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So there's been a ton of snow, we got another 3-4 inches on Tuesday morning causing schools to be delayed, businesses to be delayed etc. But today it's sunny with a high of 45. That is definitely lovely. The weekend is going to be temps in the 50s. Of course I think more cold is coming next week, but for now I will concentrate on the nice sun and the fact that it will start to melt the mounds of snow.

I am behind on shows. I haven't watched Teen Wolf from this week, which is killing me a little ... Stiles!!! But I will try and fit it in at some point. And Mr. KA and I had four episodes of Pretty Little Liars to get through, we did two last night and will most likely hit the other two tonight. It's hard to watched Aria interact with Ezra as we "know" about Ezra. You know? *g*

Took the boys to the The Lego Movie Everything is AWESOME!!! You will only "get" that if you saw the movie, but it was cute, some really clever jokes for the adults. And some cool animation, legos as the ocean? Pretty neat.

Saw the trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy, and coming from a place where I know nothing about this group, the trailer made the movie look like a huge amount of fun.

I'm on Twitter, not sure if I mentioned that. I find it confusing to follow, and for me a restriction of 140 spaces is... difficult, but it's kind of fun to watch the celebrities post stuff. Only been on there for about a month but I already have 65 tweets. I keep posting odd thoughts that come in as I watch stuff, but because I'm behind it's no longer revelant on Twitter. Usually.

I have a horrendous cough. People keep asking me if I'm ok. It's ridiculous and exhausting. I haven't been exercising this week on the fear I will get either worse or sick. I don't want to be sick. But the coughing, I'm even taking cough medicine.

So the diet, it's going well. I haven't been 100% faithful but each week I get a little better and it's paying off. I am down 12.5 pounds and I can put my wedding ring on (I got them resized several months ago and the wedding ring was still too snug so I didn't wear it, but it fits now.) :) I feel even more motivated.

I have snack duty for work today and I tried some new recipes. A brownie that is 37 calories, banana oat squares (no sugar added), banana bread (gluten free), then I made smore cookies (prepackaged dough, just place on the cookie sheet), and rice krispie squares (although I burnt the butter so they may not be edible). Hopefully these treats go over alright, the brownies aren't great, the banana oat squares seem ok, although next time I will bake them for a little longer. They do not look like the picture at all.
ETA: the krispie squares were not edible, totally hard and fell apart, so in the trash they went. Learn from me people, if you burn the butter/marshmellow mixture throw it out and start over. :)

I also made a new chicken over the weekend, it used Ritz crackers, spices and parmesan cheese mixed in a food processor. Then it was dipped in a mixture of egg and honey. It's very good and the kids loved it. I tried it because I had Ritz crackers from Christmas (my in-laws gave them to me and we will never use them timely).

Next week is my trip to California and I'm sooo excited. :) I got an email from US Airways asking me if I wanted to be added to the list to move up to first class -- for an additional 324 bucks. Naaa, I think I'll scrunch up in coach. If it was a 100 bucks I might have done it, I've never flown first class and for fun, but not for that much.
kimannebb: (Cartoon_Avengers)
It truly is a magical place. The mind still boggles at how they handle dining reservations by sitting you withing 10 minutes of your original reservation time. How they can create such cool and exciting rides that take up a minimum amount of "land/space" (I'm talking about the Toy Story Mania ride in Hollywood Studios).

Just the organization of it all, it's amazing.

That being said - the trip was good but we should have waited as LM#2 was too young. Or I'm just not built good enough to take a 3 year old to Disney. Either one. More about the Disney trip )

Our first big family vacation was mostly a success!
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I think I need a Justified icon...

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Justified: Kin )

Glee: Diva )

Suits: He's Back )

I'm actually caught up on the shows I watch alone. I'm going to enter my vacation with only one Merlin and one Last Man Standing. I'm very proud of me. The shows Mr KA and I watch together... yeah, we are in the hole badly because he went out last night and we watched nothing! I may actually have to force myself to stay up until 10:30 to watch an extra show each night. :P

There is a snow storm coming, they are predicting about 3-6 inches for our area. This storm is really going to slam the New England area though with talks of 2 feet of snow. I'm just happy the snow is arriving tonight and not Sunday night to mess with my flight to Florida.

Three days until we leave for Disney, I'm so excited, yet nervous at the same time. It will be the first plane ride for the kids, first big trip as a family. Here's hoping I pack well and complete. Due to the kid's breathing problems I'm packing a nebulizer, I'm afraid to leave it, so that will add some weight to the suitcase. I know I can pack everything into the two large ones, but I fear the weight limit. So I may just spread it out to three bags. Decisions, decisions.

Speaking of which *g* Mr KA and I have not broached the stroller issue yet. That will most likely happen tomorrow. I think he is going to rent one, that is my thought. Since we are staying in the park, after we dump the stroller it's not that long to the bus line (in theory). I think I may still push for taking one. :)

Off to a debreif with HR about the two internal candidates we have interviewed for the open AP staff position. Then on to work on internal webpages, something that I'm struggling with but has been assigned to me. Then... vacation and Disney!!!
kimannebb: (Cartoon_Avengers)
Seriously, I wonder what is wrong with me! I keep thinking, oh I'll update and I last a week and then ... nothing. But it's a new year and everything we decide we'll do in the new year always works out. *big eye roll*

Work is fine, nothing really going on there but giving performance reviews, writing objections and trying to stay current with my inbox.

The extended family is fine, there is new drama with my Mom and brother, but really, it's not new just perhaps prolonged. Since I'm not involved, I'm not going to waste worrying about it here, let's keep this post happy.

The kids are great. LM#2 is potty trained *dance of joy!* We switched to pullups in October, a made a potty chart, there were stickers and candy rewards and group peeing (hubby and LM#1 tried to encourage), but nothing was working. And since I was afraid of "babying" the little one I decided on 12/16 to put him in underwear. It was a messy day, there was crying, there was big mean mom making him walk up the stairs drenched in pee, there was lots of laundry. Wrote a note to school explaining and sent lots of clothes and plastic bags. It was a long week.

Then. The day after Christmas he started peeing on the potty and hasn't stopped. He's had two accidents since then but both were because he waited too long and wet his pants standing in front of the toliet. So sad. But, no more diapers or pullups *gg* the grocery store trip is so much cheaper. Whew.

Now to conquer the binky. But I have plan, we are going to vacation in February and we are going to leave it there by mistake. Sadly I don't think this will go well, perhaps I'm shoring myself up for horriblness and when it turns out ok I'll be pleasantly surprised.

On vacation is exciting, we are going to Disney World!! We leave in 10 days and we are there for 5 days. I'm looking forward to it, I think the kids are exited. Mr. KA and I have done a lot of research of what the kids can do, we have made a schedule, we have dining reservations. We are pretty set. My biggest thing now is the stroller. I want to take my friends, she just used it there and it was great, can carry the older too if need be, but it's bulky. Mr. KA doesn't want it, I can tell. I think he wants to rent one from Disney, which is 15 bucks a day with a $100 deposit. Plus it all looks the same, so you have to hope no one takes it in error. We'll see how that pans out.

TV is ok. Some better than others. I just dropped Being Human the show just wasn't about being human anymore, it changed and I cared about one storyline only. What is hurting me is the amount of shows I watch without Mr KA is too many. I watch then in 20 minute intervals and it takes days. So I feel behind all the time.

That being said, I'm really enjoying Hawaii 5-0 this season, I think the Danny and Steve stuff has improved greatly. Merlin is good although I have been spoiled, something I didn't want but saw while looking at a picture posted in Facebook, so... I'm really apprehensive about the finale now. And Suits is back. *g* And in the last episode, which is really last week's, the one where Mike got beat up and Harvey was all "who did this to you?? I'll kill him!" Haaahaaa, the slash is awesome in this show.

It's the Avenger fandom that has eaten my brain. I try and stray from fic there but find myself back after a few stories. I can't stop. My love for Steve and Tony knows no bounds. My infatuation with Robert Downey Jr just grows, and I have an enabler out there that keeps sending me gifs! :P Which is good but not helping with the Avenger love.

I may try and start poting fic rec's here. I have a ton as I have a group email of about 13 people that I send fic recs too. And if I can get myself to update here more often, I will try and do it here as well.

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