Thursday, December 4, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Five names you go by:
5. Pookie-my dad's nickname, not Scott
Three things you are wearing right now:
2. itchy jacket
3. too tight belt
Two things you want very badly at the moment:
1. a comfy bed and my throat to stop hurting
2. a promotion/raise
Two things you did last night:
1. Had a work related meeting
2. played with Madison
Two things you ate today;
2. nothing else yet...but I'm starved
Two people you last talked to on the phone:
Two things you are going to do tomorrow:
1. work - ugh
2. WATCH TWILIGHT!
Two longest car rides:
1. Vancouver Canada- parents drove...I slept...I was 9 yrs old
2. Washington DC to Lubbock- end of a long tension filled road trip made it back in less than 24 hours! I think I still have a scar from the projectile Kleenex box that was launched at my head!
Two of your favorite beverages:
1. Diet Dr Pepper
2. Wine....do you have a problem with that?
Monday, November 17, 2008
I am sitting here on the couch...Scott's running a fever and layed down early and Madison is tucked away fast asleep. Martha is keeping me company as I search through recipes in search of "something different" as requested by my husband when we were discussing Thanksgiving dinner and side dishes. Thanksgiving is a big deal since I've moved to Dallas because my parents come HERE! I cook and mom and dad sit and relax and I get so much pleasure from that. The holidays are always hard for them....my brother's death is something we always remember and honor him most during the holiday season.
This last picture is in honor of my mother's wonderful Scottie, Duncan. He suffered several strokes over the last few months and my mother finally had to make the horrible decision to put him down just a few weeks ago. We will miss you Mr. Dunky Dog.....I love you!
Posted by katieP at Monday, November 17, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
So Scott and I went to Lubbock and on the way down there we talked about our lives and leaving and why we left and what would bring us back there, what we miss most. We were feeling a bit sentimental about going home and seeing friends.
Our weekend was just wonderful. Kelly's baby shower was really great...there were some issues trying to get people to participate in the games...but other than that she got alot of really nice things. Karington Bree is already a very blessed baby and she's still got a full month to go until we meet her!
I promise I will post pictures of the two baby quilts I have made in the last few months.
After the baby shower, several groups of friends came over to Brent and Kelly's (where we stayed) to watch the football game and eat. We had so much food! It was just great!
I have a few random (drunk) pictures that I probably won't post cause they really aren't of anything in particular....just groups of people standing around.
Anyway....several people made comments about Scott and I moving back to Lubbock...it made us really sad. I really do miss all of our friends there...but I loved most of the things about DFW too. Granted there are things I would change, if I could, but there are just as many of those things about Lubbock...I'm just not there to be reminded of them. I would love to be closer to my parents, I would love to live in a smaller town so that my commute was shorter, so I could be more involved in Madison's life in school and after hours. I feel so detached down here ....I'm a good hour commute away from where I live and while the train ride helps carry the financial burden of that aspect I still feel like I see the people on the train more than I see my family in the evening....I'm not there to drop Madison off at school, or pick her up...or able to have lunch with Scott every so often...I feel trapped in the "concrete jungle" so to speak.
I clocked the trip during 5 o'clock traffic from the new Richardson branch to my drive way...11 minutes flat. I wish, wish, wish and hope, hope, hope that something is decided soon about the Branch Management position for that location. I really feel that being physically closer to home would make my happier even if I still have to put up with the same daily blah of my job. I don't know...I think I'm just ready for a change...and I am eagerly searching for it in anything that I can think of that would provide that for me....but I keep getting disappointed
Monday, November 10, 2008
Where is your mobile phone? desk
Where is your significant other? work
Your hair colour? multi-colored : (
Your mother? missed
Your father? handy
Your favorite thing? warm
Your dream last night? satisfying
Your dream goal? happiness
The room you're in? cubical
Your hobby? creating
Your fear? failure
Where do you want to be in 6 years? DELEGATING
Where were you last night? home
What you're not? quitter
One of your wish-list items? Travel
Where you grew up? Texas
The last thing you did? responded
What are you wearing? suit
Your TV? off
Your pets? menagerie
Your computer? junk
Your mood? reflective
Missing someone? Mom
Your car? parked
Something you're not wearing? socks
Favorite shop? Joann's
Your summer? jam-packed
Love someone? always
Your favorite color? green
When is the last time you laughed? Sunday
When is the last time you cried? Saturday
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Ok so yesterday we went to Texas Motor Speedway with some of our Lubbock posse. We always have a good time with them, so I was pretty pumped about seeing them.
We arrive and needed cash to park...something I was not aware of, and therefore not prepared for. So we had to head over to the little grocery they have set up out there to hit up the ATM. We, I kid you not, haven't even been there like 2 minutes and I'm ready to beat the hell out of Redneck drunk bitch in front of us...who apparently couldn't get money from the ATM and felt like screaming "Give me my money you WHORE!" at the machine was productive. Scott reined me in and we got our cash and got out of there.
Moral of this story..NASCAR fans are scary...lol
Today is my little brother's birthday..he would be 24 years old today. He was killed 17 years ago, that anniversary passed in October. That was a sad day, today we celebrate him. I love you Nicholas. Always and forever.
ok now to the yummy part. I made the absolute best Potato Soup today!
Here's what I did!
Kate’s Potato Soup
Yields: 10 servings
10-12 peeled potatoes, cubed
1 onion, diced
3-4 cloves fresh garlic diced
6 cubes beef bouillon
2 cups milk
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 pound bacon - cooked and
2 cups shredded Cheddar
1.In a large stock pot, sauté onions with fresh garlic in 1 tbsp olive oil.
2. Add potatoes and beef bouillon along with approximately 8 cups of warm water or enough to cover potatoes. Bring to a boil and simmer on medium heat until potatoes are with in 15 minutes of being finished.
3. Add milk and cream of mushroom soup. Use a potato masher and mash to desired consistency. I like mine with a bit of chunk to it, but it's your call. Simmer on low until soup has thickened. About 15 -20 minutes.
4. Serve with bacon crumbles and shredded cheese on top in individual bowls
Please try this and tell me what you think, what worked, what didn't! Enjoy!
Friday, October 31, 2008
Today is Halloween....no I'm not dressing up ; (
but we ARE going to take Madison and Jojo and meet up with Kim and Martin for some trick-or-treating.
Things have been crazy nuts. We are still trying to get back on our feet from Scott being out of work over the summer. But we are just so close...the end is in sight...but then here comes Christmas....knock me on my ass again... ; )
As usual I am bloggin at work because I have nothing better to be doing with my time...oh wait...I could be working...but where's the fun in that.
So to sum up the last few weeks....
Met my goals
Stinky got fired....you can unplug your nose now.
Jai is off again with her "On again, Off again."
My favorite and AW are yelling at each other.... God I wish I could access our cameras from a live computer feed!
Kerrington's baby quilt is under construction!
My butt is seriously getting larger by the minute
and my MIL is driving me Cra-ZA-zy.
Sigh...ok that was alot...
I'll be back later....I promise!
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Friday, August 1, 2008
Ok so this is probably my first official post and I'm only doing because I'm sitting at work...with NOTHING to do. as you say to yourself "sure, whatever...lazy" but no seriously ...my inbox is empty! Not that I'm complaining.
Back to the point of this...
Breaking Dawn, the 4th installment of the Twilight Saga written by Stephenie Meyer, will be released tomorrow. I can't freakin' wait! I know it's a "teen" focused genre but "like, OMG" it is Awesome!
So now you can officially call me a dork or whatever you want..because I will be MIA for the next few days while I read my way through the end of Bella and Edward's story!
Posted by katieP at Friday, August 01, 2008