Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Day 30: Peppermint Ice Cream and Jillian Michaels this is the last day of November so I'm going to make this one a silly thanks but a thanks none the less.  Today I am thankful for peppermint ice cream and all other desserts.  They have made this November a November to remember!  I have had one too many desserts probably every day.  So that makes me thankful too for Jillian Michaels.  Because starting December 1st I will be doing her videos every day to help work off all those delicious desserts.  I'm going back on the bandwagon folks!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

RTT: Sick kiddo and busy times ahead

Here we are again you mangy Tuesday!  Another week has come and gone and that means that I only have 5 more weeks of maternity leave.  I dread each passing week!  Oh well...let's get down to some Random!

Jacoby got sick this weekend.  It was very unexpected because I didn't know babies got sick when they were this little and still nursing.  But apparently that is not true.  I'm like those women who know nothing about babies and am like...I didn't know you could get pregnant when you just had a baby! :)  But I'm definitely not pregnant! Thank the heavens!  So yeah, that was a strange tangent but back to the thought at hand.  He has an ear infection.  And he is severely congested so it makes his feedings very sporadic and short.  So I definitely feel like a cow because since he only eats for about 5-10 minutes at a time I have been letting him eat whenever he wants the past few days because I want to make sure he doesn't get dehydrated. And he's been throwing up.  A lot.  And it's not just milk but TMI it's like phlegm.  So gross! 

Ok...that's enough on that!  It's almost December.  I've finally started a little bit of my Christmas shopping.  Not much though.  I did order something for my mom but since she reads my blog (HI MOM!) I can't tell you what it is.  But it is super awesome and I can't wait until it gets here!  We also got a few things for Leo like a Transformers Play-Doh set and a few Kinect games.  Next Monday is the annual shop with mom and grandma day so hopefully I'll get the rest of my shopping done then. 

Next week we are going to the aquarium in Tulsa.  I am so excited.  I've been to an aquarium in Texas when I went with a family as a babysitter but that was a loooong time ago.  Leo loves animals and fish and so I'm hoping that the trip 3 hours away is worth it. We shall see!

For the next 3 weekends I have stuff going on.  Apparently December is going to be a busy month!  We have our work Christmas party where we get to see a movie and eat breakfast buffet style at the theater this weekend, next weekend is my "meet the baby" shower for my friends that my awesome sister-in-laws are throwing and the Saturday after that is a Christmas party through my moms work where you can take your kids and see Santa and do crafty stuff.  Then the following week is Christmas and then I have to go back to work!  Booo! :)  So yeah, a very busy December.

I'm also going to be very busy with friend things.  Tonight I am going to dinner with friends from college, I'm meeting my old manager for lunch this week sometime and then next week is the aquarium.  Plus I have a get-together with my co-workers where apparently we are going to play Laser Tag and then a get-together with some previous co-workers for dinner.  So yeah.  Super busy!

Every commercial that Leo sees he says he wants me to put it on his Christmas list.  And what I've learned is that toys are super-stupid-expensive.  There is a fire truck that shoots blue balls (yes, I get the joke) that is the water and it hits the cardboard fire.  It is not an extremely large toy and it is $60.  I've also been looking at Legos because Leo has been playing with his a lot and those suckers run anywhere from $15 (which I'm ok with) to over $100!!  I couldn't believe it!  $100 for some legos.  Ridiculous!  And I looked at some Barbie stuff for my niece and the Barbie dream house is $135.  Yeah, so I guess I'm glad I didn't have any girls after all!

Enough with my random.  Go see Stacy and the other randoms.  Happy Tuesday!

Day 29: Old Friends

I am thankful for old friends. My friend whom I've kept in contact with the longest is Camdin. And I'm lucky enough that when she came into town this past weekend she came and visited my little family. And we had a blast! We spent 3 hours together which it seems like in the world we both are living in is unheard of but I'm so glad that we got to. And it was nice that even though we haven't talked for an extended period of time in awhile we were able to pick up where we left off. And just so you all know...she's amazing and just got a new job with Linked In and lives in Chicago currently working for the Tribune. Yeah. For real. And she reads this blog so I'm sure she's thoroughly embarassed but I don't care! She's pretty awesome in my book because not only did she leave to go to college she left from there first to Dallas and then to Chicago. So I'm a little jealous of her jet-setting ways but glad that when she comes back to Derby to visit she comes and sees me! So I'm definitely thankful for her!

Camdin with Jacoby

Monday, November 28, 2011

Giveaway Winner

Happy Monday!'s 4 and you know what that means!  Giveaway winner time!  I used the random number generator and my winner was comment #6!  So Toni you are the winner!  Aren't you glad you were a last minute entry! :)

So shoot me your address to and let me know which prize you want!

Hopefully when I hit another big milestone I'll do another giveaway! 

Day 28: Proximity of our city to a bigger city

I am very thankful that we live in a little city (town) that is very close to a bigger city.  So we are able to have the luxury of living where the school system is better but still be close enough to go to work.  We also have the opportunity to go to the different things in the city that we don't have in our little town such as the zoo, children's museum, etc.  And we live about 3 hours from an even bigger city where they have pro sports teams and lots of other cool things to do.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Day 27: My hubby's job

I'm thankful for my hubby's job because it is pretty flexible.  He is no longer in the retail division of the bank where he works and so he is quite lucky when it comes to time off.  He was able to take 2 weeks of paid leave when I had Jacoby and he was able to save 3 additional vacation days to take the day after Thanksgiving off so he has a 4 day weekend to spend with us (and his family!) and he is taking the Thursday and Friday before Christmas off so we can go visit his family for an extended weekend.  Plus he is able to take time off if the kiddos are sick and his boss is pretty cool about that.  So I am very thankful for that!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Day 26: Holidays

I'm thankful for the holidays because that is the time we get to see our extended family!  We got to see the hubby's side on Thanksgiving day for lunch and then for the evening we saw mine.  And then for Christmas we will see a lot of both of our families.  And I love it!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Day 25: Sweet Boy

I'm thankful for my sweet boy Leo.  I know I was already thankful for him once but on Monday I had the WORST migraine I've had in about a week (gotta love not being able to take your migraine meds when you're breastfeeding and can't take anything stronger than Tylenol).  But this one wasn't like the others...this one came in the middle of the day so I couldn't just sleep it off when everyone was sleeping too.  So the hubby told Leo that I didn't feel well and he was quiet and good ALL. NIGHT. LONG.  He even went to bed without any complaining or anything.  There were a few times he even came in my room and stroked my hair and kissed my forehead telling me he loved me.  That's the Leo that I love and I wished everyone got to witness him like that.  Not the heathen that likes to show off for anyone and everyone!  So I'm doubly thankful on the days that he acts like this!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Day 24: Food

I am thankful for all the good food my family will get to eat today (and every day for that matter).  There are too many people in this world that will not get a good meal and we will get more than our share.  So I am very thankful for that.  I am also thankful that I have the opportunity to help people get food to eat through many charitable organizations.  Some that I actually given food to and some that all you have to do is "like" them on Facebook and they'll make donations. 

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Day 23: Sleep

Today I am thankful for sleep.  I haven't gotten a lot lately but just in the past week has Jacoby started sleeping for longer than 2-2 1/2 hours at a time (knock on wood).  He's sleeping in 4ish hour stretches at night and let me tell you the difference it makes!  And here's hoping there is more sleep in my future!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

RTT: Giveaways, Optimism and Social Media Spewing

Another Tuesday.  Would you look at that.  Let's get right down to the random!

Did you see my post yesterday?  The one where I'm giving away something totally awesome?  You didn't?  Well you should check it out!

If you've been following me for the past few months you probably know that we are trying to sell our house.  And we've had it on the market since August.  And we just had a baby also.  Well let me tell you...when we get a text message to show our house the same day in less than 4's kind of unnerving.  Luckily I'm on maternity leave so I was able to get up and get everything ready to show.  But then I had to get Jacoby out in 30 degree weather and go to Wal-Mart just so we could be out of the house for an hour.  That sucked.  It also sucks that we keep having showings and no one wants to buy our house.  I guess I am an extreme optimist (or it could also be seen as naivety) but I really didn't think it would take this long to sell our house.  But apparently no one wants to buy a house in our price range ($80,000).  But of course all the houses in the price range we're looking at are selling.  Because we keep finding houses we like and they keep selling.  Lame!

I have a twitter (@kendrasue18).  And some of my followers are family members.  And I'm ok with that.  BUT if I tweet something I have to know that they will see it.  I am also ok with that.  I'm usually a pretty nice tweeter.  On Sunday we were going out to lunch with the hubbys sisters and their husbands.  And I was looking forward to it.  But then they decided to go to Olive Garden.  Which I don't like.  So not really thinking about it I tweeted something along the lines of: 'if you know I don't like the Olive Garden why do you insist we go there. Gah.'  Now to me I didn't see the big deal about that tweet and didn't think anything about it.  But I got on Twitter last night and saw a tweet from the hubby's sister saying something along the lines of if your family or friends can read your tweets why would you complain.  It wasn't sent to me but I looked at who she followed and I am one of 2 people she follows that she actually knows.  So I'm assuming it was meant towards my tweet.  So I told the hubby about it and said if she says anything to you please let her know that I was not trying to be mean. I guess I use my social media for myself and not really for anyone else.  Oh well. 

We got our swap partners for the ornament swap!  I'm so excited to check out my partners blog and see what she's into so I can pick out a really cool ornament!

I started watching New Girl on Hulu and it's pretty funny.  I'm also almost completely caught up on Glee to where I can start watching it on TV and not on the computer!  That will be awesome!

Ok...that's all the random I have.  Don't forget to check out my giveaway and then go visit Stacy and all the other randomers!

Day 22: Caffeine

I am thankful for Diet Dr. Pepper/Diet Dr. K (the generic brand!).  These get me through the days that were proceeded by loooong nights made possible by little boys!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Day 21: My BLOG, post 500 and a giveaway!!

Wow!  Look at me...I've gone 3 weeks of being thankful for something!  And today is no different.  I am thankful for my blog.  Not only has it given me a place to spill my guts and get out my frustrations but after a little bit I have come to realize that even though I don't have a lot of things that I like to do I really like to write and so blogging has become my hobby.  It also gives me a place to throw out some things that my little heathens are doing and so my family that reads this can keep up on what is going on in our little world!

So with saying what I'm thankful for here comes the fun part...this is my 500th post!!! I've been blogging for 3 years and I feel like this is a little bit of an accomplishment!  Outside of work and school I'm not sure I've really stuck with a single thing for this long!  So I think that this would be a perfect opportunity to do my first GIVEAWAY!  Woot woot!  And I've seen some other giveaways (and unfortunately mine isn't sponsored!) but I've seen some really cute stuff from ETSY so from what I've seen recently I'm going to give you readers a choice of what you want if you win!

You will have the choice of stationary (either the personalized or monogrammed) from Oh Louise Designs

My favorite design is this:

You can choose from either of these 2 ring bowls from Say Your Piece:

Check out both of these options at the website above.  They are under the wedding gift/keepsakes tab. 

Of course both the stationary and ring bowl are on my Christmas list but unfortunately I can't win my own giveaway! 

So here is how you can enter:

1 entry for following my blog and leaving a comment
1 entry for tweeting this giveaway and letting me know you did it!

And that is it!  I will end the giveaway on Monday, November 28th at 4pm so get at it!  Good luck!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Day 20: Health

I am thankful for my health!  Knock on wood but I don't remember the last time I've been sick.  And it's AMAZING! 

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Day 19: A Home

I am thankful for having a home to come home to every day.  Not everyone is as lucky and even though we are not always as satisified with the amount of space and the quality of some of the things in our home (because for realz...I'm pretty sure our appliances were built with the 1950) I am thankful that I don't have to worry about where my family is going to sleep.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Day 18: Maternity Leave

I am thankful that I am able to take 10 weeks of maternity leave.  After reading on some message boards I know not everyone is as lucky.  And I'm thankful that because of saving up my sick leave and vacation all of it will be paid.

Not only am I able to spend the time with Jacoby I am also able to spend additional time with Leo as I am keeping him home a few days a week.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Day 17: A Happy Marriage

I know my #1 thing I was thankful for was my hubby but not only am I thankful for him I'm thankful for a happy marriage. We know people who have divorced and we've talked openly about the arguments we've had with each other. But we've also always talked about how even though we sometimes get super mad at each other and sometimes just want to walk away we always know that life would be so much worse if we did that. We enjoy each other too much (most of the time!) that I'm pretty sure my life would suck without him.

Throw in 2 kids and to me divorce is pretty much out of the question. That was one of the things we discussed before we got married and I'm holding on to that. My family is #1 and so I would do anything to try and make it work before throwing in the towel. Also...I think I would make a terrible single mother so yeah.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Day 16: Breastfeeding

Ok so this one is kind of strange but I'm thankful that I am able to nurse Jacoby. I wasn't able to with Leo and while it's not my favorite parts of the day it saves a lot of money and I really feel like he is getting all the right stuff from me. And hopefully he will have a better immune system because of it.

Also...I'm waiting to see the weight fall off because of it! I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

RTT: Where is my time going?

It's Tuesday again.  And I can't believe that it is already the middle of November!  Yikes!  Only 5 1/2 more weeks of maternity leave!  But enough about the mundane...let's get to the random!

Last night we had a first for the Fernandez family.  Leo threw a temper tantrun in Target.  Oh my goodness it was horrifying.  He kept running off and this was after we had let him look at the toys.  We had a house showing so we had to escape the house for an hour and thought Target would give us something we could do.  And even though we let him do what he wanted first he kept running (literally) back to the toys.  Finally we had enough and were trying to leave and he just sat down on the floor and started crying.  I couldn't believe it.  I hate the people whose kids do that.  And then I became one.  But at least I did what I always said I would do when I see those people.  I just picked him up and walked out of the store.  I was not about to let him make a full-on scene. Ridiculous.

Do any of you follow the NBA?  Just within the past year have I really watched much of it and I don't have a favorite team or anything (although I do despise the Lakers!).  But these whole lockouts with the NFL and NBA have really annoyed me.  I know it is all a money thing and that I think is what makes it even worse.  When there are so many people out there with literally nothing and these people are griping over 51% control or 47% control of the money I think it is disgusting.  I also wonder about the kids who left college early to go to the NBA. They aren't getting paid AND they didn't finish their college degrees.  Awesome decision making boys!

I know 2 people within the last month that have uprooted themselves from Kansas and moved to California for a job.  I was talking to the hubby about this last night and thought how weird that would be.  I am a homebody and I admit that.  I also don't have a career that would take me different places.  Although with banking I could go anywhere with it.  BUT I would not look outside of this area for a job.  I just don't have the nerve to strike up a job halfway across the country. 

I've seen a lot of people posting about fall flavors and what they are looking forward to eating and I was like...I don't have anything like that that I'm looking forward to.  Then I saw a commercial for Braums and their peppermint ice cream.  And now I've been craving it since last week.  I think I need to make a trip to Braums to right this.

Why is it that every time I sit down to do something (ie: blog, eat, take a shower, etc.) the baby starts crying.  I remember this being a trend when Leo was little but for real.  I just want to eat hot food, not take the fastest shower imaginable, right a coherent blog post, etc!  Oh well.  He's worth it! :)

The family has been asking for Christmas lists and for Leo the list is easy.  But for me...not so much.  I'm not really sure what I want for Christmas.  Maybe a full nights sleep!

Did you guys see the Hunger Games trailer that they premiered yesterday?  I am so excited for that movie to come out!  Only a few more months!  I hope that it is as good as the books were.  I know that is hard to do but if they can be about 3/4 as good then I will be happy!
_________________ basketball is among us!  Woot woot!  Last night started the 24 hours of college basketball tip-off on ESPN.  The first game started at 11 and ends with the KU game tonight at 8.  I think that the KU game is an excellent way to end the day!  It has also been nice to be able to watch basketball while getting up to feed the baby throughout the night.  I say that because I don't want to start watching a show becuase I will get into it and then won't want to stop watching when I need to be going back to sleep.  But basketball, especially if it's not a team I particularly care about, I can watch for a little bit and then stop!

Ok.  That was quite a bit of random!  And if you follow me on Twitter most of these have been thoughts from the last week but you got a little more than 140 characters!  So happy Tuesday!  And to see other random check out Stacy

Day 15: Dependable Vehicles

I am thankful for the fact that both my car and the hubby's are reliable. His more so since it's new(ish) but I've had mine since 2002 and it really hasn't had many problems. (Knock on wood) And it's also really nice to only have one car payment. So I'm keeping mine til the wheels fall off!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Sweet Deals for a Growing BOY

My little Peo Pants is growing up. And by growing up I literally mean growing UP. He is so dang tall these days! I'm not sure where he's getting it from because his dad is only 5'8 (in my best guesstimate) and I'm only 5'1 but this kid is growing like a weed! He's not even 5 and the boy is in 5T jeans and shirts. I bought few pairs of 4T jeans at the end of the last winter season because he was growing out of his 3T stuff and we had some hand-me-down 4T shirts that we got from some friends and relatives and when I got them out this fall lo and behold they were all TOO SMALL! So ridiculous. So I bought a few pairs of 5T jeans and shirts and my mom picked up a pair of jeans for him when she got Jacoby some stuff so he wouldn't feel left out but 3 pairs of jeans for a VERY active little boy is just not enough. Because the kid sweats like it's nobody's business. But then I received a flyer in the mail for Children's Place. And I love that place. I try to avoid it because it seems overpriced when you can get some pretty decent stuff at Wal-Mart and Target but I had 30% plus free shipping so I figured what the heck. Also, I like to get my nieces some shirts from there for Christmas as well. So all for just over $100 I got 1 short sleeved shirt and 5 long sleeved shirts for Leo, a pair of jeans, a sleeper for my nephew, and shirts for 3 of my nieces and a silly hat for Jacoby. 11 items!!! So exciting. And I ordered them on Saturday and they shipped on Saturday. How awesome is that?! So I'm pretty stoked to get them by the middle of next week! And look at me...I got some Christmas shopping done!

Day 14: My Job

I am thankful for having a job. Maybe not specifically my job, but I am thankful that when I return from maternity leave I will still have a job. And in the world we are currently living in I guess that is something to be thankful for!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Day 13: Netflix

I know I said I was thankful for cable already but Netflix is pretty awesome too! Especially since I found out Glee was on there and I have been watching the crap out of it. Let me tell you...And yes I know I'm 2 1/2 years late...but it's a pretty good show!

Also, Netflix has given me the opportunity to brush up on my Power Rangers knowledge. Did you know that since the series began there have been eleventy billion different versions of the Power Rangers and Leo likes them all? You didn't? Well let me tell're not missing out! :)

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Day 12: Weekends

I'm thankful for weekends with my family. Especially with the hubby's job and him having weekends off it makes the time together even better.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Day 11: Veterans

I'm thankful for all of the veterans that have served our country. Without all of them I probably wouldn't have the opportunity to voice my opinion on this little ol' blog of mine.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Day 10: Cable

Yep. I'm thankful for cable TV. Especially while on maternity leave! It definitely makes the time go by while I'm nursing!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Project 52 Catch Up

Hi. My name is Kendra and I am a project 52 failure. Well I won't say failure but I need to get on this because I think it's a really cool idea. So I'm making 1 post to catch up on what I've missed! So get excited because you're about to see a photo montage!!!

Week 11: Moon
Yep. I went there. I gave you a full moon! :)

Week 12: Pumpkins
We had 4 pumpkins but one rotted out the bottom and so I had to throw it away. But the little ones Leo painted and the big one was "his" from the pumpkin patch!

Week 13: Spooky
This was our jack-o-lantern from last year. So spooky right?!

Week 14: Costume
This is Leo and my niece before trick or treating on Halloween! BFF's! :)

And then just because I'm doing a picture post I figured I would throw in a few pictures of the hubby's birthday dinner!

Here he is soooo excited for his birthday pie!

And then here is my beautiful table with my beautiful family! My hubby, Leo, my mom and Jacoby.

ornament swap: part 1

2 posts in one day? Shut the front door! But because of my thankful posts (that I was so awesomely given time to prepare to post on the given day by my thoughtful infant at midnight last night when he WOULD. NOT. SLEEP.) are set to post then if I get around to posting then there will be duplicates. Awesome!

But I was over visiting Megan at Mackey Madness and she and another blogger got together to do an ornament swap. And I always see swap blogs and I always want to participate but never know what to do and really if I want to get that into it and spend that much money but this one was simple. An ornament. With a $15 limit. And I was so there! So I'm super excited to see who I get paired up with and then of course see what I get! So fun! And if you want to participate too it seems like the more the merrier so click the link above! Or just click over to see Megan because her blog is super cute! :)

A Month of Thankfulness

Yep. I'm jumping on the bandwagon. Because I think I (along with everyone else) need to be reminded of all the good things in my life that I should be (MORE) thankful for. So I know today is the 9th so I'll do 9 things I'm thankful for today and then go from there. Hopefully doing one per day but we'll see how things go...

  1. I'm thankful for my hubby! He makes me extremely happy and seeing him being a dad is extra sexy! :)
  2. I'm thankful for Leo. Even though some days he gets on every last one of my nerves he is my first baby and will always make me happy.
  3. I'm thankful for Jacoby. I've only had him for 3 weeks but he is so darn sweet!
  4. I'm thankful for I had 2 pretty easy pregnancies and births. And I'm thankful that even though Jacoby was 3 weeks early he was healthy!
  5. I'm thankful for my parents. They are super-awesome and do so much for my little family.
  6. I'm thankful for my brother and his family. They are wonderful to have in town so I can see them if I want but they also do really nice things for my little family so I'm extra thankful to have a brother who cares about me!
  7. I'm thankful for my hubby's family. They don't all live here but it's nice that if we were to need something they would be here in a heartbeat (or as fast as traffic would let them be here) to help us with whatever we need.
  8. I'm thankful for my extended family. Especially the ones that read this blog! :) Because they are the ones that give me the extra love when I need it!
  9. I'm thankful for my aunt (AKA my godmother!), my mom and my sister-in-law who brought us delicious foods while I've been on maternity leave. They were much appreciated and delicious!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

RTT: I'm too tired for a title...

Hi hi! It's Tuesday. The 4th Tuesday of my maternity leave. That means only 6 more weeks until I have to go back to work. Bummer! But that means 6 weeks left with my sweet boys so I need to make the most of them! Blogging has definitely been put on the back burner and so I figured I'd try to get back in the swing of things by doing a random Tuesday. Because that's easy enough right?!

Being a "stay at home mom" for these past few weeks have learned me something. And that something is that I was not meant to be a stay at home mom. I learned this when I was on maternity leave with Leo too. I love my boys and I love spending time with them but seriously...I need some conversation in my life. And when it's just Jacoby and me on the days that Leo goes to school I don't talk to anyone until the hubby gets home. And that is hard for my mind. Maybe if I was a for real stay at home mom I would have other moms to chat with but that wouldn't be every day. I need to be able to make jokes and talk to other adults. It has also sucked all the creativity from me. I had all these grand plans for the days that Leo stayed home but I'm just not feeling it. I did play Legos and color with him last week but today with him here I just have no energy. I'm sure that's because I was up 3 times during the night but still. I feel like I should be doing something. And the blogging? Yeah, non-existent. Even though most of my blogs tend to be about the kiddos I think when I think about them all day I don't find the things they do or say quite as funny as I do when I am not surrounded by them.

On the upside I have been cooking almost every day since the hubby went back to work last week. The first few weeks we survived on meals people brought us and fast food but now that we got back in the swing of things I have been making dinner every night. And I have a meal plan for the next 2 weeks and my groceries are bought and we have stayed on track so far! Such a save on money!

I did bake a pumpkin pie a few weeks ago and the crust broke while in the oven and the pie leaked over the edge. I had no idea how to clean a non-self-cleaning oven and so I let it sit there while I continued to cook things. Well the other night the hubby was "cooking" a frozen pizza and I saw smoke coming from the oven. I said something because he was standing right there and he opened the oven door and the flipping oven was on fire. We had no idea what to do and of course we don't have a fire extinguisher. Quite the excitement at 10 at night! Thankfully it was not a big fire and it went out on it's own. Needless to say I bought some oven cleaner (which they sale at Wal-Mart! :) and went to town cleaning my oven. I had to do it twice because that pie filling was caked on pretty good. But now the oven is as good as new!

And speaking of my oven and cooking is clean and ready to be used just in time for my hubby's birthday! It is tomorrow and I have a big ol' meal planned for it! I am making a turkey and all the Thanksgiving works for him because he loves that stuff! So we will be having turkey, stuffing, rolls, mashed potatoes, corn and pumpkin pie! Yum! He is not a fan of the birthdays and it makes him think about his mortality every year but I figured something nice would maybe make it a little better!

Did you guys realize it's November? Holy cow. That means that Christmas is just under 2 months away! Yikes! I haven't even started Christmas shopping unless you count the cashews I bought my dad from my friend's daughter who is in Girl Scouts! The hubby and I don't exchange presents for Christmas but this year we have talked about needing a new computer and how a laptop is really what we want so I think we're going to get one. Granted, it's not really for Christmas because I'm pretty sure we're going to get it this week but still. I'm saying it's for Christmas because it's close enough! I'm kind of excited. I've never had a laptop before. Hopefully it works better than the computer we have now!

Ok. That's all I have right now. I'm hoping to start blogging at least once a week but I think I said that 2 weeks ago and you see how that's turned out. But Stacy is the heir to the queen of Random and she rocks so go visit her and the others who are randoming out today!