Friday, December 5, 2008

Who Is She Talking About?

I went to a follow up appointment the other day at my dentist's office. The hygienist, referring to my husband and me said: "You and your husband are such a sweet little couple."

Whaaat? She might as well have said: "Not bad for an old couple." I am learning the lingo here. Yikes.

Many people have referred to my husband as sweet. I think he is a sweetie too. And while I have been known to occasionally do something sweet, that is not a word generally descriptive of me. And not a word I generally want associated with me. Sassy, yes!

At least she didn't say "Bless your heart." I would have known I was an old dufus then!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Larry Kudlow Please Go Home

DH watches CNBC until I could pull his hair out - that is if he had any hair.

The most obnoxious show is Larry Kudlow. Rude and arrogant as host, talks over his guests, and if they don't agree with him, he gets louder.

I'd rather watch my nice HGTV programs, like Designed to Sell, in which a real estate agent comes in and picks apart your house, which you want to sell, and tells you everything you are doing wrong. Then the nice designer comes in and tells you which three rooms they will re-do for you. I figure the designers have to be extra nice after dealing with the nasty realtors. Or House Hunters - virtual reality house hunting.

I am thankful our real estate agents were more tactful.

Older daughter has honored me with an award! Older daughter's Blog can be found at Que Sera, Sera. This is the daughter who has encouraged me to blog. It's been quite an exercise.

I'd like to pass it on to younger daughter who when she gets a chance writes fabulously funny blogs about her life. I wish she would recycle some of them. Her site is gathering.dust.

I don't read that many blogs, but one I find really helpful is The Practical Archivist. I find it very helpful. So I'd like to present the Fabulosity award to TPA also!

Here are the rules:

1. You have to pass it on to 5 other fabulous blogs in a post.
2. You have to list 5 of your fabulous addictions in the post.
3. You must copy and paste the rules and the instructions below in the post.

Instructions: On your post of receiving this award, make sure you include the person that gave you the award and link it back to them. When you post your five winners, make sure you link them as well. To add the award to your post, simply right-click, save image, then “add image” it in your post as a picture so your winners can save it as well. To add it to your sidebar, add the “picture” widget. Also, don’t forget to let your winners know they won an award from you by emailing them or leaving a comment on their blog.

I am not entirely sure that those instructions are entirely useful for all blog services, but oh well.
And you can see that I am awarding only two. One blog I would award is Unmitigated, but she has it already. You can hop to her blog which is listed to the right of this blog.

Monday, December 1, 2008

The Monsters in the Closet

DH is a great guy and I really, really love him. He does have this irritating habit of leaving the closet door open. Even though I tell him he'll let the monsters out.

So today, he left the closet open while we were gone all day. I am sure he let the monsters out.


Sunday, November 30, 2008

Holiday Meme

I borrowed from Middle-Aged Woman over at Unmitigated

  1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Gift bags whenever possible, because, essentially, I hate to wrap.
  2. Real tree or Artificial? Artificial. And it is prelit. Makes it easier for me to assemble.
  3. When do you put up the tree? Right after Thanksgiving, managed to retrieve the stuff from storage yesterday before it rained - huge pothole in front of our storage unit.
  4. When do you take the tree down? New Year's day or the weekend after. Depends on hangover.
  5. Do you like eggnog? My dad made terrific eggnog when we were kids. It was spiked and we got to drink it!
  6. Favorite gift received as a child? Probably worst and best Christmas. Got the doll crib and doll I asked for, but a couple weeks before Christmas saw them through the basement window when I went to see what my older sister and brother were up to. Older sister really tried to convince me they were for our cousins, which I bought, until Christmas morning.
  7. Hardest person to buy for? Husband. He tells me months ahead of time, neither of us can remember, so I go to plan b, which is either gift cards or something I think he'd like. When I am all done, then he comes up with several good ideas.
  8. Easiest person to buy for? Me.
  9. Do you have a nativity scene? I have several. I have a Fontanini set, which is huge. I have a bear set and I don't think I ever got the snowbuddy one I wanted. I also had a miniature one I kept on my desk at work. Gave to my former boss, as she always threatened to steal it from me.
  10. Mail or email Christmas cards? Mail.Sometimes they are really late.
  11. Best Christmas gift you ever received? This is a tie. Last year I wanted and received a digital picture frame. I love it. Many years ago I got a laundry basket, all wrapped up with individual presents wrapped up inside it. Included were a gold and pearl necklace and earrings to match. I loved it and still my favorite thing to wear.
  12. Favorite Christmas Movie? I have several I watch every year - White Christmas, Holiday Inn, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, One Magic Christmas. Those are of course preceded by my favorite Thanksgiving program -WKRP in Cincinnati Thanksgiving show where they drop turkeys on Cincinnati - As God is my witness I thought turkeys could fly!
  13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? If given good ideas starting in October.
  14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Never.
  15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Fruitcake. Really. Used to get the best ones at Damman's Hardware.
  16. Lights on the tree? Yes. Prelit.
  17. Favorite Christmas song? The Christmas Song by Nat King Cole as sung by my friends Jan, Linda and myself. None of us can carry a tune.
  18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Home. However, DH and did go away the day after Christmas one year to Frankenmuth. Loved it.
  19. 19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's? Yeah. If I sing it.
  20. Angel on the tree top or a star? A Bow.
  21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Christmas morning.
  22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? Christmas decorations going up before Halloween.
  23. Favorite ornament theme or color? Glad someone got mom & dad's ornaments. Way to go MAW. I have a snowbuddy theme (little snowmen/women that are white with pastel blue trim.
  24. Favorite for Christmas dinner? Anything I don't have to cook.
  25. What do you want for Christmas this year? Younger daughter to come for Christmas? DH and I want to add to our video collection with seasons 2 and 3 of Dr. Who.