Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Quick Post

I am back at work for a short week! I only have two more days then E and I are off again and on our way to our New Year's celebration! I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas with their families! I know mine was great, it seems like it went by way too fast! I must say I am ready to say goodbye to 2009 and hello 2010!! Hope you all had a great holiday and enjoy the celebration of a new year!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday with family and friends! Don't forget the real meaning of the season!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Happy Monday!

Hey guys! I know I said on Friday that I didn't think I would be bhack until after the holidays were over, but I found some time to jump on really quick and say hi! I hope things slow down a little bit after the new year! We will see! How are all of you that are stuck in the snow? I must say, I am a little bit jealous! Although, it is getting colder here, and they are mentioning a "snow" sighting on Christmas at my parent's house, which is where I will be for the holiday, we shall see! I am ready to wear my coat and scarves and gloves!! (Today, it is just cold enough for a hoodie!) This weekend, I finished up my Christmas shopping, wrapped presents, made some peppermint bark, made 3 dozen cupcakes for no reason, and cleaned my house! Oh and I turned my TV on Lifetime and didn't turn it off of there all weekend! They were playing all of the cheesy lovey dovey Christmas movies, so I figured I might as well enjoy them for one last week!

I don't know about you, but I can't believe this year is almost over! It seemed like it has flown by! I have stayed so busy this year, I can't remember everything that has happened! I feel like 2009 has been one big road trip! (I have pretty much been gone every single weekend). Then there was the numb face scare this summer, and of course work pretty much dictates my life! I must say, I am ready for Christmas to have a few days to relax, and I am even more ready for New Years to get to have a bit of a vacation! Happy Christmas week!

Friday, December 18, 2009


Happy Friday! The weekend is finally upon us, and I can't tell you how glad I am that it is here! I have been absent from the blog, well, pretty much the whole world that isn't work the past week! Hopefully after the holidays, things will get so much better and I can get back into my routine! Until then, I may still be a little sporadic, but I am still here and I am trying to keep up with everything! I feel lost without reading about what is going on! But...if I don't pop up until after the holidays...hope everyone has a great one.

Friday, December 11, 2009

A Christmas Survey

So I found this survey here and decided to steal it for your Friday entertainment since I am busy at work and going to be traveling this weekend....

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? I LOVE wrapping presents! Gift wrapping definitely!
2. Real tree or artificial? We always cut a real tree growing up, but now have artificial, so there is no preference really.
3. When do you put up the tree? I try to put it up right after Thanksgiving to enjoy it longer.
4. Do you like eggnog? I don't care for it. Plus it is way too fattening to really enjoy.
5. Favorite gift received as a child? I guess my first Cabbage Patch doll Jessica. Or my McDonald's Drive-thru fisher price set!
6. Do you have a nativity scene? yes, a small one.
7. Hardest person to buy for? My brother. He is way too picky!
8. Easiest person to buy for? My mom. I know her well.
9. Mail or email Christmas cards? Definitely mail!! I am a fan of snail mail all year!
10. Favorite Christmas movie? The Elf or Miracle of 34th Street
11. When do you start shopping for Christmas? The day after Christmas!
12. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Cranberry Sauce and the Froot Loop Candy my mom used to make!
13. Clear lights or colored lights on the tree? Clear lights.
14. Favorite Christmas song? There are so many...Peace on Earth by Vince and Ginny Gill.
15. Travel or stay home at Christmas? I would love to stay home! But, I always travel constantly!
16. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? Dasher. Dancer. Prancer. Vixen. Comet. Cupid. Donner. Blitzen. Rudolph.
17. Angel on tree top or star? It changes.
18. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Christmas morning.
19. The most annoying thing about this time of year? The traffic at the malls! ANd having to hold on to your purse! (Well, that is everyday in my town I guess!)
20. What I love most about Christmas? Traditions, the TRUE meaning, time spent with loved ones, and the decorations!

Well, that is my Christmas survey! Hope you all have a happy Friday and a wonderful weekend!! :) Pray for E's safe llloooonnnggg flight today!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

I think.....

That God reads my blog. Seriously, yesterday I wrote Him a letter wondering why there were such warm temperatures on a December day. (The high was almost 80!) This morning I get up to run and had to run in LOTS of layers and my hands felt like I had stuck them in cold water and they froze immediately. Yep. But I am really not complaining! I am sure that is how the weather is going to be when I run my 5K next weekend! But it is December, that is how it is supposed to be! Anyway, I am gearing up for a busy day (or two) at work, so I have to make it short. I will leave you with the three things on my mind...my love for Mt. Olive Hamburger Dill chips (dinner last night), Cheezits (my favorite snack), and the fact that E comes home TOMORROW! Yay! Now, I am going to try to warm up, keep my eyes open and get busy with my day! Happy Friday Eve! Roll Tide! ;)

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

All I want for Christmas.....

Dear person who controls the weather (I guess that'd be God, right?),
While I am not normally a complainer, and I usually love the warmer temperatures, the constant shift in temperatures in mid-December is no fun. While Saturday morning, I woke up to snow, ice and road closings, today, I woke up to sweating, steam, and running in shorts and a t-shirt. It was H-O-T! Like 70 degrees hot at 6am! It is so hard to get into the holiday spirit when you are enjoying your Christmas Tree with the air conditioner on and an iced chai instead of nice hot chocolate! Please send the cold weather back at least until the Christmas season is over! Please?


Well, now that I got that outta the way, I will tell you about last night! I sat down to watch the Biggest Loser Finale and I thought I would work on a few crafts while I was sitting there doing nothing. My grandmother mentioned she wanted one of those wreaths I made a while ago, and I made some ornaments that I found on Kelly's blog for some Christmas presents. It was fun. Since E is all the way around the world and a phone call is about $400 a minute, and we are on whole different schedules with the time, we don't get to talk in the evenings like we are used to, so it is weird having to be so quiet. I mean I talk to Scout, but he doesn't talk back much. Anyway, The Biggest Loser Finale was great! I was most surprised about Rebecca! I didn't even know who she was until she started acting silly like she did on the show! But, if that isn't motivation to work out, I don't know what is? Besides the fact that Danny, Shae and Daniel are said to have added 15-20 years onto their lives! That is CRAZY! It was a great finale and I am glad I did crafts while I watched it instead of eating this time! (I usually always snack during it and I feel so bad). I think I enjoyed watching it better sans food! Well, it is Wednesday! I am SO ready for the week to be over with! Not only will E be back, but the year is almost over and I am ready for that!! New Year's will be the first time I have really been able to "get away" all year long! It has been a busy year and the end of 2009 and the beginning of 2010 is fast approaching! Anyway, that is another post for another day! Happy Wednesday!

Pictures of my creativeness: (wreath and ornaments)

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Weekend Update

Wow, sorry I am just getting to you! It seems Mondays are always so busy for me, getting back to work and I am either busy doing a project or busy preparing for something coming up. Anyway...I had SUCH a busy weekend and I have lots to tell, so I think I will do what I do best and make a list.

1. I put all of the names in a hat and drew one so.....My Blog Giveaway winner is KRISTEN over at K. Law: Inspired. If you will email me your info, I will get this out ASAP! (I will post soon everything that she won!)

2. Alabama BEAT Florida and are now SEC Champions!! We will play Texas on January 7th for the National Championship! Great game!! Roll Tide Roll! I am definitely so proud to be a UA alumni (I mean I always am, but especially in times like these!)

3. I went and saw The Blind Side this weekend! It was such an awesome movie! I think I cried the whole time! I can't wait to take E to see it when he comes back from being around the world! If he doesn't think I am a big baby for crying through the whole thing!

4. IT SNOWED IN ALABAMA!! We got about an inch on Friday night and I was giddy like a little kid on Christmas morning! I was up early (had to take E to the airport at like 6 am) and I was outside taking pictures and so excited! Snow doesn't happen often around these parts, especially not this early, so it was a monumental occasion!

I hope you all had a great weekend! I will post pictures soon, I just wanted you all to know I was still here! Have a great week! Be back with you soon!! Tonight I am planning on being crafty while watching the Biggest Loser finale!! I am so excited! I think I am going to make another Eddie Ross wreath, this one for my grandmother in gold, green and silver, ans some ornaments for Christmas presents. I'll try to take some pictures if I remember!!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Football Friday Part 14 Post-Season

Today marks the first FF post of the post season with one more to go. Tomorrow Alabama meets Florida in Atlanta to face off in a game for the SEC Championship title. The winner will play in the BCS National Championship game and the loser will play in the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans!

I am of course hoping for a Bama win for the SEC Championship and a shot at a National title! I am NOT a fan of the Florida Gators! I think it is because I am really sick of hearing the name Tim Tebow. Anyway, hope you all have a GREAT weekend! I will be cheering on the Tide and unfortunately putting E on another plane (only for a week this time)! The weatherman is also mentioning a chance of "precipitation" in the form of some white stuff, but I will believe it when I see it! I DO live in Alabama you know!

So fingers crossed that I can report back to you on Monday with a win and some pictures of some flurries!


Thursday, December 3, 2009

Woof people, woof!

Hey humans! This is Scout, the best dog on the planet! (I'm not bragging or anything, just repeating what I have heard.) I am at work and I thought I would help my mom out and entertain you people while she is at lunch! She has been really busy working, so I thought I would get on this thing and tell you a little about me and my day.

So, you know my name, it's Scout. I was born in a place you may know called Tuscaloosa, AL. (Before you ask, yes, I am an Alabama fan.)I was born in a place with a really mean family and then one day, my mom adopted me and I went to live with her and boy am I glad I did! I am still a little scared of some things, but I think I am so much better than I used to be! I am almost 4 years old, that is almost 28 in human years for those of you who are slow at math.

My favorite things to do are to play ball, tug of war, use my cute eyes to get treats, play with other dogs, run in circles, and go visit my grandparents. I also like to cuddle with my mom. I don't like the white stuff or the things that make noise inside toys that my mom gives me, so I take it out as soon as soon as I get a toy! That stuff has to go!

She may have told you that I got a job! That's right! I get to go to work with her everyday! It is great! I get really excited when we get in the building and I run up all the stairs to the 4th floor. I don't like the thing called the elevator, so I make my mom come with me up the stairs. She is a little slower than I am, but I meet her at the top. A dog has to exercise, right? I run in the office to see who all is there first. I like it because I get lots of treats throughout the day. But my most favorite part of the day is when all the humans get together for something called a staff meeting. I make sure that I have all of my toys out and ready to play! I get really excited!

Another thing I like to do is to lay and watch the door. When new people come in the office, I let them know who's boss (me, of course). It is funny to mess with them and growl a little, if you knew me, you would know I wouldn't hurt a fly. I have gotten used to the humans who bring the big boxes and envelopes everyday, they even say hi to me. They are cool, so I don't mess with them anymore.

I am still working on getting my own office, but for now, I just share with my mom. I guess it is fun being out in the open where I can keep an eye on what is going on. I get more treats that way. Well, it is about time for my afternoon nap and I think my mom should be back soon. I need to steal a treat off her desk before she gets back.

Have a great day humans! Nice to meet ya!


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Writer's Block

It is Wednesday. Middle of the week, not a very exciting day. I have lots of things on my to do list both at work and at home and I don't feel like doing them really. I really need a shot of "get your butt in gear." Maybe a little afternoon pick me up will help? We'll see. Well, long story short, I got nothing. Maybe someone will hijack my blog and give you something good. I will leave you with the picture of my wreath I promised, and especially for Annie. It was a lot of fun!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

My Favorite Things Giveaway!!

Yesterday, I promised that I would be back today with a giveaway! Because it is the holiday season and everyone LOVES getting presents, I thought I would give you all a special treat. I am giving away a cute gift pack of a few of my favorite things for the holiday season!! Not only a few good things for you, but a few things you can share, like some of my favorite holiday recipes! I am going to make it very simple to enter!! Just leave a comment on my blog. You don't have to have a blog to win either! but if you don't, make sure you leave me your email address so I can contact you to send you the goodies!! You have until midnight (CST) on Sunday, December 6 to enter!! Be sure to enter, and tell your friends!! You can even tweet about it, just copy @beccarie!

Happy Holidays!