Monday, December 31, 2007
Oops, It’s a East Coast New Year

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We arrived safely in Maryland and have been spending the last couple of days having fun in between house hunting. This was Jas’s first plane ride and they gave her wings and a certificate on the plane. She was thrilled and says she wants to fly everywhere from now on. Sunday we went to the Boardwalk in Ocean City to get word famous Thrashers french fries (which we promptly drenched in apple cider vinegar as is the custom), but it was so cold and rainy that we didn’t spend much time actually walking the boards. Instead we went into Playland, which is this awesome arcade with all sorts of fun games for kids and adults. They give you tickets for winning the games and you later trade the tickets in for prizes. We must have been pretty good at the games because we ended up with 292 tickets. Jas had a great time redeeming them for all sorts of cheap junk.

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Today the hubster had to work at his new job so Jas and I went to the local zoo, the mall and the graveyard. An odd choice of amusements I know. I like to visit my grandparents when I come to town, and since they are six feet under at the local cemetery, that’s where I had to go. All in all it was a fun day. We have told Jas that we are planning on moving here and after spending Sunday at Ocean City and Assategue Island we have her official seal of approval.

Have a happy and safe New Year. See ya’ll in 2008!

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Friday, December 28, 2007
Oops, It's Most Farted
And now for your viewing pleasure, I present the scariest spin-off of Most Haunted to date – Most Farted. Not for the weak of stomach I assure you.

So enjoy kiddies while I finish packing my suitcase for our trip to the East Coast tonight.

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Monday, December 24, 2007
Oops, Santa's Coming

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After a long hard day of shopping, cooking and cleaning, the annual Daisy family Christmas Eve gift exchange and buffet was a rousing success. Now that all the family and friends have gone, all that is left to do is sit and wait for Santa Claus to come sliding down the chimney.

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Merry Christmas to you and yours from me and mine.
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Saturday, December 22, 2007
Oops, Gingerbread House Adventures

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Guess which gwanma was the hit of the 2nd grade gingerbread house making party? Arriving early (12:55 when the party starts at 1pm) means that you are put in charge of setting everything out for the party and delegating tasks to the other parents when they arrive. After Jas made her gingerbread house we made sure to beat feet before her teacher had me stay to clean up too. A Gwanma's got to do what a Gwanma's got to do.

Happy Holidays!

Betcha didn't know I could dance that well, did you?
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Thursday, December 13, 2007
Oops, Times a-wasting

You will not believe what I discovered by accident. I hardly believe it myself. Guess who carries the children’s book my granddaughter and I wrote? Target! Yup, the good old red dot boutique. Can you believe it?

And speaking of my granddaughter, we are giving her an extra special gift this Christmas. I had already finished shopping for her. We’ve purchased several items for her with her big present being a portable DVD player. But last night we purchased something a little bit more expensive. We bought a plane ticket for her. And tickets for the hubster and I as well of course. The hubster needs to be in Maryland for new years eve and new years day because the company he will be working for is moving to a new software package on those days. And since the hubster has been using that particular software package for a couple of years, and since he will be using it in his new job there, they want him to be a part of the conversion and lend his expertise. I thought it would be a perfect time for Jas to have her first plane ride and to get to spend some time with her. Because come March we won’t be in the same state anymore. Yes, they want him at the new job by March. That doesn’t give us much time to sell the house, especially when we haven’t even talked to a realtor yet. Times a-wasting so we’d better get on top of that. We’ve only known since the middle of October that we would be moving. Jas’s biggest concern about flying? What does she do if she has to go to the bathroom. I assured her that there are bathrooms on all planes. I also told her the flight is only 1 hour and 30 minutes. She was under the impression that the flight would be all day. No, it will just feel like it’s all day.
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Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Oops, Christmas is coming
I liked the pic that Sam posted of her tree so much that I posted a pic of mine! Ours isn't real like her tree however. {insert sad face} But that's what pine scented candles are for, eh?

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I also took a picture of myself standing in front of our tree. What beautiful natural blonde hair, right? Wrong... I went in for a trim and after trying unsuccessfuly to break the language barrier, I came out shorn like a sheep at springtime. And no, I'm not going to post a picture of my poor nked head. Lets just say there is alot less hair now. I'll take a pic of it in a couple of days when I'm not so depressed about it.

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Sunday, December 9, 2007
Oops, Company Christmas Parties

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The best thing about going to your spouses company Christmas party is when everyone wants to know if you will sign a few copies of your current book for them so they can give them as gifts to family and friends. That kind of company Christmas party I like!

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Although I must admit, I was a little concerned when the hubster won the “this bud is for you” award and thus inherited not only the Bud award but also the “Vote for Larry” paper hat with blinking lights. Where’s an adult when you need one?

Happy Holidays to you and yours!
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Saturday, December 8, 2007
Oops, Changes are Afoot

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Here is a pic of our exterior ilumination prior to the snows hitting. Imagine the same scene, ony with 6 inches of snow covering it and that would be how it looks now.

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In other news, it seems we will be heralding in the New Year on the East Coast. The hubster has to spend a few hours at the new job on New Years Eve, as they will be going live with a new software package then. Fortunately the hubster has been using that particular software for quite sometime now. So we will fly in for a couple of days around then. we dn't have to be moved until March or April so we still have a little time to get used to the idea of leaving the only home we have known for the last 13 years. This week I get the sad task of telling my seven year old granddaughter Jasmine that we are moving to the East Coast. I don't think she will take it well at all. Although I am sure she won't mind having long summer vacations at the beach with Gwanma.
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Thursday, December 6, 2007
Oops, My Chex Mix Bit back

All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth, or actually, to be more precise, one back molar. Sigh… Last night I was eating some homemade Chex mix while sitting in front of the fire watching TV while the snow fell, and all of a sudden, as I was chewing, I felt something hard and metallic in my mouth. I spit the Chex mix out (not very attractive I know) and what to my wondering eyes should appear but a nice gold cap. I didn’t recall any of the Chex mix ingredients being gold so I had to assume my dental work was malfunctioning. Oddly enough there is no pain, but the thought of my cap sitting in my Chex mix bowl, well it freaks me out to say the least. So please, send teeth for Christmas. Gold teeth preferably. A gold molar to be precise.

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Did you notice I mentioned that S word? Yup, we had snow yesterday. It was so pretty. It was one of those white fluffy snows. I had to drive downtown in the midst of the storm. Although I profess to detest snow, I must secretly admit I actually love it. I really do. In fact, my favorite poem is called Snow. So there I am yesterday, in the snow storm, driving downtown in my warm cozy Tank SUV with Pink Floyd playing on the CD player and big fat snowflakes bouncing off my windshield. It doesn’t get much better than that. Today the snow is just an slushy nasty mess and the roads are full of rude dumbass drivers who got their licenses out of a gumball machine.

I have news. I have big news. Here I am mumbling about gold teeth and slushy snow when I should be telling you my big news. My really big news. Remember the little trip to the East Coast we made in October so the hubster could go on a job interview? They have been in negotiation talks ever since and this morning all things came to a head. The final offer was made and accepted. So the hubster must be in Maryland no later than April 1st to begin his new job. Meanwhile, even though we knew this was coming, we still haven’t listed out house with a real estate agent. There are so many things we must do and do fast. I don’t want to be stuck here in the Midwest by myself while the hubster is back East starting a new job. … Or do I? Heh heh… I have mixed feelings. I don’t want to leave my sweet little granddaughter. And when I think about all the amenities a big city like Indianapolis has to offer as opposed to the little rinky dink town we would be moving to, well it’s a hard choice. Decisions, decisions.
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Monday, December 3, 2007
Oops, the weather is frightful

You know what they say .... The weather outside is frightful but the fire is so delightful - when there's no lace to go, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. The problem with that theory is I am out of firewood and I do have several places I need to go. The snow however will still be coming, or so they say. Yup, tomorrow night we are supposed to get our first measurable snow of the season. Crazy since it was 60 degrees on Sunday. Then today it was 38 degrees (even though it felt like 10 degrees). They have a saying here in Indiana - if you don't like the weather, wait a minute, it will change. In the 12 years I have lived in Indiana that has proved to be a very true statement.

Well what has Daisy been up to now that she doesn't blog everyday (other than eating pie). I have been busy going to the chiropractor since the car accident of October 28th. The good part is it has helped my neck I believe. The bad part is I believe that it has made my poor back worse...much worse. And now I discover that the chiropractor I have been going to is not a doctor at all. In fact she isn't even really a chiropractor I don't think. She is merely a "medical technician". That could mean anything. It could mean that she took a 2 hour class on emptying bed pans. Or it could mean she has 27 college credits in medical procedure. Who knows? All I know is I don't trust her and my back has been worse since I have been seeing her. It's probably not a good thing when you get bruises all over your body from the chiropractor, eh?

I have been busy preparing for Christmas also. I have most of my limited Christmas shopping completed. I say limited because I am cutting back this year. Normally I go crazy with gift buying. This year I am giving the kids and hubster just a few well chosen gifts and not buying for extended family. We may be moving out of state in January or February so I want to keep my purchases to a minimum. With that being said I must admit I have already spent about $700 on Christmas. But most of my shopping is completed. I mailed the last of the Christmas gifts off to my daughter in Germany on Friday. It’s hard to believe it has been a year since I last saw her. I miss her and her little pug Booger so much. I miss my son in law too I have to say. As far as son in laws go he is tops. I am very fortunate.

I’ve been sleep deprived as of late. If anyone has a cure for my problem please share. You see, I go to bed usually around midnight each night. Later on the weekends. On the weeknights I lay in bed and watch 30 minutes of “King of the hill” and then turn the TV off and fall asleep almost instantly. Sounds great so far, right? Here is the freaky thing. Every morning I wake up at 4:30am with a stuffy nose. I blow my nose and try to lay back down, but I get panicked thinking I won’t be able to breathe. So I usually end up going downstairs and falling asleep while sitting up on the TV room sofa. This is every damned night. Every damned night I tell you!!! All I want is to be able to get a full nights sleep and breathe too. Is that too much to ask? It’s quite frustrating.
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