Archive for November, 2007

Christmas meme~

Friday, November 30th, 2007

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? both! I love pretty paper and gift bags for the unwrappable :o)… but not for the kids, they are too nosey to not look in the bags!

2. Real tree or artificial? Artificial this year, usually real.

3. When do you put up the tree? the week after Thanksgiving

4. When do you take the tree down? Day after Christmas.

5. Do you like eggnog? ICK no!!!

6. Favorite gift received as a child? baby alive

7. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes, several. Matt likes them. It’s hard to find places to put them out though… too much Christmas stuff.

8. Hardest person to buy for? My dad (found the PERFECT gift for him this year though!)

9. Easiest person to buy for? Emelia. She loves everything from dolls to clothes, from makeup to music.

10. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? batteries. I begged and begged to open one little present before Christmas when I was little, my mom finally relented and I opened a package of batteries!

11. Mail or email Christmas cards? Mail

12. Favorite Christmas Movie? The Grinch and Elf

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? After Thanksgiving.

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Yes

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Sweets of any kind!

16. Clear lights or colored on the tree? Clear. period.

17. Favorite Christmas song? I’m enjoying “wintersong” album by Sarah McLachlan tonight

18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Stay home

19. Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer?
dasher dancer comet cupid donner blitzen prancer vixon rudolf ???

20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Bear (boyd’s bear angel)

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Both.

22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? Crazy rushing around and rude people.

23. What I love most about Christmas? Seeing everyone, giving fun gifts, the pretty decorations …

know and tell friday week 2!

Friday, November 30th, 2007

1.What scares you? Dogs! After being bit by a dog years ago they terrify me!

2. Coke or Pepsi (Diet counts)? I ♥ coke! I grew up drinking pepsi, but have made the switch. (sonic ice is necessary too)
3. I would love to try… sailing, skiing, anything new!
And now for a bonus question…
4. Spiritually speaking, do you have a Quiet Time? If so, where, when, and how long have you had one? If not, what is stopping you from having a Quiet time? (Quiet time is defined as time alone with God. It can consist of praying, reading God’s word, and worship among many other things) I do have quiet time. I fall asleep praying and when I wake up I talk to God… when I am driving I talk to God… when I’m in the shower I talk to God. I grab every little minute of quiet to spend time with Him. I read my bible usually before getting out of bed. Sometimes I have to wait until the kids (minus Izzy) get to school. I also spend time in the car listening to teachings and worship music.

Thanks “To Know Him” for hosting this fun new meme!

sct ~ southwestern pork burritos

Friday, November 30th, 2007

2.5 lb. boneless pork shoulder roast
1 can rotel
3 T tomato paste
1 T honey
3 cloves pressed garlic
1 T chili powder
1 T cumin
1 t. salt
12 flour tortillas
toppings… cheddar, sour cream, lettuce, tomatoes, olives.

1. put pork in crock pot
2. mix all other ingredients (down to tortillas) and pour over roast.
3. cook on low 8-10 hours.
4. shred with two forks
5. serve with tortillas and toppings.

Visit Sandra for more slow cooked meal ideas.

13 thursday

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

Thirteen things to do today!!!

1. Call bear for Izzy’s appointment time.
2. Put all the tubs and boxes that held Christmas decorations back in the attic.
3. Run to Office Depot.
4. Go to Target and see if they have sold out of a particular toy for Emelia (can’t list because she reads this sometimes :o) they had it, I got it!
5. Change and wash bedding.
6. Go to Michaels and look at the potted lighted outdoor trees. sold out!
7. Do my daily bible reading. I’m almost finished with Psalms now. (Remember we started reading ten pages a day to finish in 90 days?)
8. Order gift sacks for teacher presents.
9. Visit bloggy friends and see what’s going on with them.
10. Catch up on email!
11. GET DRESSED lol (in something other than flannel pj’s)
12. Take Izzy to school (she’s much better!, thanks for the prayers)
13. Rake leaves

wordy wednesday

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007
Christmas has exploded in my home, it’s official! Well, it didn’t help that I unloaded all ten boxes of Christmas decorations from the attic at once… but, the tree is up and trimmed, the den and dining room windows are dressed, and the light fixture is festive! I would say that I am about 1/3 finished. I am hoping to increase that percentage to at least 1/2 by the end of today. I always kinda dread unloading the Christmas stuff, but once it is out it sure is pretty! Don’t Christmas lights just make you feel cozy? They do me! I rearranged the furniture in the den and then arranged things many times before deciding how to keep the tree. I usually set it up in the corner of the den but Izzy’s stuff is busting out of that area and I am running out of places to tuck things. Especially BIG things like standers and walkers and strollers (0h my!). I guess I could clutter up the front room aka therapy room, but it is the first room you see when visiting my home so I like to keep it clutter free.

I’m hoping to have picture posting capabilities before long and I’ll post pics of the tree and stuff! (I’m still planning to post pics of robot baby).

Izzy has been a little gunky this week. She is stuffy and coughing. I am hoping she will feel like going to school today!

Happy Wednesday!

Christmas Decorating

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

I love Christmas decorations!  I always dread Dec. 26 when it is time to put them back in their boxes… I have some missing items this year which is annoying.  My hall bathroom is all white.  White double sinks, White big triangle tub/shower and the walls are the beaded board.  I decorate that bathroom to match the seasons and cannot find the box with all the Christmas stuff for in there.  Oh well, another excuse to run to Target? or Kohls?  I’ll let you know what I come up with.

time travel tuesday ~ thanksgiving edition

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

Welcome back to Time Travel Tuesday!
Sorry I’ve been so “absent” lately.
Hopefully my blogging will resume soon!

Today we are traveling back to Thanksgiving Day!
It shouldn’t be a difficult trip given it was only a few days ago.
What was your favorite part of the day?
What was the best thing you ate for dinner?
What are you most thankful for this year?

(If mr. linky doesn’t come up… for some reason it doesn’t on this computer? Leave a comment and let us know you are participating so we can come read about your day.)

Pettigrew Thanksgiving 2007

Our day started pretty early. We had plans to drive to Tulsa, OK which is about a 2 hour drive. Matt’s mother lives in Tulsa as does his aunt Jane Ellen. Matt’s sister Jane Ann was driving up from Dallas, TX. Jane Ellen’s hubby Ron spent the evening before smoking a big turkey lovingly referred to as “tom.” I made green bean casserole, rolls, and spinach dip to take along.
We all loaded up by eleven, dinner was planned for two.
It was a delicious dinner. I always enjoy Paula’s dressing and although she did email the recipe, it somehow wasn’t the same here at home.
Tom was nice and tasty too, I love turkey.
We had all the usual casseroles and lots of yummy desserts.
I think the best thing I ate was the spinach dip, I love that stuff. Second would be dressing.
We stayed long enough to a. digest our food, and b. for me to color and cut Jane Ann’s hair.
Jane Ann’s transformation was a miracle to behold. She looked great!
I (being un-trained) never know what the hair will end up looking like, especially when asked to do a cerain style, but it looked really good. I colored it a light brown with highlights and then cut layers around her face and trimmed it all over.
After her hair was finished we headed home.
Emelia stayed in Tulsa until Saturday.
We came home and ate dinner late before heading to bed.
It was a good day.
I am most thankful this year for the blood of Christ, that covers me with forgiveness… healing… and love. I am also thankful for my wonderful family and friends. I love you all.

It’s Monday …. some memes & stuff.

Monday, November 26th, 2007

It was a pretty good weekend.  We kept baby Will for Julie on Friday night.  Her sweet neice’s life came to an untimely ending last week and the funeral was this weekend.  Please keep their family in your prayers, such a sad situation.  

Ten Things

Saw this over at Weaver mom and thought it would be fun…

1. Babysat baby Will…
2. Got a Christmas tree.
3. Went to church.
4. Cooked corn and green bean casseroles!
5. Trimmed Bailey & Emelia’s hair.
6. Took a nap.
7. Went to dinner at mom’s house.
8. Saw Julie.
9. lots of laundry.
10. Taxi-ed kids.

9 things on my agenda this week:
1. Rearrange furniture in den.
2. put up Christmas tree.
3. Wrap gifts.
4. Clean house!
5. shop for groceries.
6. make a menu.
7. balance checkbook.
8. catch up on bloggy friends.
9. clean out car.

8 shows I’ve watched (last week):
1. Andrew Wommack
2. 20/20
3. Amazing Race
4. Rachel Ray
5. Sesame Street
6. Dora
7. Backyardigans
8. Amazing Grace

7 things I cooked last week:
1. Green bean casserole
2. Corn casserole
3. turkey
4. dressing
5. gravy
6. spinach dip (not actually cooked…)
7. cinnamon rolls

6 things I read this week
1. bible
2. email
3. Andrew Wommack devo book
4. GH Mag.
5. Sale ads for black Friday
6. children’s book

5 Reasons to be happy today (in no particular order)
1. It’s Chilly outside
2. Christmas music is playing on the radio
3. God loves me.
4. I’m healthy & so are my kids!
5. I have great friends.

4 things I need to buy:
1. a laptop :o)!
2. cereal for Izzy.
3. groceries!
4. snack for Izzy to take to school for this month.

3 people I saw this weekend:
1. Julie
2. Alex (her daughter
3. Dylan (bailey’s friend from out of town who spent the weekend here)

2 things I am thankful for right now:
1. God’s love and forgiveness.
2. YOU!

If you haven’t done this yet, consider yourself tagged! (If you do it, please let me know.)

To Know Him” has started a new meme.  It is know and tell Friday!  It’s Monday, but I’m going to participate anyway!

What makes you crazy?
A messy house &/or car!!!
It drives me mad to be in chaos!

Best brand of jeans?
I dunno!  I’m so very tall that sometimes I just buy them in the men’s department so I  can find 36 or 38 in. length.  I like levis, but don’t have a favorite right now.  I’m thinking about trying a new brand!

What do you do on rainy days?
Carry an umbrella and put my hair in a ponytail! :o)!
Not much else, wish for a nap… love naps on rainy days.  It doesn’t happen often enough!

Remember to come back tomorrow to travel all the way back to your Thanksgiving memories!  I’ll have to put on my thinking cap.  (I sound like my mom saying that :o).

Christmas Spirit

Friday, November 23rd, 2007

Amanda (Oh Amanda) is hosting an oh so fun “oh oh oh” Christmas carnival/giveaway/fun thing over at her place and this week Christmas spirit is on the menu.  She has directed us to blog about what puts us in the Christmas spirit.  

That’s pretty simple Amanda!

Let’s see…

Cooler weather

Christmas music

Christmas lights

Red turtleneck sweaters

Funny Christmas socks

Day after Thanksgiving shopping trips!

There are a few things that put me in the mood for the holidays.  Several of these have been delivered already.  It’s really cold here!  

I spent the day shopping with mom.  It was CRAZY out there.  The parking was insane.  The lines were ridiculous.  The people were frantic.  What fun, right?
We ate lunch at Cheesecake factory and I was too full from yesterday to even eat my cheesecake (brownie bottom, cheesecake with hot fudge and whipped white choc. mousse)  So, if you’ll excuse me … I think I’ll go have it for dinner :o)!

I hope you had a great day too!

thurs 13

Friday, November 23rd, 2007

1. PUT AWAY MY CHRISTMAS STUFF!!! It’s about time, huh? I actually organized everything much better than last year. I labeled my storage tubs by room and they are snug in the attic! It’s a happy thing. I ran in Walmart tonight and bought snowman burner covers (WHY oh why?… 75% off just does something to my reasoning skills)… anyway, I also left the decor in the hall bathroom because it is non-Christmas type snowmen/snowflakes. The rug is blue with white snowflakes and I got the toothbrush holder for the kids that makes their toothbrushes the arms of the snowmen… and a snowman soap dispenser… and snowflakes hanging from the mirrors. I have decided to leave it all until I change over to Valentine’s decorations in there! BUT, I could not find my valentine tubs in the attic today so I’m slightly disturbed and feel a twitch coming on (I hate to misplace things).
2. Swept & mopped the front room and kitchen/dining room. There was wax down the hallway (wood floors) from our power outage because the kids had to use candles to walk down the hall (yes we had flashlights, they just liked the candles). So I even scraped all the wax that has irritated me every day. You know when you look down the hall and can see the shading of something but just walk by time after time? When you finally do something and realize it took less than five minutes you think, “why didn’t I do this weeks ago instead of sweeping/mopping over it???”
3. Organized the top of the hall bookshelves. I guess because they are so high they have become a catch all. I pulled everything down and threw most of it away.
4. Took that little thing off the front bottom of the fridge and washed it.
5. Washed the trash can and lid. I had one of those silver metal trash cans in the kitchen, you know the kind that have the push thing on the little door… HATED IT!!! I mean it was cute to look at but functionality was 0%. It was terrible. I finally bought a trash can that I love! It’s the little things that make me happy!
6. Did izzy’s stuff… Gave her a bath, put her foot splints on… and put her in her stander for an hour. She had a good day today.
7. Made Emelia a dds appointment because she mentioned last night her tooth was hurting (oh no!).
8. Did all our laundry. Can’t remember how many loads today, but it’s done!
9. Had mom and dad over for dinner and to watch the OU game on tv.
10. Went to walmart (as mentioned previously) to buy food items … and milk.. and soy milk. I threw out all the snack food today. All of it. It’s a new day!
11. Had dad down for lunch. Matt and the kids went home with him and helped him gather broken branches. They got a lot done down there and I got a lot down with them out of the house for a few hours.
12. Reorganized the kitchen. With all the Christmas stuff gone it looks empty, but really really clean. I like that.
13. Called Office Depot to ask them what to do about my new laptop. The screen goes black about every 45 minutes and I have to reboot. Not good. They said to bring it back and exchange it for another. You know what that means? I will be backing up files (yet again) tomorrow to start over! What is up with that? I’m not complaining… at least it happened while under warranty.

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