Saturday, December 25, 2010

Getting locked out

Uh! This weekend while my friends went home for Christmas I am feeding their cats and fish.  Well as I was leaving their house this morning I was thinking "oh do I have the key? sure would suck for the cats if I locked myself outta their house." As I left the house tonight I thought "oh do I have my keys? I need them to drive and it sure would suck if I was locked outta my house."
Clearly these thoughts are bad luck and I should have never had them.
Well when I arrived at the kitty feeding house I thought "oh I'll just leave the car running. I'll be quick in and out and let the car warm up more." Went in fed the animals came out pulled on my door handle. oh damn! Locked out. Stupid always instinctivly locking my doors! So there I am house locked-key in car, car locked-key in ignition. Grrr. No way of possibly breaking into either of them on my own.
$80 later my car was unlocked. (of course they had to follow me back to my house to get their $80)
I should prolly get a hide-a-key

In better news I finished all of my reflections for my certification portfolio today, I just need to scan in my evaluation forms and put it all together.

Hope you all have had a very Merry Christmas with better luck than me! Happy Birthday Jesus!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Stupid Oven Door

We have had this little problem where we can't quite open the oven door all the way because it hits on the trim around the doorway between the kitchen and living room. Well this evening, I made myself a frozen pizza when I put it in I just shoved it in carefully without going through the trouble of pulling the door over to open it all the way.  So when it was time to take it out I knew I needed to open it all the way to slide the pizza onto the cardboard. Well, I yanked a little to hard I guess (sometimes I forget my own strength) and the door fell half off. I couldn't get it back on and ended up talking the whole thing off, hoping it'd be easier to get it back on. No such luck. Oh well, I guess they'll be no baking for awhile. Strictly stove top and microwave cooking.
On another note Merry Christmas to all. I will be spending the holiday with some much needed time all to myself and hopefully accomplishing a large chunk of my portfolio so I can actually graduate and doing some house cleaning (my room is rather smelly, laundry is well overdue!)

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Flutter Christmas and Getting Stuck in the Snow

Our Christmas Tree

Our Pig/Childhood ornament tree

Joy likes to separate the NOEL train and make it into jibberish

My car at 10:20am
Joy has scolded me multiple times for not getting on here and writing so here I am - with pictures. Life has been busy with the semester winding down and the holidays approaching. But no more excuses.

First, our house is finally decorated for Christmas! I love Christmas and it's probably my favorite time of the year. There's something so peaceful about reflecting on the real meaning of Christmas and the feeling of calmness in the air. Today is very quiet since the snow storm has been blowing through. I hear we might get over 2 feet by the time it's gone through our area. That's a lot of snow!

Speaking of snow, I should probably explain my family's genetic predisposition for going out during major snowstorms. For some reason growing up I can always remember having school cancelled, the roads barely plowed out, and winter advisories not to leave the house and my parents thinking it was a wise idea to go see a movie, see what's in town, or even go and grab some pizza. I wish I knew why. I mean, who else in their right minds would get stuck on the side of the road with a snow blower in the back of their minivan....yup none other than the Seaborg's. I guess I take a little bit after them, however I was wise enough to decide not to go to Minneapolis to go Christmas shopping. Yesterday I knew the storm was coming and I had no food for the weekend yet I was too lazy to go to the grocery store. So I wait until today during the peak of the storm. Even though our driveway had just been plowed out I managed to get stuck backing out. My kind neighbors helped push my car out and I was on my way to the grocery store. I barely made it. I almost got stuck in the parking lot and in the middle of the road. Fun times. Thankfully I stocked up on all the necessities to get me through a blizzard: a little bit of food, beverages, and liquor. I'm all set.