Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The Holidays with the family

This year for Thanksgiving and Christmas I will be away from my family back home in California. I will, however, be with Nathan and his family here in Colorado. But, I think that I am going to plan a trip back to California next Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving is my second favorite holiday and I absolutely love spending that specific holiday with my mom. We have our own traditions that I have missed out the past few years. Some of my favorite traditions are:

~Making desserts
~Going to my grandma's ranch
~Seeing all the family
~Decorating for Christmas that weekend

But, I think the tradition that I miss the most is when me and my mom would get up early at go shopping on Black Friday. That was always so much fun...cold!!...but, nonetheless, a lot of fun. I also really miss the Christmas craft shows that we use to do together.

I would really love to go to my Auntie Drina's house for Thanksgiving. She lives in a beautiful town that has this essence about it that makes anyone feel at home.

I think that since I am spending this holiday season with Nathan and his family that we should both fly to California next year for Thanksgiving. What do you think? That would make me very happy...to be able to go home and see all my family during a very happy time of year. Plus, I get to eat all the yummy food!! :-)

Monday, September 29, 2008


Well, here is the aftermath of my fall....

You can kind of see the bruise on my nose in this picture, but you can really see the bump that is still on the top. Oh, and the dark spot under my eye is NOT a bruise, it is just a shadow.

My knees hurt the worst...I can hardly walk.

Not only is my chin bruised at the bottom, but it is also rug burned and the inner lower part of my lip is busted open.

I am doing better, just healing now. This will teach me never to crawl over a baby gate to get down the stairs....well, to be perfectly honest with you, being a klutz runs in my family, so one way or another I always end up hurting myself...this was just the worst by far.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Clumsy Me

I have always been the one to run into walls, trip over my own feet, and accidently cut or burn myself when cooking. But, I've never once seriously hurt myself from being clumsy. Well, last night was one for the books...I fell down the stairs!

That's right, I fell full force down about eight stairs!

There is a baby gate at the top of the stairs to keep the cat from going up there because she likes to pee on our beds. Well, I was climbing over it and my pants somehow got caught on it and I fell face first down the stairs. I don't remember much after that....

I woke up in a lot of pain on the couch where Nathan had moved me. He said I was knocked out for about 30 seconds and I wasn't moving. He checked to make sure my arms, legs, back, and neck weren't broken and then rolled me over and picked me up off the floor.

I layed there on the couch with my head throbbing, knees hurting, and mouth bleeding. Nathan and his mom thought it would be a good idea to take me to the hospital. So, Nathan drove me to the emergency room....after only about an hour in the hospital and a CAT scan later, they released me. I had a major concussion, bruised and cut up knees, a swollen nose, bruised chin with rug burn, a cut up lower lip on the inside, muscle soreness in both arms and lower back, and a major headache.

I am still in a lot of pain and my head hurts really bad, but I am okay. I just need to take it easy and have Nathan keep an eye on me because I still have dizzy spells and I am very tired. I just wanted to let everyone know what happened and that I am okay.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Cinderella! Cinderella!

Last time I checked my job title was Receptionist/Legal Assistant; nowhere did it say that I was the office maid. I feel like I was hired to clean up after everyone. Not only do I HAVE to clean the coffee pot, coffee area, straighten up the restrooms, and keep all other areas clean...I now have to clean the freakin' dishes BEFORE I put them in the dishwasher. How stupid is that? Then, this morning when I came in to work, I went to put the dishes away and there were more dirty dishes in the sink. I had just cleaned the kitchen and made sure that all the dishes were in the dishwasher last night. COME ON PEOPLE!! Clean up after yourself!

Sorry, there is my little rant about the messing people I work with...and most of them are attorneys.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Christmas Countdown

As of today, there are only 3 months left until Christmas! Yes, I have already started the countdown. Actually, I started on July 25th while watching "Christmas in July" on QVC. I love Christmas time...that is my time of year. I have already started my shopping list, budget, and I've even bought a few gifts already. I am getting excited just talking about it. I know that it's not even Halloween officially (October starts in a few days), but still, I just love Christmas. I even enjoy how there are a few stores out there that already have some of their Christmas decorations out. I also bought my Christmas cards. They are very cute! Well, just so you all know....only 90 days until Christmas, so only 89 more shopping days left! Go shopping and be Merry!!

First Post

Well, thanks to my loving sister, my blog is finally up and running. She will have to help me post some pictures and add a little more personality to the blog, but overall I am excited to have my own blog. I feel that this will be a good place to write any updates, thoughts, and even a few rants about the things that happen in my life. I truly love reading my sister's and momma's blog, so I hope you all will enjoy reading mine as well.

Check back later for more posts....


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