Oct 20, 2008

*Update* Joy is...

  • submitting my UTD application today!  It is such a huge relief to have it submitted and done.  Now all I can do is wait and pray that I get a TA position.
  • finding a set of 12 of my Christmas dishes on e-bay - I'm the winning bidder right now at $20 but I think I might go ahead and use the buy it now (for only $75!)  Woo Hoo!!  Scratch that - the buy it now price disappeared.  
  • spending a fantastic Friday at the State Fair with the love of my life.  (See pictures below or click here for larger view).
  • hosting a great brunch this morning.  I was asked for some of the recipes I used so I'll type them and post soon.  Sadly, I didn't get my camera out so I don't have any pictures (and I was having a great hair day!)
  • remembering to take off my Cowboys shirt before going out in public so I won't be too embarrased. (But don't worry Cowboys - I'll put it right back on next Sunday and cheering you to beat Tampa!)
  • enjoying and overall fantastic weekend.
  • realizing that it is only 40 days until the day after Thanksgiving!  Christmas decorations will be coming out soon!
  • getting tagged by two fabulous blogging friends, Lis Loves and A Pretty Peony. I actually already listed my four favorite things - so I'll direct you to this post.
  • finding out I can buy a wedding shower gift for 30% off -- although I'm sure the beautiful bride isn't so joyful that her registry store (Linens and Things) is going out of business!
  • catching up on all of my shows on the DVR this morning.  (The reason I was able to devote my morning to TV is not joy --- seriously if there is a stomach bug in the world I catch it - and then get it 10x worse than the person who gave it me!)
(click to see larger view of pictures)


  1. I love Ebay! I seriously can find the best stuff on there. I hope you get those Christmas dishes!

  2. What is your Christmas pattern??? Did you win?

  3. Looks like you guys had a great time at the fair!!

  4. I love how you put your pics together! I'm really not that creative. Glad you had a nice weekend!

  5. My Christmas pattern is not a Christmas pattern per se my china has a Christmas accent plate and mug that go with it (Noritake Stoneleigh) which coordinates patterns from family that we will inherit.