25 November 2007

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Five days until vacation! I cannot wait. I've started washing clothes and getting things ready. It is hard to know what to pack. Will it be cold or not? This week it went from 52 degrees to 75 degrees. Yesterday I wore a coat and today I had on short sleeves. Crazy, huh? I guess I will just pack clothes that I can layer.
So, I've started Christmas shopping. Everything has been bought online. I have not stepped foot inside of a mall yet. I'm still searching for the perfect gifts for my niece and nephew. J and I took them to two toy stores to see what they were interested in. She likes everything Dora the Explorer and he likes Hot wheels and animal figures. However, they both liked this little trampoline. I wanted to buy that for them, but my sister said no. So, it's back to the drawing board. I guess I will try and find the one Dora toy she does not have. As for Prince J, I have no idea. He has three baskets full of little cars and two shelves of big trucks. He does not need any more.
Well, I'm off to unload the dryer. Hopefully I will have more to post when I get back from Florida.
Until then........

11 November 2007

Remember when?

Remember the Smurfs? I loved the Smurfs as a child. I was thinking of that while I was in the shower today. Gargamel and Azrael just popped into my head. Gargamel makes me think of one of my oldest friends, Christie. One day we were on our way home and Christie pointed out a cloud that looked like Gargamel. It really did look like him! I wonder if she remembers that? It's funny how certain things just stick with you. Millions of things happen in our lives and we remember some and forget the others. I still remember what I wore on my first day of 4th grade (blue and white ringer t-shirt with my name airbrushed on it, blue jeans, and Kangaroo sneakers!) Don't you love it when one thought triggers another and you start to recall all sorts of memories? Like now, I'm thinking about my favorite toy ever- Fashion Plates. I loved to play with my Fashion Plates! I could mix and match outfits and create a whole new wardrobe for my model. Hours of fun! Also, I loved to buy Barbie clothes. My favorite outfit was a gold, fur trimmed trench coat with high heeled, knee high boots. Barbie rocked that outfit! I have no idea what she wore underneath that coat. Probably nothing. Such a tramp!