Thursday, December 31, 2009


To Sean on winning the Superbowl in the Doodles league. Good work, buddy.

I should take pictures of the snow piles here. It makes the KC white christmas look SORRY. And they won't be going anywhere, as we will be ringing in the new year with a low of -15, and a low of -25 later this weekend.

Well, it's been a helluva 2009. I particularly enjoyed the part where I married Paul because he's the bestest. He is being a wonderful househusband this week while I am at work - cleaning, cooking, doing the shopping. I still won't let him near my laundry though. But he is such a good grocery shopper that I am trying to make this his job.

We are having some friends over tonight, so we'll be safe and sound in our basement. Everyone else be safe, call cabs if necessary, etc etc. Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 19, 2009


15 seconds that you'll be glad you took out of your day, compliments of Marcus Morris.

Friday, December 18, 2009

The Forecast.

100% chance of a White Christmas here in Minnesota. We've got a solid 8 inches on the ground (and it ain't melting with lows below zero), and more coming Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday...

I am carefully monitering the forecast so as to plan my trip south accordingly. All of the presents are wrapped and packed and ready to go. I have the Dady & Garner holiday party tonight. I was the official party planner this year, so let's hope that everyone has a good time. Otherwise, they'll come bitching at me. Luckily, my budget included an open bar, so that should help.

Tomorrow we have Paul's family for Christmas at our house. It's going to be insane, a true exercise in domestication. I think there are going to be 20 people or so. I am little nervous. Paul is going to clean tomorrow and I am going to get the food together. Not too much cooking involved, and hopefully some people will bring some stuff. That's the plan, anyway.

Alright all, weather permitting, we'll be on the road on Wednesday morning. Charlie Brown is excited to see you all. He wants to give you all hugs and kisses.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Friday, December 11, 2009

Follow Up.

I also just purchased Now That's What I Call Christmas Vol. 1 (a double disk) on amazon. Cross your fingers that it arrives on time for me to jam it all the way to Kansas on the 23rd.

Mom, can you go over to Kevin's and take pictures of his puppy and put them on the blog, or email them to me and I will put the on the blog? I hear that Kev named the sweet baby "Rampage." Personally, I liked Mario.


So I am going to take Operation Domestication to the next level this weekend and engage in some serious Christmas cookie baking. I am trying to decide what to make. So far, I have decided that I will def. make M&M cookies because they are good. PD wants me to make the peanut butter ones with the chocolate kiss in the middle, so I guess I will do those as well. I am considering spritz, but I need the cookie gun, and that kinda intimidates me. Of course, I will whip up some chex mix, with cheerios and peanuts and pretzels. Yummers. If there is anything left, I will bring it home with me. Yay! Almost Xmas!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Birthday Party!

Thanks for all the birthday wishes, family! I heard from all of you, so that was nice. I went out to a birthday dinner alst night with Andy, Sean, and Brittnee and it was really fun. Tomorrow night a bunch of my friends and I are going to the bars, I'm really excited, there will be a lot of people that I work with and other friends all together so it will be fun. Thanks to everyone for calling! It was really fun to hear from everyone and get to see Sean on my bday :)

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Here we go.

I believe that all the Kellermans (except maybe Danny) are about to get a taste of some winter. We're looking at a solid 6-9 inches, winds at 40 mph, lows below zero and wind chills way below zero. NOT happy. But I must say, I am glad it waited until after this past weekend, or that would have been a helluva drive.

It was nice to see all the fam this weekend, despite the somber occassion. I say we continue to celebration of Grandma K's life through the Xmas season.

Grandma H provided Paul and I with quite the Holiday decoration: a giant Snoopy in a Santa suit. And I mean GIANT. It's sitting on the couch in our family room. Charlie Brown (the dog) is afraid of it. He likes to sit by the couch and bark at it. I love it. It is very festive, and fun to cuddle with.

Anyway, I am almost finished with my Xmas shopping, and hope that you all can say the same. Except for pd. I have not gotten him anything. Argg.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Tis the Season of Heating Up Cars

Well, it's probably going to happen this week. I am going to have to start heating up my car every morning, probably for the next three or four months. Not cool. I really enjoy not having to do that.

It sounds like you all had a nice Thanksgiving. I hear Katie got domesticated, apple pie style. Only 8 more days of illegality, my dear. Congrats, you made it.

DK, how was your birthday? Did the Jayhawks ruin it with their sad loss to Mizzou? I watched most of that game, and enjoyed the first half - and then they blew it. Uggg. Basketball. Right?

Our Thanksgiving was pretty calm. We spent a lot of time with Paul's brother and sister in law, Mike and Heather, because they were in town from Duluth and we don't know if we will see them over Xmas. We made not one, but two appearances at Grumpy's. (Mom and Dad, Jess says hi and she missed you.) I worked on my general domesticated and tried to sew and knit some stuff. It's pretty fun. I successfully (kinda) sewed pleats into a bag, and made pockets. I like the sewing machine.

PD is excited for his first participation in the name exchange. I hope he can pull it off. I am ready for Christmas. I am taking Wed-Mon off work, so that should be nice. Right now, I am suffering from a bit of a cold, but I guess that is good - get it out of my system between the holidays, right?

Well, sorry for the somewhat boring post. OH YEAH I hung xmas lights on a bush outside my house. It is sweet. And we put our tree up. And I want to buy more xmas decorations, so I think that I am going to go to Target over lunch and do just that. Fun!

Happy Holidays to all. C. Brown says hi. He's adorable and can't wait to see you all at xmas.