Sunday, November 28, 2010
Posted by Erin at 11:44 AM
Saturday, November 27, 2010
I'm not usually a crazy early shopper on Black Friday unless there's something really good that I want or need. I'm just not that dedicated. But I did go out to the stores to cash in on some good deals out there. I went to Target and Wal-mart to get a few things and will probably do some more Cyber Monday shopping online. (Maybe while I'm sitting around for jury duty?) I was pleased that the stores I went to seemed to be prepared and I didn't have to wait in line too long and things seemed to be signed well for me to find them. It was a pretty good experience!
Friday night Kyle and Holly were in town so we went to Growler's for dinner. I actually went early to put our name in and Andy (Aimee's husband) came up and had a beer and appetizers with me while I waited. There was a bit of a fiasco with the host putting a large group who called in in front of us (they don't take reservations or anything like that or we would have called too) but overall we had a good time hanging out. After dinner we went over to Storm's house to meet Kyle and Holly's new addition - a french bulldog puppy named Bella. She's really cute and full of puppy energy. Storm's dog, Brewsky, wasn't quite sure what to do with her but we were impressed by his tolerance of her. We did a little reminiscing about when he (Brewsky) was that small (he's a 2 year old Beagle that Storm got when he was 8 weeks old) and how crazy he was too.
We ended the night looking up random You Tube videos on Storm's TV (he has Apple TV and you can do that - its pretty cool) and laughing our asses off. It was a good time and I was glad to see everyone!
Posted by Erin at 12:30 PM
My Thanksgiving this year was pretty awesome. After I did the 5k, I went home and got ready to go over to my Aunt Pat's (Dad's sister) and my Aunt Kathy's (Mom's oldest sister) houses. It was awesome seeing all the family and catching up. It even snowed for a minute but didn't stick and was just enough to be pretty without causing road issues or anything. Awesome.
I think it's some kind of blogger rule that you have to post a list of things you're thankful for for Thanksgiving. Who am I to buck tradition?
Things I Am Thankful For This Thanksgiving:
-I have the best friends a girl could ask for. I mean, really - I have a few groups that I hang out with and they're amazing. I've made some new friends this year and have gotten back in touch with old ones and it's been great. I feel like I should list you all individually but people don't have that kind of time. (This is reflected in the fact that I can't bear to cut anyone from my 77 person long Christmas card list lol. :))
-My family is also pretty great. Sure we have our drama like everyone else but at the end of the day everyone loves each other and would have your back in a fight. Unless we're fighting amongst ourselves - then it's every man for himself. (I would like to give a special shout out to Brad here. 3 years ago when I decided that I wanted to get back involved with that side of the family he really made me immediately feel like I belonged and was welcome. Not that everyone else didn't do that but he really just erased the missed years. So special props to him.)
-I am thankful that I have a job still and that I don't dread going to it everyday. While I may be looking for something that pays a bit better, I've got it better than a lot of people. Plus my co-workers are pretty cool. What would I do without Lura to complain to and listen to my nonsense everyday? She's the best cube neighbor.
-My health - I had a medical scare this past month when I noticed a rather large lump on my neck. After lots of tests and doctor's visits it now looks like it's nothing to be worried about. Thanks God!
-I was able to get my shit together and run/walk a 5k without falling over and dying. This may seem small but I am thankful that I got my butt off the couch and started working out again and was able to achieve this goal. Maybe I would have liked to be a little faster, but I finished and that was what mattered.
Posted by Erin at 12:20 PM
Posted by Erin at 11:57 AM
Monday my sister came over for dinner with Devin and Devin's dad, Tyrelle. We made this mexican salad kind of thing that is really really good. Kristen and I had a good time talking and chatting about stuff. I also gave her her birthday present (it was the Friday before) of wine and a stopper and a re-usable wine bag. She loved it!
Posted by Erin at 11:47 AM
Last Saturday after I got home from the slumber party Mom and I went shopping for my Christmas presents. The last few years I have wanted clothes for Christmas so one day we head to the mall and go crazy. I picked out some really really cute stuff this year and I am quite excited to wear them. Mom will actually wrap everything though for me to open on Christmas morning so I'll have to wait a whole month. But it's cool. I am also quite excited to tell you that I have dropped a pant size. YES!!
After shopping with Mom I went over to Krystal's to have an early Thanksgiving dinner with her and her family and some of their family friends. The food was delicious and it was fun to see her since she didn't come in for actual Thanksgiving. She also invited this guy Mark who we went to high school with (she was better friends with him than I was) who I haven't seen since I don't think so it was fun to catch up.
After dinner I headed to the movie theater to meet up with Mom and Brian (his shopping excursion for Christmas was after mine and then they went to dinner as a mom-son thing) to go see Harry Potter 7 Part 1. I enjoyed the movie and am excited to see the next one. Mom didn't quite remember some of the stuff so I had to explain some of it as we went but it was good. After seeing the movie I decided I needed to re-read the last book to refresh my memory a little. I knew there was some stuff that they left out but the plot of the story was going the same way so no big deal. But I wanted to read it again so I remembered. The second half is action packed so it should be a really cool movie.
The next day (Sunday) we (Mom, Brian, Me, Grandma, Devin, Kristen and Devin's dad) went to the church's Thanksgiving Banquet. Our old pastor (who baptized me and was there during some very hard times for me) was there and I was thrilled to see him and his wife. Great weekend!
Posted by Erin at 11:34 AM
Posted by Erin at 11:21 AM
Friday, November 26, 2010
Stuff I need to tell you about:
-Slumber party adventures
-Early thanksgiving dinner with Krystal
-Shopping with Mom
-Dinners with Mel and my sister
-Thanksgiving and the obligatory list of things I'm thankful for
-The 5k I ran this morning (well, I finished anyway)
-the other awesome things that I'm going to do this weekend because it's jam packed
-Anything else I decide might be important between now and then
Geez this list is long.
Posted by Erin at 12:24 AM
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Life has been good this weekend.
Friday at lunch we ordered Imo's and that seemed to set the tone for the day. That night I went to see Mike in Annie Get Your Gun. He did an awesome job as did the whole cast. I hadn't seen the show before, so it was cool to learn a little bit about Annie Oakley. Mike had a pretty good turnout - in addition to me, Mark, Courtney, Dan, Anna and Storm came Friday night too. We had a good time! After the show I met up with Dan, Mike and Ed Niethe for a couple drinks at Seamus McDaniels (or something close to that.) We had a good time hanging out and Dan, Mike and I ended the evening with a trip to Uncle Bill's for yummy breakfast food. Pretty damn good day.
Saturday morning I got to go hang out with Sarah (Cohen) Born. I have missed her sooooo much!!! We went to Starbucks and just talked for hours. I'm so lucky to have a friend that even after many years of not seeing each other I can still sit with her and tell her anything and everything. She's amazing. And her girls are just gorgeous too! I hope it's not so long between visits again and that I'll see her again soon. Did I mention life is good?
After I got back home from hanging out with Sarah I relaxed a bit then did some cleaning. I also got my 2011 calendar ready for the new year with birthdays, etc. I went to bed earlyish because I was really tired and slept late this morning so I guess I was. And it was one of those sleep-like-the-dead nights where you wake up and the covers haven't moved and your hair still looks decent because you were so still. Tonight I'm meeting up with Linda to closer her PC show then who knows. This week is my last full 5-day week of work for the year, and while I'm way excited about that it's going to be sooo busy. Oh well.
Posted by Erin at 11:14 AM
Thursday, November 11, 2010
I'm a pretty patriotic girl. I love my country and think very highly of those who serve it or have served it in the past. Thank you to all the vets out there who have served or are currently serving our country!!
Posted by Erin at 6:17 PM
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Oh running. I have such a love-hate relationship with you.
Posted by Erin at 8:41 PM
Monday, November 8, 2010
Sunday night I watched Toy Story 3 (Mom bought it) and my regular Sunday night tv. Monday I was off so I slept in and got to hang out with Abi since she was in town for a conference. And I got to see Gus (her almost 1-yr old - how did he get so big?) since he came in to visit Oma and PaPa while Mommy was at the conference.
It was so good to see her! It was a great weekend - too bad I have to go back to work tomorrow!
Posted by Erin at 10:13 PM