Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Tuesday Talk...



You wanna talk about something today?  Well, linkup with some fabulous girls for some Tuesday Talk - JessicaLizStephanie or any of the other hosts.  :)

I have no idea what to talk about today.  It's snowing like crazy here in Central Wisconsin.  I am debating on if I'm gonna do anything today.  I'm supposed to go tan at lunch & then venture to my grandparents' for supper but I am not too sure that I want to drive in this stuff & it's just supposed to keep going & going.  I loathe snow.  I really do.  The cold, I can deal with that, it's the snow that I cannot stand.  Grrr.

I did have this during lunch though:


I had some snuggle time with Chandler during lunch & she's my cranky girl so anytime she wants to snuggle, I oblige.  :)  Wish I was still home with her watching Netflix under my Badger blanket with her.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Musical Monday / Weekend Update...


  Musical Monday:  The Hideous Exhibitions of a Dedicated Gore Whore by Rob Zombie.  Have I mentioned before that I love Rob Zombie?  If not, I love him...his music anyway.  His movies are a lil too out there for me & his latest one - 31 - with psycho clowns in it, don't think so!  Eeek!

  Weekend Update:

    Friday - I was pretty crabby after work so I took the trip to Stevens Point - which is becoming more & more of a happy place for me -  to get some Starbucks & visit the Co-op.  I was on the search for Thieves essential oil but they didn't have any so I bought Jasmine.


  Then I got home so Paul & I could head out to the casino for some gambling & supper.  The best thing about being out there, I got a Chocolate Covered Cherry - hot cocoa, with almond liqueur, grenadine & whipped cream.  Delish!

    Saturday - I got up & had a message from my youngest brother asking if I could cut his hair.  So, I did his hair & then my other brother came over as well for a cut.  Then I spent the rest of the day with Jill & the kids.  By the end of the night, we really needed some wine & Bad Moms & that's just what we did.


    Sunday - I was up early & got on top of doing my Sunday chores, making chicken noodle soup & turtles for my grandfather.



*see if you can spot my oops turtle in this picture...

Then it was time to settle in for the Packer game.  My brother, Dalton, came over at halftime to enjoy some soup & the rest of the game with us.  They won & will be headed to Dallas this coming weekend to take on the Cowboys!  Eeek!


Then I took a shower, talked with Trouble on the phone for a bit, did my nails, watched some Chelsea & then went to bed to read & such.  :)

Friday, January 6, 2017

Friday Five...


Why, hello, everyone.  'Tis that day of the week when we all pick five things to talk about.  So, if you would like to linkup you can head on over to Karli &/or April.


My five this week is ways to stay warm when it's frickin' freezin' in Central Wisconsin.


  1.  Drinking warm beverages - coffee, cocoa, tea.  Add some Rum Chata or Baileys for a lil extra warmth.  


  2.  Set yourself on fire...or sit really close to a fire &/or space heater.


  3.  Take a long hot bath maybe enjoy your warm beverage as like Olaf is doing.


  4.  Bundle up like Randy does in A Christmas Story - "I can't put my arms down!"


  5.  Just stay in your nice warm bed snuggled up with your cats & a good book or Netflix.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Thankful Thursday...


  I am thankful...that I got to spend some quality time with my Bestie, Kim, last night.  We met up for dinner & chatted away about this & that & then we headed over to Maurice's to do a little shopping.

  I am thankful...that while shopping at Maurice's, I found a top that I really liked & didn't even look at the price tag just to learn that when I checked out it was on sale/clearance I got it for $5.28.  I don't think that Maurice's credit card was used to such a small purchase.  Ha!

  I am thankful...that Trouble contacted me yesterday & that she is thinking about spreading her wings & getting out from underneath her grandmother (my MIL) & her father (my hubby).  I feel that my MIL & hubby, while they think they are helping, keep Trouble dependent on them.  Trouble wants to move to where her boyfriend lives.  He lives about two hours away & she really likes the area & has started looking for a job there.  I feel that it would be beneficial for her to do so.  She needs to get out there & try to be independent & grow up.

  I am thankful...that I got my 2016 photo book done & ordered.  I cannot wait to get it.  It's always fun to look back through photos & I have made photo books through Walgreens since 2010 & they are all fabulous.  :)


So, what are some things that YOU
are thankful for on this Thursday?!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Currently...


Another month starting with another Currently linkup - awhoo hoo!  So, what does Anne have going on this month?  Well, come along & check it out!  :)

Gathering..."recipes" for my new oil diffuser.  Lately, it's been all about the eucalyptus because Paul has been sick for a week now & I got it a lil bit.  I told him that I'm gonna have a buy a new bottle of eucalyptus before I get a chance to crack any of my other bottles.  

Making...a whole lot of nothing.  We really have not had a sit-down meal in awhile because one of us has been busying doing something or we just don't feel like cooking.  Tomorrow, however, I do have on the menu to make chicken & rice with green beans.  So, we have that. 

Sipping...coffee with Sugar Cookie creamer.  It's delish but I am ready for something with some caramel in it.  I love me some caramel.  Yummy!

Following...lots on Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat.  My favorite to watch on Instagram/Snapchat is Taylor.  She cracks me up all the time.

Resolving...to be more aware of what I put in & on my body.  I am slowly going to more natural things & I'm liking it.  I've always been a bit of a hippie but I'm getting closer & closer with every day.  Ha!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Tuesday Talk...


You wanna talk about something today?  Well, linkup with some fabulous girls for some Tuesday Talk - JessicaLizStephanie or any of the other hosts.  :)

I'm gonna talk about the books I read throughout 2015.


I love James Patterson books.
Not only are they good, they are
such fast, easy reads.


I rarely read chicklit but when I do, 
it's one of Meredith's.  I met Meredith through
blogging on another site many moons ago &
I love supporting her.  :)


Harry Potter for the second time.
I decided that with our Spring Break
to Florida & to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
I knew that it was a good time to reread the series.


Right after finishing Deathly Hallows, I was able to jump
right into this gem.  I loved it & it was such a quick
read.  I didn't really like the screenplay format
but it's Harry & I would not resist.


I actually missed this book when I was done reading it!
I really enjoyed it.  I finished it up before the movie came out
& had a movie date with my friend, Jen.  It was awesome!


More James Patterson - well, of course!
This man releases books faster than any other author I know
so I'm ALWAYS behind on reading his stuff.


This book had me giggling out loud a couple of times.
After I was done, I passed it on to my grandma to read cuz she loves Ellen.  :)


I read Volume One through Sixteen of these
"graphic novels" & I was sucked right in.  I got/ordered eight 
compilation books to read & I learned that issues, 
volumes & books are all different.  Ha!


& the finally book of the year & final book of 
Meredith's that I need to read.  Now, I am ready for
her to come out with more.

Grand total:  Fourteen books & sixteen "graphic novels".  I think that's pretty dang good & I cannot wait to jump in my books/"graphic novels" for 2017.  The first one on my list is:


Makes Me Happy Pics...

& here are my feel good pics from the month of December:


My hubby got me a latte &
a coworker brought in delicious donuts.


Sunshine out in the first snow of the season
trying to build a snowman.


Downtown Stevens Point all decorated.


A yummy lunch & Gilmore Girls.


Tyrion playing in the snow.


Secret Santa Gift: Day 1.


Secret Santa Gift:  Day 2.


A cup of hot cocoa before bed.


Secret Santa Gift:  Day 3.


Sunshine & her gift from Greg, Jill & the kids.


My gifts from Greg, Jill & the kids.


End result of baking day with Jill.


More goodies from baking day with Jill.


All the cutouts made from baking day with my sister.


My Harry Potter book bag from Christa.


Attending the Packer/Viking game with
the hubby, uncle & cousin.

Jennifer & I at 1919 located in
Lambeau Field.


Great seats at Lambeau.


Me & the hubby at the game.

All the gifties under the Christmas tree.

A Christmas picture with my three favorite girls - 
Sunshine, Chandler & Trouble.


Chillin' in "Z"'s hunting blind with him.
 

A lip set made just for this girl - 
I LOVE MOUNTAIN DEW!!