Tuesday, January 5, 2010

My Daybook~ The Eyes of Texas

For Today...January 5, 2010

Outside my window...the sun is shining, but it flipping cold outside. I love it! I'm not a huge fan of bringing all the plants inside, but that is a small price to pay for real winter weather. They say it will be in the 20's by Thursday.

I am listening to...Boot Scootin Boogie by Brooks and Dunn. I am not a country fan, but the old DJ from New Year's Eve played this. I can't remember the last time I heard this song and who I was dating when it came out. Usually, I can date a song that way, but I have no real memories associated with this song, which I think must be a good thing! The funny thing about this song is that Lance played it for me last night to show me that he downloaded it for me, and Jessica was all "I love this song!" Okay, on to something new...The Thermals.

I am wearing...my longhorn fleece and black yoga pants.

I am thankful for...my friend Greg. I haven't talked to Greg in a few months, but he truly is that type of friend that you just pick up where you left off. Plus, he is one of like three people who knows EVERYTHING about me, the good, the bad, the embarrassing, the stuff I wish I could forget and so on. I always say that when I die all of my friends will have to get together and share stories they know b/c none of them really know all of it. He knows it all and still loves me! Anyway, we finally had the chance to catch up this weekend and made plans for next week.

To be fit and happy...Trying to get back on track after over eating during the holidays. I'm so excited about the class schedule for the Spring. Now, if I could just get a flat tummy and stop being so tired all the time. Maybe some sleep is in order. And sit-ups.

From the kitchen...no plans yet, but I'm thinking soups or stews to go with this cold weather. I'd say healthy, but I can't even pretend.

I am thinking...that I hate the boys being back at school. The big boys went back this morning and Baby Hulk and I were just devastated.

To live the liturgy...We celebrated the feast of the Epiphany at church on Sunday. We continued at home with several books to highlight the feast and a coloring page. We'll start Super Saints next week. I need to make some plans for the rest of the year.

On keeping home...the Christmas decorations came down yesterday. The tree was dying and trash was coming today so everything but the nativity scenes have been put away. I am trying to convince myself to keep them out until January 6th, but am having a hard time. I figure if the church can celebrate the Epiphany early, then so can I and put everything away. I'm ready for one of my super cleans!

One of my favorite things...Snoopy and puzzles and Christmas. I bought the following puzzle last year and forgot about it. I took it out this year and left it on the desk for most of Christmas break so I wouldn't forget about it. And then, I forgot about it, again. I finally started it two days ago. It was a simple puzzle, but I wanted to finish it so that I could put it away with the Christmas stuff last night. So as soon as I finished it, I took a picture, then promptly destroyed it. Lance just shook his head at me. What can I say, I'm a bit OCD about things.

I am praying...for a National Championship!!! I'll be offering up everything this week for my plane trip and a win.

A few plans for the rest of the week...There is really just one plan and it's the National Championship Game! Nothing else matters.

A picture thought I am sharing...

Illustration of why it took us over 500 shots to get our Christmas card picture! This is just two of the six. You can imagine how bad it can get.


  1. I'm so glad you keep out the nativity until the 6th. My husband tries every year to bring everything down on the 26th. He didn't grow up Catholic like me. I'm sitting here looking at the lights on my tree right now even though the trash is coming tomorrow. It can wait until Monday...

  2. I completely agree. Doesn't it just kill you that everyone celebrates from Thanksgiving weekend until the 26th, then they are done? On the way to church on the 27th, the XM Christmas stations were gone as was the music on 99.1. I couldn't believe that they don't continue through at least January 1st. You don't have to be Catholic to celebrate the 12 days!!! Hope you had a great Epiphany! Nicole