Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Thanksgiving Break, Part 1

Wow what a trip! The Friday school got out I turned dingbat and got noooone of my homework done. I was a vegetable, and my computer is being dumb. USB ports not working, Internet being sketch. I was not wanting to buy a new computer. Seemingly, my computers seem to average me about 3
Anyway, I lounged around Aunt Audries taking afternoon naps and everything fabulous until Luke arrived at LAX the Monday before Thanksgiving. On Tuesday, was our first day of trip at Disneyland! (You're not getting all the pics because some will be our Christmas card.)

Tuesday was a cram day. We crammed in as many rides as possible. You know the cool exciting ones. Space mountain, Indiana Jones, Thunder Mountain Railroad. When we'd done that we hit up shows. Bugs Life and Alladin though Aladdin experienced technical difficulties so we got bumped.

I creeped on this family that read the whole way through the Tower of Terror line. I would like to have a poster of them in my class.

Luke loves the Buzz Lightyear ride. Well actually Luke loves shooting and keeping score...same dif.

Take notice of the differences between our scores. Luke maxed out the display.

Wednesday we recovered and returned to vegging at Aunt Audries. Luke's Brother Jay came through "town" with a couple friends and we met them at Chipotle for lunch.

To be continued, I can no longer stall getting out of bed by blogging as I am officially late.
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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Lounging in LA

I'm at Aunt Audrie's! Made it here just as the sun was setting! So pretty!

Her home is so familiar and cozy!
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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Of Mice and Vampires

The things that have been on my mind as of late.

Notice that not one of them is school work which has consumed my life as of late. Ok almost consumed my life. Jennifer and I managed to squeeze in a trip to the blood bank where she won us two tickets to a midnight showing of Breaking Dawn.

Apparently you have to wait 8 weeks to give blood. Im up again Dec 6th.
So we rebelled against our sleep schedules, and headed to the movie. Along with every other Twilight fan.

On the last release can we just declare a holiday?

Also pictured is my leaves scarf, finally finished!

Any tips for taking better pics in a dark theater with an iPhone?
We managed to keep our eyes open til it started, and then we had no trouble staying awake.
The next morning however was interesting as I had taken a sub job not remembering why I had left Friday blank. One of my little guys made my day though as he brought me this pretty flower!

Lastly, a Little MissMatched catalog found me yesterday. I'm crushing on these classic Mickey Mouse socks. I'll have to pick some up at the shop in Down Town Disney.

How will I end up there you ask? Luke and I are spending Thanksgiving with Aunt Audrie, Grandpa and Shan. We're planning to make a nice little side trip to !Disneyland! with some early Christmas present 3 day park hopper passes. Luke flies into LAX on Monday! Woooh! So excited!

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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Packaged All Up

Apparently I am a lover of quick and easy food.

These are the greatest for on the way to work breakfast. Yay for crumbies on fresh clothes. Lucky for me, bagel crumbs are dry and brush right off. My favorite cream cheese flavor as of this morning? Chive and onion.
Also fabulous as of late is the Keurig coffee maker one of my peers has. I have envy, and have enjoyed the delicious

as well as

The later takes the cake.
They make tough competition for the once again seasonal white peppermint mocha by Starbucks I had at a coffee rendezvous with my dad.

This computer warning is making me curse under my breath.

As is this stupid scarf that is not relaxing to knit and does not help me relax before bed. It's been in the works since 2008 and I'd like it done so I can move on.

Aside from all the US-ual reasons I miss Luke, here are some that are in the forefront this week:
1. Cold sheets. The temp has dropped and things are a wee bit chilly. This is when having a Jacob Black, werewolf, always warm husband comes in handy.
2. The latest book in the Eragon series just came out. While I love that he reads, and reads stuff I'm into, it'd be nice to hear from him every once in a while. If I was there in person I could just invade his space.
3. I totally miss invading his space. Like taking whatever I'm working on, sitting as close to him as possible and then continuing whatever I was working on. (he looooooves this one.)
Counter argument:
It's crunch time at school. I'm a wee bit snappy. It's nice that when we DO see each other were 100% focused on each other and we have good chunks of quality time carved out.

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Shattered and Dyed

Coolest presentation ever! Allison C taught us why you need to know math when dying hair!

Then we got to practice!

Chris was NOT too happy with that smell!

Also last week:

We went to one of our local fire stations on a field trip.

Costco find!!! Hooded ruby red pea coat! Swoon! $49 suckas!

Finally finished my vest! (free pattern called Sexy Vesty on Ravelry) credit to aunt Maggie for the pictures and CA orange tree backdrop.

Also, totally eyeballing this book in my classes scholastic book order. I have almost bought it before but now that my master teacher can get bonus points for my purchase...hmmm....

I took three CSET tests this weekend. My science re-take, along with World and US history. They were hard. Normally I can say how I did after a test. On this one I'm not sure. I CAN say that my essays either saved me or hurt me "real bad."
Also, I dropped my Maui Jim's that are the benefit of having a golf professional husband this morning. The lens shattered between it's safety layers. It's a sad day as they have already been sent in once for free repair.

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Sunday, October 30, 2011

No Trick

Just a TREAT because I squeezed in all my schoolwork and left EARLY Friday morning to be with Luke for Friday, Saturday, Sunday, AND Monday! I am one happy girl. It snowed just before I got here which means it has been COLD but that makes good snuggling weather.

I have found that I hardly even mind the sound of football this trip. In fact this trip I'm even finding myself liking it, because that means Luke's around and he's happy to be just sitting. (He doesn't even mind me invading his snuggle space since the game is on and I'm not complaining!)

On my agenda was pumpkin carving as we have never ever carved pumpkins together. Well check that off our list because we got not 1, not 2, but 4 pumpkins to carve!
Don't worry all you mom's out there. Luke even wanted to switch knives before I took the picture.
We picked up this handy dandy wrappy bendy tri-pod from REI that will hold our camera and our phones!  The cost  was $10 including taxes! Now we can take pictures of ourselves!!
Picture below, Left to right: owl(mine), our initials (mine) Hun from Mulan(Luke) Mike Rosowski monsters inc. (Luke)

Why is it that pumpkin seeds always sound like a better idea than they are? The first couple handfuls=yum. Especially if you use garlic salt like I did. Then you're just chewing and chewing on plant.

Sunday brought more football. Luke was happy for the 49ers win. I made some homemade chili, cornbread, and cooked up some sliced apples in a pan with cinnamon, brown sugar, and butter. YUMMY! All that seems to have made up (more or less) for the fact that Luke and I will be watching all 4 Halloween Town made for Disney TV movies this weekend.
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Friday, October 28, 2011

THAT person on the plane

Ever wait in line to get on a plane and there's that one person sneezing, sniffling, and blowing his/her nose. And you say a little prayer, please let me not be sitting anywhere near them or their airborne germs. Well folks, how embarrassing. I'm that person today. The lovely Fresno allergens hit me hard the minute I stepped out the door. Ive been sniffling and sneezing ever since.
Thanks for letting me confess my guilt.

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Big Plans

This weekend,
The Civil War Reenactment made the front page.

Nikki found the LAST Lego guy I needed.

The lumber jack! Isn't he cute?!

I also found out one of my favorite authors has released a new book!

Make believe world, make believe people. No possible way any of it could be true. And this author uses just the appropriate amount of scary for me. I think I'll enjoy this one.
Also, this time tomorrow I will be on a plane to see Luke!!!
It's been 2 months. Ugh.
Im making all kinds of plans for our weekend poor guy. We've never carved pumpkins together, so that's on the list. Along with watching at least one Disney Halloween movie (of the Twitches halloweentown persuasion.) Also I think I would like to nap on the couch against him while he watches some sort of sporting event. I have high expectations folks.
Speaking of Disney/Halloween. I have found my new favorite Disney show since Lizzy McGuire. Its called Jessie. Coincidence? I think not. Jesse is a nanny for 4 kids and an icky lizard.
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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Just Like Disneyland

The Civil War Revisited is. (Yep, the first graders have me talking star wars.) Friday night I kid sat so I waited up for the oldest to come home from a football game, then woke up at 6 to take another to cheer, followed by soccer. Whew. I'm not ready to be a mom. Also, Luke and I have pre arranged that he gets morning duty. And coaching duty.
Anyway, then I got all my gear on

and tromped(in my boots) ok really I stuffed myself and my hoop skirts in the car

And headed on over to The Civil War Revisited. I sat in on some lectures and did some history methods reading(I deemed it appropriate.)

Only here would you see people waiting I'm line to take pictures with and get autographs from a reAl looking Abe Lincoln. Just like Disneyland.

This year there was a evening battle. It was very vivid, almost eerie real feeling.

The cooling air really caused the haze from the fire to be thick. The darkening sky allowed us to see the fire come out of the guns and cannons. I could feel the heat radiating when the cannons were fired.
What a great opportunity for learning! I can't wait to go back tomorrow.
Ps. I have 4 free tickets. If you want them get in touch!

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

This Week

I've been indulging:



And for my break?
Search Yeo Valley Official ad
(music videos by an organic dairy farm group in the UK)
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