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Christmas 2010

Wow!  I can't believe Christmas has arrived, well almost.  Tomorrow is Christmas Eve and luckily I get the day off work.  I am done with all my Christmas shopping, wrapping and baking.  Santa is all set to come tomorrow night and fill the kids' stockings.  The kids are both home with Dan today.  He was lucky enough to get two weeks off since he works at a school and X has the same two weeks off.  Me on the other hand, I get Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve off.  I did take Monday & Tuesday off so I get a five day weekend.  Dan's birthday is on Tuesday.  So we will be doing something fun for it, although I'm not sure what.  I do want to go sledding some time this weekend though.  The weather should not be too cold and we're supposed to get more snow tomorrow.  X has been playing outside pretty much everyday and  he just loves it out there.   He can stay outside for hours.

Supernatural - Appointment in Samarra

Looks like this was the last episode for the year and they left it at a cliffhanger of course.  Starts out with Dean going to see a Dr at a butcher shop.  He wants to die and come back to meet with Death.  So he does and meets with Tessa (a reaper).  He asks her to get her boss and she says he's busy and she can't just call him but he comes on his own.  Dean tells Death that he wants to bring Sam's soul back to him and that he'll give him the ring back for it.  Death says that he can bring the soul back and put up a wall so Sam won't remember Hell.  He wants Dean to wear the ring for 24 hours and do Death's job.  If he takes it off then the deal is off.  So Dean comes back to life and tells Sam & Bobby that he's going to do it.  He puts the ring on and Tessa is there to help him.  First up is a guy robbing a store and he gets shot by the owner.  No big deal for Dean.  Then a guy having a heart attack, again no big deal for Dean.  Then at the hospital it…

Supernatural - It's been a while...

I kept meaning to post about the episode "Clap Your Hands if you Believe".  It was a good episode and I love it how Dean got "abducted" and then he fought back and they didn't want him.  Turned out it was fairies and they were taking first born sons because the watch maker made a deal with them.  Sam could have made a deal with the head fairy but he decided not to.  It was a good episode.  I did not get to see "Caged Heat" yet but I heard that Meg is back and so is Castiel.  Here are some pictures from both episodes.
"Clap Your Hands if you Believe" episode "Caged Heat" episode

Last weekend and more

Last week we were all still recovering from Strep.  O developed a rash on Sunday night and she had been complaining of her throat hurting and she had a fever.  So I took the day off last Monday and took her to the Doctor and she had Strep.  I'd had a sore throat since Friday and Dan was starting to get one too so the Dr gave us all antibiotics.  Just a couple more days of medicine.  Apparently the kids' medicine tastes "yucky" and they hate taking it.  At least we are all feeling better now.
I'm nearly done with the Christmas shopping and X has been a great helper wrapping.  He writes the names on the labels for me and puts them on along with a bow.  This past week he had his Winter show at school.  It was very cute.  Saturday we went to the Orchestra Hall to see them perform.  I had never been there and the kids thought the place was pretty cool but they got bored just watching an Orchestra play.  We walked around downtown for a little bit and then headed home …

Re-vamping an old shirt

X has a shirt he loves but unfortunately he has outgrown it.  So I got an idea to make it new.  I found a plain red t-shirt and found some cool fabric on clearance at Michael's that I could use as sleeves.

This is the old t-shirt.  I carefully cut around the skull and crossbones leaven some black around the edges.  I had a plain red short sleeved shirt that currently fits him.
This is cut out and the fabric I got at Michael's that I used for the sleeves. I used some iron-on strips (not sure of the name) and ironed it on the shirt.  Then I sewed around it twice and cut off the excess black. Using a shirt that currently fit him I used it as a template to cut sleeves and shaped them and sewed them on the red shirt. Here he is wearing it.  I actually turned out pretty good and he loves it.

Supernatural - All Dogs go to Heaven

This was a good filler episode, not much happens in terms of finding or figuring out how to get Sam's soul back.  We start off with Crowley giving the Winchesters their assignment.  Of course Dean is not happy about it and Crowley cause some pain for Sam just to show Dean that he's in charge.  There have been attacks that look like Werewolves.  So they investigate a home with a wife, husband, kid and dog.  They think the husband is the werewolf since he looks like he had a rough night.  But then he turns up dead and they figure out it's a skinwalker that they're tracking.  Then they finally figure out it's the dog Lucky that is the skinwalker.  He tells them that there is a plan to instate a skinwalker in a family and when they're given the signal they turn on them and turn them with a bite.  So it's a way to have even more skinwalkers.  The Winchesters want to know where the Alpha is but this is just one pack and there are many around the country.  So they…

History Center

We went to the MN History Center last month with museum passes I got at the library.  So it was a free day, which is always great.  There was a chocolate exhibit and free craft for the kids.  They were able to decorate a mug with Mayan and Aztec symbols.  The kids loved it and I made some Mexican Chocolate for dinner, I buy Abuelita brand and make it with milk and a splash of vanilla.  After the Museum we went to the Tea House which is a Chinese restaurant and it was really yummy.  I got Sesame Chicken, Dan got Kung Pow Chicken and the kids shared Sweet and Sour Chicken.  We had leftovers and I was able to eat them for lunch.

This is the kids at an ice cream shoppe.  They were able to go behind the counter and make pretend ice cream dishes and malts.  Then they pretended to ring people up and wash the dishes.  They had a lot of fun here.

There was a weather display where they could see all the different winter gear worn over time.  Also there was a sever weather "basement" th…

Supernatural - Family Matters

I completely forgot I was going to blog about this.  I really have been trying to blog about Supernatural.  I did indeed watch it and liked it but not as much as I was hoping.  It starts out with Sam tied to a chair and Castiel looking at him and Dean in the room.  We find out what we already knew, that Sam does not have his soul.  Dean of course does not trust him and tells him so and says he will be watching him like a hawk.  Sam is trying to find out what happened to his soul and the only place to start is Samuel.  They confront Samuel and Castiel checks to see if he has a soul and he indeed does.  Samuel claims he doesn't know who pulled them out and why, but as I always have been of him, I'm suspicious.  He tells them that they found the Alpha Vampire and Dean and Sam want in.  Samuel is hesitant because  he doesn't trust Dean.  They find the nest and "take care" of the Alpha.  But really Samuel and the Campbells have captured him and put him in a van, which…


We had a great Halloween and it was actually not too cold.  On Saturday morning we went to in-law's house where all the grandkids were around.  So I got to see my two nieces and one nephew dressed up and we took pictures of the kids together.  We even ate lunch with everyone.  Then we went to the community center where they had games and prizes.  X won a stuffed black cat with a wizard's hat.  He was so happy about it.  Sunday we spent most of the day making spaghetti sauce.  We were able to can 10 big jars and 2 little jars.  We had some for dinner too and nothing tastes better than homemade spaghetti and homemade artisan bread.  We also carved our pumpkins in the morning.  Around 6pm we decided to take the kids out trick or treating.  I went out first with them while Dan stayed back and handed out candy.  Then I came back they still wanted to go out so Dan went out with them.  We were done trick or treating around 7:30pm.  The kids pigged out on candy then got showers and we…

Supernatural - You Can't Handle the Truth

Wow!  This show is getting better and better.  I wasn't sure about it the first couple of episodes but the last few have really been better.  This episodes starts out with Dean talking to Bobby about Sam.  What is Sam?  Bobby will look into it and Dean says that he will just deal with Sam if they don't find out.  This week is people killing themselves when they ask for the truth.  Turns out it is the Goddess of Truth that is doing it so Sam and Dean have to find her and kill her with dog blood.  Dean asks for the truth and people start telling him the truth.  So he takes this opportunity to confront Sam.  Sam says he froze when Dean was turned into a vampire, but seems to me that Sam is somehow lying.  They find out the Goddess is a news anchor and go to her place to kill her.  She captures them and then asks Dean to tell the truth about Sam.  He tells her that he knows there's something wrong with Sam and that he was ready to kill him.  Then she turns to Sam and asks him …

This week

We got our flu shots on Tuesday, just me and the kids since Dan had gotten his a few weeks ago.  Not too bad except that X did not want to get one and freaked out and they had to get another nurse to help hold him down. He also said that the needle looked "pointy" and that he didn't like it.  But now O has a stuffy nose and I know that flu shots don't cause this but just a coincidence, I'm not sure.  She also could have gotten a cold from a kid at daycare because there are a few kids sick there.  Then this morning X says his throat is scratchy and nose is stuffy.  So hopefully they are not too sick to trick or treat on Sunday.

O is having Halloween celebration at daycare.  Her costume is a witch so I sent her dress and hat this morning.  She freaked out thinking we were going to leave her costume at daycare and not bring it home.  X wished he could dress up at school but they don't do Halloween.  They do a lot of fall crafts and stuff.  He went to a field tri…

Supernatural - Live Free or Twihard

Another great episode.  This one is about vampires and as much as I love Twilight I found it funny that they were making fun of it.  Sam and Dean start investigating teen girls disappearing.  We find out that they are being recruited via a vampires site since the vampire appeal is hot right now.  They must find the nest and in the process Dean is given some vampire blood while Sam stands by and smirks.  So it looks like Sam let that happen to Dean.  But Samuel had told Sam that there was a cure as long as Dean doesn't ingest human blood.  It involves injecting a vampire with dead man's blood and making a drink.  Dean of course goes and visits Lisa and Ben and scares the crap out of them.  Then he gets into the nest and finds out that the vampires are getting their orders from an Alpha who is building an army.  Dean gets cured and remembers that smirk that Sam had and knows he let it happen.  So now Dean is really suspicious of Sam.

Supernatural - Weekend at Bobby's

Loved the episode!  It was directed by Jensen Ackles too.  I really liked seeing more of Bobby.  The only time we really get to see what he does is when Dean & Sam visit him.  I like how he never asks anyone for help and how busy he is helping other hunters.  Also liked him kicking butt and using that woodchipper.  He found a way to get the better of Crowley and get his soul back and even keep the use of his legs.  Also what is up with Sam? Dean seems to think there's something wrong with him so he must have done something really strange for him to call Bobby about it.  Hopefully we'll learn about that next week.  I hear that next week is vampires and Dean will be turning into one.  I can't wait!

A book and a show

I just got done reading a great book last week.  It's called Life As We Knew It and it's a young adult book by Susan Beth Pfeffer.  It is the first book in a trilogy; Moon Crash Trilogy and it was excellent.  I highly recommend it.  It is written in journal format by a 16 year old girl named Miranda.  At the beginning of the book you get to know her and her family.  We find out that an asteroid is going to hit the moon and everyone will be watching.  But Astronomers miscalculated the mass of the asteroid and it moves the moon closer to Earth.  This causes world chaos as the world experiences tidal waves, earthquakes, volcanic eruption.  Mass casualties and even the coast are gone.  But the book focuses on how Miranda and her family survive this and how their life has changed because of it.  It was very interesting and I couldn't put it down.  I am planning to read the next two books in the series soon.  Here are all three books

Life As We Knew It (published 2006) The Dead &a…

Supernatural - week 2

Much better episode last week.  I know I'm late in talking about this but I really didn't get a chance to see it until last night.

I loved how the brothers were dealing with the baby and how Dean knew what to do.  I knew that Samuel had another agenda and now we know he's collecting monsters for someone.  But the question is, is Sam in on it or he just an innocent bystander.  Who brought Samuel back and is it really him?  Who brought Sam back?  Also both Sam & Dean looked confused when Samuel was talking about their mother when she was a baby.

The ending was great with Dean going back to hunting and uncovering the impala.  Looks like Sam & Dean will be kicking some butt now!


Friday was the Season 6 premiere of Supernatural.  As much as I LOVE the show, I was not happy with the premiere.

Dean has been living with his girlfriend Lisa and son Ben for the last year.  Just like he promised Sam he would, he gave up hunting for a normal life.  But in this episode he gets a visit from the yellow eyed demon but really it's a Djiin.  Sam comes back to save Dean.  He's been alive for about a year and the only person that didn't know was Dean.  Of course he's mad about it since he tried finding a way to bring him back.  Also back is their grandfather Samuel and other family members that are hunters from their mother's side.  I don't like Samuel and the rest of the family, I think there is something wrong with them and I don't trust them.  Then at the end they kill 2 out of the 3 Djiins after them and the Campbell's capture the third one alive for some reason and get her out of there before Sam & Dean see.  Just like I said, someth…

Chuck/The Event - 09/20

Chuck - Thought it was a good episode, although a little slow at the beginning.  I figured that he would be the one to save Sarah and Casey in Russia and that he would tell them about his mom and get back to being a spy.  Laughed at the whole sexting thing when Sarah was asking for help and Morgan was replying.  I figured that Ellie was pregnant and Chuck wouldn't tell her about him become a spy again.  I'm thinking though that this will be the last season for Chuck.  I mean where else can they go in this show?

The Event - Very confusing with all the different time changes and exactly what was going on.  I think the two people they met at the cruise had something to do with the girl's disappearance.  The ending though is what got me interested.  Where did the plane go?  Looks like it got warped to another time or place.  I'll watch next week but if next week isn't good then I might not watch this show.

There have been too many shows that I watch and only last one …

Monday Night

I'm excited for the return of Chuck tonight.  Most of my new shows are returning this week so I'll have a busy week.  Last week I watched the finale of America's Got Talent.  A show I started watching last year because there was never anything on.  The kids like that show too.  But I flipped back and forth between that and Survivor.  It's no big deal to miss the first few episodes anyway.  I also caught up on two episodes of The Vampire Diaries.  I'm not sure I like that Caroline is now a vampire too.  I mean is the whole cast going to turn into a supernatural being (witch, vampire, werewolf).  Last night I watched the season finale of The Gates.  I'm pretty certain the show won't be back next summer and it kind of did end.  But tonight it's Chuck and I might check out The Event.  The event is probably people watching the show.  I feel a cold coming on (stuffy nose and sore throat) so not sure how late I'll be staying up.  Also on this week is Glee,…

The Return of New TV Shows

I meant to write this yesterday but the day got away from me and I didn't get a chance.  Then at 8:30pm last night I realize I forgot to record The Vampire Diaries season premiere.  So I'll have to watch it online.  Here's what I'm planning to watch this season.

The Vampire Diaries - It's on the CW and it's season 2 and I plan to record it since it's on at 7pm and it's too scary for the kids to watch.  The show is based on books written by L.J. Smith.  I've read the first 4 and attempted to read the 5th and hated it.  The series is based on them but many things have changed and I like the changes made.  We left off last season with Katherine coming back, Elena's brother possibly becoming a vampire.

Psych - When it comes back for the second half.  It is currently on season 5 on USA and I watch it online since I don't have cable.  I just finished the summer finale yesterday and can't wait.  Juliet kissed Shawn but she has a boyfriend!