Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Hope everyone has a safe and warm holiday season.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

All for naught.

All for naught.
Originally uploaded by Sherrypg
Click on the photo to see some recent snow photos.

Friday, December 19, 2008

He's gonna kill me for telling you this.

Shorty came home from university yesterday for winter break. (Yea!) I knew he had been stressed with his finals (He had an online Trigonometry class that was eating his lunch.), but I didn't realize how that stress, on top of him being a male, would affect him.

Remember those SEVENTEEN rolls of wrapping paper? Those play an important part in this story.

He went into his bedroom and started wrapping Christmas presents he had brought home. After he had everything wrapped and was relaxing on the couch, I walked by the tree and saw a couple of packages had been wrapped in some paper I had purchased years ago for The Boy to wrap his presents to Daddy. How do I know this? Simple. The paper has stick figures on it and childlike writing that says "I Love My Daddy".

I chuckled that he would pick that paper to wrap the presents to his dad in that paper. Closer inspection showed that the presents weren't to his dad. They were for his aunts. Of course, I had to point out his mistake.

He had no idea that the paper was "Daddy" paper. "There are seventeen rolls of paper in there! Why did you pick that one?" "It was blue! I like blue!" I asked if he was going to re-wrap the presents. He said had wrapped the once, he's not doing it again. :)

To make me smile even bigger, he also had wrapped a present for his mom in the same paper!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

I had to go count.

I have 17 rolls of wrapping paper, y'all. SEVENTEEN.

You Are Generous and Loving

You approach the holidays in a warm, caring fashion.

You make sure everyone is taken care of, and you connect with all the people you know.

You think the holidays are all about personal relationships, and you enjoy making the people you love smile.

You'll go the extra mile to make sure everyone is happy.

Of all the types, you are the most likely to have the most types of wrapping paper.

You're also the most likely to include a homemade gift - even if it's just cookies or a funny card.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Compare and Contrast


Not Summer

That's a spicy meat-a-ball!

I am so looking forward to making these!

Heinz and Ocean Spray has teamed up to help make entertaining just a little bit easier.

The recipe?


* 1 16-ounce can Ocean Spray® Jellied Cranberry Sauce
* 1 12-ounce bottle Heinz® Chili Sauce
* 1 2-pound bag frozen, pre-cooked, cocktail-size meatballs


Combine sauces in a large saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring until smooth. Add meatballs. Cover and cook for 15 minutes or until meatballs are heated through, stirring occasionally.

Makes 30 appetizer servings.

Slow cooker Preparation: Place meatballs in a slow cooker. Combine sauces and pour over meatballs. Cover and cook 4 hours on HIGH.

Doesn't this sound crazy delicious? Mom Central sent me the cranberry sauce and the chili sauce so all I need is the meatballs. I think I will make them for a Christmas dinner appetizer.

Head over to Ultimate Party Meatballs for more goodies, including recipes, entertaining tips and a sweepstakes!

If you try them before I get a chance to, let me know how they are!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Fine. I'll do it.

Everyone else did it eons ago. I'm slow.

One Word Meme

Where is your cell phone? Charger
Where is your significant other? Recliner
Your hair color? Greying
Your mother? Roaming
Your father? Home
Your favorite thing? Sleep
Your dream last night? Forgotten
Your goal? Happiness
The room you’re in? Christmas-y
Your hobby? Reading
Your fear? Vampires (Shut up.)
Where do you want to be in six years? Slimmer
Where were you last night? Bookclub
What you’re not? Bigot
One of your wish-list items? Hard-drive
Where you grew up? Country
The last thing you did? Visited
What are you wearing? Jeans
Your TV? Plasma
Your pet? Dead
Your computer? White
Your mood? Content
Missing someone? Vinny
Your car? Pacifica*
Something you’re not wearing? Watch
Favorite store? C.J.Banks
Your summer? Travel
Love someone? Family
Your favorite color? Purple
When is the last time you laughed? Today
Last time you cried? August

*We were leaving the hospital the other night (Aunt had both knees replaced.) and we had to stop in the lobby while The Boy had went to use the restroom. The Commander went out to get the car and pull it up to the pick up area. After a bit, I saw the car pull up and told Shorty that he was here. I thought to myself "That was quick." Shorty went out the door to get into the car. The Boy came out of the restroom and we walked outside. There stood Shorty looking sheepish. He then turned around, opened the back door of the car and shut it a little better. About that time, my brain said, "That's not our car." Uh-oh.

Someone had the same kind and color of car!

Shorty had opened the door, started to get in and then saw a car seat in the back seat. Oops! Luckily no one saw him.

Poor kid.

I do a body good

Oddly enough, this is my favorite beverage. For serious.
Now give me my present.

You Are Milk

Your holiday personality is innocent.

The holidays make you feel like a kid all over again.

You love every part of the holidays, and you anticipate Christmas morning.

You enjoy getting presents as much as you did when you were young!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

I need your help.

I need a new phone. We have been with our current carrier for three years and since we have moved, we need to change carriers and get new phones.

I've been looking at this one...

Samsung Omnia™

From the website:
Samsung Omnia™
The Samsung Omnia helps keep even the busiest life in balance. It offers the best in features and functionality—all accessed through a full-sized, customizable touch display with drag-and-drop widgets. Loaded with Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional and a full HTML web browser, the Samsung Omnia also includes a 5-megapixel camera and a music player with FM radio—and it’s all wrapped up in a sleek package.

Five Megapixel. The professional auto-focus camera features panorama capture, cropping capabilities and smile/face recognition. In fact, a National Geographic photographer took the Omnia on photo shoots to Easter Island and Peru and found that his photographs rivaled those taken with a professional camera.

It also has Microsoft Office Word Mobile, Excel Mobile, PowerPoint Mobile, Bluetooth, Wi Fi and AND! internal GPS!! And Windows Mobile smartphones sync up easily with a PC so transferring files would be a snap. This would be great with my calendar.

Go have a look at it and tell me what you think.

Mom Central

I don't know what to get him/her!

There's always that one hard to buy for person.

Mom Central has something that just might help.

They have set up a great gift giving guide here Mom Central's 2008 Holiday Gift Guide. They have suggestions for Him, Her, Kids, Teens, Tweens and even Pets!

Bonus! They are even having a giveaway. Who doesn't like giveaways?

To be eligible to win the daily prizes, participants must register on Mom Central, log-in, and leave a comment on the post. In addition, if participants tweet or email friends about the giveaway, they can earn another entry! In order to earn the entry, they simply go back to the Mom Central Review blog and leave a second comment letting them know.

Have fun shopping!

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Cool Test

Not to toot my own hort (toot toot), but I made a 100% and a 83%.

This is a test to see how well you can remember. There are two parts - A and B, and each part will have 12 photos of faces.

You only have a short time, 4 seconds, to see each face before the program moves to the next face.

Part A will begin and when that is finished you can start Part B.

When Part B is finished, the test will begin.

The test will consist of showing 48 faces and below each face, you will have a choice of choosing whether you have seen the face, either in Part A or in Part B, or whether or not you have seen the face at all.

After you have made you selection for face number 48, your score will appear and you will be able to see the results.

Good luck.

Face Memory Test

The things I do for you.

I went out in four degree weather (feels like eight below) to take photos of our Christmas lights for my SurvivorWatchingBuddy.

Because I'm nice, I'm not only giving you a video of some of our lights, I'm giving you some audio of me walking through the snow.



Originally uploaded by Sherrypg
There are a few new photos on my flickr site. Come visit!

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Cool Contest!

The folks at True North are holding a really cool contest. They are looking for inspiring stories in America. The winner's story will be turned into a :60 commercial and aired during the Oscars! How neat is that? They are also giving the winner $25,000 to help in the pursuit of their passion. That's not too shabby either.

Here is a bit from their website:

A true north is that singular passion in life that causes you to leap out of bed in the morning and think, “This is why I’m here.” It can be something that leaves a legacy, empowers others, or simply makes the world a more interesting place to live. It could involve a handful of people or connect entire communities across the globe. While every true north is unique, we believe that each one has the power to inspire millions more.

There isn't much that gets me to leap out of bed in the morning, but I do try to help out when I can. I was on the Board of Directors for Big Brothers/Big Sisters for four years. I have taught Sunday School. I volunteered at my son's school. But there are so many people out there who have a deeper passion for helping. Are you one of them?

Get on over their and check out the site for more information!

Thanks to Mom Central for letting us know about this.