Thursday, October 30, 2008

Flying Saucer

is where I went last night. I very rarely go out anymore much less go out on a week night. But last night I enjoyed a night out with my brother and some of his friends. A couple I knew and a few more I didn't. But I greatly enjoyed myself.

I had been planning to go last night with him for a while. The Wednesday before a holiday they always sell a special glass. (The Flying Saucer is a popular hang out in downtown Ft. Worth that sells hundreds of different beers.) Unfortunately the one being sold this time wasn't very "Halloweeny". I was disappointed since this was my first time to get to go for a holiday glass. My brother has quite a collection that I have admired. Oh well, maybe I'll get to go with him for Thanksgiving.

I'm not much of a beer person, so I had two glasses of the same drink that tastes more like an apple soda than a beer. I learned though that they have the U.F.O. club which my brother is a member of. You join and it keeps track of the various beers you try by printing out tickets you give to your waiter/waitress. After you have tried 200, you get your own gold saucer with your name and a quote added to the wall. You can only log 3 different ones a night. My brother is around 95 I think. A lot in my thoughts, but he's been at it for quite a while and doesn't go there too often, so it's actually a fairly slow process.

So I enjoyed my two drinks, a chicken caesar wrap (which is what I ate when Kristi and I went on our girls' night out. SO GOOD!), and a Dr. Pepper. I was the first to leave at 7:30, but I don't think anyone else stayed much longer either. Just a nice evening out for everyone.

My brother was super nice and paid for all my stuff as a birthday gift. Thank you!! I really don't do enough with him anymore. I need to change that and make it more of a priority.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


EXCITING things have happened since I posted this morning.

First, I just got a message sent from an old friend from high school on here. My friend Tiffany whom I haven't gotten to see since my surgery when she came to visit me in the hospital (thank you again) popped up with a hi and a link to excitement of her own. Go here to see her beautiful baby boy!! I expect to be getting in touch with her in person REALLY SOON to meet her fabulous baby but also and most excitingly to get to see a dear friend I have lost contact with over the years and have missed and thought about OFTEN!!

Second, I just got a call from Dr. Chang's nurse. She said the doctor said my spot is nothing to be concerned about. I asked if it had been there after the surgery. She couldn't say. I'm sure he just told her to let me know it wasn't a concern, but he would check on it again when I have my MRI next year (something that I'm sure will be a standard yearly check up for me now especially with that little spot). He didn't sound worried at my appointment, but wanted to be sure. That's why this guy is so awesome. He's very calming and very thuro (sp?)!! SO NO WORRIES!!! YEA!!!!!!!

I'm growing up...maybe

Well I was going to do good and get back to walking steady in the mornings again starting today, but it's too cold!! My darn ankles could in no way handle it.

So Thursday was my 29th birthday. I'm still trying to process I'm already in my last year of my 20's. It seems to be going to so fast. I was watching a show last week (won't tell what one. it's one of the 2 trashy reality shows I watch) and one of the characters was commenting on how she was 29, looked great, and was going to fulfill some of her dreams no matter what people think. And I was watching thinking I'm 29 tomorrow and I don't feel anywhere near as adult as she looks and acts. Don't get me wrong, in many ways I act more like an adult than she does on the show. I just look at her and how she gussies herself up and I just don't feel like the woman she shows. I think that's what will help to keep me young for many more years to come.

I'm pleased with how I was this year about my birthday. I often build it up in anticipation of something fabulous happening just to be disappointed. I love having my birthday during this time of year, but alas it is the start to the real business of all the holidays, so it's not something that can easily be celebrated. Don't get me wrong, I have enjoyed MANY of my birthdays, I just have a wild imagination and will create something huge happening that day. This year I seemed to have finally grown up and not done that. Actually for the most part I forgot all about it. Normally I announce to friends and family how close it is starting at a month till just like a little kid. This year I expected nothing really. And this made it all the better. I gave myself a few treats. I did no chores that day. I went to Joann's to pick and purchase fabric to make this quilt. It will be my first. I am super excited about it and am VERY pleased with the fabrics I chose. I'm normally displeased with things I make due to thinking it just doesn't look as good as other people's due to my choices. But I think I finally got it right. Now to just continue to feel that way when I make it. I also made my cake while everyone was gone so I could have all the licking to myself. *hehe* That evening went with Larry and Holly to pick up some more things they needed for this last weekend to go hunting (it was youth weekend. actual hunting season starts this coming weekend), and then we had a nice dinner at Olive Garden. I'm not one who likes big amounts of attention on me, so I wasn't quite so fond of how Larry had them sing to me. Him and Holly greatly enjoyed my reaction of a big "NOOO" and my facial expressions through it.

Like I mentioned, Larry and Holly went hunting this last weekend. They went with my bro-in-law and nephew. Larry already had a camo hat I had knitted him last winter, but he asked me to make ones for the other 3. I was so busy that I couldn't get to them till late in the week. I got Holly's made, but her head is bigger than I thought so I had to undo it and make it larger. I got her's done on the drive to East TX on Friday and got one more made that night, but i couldn't stay awake long enough to get the third done. I felt bad, but I also had a blister on one of my fingers from rushing to get them done. I got the 3rd done while they were hunting so it would be ready the next morning for them. Unfortunately I didn't get to get a picture of them.

Our main reason for going this weekend was to visit Larry's grandmother. She is 84 and has been super healthy until just recently. She has a bleeding ulcer in her stomach that put her in the hospital for 2 weeks. She is out and well enough for visitors now. So even though it was the weekend of my 10 year high school reunion, I felt it was more important to get out there and see her. I lost my last grandparent in 2001, and this is Larry's last. And since I met her, she has become VERY dear to me.

Yesterday Larry and I had our appointments with my neurosurgeon to go over our MRIs. Larry is being seen due to severe migraines. Doc said his looked good, so he is being sent on to a specialist who does headache management. Mine is my one year follow up (little late due to problems with changed information). Mine showed a spot that was highlighted by the contrast. So I have to run back out there to take him my films from my old MRIs so he can compair and see if it was something already there that he doesn't feel needs to be worried about, or if it's something new we need to keep an eye on. So unfortunately I'll have to make the long drive to Plano again to drop off, but Larry will pick them up one day when he sees his new doctor. And then I don't do anything else until time for another MRI next year.

Also, yesterday I got in the mood a little early. The Christmas mood that is. Did you know it's only 9 weeks from this last Thursday? Yep 9 weeks from my b-day exactly. Normally this stresses me out. But this year I've FINALLY gotten started early on my shopping. No more just saying it. Hopefully I can keep it up and be done by the first week of Dec. That's my goal anyway. Or maybe a better one is not be rushing around at the last minute for everything. I have been planning what to get most people already so even if I can't get it all early I'll know what to get and that takes a LOT of stress away. Anyway what got me in the mood: I had to run to Walmart last night due to forgetting to get bread when I got a few groceries earlier in the day. While I was there I decided to stop in the book and magazine section. As I was coming up on it, I noticed the display of Christmas novels. I love reading those. They are generally just sweet stories that put me in a happy and relaxed mood. So now I have the itch to start reading them. I'm going to make myself wait till after Halloween at least though.

Well that's long enough for now. Time to start getting ready to make my drop off. Hopefully I'll be able to get back to work on my projects soon and I can take some pictures of all of my finished work.

Monday, October 20, 2008

On the side

Check out the new link on the side to Snapdragon. It's my good friend Christy of....many years. Since 6th grade. I have had every intention of sending her a letter in snail mail since she moved to Japan almost a year ago, but alas I'm awful at sitting down and doing it. I am aiming for a Christmas card this year though. So hopefully soon Christy. I am soooo excited she found me on here! I am much better keeping up on these things.
So just to let you know, Christy, I haven't written, but do miss you terribly and think of you often. So glad to have this blog addiction to keep us connected now.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Gorgeous and up for grabs!

Check out the link on the side to enter to win this gorgeous quilt. I'm hoping though you don't (win that is. Do go to the sight!), 'cause I've fallen in love with it!!! ;)

Friday, October 10, 2008



Monday, October 6, 2008

I Found Heaven!

Tonight I found Heaven in a new place called Chocolate Dunkers!

Every week rotating between 4 guys at Larry's work, one takes Monday off due to going on emergency call Tues-Mon. and having to work all day Saturday. Today was Larry's Monday off. So we spent the day being lazy. Which was rough due to the piles of chores I have waiting for me. (When I get the excuse to be lazy it seems that's when I feel the urge/need to work.
And when I need to work, that's when I just want to be lazy. Raise your hand if you are the same way.)

We went to Home Depot to try to find some paint colors Lori told me she used in her house that I wanted to try and match to the paint Larry wanted to get to paint Haylee's/my sewing room. And we picked up our free Redbox movies. Other than that we stayed home and vegged out.

Larry decided for dinner he wanted to just order pizza. It had been a while since we had just ordered it in. So we decided to go ahead and order from Pizza Hut even though we had a fairly crummy experience with them on one of our last orders (this being the main reason we don't order pizza much any more). As I was finishing up with ordering online, one of those little windows popped up. You know the one that asks if you want to add one more item before you check out? I usually just click the no thanks button, but this time the picture caught my eye. Yes that one in the beginning of this post. And I thought "Why not? Larry's getting hot wings, I deserve a little treat too." So I decided to spend the extra $5 and get some. And OH MY GOSH, it was worth it!!! I was a little worried it would be a little too much chocolate for me (don't get me wrong, I am a chocoholic. but I can find some that is just too much). This ended up being the perfect thing though. I have never felt delight eating anything before like I did this! And never expected to on anything much less a pizza dessert. Proudly though, I only ate 3 small pieces. I have been doing good reaching my workout goals for over a month now and didn't want to over do it. (I have been noticing a difference for a while now on my energy and endurance, but am just now finally noticing a change in the way my clothes are fitting. I know that is due to not changing my diet the way I should. Even more of a reason not to go over board).

Anyway, I just wanted to pass on this delicious discovery to those of you who do love chocolate as much as I do. Yes I know many of you don't, but if you do-TRY THESE!! And I will end my rambling there.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

A Family not made from blood, but from love! Moms, Dads, Grandparents, brother, sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins, and the list goes on! To my "Family", I love each and everyone of you!