Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Last of the Novembers

It seems like every year I get the November blues. Once Thanksgiving gets here, I just want it to be the Holidays (officially). But then we go back to school and back to work until Christmas Break, and for those who just work Christmas Eve. Thanksgiving Break makes me want to be on a longer break.

So the next two weeks of school will be unbearable. And all the big projects are due in those two weeks, so it feels like academic exhaustion has set in for me.

I can't wait for Dec. 15 when I can read for fun and hang out with my friends and family. My Wish List at barnesandnoble.com is starting to get pretty full. So I am hoping I can read a least a book or two a week because once school starts again no more reading for entertainment.

Side note---My new Food Network magazine came in the mail, and I have had a chance to look at it. I am so excited about the recipes in there. Once I look it over I will post some of my favorites.

I also have to post photos of the Christmas decorations in my house. It is so cute and jolly. Makes me feel so happy when I am home. Very exciting. Oh how I love Christmas time.

December starts tomorrow, and so start the official countdown the Christmas day. I'll keep you posted on all Holiday events and other delights throughout the next 25 days. Until next time...

Monday, November 29, 2010

Funny Target Christmas Commercial...THE BEST

The best Christmas commercial of the year. Really sums up how I feel about Christmas. Be sure to check out her face toward the end. It's really funny.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Work is the Prison for Good People

How is it that it is the day before Thanksgiving and I am still cooped up inside this building. I would much rather be spending time with my family.

I have a lot of things to do this holiday weekend.

1. Put up the Jones' Family Christmas tree.
2. Start working on a research paper.
3. Finish a book.
4. Write 2 book reports.
5. Eat as much Thanksgiving food as I possibly can.
6. Go downtown to see what the festivities are like in the hometown.
7. Finish all the homework.
8. Decorate our Christmas tree.

And of course there is always sleep and other daily activities. But I have to be at work until at the latest 3:30 p.m. My brain will explode by then, I just know it.

So that is how I have gotten to this very valid conclusion that work is the prison for the good people of the world. I'm not saying I don't like my job because most days I do, but my holiday spirit is getting the best of me today. So let us all go home boss lady. Close this prison early please. Until next time...

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Sometimes You Need a Real Coke

Today is one of those days where I need a real coke. Sometimes I crave cokes in a can that burn all the way down your throat. It's weird because I hate, but at the same time I love it.

So as you can see, I have added a Christmas Countdown because apparently I can't count anymore. I have been writing so much I forgot how to do simple math. It's sad, but true. I think it is a sign of my age. The older I get the less math I can remember.

It's been a pretty stressful week. I've been trying to get stuff done before Thanksgiving break. That way I will only have 984793487 things to do instead of 289452958279878239587 things to do.

School has a looming assignment hanging over my head like the Black Plague. One 10ish page paper, 3 book reports and one and a half books left to read. Then the semester will come to a much needed close. I can't wait for Dec. 15th. It will be the most looked forward to day of my whole entire year.

Well gotta go get my stuff together to take home from work. Then I'm off to class (who thinks it is a good idea to watch a movie the day before Thanksgiving Break starts? NOBODY!) Hopefully I can get a real coke ASAP. Until next time...

Monday, November 22, 2010

Countdown to...

It's time to start the countdowns. And yes I meant countdownS.

Thanksgiving: T-minus 3 days.
End of the academic semester: T-minus 23 days.
Christmas: T-minus 28 days.

In my opinion, it is never too early to start the countdown. I am so looking forward to a break. Once the semester is over, I won't have to work for two weeks. Even though school will be out, I still have to work my normal schedule. But not for two whole weeks of pure and utter bliss.

I can't wait to read books I want to read instead of have to read. I can't wait to hang out with all my friends and have some kind of a social life again. I want to watch movies and stay up late...basically do all the things I use to do before graduate school and work came along.

I know this can seem petty, but I want my college life back. It was just so much more enjoyable. But I can't go back now...

I am super excited Thanksgiving break is just days away.I won't get to go home until Wednesday after work, but I am so excited to eat all the best food.

I went home this past weekend, and my mom baked pumpkin rolls and a pumpkin cheesecake. She also made homemade chicken and dumplins and homemade chicken salad, which is one of my all-time favorites. It was nice to be home and spend time with the family and, of course, my dog Kate.

Looking forward to Thursday. Until next time...

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


YAY for the blog getting a new look. While it is not finished yet, I am still working to make it look like I want. MT is working on a new header for my title, which will be great because she can make anything good.

Also I put up my little baby Christmas tree at my desk. The office where I work is pretty bland and all one color. Luckily, our office has a lot of natural light. Yay for lots of windows.

As soon as I can I will be posting photos of my desk tree and all the decorations from my apartment. It is going to be a Christmas extravaganza!

I'll keep you posted. Until next time...

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Giving of the Thanks

I know I jumped the gun with the Dave Barnes Christmas video, but sometimes I get too excited. Thanksgiving is just around the corner. And I'll tell ya, I'm pretty excited about the feast.

And it will be a feast. Every year my mom and grandma make enough food to feed a small country. It seems like we have leftovers for weeks. But I don't care right now because I haven't had it yet.

My Aunt Connie is making a fantastic pecan pie (a Southern staple desert), my dad is deep frying a turkey (the best way to have Thanksgiving turkey) and my mom and grandma will come up with more amazing sides (not an exaggeration).


The Wings Over the Prairie Festival will also be in full force. I'm looking forward to corn dog and funnel cake. Yay for carinval foods.

I'll keep you up-to-date on the latest Holiday news. Until next time...

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Bring on the Holidays

With the Holidays just around the corner, I thought today would be a good day to have some "Holiday Cheer"!

So I bring you this...

Everyone watch it and love it. Laugh until you cry. And then hug someone you care about. And pass this video on to someone who will appreciate its true greatness.

P.S. Police never die. Happy Holidays!! :)