Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Monday, November 29, 2010

Battle with the Christmas Lights

And I am losing. Every year I put you a few artifical trees - Lolly's room, my room, and the dining room this year. This holds us over until we can get a real tree for the great room. Usually I have no problems but this year every day it seems like there's another string of lights out. It's driving me crazy! Maybe I should invest in some trees with the ltd lights already on them. I heard they are easier and brighter.

Do you prefer fake or real trees? Do you have any with the light already on them?

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Back into the Routine

Tomorrow 5:00 am on the treadmill. It's been a long time though my fellow gym goers have told me they have kept a treadmill reserved for me, for MONTHS.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Let The Christmas Begin

  • The decorations
  • The music
  • The movies
  • The trees
  • The warm feeling of family

I love everything about Christmas.

Friday, November 26, 2010

The Day After

We had a nice and relaxing Thanksgiving yesterday. No hijacking of my plans to relax. I think this was mainly because Mister woke up sick so he had a valid excuse not to head across town to his brothers. Otherwise I may not have been so happy and relaxed. Is that bad?

I spent the morning cooking, drinking coffee, getting out Christmas decorations and trying to decide what my plans for Black Friday would be. Oh and I went for a run. Finally, after months of no running. I was thankful.

This morning I got up at 6:00ish drank coffe and watched The Proposal and then Sense and Sensibility. Shopping and crowds just didn't seems very appealing. I did finally get out to see what was going on in the retail world. I had a small list - something my mom had asked for and something my dad wanted. I picked up a few things but for the most part the shopping was disappointing. I guess it would have been more exciting if I would have done the early morning thing. Maybe next year...

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

It's the Little Things in Life

I am wearing this boyfriend jacket from Boden today. I am in love. I am not sure if it's the fit, quality, or pretty lining but I didn't even mind getting up and driving into the office today.
This is my first purchase from Boden. They sucked me in with their buy two items get the third for a $1 promo a few weeks ago. I am sold.
Have you shopped Boden.com?

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

New Allergy

I have been so busy at work for the last couple months. Awhile back I was asked to temporarily take on a few customer groups for three months. When the three months was over I was super exicted at the thought of handing the work back over. The day I thought things were going back to normal I was told that not only would I be keeping those customer groups but I was getting some additional groups in a kind of re-work of the department. The work has been nonstop. So it was no surprise today when I literally felt ill at the idea of reviewing one more resume. I mean hundreds and hundreds of resumes make my head hurt and my eyes blurry...

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Monday, November 22, 2010

Happy Travels

Who's traveling for Thanksgiving? Not this girl. Truth be told I'd love to be at home in Indiana for the holiday. But since I can't, my place of choice will be on the couch at the House of Fowler.

Do you hear me Mister? I am not traveling anywhere, not even across town. No hijacking of my holiday plans this year...

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Your Sunday Best

Is there such as thing as your Sunday best anymore? Do people still dress up for church? I'll admit that we Catholics are very relaxed in our church dress. Jeans seem to be the norm. When did we get so relaxed? I know I am guilty of it. Some would say that your attendance is more important than what you wear. But when you see a grown woman walk into mass wearing track pants and hoodie you have to wonder if we've crossed a line. I think it's time I started to make more of an effort in my Sunday best.

Do you dress up on Sunday to go to Church?

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Living On Hot and Sour Soup

I can finally breathe through my nose again. I believe thanks to the soup. Now if I can stop coughing before I lose a lung, I might feel human again.

Friday, November 19, 2010

The Grinch That Stole Thanksgiving

That would be TBS showing the Grinch Who Stole Christmas tonight. Seriously, I get that Christmas evokes happy feelings for people and everyone could use a little happy. But damn could you just slow down. You couldn't wait till this coming Thursday? Really? Can't I just focus on Thanksgiving and being thankful. Is that too much to ask? Great now I sound like a grinch...

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Office Romance

Sometimes when I am watching The Office reruns Mister feels it necessary to say "They're not a real couple". And I want to say "watch and learn".

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Death - Day 2

Dear God,

I will be patient and let this viral thing run it's 7-10 day course. I only ask that you let the sweats subside asap. I won't question why in your infinite wisdom you found it necessary to make things sag as we age but between me and you under boob sweat is the worst.


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Maybe I Should of Gotten That Flu Shot

1st day back from my staycation and I have muscle aches, sore throat, and the chills. I'd be worried about the people who sat next to me for hours at a staff meeting if I could just focus on something other than wanting to cry. It's that bad friends.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Monday Monday

Do you know what's worse than realizing that your drivers license expired two days ago? Driving 20 minutes in the rain to realize the dmv office is closed on Mondays.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Baby Daddy

I am not to proud to admit that I got sucked into a whole Sunday of Teen Mom on MTV

Friday, November 12, 2010

Out of Office

Yesterday at 5:00pm I put on my out of office message on my phone and email. At 7:00pm I put my blackberry in a drawer. Where it will stay. I can sense that little red light blinking but if I take a look at it, I'll get sucked back in....

I am on vacation from work till Tuesday. No plans, just relaxing...

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The End

I picked up The End of Overeating by Dr David Kessler at the library today. I think it's going to effect the way I think about packaged, processed and restuarant foods the way Food Inc effected the way I purchase and eat meat.

That can only be good right or is ignorance bliss and yummy?

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Call Me Traditional

It seems like there's a lot of people putting up their Christmas trees and decorations already. While I love, love, love Christmas and I have to fight the urge to decorate too early, I still think Thanksgiving should come before Christmas.

Am I being old fashioned? Are you decorating early?

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Monday, November 8, 2010

Facebook - The Final Frontier

My mom is now on facebook. My first thought was "crap, now I have to watch what I say."

Sunday, November 7, 2010

My New Slogan

That's how feel when I look out the window and see Lolly and a friend flirting with two neighborhood boys.

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Saturday, November 6, 2010


Tonight I am enjoying Orville Redenbachers Movie Theater Popcorn with pure over butter because sometimes you just have to splurge. (And you need motivation to get up and run in the morning, in the cold.)

Friday, November 5, 2010

That Time of Year

Like clockwork, I start shopping the second week of November, and spending too much. Seems normal with Christmas around the corner. But what spurs this spree is my birthday. It's next weekend.

I am a firm believer in doing my own birthday shopping. I always get what I want and there's no need to write thank you notes. However this year I wanted to keep it to a minimum especially since extra money seems to be hard to come by these days. So when I made plans with a co-worker to hit up the AmericasMart for some Christmas present shopping I was a bit concerned because I am like a kid in a silver store there. Seriously, silver jewelry galore. Monogrammable. I get getty just thinking about it.

But I remained fairly controlled and only walked out with this for me The charm behind the "A" says Fowler and I couldn't decide if that was gay or not because I know people often put their kids names or something inspirational. But Lolly's really name wouldn't fit and heck she's 14. My mommy jewelry days are behind me. Plus I think Mister finds it comforting when ever I have our last name or monogram put on something. It's like a sign that I haven't changed my mind about him.

The chain, 2 charms, the engraving, and the pearl came in at about $35. I thought that was pretty darn good. Especially if you don't know about the clothes I ordered from Boden shortly before getting up from my desk to head to the mart...

Thursday, November 4, 2010

14 Again

If I was 14 again I'd be a lot nicer to my parents. Because even though you love them no matter what, 14 year old moody girls suck.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Minimal Damage

I am happy to report that I have escaped the Halloween candy with minimal damage done to my waist, hips, and thighs. I hope I haven't jinxed myself.