Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Beautiful and Adorable Christmas Cards

I have to admit..I love to get mail. Not the bills, of course. Random cards or anything really. I can barely contain myself walking up to the house from the mailbox when I get something personal. Usually, I've opened the envelope before I've made it into the house. So you know that Christmas is especially fun with all the cards coming in. I am a big slacker in sending out Christmas cards. I did get on the bandwagon last year with my infamous photo, but, I got lazy this year.

Back to this year...I've received lots of great cards. Yesterday, I even received a note from the post office. It said that I had a letter that needed to be picked up and "postage due" was checked. hhhmmm, odd. I sat there for awhile and contemplated what it could be. Tom came home and I showed him the note and he didn't have any ideas, either. Then, it came to me. I told him my guess. Before I tell you that I WAS RIGHT, I'll finish the story chronologically. My little note said that I had to pick up the letter the next day after 8:30am at the post office. Okay, no problem. I'll just be late for work.

Fast forward to this morning: off to the post office I go. Have you ever tried to go to the post office before Christmas? People are frantically trying to get their packages to their destination, but, they've already missed the deadline to get it there by Christmas Eve. Oh, the horror!

There was a man in front of me that just couldn't understand how the post office couldn't get his letter to Austin by 7am tomorrow morning. They could guarantee by noon, but, not by 7am (really, noon wouldn't work? If it's that important, you can drive it down there faster). He went round and round with the postman. If I were that postman, I would have smacked him up side head. Finally, he got it that the post office will not get his letter to his destination. The postman suggests Fed Ex....the moron guy asks him where it was located. I think the postman knew, but, was so annoyed by this guy, he said "I have no idea." The guy then asked for a phone book! I was about to smack him at this point. Finally, he leaves.

My turn, my turn!!! I give him my little note and returns with my letter. I had to pay my postage due before he would even hand me the letter. I grabbed it eagerly, hoping that I had some relative that I never met before send me an enormous sum of money.

What was it, you ask? A square-shaped Christmas card. I will say that it's a cute square-shaped card, but, you have to put extra postage on square cards!!!! I won't call you out, card-sender, but, you owe me 20 cents and I will collect!

Merry Christmas Everyone!! Woo Hoo, holiday spirit.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

I hate you, Garland

Every year, I get lost. I don't understand how it happens. For five years, I've been going to Jackson and Colin's holiday programs in downtown Garland at the Granville Arts Center. EVERY flippin' year we all get lost either going to or leaving that place.

This year, I came straight from work and had to map it. I had no idea that Forest Lane went that far. I can safely say that I had no idea where I was...but, somehow, made it. When it was time to leave, Kris was so cofident with fancy navigation in her car. So, I decided that I'd follow her out and we'd get home lickety split. We ended up going through a residential area and then we're on Beltline Road. That is NOT the way to get home quickly! How does that happen? Ugh! Good news is that I never have to go there again. Colin starts kindergarten next year and he is done with daycare.

He was the only one in the holiday program this year and was super cute. And, really tall! My little boy is growing up so fast!

Jackson told me that the little girl to his right is Colin's girlfriend.

Someone is off in this picture....I'm not sure who. Does the little girl on the left remind you of "Friends"? She's about to tell the crowd off!

Now they are all in sync.


Tuesday, December 1, 2009


I think my liver and kidneys are needing a break from Miller Lite. Went RVing this past weekend and there was alot of Miller Lite drinking. Jeez! I am saying RVing because when I say camping people think "are you crazy?"No, I don't camp. I RV, though!

Barbie and Larry's RV is kick ass and we decided for a few days of fun. Barbie found an RV site about 50 miles west of Ft Worth that had a 9 hole par 3 golf course. Great! We headed out on Friday
and our weekend consisted of campfires, beer drinking, beer brats, golf, beer drinking, bad movie watching, and more beer drinking. Sense the theme?

Barbie, Tom and Larry watching some moron trying to back his RV into a spot. The guy was not afraid to hit a couple of trees.

Our awesome dinner the first night. Boiling the brats before grillin'.

Our view - cows.

We could have been in the tree-lined area, but, decided to park on the edge of the park. We are so glad we did. Check out the awesome sunset.

Larry and I were the only two that stayed awake for movie time. We like to watch bad movies together. First up - The Goods. It was actually pretty funny and definitely raunchy. We giggled like twelve year olds. Since we had already had quite a few beers - if you fall asleep, you are fair game.

Poor Tomas - he fell asleep during the movie...we MAY have strategically placed that beer to make it a better picture. Like I said, twelve year olds.

Saturday, we were up and ready for some golf! We ended up playing 27 holes of golf that day. We had a great time and lots of laughs on the course. I think we lost about 10 balls in total (Larry was responsible for about 8 of those). The beer drinking started around hole 8 and continue throughout the day and evening. It was steaks, potatoes, and corn on the cob for dinner that night. Delish! Barbie dumped her entire plate in her lap, but, managed to save hermeal. Larry helped clean her up while Tom and I continued to stuff our faces and giggle at her.

Movie #2 was Transformers 2. Don't even waste your time with this one. Barbie and Tom fell asleep again and Larry and I stopped it about an hour into it and decided we had to continue it the next day because we were exhausted from all the golf....or beer drinking

Barbie - notice that she's on her backswing....um, the ball is still on the ground. I say "Practice Swing!"

Larry - going for his second shot. Notice that he's very close to the tee of another hole. This happened alot with all of us. We weren't that good.

Tomas chipping up to the green.

There are no pictures of me golfing - ha ha! I had the camera and made sure nobody got pictures!

We had a great time and are already planning our next RVing trip.