Saturday, November 29, 2008

Black Friday

Part I

OK so I take my Christmas shopping the day after thanksgiving pretty seriously. Below is a picture of my notebook, I have clipped the items I want, listing them with the name of the store, and the time the store opens.

From this page we have the following items:

Target 6am (new camera $89)

Circuit City 5am (Microsoft office $70)

Cost Plus 7am (puppet theatre $35)

Gottschalks 4am (bedding $30)

Part II

The Next step is to figure out who we are shopping

for and set a budget for each of these people.

This year things are pretty tight, so we have only

listed families with children...and our siblings.

For each couple we know, I will be creating some sort

of datenight, Oh and the camera was for me,

thats how I am able to once again post pictures.

Part III
At less than $10 each, we decided to buy a few movies for our library this year, so in no particular order the movies we got yesterday.
  • Devil wears Prada
  • The Christmas Shoes
  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (love this one)
  • The Golden Compass
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • August Rush
  • 21
  • Made of Honor
  • 27 Dresses
  • Juno
  • Hairspray
  • the Holiday
  • the List
  • Saving Sarah Cain

So tell me, how did you spend your Black Friday???

Thursday, November 27, 2008

to all our friends, near and far

Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving

no matter where you are.

love, H&M (aka Mr and Mrs Cupcake)

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

...these are a few of my favorite things...

Thank you 6 (reminds me of blossom)
I love your blog it always makes me smile.
Especially on a day I feel sad!

"Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mitten
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things
When the dog bites
When the bee stings
When I'm feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don't feel so bad"

#5 I love to read, especially the new Twilight Series.
Thank you Stephenie...the movie was great too.

#4 Cupcakes
What is there not to love, especially when they come from my favorite Cupcakery here in Sonoma County. Thank you Andrea for the awesome cupcakes for our wedding.

#3 Starbucks,
I love it all, Grande Single Non Fat Vanilla Latte's, Iced Green Teas with 4splendas, Peppermint Hot Chocolate, Ginger Spice Latte's oh and lets not forget the perfectly chocolate dipped madelines. Starbucks is my Mother Ship...well that and Michaels.

#2 Snow White: she is my all time favorite Disney Princess... and as an added bonus I get to list Thomas Kincade, by far one of the most talented artists of all time.

#1 I love growing up and now living in a small town. The Butter and Eggs Day Parade is my favorite, plus all of the awesome history and stunnung buildings downtown. My number one favorite thing is my hometown of Petaluma.

Now who to tag??? lets go for Lisa, and April
Have fun girls!

Things that Annoy me

thank you to AprilShowers for tagging me.
I am in an icky space today, so I will keep the list to five, otherwise...

  • DVR Skipping: it drives me nuts when the DVR skips during fast forward. I absolutely hate when I have to start my program over because the DVR jumped to the end. This is especially frustrating when things were just getting good.
  • Commercials before Major Motion Pictures: Previews before a movie are the only appropriate advertisements if I have paid $10 to sit in that seat. That or invent a theatre that runs on DVR so we can Fastforward the commercials.
  • Corner Folders:I am a total book Nazi (sorry if I offend), but if I loan you one of my books, please do NOT fold the corner. I do not want a permanent indicator of when the kids got home from school.
  • the sentence "please don't take this wrong...":if you felt the need to qualify your statement, please keep it to yourself. All I heard was "I know this is going to piss you off, but I really don't care, because I want to see you cry".

and the main thing that makes me more annoyed then anything else....

  • JUNIOR Psychologist: Just because you watch Dr.Phil everyday, this does not give you "carte blanche" to offer an opinion on my family, childhood, education, career, faith, and especially keep you trap shut about my marriage. If you have that much of an opinion start a Blog, and make sure you change my name to protect the innocent.

honorable mentions: I can't list them as I am guilty of all offenses.

-people that interrupt with their own story

-talking on the cellphone at the checkstand

-picture in picture, with the main screen on mute, and the little one with sound.

-people who blast music at the stoplight.

OK time for taggs, how about.... Peachykath, SoxyDeb, Joe and Bee.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Day 3

Still not feeling great, needed to get plenty of REST!

Well not allot happened today,
I slept most of the morning, then had lunch and hit the bookstore, where I bought the first in a new YA Vampire Series.

I also made it to two movies today (yes we paid for both)- Both were pretty good, both needed to be seen on the big screen, so no regrets for the $10/ticket.

I saw HSM3 with my BFF from HighSchool.

Later I saw 007 with my Sweetie. Now I am tired, off to bed!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Day 2 of Daily Posting

Well not a lot to say today, I went home sick from work, same as yesterday.
I took a nap for about three hours, and my fever finally broke.
Oh and I finished two new Vampire books.

I know I have a little obsession with Vampires, and these books are HILARIOUS.
Ok well, thats about it for today... but hey at least I actually posted something

Thursday, November 13, 2008

I love polka dots

tell the preppyprincess people
who you are thankful for, and
maybe this fabulous polkadotted apron
could be yours.

to blog, or not to blog?

To blog, or not to blog? That really is the question.
How often do I sit at my desk mentally drafting blogs?
They are always witty, and insightful, humerous, and endearing. (If I do say so myself.)
Too bad, they never actually get written?
My life is just not that exciting, but hey lets see if I can do this....
My goal for the rest of the year is to post daily.
I have one follower, lets see if by the end of November I can have two followers,
besides my mother of course.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

this one is kind of intense...sorry readers (Mom)

Lately I have been expending a lot of mental energy trying to define who I am. My thoughts have been saturated by memories of my father, and my role as a daughter (since we never really got along).

My first role in life was that of a daughter, and as the first born, you could say I was the guinea pig and while the majority of the time my parents were intense/strict/unfair, I can honestly say that I never did question their love.

With the anniversary of my fathers death looming on the horizon, memories of the past have been flooding. The last time I say my father alive was Novenber 23, 2006 Thanksgiving Day, we sat across from each other sharing a bottle of Martinelli's. Our last conversation was an argument on the night of November 26, I was invited to family dinner, but I was too busy preparing for a job interview the next morning. I never knew that would be the last time I would speak to him. Aita died on the morning of November 27, 2006, the same day that I interviewed for and accepted the job at my dream company.

The family was planning to meet at my Ttantta's house, I was late leaving my house, and called my youngest brother to check in and see if I was going to be in trouble. Turns out he and Aita
has gotten into an argument and he had refused to attend family dinner. With much bribery on m,y part, and the promise that only his music would play for the entire two hour drive, I had my brother dressed nice, and in the car on his way to Thanksgiving. At the time I just remember thinking how greatful I was that my family would all be together.

This particular drive has become one of my favorites, in that Drew (who was 14 at the time) and I were given the opportunity to really talk. We had by far the best BIG/little chat about girls, school, and our parents who never seemed to understand.
Never did anyone see that this would be our last opportunity to spend time with my fathers, hearing his outrageous stories, or hearing his roaring laughter.

So much of that day is forever ingrained in my heart, I remember my fathers excitement as he told me about the book(The Prayer of Jabez) that I had given him. We shared memories, and laughter, and smiles, sober, lighthearted, and unforgettable!

Had I know it was my last opportunity to sit and talk with my father, things would have been different. I would have told him I loved him, and that I was sorry for all the strife I had caused him and my mother over the years. Aita Je t'aime

"And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that Thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that Thine hand might be with me, and that Thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he requested."
1 Chronicles 4:10