Saturday, January 22, 2011

Nom nom nom

Just thought I'd share some of my cake creations of the past couple months.  :) 


This has been a looong week. 

Samburgler was up in the middle of the night two nights this week.  That is sooo not what I like.  Especially when I take some nyquil before hitting the sack because I'm not feeling well myself.  Wednesday  night, he woke up at 11:00.  And I was sooo out of it, I have no idea what went on.  He got up again at 2:00 that morning and I was more awake at that one than earlier.  DH and I were kind of alternating staying with him and making sure he was ok. 

Here's what I discovered though.  I might as well be the one who gets up.  Because while I may stay in bed, I am awake until I don't hear Samboni anymore.  On the other hand, if I'm up with him, DH can completely be snoring away and oblivious to the world. 

This disturbs me.  Come on - I want to sleep!!   Why the sleep double-standard??  WHY??? 

Friday, January 14, 2011


How many of us have held on to friendships that have in actuality run their course?  I'm sure we all have them.  Just as we all (hopefully anyway) have those friendships that can stand the test of time - no matter how little or much interaction there might be.  You can pick up the phone and start up right where you left off. 

I think you have to make a concerted effort in order to keep those relationships thriving.  Case in point - we moved from ND and when we moved back over 6 years later, some relationships just picked right up again.  Because there was email, myspace, facebook, actual travel to visit each other, etc.  There were weddings and babies - times to rejoice and those friends were there.  And now we're planning a vacation back out to Colorado to keep the relationships we built out there thriving as well. 

I think it's too easy for us to get caught up in our own lives and our own activities to actually work on relationships.  And to me, that's just sad.  Too many times you hear about friendships ending, but there's no real reason why, other than time and maybe distance.  New friends come into the picture, that you might see more often because of school activities or work, etc and it is just more convenient to call them up instead of your old friends. 

Now to question the other side of the situation - how long do you keep fighting for a friendship without getting anything in return? 

Friday, January 7, 2011

I'ma Baack!

If you don't know, that's what Luigi says when you re-up on his lives in Super Mario Brothers for the Wii. 

I've become addicted. 

And it's painful.  The painful part(s)?   A) Playing with a 6YO who is still getting the hang of video games.  Mario Kart - he can beat me 7 ways from Sunday.   Super Mario Brothers?  Who knew that my junior high/high school/college days would come in handy?  Seriously, WHO KNEW??!   Oh and B) my poor left thumb. 

So far, I am impressing my DH and my kids with my Super Mario Brothers prowess.  I'm hopping on the bad guys and bopping them on the head.  It's great!  My competitive spirit has been revived.   I take more joy in beating my DH, but I'll take the victory over a 6YO too.  Whatev.  Don't judge.

So I reach out to my college roomie (who I'd been friends with since kindergarten) on Facebook.  She reminded me that not only did we play, we would have tourneys AND we would pause the game to go to class and then resume when we got back.  Man, were we cool or what??!?  ;)

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


I guess, if there's any time to be snowed in, it's after the "traveling" holidays.  If I gotta be stuck at home, thank goodness there aren't relatives stuck here too.  :) 

I'll admit, usually I don't really believe the meteorologists who predict these "massive storms" and whatnot.  Half the time, they fizzle.  Sure, there'll be snow, but not quite what they predict.  So this past week, they predicted a one-two punch of storms (btw, I feel sporty when I say "one-two punch!").  First storm was a winter storm warning.  Second storm had a blizzard warning attached.  Ended up, they were right. :)  Like, it was bad enough to close interstates and you were ca-ra-zy for trying to go out in it. 100 car pileup. They rescued stranded motorists using snowmobiles. Um, are we in the Antarctic? Seriously?

I went to work on the eve of New Year's Eve, but took DH's pickup just in case the weather did take a turn for the worse.  The girls at work convinced me to take off at 10:30 since visibility was crap and we live 15 miles north of the metro area (yes, Fargo is a metro area).  I stopped at the grocery store for some essentials (pizza, milk, bread and eggs).   Then a quick stop to Cake and Candy World to buy some flowers to put on a cake because I felt lazy and didn't want to make my own flowers.  So then I get to the boys' daycare at 11:30.  DH calls and says that if I don't leave town now, I better have packed an overnight bag.  Oh crap.  If he thinks it's bad, then it's B.A.D. 

I strap the boys in and get on the road.  It takes me an hour and 15 minutes to make it 15 miles.  All of that is on interstate except for the last 2 miles.  I've NEVER driven in anything like it before in my life.  I can't even remember being a passenger in a vehicle that bad in my life except for one time in high school coming home from Grand Forks and we had a big bag cell phone in the car that we turned on to call my friend's parents to let them know how crappy it was outside and then we promptly turned it off.  And got yelled at when we got to her house because they were trying to call us and make sure we were ok.  HA! 

Anyway, so I make it home with the boys, and we settle in for a LOOOONNNNG weekend stuck in the house.  Thursday afternoon until Sunday.  I've done it before, but not because I was forced to - as in we can't get out of our driveway.  And if we could, we can't get out of our development.  And if we could, we can't get onto the highway because it's CLOSED people. 

I impressed DH and my kids at my Super Mario Brothers skills, baked a cake, took down Christmas decorations and did the minimal amount of cleaning I felt I had to. ;)

And it was GREAT to get out of the house on Sunday afternoon for brunch and a matinee with the girls.  I've never been so happy to escape see my friends.  ;)