Sunday, December 31, 2006
Saturday, December 30, 2006
1. What did you do in 2006 that you’d never done before?
Friday, December 29, 2006
This is new. To me anyway. I won this cutie Cabbage Patch doll at an auction. I had two Cabbage Patchers when they popular way back when, and when I see them for sale now, I get all nostalgic for them. Like I just have to buy another one, like two aren’t enough already. The cool thing is, this darling redhead is straight out of the 80’s. She’s from 1984, and she came with the real box and certificate and all that jazz. And here’s a little side story to go with her....
I was on my way home from the auction, and Kenny and I were driving separately, he in his truck, me in mine. I wasn’t too sure about the direction I was supposed to be going in, and we had been separated in traffic, so I was doing my best to navigate home by myself. I pulled up to a stop light, and because I was talking to my mom on the phone, I didn’t pay attention to the street name (I was supposed to turn left) so I went straight through the light and then did a U-ee in the middle of the street praying a cop wouldn’t see me. No one saw me do that. Whew. The light was red, so I stopped, checked to see if anyone was coming, then turned right. Just as I was gushing to my mom about the cute Cabbage Patch doll I now had, I see the blue and red lights in my rearview. I said a string of bad words, and told my mom I had to call her back ‘cause I thought I was getting pulled over. Turned out I was right. Dammit. I was pulled over NOT for the U-ee turn (he didn’t see that), instead for turning right on red when there was a sign that said NO TURN ON RED. Ooops, I told him, I’m not from around this city. All the while this is happening, the Cabbage Patch doll is sitting next to me in the front seat, out of the box already, like a passenger in the car. I always do this with new things....I have to look at them in the car after a purchase is made. Fun? Yes. Safe? No. But so necessary in this situation because I didn’t get a full blown ticket and I ALWAYS GET A TICKET A L W A Y S. Everyone else gets out of tickets from time to time. Not me. So he gave me some bullshit thing with no points...whew hew! I still had to pay up the wazoo, but I don’t care ‘cause there’s no issue with my insurance. My point of this long and drawn out story is that I think he saw the Cabbage Patch doll in the seat next to me and thought that I was an innocent girl who didn’t know her way around that city. Who else would have a Cabbage Patch in the front seat like that?
Thursday, December 28, 2006
1. Wooden Santa Clause from my dad
2. Handmade snowman from Tracy
3. Rocking horse from when I was a kid
4. Our names last year
5. Hunting ornament (I gave to it K a few years ago)
6. One of many frogs on the tree (I collect them!)
7. Handmade Florida sand glass bulb (from when my brother lived down there)
8. My VERY first teaching ornament from a student!
9. Circa early 1900s ribbon
10. Carousel from our tree when I was a kid
11. A bulb from my childhood Christmases
12. A new Big Boy ornament, bought last week
13. An antique cardinal, VERY OLD, from my childhood Christmases
*As I finish this post, I'm a little sad. The holidays are almost over! Where did the time go? At least I have good pictures to scrapbook the memories now*
Wednesday, December 27, 2006
Tuesday, December 26, 2006
Sunday, December 24, 2006
Saturday, December 23, 2006
Friday, December 22, 2006
The first day of Christmas Vacation. What to do with myself?? I actually set my alarm and got up at 9am to work out. Then I'm going to get a massage. I used to get them often, not anymore though, so I'm treating myself. Too bad vacation doesn't last forever.
I thought I was done Christmas shopping, but I remembered that I have one gift left to find. And it's a hard one to locate too. I can't tell you what it is because the person that asked for it is reading this blog, so I'll have to save the story until after Christmas.
Have a great Friday!!
I already miss my students. Does that explain what a great class I have this year?
Thursday, December 21, 2006
I'm home now, and I am just so excited I don't even know what to do with my time. I'm done Christmas shopping, the presents are wrapped, and I actually have TIME to myself for a minute!! This never happens, so I'm taking full advantage of it while Kenny is out and about because the minute he comes home, he'll want me to run around to all the stores and last minute shop with him.....NO THANKS!
Here's a picture of what my students made their parents as gifts for Christmas. They turned out really cute!! And I got rid of all the straggler puzzle pieces that I've been storing forever. As always, they used WAY TOO MUCH glitter, but that's okay because it makes it that much more sparkly. Anybody get a cool handmade gift from your kids?