Tuesday, November 27, 2007
We had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day/weekend. Amy is officially the Turkey Cooking Queen! I’ve never had a turkey so flavorful, so moist, so….mmmm good! She outdid herself this year. I’m sure next year the turkey will get started a bit earlier, but other than that… I have NO complaints about the food. I thought it was pretty funny that the 10 of us “Miller” kids went through nearly 40 rolls! 16 were crescent rolls, the other 24 were Rhodes… they were all good and all but 2 were eaten!
Thursday, I hit Bass Pro and got some really good bargins… I think. I was a bit frustrated when I read my receipt. The ad said several of the items I’d bought were on sale 50% - but the receipt listed different original pricing than the ad. Oh well, I’m happy with what I bought… and I hope Chris is too. It was nice going in there on Thursday – no lines… no crowds… Made me happy!
Thursday evening we headed to Greg and Nancy’s to visit Chris’ family and spent the night there too. It was great to see all of them too. There are so many babies on that side of the family. I just love it!
Friday – Black Friday – I got some great deals. Nancy and I didn’t get up early like we normally do. We left her house around 7:30 and still ended up getting all the things we wanted. It didn’t seem like the crowds were as bad… but we were shopping later than normal and the stores didn’t seem to have very good sales this year. Bath and Body Works was the worst store we went into – as far as lines go. I think we were in line there about 30 minutes. Still not to bad… Now I just need to get it all wrapped.
Saturday and Sunday were good days too. I kept Amy’s kids for the weekend and Timothy and Ashley were there too. We had a really good time with all of them. Ben and Tiffany also came over on Sunday night. Everyone was gone by 8:00 or so… that’s when I headed to bed. I was exhausted! The kids were so adorable. I really enjoyed them; we built a ‘tent’ out of the dining room table and a blanket. I let them eat their dinner under there too. Mikah watched “Belle” (her name for Beauty and the Beast) twice… It was SO adorable watching her watch Cinderella in her “Cinderella” dress and slippers. Kenny was so good this weekend too. He loves his sister – but is truly her brother… if you KWIM.
The only black mark on the weekend?
Sometime over the weekend my cell phone and Chris’ phone charger was “stolen.” I hate to use that word. I hate to accuse anyone. I hate to even be going through my mind trying to figure out WHO to suspect. I feel guilty doing that. But I can’t help it. It’s natural to wonder who took something that belongs to you. I can’t even call my sisters or mother now! I’ve used speed dial so much, I don’t know their numbers. It’s really frustrating to go through this, but I know it’s happened for a reason. For now I’m using an old phone of Chris’. Hopefully this is just a temporary thing…
The odd thing about all this? The person left my SIM card. Unfortunately, it does me no good. The other day when I read April’s blog about loosing all her numbers, I had the thought that I should transfer all my info to my SIM card. I’ve had that phone for two years and I was thinking that if it goes bad, I wouldn’t have all those numbers and info. But I never got everything transferred over. Now I feel like it was God trying to tell me to take care of it, but I didn’t listen. According to AT&T, if the person tries using the phone with their SIM card, it will lock up the phone and possibly fry their SIM card. I don’t wish bad on anyone, but I do think it’s a little humorous that the phone will be junk now. I want it back soooo bad… there are pictures… numbers… ringtones… AAAAAA!!!! And since it will quite possibly become ‘junk’ I’m sure it will get tossed. Mom suggested praying conviction over whomever took it. I’m beginning to think that is a really good idea.
The moral of the story: If your info isn’t stored on your phone’s SIM card, STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND SAVE YOUR INFO TO YOUR SIM CARD IMMEDIATELY!!!! LOL
Saturday, November 3, 2007
I have friends who don't have a Yahoo account that could keep track of me with this blogger account... and wouldn't need an account at all. Then again, there are times I'd like to just spill without fear of others reading it... so now I'm just being honest with myself and laying all the options out; trying to figure it all out for myself.
The decision of what to do still remains....
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Friday, October 26, 2007
Last night, I planned to have all my cleaning done before Chris got home from hunting. I had coffee ready for us to just sit down and drink once he got home... Dinner (shrimp, sauteed zuchinni, salad) was ready too. As I was cleaning, I noticed my dishwasher had water standing in the bottom. I decided to run a rinse cycle to see if the water drained out. Nope - there was even MORE water standing in the bottom after the cycle ran through. So... I pull everything out, get out the instruction manuals, and bring up the Repair Clinic website. (It's a great little website that will walk you through fixing nearly any appliance)
When Chris got home we had a quick dinner and then the fun began. He (and I) originally thought we could just clean out the drain in the bottom of the dishwasher. Nope. He ended up having to pull out the entire unit (after draining it by hand) and unhook the pump. There we found the culprit. A large piece of the white core from a head of lettuce. And you would NOT believe all the CRUD that somehow builds up in a dishwasher! It was SOOO disgusting! Of course, our HARD water doesn't help! So, thanks to my super handy hubby, my dishwasher is now clean! And works! I'm so proud of him!
Now I have a great appreciation for plumbers - and totally understand why John (my BIL) has QUIT the plumbing business. It's a mess! I'm sure to have a plumber do all that would have cost $150. Thank the Lord Chris isn't afraid to try to fix something... and he's quite good at it too.
...so much for my quiet evening with a cup of hot coffee...
I'm not complaining. I'm just grateful we discovered the problem before we had a major leak! Thank you Lord! Chris wasn't happy that I took a picture - he said it's not one of those happy times he wants to remember. But he kept a good attitude about it and did a great job!
Thank you Sweetheart! I love you and I'm proud of you too!
Thursday, October 25, 2007
I posted a link to this blog on Yahoo! 360. In the blog, I stated I planned to stick it out with 360 and use this as a backup. Now I'm having second thoughts. Oh, I plan to stay in contact with all my pals - I'M NOT GOING ANYWHERE! They can't get rid of me that easily. LOL I love the friends I've made on 360. There is a closeness there I can't explain.
So why would I have second thoughts about 360?
Well, I've been running around on http://www.blogger.com and I'm loving what I see. Not only can you change your background colors, fonts, etc. You can also change the format of the blog. If I decide I want my blog on the right, I can move it there. Posting pictures and videos is SO much easier on this blog. Oh yeah, and you can add several authors to your blog. This would allow others to post blogs - kind of in a forum format. The list of pros continues. Oh, can't forget the fact there are NO advertisements on this blog unless you allow it.
I've still not made my final decision... and I'm sure I've commited some type of unpardonable act by considering another website. I wish I knew everyone was open minded to something different... and it doesn't have to be THIS website - although I think this one is pretty cool. I know and understand that 360 is special - I won't even try to argue that. But it's the people - not the website that makes our relationships so unique.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
WOW THAT WAS SUPER EASY TOO!
My upload speed is rather slow so this actually took a while, but as far as posting - very simple. No need to upload the video to the internet and then post in your blog. Just click the video icon, browse, and upload. Automatically imbedded in your blog! Now THAT'S cool!