Just a collection of thoughts I have had recently.
--American Music Awards were on last night and I watched, like I was a 17 year old. I didn't know who half of the presenters were but I did recognize most of the artists. Is is just me or did Kelly Clarkson and Christina Agulara (I can't spell that name...) look like 10 lbs of sausage stuffed into a 5 lb casing? Kelly was always a little heavier but Christina was always a stick and now she is borderline chunky. I wish their stylist would tell them that stuffing their larger self into a smaller dress does not make you look smaller. Just sayin.
LMFAO continues to make me laugh loudly. Their performance at the end of the show was silly and a little raunchy, kinda like 10-year-old-boy humor, but had me laughing and enjoying it. I'm not sure what that says about me, but oh well.
--My house is under contract! Woot! We got the price we wanted and the buyer is really excited to get in as soon as possible, so hopefully, the home inspection will go without issues and we will be done with this before 2012. I really don't want to pay another 3% to Obama's whatever it is that this extra fee is going towards. The 6% to the realtor is enough.
--The trip to Goodwill with my Girl Scout troop this weekend was really great! We learned a lot about what Goodwill does and how they help others. As a bonus, my daughter found this little treat for me:
She saw it and just about interrupted everything to show me. It was only $1.50 because those items with a yellow price tag were 50% off! Ha! How's that for a deal? Sadly, I was about 3 steps away from getting an actual pair of UGG boots in my size! A woman just in front of me picked them up for her daughter. Crap. I followed them around the store just to make sure she wasn't going to put them down. I kinda have wanted a pair now that they are 5 years out of date, but I just won't pay $130 for a new pair.
--I swam 5000 yds last week! Wow! It's so convenient now that my local Y pool is open again. Not to mention the kids want to go swimming all the time too. They are old enough now that they swim with their friends and I can just do my laps. It's perfect.
--I got a 5 miler in on Saturday. It was really nice out. I do have to remember that I don't have to dress extra for the wind. Somehow, the wind doesn't really make it any colder once you get going. I overdressed a little but it was still a good run.
--I signed up for the Holiday Booty Buster Challenge. I had meant to sign up earlier, but just forgot so now I'm in the Late Sign-up category. Whatever. Basically, you get points for the exercise that you do and at the end of the challenge there are prizes for those with the most points. Sounds like fun and maybe some prizes too? I'm in. If you are interested, head over to Run to the Finish and join us in the late sign-up group! It runs until January 6.
--I ordered a bunch of nuts/candies through Girl Scouts for my office about one month ago. I didn't quite realize how much I ordered until the order came in:
This might be a little much for our staff of 12.... so I have decided to offer up a can of Double Dipped Chocolate Peanuts to one follower! All you have to do is tell me what your favorite Thanksgiving Day food is and you are entered into the drawing. I'll draw a winner on Nov 30. So now that's two giveaways I have going on! Extra enteries for the usual things--blog, fb, tweet etc. Get entering!
--Lastly, I want a new look for this blog. Anyone who has recently updated their blog look, please shoot me an email to let me know what you found easy to do or what troubles you had or any advice. I would like to have a bunch of pictures at the top with the blog name embedded in them. I'm not sure how to do that with blogger's templates..... Hopefully, sometime before the end of this year I can come up with something new.