Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Austin Comic Con

I received the notification yesterday that I was selected as one of the volunteers for the Austin Comic Con this year.  I am excited since hubby had so much fun last year.  It will be three exhausting days (4 for hubby), but should be a lot of fun.  Now we just need to line up someone to look in on the dogs during those three days.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Fun Day

Yesterday, we slept pretty much the whole day.  We don't do that too often, but sometimes you need to just let your body replenish.  Today, we went to the Gem and Mineral show and then stopped over to the City Wide Garage Sale.  After that, we nabbed a couple of geocache's then headed home.  We had a fun day.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Food Blahs

Do you ever have those times where you are hungry, but nothing really sounds good?  I call those the food blahs.  I have been having them a lot lately.  Usually when that happens, I look to hubby to choose what we eat, but today we both had the food blahs.  Since nothing sounded good to either of us, dinner was a mish mash of stuff, we had chili dogs, stove top stuffing, and broccoli with a tex-mex cheese sauce.  I suspect I will regret those combinations later, but it was what we came up with at the time.  How do you combat the food blahs?

Friday, October 21, 2011

Delegating Duties

Work is extremely busy for me right now.  My boss is out of the office for a while, so I am picking up a lot of additional duties.  For the past couple of weeks, I have been trying to handle it all myself and that has resulted in me working a crazy amount of hours.  Some days I would work a full day in the office and then come home and work until 11 or 11:30 at night.  It is beginning to take it's toll.  Because of this, I have finally come to the conclusion that I need to learn to delegate.  So, starting next week, I am going to delegate some of my day to day duties to my assistant.  It will be hard since we have very different styles, but I know we can make it work.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Weather Change

It finally feels like fall has arrived in Texas; the temperatures have been in the 70"s and 80's for the past couple of days.  The dogs are loving it because they can run and play in the yard for more than 5-10 minutes at a time.  The down side is that the allergies are worse, but I can find a way to deal with that as long as the temperatures are no longer in the 90's and above.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Halloween Decorations

I am so not ready for Halloween this year.  Usually by this time I have my decorations pulled down and a game plan for putting my yard together.  This year, I am just have not gotten around to pulling everything down.  I won't put the decorations up too early because of the wind (it wreaks havoc on my tombstones), but I at least need to get a game plan together and see if anything needs replacing.

Sunday, October 9, 2011


There is an armadillo that is terrorizing our yard.  He has come by on a few occasions and is digging (rooting around actually) in our flower beds and in our yard.  We have tried several things to make him go away, but he is a sneaky little devil and just finds a new spot.  Last night he was  in our front yard and he made 30-40 new holes.

Saturday, October 8, 2011


It has been almost 3 years since hubby and I have been geocaching.  We haven't been since we moved in to our house.  Hubby went during the day on Friday and I helped him with a few after work.  We also grabbed several on Saturday and hope to go back and grab a few more on Sunday.  I had no idea there were so many cache's in our area.  Since it has been a while, I have to get used to watching for muggles again and used to spotting the not so obvious ones.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Where Does Your Time Go

We all say "we don't have time" to do something and we have all experienced having too much to do and not enough time.  This last week, I mentioned to hubby that we never have time to do fun things anymore.  Then I started wondering where does all of my time go?  In a 7 day week there are 168 hours, so I decided to see how I spent my time.  I was able to account for 122 hours:  work/school takes about 70 hours per week, sleeping accounts for 42 hours, and my commute to and from work is about 10 hours.  That leaves 46 hours per week/6.5 hours per day to do items around the house, relax, and have fun.  That should be more than enough time to relax and have fun.  So why don't I ever feel like I have enough time?

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Farmer's Market

Our local farmer's market is back and I am really excited.  I love going and seeing all of the fresh fruits and vegetables that the vendors have.  At ours, we even have one guy who does ready to cook pizzas and they are very good.

Do you have a farmer's market in your area that you like to attend?