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Fall is coming! Fall is coming! August 31, 2009

Posted by texasheartland in fall, Feelings, fun, life, random, Seasons, summer, thoughts, winter.
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Sometime last week (I think it was Thursday), a “cool” front came through Central Texas. While it isn’t exactly “cool” by any means, except a night, it certainly has made it less hot! We have taken a break from those continuous triple digit highs and are now in the lower to mid 90’s. While most people tend to think that it is still hot while in the 90’s, it is like a sigh of relief for us Texans. After 60+ days with temperatures over 100*, 90’s are a pretty exciting thing!

Last night, around 7 pm, we took Zeus outside to play in his pool. As I stepped outside, it felt like Spring! It wasn’t humid or muggy. It wasn’t unbearably hot. It was so nice and had a little cool breeze blowing through! I didn’t want to go inside. But since Zeus got too excited and wanted to bite, we had to bring him inside. Another exciting factor is that somewhere in Indiana yesterday at like 1PM, they were at 64*! And leaves are starting to fall in other parts of the country. Yippie!

That means Fall is coming sooner (since we had such an early Summer) and that gets me excited! Goodbye flip flops, hello hoodies! While I could live in flip flops, I patiently wait for the day I can get rid of shorts and wear pants, sweaters, and my lovable hoodie. I love the feel of a chilly Fall as it sends a chill up and down my spine. I love the cool wind blowing my long black hair across my face, making my face cool. I love seeing all the trees change color. I love seeing all the little woodland (okay, city woodland) creatures come out and gather their food for the winter. And early Fall also means one thing- an early Winter! That would mean that by the time our birthday rolls around in December, it should be frigid- just like when I was younger!

I cannot tell you how excited I am that Fall is finally coming! Summer was too hot. We had little to no rain. We couldn’t take Zeus out very often (except in the evening) because of the heat so he had a lot of pent up energy in the house. All the cats did was sleep. Maybe now we can take Zeus out a couple of times a day and the cats will start running around like they used to. Yippie! Fall is coming! Fall is coming!

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More Christmas in July June 16, 2009

Posted by texasheartland in blog, Blogging, blogs, Christmas, family, Giveaways, holidays, summer, winter.
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More Christmas in July! If everything turns out just like we want it, we’ll have product reviews, giveaways, shopping ideas so you can get all your Christmas shopping done before the Holiday rush, craft ideas, and maybe some decorating ideas!

We are still looking for a few more sponsors to help us with giveaways. If you are interested in sponsoring one of our Christmas in July product reviews/giveaways, please refer to PR Information and look for “Event PR”.

If you are a blogger wanting to participate in this year’s “Christmas In July” event, please refer to the following (from Confetti Dreams):

  • # Through out July (starting the 1st and ending the 31st), create a few posts that deal with Christmas. This can be your favorite memory, your favorite/least favorite gift, craft ideas, recipes, reviews, or giveaways. You can get as creative as you want!
  • # Before each post, either put “Christmas in July” or “CIJ” so we know which post to look for.
  • # Confetti Dreams might have the cheap version of Mr Linky, so once you are done posting, you can post it there.
  • # By the end of this week, Confetti Dreams will have made a button for every participating blogger to place on their blog. Confetti Dreams will of course put it in this post so you can see it and grab it.

Any blogs that are interested but have more questions, e-mail me at texasbanter@ymail.com with the subject “CIJ Participating” and I will get back to you as soon as I can. We are still working with sponsors for giveaways and product reviews. If you have any ideas for sponsors to contact, shoot us an e-mail the aforementioned with the subject “CIJ Sponsor Idea”.

Any problems with Mr. Linky will result in a post on Confetti Dreams with a list of participating blogs.

Christmas In July… June 14, 2009

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The Texas Summer has shown it’s ugly face and it looks as if it is to stay, which I am not thrilled about. So I try EVERYTHING to keep myself cool from the triple-digit heat that seems to be plaguing this side of the country this early in the season- frozen water, daily baths, jumping in the shower with all my clothes on, dreaming of Christmas, watching Christmas movies (or movies that have some Christmas in them), and even sticking my face in front of the air conditioner because it’s just so darn hot!

So Manders came up with a brilliant idea to beat the heat, even if it’s in our minds- a Christmas in July blog event between the two of us! There will be product reviews and & giveaways, craft ideas, early-shopping ideas, and who knows what else!

I know it’s a little too early to be thinking about Christmas when temperatures are soaring about 100*, but c’mon, just the thought of snow makes me want Christmas to hurry up and get here! Hell, I’ve even started thinking of what I could get a family member for Christmas or what Manders might like! Maybe I’ll actually get it all done in time.

So besides my regular babbling and product giveaways (that would be in no relation to the “Christmas in July” even), on July 1st, keep your peepers open for Christmas posts to keep you cool until the weather changes to Fall, and then, well, you get the idea.

If any other bloggers would like to join us for this even, please contact us at texasbanter@ymail.com or orchestratenoise0726@yahoo.com with the subject “Join CIJ”.

Haha! How Funny Christmas December 20, 2008

Posted by texasheartland in Christmas, Comedy, funny, hilarious, holidays, humor, Internet, learning, life, random, winter.
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Happy Holidays!

I should change her name! December 18, 2008

Posted by texasheartland in cats, Christmas, funny, holidays, humor, life, random, Texas, thoughts, winter.
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Smokie has got to be one of the sneakiest cats on the face of this Earth!

Last night, me and the family went down to Belton Lake of Recreation Area, which is a recreation for the military soldiers on Fort Hood. Ya know, to see the Nature In Lights thing they have. You should already know from the previous posts.

Well, we were gone quite a long time. I mean, a really long time. We didn’t get home until about 8:20 pm and we left before 5. So naturally, Smokie got mad. Instead of leaving a present on the bed or ripping something important up, she found a hole the size of… I don’t know, Delaware, in the living room window. She proceeded to escape the reins of the house.

We came home and I went into the bedroom to say “Hi” and she wasn’t in the house. Instead of calling her “Smokie”, I’m thinking of calling her “Houdini”.

SmokieHappy Holidays from us to you!

Well I’m freezing… December 16, 2008

Posted by texasheartland in birthday, Christmas, family, holidays, random, Texas, thoughts, twins, Weather, winter.
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And the twin is still asleep. It’s almost noon, and here is Manders, still in bed. Well, hopefully she’s still warm.

Yes, it’s freezing here in Texas. And I’m not even close to the Panhandle! Temperatures started dropping rapidly yesterday… wait, no Sunday evening is when the temperatures started dropping. They were near freezing yesterday morning and then it started to drizzle. Now if we all learned something in school, we know that when it’s near freezing and it starts to rain, it makes ice. Thus, we have ice on the roads! And I am freezing! Temperatures are definitely below freezing and have more precipitation coming this way. Great… I’m staying my butt inside.

Our birthday was pleasant! We got great gifts from our mom and from each other. It wasn’t too cold but it wasn’t too warm either. The day was glorious with plenty of sunshine. We got out that night and had the time of our lives!

That picture was taken at Heritage Square in front of the city’s Christmas tree. It’s something we do annually.

Tomorrow night we plan on doing something we do semi-annually. Every state has a thing where you can drive through miles and miles of light displays (and not on city streets). We call ours Nature In Lights and that’s in Belton right adjacent to Fort Hood. No, we won’t be on base though we have been before. What baffles me is that it’s not on base but when it’s not Christmas, the lake pavilion is off limits to civilians. Anyways, we went the year before and plan on going this year. It’s really cool, even if it seems dorkish. It’s quite extravagant. Here, check it out:

http://www.hoodmwr.com/nature_in_lights.htm

Hopefully it won’t be as cold. That would really suck.

Oh hell no! December 10, 2008

Posted by texasheartland in humor, random, Texas, thoughts, Weather, winter.
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I have come to realize that my wishes this past summer for cold weather were answered sooner than I thought. I just wanted cooler temperatures. Ya know, 60’s instead of 100’s. I think I got more than I bargained for.

Last night… well, actually yesterday, we had a cold front blow through that was beyond words! Yesterday morning, we had a storm that looked like it had been taken out of a Spring night. Then the temperature started dropping and so did my warmth I had.

Then we had more rain last night… and it looked like snow was mixed in. And guess what? We missed the good stuff. No snow or snow flurries… just some sleet. Ugh…

I walked into the hallway earlier and we have no heat in there. Temperatures are in the lower 30’s and no heat in the hallway… the minute I walked in there, I exclaimed “Oh hell no!”. I could feel the coldness penetrate my skin. I got chills.

I’m gonna go jump under a blanket and not come back out until it’s atleast 50*.