Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Um, Santa You Forgot...

'I wish' .... Santa would have remembered _____ was on my list!

Oh, Santa- You forgot a few things... Things that have been on my list for a few years now.... Um, I am hoping you don't put me on the naughty list for posting your forgetfulness for all the world to see..but come on!!! How many times does a girl have to ask?!?!

I have been working on it on my own.. but I am not having much luck-please Santa, Grant me the ability to hide my facial expressions!!!
It is such a horrible problem.. One a girl like me should never have... It kills me to hurt peoples feelings...but sometimes my face gives me away... for instance in the grocery store last week... I didn't mean for my jaw to drop when I nearly ran into a makeup-less co-worker of mine, I didn't mean to indent my eyebrows when trying to figure out a gift from a friend. I didn't mean to smile really big when a certain someone text messaged me (causing everyone around to ask me who it was..).. Why o'why does my face betray me daily?
If I am happy, sad, disgusted, scared, or angry everyone knows it before I even say a word. The people around me are well aware of this..they often take advantage of my little problem.. when someone wants to know if they are wearing the right outfit, got a cute haircut...they always come to me...because they know my thoughts without even asking.. It is a problem and Santa.. and I think its time you did something about it..

Oh yeah, and why your at it.. help me say NO to CARBS, Fried Foods, and just one more bite.....
I know it's after Christmas and all..but it is kind of your fault for forgetting right??? Um, don't be offended when I leave a ginkgo galoba pill
(it should help with your memory)
and a glass of
water instead of your
regular cookies and milk... You
might wanna lay off the carbs to...
Um, just sayin'

Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas 2009

Christmas 2009 has already come and gone! I just can't get over how swiftly the holidays passed this year. As always I had a wonderful Christmas... it was just different this year...

For one thing was the weather was nuts!!! On December 23rd It was 56 degrees outside.. it was lovely and everyone was enjoying the weather. Families were outside, birds were singing, the sun was shining..Ok Ok, you get it. It was nice out : ) But once the sun went down.. so did the temps and something ugly blew in..rain and wind! The rain and wind turned into sleet and snow...and before I knew it... we were all trapped inside our homes! In just of a matter of hours. It was nuts. I didn't want to be trapped in my own home so I drove over to my parents with an over night bag. Since my parents and I live in the same town, I never spend the night...EVER.. so my Mom and I were excited about this....

My Mom was in the kitchen putting the last minute things in the oven and mixing up different dips and appetizers. I was in the living room with my Dad watching the weather channel. We had family that was supposed to join us for Christmas Eve dinner.. they called and said, they were coming earlier to beat the bad weather! So I started helping my Mom and we were trying to hurry things along..when we got another phone call..they couldn't make it. The roads were to bad! When we got the call we were all standing in the kitchen, we looked at each other and died laughing.. Sure we were sad that weren't going to make it but we were cracked up about our dinner! Only 3 people were going to be there..and enough was prepared for 15- but that is not even the funny part!! We cooked all the side dishes and the other part of our family was bringing the Turkey and Dressing and the HAM! So we sat down to a meatless meal, it was one we will never forget!

After our enormous meatless meal- we all sat down and watched the Christmas Story. It is hilarious to watch with my Dad! Everything cracks him up and he has the best belly laugh ever... it makes me laugh just to see and hear him laugh... My dad hits the hay early so my Mom and I stayed up most of the night talking.. it was really nice. I really enjoyed being snowed in with her...

I slept in my old room. It was weird how everything was different... I laid there and was flooded with tons of good memories. I was feeling very nostalgic, trips down memory lane are good for the soul. I let myself get lost in the memories and fell asleep to the faint familiar hum of snores from down the hall. The next morning when I woke up my mother said:

Mom: How did you sleep?
Me: Wonderful, I don't remember having such fabulous sheets growing up...
Mom: Um, I don't think they sold New Kids on The Block Sheets in 1000 Thread Count, Becky!
Ha Ha Quick Mom, real quick...

My Mom decorated one of her bathrooms really cute this year... It is a super inexpensive way to decorate for Christmas... I am hoping I remember to do this next year... : )

In the rush of trying to get my things packed before the storm hit.. I forgot my camera so I didn't take any pictures of my family this year... that is really weird for me.. I am going to be a tagging fool when the facebook pictures start popping up!

I did get a picture of my boy Lou with his Christmas tie on... He loves it! Can't you tell.. Oh, and he is laying on one of my favorite OU quilt! Hand stitched and made with love.. my favorite kind : )

My family eventually all got together and we exchanged gifts and laughs. We loved on one another and talked about the days gone by... we talked about the upcoming year... and just had a wonderful time... So yeah, Christmas 2009 was different..but it was still wonderful.
I am blessed beyond measure.
While cruising action alley @ Wal-Mart this caught my eye and cracked me up! I thought I would share...

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas Crack

I have never been much in the kitchen and I have never claimed to be.. to be honest- I am just lazy! The cooking is fun but the cleaning up STINKS. So unless I get a whim I spend very limited amounts of time in the kitchen. There has been days upon end that I never even enter the kitchen. *Gasp* I know, right?

But I stumbled upon a recipe the other day...that caught my eye and I immediately had to make it. I called up some friends and I told them I was going to make something..and they all began to worry about me.. I quickly calmed their fears.. after I told them how easy it was to make..

So even though several other bloggers have made this and passed it along.. I thought that I would too... I hope you try it. It is so very yummy and delicious.


1 sleeve saltine crackers

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup real butter

2 cups chocolate chips

¾ cup chopped pecans (optional)

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees, and line a 10" x 15" with foil (the kind of sheet that has raised edges!). Spray with Pam, or grease VERY lightly with butter. Cover the cookie sheet with a single layer of saltines. Bring butter and brown sugar to a boil. Boil for 3 minutes, stirring with a whisk. Pour over the saltines, and try to spread it as evenly as possible.Place in the oven and bake for 5 minutes. When you remove it, the caramel mixture will be molten and boiling; allow to cool about 3 min, or until you can see the crackers distinctly, which will have shifted while baking. Push them back into order with a fork or knife.
Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the toffee and let sit for about 5 minutes to melt. Once melted spread chocolate evenly. If desired, sprinkle on pecans and press lightly into the chocolate. Let cool a bit and then transfer to fridge to harden.

Once hard, break the candy into small pieces and place in an air tight container.

And share it.. because if you don't....

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Itouch Apps?

I haven't been feeling well the last two days. In fact on Monday I left work early and I didn't even go today.. It feels odd being home because I never call in. Ihave had some weird stomach stuff going on. Just extreme nausea. Horrible. Ugh. While I am feeling better.. I am not 100% but I so have to go to work tomorrow.
When I wasn't trying to lay very very still. I was on my itouch perusing my favorite apps. I was catching up on all the twitter updates when I came across this on.. Twitpic. It cracked me up. He swears he didn't know what shirt he was putting on.. because it was 4 in the morning.. I was wondering.. if its a concern, why do you have the shirt in the first place.. Silly Boy!
Speaking of Itouch/Iphone Apps. Which are your favorite Apps and Why?

Sunday, March 29, 2009

What a Difference a Day Makes.

I woke up Saturday morning to a cold dreary day. The weather forecast had been made but I had to see it for myself to believe it. It was the end of March and it was snowing. Just the day before, I had taken my class out on the playground. I had worn capris. Then Saturday I stood on my porch freezing, as I watched the wet white snow fall to the ground.

Sunday morning I woke up to the sun peeking into my window. I walked outside to see the only trace of the snow was melted and running down the sides of the streets.. A passerby would assume that a spring shower had brought on the wet ground. On the way home from church, I noticed the budding trees and the brown grass turning to green. I thought to myself, Wow! What a difference a day makes.

Spiritually speaking isn't this how it is in our own lives? How many of us have woken up to a bad day, bad news, temptations, or trials? I know I often find myself thinking- Oh, No! I must get used to this. This is what I have to live with. This is my lot in life. (I know dramatic huh? - but Oh, so true.) We often get stuck in grey dreary days because we accept it instead of relying on God to bring on a new day. A day where the clouds are gone. A day where the old is made new. A day where the remnants of the past are being washed away.  

Just seeing that tree today after the snow yesterday made me think about that.. and how I often allow myself to stay stuck in situations..but today I am making a vow to myself,  to always hang on.. For tomorrow is a new day. One full of the blessings of GOD!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Friday Fun

Here are the rules:
a. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search ( b. Using only the first page, pick an image.
c. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into fd’s Mosaic Maker (
d. Save the image and blog it!

1. What is your first name? Becky
2. What is your favorite food? Chips and Salsa
3. What is your favorite color? Navy Blue
4. Favorite drink? Pink Lemonade
5. Dream vacation? Bora Bora
6. Favorite Hobby? Scrapbooking
7. What you want to be when you grow up? Having no regrets
8. What do you love most in life? Togetherness
9. One word to describe you? Happy

Yeah, I am still alive!

Hmm, What does one say after a 3 month unannounced hiatus? Yeah, I've got nothing. I have missed blogging and visiting your blogs so much-but I don't really have an excuse other than I got really busy and at the end of the day...blogging my thoughts and daily adventures were not a priority. Now things have calmed down a little and I have really been wanting an outlet.. I have made a promise to myself though! Yeah- Um, I do that. I promise not to let myself stress if I don't have anything witty to say. I promise to not beat myself up if I miss a day or two.. And my promise to you all is that I will be a more faithful blogging buddy!

It's nice to be back! I hope some of you still remember who I am.. and I hope this out of no where post doesn't knock the breath out of some of you from the shock of

Happy Friday Friends-