Sunday, December 19, 2010

giveaway winner and Snow my G-d

sI apologize for not posting the giveaway winners sooner. I have a to-do list a mile long (you know, all the small things that are super simple and easy but need to get done and when you compound them all on top of another, it ends up being a lot?) and somehow I hadn't gotten to crossing that item off my list. Until just now.

Congratulations to the following two winners:
CT Cupcake

Please email me at whaleflipflops {@} gmail {.} com with your address and choice of state.

Also- allow me to complain for just a minute here. SnowMG. This is what our house looks like now:
Only without the earthquakes. No, really.

I am not a cold weather person at all. When I first got here, new friends on base told me that last year was the worst winter that Germany had seen in years and that it meant this winter would be a lot easier. Guess what? They LIED! We got 12 inches of snow last night! Then today, it snowed some more. When it stopped snowing, it started raining. After a while, it started snowing while it was raining. Oh how fun. Have I mentioned that I am not a cold weather person yet? A friend felt the need to inform me that we are supposed to get 6-8 more inches of snow. That's just dandy.

I do feel bad for anyone flying in and out of Europe now. Frankfurt airport got completely shut down last night because it got blanketed with a foot of snow in under 6 hours and they couldn't get it plowed and keep it plowed in between flights fast enough. From what I hear, Germany isn't alone in this.

I will be the first to admit that Germany looks gorgeous in the snow. All of the evergreens and the cute little towns with the church steeples really do look like something out of a postcard or a fairy tale.

On a happier note, Friday night was TLS's squadron's Christmas party. I ended up showing up WAY overdressed in my J. Crew silk taffeta dress, but I love the dress, and it's always better to be overdressed than undressed in my book. Anyhoo, at Air Force holiday parties, it is traditional to have a few giveaways/prizes (in between those and thank you/board member gifts, I made out like a bandit at my spouses' association party). The big prize was a PS3. TLS was the lucky guy who got to take that home! The funny part was that he had been talking nonstop about wanting to get a Blu-Ray player and how much he "needed" one so I was going to surprise him with one, and now I don't have to! Thank you Air Force for saving me over a hundred bucks. He got me The Sound of Music for one of the nights of Hannukah and as soon as we got home, we popped it in to watch it. We obviously didn't get through the whole movie as it was late but my goodness it looks GOOD in Blu-Ray. I can't wait until my Phantom of the Opera Blu-Ray comes in now.


  1. phantom of the opera! one of my favorite movies :) now i want to go watch it!

  2. I want to see snowy Germany pics! :-) And I hear ya on the to-do list. I'm dying here. YAY for TLS' prize too! That's awesome. And I totally want to see pics of your fab dress too!!!

  3. Idk how far away you live from housing, but on base at least, we didn't get 12 inches of snow - maybe 6-7. Today, on the other hand.. It's snowing FAR more (so it seems), so I have no idea what this will bring - especially given KR decided he just HAD to go to base to check the post office box. Ugh. It took him 45 minutes to go from one gate to the other!!! It sure is pretty to look at, though...

    Glad you guys won your party's gift! I was rather annoyed at KR's holiday party (too many drunk people, crappy door prizes we didn't win, and they ran out of the one item of food I actually wanted) - and *I* was the one who showed up far under-dressed. (Baby bump + fancy clothes = I'm not wasting 150 bucks on a dress I'll wear literally ONCE and can only wear again if I happen to get preggo again for a holiday party.) Everybody at our party though showed up in their little hooker dresses and high heeled shoes and open toed shoes. Despite the fact it was snowing that day and they couldn't walk to the front door without falling over. It was amusing for me. =) Then again, I also HATE those kinds of things - I really am SO not a good military wife!

  4. ugh the weather sounds frightful! am so excited I won the giveaway! will send you an email right now!

  5. OK, I have been complaining about the snow and we've only had 3-4 inches at a time! Hang in there.