Sunday, December 21, 2008

Can I Take Your Order???

Welcome to Utah! Would you like a HOT APPLE PIE to go with that BLIZZARD????

Oh you wanted one of these??????? Sorry we're fresh out! But. . . . . .

We do have plenty of these!!

Ugghhhh! Sick of Winter weather and we still have 3-4 more LONG months of it. Oh JOY!!!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

You Can Just Call Me Martha

Go ahead and call me Martha. We have a LOT in common!!

My halls have been decked. . . well almost! And it looks nothing like this picture below BUT I like to pretend. In reality, my ADD keeps me from spending endless hours decorating! If you squint your eyes enough my house looks like this too!!
I do plan on getting around to wrapping my presents some day. . . hopefully before Christmas! My kids said today that our tree looks pathetic. I was shocked to hear such words after spending 3-4 hours decorating it. In reality, they were talking about UNDER the tree and it being completely bare! Do I really have to do EVERYTHING?? Don't answer that!

I have good intentions and big dreams of making my neighbors cute cookies like this. That counts for something right? I decided to try a new cookie recipe tonight. Bad idea! And all that came out of that venture was time wasted and less cooking ingredients for the next time I attempt to be creative:(

I have yet to hang the last few decorations, finish the shopping, wrap a single present or cook ANYTHING yummy for Christmas. *Sigh! I guess the only thing that Martha and I have in common is that we both have an ugly red sweater. Oh wait! And we both hate the IRS!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

In Case Of A Fire.......

Don't expect this to alert you to it!

The other IMPORTANT half to the smoke detector is. . . Well, it went like this. A few nights ago I was up late with a congested head and as hard as I tried to go to sleep I could not. Finally about about 2 a.m. I drifted off to sleep. It wasn't 20 minutes later that I awoke to a chirping sound from the hall. Of course it was a familiar sound! I thought "Why is it that EVERY time a smoke detector's batteries go dead it's in the middle of the freaking night?" Is it just me or does this happen in every household? Is there a smoke detector conspiracy?

So I climbed out of bed. Fortunately for the rest of the family they are dead head sleepers and didn't stir at the noise. For me it was unbearable! I knew that there wasn't a 9 volt battery anywhere in the house to replace it with and so I pulled up a chair to reach it and dismantle it. Well the dismantling part isn't difficult and I quickly disconnected the electrical wires from it. It continued to chirp. I opened the battery box and removed the battery. It continued to chirp. I checked all over to see if there was an OFF button. . . nope! What in the world is supposed to stop these things from working??? Frustrated by now, I went in to my husband, who was snoring like usual and woke him. "How do I get this thing to stop?" I asked. His brilliant response was "I don't know" and he rolled over and went right back to sleep. I was holding that beast and it was still chirping. How was I ever going to get any sleep with this thing? I finally came up with a plan and I walked to the front door, unlocked it and chucked that smoke detector as far as I could throw it right out on the lawn! It was back to bed for me and right to sleep this time!

I had forgot about the night's events as I got ready for work the next day. It wasn't until I opened the door and discovered something foreign out on the grass. OH YES! There was that detector and it had finally quieted down. At this point I was able to get a big laugh out of it! What possessed me to throw it outside? I have decided that those smoke detectors are of the devil and I am opting for a better piece of equipment to inform us of a fire. No batteries required!!

And the cool part is that if you really do have a fire, you can sit outside and eat popcorn while the fire department battles the blaze! BONUS!!