whatever you have in your mouth, otherwise you will *could choke*

So it's the snacking season... I LOVE peanuts. I found bags of "toasted praline peanuts" at Walmart for less than $2 for 450 g. They are sorta like beer-nuts... same idea anyway. The kids are sharing some with me, Dawson helps himself while I hand Ally 3-4 at a time (otherwise she'd just feed them all to the dog!) so anyway, while walking away with her "me-mutts" she dropped one and it's a golden rule in our house to NOT eat whatever hits the floor... TRUST ME! ;) So doing as she knows best, she hands over the dropped nut and continues on her merrily way... I noticed that she bent down and picked up something {I went ahead and ASSuMEd} that it was another dropped nut she then brought it to me as well... Without looking at what she put in my hand, I did the UNthinkable! I blew on them and popped them into my mouth! you can only imagine *MY* surprise when that nut had a VERY distinct unpleasurable texture... forget the TASTE! it was a piece of dry dog food.

ok, so while you are finishing up laughing AT me... {don't worry, I laughed at myself too} ;)

not really up to much, I need to get my son's teacher gift figured out!!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

10 days to go!!

Christmas could be tomorrow - I've just decided that this year, I'm not going to get stressed out, worked up or whatever, because it's just not worth it! :D I keep saying my shopping is done, and in actuality it is ~done~ however, it's just human nature, well at least in MY nature to keep buying stuff. Altho' I've been doing REALLY good -yah me!! :D

so today my kiddo's have a birthday party to go to (just across the street) they've invited us to either drop the kids off and/or stay. At first of course I was all for staying too -now I just want to ditch them! :P Only thing is I like like our neighbours and really enjoy their company ;)

I'm babbly today... I woke up feeling a bit lightheaded/dizzy, sore throat and ears... bleh! Now that I'm up and have eaten I feel a little better, this time of year sucks in regard to germs being spread :P
The weather forecast is calling for a winter snowy BLAST! -can't wait ;) supposedly we're expecting a foot. I'll believe it when it lands.

well... I best be running along :) have a great weekeknd!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

posting nonsense...

I just read this, and a LOT of it rang true! kinda creepy!! :)

PISCES - The Partner for Life, Caring and kind. Smart. Center of attention. Messy at times and irresponsible! Smart but lazy. High appeal. Has the last word. Good to find, hard to keep. Passionate, wonderful lovers. Fun to be around. Too trusting at times and gets hurt easily. Lover of animals. VERY caring, make wonderful nurses or doctors. They always try to do the right thing sometimes get the short end of the stick. They sometimes et used by others and hurt because of their trusting. Extremely weird but in a good way. Good Sense of Humor!!! Thoughtful. Always gets what he or she wants. Loves to joke. Very popular. Silly, fun and sweet. Good friend to other but need to be choosy on who they allow their friends to be.

roflol -LOVE it!

oops! forgot something

I totally forgot to share *my* gingerbread house! -it's actually Dawson's and the kids will likely be the ones eating it, but *I* assembled it!

Monday, December 10, 2007

it's coming... Are you ready?

I can't believe it's DECEMBER! good grief... time sure has been flying by. The past 3+ months have just GONE! We had our first Christmas gathering ~ Steve's mom's side. It's a VERY small gathering and always extremely relaxing :) I was happy, I got to see and hold little Samantha :D

Of course there was our cousin's boys there too... Ally really enjoyed playing with Noah he's only 2 months younger than she is, and Adam is only 5 months old - I can't believe he's growing so FAST!

...so our next social event is Wednesday the kids and I are going to hang out with some friends, then Saturday we have a birthday party to attend.

I just am really enjoying this month -oddly enough! I think it's partially b/c I have nearly all my Christmas shopping finished!

I have been trying SO hard to get myself into a crafty scrappy place, and keep failing -not miserably, but I just can't find my jive!!! it's frustrating but I *am* staying positive about it. Here's my creation that is a work in progress... I had to get more magnet so hopefully I can finish it up.