Monday, August 31, 2009

Gratitude Day 15/365

1. I survived Monday!
2. And I survived month end! Yikes, but it was a crazy day!
3. Yurt talk always makes me laugh.
4. The Incirlik Hodja's reunion dates are being finalized for 2010 in Orlando!
5. Come on, you know this is a given...it's Monday, thus it is SHELDON MONDAY! Yep, Big Bang Theory!


(I actually did Sunday's but forgot to post it as I was still working on #5.)

Gratitude Day 14/365

1. The Turtle song as wonderfully sung by Allie.
2. Wyler's Authentic Italian Ices. So perfect!

3. Daytime Emmys twitter chat with Georgette, Shelley, Crash, and Nikki.
4. Tamara Braun finally winning her daytime Emmy.

5. An exciting new venture that was presented to me.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Reading and Cooking

Alright, I'm about half way through my current book ("Into the Night" by Suzanne Brockman) and then am out of fresh new reads. Anyone have any good book recommendations for me? The only thing I don't really read are silly Harlequin novels.

I mentioned this on Facebook to some of my Farrar family relatives, but wanted to put it out here for those that didn't see it...Would you all be interested in contributing recipes to a family recipe book? I would upload all recipes into an album on Shutterfly and everyone could order their own book when they wanted to. Liz, Becca, and Laura are all in so far. :)
Gratitude Day 13/365

I have a hard time going back and doing each day so I just post them when I get to them...it will take longer than 365 days, obviously, but that is okay...I will have 365 days on here of gratitude. :)

But I will give you ten items right now. :)

1. Today is my parents 40th wedding anniversary. So much love for them.
2. My brother, Jeremy. Seriously that boy can keep you entertained for hours with his stories and adventures. Last nights dinner with Mom at Red Robin was no exception.
3. A weekend in CA coming up in October.
4. Bejeweled Blitz on Facebook. I'm addicted, I admit it.
5. "Guess what??" as can only be asked by Curtiss and Allie. This said before they launch into another story that gets peppered with "guess what" throughout it.
6. Chinese food! That is dinner tonight and I'm quite happy with the thought.
7. The infectious energy of Yen and her energy texts that she sends me.
8. Cute little puppy faces at PetsMart.
9. And the fact that Molly didn't go to the bathroom on the floor this time like she did the last time I took her.
10. I have some pretty awesome friends.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Gratitude Day 12/365

1. It was kinda a rough day so the #1 thing I am grateful/thankful for is the fact that I kept my sanity.
2. My sweet Jazz in Canada sent me a FABULOUS birthday present!!
3. I still believe in "Prince Charming"
4. Johnson's body care lotion...just like baby lotion!
5. I can still fondly remember being a Hodja.

(Me in my junior year high school yearbook picture.)

Monday, August 24, 2009

Gratitude Day 11/365

1. It's my blog so I am going to squee over my soap loving happenings:



2. Angelina and the Cootie Boy jokes that amuse me so much!
3. New background.
4. Plotting out a cookbook.
5. Sheldon Monday! (It will be a recurring theme, yes, but I do love me some "Big Bang Theory"!)

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Gratitude Day 10/365

1. Finally posted my review of "The Ugly Truth" at The Reel. (Next up is GI Joe.)
2. Getting sung the "Hannah Bontana" song by Allie on the phone.
3. Making plans for a project.
4. Finding a cute giraffe painting for Kayleigh at Target.
5. Pizza for dinner.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Gratitude Day 9/365

1. It is FRIDAY!!
2. Rain!
3. Knowing there is an 80's Hodja Reunion in 2010!
4. Minae just being amazing.
5. Kayleigh doing her animal sounds on the phone to me.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Gratitude Day 8/365

1. Reruns of "Friends".
2. Silly fangirling with the girls.
3. "Life" talks with Jazz.
4. Knowing that someone as cool as my brother-in-law, Eric, is defending our country. Even though we will miss him while he is deployed.
5. Diet Cranberry/Grapefuit Sobe drink. Love it mucho!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Gratitude Day 7/365

1. McDonald's chocolate chip cookies...just saying!
2. "More to Love" on FOX. I think the bachelor Luke is just cute.
3. Yurts. Just say the word...it makes me laugh just saying it.


I think 3 is the best I can do today...the day was overall slow and dull. There wasn't much that happened at all to report as exciting.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Gratitude Day 6/365

1. An extra hour of sleep this morning! (Granted it was quickly followed by that "Oh no" moment when I realized I overslept by that much time.)
2. Entertaining emails throughout the day from Jazz and Nicole.
3. A vanilla frosty from Wendy's at lunch with Annette.
4. More Cake Boss! Seriously I am addicted to this show!
5. The knowledge that I have friends that are amazing.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Gratitude Day 5/365

1. Sleeping in!
2. Finding a bunch of empty frames in a bag in the closet.
3. Searching for the perfect pictures for said frames.
4. Doing some cleaning of the closet and getting rid of a bunch of JUNK!
5. Plans for the future.

Honestly I didn't do anything today out of the house. I cleaned the closet after the television went kaput in the middle of some Disney cartoon I was watching. Heh! Back to work tomorrow, hopefully the week will be full of excitement.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Gratitude Day 4/365

1. Spent most of the day in the company of my mom.
2. A delicious lunch at Nothing But Noodles.
3. Some yummy dessert from Berrygood Yogurt. (It is not Pinkberry by any means, but it was delish all the same.)
4. The Cake Boss marathon on TLC. (I want to be able to make creations like that! AAH-MAY-ZING cakes!)
5. Shopping at Bath & Body Works!

My goods from B&BW today:



Shea socks infused with peppermint oil. I am so going back and buying more of these socks!!



Caribbean Salsa candle



White Citrus candle

Friday, August 14, 2009

Gratitude Day 3/365

1. It is Friday and the work week is done.
2. Awesome high school friends with equally awesome memories to reminisce about.
3. My "surprise" birthday cake at work. So sweet.
4. Knowledge
5. This picture!! It makes me smile every time I see it:

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Blah!



I've been sick most of the week...I was going to go back and do my gratitude for the days I was out of commission, but really I only had a couple of things to comment on and most involved not being in pain...soooo....I will pick it up tomorrow and move on. =\

Germs...they are a bugger!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Gratitude Day 2/365



1. Sheldon Monday! aka "The Big Bang Theory"
2. Target...really I just love it.
3. Tyson covering his eyes after I scolded him for trying to snag treats out of his bag. He really just makes me grateful to have his entertainment in my life.
4. Hilarious emails/IMs with Nikki.
5. Cherry Coke. Sometimes you just need caffeine.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Gratitude Day 1/365



1. Wonderful birthday wishes and presents from family and friends.
2. Tyson's addict face when he begs for kitty treats.
3. My review of "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" is up.
4. Emily Giffin's "Something Blue". I am behind in reading these books but they are so lovely.
5. Another year!

Face of an addict.



This is Tyson.



This is his bag of Friskies Party Mix.



This is Tyson begging. (He will go retrieve the bag and bring it to me when he wants treats...it is a constant. He ALWAYS wants them and is pitiful in his meowing over it.)



Tyson trying to force a treat out of the bag.



Chowing down on a treat. (Please note his drool spot! He salivates like a crackhead waiting for his next fix!)

Birthday and Gratitude!

It's my birthday today.
There are three days out of the year that have me spend time for the in depth soul searching reflection -- New Years Day when I make resolutions and goals; Thanksgiving when I post what I am thankful for; and my birthday when I look over how my year has gone since the last birthday.

I think the one thing that I really need to focus on more is those things that I am grateful for in life. The uber lovely Lesli at Pretty Random Thoughts has been doing 365 Days of Gratitude and I'm going to do it as well starting tonight. For 365 days you list five things that you are grateful for each day. They can be life changing things or simple things such as the color of fingernail polish...whatever makes you grateful that day to simply be in the moment of life. (Check here for more info on this project.)



I hope some of you will join in on it. :)

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Finally sitting down to update!!

So, let's see...what has been going on?

* Tyson made a great escape on July 10th-11th. He evidently got shut out all night long and somehow figured out how to FINALLY jump a fence. He got into the neighbors backyard. She said she only took a broom after him, which really doesn't intimidate Tyson so much as makes him want to fight. However when I found him hiding under Liz's SUV, he was soaking wet and scared to death. We figure he must have had the hose turned on him as well. Poor guy!



* Liz and I went to see NKOTB on July 12th! LOVE them! Yes, I do!! The concert was great, minus the fact there was a change in venue that ended up screwing us seating wise. We went from floor seats, 15 rows back to the balcony. NKOTB puts on a great show and it is the second one that Liz and I attended. Yep, get on the floor and do the New Kids dance!

* I got in a car accident on July 14th. A lady ran a stop sign and plowed into the front passenger side of my car. Her bumper fell off, my car was declared a total loss by her insurance company. Luckily we both walked away with no injuries. I had some bruising and a splitting headache that night from standing out there in the heat and the stress. I hated depending on people to drive me around...I hate having to ask to be run to a store or need someone to pick me up/take me to work.

* July 16th I headed off to California for the "General Hospital Fan Club Weekend". This year I (along with the help of a couple of fabulous friends) put together a fan brunch for Lisa LoCicero, who plays Olivia Falconeri on the show.


(Me, Lisa, and Shelley)

Also as the weeks led up to the weekend, Kent had me working on things for her as well for the 2nd Annual Girls Night Out. I wasn't part of the big planning this year, but I was more behind the scenes helping Kent with arranging someone to video for the event and press for them.



(Kent and I hanging in the hotel room)

I got back from CA on July 20th and as is normal after a trip to CA, I was a little sick. It wasn't like the previous years, but I was definitely worn down and a combo of dehydrated/sleep deprived.

* July 24th started what has been the biggest fiasco I have dealt with in years. I was told by Progressive Insurance that my car was a total loss and they offered up a settlement. I decided that I would really like to get a Hyundai Elantra and took a little jaunt over to Avondale Hyundai on the 25th to look at their used car selection. I have NOT wanted to take on car payments so this whole thing has been a downer for me. I have a lovely 2008 Hyundai Elantra and after my dad made his presence felt we got things down to where I could handle the car payment. Easy enough, right? Nope. It has been a complete circus and honestly any excitement I had over this car has disappeared due to the rudeness and unprofessional behavior out of Avondale Hyundai. Now they want me to come in on Monday and sign new papers. I am torn on whether I will be relieved to have the car in my name finally or whether I would rather them say the deal is a no go and allow me to give them the car back and go find something else.

* July 31st I get a phone call at work from mom stating that Jeremy was on his way to the hospital with a suspected collapsed lung. So it is pins and needles while I wait to hear what is going on and trying to concentrate on what is happening at work. I finally get the phone call confirming that is exactly what happened and as it was just about quitting time, I ditched out of work and headed over to the hospital. Jeremy was in surgery when I got there and after a bit of wait, Jeremy called to find out where we were since he was out of surgery and had been for a while. Supposedly my parents were paged over head but no one heard it. He's still in the hospital but doing good. You will have to ask my parents what it is that happened...something where the lung spontaneously collapses (this is the 4th time it has happened), predominantly in males that have fast metabolism and are skinny - yep, that is Jeremy. Thankfully he is okay and hopefully will be home pretty quick.

I'm trying to think of anything else to report on that has been happening...I am still blogging for The Reel: Box Office Buzz and just put up a review of "G-Force", which was a horrid movie. I have to finish tweaking my review of "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" and will be seeing "The Ugly Truth" tomorrow and will put up the review.
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