Angie Rambles

A blog of my thoughts from working at home to family life and everything in between

Monday, December 29, 2008

Menu Plan Monday: December 29

It seems like forever since I did a Menu Plan Monday and this week we haven't even planned out a menu so it really doesn't even count. I'll most likely start doing my Menu Plan on my healthy weight loss journal (blog) but I'll post the link here so you can still see what's on our menu.

This week we play it by ear:

Tuesday- BBQ Turkey sandwiches?
Wednesday- Our 12th Anniversary, New Year's Eve is always at Beni Hana
Thursday- Happy New Year

Have a great week! What yummies are on your menu?

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Saturday, December 27, 2008

I'm back and Happy Holiday's

Just sitting here at the computer enjoying some yummy tea. The Celestial Seasonings Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride Holiday Tea is absolutely fantastic. So tasty my 24 year old stepson even likes it LOL. Here is the tea with two hilarious mugs my stepdaughter bought for hubs and myself. The mugs say, "Here human, human, human" and they came from the MGM Grand in Vegas.

Anyway, I just wanted to do a quick check-in to let you know I'm still around. Getting back from Jamaica and going right into Christmas prep was tough and kept us busy. We arrived home on Dec. 18th, had to pick up our Basset Hound at the kennel on Friday, pick up my stepdaughter at the airport Saturday and then a family party on Sunday. Then two days to shop for gifts (yes, I procrastinated this year and had to do last minute shopping and we were out until 1 AM last Tuesday). Found out that my parent's would not be coming as planned due to bad weather. I was very sad about that and shed a few tears but they are going to try to come for a visit in April to celebrate our birthday's so that should be fun.

Tonight we went out and I bought some holiday and winter CD's at a nice discount (I added the CD titles to my Holiday Music list and we got some stuff for the Wii. Hubs and stepson are playing that right now. He's over to do laundry and hang out and earlier we played Wii's, Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader. Fun game!

I'm running my personal and business goals through my head this next week and would like to get my office organized too. We shall see.

Kev and I had an absolutely marvelous time in Jamaica as usual and are already discussing returning next December to spend Christmas there. That would be perfect. Many of you have asked for some pictures and with Kev taking over 4,000 pictures we haven't had a chance to go through them. I did find some that I took on my piddly little camera so I'll share a few to whet your whistle. Enjoy

Ahh the memories. These two pictures I took from our Beachfront Suite. Hubs treated me to a special anniversary gift, a room upgrade the last 4 days of our stay and it had the most awesome view as you can see. I was spoiled. He's the greatest. We will celebrate 12 fabulous years together this Wednesday, New Year's Eve. I'm really blessed.

Looking forward to getting back into the swing of things so we can blast through 2009 only to return to Jamaica again.

Missed you all.

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Monday, December 08, 2008

Menu Plan Monday: December 8

Oh this week is exciting! We'll be in Jamaica so we'll be eating REALLY well.

I'm on my own, hubs has work holiday party. I'm thinking I'll eat a sweet potato with black beans and chicken breast strips.

No plan yet but something quick because we have to pack and get everything else done we need to get done. Plus I'm heading out to a very late lunch with a friend. I'm thinking peanut butter and jelly for dinner. Not sure how hubs will feel about that HA HA.

*edited to add hubs says we are ordering in tomorrow night (Tues.) so that solves it but what to order? I dunno yet. Probably something naughty like pizza LOL

Wednesday on we'll be eating yummy food in JAMAICA as long as the weather cooperates and lets us out of town. Please pray, no snow or ice!

Have a great few weeks!

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Sunday, December 07, 2008

Checking In, ready for vacation

I'm taking a break from everything I have to get done before we leave for Jamaica. I'm also stressing that the weather is going to be an issue when we go to leave. Please keep good thoughts that the snow and ice they are calling for will stay away, at least until we fly out LOL!

I have been busy cleaning, doing laundry, shopping and getting all the techy gadgets ready for the trip. Hubs bought me the new Sapphire Blue Acer Mini computer and I love it. Look at this beauty

It's going to be perfect for our trip so we can offload pictures and I can check in with the house sitters.

We also got the Christmas tree up and mostly decorated. I still have to put down the tree skirt and decorate the house. The theme for our tree from here on out is the BEACH so you'll see most of our ornaments will have to do with that. I have a few more to put up on the tree but here is what we have so far. The pics didn't turn out so good, sorry.

When we get back from Jamaica, we pick up the dog at the kennel, my stepdaughter will fly in the next day, we have our family Christmas party and then one day to get more cleaning done and my parent's come in to town for the holiday's. I'm excited but we'll probably need another vacation after all that ha ha.

As you can imagine, I most likely won't be blogging while we're in Jamaica but I will post our trip journal and pictures when we return.

Have a great few weeks!

Monday, December 01, 2008

Menu Plan Monday: December 1

Turkey Tacos

Chicken, potato, veggie

Turkey Chili

Spaghetti w/Hot Italian Turkey Sausage, biscuit bread

Turkey burgers/hot dogs, baked beans

Have a great week!

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