31 December 2010
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27 December 2010
I spent some quality time with Adrian this morning. She loves catching snowballs.
My dear mother sure knows how to throw a shin-dig. Halpin Christmas 2010 went off without a hitch. The Bears won. The Rams won. One epic snowball fight. Tons of food. If only my dear father weren't feeling ill.
26 December 2010
25 December 2010
"Over the river, and through the woods to Grandfather's house we go; the horse knows the way to carry the sleigh through the white and drifted snow." I recently learned that this was a Thanksgiving song, but I felt as though the first verse was appropriate for this Christmas morn.
24 December 2010
23 December 2010
22 December 2010
Yep, you're seeing that right. Me -- in the kitchen. Frightening as it may seem, it was my night to cook dinner at the Grebner house. And that could only mean one thing...
"Jambalaya and a crawfish pie and file gumbo
'Cause tonight I'm gonna see my ma cher amio
Pick guitar, fill fruit jar, and be gayo
Son of a gun we'll have fun on the bayou."
Gotta love a little Hank Williams singing "Jambalaya" in the kitchen!
21 December 2010
My alliance usually lies with Coach Pat Summitt and the Lady Vols of the University of Tennessee, but tonight I was definitely a Husky fan as I was glued to the TV watching Coach Auriemma's team from UConn win their 89th straight game. It was a great day for basketball...and to actually see a women's game getting some attention!
20 December 2010
After waking up at 6:30 am for no apparent reason and an early morning workout, I decided today would be a curl up in my favorite quilt and read/watch soccer/sleep kind of day. The Italians call it la dolce far niente, or the sweetness of doing nothing.
I think they're on to something!
"Ahem, the moon is round. It has two eyes, a nose, and a mouth."
I learned this hilarious exercise from the lovely woman with a yardstick in hand pictured above. Tonight I gathered with other 4-H-ers to thank her for her work, kindness, and love over the years. Pike County is losing a wonderful woman due to State budget cuts. She will be greatly missed, but we wish her well.
19 December 2010
18 December 2010
Let the weddings of people my own age begin...it's a weird feeling. Today was my cousin Laura's wedding (technically she's a year older, but we grew up together) -- it was elegant yet understated. And the best part...breakfast for dinner (my favorite meal). Best. Reception. Ever.
Congratulations Laura and Clint!
17 December 2010
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13 December 2010
Baby, it's cold outside! Luckily, I spent most of my day inside Wallace Hall where it was warm and the finals were flowing. But now, I'm officially done with my seventh semester of college! And today was definitely a grilled cheese and tomato soup (my favorite winter meal) day!
12 December 2010
Every time it snows I think of my third grade English class with Mrs. Wagoner. She made us memorize and recite poetry. I did "Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening" by Robert Frost. It is still one of my favorite poems.
And tonight, I definitely have "miles to go before I sleep."