Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Busy, Busy, Busy!!!!!

It is amazing how quickly an open week with nothing to do gets completely jam-packed, booked solid.  But I guess that is to be expected around the holidays.  Normally I am not one to utilize the calendar on my phone much. Sad, I know, but I like to think that I can keep everything straight in that little ol' brain of mine.  But the craziness of this week has forced me to input everything into my calendar so that I can keep times and places straight.  And just to be sure that Hubs can't claim that I didn't tell him knows exactly what is going on, I input everything into his phone calendar as well! :-) No excuses! lol
Pretty sure that this is how I will feel by next Monday......

Tuesday - Dinner with Hubs, my parents, Aunt, Uncle, cousin, and cousin's bf.  I the past we all got together Christmas Day but because my Grandpa passed away this year and my Grandma is in a nursing home we decided to do dinner and drinks instead!

Wednesday - Dinner with Hubs, my parents, and college roomie, K! VERY excited to see K! It is so hard to get together with her during the holidays due to her crazy work schedule. 

Thursday - My annual shop-til-you-drop shopping day with my dad.  Granted, I think he would prefer the day to be a one stop shop at the jewelry store.......too easy Dad......too easy!  I look forward to this tradition EVERY.SINGLE.YEAR!  I cannot even begin to tell you how much fun my dad and I have while shopping.  Of course we always take a breather and grab lunch and a brewski. 

Friday - Christmas get together with friends of the family.  Our friends have three kids that are all around my age (and are either married or have significant others).  So between their schedules and our schedules it is quite difficult to orchestrate this get together.  Sadly, last year we were never able to find a time that worked for everyone so we weren't able to get together.  So we have some making up to do this year!

Saturday - Dinner at one of my best friend's houses.  I haven't seen A in what seems like FOREVER! Oh wait, it has been forever.  Not only do I get to see A and her husband but I also get to meet their new puppy!

Sunday - Colts vs Jacksonville.  This is a must win for my Colts!!!!! And of course, dinner at the Claddaugh after the game with Hubs and my parents.  Mmmmmmm......Irish food!

Phew! I am worn out just going through our schedule for this week.  Oh, and to top it off......work has been very hectic!  I still have some vacation time left that I need to use so I thought I would try to take a day off today or tomorrow but since the CPA's are coming in to do fieldwork today and tomorrow that is a MAJOR no go.  :-(  C'est la vie!

Hope you all have a wonderful day! Try to stay warm!
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Monday, December 13, 2010

Playtime in the Snow

It snowed in my neck of the woods over the weekend.  Now, we didn't get anything like Minnesota or Michigan saw but we did get enough to have some fun!

 Rooney was resting up for all the fun that was about to be had.

Buerly LOVES snow! He loves to chase it, eat it, bite it, run around in it and just go crazy.

Attacking the snow.....nothing new

Rooney, on the other hand, was not very impressed.  We think he was scared of the shovels so he chose to hang out in the garage and watch from a safe distance. 

Buerly cracks me up! The dog has ups!

This picture completely sums up Rich and Rooney's relationship. Rooney is ALWAYS chewing on Rich so Rich messes with him......it is a vicious cycle!

"Mama! Mama! Mama!!!! It is far too cold out here! Let me back into the house so I can go lay in my bed next to the fireplace!"

Not only did the boys have fun playing in the snow (all three of them), I also had a blast playing with my camera and capturing their antics.  I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!!!!
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Friday, December 10, 2010

Exercise.....or lack there of

It is FREEZING here!!!! And sadly, it is only going to get colder.  I am talking, single digits, zero and even negative degrees people......and not windchill......actual temperature!!!!! Gross!

That being said, I need to find some other way to exercise because there is no way in hell I am going to attempt to run outside in those temperatures. 

Hubs and I were both whining discussing the other night about how inactive we have been lately. 
Hubs: I seriously need to start exercising again. I felt so much better when I exercised daily.
Me: I agree.  I am starting to get a little fluffy around the mid-section.  But there is no way in hell I am going to run in the cold weather.
Hubs: Well, the other night I saw an infomerical on this exercise called Zumba.  Have you ever tried it?
Me: {laughing} No, but I have always heard great things about it.
Hubs: Well, I did some research and they say that you can burn up to 1,000 calories an hour.  And it looks like all they do is dance like crazy.  I think we should try it, it looks like fun.
Me: {bewildered, amused look on my face} Ooooookay......are you sure?!
So, here is where I need your help my blogger friends:

What are your thoughts on Zumba? Love it, hate it!?  Give the good, the bad and the ugly please.

Since we don't have a gym membership, taking a class is out of the question.  Is there a good Zumba dvd out there that any of you would recommend?!

Thanks in advance! :-) Have a fabulous day!
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