Barnes and Noble Nerd.

After a fun/late Friday night, I decided to lay low on Saturday. I was up by 7:30ish, Carl couldn’t believe I stayed out or up that late. I am normally in bed by 9pm most of the time. We got up, had our cup of coffee and decided to run a few errands. We had to go to Cub Foods but I had asked if we could take a detour to Barnes and Noble. 🙂 I wanted to check out the puzzles and games. Nerd alert, I know! 🙂 I love being a B&N Member!

I got the game Farkel (I have been told to play it and that it is a blast) and I found a cool panoramic puzzle of New Year’s on Broadway.

We also browsed the books to see if there was anything good. Carl had picked up the Steve Jobs book. For being a web designer that is a must have book on the book shelf. I love looking through the bargain books because they great books for a great price. I found the book Where Were You When the Music Played? for only $7. What a great deal .

I was looking through the book and of course stopped on the page titled “I Wanna Dance with Somebody”, anyone would stop at that title song. It was very sad news when my sister texted me and said that Whitney Houston had died. At first, I thought it was a celebrity hoax, but then Carl grabbed his iphone and looked it up. Ever since I was a little girl and had heard the song “I Will Always Love You”  I was hooked on her music and voice. I even have the soundtrack to her movie The Preacher’s Wife.  What a sad sad day in music history, she was a legend and an icon. It is a shame that the trials she went through were more of a struggle than what she could handle. I was looking forward to her comeback.

Anyway, thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends.

Happy New Years… Embrace 2012

Happy New Years Eve! December 31, is the day that we reflect on the past year. We close doors that once were open, we finish a good book, we say goodbye to love ones, we welcome little ones to the world, we endure job loss, we accept promotions, we celebrate, we are thankful, we remember and we love. The list can go on! Then we look ahead to what is awaiting us good and bad.

This year I have so much to be thankful for that it could take days to list it all. The few important things I am thankful for are Carl, my family, my friendships, my health, my job and the good bad and ugly of 2011. It is all that makes me who I am.

To me New Years Eve is a special day, besides the obvious of course, but mostly because that four years ago on today’s date is when Carl and I had our first date. We were just chatting about it today. We went to Applebee’s for supper and then we hung out with friends from college. I remember talking about sports and laughing so hard! So today we took time to be thankful for each other and enjoy each other’s company.

We had ran some errands this morning. Carl used his Buckle gift card to get a couple of jeans! (very nice) Then I had to go to the puzzle store. Yes, I did buy another puzzle, we are still trying to finish the Minnesota one! We went to a nice restaurant for lunch and then we went to the movie New Year’s Eve! It was a good movie. Yes, cheesy but not as bad as what we thought. It was interesting because it showed all the experiences and life happenings that people go through and makes you appreciate the ones you love and those around you!

Now we are home. Wine, puzzles, Steak what a great way to ring in the New Year. 🙂 I am making boneless bottom sirloin grill steak, roasted brussel sprouts and potatoes. yum, the gluten free diet isn’t so bad! 🙂

I hope you all have a great New Years. Be safe in what you do.

I hope 2011 was everything you asked for and I hope 2012 gives you everything you want!

With Love,

Blondie! 🙂