Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Back home

Sorry for the lack of posts. I haven't had internet access or a chance to post since Thursday. I'm back in Starkville now, at least for the rest of the week and weekend.
My back is feeling a lot better these days, thanks so much for your kind comments :-)

I spent lots of time with my nephews and niece this past weekend. It was fun but tiring. And it makes me think that I might want to have only one child.

I got to see my wonderful cousin Calondra for a little while on Monday and meet her Robert. It was so good to see her.

I have a baby shower cake, and a wedding shower cake to deliver to Aberdeen Friday, and a birthday cake for the sweet little boy of our friends to make for Saturday. So, as usual, I'll be pretty busy these next few days. And I'll post pictures as soon as I can.

I'm really behind on my blog reading, I have almost 500 unread items in my Google reader at the moment. I'm going to try to get caught up and comment on your blogs soon. I hope you are all doing well.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Clumsiness and a pro tip

I can usually manage to keep from hurting myself, but yesterday, my clumsiness caught up with me. It was bound to happen, it's been a while since I've fallen. That's right. I fell. I'm only 30, this shouldn't be a problem yet. At the time, my pride was hurt more than my body, but today I'm feeling it. Apparently, I twisted my ankle, and threw my back out of whack. Again. I'm so stinkin' tired of my back hurting all the time. Ugh. But anyway, I went to my mom's chiropractor again and am feeling a little better. Still hurting, but not as bad.
Yesterday was a slow day at the tax office, but today has been a little busier. Which is good. I hate to be sitting around with nothing to do. A lot of our customers opt to do a refund anticipation loan (RAL) which is supposed to let them get their refund in 1 to 2 days. What they don't understand it that the IRS has to give the okay to the bank that we do the RALs through before we can print their check. And the IRS is being slow about it this week. I hate it for the customers, but there is nothing we can do about it. And getting snippy with us on the phone is not going to make it get here faster. Did I tell you I'm passive aggressive? Well, I am. Case in point: Yesterday we had a lady call us no less than 6 times to ask if her check was here. Each time I was polite and told her no, but that I would call as soon as it came in. By about the third call, she was getting a little snippy. So this morning, her check came in and I called her around 8 o'clock. She was still asleep, but hey, I had told her 6 times that I would call as soon as it came in, right? Pro tip: be nice to your tax preparer, they really are doing all they can to help you. That is until you start getting snippy with them.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Hello, my name is Crystal and I'm a Chocoholic

When Mr. McHacker asked what I wanted for Valentine's Day, of course I said chocolate! But y'all know how cheap I am. So we went to Wal-Mart the day after Valentine's Day when the candy was 50% off! As you can see, I'm all stocked up for a while!

Monday, February 16, 2009

My new nephew

This is my 100th post, and what better way to celebrate it than to show you some pictures of my new nephew.
Meet Jayden. He was born February 5, and is beautiful, and perfect. It runs in the family (haha).

I talked to my mom last night and she needs me to go ahead and come back to Lucedale to help her at work. So I'm getting my stuff together to leave after lunch today. Hopefully I will get a chance to post a couple of times this week though. I hope everyone's week is off to a good start.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Hey y'all

Happy Valentine's Day and everything. I hope you're all having a great weekend. I'm having a great weekend. I spent the past week working for my mom at the tax preparation office she runs. It was very tiring and made for some long days. I was happy to help her and will go back and help her some more pretty soon, but I sure was happy to get back home. Sorry for the lack of comments from me on your blogs, I feel so out of the loop since I just got a chance to catch up on everyone's blogs. I didn't get a chance to read anything during the week, so it took me all day today to read through the 500 or so posts in my Google reader. I've got lots of stuff to write about, but I'll get to it tomorrow when I have more time. We're about to order a pizza for romantic valentine's dinner!

I saw this fun quiz on Valley Life in Alaska's blog and thought it would be fun. So here ya go. If you take it, let me know what you are. Later taters.

You Are FAQ

For you, the internet is like your personal library. And you know more facts than fifty normal humans.

Your brain is basically lot a computer at this point. You have a lot of information stored up there.

You spend hours looking up obscure information and learning things. If you have question, you always Google it.

You can't help but be a bit of a know-it-all. You can answer everyone's frequently asked questions.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Moose and Zee cake

Last night I decorated a first birthday cake for a kid who apparently likes to watch Noggin, a cable channel for kids. Since I don't have kiddos, or cable tv, I'm not very familiar with Noggin, but apparently the feature characters are Moose and Zee. This is the picture I was sent in an email:
And here's the cake:
Not too bad, I think.

They also wanted a little cake for him to smash since it's his first birthday. This is what they asked for:
Overall, I'm pleased with the cakes. I hope they are too.
I hope you are all having a good weekend!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

M&M cookies

While I was visiting my family earlier this week, I thought it would be fun to make some M&M cookies with my nephews and niece since I had gotten some Valentine's M&Ms cheap at CVS. We had fun and enjoyed the cookies, they were pretty yummy. Jared asked if I would put some in a bag for his teacher, and some for them to take to school as a snack for the next day. So I walk into the kitchen, and this is what I find:
Ashley ate the leftover M&Ms from the bag, but apparently that wasn't enough. The little snot picked M&Ms out of ALL the cookies with her fingernails! UGH! Yeah I was a little pissed. But what really made me mad was that she LIED when I asked her why she did it. Flat out lied in my face and said she didn't do it. She even still had chocolate under her fingernails! I might understand this if she were three years old and didn't know better, but she's nine. She knows not to lie. So needless to say, next time cookies are made, Ashley won't get any until she apologizes for lying. Yeah I'm mean like that.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

It's that time again. Here's the menu for the week of February 2-8.

Cold cereal, oatmeal, grits & toast, Fiber One bars

Leftovers, sandwiches, soup

Monday - ? Out of town
Tuesday - ? Out of town
Wednesday - Homemade cheese pizza, french fries
Thursday - Hamburger Helper, broccoli with cheese sauce
Friday - Baked Spaghetti Casserole, homemade yeast rolls
Saturday - Baked pork chops, squash casserole, butter beans
Sunday - Breakfast for dinner (eggs, pancakes, sausage)

Sunday, February 1, 2009

25 things

I've been tagged by a few people on Facebook to do the 25 random things meme, so I figured I would do it here too.

1. My husband says I'm funny.
2. I really think everyone else's life is a lot more interesting than mine.
3. The ant problem in my kitchen is driving me crazy!
4. My favorite video game of all time is Super Mario Bros. 3.
5. When I'm driving at night, I'm paranoid that my headlights won't be turned on and I won't know it and will get a ticket.
6. I'm paranoid about a lot of things actually.
7. Clipping and using coupons has become my new obsession. Yes, I really am saving money that way.
8. I love to cook and I cook everyday, but the stove/oven is the one thing I hate the most in this apartment.
9. I'm a pack-rat, which is seriously interfering with my desired progress in becoming organized.
10. I love flannel sheets on my bed in the winter.
11. I tend to be sarcastic a little too often.
12. I have always felt socially awkward.
13. I really wish I could be on What Not to Wear. Jeans and t-shirts are getting old and I want to know how to dress like a grown up.
14. I used to never watch tv, now I watch it several hours a day, but never during the day when I'm home by myself.
15. I'm listening to the Twilight books on mp3. I'm on the third one now. I just have to say that I really do like Edward, but it's still a little creepy that he looks 17 but it really 100&something and in love with a teenager. And I think Bella Swan is a stupid cunt.
16. I think people on Facebook are way too nice to each other and don't want to say what they really think for fear of what others may think of them.
17. I hope that by this time next year we will have or be expecting a baby.
18. I voted for Obama.
19. I have a tattoo.
20. I can draw almost anything on a cake using icing, but have a difficult time drawing the same thing on paper using a pencil. Weird huh?
21. I have enough scrapbooking materials to make several scrapbooks, but have not made a single scrapbook page in almost 6 years. I don't want to get rid of the stuff cause I know I'll use it at some point. I'm a pack-rat, remember.
22. I could eat chocolate every day.
23. I've never broken a bone or been in the hospital overnight.
24. I've had kidney stones 4 times in the past 7 years. They are Painful.
25. I spend way too much time on the internet!

It's been a busy week. I spent the week at the school helping to take down the Christmas in Germany theme and putting up the forest theme in Kidzone. I'll probably go back Thursday and Friday to help her finish it up and take some more pictures. Mr. McHacker has a conference in Orlando for the next couple of days, so I'm going to go visit my mom while he's away. I'm looking forward to seeing my family, I miss them. I hope you all have a good week!