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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Holiday

One day to go before the holidays. Dear Husband and I will be leaving later this afternoon for my dad's house just outside San Antonio. We'll have a quiet evening of Bill Miller's BBQ and hanging out at home before we go to relatives the next day for the big meal. After that, we are planning on doing absolutely nothing since trying to move any of our limbs after such a huge feast would be a futile effort.

Friday, we will probably hit the comedy club in San Antonio, which is awesome. I love that club, it always makes me laugh so hard and who couldn't use a good laugh these days? Of course, I have to wash my clothes right afterwards because it's a smoky atmosphere, but that is a small price to pay.

On Saturday, we will be seeing a play at a local playhouse. I'm not sure which one it is, but I've been to this playhouse before and it's always a good time. We will come back home on Sunday. I'm looking forward to some lazy days hanging out with my dad, Dear Husband, and the kids. We are bringing our furkids with us and they are looking forward to it. Chip, Norman, and Peanut all love their grandpa.

Happy Thanksgiving and here's to many more years of things to be thankful for.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Let there be Site!

There are some websites I visit that I feel are worth sharing, some recently discovered, others I've known about for awhile. Without further ado:

1. Free Rice. This is a word definition game. For every word you get correct, 10 grains of rice are donated through the United Nations World Food Program. It's free to play and you can do your part to end World Hunger or at least contribute to less suffering in the world. WARNING: This site is very addicting.

2. Shelfari. This is a site that allows you to add the books you've read to a virtual shelf and to make a list of books you want to read. You can also discuss the books you've read with others. It's a fun place for bibliophiles.

3. True Office Confessions. This is a site where people can anonymously confess anything about their workplace. It has sister sites for brides, mothers, fathers, and military wives.

Check them out and tell me what you think!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

I Can't Drive 155

I am coming to the end of my first semester of graduate school. I've really enjoyed it so far. It has been stressful to drive to Victoria (155 miles one way) every Saturday, but worth it to get my first graduate class, Introduction to Assessment, under my belt. I also took an undergraduate class this term, Abnormal Psychology, because I needed that as a foundation for the more advanced Abnormal Psychology class I will be taking the next time it's offered.

I have two assessments, a presentation, and two exams to complete and I will be done with this term. I am doing one of the assessments tomorrow and will work on the presentation next week. The exams are scheduled for December. It will be nice to have a break from school, but quite honestly I've enjoyed this semester. The material has been interesting and I look forward to the coming classes.

I register November 19 and will take two classes: Advanced Social Psychology and Life Span Developmental Psychology. Those classes start on January 14. Thankfully, both are on-line courses so I get a reprieve from driving to Victoria every Saturday. I'm looking forward to having my weekends back.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Peanut and Grandpa

Peanut and I had a great weekend at my dad's house. Dad retired a few years ago and lives just outside San Antonio on about two acres of land. It was Peanut's first trip to Grandpa's house and she had a wonderful time! My dad loves her and she loves him too. He took her for walks on his property where she got to growl and hiss at the neighbor cats and dogs. She also enjoyed hanging out on the love seat in his living room, which has this really comfortable fabric. She made that her official spot and hung out there most of the time we were there.

My dad and I went to Bill Miller's BBQ, which is my absolute favorite BBQ place in Texas. Unfortunately, there are no Bill Miller's in Houston. They are only in San Antonio, Corpus Christi and Austin. All of those places are much too far a drive to make for lunch or dinner so I only get to go to Bill Miller's when I visit my dad. We went twice, once on Saturday and once on Monday. We also stopped by the home of some family for a home-cooked meal. It was really good. My dad and I went to a comedy club that had some fantastic comics. I laughed so hard, it was really fun. It's nice to have a good laugh once in awhile.

Hope all you dear readers had a great weekend as well!