November 8, 2011

Mish Mash

I feel like all I’m doing lately is playing catch up.  In life and on this blog!

Since I last posted, Cooper had another ear infection (shocking!), I had a mild stomach bug, Lee got the flu, then I got the flu.  Whew.

Somehow, Cooper managed to escape the flu.  I have no idea how, but I am SO SO grateful.  We all 3 got the flu shot also.  This was the first time I’d gotten it, and the first time since 8th grade (when I had to miss the Valentine’s Day dance) that I have had the flu.  Does that tell you anything about my decision to get the shot next year? 

Work is incredibly busy.  Between a typically busy year end, and a huge change my company is making, I have not been this busy since I started working here 3 years ago.  I don’t mind it though.  Makes the days go by faster.

I am sad that, because we are SO busy with work, (oh and that little thing called vacation days that no longer exist because of all the sickness since September) we aren’t going to get to start the annual tradition of having a little family Christmas getaway that I have been wanting to kickoff.  Maybe next year.

The good news about being sick so much lately?  I have lost as much as 10 lbs in the past 6 weeks.  I have managed to keep a steady 7 of it from coming back.  Yippee!  Haha.  My clothes don’t really fit any differently, but I’ll take anything :)

We have had 3 earthquakes in the past 3 days.  We live in Oklahoma.  Not normal for us!  What is normal is tornadoes, but not in November.  And yesterday?  Tornadoes AND an earthquake!  StopitrightnowMotherNature.

I am already in the holiday spirit and I am honestly fighting the urge to bring down the Christmas decorations!  Ridiculous!

Speaking of the holidays, we are hosting Thanksgiving at our house this year, as I have mentioned.  I guess this means that I have to cook the turkey?  How?!  Advice?!  I don’t even like to eat turkey.  I wish we had a turkey fryer, I actually will eat fried turkey.  Hmmm…Oh, Husband!!

I finally finished a photo book of Cooper’s first year!!  The one I made is actually for our parents, but I am still so happy about it!  I want to do a separate one for us.  The grandparents’ one only has pictures, but I want to include milestones, fun memories, etc. in ours.  I had to start with the easier one because I put so much pressure on myself and then stress so much I just don’t even start it.  Ridiculous.

Eggnog latte is back at Starbucks!!  I wait for it to come out like a lot of people wait for the pumpkin spice latte :)


Michelle P said...

I had to make the turkey last year and I hated it! I didn't want to host, but everyone made me (we don't have any kids, yet there were around 20 kids at our house destroying everything). There's only 2 people living in my house (myself included), so trying to accommodate 30 people is hard! And I don't like turkey.

Sorry for the rant haha

Jane said...

I just got my invitation for Thanksgiving dinner ... because apparently this year we are classing it up a notch and sending invites via the mail. I can't wait! :)

KLaw said...

Holy cow mother nature. slow your roll!!

And Cooper is just too precious. Hope he feels better soon!

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

I have always wanted to try fried turkey!

I finished Jamie's book, it turned out so cute! All 92 pages! I used Shutterfly....what about you?

And the Egg Nog latte is like heaven in a {red} cup!! Just don't let anyone tell you how many calories that thing is packing! It's kind of rediculous.

Jax said...

YAY eggnog latte! I am so sorry everyone has been so sick! :( Major boo. Dude. Our jobs have been so cray cray. Something is going on in the tower.. haha.. And um.. also.. how much does it scare you to work in the tallest building in Tulsa during these quakes? Right! Crazy. I miss you, friend!

Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

WOW. Quakes and tornados? Yuck. I wanted to host Thanksgiving last year, but I didn’t know how to do a Turkey! Ha. I later found out Andrew knows how. Who knew?! AND, wait- you got the flu after the flu shot? What the hell? I have never had the flu or flu shot (knock on wood) but I can’t believe you 2 got it the shot. At least Coop didn’t :)

Jennifer said...

I like turkey but working with it before hand and rubbing the butter and stuff under the skin is so freaking gross. I want to pick your brain about the photo books. I did a quick on shutterfly that I had a groupon for but I need to do another one (better one) for Jeff's parents. Let's discuss. Love you