Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Thanks for the recommendation

I was at the store today and needed more cough drops, so while in that section I decided to see if the pharmacist had any recommendations for my lingering cough.  Here is how the conversation went:

Me: I've had this cough for three weeks now and can't seem to get rid of it.  Do you have any recommendations?
Pharmacist: What do you want the cough to do?
Short pause.
Me:  Go away...

He recommended what I've been taking for three weeks which obviously isn't working.  Oh well.  Guess I'll have this cough for the rest. of. my. life.  No drama here.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Saturday Selection of Random Pictures

I switched out my spring/summer cups for my winter ones yesterday:
I cannot resist things that are Peanut related at Christmas.  Well, actually I can.  Hallmark has this great set that I really want, but it is $50.  I don't want it that badly.  But a few ornaments?  Why not!
And I had my Christmas wrapping station all set up:
Candy Cane hot chocolate with peppermint marshmallows, scissors, tape, pen, and two new rolls of wrapping paper.  Wrapping paper is something else I have a hard time resisting.  I have quite the collection that I should just donate somewhere.  The light green wrapping combines my love for wrapping paper and my love for Peanuts all into one!

Happy Saturday!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

'Tis the Season

I got sick the week of Thanksgiving and didn't sleep very well because of coughing on Saturday night, so I wasn't feeling well on Sunday. I skipped church to sleep in and lay on the couch. The problem: the Sunday after Thanksgiving is the day we always decorate the apartment for Christmas. When Emily got home we had a long discussion about whether we were going to decorate. I had a feeling if we didn't do it Sunday it might not happen. So I sucked it up.
The problem with always wanting to take pictures while we decorate is that I get really hot while putting lights on.  So I'm always dressed to sweat :).  I told Emily she could only take a picture of me if I was behind the tree.  But we wanted to document the fact that we had four chairs and the bench so that I wouldn't have to get up and down every few strands.  One year I'll take my hair down and put on some Christmasy clothes to take decorating pictures.
The book shelf.  The nativity got moved back to the big shelf since my brother took his ice box and I couldn't put it on top of that.  But I'm not bitter. :)
Decorating Day wouldn't be complete without pizza for dinner.
The counter into the kitchen.
And the final product.  We had two strands left over this year.  Emily said that we were just getting more efficient.  I think I just wanted to get done faster because I didn't know if I would last through the normal decorating procedure.  Just over two hours and all the lights were on.  So, this is the tree with 3000 lights on it.  Not too shabby.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Funny Faces Photo Shoot

 I wish this first picture had sound effects.  Every time John fake cries, Michael imitates him and it is Oh. So. Cute.  I joined in.  Probably not as cute.
 Hey...I think we are all smiling.
 And there goes John's funny face...
 Which started a trend...

 And another smiley one.
 Michael giving me a fishy kiss.  If you could zoom in on the picture you could see his fishy lips.
And for a self-portrait.  I told him to smile.  Not so much.

On a side note.  That Buzz Lightyear blanket we are snuggled under...best blanket in the whole house.  I adopt it as my own when I am there.  If they ever decide to get rid of it, I hope they remember how much I like it.  I don't care if it has Buzz Lightyear on it.