Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thank you: four day weekend

Lots of stuff accomplished on this long weekend:
-baked a cake (burnt the bottom, when the recipe calls to bake in 2 nine inch pans it means 2) but I salvaged it and it was a successful 3 layer pumpkin cake.

-enjoyed the thanksgiving meal and family. I really do like my family, I always have some much fun with them.
-alarm went off at 5:15. hit target, best buy, Wal-Mart, McDonalds (nothing like yogurt parfait, diet coke, and candy kisses for breakfast!) bed bath and beyond, kohl’s, old navy, gazelles, and the mall. We took in a lot of loot! Lots of fun. Required a nap by the fire to cont to the night.
-watched the ugly truth, finally. the truth can be ugly.
-beautiful Saturday allowed for a reeds walk and run
-bought three new opi colors. The Christmas collection is out!
-updated the ipod. Lots of good music out there right now
-dinner at red ball and then out with friends. Mini hs reunion

-should lead to more relaxing, maybe a little treat making and Christmas decorating! Cant believe it is that time of year…I shall no longer cringe when Christmas music comes on the radio and in stores, I will be hardcore for the next 27 days (Jessica Simpson, n’sync, home alone, amy grant….love love love Christmas music!)

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

a greeting card well put. period.

Gwen discovered this card at D&W:
There was an old-fashioned black and white photo on the front of a woman hugging a man and a quote bubble that said, “Maybe this guy won’t be a dickhead.” Inside it said, “So, how’s your love life?”

Thank you hallmark for summing up my week! Cheers.

Can’t wait for thanksgiving. Tomorrow is dinner at my parents. As I get older my mom just assumes that I will participate in bring the some sort of food item, guess being the mature 25 year old this should be no surprise. So this year I volunteered for dessert. Thanks to kraft food website and enticing pictures. I will be baking a 4-layer pumpkin cake. Shall be grand!

Black Friday, day off!!! Who knows what the alarm will be set off as. Have to view the adds first…..oh the joys of fighting people and the lines at Wal-Mart on alpine. All to save 5 dollars on a toy for a second cousin. Haha it is the thrill, that is what I keep telling people.

Ending with:
This thanksgiving I have a ton to thank the Lord for, truly blessed!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

as the week rolls on

1. headed to mall of America tomorrow night. Two full days of shopping with my mom and sister in law. When the boys are away the girls can play. My mission: new jeans---never can have too many and unique warm long sleeve shirts, could be difficult. my breaking point of patience…….. greys anatomy, kims house, friends that can make me giggle all night long, cuddling, and chocolate

Sunday, November 15, 2009

4 bandages and neosporin later.

Out for a run on a pleasant november night. About to finish the arlington loop and I come around the last corner and take the curb. Yup bit it, and it hurt. Two huge bandages on my palms and two on my fingers. Who would have thought that running was a contact sport, gwen I take back all the times I laughed at you for tripping at reeds. It just sneaks up on you and before you know it you are down and then up like nothing is wrong even though you are in pain! Sometimes i wonder if it is best to stay on the couch. Here is to a better stress relieving run tomorrow!

Opening day of deer season, no word from the Lipinski boys yet....

Per Lindsay's request for the caramel apple dip
(Lindsay it is a more of a dip for slices of apples, but if you put the whole apples in the freezer it tends to harden)
Thank you Mrs. Vriesman for the delicious recipe!

1 stick of margarine
1 can evapoated milk
1 bag kraft caramels (the ones you unwrap from their little packages)

heat together in a crock pot for about 2 hours on low, stirring regularly.

I also added some cinamon, nutmeg and vanilla.. but just a bit


Thursday, November 12, 2009

.....falling into it.

*Wednesday caramel apple night, so yummie! We had a ton of toppings. See the caramel apple contestant winners or the ones that actually made an apple!

*Friday sarah’s 25th birthday! Victory club!

*Saturday robinettes with cute kiddos. Emily and her nieces and I came in tote with my little cousins. Also went to River City Improv---very funny!
*Monday night family dinner @ my parents for my pa’s 57th birthday. His birthday is actually the 16th but he needed his gifts for hunting season and lets be honest, all Lipinski boys will be MIA for about the next three weeks. They hunt for deer, we hunt for clothes!

*Tuesday night baby time. My cousins Kelly and Rich had their baby girl LilyAnn. We went and visited and she is very cute. Little peanut noise and all.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

wake up call at 10:30

……. amazing, I can not remember the last time I slept in that late. It is sunny and 63 on a Saturday in November. Went for a run in shorts and a t-shirt. Have the front door open to let in the nice cool breeze. I am hearing the leaves rustle and watching the sun shine through the window. I heart Saturdays.

did a lot of reading this week in Ruthless Trust.

Abba, I surrender my will and my life to you today, without reservation and with humble confidence, for you are my loving Father. Set me free from self-consciousness, from anxiety and disapproval of others, that I may find joy and delight simply and solely in pleasing you. May my inner freedom be a compelling sign of your presence, your peace, your power, and your love. Let your plan for my life and the lives of all your children gracefully unfold one day at a time. I love you with all my heart, and I place all my confidence in you, for you are my Abba.

Monday, November 2, 2009

tutus and fishnets

rocking out halloween 09:
pink tutu race with amazing friends
hand holding finish
maries special
caramel apple suckers

more candy

errands in matching outfits, shoes included
cute cousins in costumes
red nails
candy passing out to neighborhood kiddos
dress up with(a) friend, lack of participation by others
disappearing hair bows
fun frenzies
crazy night
tiger woods
crispy leaf walks
laughing friends greeting you in the morning

ready to run

good witch and harry p

jackie o and flapper girl