Sunday, November 28, 2010

Garage Key!

Funny story behind this post's will come later.

Once again, I was treated to the SUPER generosity of my brother & Dad. Chuck called Sat. morning with an agenda...installing my garage door opener. He got one for free & needed some parts from Home Depot to get it working.

Dad joined him around 10:30am & they got started. Well, a few hours later I pull up to my house & there they are, finishing the installation. I guess the free garage door opener was "too good to be true" and they scrapped it...the parts needed to make it work don't exist any longer! So, I got a brand new garage door opener--courtesy of Dad & Bubba!!

Merry Christmas House!

P.S. The title of this post--Garage Key--is actually a German word, which to this day my family knows NOT!! In the 80's my family & some friends were having dinner in a neighborhood guest house in Germany. At the table next to us, German men kept clinking their glasses together saying what sounded like "Garage Key" to our American ears. My sister & I joined in the festivities (we were only 6 & 4). The men thought it was parents were mortified!! Out of the mouths of babes...

Shawn & I hugging at the German guest house--a few hours after Garage Key!

So, an apt post-Thanksgiving blog--we still hold our glasses high & Garage Key each year. I almost did it at my sister's wedding, but hence that was too far!! :0)

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Black Friday

I can't believe I caved...

Evelyn convinced me to join her on Black Friday at 12:00am at Wal-Mart of all places. And, I went!!!

It wasn't so bad & she even sprang for coffee - French Vanilla Latte. After leaving Wal-Mart at 2:00am or so, we headed to Toys R Us. Nothing there was worth buying, so we drove down to K-Mart and Kohls...well the lines there didn't look promising, so we left!

Right around 4:00am, we went BACK to Wal-Mart (yes, I went 2 times...CRAZY) so Evelyn could get some eletronic things - which only went on sale after 5am. 2nd trip wasn't as calm & could've been a little nasty for me (ran into a former someone who I hope to NEVER see again). Thank the Lord (really) that I was able to appear distracted & my hair was straight...people tend to have to look 2-3 times in order to recognize me...this gave me ample time for an escape route!!

I know it doesn't sound like me...long story...but there are people in my past who I want to stay there!

Black Friday isn't so bad, can't say I had a bad experience. There's a first time for to spend some girly-time with Evelyn!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Gobble, Gobble

Okay, so a promise is a promise (Shawn)! Look at my second completed quilt & a picture all on the same day--I'm getting better :0).

What do you think?

Friday, November 12, 2010

Making a House a Home

New things are popping up on the walls everywhere at my new place...this IS an invite to my "peeps" You are WELCOME to stop by ANY time!!!

Check out the cool stuff I got from my Willow House/House Warming Party way back in Sept. I love the mirror especially! Mom didn't like that I put it upstairs: "People won't see it up here"--well geesh, they'll have to just come upstairs then won't they.

Won't the sconces look so cute with red candles & holly wreaths with red berries at Christmas time? I can hardly wait to decorate my new home for the Christmas season!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

"I Need a Hero"

I have the BEST brother in the world--haven't you heard?!?!

So, Ol' Man Winter has finally arrived (UGH) and before the really snowy, icy weather starts I wanted to make sure my tires were okay. Well, of course they needed replacing (I never have luck in this department--just ask my Dad, his infamous comment: "If there's a nail/screw in the road, Kristan will find it...har har har!").

Well, a few $100 later I was looking at a REALLY LONGGGGGGGGGGGGGG wait. I guess I failed to ask, or the Discount Tire guy failed to mention just how long (3-4 hrs.). I settled in with a few articles about gender in education. 45 min. later - I thought this isn't looking good, I think I need to ask just how long I'm going to be here. Right about then, in walks my ridiculous brother...he was wearing brown plaid shorts, gray boot socks to his knees, a beanie, & tennis shoes! He was looking for me...he had been cleaning his truck & noticed mine in the parking lot. He found me and told me about the 3 hr. wait & then invited me to dinner at his house to wait there instead of the waiting room--Evelyn & Noah were already on their way.

Thank goodness for BUBBA--aww, he's polishing his armor!!