Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Forgive me...I haven't forgotten about you.

It's not that I haven't been writing per say.  It's just that right now I'm in the middle of writing a story so with work, house work, bills and everything else, something had to slide to the back burner for a bit.  Did I mention that it is very cold here in Idaho? We get about an inch of snow every single week.  I'm being serious.  When you get an inch every week it starts to get old, I'd like to get eight inches all at once, because then we could make a snowman, and do all of those other cool snow things.

As it is, tough luck trying to make frosty out of an inch of yucky mush. 

The holidays came and went around here, we had a fantastic Christmas, and my Husband got me some awesome gifts.

I got some Dansko clogs for work.
paraffin hand bath
lots of puzzles
a sweat suit
julie and julia
harry potter and the half blood prince
and some other treats and things.

Here is a photo of us at the wing Christmas party all dolled up.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

A meme...but a good one.

This is a lazy snow day post.  I am stealing this music based meme from Avitable.  The rules are really simple: turn on your Ipod or other music player, put it on shufle and then fill out the stages of your life press next and fill out the next stage. Name the song, the artist and the album name if you have it.

Waking Up: Drunken Waltz, 100 monkeys, Monster De Lux

First Day at School: No Air, Jordin Sparks FT. Chris Brown

Falling In Love: Under Pressure, David Bowie/Queen, Best of Bowie

Fight Song: Hot as Ice, Britney Spears, Blackout

Breaking Up: Walk It Out Remix, Dj Unk/Andre 3000

Prom: If you could only see, Tonic

Life: Hit Me With Your Best Shot, Pat Benetar, Best Shots

Mental Breakdown: Bodybag, Hit the Lights, This is a stick up...Don't move

Driving: Galang, M.I.A., Arular

Flashback: Fly, Sugar Ray, The best of Sugar Ray

Wedding: May it be, Enya, Fellowship of the Ring OST

Birth of Child: Let it Rock, Kevin Rudolf/Lil Wayne

Final Battle: It's still rock and roll to me, Billy Joel, The essential Billy Joel

Death Scene:  Chariot, Gavin Degraw, Chariot

Funeral Song: Gunpowder and Lead, Miranda Lambert, Crazy ex Girlfriend

End Credit: Oh!, Eric Hutchinson, Sounds like this
I couldn't have made these up if I tried, and I think it shows how diverese my Ipod happens to be.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree

So it took me almost an hour to get all these pictures loaded.  By that time I needed to leave for work, and well time seems to be going missing.  I swear it was just last week we were eating turkey and now we are only days away from Christmas.  That being said  our house has been decorated for weeks, but we had a week of snow that kept me from taking pictures and posting...snow makes me very lazy for some reason.  I mean you just want to wrap up in your favorite blanket and lay on the couch watching cheesy Lifetime and Hallmark Christmas movies.

Speaking of cheesy Christmas movies...tell me I'm not alone in that.   I think that one of my absolute favorite guilty pleasures is: filling up the DVR with Lifetime movies and then spending a day watching and fast-forwarding while reading blogs and cathing up.  I know most of them are totally predictible and nothing but cliches...but I don't care.  No one can tell me that it isn't a blast to watch the shenanigans that ensue when a child missing a parent decides it't time to find a new mom...okay enoughabout that rant.  It's time for me to get dressed and ready for work.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Dear so- and so

Dear USAF,
Thank you for all of the things you have given us as a young married couple, Like 3 moves in 3 years.  Healthcare that we wouldn't be able to afford otherwise.  A place to live, and electricity.  Friends from all over the world, and all the other wonderful things.  On the other side of that; Why?  Why are you sending Aaron to Korea Again?  Why are you giving us a year together a year apart a year together and another year apart?  I feel like I'm being punished for being so darn happy these past few months.  Secondly, this time moving back home isn't really an option since there will be so many new little babies around.  That means we won't be able to save a bunch of money this time and will probably actually lose money.  Thanks...Thanks a lot.
Hating you,  Chelsie

Dear Mom,
 I am so sorry to hear about your recent fall and the stitches you had to recieve,  I'm praying for a quick and easy recovery.  I love you!
Love, Your favorite Daughter

Dear Work,
Thanks for providing a nice distraction, I really enjoy working and staying out of the house, you could not have come at a better time.  I am also happy for the little bit of extra money, although right now it is going to a few small debts, I'll take any hours you have for me.
Content with my job, Chelsie

Dear Non-existent friends,
Hi there, In case you had forgotten I'm still around, just not as much as I used to be.  I know that you have other things going on and I understand that sometimes the holidays make it hard to be around, but I wish you would call or text me just to let me know you still care.  I know most of you are just happy that it isn't your husband going to Korea, and I get that, I just wish you would be a bit more there for me.
A little lonely,  Me

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Work Christmas Party Tonight

Tonight is the AAFES Christmas party, and I'm pretty excited.  I really like the people I work with and I'm looking forward to talking to them outside of work.  I was really worried when I first started working that I wouldn't "fit in" since it had been so long sine I had been around other adults all day (I spent the last two and a half years working with children).  I've been really surprised by how nice everyone is, and how well we get along.  I am someone who comes to work to work, so I do my best to stay out of any kind of drama, although here it seems like everyone has a similar mentality.  I haven't witnessed any tantrums, or trying to get out of doing your own work. 

I am hoping tonight is as much fun as I expect it will be.  I will be posting pictures later.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Thanksgiving really did happen...

Here is the photographic proof that Thanksgiving really happened and it was awesome!  The turkey turned out amazing, it was super tender and moist, and everyone was raving about it.  I also made deviled eggs, green bean casserole, and two different sweet potatoe casseroles, one with a pecan crunch topping and one with the traditional mini-marshmallows.  Dinner was served at 6:00 on the dot as evidenced by the photo below.  It was epic to be together with friends.

Now that temperatures are starting to drop, the static in my hair is getting worse and I'm realizing that we aren't in North Carolina anymore.  I never thought I would seriously miss humidity, however the crazy static is starting to drive me crazy...This southern girl is used to frizz and curls but constantly looking like a science experiment gone wrong is starting to get nerve wracking.

Anyone got any tips?

My very first turkey, ever...It was quite yummy if I do say so myself.

Sweet potato crunch...basically a desert in and of itself.

The classic green bean casserole, yummy!