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Another Year Over...

Doesn't it seem like just yesterday that it was 1999 going into 2000?  When the world was teetering on the brink of the unknown?  Worried that your electronics weren't going to work after midnight, while at the same time hoping that all your credit card debt & student loan debt was going to magically disappear in the chaos. 

Now here we are.  2010 is almost over and we are about to welcome in 2011.  In some ways every year is just like 1999/2000.  Still teetering on the brink of the unknown.  While we are certain that all of our electronics are going to work, and yes, that all our debt will still be there once the clock strikes midnight, a new year still holds countless possibilities and unknowns.

While I usually find New Year's Eve to be a bit depressing because I think of the things that didn't happen over the year...the vacation that didn't materialize, the love I didn't find, the lottery I didn't win, etc., I find that on New Year's Day I am al…

A Year In Review

Here is a recap of my 2010!

January:I got my new camera (and fancy strap, and fancy bag...)!
February:
We got a big snowstorm Celebrated Lola's 5th Birthday and met Abby & Brian in Austin for some outlet shopping and our friend, Chris Pepper's "Howdy Partner" party March: Among all the events, I was on cloud 9 because I booked my annual May Mexico trip and loved that Liberty of London made it's way to Target so I could stock up on their swimsuits for my vacation...
Took a trip to Dallas Blooms at the Dallas Arboretum and got a spring snow storm April: So April was clearly my most fun month of the year!  Who knew April would be so fun?

Easter fun Re-landscaping (okay, so more work than fun)
Seeing Bon Jovi with Suzanna  Traveling to El Campo and then Houston to visit Abby & go see Ryan Star at the House of Blues May: So we all know by now, May didn't exactly go as planned!

I'll spare you the gory photos, but can't leave these out... but there was a littl…

A Hope and A Prayer

So I mentioned a couple of days ago that this week was going to be busy.  I've decided to fess up about what I'm going to be doing so that y'all can pray for me...

I'm refinishing my Mom's kitchen cabinets (and maybe entertainment center and another cabinet/nook thingy).  As I told my friend Abby, "for some reason she thinks I can do this".  This could possibly be for a couple of reasons:  (1) I'm not really scared of projects, and (2) I re-did my own kitchen cabinets (just in a different way).

My Mom showed me Paula Deen's kitchen cabinets and said "I want that".  A blog that I follow, My Sweet Savannah, has recently re-done her's and they look similar to Paula's, so I'm copying her plan.

Here's a pic from My Sweet Savannah of her's (this is my goal)...

so say a little prayer for me, would ya?

Boxing Day Shopping

Did y'all go out shopping on the 26th?  I did, but only a little bit.  I didn't get too much.  I don't love crowds and I kind of lost my enthusiasm when a lady at Target shoved me out of the way so she could get to some cans of Poppycock without so much as an "excuse me".

Here's what I got: at Target, I got my year's supply of Scotch Tape like I do every year after Christmas.

I got some Nerds for 49 cents...

I got a box of these jewels for my bedroom tree for $3...
and two packs of silver snowflakes for the same tree for $1...
I bought this at Williams Sonoma for $4.98...
and I got a pink back for my Nook with a Barnes and Noble giftcard...   I tried to spend my Christmas money, but have had no luck.  I first looked for another pair of Ugg House Shoes at Nordstrom, but they were completely sold out of ever single style.  I then decided to buy a Garment Bag from Vera Bradley, but I called the VB store and they were out of "Twirly Bird Pink" and I had…

MIA & Christmas

I've been totally M.I.A. this week.  While I'd love to say that I had a wild hair and hopped a plane to somewhere beachy and tropical, that wasn't the case.  I wasn't really doing anything all that exciting.  I started the week back in Nocona.  I took my Meme to an appointment on Monday in Wichita Falls and then came back to McKinney that night.  Tuesday and Wednesday I worked and tried to get some things wrapped up, and then Thursday I drove back to Nocona.

On Thursday, I continued working on a project I started on Wednesday.  My Papa had to go to the nursing home a week and a half ago and I thought the room needed a little decoration.  So, I collected photos from the family and made a big corkboard of the family to hang in his room.  He loved it and said he wouldn't take a million dollars for it.  I told him if anyone offered, he should take the million 'cause I could make another one for a heck of a lot cheaper than that! 

On Friday (Christmas Eve), we star…