Thursday, January 19, 2012

Small Town Girl

It's a good indication that I am what some might label as "small town" when the news of the opening of a  new Panera Bread in the B/CS area is the most exciting thing I've heard all week.  Feeble attempts to wake up this morning were made in the form of reading the news online, answering emails (yes, working.  shocking, I know) and even drinking coffee.  The venti CAS my coworker brought me this morning significantly improved the chances of both a great day and being fully awake by 11:00am (even though my work day starts at 7:00....).  but I was jolted from my semi coma and brought into reality at the wondrous mention of this glorious event.

(Those of you who do not frequent Starbucks often enough to know what a CAS is, I'll help you out.  Caramel Apple Spice.  Try it.  It, too, is glorious.  It's difficult to pinpoint which drink wins my heart the most, but this one has been in the top three for a number of years.)

In other disturbing news, I noticed that I wasted a total of almost 4 entire minutes on the commute home yesterday trying to decide on the thermostat setting of the AC in the car.  I interrupted my own nerdy thoughts once I realized that I only wanted it to be set on an even number or multiple of 3 or 5....NEVER a prime number.  And at that point the thought of my new daughter and loving husband next to me was all that kept me from veering off the road.

(The person who enters my vehicle and sets my thermostat on 67 degrees I WILL hunt down.)

I envision the perfect spring day, driving to Panera Bread with sweet little Mattie in the back seat (thermostat set on a nice round 70 or even 68).

Until next time!  Cheers!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Adventures Involving Red Box

After taking painstaking care to find a parking place without being run off the road plus positioned for easy escape, I hurriedly grabbed both redbox rental returns and my keys and run-walked to the redbox in front of Kroger.

I dodged runaway carts and vehicles, barely making it to my destination in one piece. I hit "return" and inserted my movie, only to have it thrust right back at me with the message: "error returning your disk. Make sure the logo is facing you."

Second try. Same results. The logo was most definitrly facing me. Clearly there was a problem with the redbox. After try number three, I got angry and moved to the other redbox and successfully returned my second rental before trying a fourth time to return the difficult one. Once more I got the error.

Because I was returning an empty case.

I've turned into my mother.

Until next time!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Resolution, Schmesolution

The Sanchez family set one resolution:  be on time to work.  It's already been back-burnered.  I'm working on setting another one.  But I just feel like I want to live this year like each day was the only day I ever got to live, and I think that is enough.

We'll go resolution-less.  Cheers to Y.O.B!  (Year of baby.)

Until next time!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Snookie Tails

Mom asked me to guest blog for her because she obviously lacks motivation to do posts....Exhibit A: the 12 posts of Christmas-ish total one; tomorrow is the last day of Christmas.  I came into the Sandidge family almost a year ago.  It's usually what mom calls "shenanigans" but it's more like fun.  At first I was opposed to being paraded around on a string tied around my head, but now I see that it's a good way to explore the neighborhood.  Dad even lets me off the leash at the big field so I can chase things.  That's my favorite.

Christmas was fun.  I got new chew toys; specifically a blue squeaky bone whose magnificence almost frightens me.  It was almost as fun as Thanksgiving when I nearly caught a cat in the neighbor's barn when we visited Oklahoma.  Mom killed the fun, though.  She freaked out and started running after us and yelling.  It's kind of a blur because all I could think about was sprinting after said cat.  It was kind of nice to be carried all the way back to Grammy's house, even though I think I may have been being lectured on the way back.

The Christmas tree is gone, which had become my favorite place to lounge at home when inside.  I'll have to settle for the couch. 

Well, I'm off to chase birds in the backyard.

- Snookie Sandidge