Saturday, December 30, 2006

What's Been Going On...

Whew! For all the preparation that goes into the holidays, it certainly flies by quickly. Here are a few highlights:

1. My Farm Boy rocks. I've been saving up for a Nikon D70... and he goes and buys me one for Christmas. I was stunned. As in... I couldn't even speak, and I almost cried. Seriously. Mucho MUCHO brownie points for the Farm Boy. :-)

2. Spent a lot of time with the kiddies. Shopping before and after the holidays is always a trial with teenagers, but we've had some good times. They were all pretty happy with their gifts, too. It's amazing to see them grow up... going from shrieking with happiness over the toys they receive to shrieking with happiness over new clothes and other non-toy like things.

3. Family Game night with the extended family-- lots of fun. Someone always gets a new game for Christmas (or two or three new games), so we have to play all of them the day after Christmas. We even brought out a few oldies but goodies. Officially, we love Mad Gab, Trivial Pursuit 80s version, and still adore Balderdash. We're pretty much nerds, I know.

4. Oh, and I almost forgot... I'm addicted to Mystery Case Files: Ravenhearst Manor. I played that game for 4 hours straight one night, and then finished up the last part of the game the next morning. I'm so anal... I can't quit until I win the game.

5. I've lost a total of 10 lbs since Thanksgiving. Today, I tried on a pair of jeans that I haven't been able to wear for about 2 years. That was a really great feeling! Only 10 more pounds to go! Woot!!!

6. Farm Boy and I went to Chipotle last night for dinner at 9:59 (they close at 10:00). Got a "Grumpy Lite Veggie Burrito" (half the rice, a drip of sour cream, and a sprinkle of cheese). What could be better? Oh yeah... a FREE burrito. Apparently, the order that was made right in front of ours was an employee's dinner. He added our dinner to his ticket and said, "Thanks. Come again!" I had a picture of it, too, but Blogger's being a butthead and only allowing me to upload one photo. Gah. I might have to switch to the new one.

7. No one has called me "Ma'am" this whole holiday break. Stay tuned for the t-shirt, btw. I'm just getting the design kinks worked out... it will be available soon!

Hope you all had a nice holiday!


maliavale said...

Whoa! Those are all kickass items. Hooray on the new camera -- I can't wait to see what you get out of it! And that's great on the jeans; always the best feeling.

Anonymous said...

Lots of wonderful things.

Margaret Ann said...

Congrats on the weight loss!
We are game loving nerds too...Balderdash is great, and my daughter is a Trouble fan. Happy Holidays

Anonymous said...

The D70 is an awesome gift; I'm eyeing one myself...enjoy it! :) A very happy new year to you and yours!

Anonymous said...

Shut UP!!! They haven't ported Ravenhearst Manor to Mac yet and I'm dying. DYING, I tell you, DYING!!!!

Anonymous said...

PS. Congrats on the camera, it looks wonderful :-)

Greg said...

Happy New Year, DCMM!!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you had a great holiday. Happy 2007!

nabbalicious said...

Oooh! Nice gift! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Yay, free burrito! They are opening a store close to my house. Evilness. Why? 'Cause I'm on my new diet to lose the baby fat plus some and one veggie burrito is my entire days worth of calories! I see some cheating in my future. I'll have to try the Grumpy Lite Veggie Burrito.

Happy New Year!

lizgwiz said...

Sounds like a wonderful holiday was had!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Yay for fun holidays! The game night sounds fun, but what is Mad Gab?

don't call me MA'AM said...

maliavale: I'm so ready to go on photo excursions now... but I still have to read more of the manual. It's amazing how much "real" photography I've forgotten. :-)

goldennib: thanks!

margaret ann: Games rule! Glad to see you're back with us again... hope that Lucy is allowing you some time to rest!

metalia: I LOVE it... and highly recommend!

gabrielle: oh, that game is addictive, I tell you! Hope the Mac version is unveiled soon so we can compare notes. The "secret locks" are a new twist. And thanks... the camera is beyond wonderful!

greg: Happy New Year to you, too!

julie_gong: Yep! Especially since I got the coolest Christmas card ever. ;-) Happy 2007 to you as well.

nabbalicious: Thank you! Happy Happy!

paisley: I'll email you my lite burrito version. If you eat half (which is all I can usually eat anyway), it's under 400 calories.

lizgwiz: it absolutely was!

othur-me: and to you!

-r-: But not "yay" for getting iced and snowed in, right? grr You have to try Mad Gab! The wikipedia link is The game is based on word puzzles that look like misheard words or phrases... kind of like misheard lyrics. Excuse me while I kiss this guy is really supposed to be Excuse me while I kiss the sky. It's similar to that... kind of. ;-)

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure why I was thinking about this yesterday on my couch but losing 10lbs since Thanksgiving is totally awesome of you. Most people put on 10lbs. Way to go!!

don't call me MA'AM said...

julie_gong: Thanks! I've worked sooooo hard! But I did give myself a little, tiny break on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.