Friday, December 29, 2006


Well, they say bad things happen in threes, and Wednesday I found out that rude people happen in threes two. The first rude person that day was John from the Jax shoe department. I called to find out if my slippers had come in yet. Our conversation went something like this. Me: "I have a rain check for some slippers and I was wondering if they were in yet." John: "Sigh...Whats your name?" Me: "Kara." John: "Nope." Me: "Do you know when they might be in?" John: "No." Me: "Okay, well thank you." John: click. I just wanted my Christmas present and the guy who filled out my rain check said they would be in Tuesday.

The second rude person was our waiter at Red Robin. We only saw him twice; when he took our order ten minutes after we sat down, and when he brought the check. That was not even the worst of it, he put my to go box in his ARMPIT! Gross! I was putting the chicken in the box when Jesse told me about how the waiter carried it. I asked him if he wanted armpit chicken because I was not going to eat it after I knew that.

Then when we went to our car we saw that some moron parked in the spot next to ours which was covered by a snow mound. He parked on top of the mound so that his truck was leaning in towards ours, and only about a foot and a half away. Needless to say, there was a ding in our car door. They guys door was unlocked though so I left him a note on the seat saying, "Thank you for dinging up our car door jerk!"

Anyway, that was just a little venting. I am not really that upset, but I had nothing else to write about. Stupid rude people. I really wanted to eat that chicken too. I saved just the right amount for lunch the next day.

Friday, December 22, 2006


~We (mostly meaning all of the guys, I helped a little and watched a lot) spent the day yesterday plowing and shoveling at the shop.

Well I thought it would be nice to have a few snow days; I don't know what I think now. I LOVE the snow. I'm so excited that I am 100% sure we are going to have a white Christmas, but I just wish the snow hadn't fallen on any of the roads except the one that leads to my job. There are a lot of things I could be doing at home like cleaning, writing papers to finish up my classes, baking, shoveling snow. But there is only one thing that I actually want to do... SHOPPING.

I think my plan is to clean, shower, brave the roads and try to shop, and then do homework. I don't know. I've never been bored enough to write out my plan for the day ( : I need to wrap presents too, but I don't want to get carried away on the chores here. Jesse said that since he has to work a 10 hr day (he really doesn't have an excuse to miss work since he only has to walk across the yard) I should get stuff done so we can relax all day tomorrow. I'm tired of relaxing though, so maybe I'll leave some chores for tomorrow and shop today instead. Anyway, I'll go do something more productive now. Like get ready to go shopping.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Blizzard of 2006

So, Tuesday night the weather report was that we were expecting a huge snowstorm that night and into Wednesday. We woke up Wednesday morning and... no snow. But all of the Denver and Weld county schools were closed. I thought that was a little preemptive, but by noon Wednesday the mall was closed, businesses were closing and the rest of the schools were closing along with some major roads. Our mail carrier said that this was the second time only in 22 years that the main post office in Denver and all postal serviced had been closed.

Jesse and I are loving it because he got off work early yesterday, (I didn't go to work) and we don't have work today or possibly tomorrow. I don't know what we are going to do stuck at the house this whole time. The was talk of snow forts in the 9 foot drifts on the Walker's shop, but we might have to wait for the wind to die down. I was remembering last night, as I dug through the snow to get to our door, that when I was a kid I used to dream of this kind of snow storm. Ever since I read about this happening to the Wilders in The Little House on the Prairie I just wished that it would happen at my house. Its kind of fun. Maybe I'll make a snowman, I haven't done that in a long time.

We had to get all bundled up to go next door to the Walker's house.

The Walker's Shop
This is our back door. The first one was Wednesday. The second was this morning.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Holiday Meme

I don't usually do these, but this is for you Sherry.

Holiday Time Meme
1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate?
Love Hot Chocolate, but I hate Egg Nog; it makes me gag.
2. Does Santa wrap presents or just set them under the tree?
Wraps them all.
3. Colored lights on tree/house or white?
I like colored lights on the house, but I think that white lights on the tree make the ornaments stand out more.
4. Do you hang mistletoe?
Oh yeah baby.
5. When do you put up your decorations?
As soon as my husband lets me. This year his Transiberian Orchestra ring-tone got him in the mood the week before Thanksgiving.
6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)?
My Grandma Hamilton always made the best Christmas ham. She cooked it until it was so tender it would fall apart. Then she topped it with brown sugar and cooked it some more.
7.Favorite Holiday memory as a child?
Going to see my dad's family in Idaho every other year.
8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa?
A long time ago. He always used the same gift tags and wrapping paper as my parents.
9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve?
Ever since I got married its hard to wait, but we try to save something for Christmas Day.
10. What kind of decorations are on your Christmas Tree?
Everything you can think of. I've gotten one ornament every year since I was born, and Jesse and I are continuing the tradition.
11. Snow! Love it or Dread it?
Love it, Love it, Love it!
12. Can you ice skate?
Yeah, but I don't like to.
13. Do you remember your favorite gift?
Actually the one I got from Jesse's mom this year. Every year for as long as I can remember my mom would put up the Nativity scene. She has always had the same one, and I would always watch her put it out. It was a special thing for me. This year Jesse's mom got me the Willow Tree Nativity scene. I can't wait to put it up every year with my kids.
14. What's the most important thing about the Holidays for you?
Spending time with family.
15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert?
?. I don't think I have one.
16 What is your favorite holiday tradition?
Picking out a new ornament once a year.
17. What tops your tree?
A glowing frosted white star.
18. Which do you prefer giving or receiving?
Depends on what I'm giving or getting.
19. What is your favorite Christmas Song?
The Little Drummer Boy by Rebecca St. James
20. Candy Canes! Yuck or Yummy?
I don't mind them, but I'd rather have some ice cream.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

I Don't Understand This

We completed a six week course in puppy obedience a few weeks ago and though we were excited about some of the results we were seeing I am still confused as to why so much of our stuff is ending up in the garbage.
I guess I was expecting a little too much from these classes. However, 5 shoes, 7 magazines, 3 hangers, a few pairs of underwear, my tree skirt, and a $45.00 red box DVD later I am a little disappointed.
Last weekend after he chewed up the DVD I went straight to Target and bought 2 baby gates. Now Abel is confined to our kitchen/laundry room for a few hours in the morning until Jesse comes home from work. This is working very well for us because we haven't lost anything to our canine garbage disposal ever since. That's our obedience class graduate!

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Funny Anecdote

This morning I was reading a story to my 3 yr. old preschoolers about wild animals and their habitats. When I came to a page that said, "This animal likes to tumble in the grass, do you?" one of the boys said, "I like to tumble in hairy carpet!" When I told his mom about his comment later she laughed. Then she explained that they had just bought a new Dyson vacume cleaner and after seeing how much of mom's hair it sucked up he continues to call their carpet "hairy carpet."

Monday, October 23, 2006

Nothing Much

A good friend of mine has blog and after looking at hers I thought it might be nice to have one of my own. I hardly ever have anything new going on though so I have nothing much to talk about. This could be a problem, but we'll see how it goes.

I guess I could mention our recent trip to Golden CO. My husband lived in Golden when he was a kid, so he thought it would be fun to take me up there and show me his old house and a few other things that he remembered like the general store that has been there since 1830ish and where his old elementary school used to be. It was fun to listen to the different stories he had for every place we went. We also took a hike on a trail up by Buffalo Bill's grave, and I have to say that along with the view it was one of the most beautiful trails I have ever hiked. It was nice for us to get away for a day.