I went to Mississippi to visit my stepmom's family. We had an awesome beach house.
I made a Christmas tree out of some of our empty cans.
I got tremendously sick. It started the second day we got to the beach. At first I thought I might be allergic to the beach. :) That was on Dec 21st, and I still have some remnants of whatever it was that I caught. It seems like my whole office has it too, so we are probably just passing it back and forth.
There was a pretty sunset.
On Christmas eve, my sister was in a play at church at the 6:00 service. Then, I played flute in the 11:00pm service. I thought I might die due to my lungs being on fire from coughing. But I didn't- which is good. The music minister accidentally called me up too early in the service, so I ran up there with my flute and then had to sit in the choir loft with the choir. That was really weird. I don't like sitting up where everyone can see you. It is hard to sit still! Then the acolyte forgot to get a candle for the end of the candlelight service, so the preacher had to take mine and give to the little girl.
I loved this little countdown to Christmas. My cousin was selling stuff as a school fundraiser, and this was in the catalog.
I was contemplating waiting to catch you up on everything else that has happened since Christmas, but that may or may not happen anytime soon, so I thought I should just do it now.
My friend Ashley had a few people over for New Year's Eve. We played a bunch of movie related games that I really stink at, such as Scene It and Shout it Out. I am terrible at remembering movie lines or movie titles or movie scenes. So if you want to beat me at a game- that is what we should play. I made some cookies that I was too embarrassed to take a picture of. They were supposed to look like patchwork mittens. Normally when I try to roll out dough, it always sticks to the counter or wherever I'm rolling it out. So I think I went a little overboard this time. It didn't stick to the counter, but then I couldn't get the different "patches" to stick together! It was so much trouble, especially when I tried to get the stuff in the right shape and use the mitten shaped cookie cutter. I ended up just smashing some of the patches together and calling them quilts! haha. In the cookbook that I used, the patches were nice pastel colors. Well- mine ended up looking like playdough! It was not my most appetizing cookie venture. I thought they looked like a kindergarden art project, especially when I added the edible glitter on the top of them! They tasted ok, but they didn't all get eaten. I took the leftovers to work, and I think people there were a little hesitant to try them until I told them they weren't playdough!
My Razorbacks won against Kansas State in the Cotton Bowl! I had some girls over to watch the game. We were supposed to be having a meeting anyway to make cards for the card ministry, so I suggested that we meet at my house. I was not going anywhere that did not have a tv! Luckily the Razorbacks pulled out a win. I decorated my house for the party.
Woo pig sooie! The basketball Hogs also won last night. It was a good weekend for Hog fans.
I started making a valentine's day wreath. Hopefully I will get it finished before long. Here's a picture of what I have so far:
So far I'm doing pretty well on my New Years Intentions. I've been to work on time more days than not, I exercised yesterday, and I made a new recipe yesterday. Hopefully I'll be on time to work tomorrow since it's my first day of going in an hour early! I'm sure going to try my best, but I think this new schedule is going to take a little while to get used to!