Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Raining raining raining

It's been raining for 2 days straight. Rain rain rain rain. I guess this is the "winter month" I've been hearing about on the radio?

Work has been canceled the last few days because of the rain and I don't think we'd have many people wanting to ride the train around anyways. I occupied myself yesterday by getting the car registrations renewed.

Today, I will take plastic bags to be recycled, take clothes to the dry cleaner, grocery shop, parboil and freeze some potatoes so we can have hashbrowns for dinner. Doing useful things instead of sitting around on my hindquarters today!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Hello 2013!

Working at the mall entertaining children in the holiday season means you work a lot a lot a lot a lot a lot a lot. And then you get really tired and kinda burnt out and want to hide under blankets in your house when you are off work and hibernate. I've had the last two days off work and it has been so relaxing. Great way to start the year. Made some tasty meals with Josh, went and saw some awesome movies, relaxed with the cats. Here's to a great new year!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

October Weekend Fun - Saturday

I managed to somehow have the entire weekend off work! Josh and I spent Saturday morning trying to track down something while running errands. Most of the tracking down was calling places from a parking lot so we weren't driving around willy nilly. Then we had breakfast at Einsteins and went and looked at a Dodge Dart. Mostly because I think they are cute and I was curious how big they were inside. I thought it had an okay amount of leg room for me. More than the Fiat we test drove awhile back. We're not buying a new car now, but it's fun to look.

We went home and watched "Five Year Engagement" with Emily Blunt who I think is one of my favorite actresses along with Emma Stone - they both make the best facial expressions. We had baked brie with a cranberry apple chutney for lunch (it was a Stonewall Kitchen Frozen Thing from Target) and it was tasty! We watched some funny stuff on YouTube like the new Table Top episode on Geek and Sundry and the Maria Bamford Show. And 100 Greatest Guinness World Records show which most of the records were just really bizarre.

Saturday night Josh wanted to take me to this italian marketplace and restaurant called Mandola's in the Triangle. He had been there for lunch with a coworker earlier in the month. Holy Moly it was GOOOOOOOOD. You walk in and order at a counter, pick a table, and they bring it to you. So it's a casual place but the food was really really delicious. We shared a tasty calamari and zucchini appetizer and some extremely yummy salad. Josh had lasagna and I had tortellini in cream sauce with peas and mushrooms. The tortellini had ham and chicken inside it and the lasagna had the best ricotta in it. We were so full but wanted to take home desert, so we picked out some cake, a small tart, and some cookies to take home.

I fell asleep watching Saturday Night Live and Josh tucked me into bed while I was talking about hamsters eating pudding.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Blog I Didn't Forget About You!

Sorry little blog - I had a travel-festival of August and then got sick and then had an awesome visitor and just pooped out on blog updating. Here is an apology balloon hat! Balloon Braid Turban Balloon Braid Turban

Monday, August 6, 2012

Summer Vacation: Friday Family Time

Friday morning I had eggs and toast made by Chef Dad, then I visited with Mom as we all got ready for the day. Mom and I played dress up adding a
necklace to my outfit and trying on her shoes.

I helped Deacon Dad set up the church for a funeral mass and went on the long car ride to Calumet City for the internment. The family invited us to join them for a funeral lunch at the Knights of Columbus hall. I know it sounds like a strange way to spend the first full day of vacation, but it was nice to be with Dad and chat and meet another family from church. Jane passed away after a long and interesting life and her family loved her very much.

After we got home, Dad and the kitty old lady of cute took a little nap while I tried on some clothes Mom had as a hand me down - free cute new pants wheeee!

We drove up to Evergreen Park where we had dinner with Bridget and Chris and Rookie. On the way we played classic car alphabet games that got pretty goofy - X stands for a Fox walking backwards...

Olympics! Watched the Olympics and ate pizza and exchange presents including Beavers... I brought Beaver Nuggets from Buc Ee's in Texas for Bridget and Chris they gave me a pink Webkins stuffed beaver as a belated birthday present! Great minds think alike hehehe!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Summer Vacation: Arriving In Chicago

On Thursday, I was dropped off at the airport by Josh and flew north to Chicago. It was my Mom's birthday yay and she and Dad picked me up at the airport. We drove back to Homer Glen and they had birthday dessert at Davidson's while watching Olympic Women's Gymnastics. I had a wee dinner of a kid's cheese sandwich meal.

Chicago Trip

And then we arrived to my parents house and were greeted by Miss Eeky the Loud Kitten Old Lady. She is such a sweet old cat lady. This photo is from Friday morning when Dad and I had breakfast together before spending time together. More to come in the next update....

Monday, July 30, 2012

Yesterday We Had Birthday Fun!


Yesterday was my birthday and I had a lovely day. I started the day with sleeping in and being cozy and reading birthday cards and birthday wishes online. My sister sent me this picture in a birthday email and it cracks me up! The hamster on the left looks so peeved!


Then we went to brunch at Pho Van and had tasty rice Vermicelli with pork or beef slices, and veggies and egg rolls mixed in. We've been here before and it is one of the best meals you can get in Austin I think. After enjoying our noodle bowls, we went next door to CoCo's Cafe to get almond milk bubble tea :)


It is probably no surprise to anyone that knows me, that I then went to a few pet stores to look at cute things. I had to work at 4 so I decided going to visit fuzzy creatures would be fun. We picked up some timothy hay and a new hut for the hammies and some wet food for the cats. And we picked up the softest tiny bunnies to pet.

And we visited Sophia the Two-Toed sloth at Zookeepers and got to watch her eat grapes as she wandered around her enclosure. I like her little face. And I had a little caique parrot on my head styling my hair.


Then Josh nicely took me to work so I could have an air conditioned ride. I chugged along on the train for a few hours and amused myself making balloon hats and flowers for people riding the train.

Josh picked me up around 8:30 and then we went and had late dinner of corn dogs at Der Wienerschtizel and some Tastee Freeze chocolate dipped cones.

We made to southern Austin to see a special showing of "The Dark Crystal" at the Alamo Drafthouse! I was excited the night before when I figured out they were showing it as part of their "Summer of 1982" movie event. I ended my birthday sitting in the theater watching Fizzgig and Jen and Kira run about.

Thank you for birthday wishes friends and family :)