shopping on black friday...check

This weekend was great. I love Thanksgiving! It is my favorite holiday with Christmas at a very close second. Every year we always wait to celebrate Thanksgiving until Sunday so Thursday my mom and I decided to put up our tree and all the Christmas decorations. We usually wait til the day after Thanksgiving but I was a little bored. Then we went to Walmart to get some shopping in. We bought my nephew some really cute stuff. I also got a little tree for my room which made me unbelievable happy. I love Christmas decorations! Seriously probably more than I should!

So after all the decorating got done we decided to go to Marie Calendars for their Thanksgiving dinner. Yes I said we wait until Sunday to celebrate but you can't not have thanksgiving dinner on thanksgiving. Just our entire family isn't always available on Thursday so those who are join us for a dinner out.

On Friday I woke up and got ready to go to the bank. As I was leaving I asked my mom if she wanted to go. She said she also needed to stop at the bank and go do a little shopping so that's what we did. I don't think I have ever really done the black Friday shopping before so that has been on my bucket list for a while but I don't think I would ever do the silly door buster shopping...those people are just crazy! So we had a jam packed day of shopping which was so much fun! Sales galore! Oh and mom got the best parking spaces at 2 different stores! Seriously--steps away from the doors. That never happens!

Saturday was pretty much the same story. I went to breakfast with the fam and then more shopping! Mom and I stumbled upon a massive Joann's sale so we ended up getting more Christmas decor. happiness..

Yesterday is when we did our big thanksgiving dinner. My family was watching the Green Bay game and I decided that Sue was probably as bored as I was so we went shopping...again :) We went to target and Pier 1 but I didn't buy any presents for anybody which was the plan. Just a game, a hat and some makeup...all for myself. Anyway, we came home and helped my mom out a little by finishing cooking the dinner. Sue made green bean casserole, which can you believe it, I have never had before. I'm not a huge fan of canned green beans though so that is probably why. After dinner we played apples to apples. Most of us had never played before so we had a lot of fun. Then I ended the day by watching one of my favorite Falalala Lifetime movies. I love Kristen Chenoweth and she plays a PR girl so I think I was destined to love that movie.

My cute little tree!



Guess what! I finally made it through the "B" movies! Whitney and I had a Bourne movie marathon on Saturday which was fantastic....except the fact I kinda had a headache when I left. Watching all three in one day was more ambitious than I thought it would be. But I still had a lot of fun. Then after I got home I watched all the Brian Regan dvds that I have and yesterday finished out the Bs with Bride Wars. I forgot how great that movie is. So silly.

Anyway, I am now officially onto the Cs. First up--Can't Buy Me Love! I can't wait!

I also got to see one of my favorite Christmas movies last night. I have been waiting all year and it was finally on. And bonus--I saw a commercial this morning. Its gonna be on again tonight! I think I may have to just watch it again.
(I promise not all I do is watch tv)

My dad finally finished all the work in the basement so now I have a place to workout again. For the past little while he has been closing off our storage room from the rest of the basement and walling it all off so its not so cold down there. Its finally done and looks great. And my room stays nice and toasty now. My dad also put in a cinnamon scented filter in our furnace yesterday so now our entire house smells like cinnamon. That always makes me happy.

It SNOWED! I love the first snowfall of the year. I love the smell of it especially. It is finally starting to feel like Christmas. It is definitely my favorite time of the year. I also bought the Glee Christmas album and have pretty much been listening to that non-stop for the past week.
(P.S. I am so excited for this week's episode. I LOVE Carol Burnett!)

Vegas is officially happening! Okay it has been official for a while now but I am getting more and more excited. Its going to be so great! I think I wanna buy a new camera before we go. Mine has kinda lived its life.

I found two pairs of jeans that I totally forgot I had yesterday. I decided to go through my dresser and clean out the things that I don't wear anymore and I found them. I have been thinking that I need new jeans but now I don't. Can't beat that.


you'll never know what Meryl Streep looks like

I've been slowly making my way through my movie collection and although I haven't yet finished the "B" movies, I couldn't wait to put up some quotes. This time I put more than one per movie. Go ahead, guess!
(Here is a hint: They all start with "B")
#1 "Smashing? What, did he hit you over the head with his charm?"
"I've been to the moon"
"He's been to Europe.
He's from Europe."
#2 "My avatar's dressed like a whore."
"Expecting what? A social security check?"
"Your eggs are from, like the 40s."
#3 "There must be steroids in macaroni."
"Wow I always wondered who lived here. I just thought it was Clay Aiken or something."
"I didn't know athlete had 3 syllables. That's a-ma-za-zing."
#4 "We wasted the good surprise on you."
"What's your name? He'll write it on the wall."
"I have a belly button."
#5 "Suntan lotion is good for me. You protect me--tee hee hee."
"When I graduated first grade, all my dad did was tell me to get a job."
"Stop looking at me swan."
#6 "Well there is the usual things. Chocolates...flowers...promises you don't intend to keep."
"I've been burnt by you before."
"It's not right for a woman to read. Soon she starts getting ideas and thinking.."
#7 "It's a black...tank."
"You're not the devil. You're practice."
"Should've tipped better"
"You look very fashionable. Apart from the mud."
#8 "St. James Josh. It's religious!"
"Three dimes, a hundred dollar bill, and 87 ones."
#9 "Yeah Danny. That's usually how it works. Otherwise they arrest you and charge you with rape.
"Help! There is a blind kid driving this train!"
Come on, GUESS!


happy veteren's day!

Happy Veteren's Day to all the vets out there. Thank you so much! Love ya bro!


i know i talk a lot about dreams but...

I keep having this reoccurring dream and I can't figure out why. I graduated college almost 7 months ago and I have to admit I was a little nervous about the possibility of not getting my diploma. I basically relied on my advisor to do my scheduling for me and I just followed what he said. However he got a job in another part of the school and left so the last year and a half I was pretty much on my own. So I started second guessing my choices and wondering if they met the requirements I needed for graduating but thankfully everything went great and I got my degree on time.

So my dream is kind of freaking me out. I am back in school and it is my last semester. I am taking all these classes that I like and are easy except for one. I can't stand this class. The teacher is so boring and talking about anthropology or something but in a really monotone voice like Ben Stein. I go to this class once and decide not to go again. However, I don't drop the class for some reason. I just don't go and I actually end up forgetting about the class completely until the semester is almost over. Then I start thinking that I have to go or I won't graduate and how mad my parents would be if that happened. So I start trying to get to this class but something always gets in the way and stops me. One day it is a massive blizzard. Another day the bus just keeps on driving and never makes any stops. Eventually these things stop but not until after the class has ended.

It seems like I never actually get to the end of the dream. I never find out if I get back to the class or graduate. I've had this dream now 3 or 4 times and I had it again last night. This time the bus keep driving but would only drop me off at the frat houses. When I refused to get off at one he would drive to the next one and then the next one... I really hope I don't have this dream again cause it's really stressing me out and I wake up feeling anxious. It's amazing to me how your body reacts to dreams. Like how you can be crying in your dream and you wake up and you have tears streaming down your face. Anyway, I thought maybe talking about the dream would keep me from having it again. That seems to work for me. I'll let you know if it comes back.