Friday, February 20, 2015

ALL WORK AND NO PLAY MAKES JACK A DULL BOY
Chrissy is mad at me - She wanted to celebrate Christmas today with Cara (yes, we haven't exchanged gifts yet even though we've seen each other a billion times since christmas) and I wanted a snow day.  I was off today and wanted to be able to get up whenever I wanted to, not get dressed, lounge on the couch with the pup and not have to worry about anything until I had to get dinner ready.  Just a few hours of doing nothing. NOTHING. I haven't been feeling that great and I'm completely running on empty… so SNOW DAY it was!  Sorry, Chrissy.  It turned out she wasn't feeling well either so it all worked out in the end.  ;-)

I got up at 7 am and went out to the couch with my blanket and pillow - The Bud actually didn't get out of bed until an hour or so later to join me.  I like snuggling up on the couch and watching movies - which usually means watching the first 15 minutes and then falling back to sleep. I ended up staying awake - I watched The Shining - which was pretty appropriate for this frozen, snowy day… Did you hear about this comparison between The Shining and Frozen?  It's pretty good. ;-)


Thursday, February 19, 2015

BIG WILLIE STYLE
No lie… I think Gettin' Jiggy Wit It may be the best song every recorded… Did you see Will Smith on Letterman? OMG  The shots cutting to the audience clapping are seriously cracking me up.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

I THINK THEREFORE I HAM
I still question which ham I'm supposed to get at the store… the pointy one OR the flat one.  I want to call Mum every time.  I finally put it in my phone but I laugh every single time. Around Christmas time The Dad asked Chrissy how to make ham salad - somehow I never did in all these years…  We've been making it pretty often.  I'm even just buying a slice and making it.  It's getting pretty funny.

Monday, February 16, 2015

DOWN GOES GLORIA
So, I was really hoping yesterday would have been low key. Instead I got a call from the nursing home. They told me Glo fell.    She was at the nurses station harassing them as she normally does and said she was feeling dizzy.  Before they could get to her she fell backwards - slamming her head off the floor - knocking herself out. She was unresponsive.  They were getting ready to do CPR and she gasped for breath…   The ambulance took her to the trauma center and I met them there… 7 hours later she was sent home - they couldn't find anything wrong.

To make matters worse, the hospital wanted me to transport her back to the facility myself.  I had to fight with them to get her an ambulance back.  I met them back at the nursing home and as I got off the elevator I heard a scream - not her.  Turns out one of the EMS was trying to get her bed rail off to slide her into the bed from the gurney and he hit himself in the face with it and knocked his front tooth out.  How do these things happen???  I felt terrible for the poor guy - he was the cutest thing, too, and now he looks like  a jack-o-lantern.  I know this has nothing to do with me but I couldn't help question - WHY ME?  Why do all these weird things happen?  Even though she looks terrible - turns out they couldn't find anything wrong?!?

Sunday, February 15, 2015

COMEDY AND TRAGEDY
40 years of SNL is on tonight...

I get a lot of email from this one post I made awhile ago regarding a John Belushi skit from SNL in the 1980s… just saw there is a reddit comment linking my post too… Why can no one find this!?  It was definitely John but I see the discrepancy now - he died in '82 but from what we are finding the episode aired in '84???  I think I google searched and found the season and episode number but is that right?!?  I think I'm going to have to just contact SNL myself.

It will be 33 years, March 5th, since John Belushi was found in Bungalow number 3 of the Chateau Marmont… he was 33. Funny, funny guy.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY
Today is Carey's 40th birthday.  40. How the heck did that happen?!? Wasn't she just rolling around in the leaves?! ;-)  We celebrated by being locked in a room for an hour this morning…  We managed to escape in record time… I think we had 14 or 17 minutes left.  Yes.  We rock.  If you haven't done it yet - I highly recommend it. We did Dr. Stein's Lab.

We went to the synagogue and back to Carey's for cake and the weather was going from bad to worse. I got stuck in the snow storm on the way back to The Dad's.  Note to self...  Never buy a fake SUV again.  Did I tell you how much I hate this car?

…it was actually pretty driving in it until I spun around near bakery square... it got a hundred times worse in about ten minutes. I was actually a little scared.

I finally made it back and we had our annual heart packaged dinner…

… I made chocolate covered strawberries among other things…

Lily ended the night doing caterpillar impersonations.

…and that concluded Valentine's day.

Friday, February 13, 2015

DO YOU WANT TO BUILD A SNOWMAN?
I remember making igloos with those snow block things  - I would have them all over the backyard.  I can't believe I don't have any 35 year old pictures of those things.  If I do, I can't find them… Actually, I can't believe I don't have the brick molds!

I wanted to make a snowman so I took the pup out and surprised her with my snowman kit…

She seemed interested…

…but it was short lived.  She was too cold and started banging on the door to go back in. This is as far as we got. ;-(