Archive for November, 2009

Holiday Decorating Part 1

I tend to go a little Christmas crazy when it comes to decorating the house. I have five large rubbermaid tubs of decorations, boxes of Willow Tree Nativity pieces, wreaths, lighted garlands, a Christmas train… and that’s just for inside the house. And being this is the FIRST year in our FIRST house, and the […]

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Thanksgiving Highlights

Here’s the most memorable parts of our 2009 Thanksgiving holiday celebration… *watching Sister’s dog Lucy bound up onto NavyGuy’s Dad’s lap and surprise the crap out of him *managing to get all of the Thanksgiving food ready at the same time and on the table (mostly) warm at our projected dinner time (and people made […]

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Slow News (Reporting) Week

The Thanksgiving holiday official begins tomorrow at our house, as NavyGuy’s family arrives, followed closely by mine, plus our good friends A&B.; Today was a blur of cleaning, organizing, and last minute grocery shopping. With a houseful of guests, I can’t predict how much blogging will be happening this week. However, there’ll be lots to […]

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11 Weeks

Tally made it to 11 weeks on Friday. She’s grown to 14 pounds (she was 10.5 when we brought her home), and she’s looking less and less like a puppy and more and more like an actual dog (but still a pretty tiny sized cutie-patootie dog) Tally still hasn’t figured out how to get down […]

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If you can swing it…

…do your Thanksgiving grocery shopping at 9:30pm on a Thursday night. It was positively glorious. The Safeway was nearly empty. A few burly men stocking cranberry juice and malt-o-meal. Some twenty-three year olds buying ice cream and beer. (Clearly not my actual cart… bananas, oranges, and no Oreos? Or Cheerios? Or anything ending in “o’s”?… […]

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How a Puppy is Like a Toddler

Having spent two and a half weeks with Tally – and many many weeks’ worth of time with toddlers – I’ve developed a strong theory that puppies and toddlers are eerily similar. The evidence: 1. They both have no concept of the word “no.” We tell Tally this a zillion times a day (I even […]

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A Birhtday Message From Tally

Can’t wait to see you next week!!!

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Starbucks Holiday Launch

I’ll spare you all the advertising schpeal… but I do have to show off some of the cool Starbucks holiday merchandise that I got to set up last night! Yes, as part of my final step in completing my Advanced Store Training, I needed to complete a “set.” A set is when Starbucks starts new […]

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I’m… So… Close…

Let’s play the caption game again! Leave your best in the comments.

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Turkey Day Prep

Sunday night, I did a Thanksgiving test-run of the new recipes for this year (excluding the turkey). It was a slightly unusual menu… Cocktail Weiners* Butter-Pecan Sweet Potatoes and Green Beans with Vinaigrette Two of the three were hits. The cocktail weiners were fabulous (and the crockpot that Sister got us for the wedding works […]

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