Saturday, November 26, 2005

Friday, November 25, 2005

Firsts

ThanksgivingThis year has been full of firsts for me. We decided to host our first Thanksgiving as a married couple at our home and to invite both sides of our family to join us. This meant I was going to host my first big family event and prepare the meal. I woke up early yesterday and started preparing all the food. Bertrand got into it too and even made pumpkin pie and bread pudding. After a few mishaps with meat juice on the wall and floor, onion in the windowsill, and pate in the sink...we managed to pull it all together and had a fantastic Thanksgiving. The turkey actually turned out well and everyone ate (and survived!). We were even visited by wild turkeys halfway through our meal. Who knew turkeys could fly!

After much eating and family time, we went to bed and woke up a few hours later for some major shopping. Survived that too....barely.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

How many?

The holidays are coming! This will be our first year hosting Thanksgiving, which means I will need to prepare for the festivities including the food. This is quite a monumental moment since I don't cook.

Since my lucky-duck husband has the entire week off from work, he got to be in charge of getting the groceries. On Sunday night, I sat down and wrote out a grocery list for him. I'm not much of a cook myself, so needed to look at the recipe for a couple of things in order to write down the ingredients for the list. One of the items called for 10 3/4 oz. cans of soup. I wrote this down on the list along with everything else to make it easier for him. When I came home from work yesterday, I was greeted by my husband and a counter full of groceries. I started going through them to see what he had gotten, then noticed only one can of soup.

I asked him why he only got one can and said we needed 10. He said, "oh, but this one is a 10 3/4 oz. can."

Oh.

It would probably help if I could read a recipe correctly or knew how much 3/4 oz. was.

And I'm supposed to cook?! Scary.

Monday, November 21, 2005

Grown up

We had a small family gathering this past weekend and we were "upgraded" to the adult table.

Woah.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Hockey

Sharks vs. CanucksYesterday I learned all the ins and outs of hockey. I used to play street hockey when I was younger, but that involved no rules and just a lot of skating and pushing. Yesterday I learned what "icing" meant and what a "hat trick" is and...how to do C-shaped things on hockey skates. I also learned that hockey gear is incredibly stinky. We watched the San Jose Sharks play the Vancouver Canucks and I even got to see my very first hockey fight. Woohoo.

Watch it

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Swoon

I was just rocking out to the music on my iTunes when Kai came on. Now I am swaying side to side and if I had a lighter, it would be up in the air.

When I was in high school I was obsessed with a music group called Kai. I played their songs on repeat, over and over, especially "Say You'll Stay." When I met Tine, we squealed and screamed together when we found out our mutual love for the same group. We joked about how cool it would be if they sang to us at our weddings (which at that time were far from happening).

Over the years, Kai split up and a few of the original members stayed together and formed a new group, 6th Day.

My girlish fantasies were fulfilled a couple of months ago when, as a huge surprise, Bertrand and his best friend Arnold arranged to have the original members of Kai come and sing for me at my wedding. I had stars in my eyes and was about ready to pass out from sheer joy.

I still have to pinch myself to make myself believe that it was all real.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Hectic

Want to hear about my morning?

This morning I slept in a little later than usual on purpose, since instead of fighting the morning traffic, I had to go to the doctor's and could come in later once traffic died down a bit. I thought that was a sign that today would be a good day. Wrong.

I got caught up in some work and ended up running out the door to hop in the car and get to my appointment in time. I did my hopping and running, and as I sat in my car, realized I had no keys. The door was locked. I was sitting in my car, stranded...AND late for my appointment. Bertrand was already at work an hour away from home, and him coming back would have wasted a lot of time for both of us. I called my mom who supposedly had one of our spare keys. She didn't know which one it was and brought over a pile of keys for me...none of which was the right key. She ended up driving me to my appointment and waiting for me. I then left her stranded and took her car to Mountain View so I could make the few meetings that I have today. As I neared the freeway entrance, the gas light came on.

What a morning! At least I'm here now.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Thursday, November 03, 2005

The geek in me

GeeksWe all know I'm married to a geek. And actually...we all know I'm really a closet geek myself (or maybe not so closet). It's good that I am also very girly which somewhat balances out the geekiness.

Our house is all tech'd out with everything connected somehow to each other wirelessly, etc. We are always brainstorming of neat new things we could get/add to make it even more cool and get giddy with excitement.

Today, I told my husband that I would love to get a new flat screen Apple monitor for our office, along with a new Powerbook to use it with, and a new video iPod so I can watch shows whenever I want.

I am almost as excited thinking about it as I would be about getting jewelry.

Just almost... (you hear that honey? *wink* *wink* *nudge* *nudge*)

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Times a changin'

I just realized that I was dancing in my seat listening to my music while working. I looked around and people just kind of smiled. I miss the days when Tine and I used to sit facing each other. Back then, when one of us saw the other bouncing in their seat, we'd sync up our iTunes, listen to the same song and bounce together.

Those were the good ole' days...