Saturday, November 17, 2012

Color Run

What fun! Today we did the Color Run in New Orleans. It was about 3 miles around the lakeside of UNO.

We saw lots of tutus. Men, women, and children. There were even a few men in suits. That was a little weird.

The color that was thrown on runners wasn't really a paint. It was like dyed powder. There were color stations that you ran through that were manned by volunteers who threw the color on you.

Not sure I would do it again but it was worth doing once!!

I am excited to wear my pretty blue wig again however at Mardi Gras!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Tested, tasted, approved

Busy weekend but good.

I had off Friday and took that opportunity to clean out my closet, sort through my sweaters, put up my summer shoes and bring out the cold weather shoes.

Went to the home opener of the LSU men's basketball game. We have a new coach so I wanted to see what he was doing with the team. Luckily we won. The real test of course will be when SEC play starts.

Picked up all the materials to make my sister a Christmas wreath. Unconventional colors she asked for. So, pink, turquoise, and light green it is! I'm looking forward to seeing how it turns out.

Made a batch of cinnamon pecans. It was my test batch for potential gifts this holiday season. So far so good. They are cooling down now but the one I tasted was pretty yummy!

Also made a batch of mini blueberry muffins. Michaels had a clearance on mini muffin baking cups so I picked up a couple of packs. These I thought were cute!

I've been working on Life Force. Almost finished page 3. Hope to finish that page soon.

It was a good weekend in football for us. LSU won. Saints won. And Bama? Well Bama rolled over. The only sad part is that the SEC's dominance in the national championship may be over.

Monday, November 05, 2012

Is it really November already?

I cannot believe that it is already November.  How the time is flying!  And I'm not sure I mean that in a good way! Pretty soon Thanksgiving will be here, then Christmas!  Just last week was Halloween.  
We had a good time this Halloween dressing up at the office and then a neighborhood block party where we took my friend Jenny's boys trick or treating.  We were actually having decent weather for a change so it was an all around pleasant evening.
Me and Jenny, the pumpkin (later she had a costume change and was a witch)
Me and the boys, Marine and SpiderMan
I've been working on decorating my bedroom.  I'm enjoying this time.  I didn't think I would but taking the time to think each new item that I want to add to the room has been fun.  I've gotten a new duvet cover, a new throw to match that Duke can sleep on so he doesn't mess up the new duvet cover, and some art work.  The art work was just hung up this past weekend.  Now I just want to get one more piece of complementary art for another wall in the room.

I find myself having a fascination with peacocks these days.
I've been working on Life Force lately.  Hoping to have page 3 done soon.  I don't have an updated picture on it though.  I think I will wait till page 3 is done. I did get two new patterns this weekend.  The first was a freebie (and I can't remember which website I got it from) fractal that can be made into a bookmark.  Depending on how long it takes to stitch up, this could be a good idea for a gift or two this Christmas.  
I am loving the colors in this one!
The second one was from HAED.  I just couldn't pass up the 50% off sale.  I think this one will be a good gift for my oldest niece.  This is Mini Snow White and Alice. 

 I tried out a new recipe this weekend.  Cinnamon sugar pretzels.  I'm not sure how I feel about them.  I tried a few but I feel like they are missing something.  I brought them to work to get some opinions.  I'd like to get them "perfected" as they too would be a great idea for Christmas gifts.  I already usually make chocolate covered pretzels but wanted to add something new to the mix.  I also have another recipe to try, crock pot cinnamon sugar almonds (or pecans or whatever nut you want to try).  I may try that one this upcoming weekend. 

Well, today starts 4 weeks of shortened work weeks.  I have so much time to take off between now and the end of the year, I am off every Friday for the rest of this month and then I am off for a week at Christmas.  I'm hoping to get all of my "holiday cleaning" done with these extra Fridays off, shopping completed and holiday decorating done!  I've already have in the planning process two new Christmas wreaths to be made. There just never seems to be enough time to do everything I want!