About those Christmas decorations….

It’s January 6 and the today is the 12th day of Christmas and I figure many people will take down their decorations this coming weekend. I’m not sure what’s different about this year but when I’m driving or walking through my neighborhood and I see houses still lit up, I keep thinking, “why are they STILL up??”. Maybe it’s because I didn’t put up any decorations this year. Okay, I did get an official “Charlie Brown Christmas Tree” and put it up after Christmas (I couldn’t resist having it and not putting it up) but I’ve put that away already. Maybe it’s because the weather is bright and warm again. Maybe I really never felt the Christmas spirit so much this time around. 2010 was a pretty bah humbug kind of year. Who knows, I’m just ready for the decorations to come down. Let’s move onto other things. HEB has…. 😉

Hiatus

I’m thinking maybe it’s time to officially take a hiatus from the blog again. Mostly because I’m not near a computer as often as I am during the school year (that’s a GREAT thing) and I feel guilty if I don’t blog every once in a while. I promise I won’t let any nifty recipes go by unrecorded and if something spectacular comes about that I need to let everyone know in any and every way I can, I certainly will. Take care and as always,

Love you, mean it!
~C

I skipped May? Really??

Wow, it’s been a LONG time since I blogged. Almost two months. If you look in the archives, I don’t know if I’ve ever gone over a month without blogging here before. Oh well, what can ya do?

So, what have I been up to these last two months? Well, if you follow me on Facebook and on Twitter and on Posterous, (or called me), you’ll know what I’ve been up to – lots of stuff. And it’s been pretty much a mixed bag of good and bad.

In April, I worked a Choice Music Event every weekend, except the last weekend when I was a customer. I made some good money except the weekend it rained for the first time in forever and I hydroplaned into the back of a lady about 7 miles an hour and my weekend’s pay was devoted to my insurance deductible. Thank goodness for Express Auto Body in Georgetown. They got my car back to me all fixed up right at a week. And I was treated like a princess, as always. Thanks, Dave!

May was a blur. Aside from my wonderful birthday day, a lot of stuff happened in May that I don’t want to or can’t talk about now. But I’m certain there is a silver lining to all the crap of May that will make itself seen soon, if not already.

So school is out and I’m bombarded with summer projects. I’m going to pull up the carpet in the living room and hallway and stain the concrete. It’s a fairly big project but I’m going to take it in stages so it’s not overwhelming. First up, pulling up the nasty carpet and padding. After that, assess the situation and probably hire someone to do the rest! 😉 I may not be kidding about this. We’ll see. I’m also getting with my friend Fred to put down some stones in the back portion of my back yard. Most of my back yard isn’t shaded so the grass burns up fairly quickly by the back fence. Why try and waste water and money trying to make grass that won’t grow grow? Yup – stones it is.

I also have little projects for school here and there along the way but luckily, most of that can be done from home.

A couple of shout outs to my friends who have some big things happening in their lives right now. I won’t say what because it’s not my place to say but I want them all to know that I’m thinking about them and they have my support every step of the way. So, shout out to Monica, Martin and Brad. You’re all very special to me and everything will work out the way it’s supposed to.

Alrighty, that’s it for now. Sorry it’s not more interesting (maybe this was interesting, I never know). I might just blog again soon now that I have a little more time so check back!
Love you, mean it!
~C

BRISKET!!

I’m going to grill/smoke a brisket tomorrow. Thanks to Dr. Dave for the instructions on what to do. I’ve already started by marinating the brisket in Guinness, onions, & garlic. I have some pictures taken and will take more as I can. I’m really excited to see & taste how it all turns out! I’ll blog when it’s all done to let you know.

Love you, mean it!
~C