you do the math...

totally doesn't add up.


-30: the temperature change in the last day.
+50: wind gusts that are expected tonight and tomorrow.
+12: inches of snow that we might wake up to in the morning.

what the heck is this about? i don't like it!! ;o)



i suck. have been quite the busy bee. and when not being busy. i'm sleeping. i slept from 7:30 pm wednesday to 11 am thursday. ahhh.
so my husband was wii-tarded. he and my lil bro camped outside of target last weekend. nick wasn't going to buy the wii but kev asked him if he was interested in staying up all night for it... and of course he was! i was a superb wife and took them white castle at about 2am. nick is loving the new system. i have to admit it is pretty darn nifty. the new controllers are bizarre but i get to play bowling on wii sports so i can handle it.
after that we spent all sunday recouperating!
then there was the short work week. pure chaos. i love my long weekends but boy do we pay for it at work!
turkey day was great. only saw my family for a few minutes. we had spent the previous saturday celebrating at a restaurant. but my mom still wanted my grandma to have a place to go so she cooked! had a nice meal at nick's aunt and uncle's house. visited. laughed. good times. then went to his dad's. again, just hung out. was nice. need to get together with the family more often.
then it was off to lighthouse mall. they opened at midnight. pure craziness. seriously, insane. i had never experienced black friday before. well, i lied. last year we ran into joann's. then i got scared and we left! thought i should buck up and we would give it a go. holy crap. the lines were unbelievable. made so sweet purchases: coach, gap, nike, harry and david... we got home when it was light out. so yesterday was again spent recouperating!
and today. well, we were just lazy!
tomorrow we are headed to nick's uncle's for da bears! might even stay for the colt's game since his father's girlfriend is a fan. and honestly, i will cheer for either. but if they are both in the superbowl, i'm gonna have to go with da bears!

in other random shannon news:
- might have a buyer for our home. not even listed... have to wait and see how this works out...
- our best friends are pregnant. well, she is. but you know what i mean. due date is june 20th, i think!
- i totally want to do black friday next year. i think i might be addicted.
- my mail is still in the mailbox. i was too lazy to walk to the end of the driveway to get that or the newspaper this morning. but i did cook. twice. so that counts for something even if it was only french toast and grilled cheese! ;o)
- i ordered my christmas cards! been on my list forever!
- have officially asked my mother in law to help when we do build. gulp. took a lot... but will be nice to have an official interior decorator's point of view.
- wish i could forgive and forget. i try. i just don't know what it is...
- am totally a grinch. don't even want to think about christmas decorations. think that's the laziness again.
- haven't scrapped in almost two weeks. what is wrong with me?!
- got our drywall fixed. now just need a painter. so nice to have the scaffolding out of my house after three days!
- have to shop for an outfit for nick's christmas party. any ideas?

okay. i'll stop. i hope that is most of it. should be. but my mind has been wandering as of late so who knows. and did you know wrigley has new coffee gum? strange but yummy. if you are a coffee lover definitely check it out! but be warned, the flavor doesn't last that long. it only lasted about an hour in one of the lines at the mall on black friday!


murder mystery.

first of all, does anyone know how to download pictures from snapfish? my friend's dad put the pictures from the murder mystery party on snapfish. i want to snag them all and add them to my flickr account. any ideas how? might have to have nick investigate this project!
here's a teaser...

nick digs his fangs. he is such a vampire freak. the role was perfect. had a fang mishap prior to the party. had to run to walgreens for some fixodent. boys!

he even won best costume. funny. neither of us voted for him. we voted for jason's fairy man. there isn't a great picture of him. but it was an excellent costume in our opinion, i guess because we did help him come up with the idea! ;o)

so for the actual party. it was WAY confusing. too many things to do for each character. too much unnecessary killing. the people who participated in the first murder mystery party said that one was better. kinda surprised me, because i thought that the first time would be the hardest... not really sure what to do and stuff.
as overwhelmed and disappointed that i was, i would definitely do it again. i guess just in hopes that it would turn out better. but i did have a great evening with friends, so that counts for something!



makes me laugh.
last night he told me dinner was so good that he licked the plate. the kicker. it was egg salad.
and that two of his favorite recipes are both made in the crock pot.
guess i don't have to cook those elaborate meals for him. or he knows i'm not a great cook and has come to accept that!

so i stole my title from heidi swapp... i didn't plagerize, i cited my source!



i don't know why... but i love these little blog things. i guess i'm nosey and just like reading everyone's answers. so thanks stacey. and all of you readers, consider yourself tagged! ;o)
1. What time did you get up this morning? the alarm went off at 6am. i dragged myself out of bed at about 6:30am.
2. Diamonds or Pearls? diamonds!
3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema?the nightmare before christmas in 3D.
4. What is your favorite TV show? grey's anatomy.
5. What did you have for breakfast? wheat toast with chunky peanut butter.
6. What is your middle name? marie.
7. What is your favorite cuisine? mexican!
8. What foods do you dislike? seafood.
9. Your favorite potato chip? when it comes to potato chips, i don't discriminate!
10. What is your favorite CD at the moment? no cd. downloaded from itunes. how about the three with the most rotation: imogen heap {speak for yourself}. fergie {the dutchess}. and justin timberlake {future sex love sounds}. i'm so bringing sexy back... ;o)
11. What kind of car do you drive? bmw 325xi.
12. Favorite Sandwich? hmmm. toughie. maybe the gourmet veggie club from jimmy john's.
13. What characteristics do you despise? dishonesty.
14. What are your favorite clothes? anything comfy... maybe that's why i became a nurse.. scrubs!
15. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would it
be? australia.
16. What color are your eyes? hazel/brown.
17. Favorite brand of clothing?gap or old navy.
18. Where would you want to retire? somewhere warm?
19. Favorite time of day? evenings.
20. Where were you born? east chicago, indiana
21. What is your favorite sport to watch? football or volleyball {sand}.
22. Who do you think will not send this back? n/a thanks for being a rebel and not emailing it stacey!
23. Person you expect to send it back first? see above
24. Pepsi or Coke? coke. cherry please.
25. Cats or Dogs? cats. they are easier. however, i see a dog in our future.
26. Are you a morning person or a night owl? night owl. but lately, i'm becoming more of a morning person!
27. Pedicure or manicure? gosh, i dont' know... would say pedicure but i have ticklish feet! and a manicure would be wasted on all that hand washing... so i'll take either!
28. Do you prefer funny or mushy cards? funny.
29. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share with everyone? nope.
30. What did you want to be when you were little? i don't know. i was always changing my mind. i'm surprised i haven't changed professions!
31. What do you have in your trunk right now? old magazines. keep meaning to take them into work for the patient's to read.
32. What is your best childhood memory? my brother and i being smartasses. good times.
33. What are the different jobs you have had in your life? receptionist for drywall company, nurse extern, and nurse.
34. Favorite Holiday? halloween. love dressing up and the kidlets. 4th of july. love fireworks!
35. What is your favorite dessert? if it contains heath or caramel, i'm game.
36. Favorite Summer getaway? i don't have one. i would rather see a bunch of places then go to one over and over again. but that might change if/when we have those kidlets.
37. Ever been to Africa ? no.
38. Glasses or Contacts? glasses. my eyes are uber sensitive and do not like contacts.
39. Ever been toilet papering? yes. the high school parking lot. took my mom and she nearly peed her pants...
40. Been in a car accident?yes.
41. Favorite day of the week? saturday.
42. Favorite restaurant? anything mexican.
43. Favorite flower? daisies. gerbera daisies to be more specific.
44. Favorite movies? clueless for the longest time. shawshank redemption because come on, it's shawshank! and lately, wedding crashers. just makes me laugh.
45. Favorite Pastime? scrapping, reading.
46. Favorite ice cream? totally diggin this ben and jerry's... coffee heath caramel or something. YUM!!
47. Favorite fast food restaurant? taco bell.
48. How many times did you fail your drivers test? none.
49. From whom did you get your last email? liz.
50. Sandals or tennis shoes? flip flops!
51. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card? i could never pick one. any bookstore, target, gap, old navy. and i'll say best buy for nick's sake...
52. If the speed limit is 60 what is the fastest you will drive? i plead the fifth.
53. Bedtime? midnight-ish...
54. Who are you most curious about their responses to this? everyone. i'm nosey rosey!
55. Last person you went to dinner with? nick and his mother.
56. What are you listening to right now? fergie's new album. the dutchess on itunes.
57. What is your favorite color? purple.
58. How may tattoos do you have? none.
59. How many people are you sending this Email to? no one. see above and that rebel stacey!
60. What time did you finish this email? well, it's not an email. but it is 8:15pm.



who gets blisters on the balls of their feet? i do.
yes, i'm weird.
got them in california. walking around that darn zoo all day. silly flip flops!
had to wear different shoes the rest of the trip and the dress shoes for the wedding were painful!
the kicker... i still have the darn blisters. weeks later. they don't hurt . wouldnt' even know they were still there. i know this might be too much information but the fluid is gone. it's just a bubble of skin. and now, i can't stop pulling at that skin. yes, i understand it's nature's bandaid. but i'm a picker!
yeah, i'm weird and gross.
totally know better than to cut them open but it's really tempting!
hopefully i can show some restraint! ;o)