Friday, November 30, 2007

Thank you Safeway


One thing that is hard to do now is grocery shop. That's just one thing, if I had to list all things we'd be here all day!! Bill is not a grocery store lover so I had an epiphany the other day that I should have Safeway deliver our groceries. I knew that they had this feature, but have never tried it before. The first delivery is free so you can't beat that. They brought the groceries today and it could have only gone better if they would have put them away too! Instead it involved me and a dining room chair, but we can talk about that later. Those of you that hate shopping and have a Safeway I HIGHLY recommend giving the Safeway delivery a try.



Thursday, November 29, 2007

I miss Target


One of the hardest places not to shop in my month of not shopping is at Target. I really like Target and miss my trips there. The withdrawal has been going ok and I no longer get the shakes when I see red circles, but that all changed today. Why? Cause the WONDERFUL Target catalog showed up in the mail! Have you seen this thing?! It's as nice if not nicer than the Nordstrom catalog. Now I feel an aching for Target deep in my calves....or maybe that's just the clot!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Don't Give Up!

Ok, I've decided that I cannot give up on the blog. Although I'm not sure what I'm going to have to blog about, I'm going to give it my all to keep it going. I've been doing it too long to let a silly break, tear and clot stop me! So today I will start with showing you a pair of salt and pepper shakers that I want to add to my collection.

They are called Dancing Shakers. Apparently they wobble and look like they are dancing. It reminds me of a Weeble Wobble..."Weeble Wobbles wobble, but they don't fall down!" I'm alot like a Weeble Wobble right now, only I can definitely fall down!!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

A girl then walks into the ER......

Just when you thought the blog posts might be uplifting....you are wrong! Let's start by saying that I had a really good time in Washington and I'm soo very happy that we went to see the family for turkey day. Unfortunately as the week went by the leg pain increased, by Monday morning I was in excruciating pain and decided I needed to go into the hospital. Turns out, I developed a blog clot in my calf. I now have to give myself a shot in the stomach two times a day. It isn't so bad really, except for the fact that one of them has to be at midnight...ick! I'm now home and see my regular doctor tomorrow to figure out what happens now.

So, this blog posting is the first time that I have just left days blank and won't be putting a picture. I'm going to try and blog as much as I can but since I have to sit at home I'm not sure how much I'm going to have to say. I guess I'll do a lot of TV and movie reviews! Keep checking the blog, don't give up on me yet and wish me luck again that things don't get any worse.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Stoke up the fireplace!


Cause I'm going to be doing alot of sitting in front of it! Bill and I are on our way up to Washington for Thanksgiving. Should be good times and should be alot of sitting around for me. Luckily the Fudurich household is always full of people that can help get things for me. Also Lorrie makes AMAZING margaritas so it's a good chance that I could keep a steady buzz the whole five days while sitting on the couch. No, that's not true but I'm sure there will be moments. Weaver mimosas in the morning, Lorrie margaritas in the afternoon and a mean Thanksgiving of Dave's stuffing and smoked bird. DELISH!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

I'm going off roading!!!

Crutches suck! That is what I have learned in the past month and it became even more apparent in the past week. Everyone kept joking that I needed to get myself a Lark and now I have to saw...it doesn't sound so bad! I was on craigslist looking for crutches and other handicap stuff and I came across this fine piece of machinery.
How awesome is that? It's known as an extreme wheelchair! It goes off road on trails, mud, snow and will climb curbs. Too bad I don't have an extra couple grand lying around or I'd be driving up to Cool to pick this puppy up. I also need to confess to something. Tonight I went to the grocery store and opted to use the electric shopping cart! Those might look really funny and something you'd like to use when you are stumbling into the Safeway drunk to replenish drink and munchies. On the other hand when you are completely sober and the grocery store is filled with pre-Thanksgiving shoppers you look and feel like an ASS!!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

I'd like to introduce you to......


this awful picture, um I mean, my new bangs! Thanks to all that voted, everyone was for the bangs so hopefully I'll be able to pull them off. If not, I'll just pull them back! I do like them and I also like the new hair color. I did go a bit darker than I was. I'm not going to be able to get around much to update the hair so I figured I'd try to go with a color that didn't need as much up keep as the blond.

Monday, November 19, 2007

A girl walks into a Dr.....

and leaves being told that she shouldn't walk! Today was the Orthopedic Surgeon appointment and it wasn't the greatest. First let's start with some good information. There is no tear in the ACL! Wooo hooo! Also, we aren't doing surgery......yet anyways. Right now the Orthopedic Surgeon is most worried about the tibial plateau fracture. These are apparently extremely hard to heal because the Femur puts alot of pressure on it. What this means is I cannot put ANY weight on my leg now. No more trying to limp around, no cane, no putting the foot on the ground. I go back in three weeks to have another xray to see if it is healing. If not, possibly another three weeks. These can take up to three months to heal and that means three months of no weight on the leg and always on crutches. If it doesn't heal itself it will mean a possible surgery to fix it. In addition there will also be an eventual surgery to fix the meniscus that is torn but for now they are going to leave that alone. It would not be good to fix it now when the joint is so traumatized. So, there you have it. Overall I would have to summarize my feelings as...scared. I'm sad, overwhelmed and scared that they will have to do surgery to fix the fracture. For now I'll just keep plugging along on my crutches and pray that it gets better and that I don't fall over. I'm a little wobbly on the crutches when I have to have my leg hanging there. Wish me luck!!!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Turkey Party 07


Last night was the annual Turkey Party and I think good times were had by all. Bill smoked a delicious turkey this year and since I was seated most of the evening some of my lovely lady friends (not to be confused with lovely lady lumps) helped with all the side fixins! One of the most delicious items occurs prior to the meal. This would be Wendy's Wonderful Artichoke Dip. We like to call it "Stupid Dip" for short. This dip is soooooooo delicious and by the end of the evening, or sometimes just 30 minutes, you are lucky if there is any left. This stuff is like crack, or how addicting I imagine crack to be. You cannot eat just one scoop. Intrigued? Where here is the recipe so you can try it yourself. Rules are: you must say that it is Wonderful Wendy's recipe and you must refer to it as Stupid Dip!

1 can of artichoke hearts diced
1 cup of mayo
1 cup of Parmesan
1 brick of cream cheese soft
1 small can diced green chilies

Mix it all together and bake 350-400 degrees until hot and bubbly. Tastes delicious with tortilla chips.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Damn, Damn, Damn!


Well, I guess this post should be titled Nablopo-NO because I am officially a cheater. Although this is going to "say" that it was posted on Saturday I must confess that it was not. I missed the cut off. I wish I could give you a really good excuse about why I wasn't able to post, but my only excuse is a party. A party which I sat around at barking orders like Hitler. I realized last night at 2:00 am that I hadn't posted yet. So, I didn't make it! I will still continue to try and post each day for the rest of the month but I am officially titled a Nablopomo LOSER!

Friday, November 16, 2007

To bang or not to bang?

I'm thinking about cutting bangs. Not your wispy little bangs that you can push back, but serious bangs. I couldn't even tell you the last time I had them, probably in 8th grade! I really want to grow my hair but need something to jazz it up a bit. I usually do this with color, but I don't feel like changing the color too drastically right now. This is what I'm thinking....
What do you think? Bangs or no bangs?

Thursday, November 15, 2007

I love commercials!

Actually I don't really like them, but occasionally a doosie comes along that just has to be shared. Bill and I were watching one of our favorite shows on Mojo "Three Sheets" and during the commercial break came the wonderful......GO Duster. I know you are wondering what the GO Duster is, but it really doesn't matter. What is epic is the blond with the slick moves dusting off her bookcases. Hilarious! I have to say though I'm a little disappointed that I could find the actual commercial that we saw. See, the actual commercial got even better because when it got to the buy now bonuses not only did you get the extra dusting attachments but you also got the (drumroll please) giant universal remote!! Sound familiar? You may have remembered a blog about this remote some time ago when I picked one up at Rite Aid. Unfortunately the only version online gives away free spray stuff...not as exciting. You can still enjoy the classy blond with the slick moves though.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Day 14 and I'm doing allright....

I'm 14 days into my no buying month and so far so good. Occasionally I have seen something really cute that I've wanted, like Krista's little gnome at the office today, but nothing has been overwhelmingly tempting. The worst is the days when I have nothing to do at lunch....really tempting to go wander. At the same time, I'm not wandering too well these days so that could help the temptation some. So far, aside from groceries, these are the things that I have purchased and the reason why I bought them.

1. The Cane: Still not using it and still questionable as to whether or not this really counts!!
2. Two Ski Masks: No, I'm not planning on robbing a bank! Girl on crutches would be a prime target in that scenario. Bill went fishing last weekend and was afraid that he and his dad would get really chilly while cruising down the river in the early am. They were $3 a piece and not for me so I don't think these count either.
3. Case of Yummy Dummy Candy Bars: I know what you are thinking, but these are not for me either!! Some of Bill's 2nd Cousins (all little girls) started a company selling delicious homemade candy bars. I thought this past weekend that we should sell these in the Java City cafes so I got a case to give to our retail guru. You should actually check them out for yourself, they are delish. http://www.yummy-dummy.com/











So, there you have it! Fourteen days and I haven't purchased one thing for myself. Not one trip into Target. Not one hasty purchase and then quick return. Now there are only 16 days to go....I'm still a little worried about not buying in Washington!!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

And the name is.........


I've been hunting for a name for my vintage button ring company. I had some troubles coming up with anything on my own so I took a call for submissions to friends and family and FINALLY we have a winner!

The official name will be: Bouton Blue

Super cute, don't you think? I have the website purchased already and now I just need to get my little behind moving on getting more inventory made, taking pictures and getting it all together. I also have decided to branch out into other vintage button items....more on that later! A big thanks to Lisette who came up with the name idea!! Stayed tuned for more on Bouton Blue

Monday, November 12, 2007

Sweet Luck that I know her!!!


Becki is the coolest. For those that don't know her, I feel sorry for you. Not only is Becki the girl of many names, but she also ROCKS when it comes to design work. Am I in love with Becki? No, but I like to think I am her biggest fan!! Some of you may think...hmmmm I think I've heard of this Becki before. I'm sure you have because I ranted and raved about her when she designed my wedding invitations. Those that got one in the mail are already shaking your head in agreement and those that didn't, well now is your chance to own an RP design of your own. Becki's company, Sweet Luck Design is branching into holiday cards this year. I can guarantee you that I will be placing the first order!! These are a MUST to check out. Not only are they the cutest holiday photo cards I have ever seen....but I also made the samples. Check em out, you know that you want to order some of your very own!!!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Creeeeeepy!

Whenever I see an actor/actress that used to be on Deadwood I get excited. I really miss that show and loved some of the characters on it. Recently I've been seeing a preview for a movie called "Hitman." I just realized yesterday that the main character is Seth Bullock from Deadwood (Timothy Olyphant for those of you that want his real name.) I always loved Bullock, he really had that rugged sexy thing going on. That is not the case in "Hitman." I have come to realize that scary and bald does nothing for me!!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Crafty in the Kitchen!!

Here is another great holiday gift for that hard-to-shop-for family member, friend, or
co-worker.

The Sacramento Craft Mafia Cookbook

Get Cookin' with the Sacramento Craft Mafia! A $10 donation and $1 shipping and handling gets you over 50 tantalizing recipes, including:

Black Cat Cocktail
Sangre de Craftita
Creamy Creatress Dipp
La Yoli's Sacred Baked Brie
Artichoke Crostini
Worth the Wait Crock Pot Barbecue Beef
Creamy Chicken Enchiladas
Mexican Cornbread
Chick'n Tortilla Soup
Shonda's Kitchen Sink Soup
Rain's Easy Stuffed Bell Peppers
Sugar and Spice Candied Sweet Potatoes
Vegan Chocolate Pie
Vegan Powdered Pecan Cookies
Sacred Tres Leches
Peptogirl's Peachy Keen Peach Pie
Naughty Fondue
And MUCH MORE!

Impress your friends and family with a mob-style feast this holiday season. Crafty in the Kitchen also makes a great gift!

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Recipe Teaser
The Sacramento Craft Mafia Pink Pucker
Submitted by Shonda of Ignition
1 can of frozen pink lemonade
Regular or your favorite citrus vodka
Pink sugar (find flavored and colored drink rimming sugars at better liquor stores)
Lemon wedges

Scoop can of frozen pink lemonade into the blender. Add one can of your vodka. Fill blender with ice. Blend until smooth. Rim glasses with pink drink sugar-pourin drink. Add lemon wedge for garnish if desired.
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Buy yourself a copy of the cookbook here!

Friday, November 09, 2007

They keep pouring in!


Seems like everyday someone gives me more wedding photos. I'm so glad and lucky to have alot of friends and family that like to take pictures! Today my girlfriend Kim gave me her shots. She had a new kick-ass 35mm SLR digital camera that she was playing around with and boy did she do a great job! She put together an album for me which is so great because so far I've only seen pictures online. With that said I've added a ton of pictures to FLICKR. All the images that Kim took are just titled IMG so if you've looked before it will make them easier to spot.

Some of my favorites are the moustache shots! Ellen wanted to sport a stach since she was the bartender. I found some hilarious moustaches at Borders, they have alot more than books. Needless to say the moustaches were a hit.

Check out pictures!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/pillworm/sets/72157602439582930/




Sorry that so many of the Flickr shots are horizontal! I tried to fix it but it just didn't work out.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

STAY OUT OF THE OCEAN


That is my new motto! Got the phone call from the Dr. today and here's the damage: I have two meniscus tears, a partial tear of the ACL and (as if that wasn't enough) a dent in one of my leg bones. I was out of it at that point so I have no idea which bone it is.

What does that mean? No fucking idea! I am going to call first thing in the morning to get the first available Ortho Surgeon appt I can get and then we will know. I'm just assuming that three tears mean surgery but I don't know what the wait time is on that and I'm definitely no Dr. myself so I could be wrong.

There you have it! I really thought I wanted to "just know" what was wrong and thought that would make it all better but now I'm thinking I'd rather be in the dark. What I do know is this could turn out to be the most expensive honeymoon souvenier I got in Mexico!!!!

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Sacramento Craft Mafia


Tonight I went to my first Sacramento Craft Mafia meeting. This is a group of local crafters that get together to try and help eachother support their goods. They help get boths set up and craft fairs and such. I'm hoping to really make a push forward with the rings so this is one of my first spots. Now I just have to get inspired to settle on a name, make business cards, make more rings, put rings on a website....yikes....there is alot to do!!

www.sacramentocraftmafia.com

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Reminisce!

Remember the good old days? Not the days that you had to go to school in three feet of snow on a bike with no tires or seat......we're not going that far back. I'm talking about the days of freebies. The days when a soda company would have a contest and you would know if you won immediately when you turned the lid off. It was either "You're a Winner" or "Please Try Again." What it didn't consist of was some obnoxious code that had to be entered on a website online, but before you can enter that code you must create an account with the website online. So, after five minutes wasted creating an account and logging in you finally discover....you are still a loser!

I want to go back to the good old days of instant gratification or let down. The days when you would dump out all the cereal in the box just to get the free toy inside. Do kids even know what a prize inside the cereal box is anymore?? Pretty soon we'll have to mail in UPC crap just to get a temporary tattoo from Cracker Jack. You know it's only a matter of time before they change their method as well.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Sexy




















Bill and I have been carpooling to work since I have been placed on light duty. It's nice actually not having to drive. Today I saw a brilliant license plate frame. You know those little personalized frames for those people that have something to share with the world. We've all seen the "Spoiled Brat" frame and the "My Other Car is a Broomstick" but today I saw a new one that beats all others.

"I'm too sexy for my church."

What? Too sexy for my church? What does that even mean? The only picture I get is Pam Anderson in one of her lovely get-ups walking into church on Sunday. Unfortunately I didn't get to see the driver to determine if it was indeed a fact. On the other hand, it was a beat up old mini van. Could there really be someone that sexy in there??

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Rapid hammering!


Yesterday I had my appointment to have an MRI done on my knee. I've had an MRI before so I knew what I was getting into. Luckily since it was on the knee I only had to go in feet first to my shoulders. I really had forgotten how damn loud those machines are! They give you ear plugs but you feel as if someone is hammering inside of the tube. I'd have to say though it was pretty uncomfortable for me this time. I had to put my leg pretty straight and it hasn't been in that position for two weeks now. The muscles in my thigh started to freak out and cramp up on me...it was awful! I should know the results in a couple days and am trying to be hopeful that it is just a sprain and no tears.


On another note, I have now been on crutches for two weeks. At times I've been using just one crutch on the side that is hurt. This made me think that maybe it would be better to get a cane. So, today, I took a little trip to Rite Aid and purchased myself a $14.99 metal cane. I guess this breaks my no buying clause for the month, but at the same time can it really count? I got no pleasure what so ever out of buying it. I came home and tried using it around the house. It is nice to not have something jammed under my armpit, but then I caught a glimpse in the mirror. It's amazing how a cane instantly adds 10 years to your age. I'm going back to the crutches!!

Saturday, November 03, 2007

What has changed?


Immediately after saying "I do" people started asking if things had changed now that I am married. At the time things didn't seem any different. Now looking back three weeks here are the things that have changed since I got married...

1. I no longer have a dog.

2. I'm walking with the assistance of crutches

3. The car has been broken into.

I guess now I have to say yes, things are different now that I am married. The one thing that hasn't changed is no matter how bad things have gotten I have someone to share it with!!! Now, let's just hope things don't change too much more or I'm going to need therapy!

Friday, November 02, 2007

And so it begins.


Yesterday marked the start of Nablopomo. For those that didn't catch my earlier post what this stands for is National Blog Posting Month. What this means is I have to post something everyday in the month of November. I know it seems like I do this already, but there are times that I cheat. Sometimes many days go by with no posting and then I go and backtrack post to fill in those days. The rule for this month is one post for everyday ON that day. I think I can do it. I think you will also be reading a couple garbage posts this month, but hey it's not like it will be the first time one of my postings was completely useless!! Sit back, relax and enjoy the month of November.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Stop the Shop


I had an epiphany when I was lying in bed last night and decided that for the entire month of November I will do no shopping! Some of you know that this is a big deal for me and others well just understand that this is a big deal for me. My only exception will be grocery shopping, but when at said grocery stores I will not pick up magazines or any other little luxury that I do not need. This means no trips to Target (yikes!), no online shopping, no new books, shoes, clothes, beauty products...the list can go on and on. This is going to be especially hard when I go to Washington for Thanksgiving as there is always shopping to be had there. No Archibalds.....double yikes! I won't bore you with posts each day on what I passed up but I'll be sure to give a little weekly summary on how it's going so far. Perhaps if it goes well enough I'll continue in December and no one will get Christmas presents!!

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