Sunday, December 15, 2013

Randomly Speaking

Just throwing out some random things today, and wishing everyone a happy weekend too!


We got a lot of snow this morning.  So much was anticipated that we got calls last night cancelling Breakfast with Santa at the local fire department, making the Christmas toy at the local hobby shop, and we got a call that the high school basketball team wasn't playing...but that's not relevant to us. ;)  So, a busy morning is now busy-free, and I'm the only one up. :)


Second random thought...my athletic shoes!!  I've noticed in the last year or so that my feet tingle in my Nike's.  I've worn Nike shoes here and there my whole life, now all of the sudden my shoe size is different? Seriously? And if it has to be different, why a half a size bigger, and not half a size smaller?  Sheesh. :)


Third random thought:  My car window went off track in the middle of winter, brr. It's not under warranty anymore so I took it to the shop, opting for the mall so I could look around for holiday gifts while we waited. $250 later it was fixed (because of course it needed other things done inside of that door panel...it couldn't be as simple as a jumped track).


Speaking of windows, a few weeks back hubby was in my car and a turkey flew up on the highway and hit the front window, cracking it so that it had to be replaced (and oy! to the poor turkey...it was in an SUV and on the highway, I'm guessing he didn't fare well...turkeys flying up and hitting the window???? Crazy). Car windows have not been our friend lately. Hopefully that's the end of that mess.



Two Christmas parties coming up (hurrah!), and then my kids start filing in over here. I'm getting excited, it's going to be so nice to have them all home!!  Have you got your shopping done?  We have not, not yet, but we're inching closer to it. :)

Thanks for visiting, and a big happy weekend to you! :)

60 comments:

alissa apel said...

WOW a turkey hitting a window! That's a crazy visual. We get some around here. I've only seen one fly once. It was an odd sight for a city girl.

My feet grew with pregnancies. Then I got special arch supports to put in my shoes. My left ankle turns in. All the sudden I had to buy even bigger shoes. I went from a 7 1/2 to a 9!

mail4rosey said...

Gah, I'm a little on the tall side for a gal (almost 5' 9") so my feet are not dainty to begin with, I don't want them to get bigger! :)

Masshole Mommy said...

Yikes....

That snow is heading our way. We are getting somewhere between 1-10 inches LOL. They haven't been able to narrow it down in my area yet.

mail4rosey said...

Well they won't be wrong with their prediction w/that kind of range. :)

Janine Huldie said...

Expecting snow here today too and I haven't finished my shopping and need to get my butt in gear on that one for sure now. Wishing you a great weekend and stay warm now!! :)

Brian Miller said...

ha. did you report the offending turkey to your insurance?
we are waiting to see if today brings some white stuff...have yet to start....

Sonya M. Jones said...

OMGEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! A flying turkey coming at your windshield! I would have totally freaked! No shopping done yet. What's more I haven't even thought about what I want to get everyone. It's just crazy in my household right now. Have a great weekend & protect those windshields. lol

mail4rosey said...

Snow either enhances or dampers shopping, depending on how bad it gets, yes? Wishing you the former. :)

mail4rosey said...

We did report it to insurance. Did you know there's animal insurance that you can get on your car? LOLOL What else are they going to add, to rake in those bucks, I wonder. (not deer bucks...money bucks). :)

mail4rosey said...

Hubby said if I'd have been in the car, driving or not, I'd have freaked. Glad I missed it. ;) Hope your chaos is happy chaos & happy weekend to you too. :)

Jennifer said...

I want snow! Crazy about the turkey! I'm almost finished shopping, just a few things left to get..

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

It is snowing out right now as I write this. Suppose to get really bad. I was going to go out and do a little shopping, but think I will just stay in and keep warm.

Pat Hatt said...

I think someone has it in for your vehicle lol or at least the windows. Maybe you are slowly becoming bigfoot haha

The Artful Diva said...

I'm enjoying a happy creative weekend in my studio!

coach-daddy said...

I think you missed out on your Christmas turkey there. Or is it Christmas goose? My luck, I'd hit the wrong one.

Sandee said...

Yikes on the windows. They are expensive indeed. Always something.

I too had to go a half size larger in shoes some years back. What's up with that?

Have a fabulous weekend. ♥♥♥

Karen Delaney said...

Shoes...happened to me a few years ago...but my feet were very small, so I didn't mind.

Sorry about your window troubles. Nice that your family will return soon! Have a fun time together.

Self Sagacity said...

My car window went off track too, I had one fix costed $150, the other one I just close altogether- so it will never open again. It's an old truck, not worth it. So random are these events for sure. Have a great weekend.

Sara said...

My foot grew half a size with each pregnancy and got wider. The only sneaker that's fit me comfy is New Balance.

Enjoy your snow day!

Kristi Maloney said...

Well, I guess we are not the only ones who have wild turkeys! That's too bad about your window. Guess they aren't the smartest of birds! lol We have a party coming up too and as far as shopping goes....I have one more day next week to head out to the mall and there's always Amazon.com with Prime if I really forget something....but time is ticking! :)

Launna said...

I have 90% of my shopping done, 50% of the tree, 0% of the cleaning but I am so much further ahead than I was one week ago... We are getting a big storm tomorrow too...:(

Enjoy the holiday parties :)

Manzanita said...

A turkey hit your window? Did you have it for Thanksgiving. Poor turkey. Poor window.
I know the perils of the window dropping down . They have to remove the whole door panel. Been there, years ago.

The flood in my house put the kibosh on Christmas. A daughter in Minneapolis asked me if I had a tree. I told her I was lucky to have a house, at this point. Some of the presents got wet and everything is such a mess that I don't know if I'll even wrap anything and give presents. The big blowers are still all over the house, trying to dry it. . May sound like I'm complaining but just stating a fact. The upstairs is kind of added on to this funky old house and it didn't get wet..... so I do have a warm comfy place to sleep and hang out.
Have an exciting week with your family home.

Binky said...

Poor turkey. I guess you didn't save him for Christmas dinner.

Shopping has started, but I have a long way to go.

Chatty Crone said...

Very interesting - a turkey flew and hit your husband's window! Why I never.............

Judy Haughton-James said...

I note that you are having a lot of snow Rosey! I guess you will have a white Christmas. It is rather chilly this morning but yesterday we got a break from the rain and had some sunshine. I am sorry about the window problems you have had recently. It is so wonderful that you will have all your family with you for Christmas. Have a great week.

mail4rosey said...

We've a few things left too, and as soon as the snow stops... hahahaa if it stops, we'll get out and about and get them. :)

mail4rosey said...

Smart gal!! That's what I'm doing too. I do want to get to the church service this morning though, thankfully it's not too far away. :)

mail4rosey said...

I think I am becoming bigfoot and 'tis no laughing matter. ;)

mail4rosey said...

Sounds delightful!

mail4rosey said...

Either way it didn't come home with him, and I'm glad. I'm not one for skinning anything, let me tell ya!

mail4rosey said...

I dunno...if the shoes are going to alter in size (the shoes, not our feet ;) ) shouldn't the be kind and go in the other direction???? :)

mail4rosey said...

Thanks, Karen. Silly feet, silly windows, and hurrah for family coming home! :) Happy weekend to you. :)

mail4rosey said...

We did get an offer to just close it, but I like to go to the drive up at the bank, or the drive up pizza place when we're getting a pie to go. ;)

mail4rosey said...

It stayed bigger??? I've heard of that before actually. :) I'm not pregnant though..hahahahhaa, I wish that was what I was giving hubby for Christmas, but we're too old for that now. ;)

mail4rosey said...

I've never heard of a turkey hitting a car until now. Deer I see proof of all the time...it's amazing to me they run if they're in your yard and you move while IN the house, but they'll jump right in front of a moving car. :/

mail4rosey said...

Stay productive and warm. :) We're doing the same. :)

mail4rosey said...

Gah, the fans are still there?? :( :( I hope that clears up with no other issues. I'm super sorry about the kibosh on Christmas. :(

mail4rosey said...

I know, I felt bad for the bird too!

mail4rosey said...

I know, poor turkey. :( Poor window. :( My new one doesn't defrost the same, it takes for-ev-er. phft

mail4rosey said...

Judy, it's been snowing 48 hours here, with no end in sight. :) The kids are happy. ;) You have a great week too. :)

Lulu G said...

How exciting to have all your family together soon!

mail4rosey said...

It is, I'm counting the days. :)

~ Noelle said...

we have to get the teacher gifts... that is it...
so sorry to hear about your windows... i had to get mine fixed too

mail4rosey said...

We got the teachers covered now, and the two secretaries...and the principals, hahaha. Sheesh. We have the mail sub, and have to get the real mailgal (Hubby's a mailman so I know they appreciate their tips). :) Then, we're done. :)

Theresa said...

A turkey to the window? Maybe that was a sign that you were supposed to take it home for Thanksgiving dinner?

Pepper said...

Maybe you should get yourself new shoes this Christmas :). Happy holidays to you and your family.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Gosh, lots of car window problems for you guys lately! Of course I feel sorry for the turkey, you know me :) But I'm glad you got your window fixed. We have some family holiday parties coming up and I'm excited for that :)

mail4rosey said...

Happy holidays to you too, Pepper!

mail4rosey said...

I totally relate, I felt bad for the turkey too!

Stephen Alexander said...

Your feet are like your nose. It keeps growing!

Ai Sakura said...

Happy Christmas hols to you and your family.. hope there will be no more window problems and may you get a good pair of sports shoes this Christmas! :p I wear different sizes across different brands too because of the cuttings and styles..

Ai @ Sakura Haruka

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

Oh poor turkey and how annoying over the windows. When I went up a shoe size I lamed the manufacturers changing things ;) how lovely tho have all the kids (assuming that means grand baby) home hope you had a great weekend :)

Kenya G. Johnson @ KenyaGJohnson.com said...

Oh my to the turkey. 8 more days until Christmas and we have to shop for that. I should have taken a picture of our tree last Thursday before birthdays. The gifts were wrapped in Christmas paper. My mom and dad were here, she got her bday gift and I sent them home with their Christmas gifts. Now all the remains under there are teachers gifts and it's a reminder to we haven't done ANY shopping. I think I topped your oy! But poor Turkey!

mail4rosey said...

Not sure I'm delighted to hear the info. :)

mail4rosey said...

Ah, I didn't ask Santa for shoes, and 'Santa' kept asking me what I wanted, lol. I should have told him shoes! ;)

mail4rosey said...

It does mean the grandbaby!! WOOHOO! And of course it's the manufacturer's fault!! Why didn't I think of that earlier. :) Gracias!!

mail4rosey said...

Sometimes that last minute shopping vibe can be fun!! Crossing my fingers for you. :)

mail4rosey said...

Nu uh, no way, no how (shaking head no vigorously). ;)

Karen Glatt said...

We are supposed to have 14 inches of snow by now, but we have only gotten 3 inches. I do not miss the snow, and it is looking like we are not having a white Christmas next week. Boy, I know what you mean about car windows. My car is old, and I can not roll the windows down ever! Thank God I have air conditioning or I would be in bad shape in the summer. I have almost all of my Christmas shopping done. I will be getting my dinner food on Friday! Merry Christmas!

Colette S said...

I bet that would have been fun. Have you been before to the Breakfast with Santa?
They cancelled our Christmas parade. It wasn't even that cold or raining as yet. bah.

When I was younger and read about the Asian practice of some part of the culture to wrap their daughters feet, so it would remain small, so they could marry. I thought maybe I would do that so I wouldn't have big feet. Talk about self image even as a kid eh.


So hope it's not the Nikes and that you'll find a nice pair that makes you not even think about the size up :)

Glad your car is fixed. But the day you take it in and it's just that one thing, then santa is really real :)

Now that was an angry bird! Hahaha

Enjoy the parties. Did you already pick out what to wear?
You'll probably have to take your jacket off once inside right? :)

Aloha.