Wednesday, December 01, 2010

some schtuff and some photos

Warning: I cleared my camera's memory card the other day so this post contains lots of random pics and lots of scattered thoughts.

My friend gave me a SUPER FUN gift yesterday. A pair of fuzzy warm Glee pj pants. Aren't they cute? I nicknamed them my "gleejays" (instead of pjs) and can't wait to wear them to pajama Bunco this month! By the way, I'm loving some of the mash-ups from Glee this season--especially the Singin' in the Rain and Livin' on a Prayer ones. Wow.

Know what makes me jealous? My husband can play the piano very well. And he can play by ear. Sarah was practicing Deck The Halls last night and kept missing notes. He wasn't even paying attention to the keyboard and was telling her things like "It's D, Sarah." or "Try hitting G". Not fair.

Our library is amazing. I mentioned the cool Playaway audio books they have available but last spring I discovered another fabulous resource they offer: the Book Club Collection. Your book club selects a book to read from their lengthy list of offerings and then you reserve as many copies as you need for your group. No more buying every book we read for book club! You also get to keep them twice as long as you would a normal book. One person checks them out for the group and they come in this cool bag. I'll find out later today how much I owe for all 8 books that are now overdue. Oops.

I'm loving eating by the light of our Advent wreath this week. Tonight we're going to our church's soup supper and Advent service. I love this season so very much.

My kids found my old OBU student ID card the other day. Hilarious. Love the preppy sweater vest. I betcha I also had on khaki shorts and white Keds.

Do you remember when I planted basil seeds? It's been growing like crazy (this pic is from a month ago) and I've been cooking with it. Delicious!

The girls found these rocks in the backyard one afternoon. They thought they were so funny. And they are. They gave them to me to keep because I'm the big 4-0.

A few weeks ago, I was searching high and low for a photo to show my Bible study group. I never found the photo but I did find the medallion I got when I ran my first (and probably my last) marathon. I didn't run all 26.2 miles but I ran 7+ as part of a relay team. It was a fantastic experience and the cool part is that it was Little Rock's first ever marathon! Great memories with great friends. Love you Carol and Carol and Terry!

A couple of years ago, John bought me a Caphalon skillet from Williams-Sonoma. The non-stick coating started peeling off a few months ago and I stopped using it because I was afraid of ingesting it. John reminded me that the skillet had a lifetime warranty, so we took it back and they replaced it (NO hassle!) with a new and improved skillet. That's the best customer service I've seen in ages and I thought you should know. You get what you pay for and in this case it is quality and superb customer service!

I still want to post some pics from Thanksgiving but Blogger is giving me difficulty and I really need to get moving. Later, friends.


*carrie* said...


That's funny you posted about the Calphalon skillet. We had a saucepan that we just returned to BB&B last weekend because the edge was warped. They're shipping a new one to our house at no cost!

Hooray for the PPLD--those are some cool features they offer.

Carpool Queen said...

I pull out my old OBU i.d. every once in a while to remind myself NEVER TO TEASE MY BANGS AGAIN.

Anonymous said...

Oh my stars and garters. I had totally forgotten that you were one of the khaki shorts girls until you said that. If I remember correctly you wore shorts almost year round. I wanted to be a khaki shorts girl but I have my father's legs. Well, not his actual legs. We each had a pair of legs of our's just mine look a lot like his did.

Angie @ Flibbertigibberish said...

So how much was the library fine? I owe right now too. BIG TIME. I'm terrified to go in there and find out how much, but the longer I delay, the bigger it will be (I have one more book to return). I've already started formulating my speech of apology. I wonder if I can volunteer and work the fine off? Request amnesty day? Pay in installments? I'm freaked out!!!!

That book club bag idea is GREAT! What are you guys reading right now? Mine is doing "The Help" which I read earlier this year, so I'm looking for a new book. I just finished "Cutting for Stone" over the weekend. Great book!

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

Amy dear, you're mixing me up with some other shorts-wearin'-crazy. I distinctly remember wearing them with that outfit, but that's about the only time other than EXERCISE that I feel the urge to bare my cellulitic, varicose-veiny legs. ha!

Angela said...

Oh my gosh. I would have totally taken your old skillet. Mine is HORRIBLE! And we're still using it. Probably ingesting like maniacs! I'm a wonderful wife and mother. Sounds like I need to make a trip to W-S.

Charlotte said...

I read your post to Terry. He said, "That relay was really fun, just us girls." He makes me laugh! Did I tell you that Leanne S. is running with me? That girl is a beast. Miss you!

Moriah @ Please Pass the Salt said...

This post make me smile all through. What are you WEARING in that student ID? hahaha (I mean, not making fun, just, well, styles sure change, huh?)

Oooh, should have grown our basil inside, good idea. Ours all died. :(

SZM said...

I want Glee jammies! I also plan to shop more often at Williams Sonoma! That is awsome!

Marc and Charity said...

Love your ID card :)