Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Thanksgiving Weekend

I took a few pictures this weekend!!

This post is a slightly random rambling of how my long weekend went.

Wednesday I worked and went to school...this is what I wore. 

Wednesday night a group of us went to the Dirty Bourbon (it's a bar in town) to watch some friends that were playing that night.  If you're ever in Albuquerque you need to see if you can find Bo Brown Band playing somewhere.

Me, Bobbie and Jason at the bar...bad picture sorry.

Thursday I got up by 8 am after being out until about 4 and made my way to my mom's house to help cook for Thanksgiving.  We were eating at my brother's but her and I had to get a few things ready to go.  I will have to say I failed at getting pictures of family and friends all day but it was a great day.

I took my dogs with me Thanksgiving Day and they got to play with my brother and his girlfriend's 5 dogs.  Apparently it was more than they could take because these pictures are them at about 8 that night sleeping.  Not a care in the world for them!!

Friday...I stayed home and cleaned.  Nothing exciting nothing picture worthy.  Just me in my sweatpants cleaning for hours upon hours.

Saturday I decided to get out and get some shopping done.  I needed a few things still for our Vegas trip, some blog swap items, and a few unnecessary items to put in my closet. :)

What I wore shopping...had to be comfy!
I ended up with the gray ones.
I really need that sign...at my desk...in my house...in my truck somedays even!!!  I love it!
Not bad for a 2 hour shopping trip...

And then...I decided I needed to clean out my purse!
It was long overdue by the looks of it!!!

Saturday night Bobbie came over and we got stuff ready to leave for Vegas.  When 3 girls are driving to Vegas you need lots of music and lots of planning.  Lists upon lists of who is taking what were made!!!

Sunday I went and had breakfast with my folks and went to Lowe's to pick up a shop vac.  I spent the rest of the day being lazy around the house and trying to do a few little chores.
I finished my weekend off with a good bottle of wine.  Yes a bottle, for some reason I thought that I couldn't re-use the cork or something. 

Happy Tuesday!!!
Any pointers on uploading pictures would be helpful.  I rotated all of these and adjusted them to be ready to upload and had to re-rotate most of them just now.  It was time consuming and I know there has to be a better way.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Another Picture-less Weekend Recap

I had another event filled weekend with no photos.  I'm hoping the next couple of weekends bring more photo opportunities to spruce this little blog up.

My mom went in to the hospital Wednesday for a little surgery and had to stay until Sunday so since Wednesday I've been running like crazy.  Work, school, the hospital, and down to my parents house (40-ish miles from the hospital) to let the little dogs in and out of the house.

Friday night consisted of hanging out on the back porch with my brother's girlfriend drinking a few cold Coor's Lights and being home in bed by 9:30.

Saturday I woke up and did a little house work and got ready to spend the day with my friend Bobbie.  We had a full day of shopping to do to get ready for Vegas in a couple of weeks (9 days left before we leave).  We went and got her hair cut and went to see my mom in the hospital for a bit.  We proceeded to PF Changs for some yummy lettuce wraps for lunch.  From there we made stops at Boot Barn, Jackalope, Target, Sally's Beauty, Coldwater Creek, and the Mac Cosmetic store.  After a long day of shopping we were in need of some ice cold beverages and appetizers so headed to Chili's to enjoy the evening.  Once again...home before 10 and in bed asleep.

I spent yesterday doing housework at my house and my parents...grocery shopping for my parents...and putting away laundry and starting my packing for Vegas.

Thank goodness for 3 short weeks at work in a row and a much needed vacation.  Oh...and for only 3 or 4 more days of school!!!

Happy Monday

Monday, November 14, 2011

Horse Races, 4-Wheeling, and a Fight

We're country...we don't do many of the things that most people do.  I started my weekend early on Friday by heading to the race track to watch my brother's horse race the last race of the season...which ended up being his last race ever for us.  His last few races haven't had such a great outcome and Friday after he came in dead last with a swollen knee and a major limp we decided to have X-Rays done.  We found out he has seven bone chips in his knee making it impossible to keep him on the track so the decision was made to sell him...don't worry, we have something like 11 other horses to fill the void.

After the races we decided to go do a little bit of back-roading and 4-wheeling.  We piled in the truck with a cooler and some awesome tunes and spent the next 4 hours just driving around the ditch banks and having a fun, relaxing, drama free evening.  Rodney Atkins song "Take A Back Road" sums up our evening.

I woke up Saturday morning with a fever and chills and feared the worst but after some lunch and shopping with a great friend I felt tons better.  We decided that fight night at my brothers was necessary and there was tons of food, family, and friends to enjoy the evening.  We even followed that up with a little karaoke at our favorite little home town "bar".

All in all it was a good weekend...once again with no pictures.  One of these days.

Friday, November 11, 2011

What I've been up to...

October seems like it just flew by!!!  So much has gone on and I feel like it even though it's happened to me and around me I've missed part of it. 

I've been working and going to school like crazy.  It's been busy at work...and at school.  I've got 3 or 4 weeks left for school this semester and have been working on final projects (no tests for me just projects!!).  All the homework and time spent at work means my house has been neglected and is in serious need of some cleaning.

We found out one of my friends is pregnant!  There's been drama surrounding that whole situation that's kept everyone a little busy...

Back to the work thing...we did a little re-organization and I have a new boss...and a new cubicle to call home.  Let's hope we all get adjusted and back to our regular schedule. 

Oh...and the fun stuff.  I went last weekend up to a friends ranch in the northern part of the state.  It was a really fun trip!!  It was a very cold trip...we got to see our first real snow of the season, the day after we left it snowed at least a foot.  We messed with the yearling cows...tried to decide which ones to keep and which ones everyone could stand to see go.  A buddy smoked some pork and we had a pretty big party in the garage...lots of beer, some delicous food, card games and a little bit of flip cup.  The weekend ended with me getting very little sleep but it was worth it.

Up next, getting ready for our Vegas trip!  It's 3 weeks away and I can hardly stand it.

I need to get better about taking pictures...and learn the best way to post them.

Thursday, November 10, 2011


I really want to do this whole blogging thing...I just don't always know what to write about.  And I really need to get some pretty going on on this blog.  It's very plain...and that's not me.

I'm interested in doing link ups sometimes but not sure how to do that.  Any help or suggestions would be appreciated?