Sunday, December 27, 2009

What a Wonderful, White Christmas

Christmas has come and gone in an absolute whirlwind. Christmas Eve, Doug, was supposed to arrive at noon but at 5:30 am he called to say all the planes inbound to Houston had been delayed and he wouldn't be making his connection to Calgary. We had planned to do a little extra shopping after picking him up. He didn't arrive until 4:30pm so those last minute gifts were not going to be under the tree. Unfortunately it was my present. But, that's OK! He made it in time! We made a speedy drive home and got here in time to do our traditional scripture reading and jammie opening. We were all glad not to miss out on our family time. Doug and I spent most of the night wrapping presents.

It was actually a good thing that Doug was late. We saved a lot of money on my gift. What was it? A 52" Samsung TV and a BluRay! I didn't realize how much I would enjoy these! I love watching movies now. We also got all of the Harry Potter movies on BluRay and have been having a marathon. What fun! The best thing though is that I am able to put all my photos on it. Soooo coool! It's going to be great to show my clients their photos on such a big screen. I think they will love it! I know I do!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

For Reals???

I just heard the CRAZIEST story on the news this morning. A Japanese man who goes by the name Sal 9000 has married a video game character. No, I'm not kidding! Here's the link from CNN. They even went on a honeymoon!!! Here's this dude walking his sweetheart (read as Nintendo DS) around the resort. What a nutjob!!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

I've never been a plant person. I usually kill anything green within my sight. It took me months to decide to purchase a plant that I have become truly enamoured with. I purchased a beautiful phalaenopsis orchid. Amazingly enough I've kept it alive for months!! I think it has to be the most beautiful plant I have ever seen. I feed it, water it, tend it with care. I've never been like this with any other plant but something about those tender yet hardy blooms brings out my inner gardener. I've seriously been considering buying more now that I've proven that I'm not an orchid murderer.
When I was in Argentina, the first time, I was taken out to a yard in a small town. They had small, almost miniature yellow orchid flowers blooming on the branches of the fruit trees. They were almost parasitic. I'd never seen anything like it before and probably won't ever again. But that was my first exposure to these amazing plants and I've been drawn to them ever since. It just seems to beautify whatever surroundings it is in. It provides an elegance that a regular bouquet or plant just doesn't seem to own. And right now these flowers are what keeps the brightness in a rather gloomy time of year.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Please turn off the snow machine!

It's been a literal blizzard here for more than 24hrs. We have gone from no snow to drifts more than 4ft high. What a mess. It's so bad out here that church has been cancelled for both stakes. Even the town wards are staying home. This is the worst snow we have had for years!!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Help!! I am a Crackberry Addict!!!

My darling hubby bought me a new Blackberry Tour about 6 weeks ago. I love it!! I hate being out of touch and must get my email many times a day. This was the perfect solution!!! I live by the stupid thing.......too bad I lost it this weekend! I was sooooo tired when I left work this Saturday that I forgot to check the gas gauge. I ran out of gas with only 1.5 miles to go. I called my dad to come help and somewhere between the side of the road, the gas station and the house. Can I find it? Nope. Tried everything. Searched everywhere I can think of. I can't believe how attached I have become. I feel like I lost an appendage!