And I am losing. Every year I put you a few artifical trees - Lolly's room, my room, and the dining room this year. This holds us over until we can get a real tree for the great room. Usually I have no problems but this year every day it seems like there's another string of lights out. It's driving me crazy! Maybe I should invest in some trees with the ltd lights already on them. I heard they are easier and brighter.
Do you prefer fake or real trees? Do you have any with the light already on them?
We had a nice and relaxing Thanksgiving yesterday. No hijacking of my plans to relax. I think this was mainly because Mister woke up sick so he had a valid excuse not to head across town to his brothers. Otherwise I may not have been so happy and relaxed. Is that bad?
I spent the morning cooking, drinking coffee, getting out Christmas decorations and trying to decide what my plans for Black Friday would be. Oh and I went for a run. Finally, after months of no running. I was thankful.
This morning I got up at 6:00ish drank coffe and watched The Proposal and then Sense and Sensibility. Shopping and crowds just didn't seems very appealing. I did finally get out to see what was going on in the retail world. I had a small list - something my mom had asked for and something my dad wanted. I picked up a few things but for the most part the shopping was disappointing. I guess it would have been more exciting if I would have done the early morning thing. Maybe next year...
I have been so busy at work for the last couple months. Awhile back I was asked to temporarily take on a few customer groups for three months. When the three months was over I was super exicted at the thought of handing the work back over. The day I thought things were going back to normal I was told that not only would I be keeping those customer groups but I was getting some additional groups in a kind of re-work of the department. The work has been nonstop. So it was no surprise today when I literally felt ill at the idea of reviewing one more resume. I mean hundreds and hundreds of resumes make my head hurt and my eyes blurry...
Is there such as thing as your Sunday best anymore? Do people still dress up for church? I'll admit that we Catholics are very relaxed in our church dress. Jeans seem to be the norm. When did we get so relaxed? I know I am guilty of it. Some would say that your attendance is more important than what you wear. But when you see a grown woman walk into mass wearing track pants and hoodie you have to wonder if we've crossed a line. I think it's time I started to make more of an effort in my Sunday best.
That would be TBS showing the Grinch Who Stole Christmas tonight. Seriously, I get that Christmas evokes happy feelings for people and everyone could use a little happy. But damn could you just slow down. You couldn't wait till this coming Thursday? Really? Can't I just focus on Thanksgiving and being thankful. Is that too much to ask? Great now I sound like a grinch...
I will be patient and let this viral thing run it's 7-10 day course. I only ask that you let the sweats subside asap. I won't question why in your infinite wisdom you found it necessary to make things sag as we age but between me and you under boob sweat is the worst.
1st day back from my staycation and I have muscle aches, sore throat, and the chills. I'd be worried about the people who sat next to me for hours at a staff meeting if I could just focus on something other than wanting to cry. It's that bad friends.
Yesterday at 5:00pm I put on my out of office message on my phone and email. At 7:00pm I put my blackberry in a drawer. Where it will stay. I can sense that little red light blinking but if I take a look at it, I'll get sucked back in....
I am on vacation from work till Tuesday. No plans, just relaxing...
I picked up The End of Overeating by Dr David Kessler at the library today. I think it's going to effect the way I think about packaged, processed and restuarant foods the way Food Inc effected the way I purchase and eat meat.
That can only be good right or is ignorance bliss and yummy?
It seems like there's a lot of people putting up their Christmas trees and decorations already. While I love, love, love Christmas and I have to fight the urge to decorate too early, I still think Thanksgiving should come before Christmas.
Am I being old fashioned? Are you decorating early?
Like clockwork, I start shopping the second week of November, and spending too much. Seems normal with Christmas around the corner. But what spurs this spree is my birthday. It's next weekend.
I am a firm believer in doing my own birthday shopping. I always get what I want and there's no need to write thank you notes. However this year I wanted to keep it to a minimum especially since extra money seems to be hard to come by these days. So when I made plans with a co-worker to hit up the AmericasMart for some Christmas present shopping I was a bit concerned because I am like a kid in a silver store there. Seriously, silver jewelry galore. Monogrammable. I get getty just thinking about it.
But I remained fairly controlled and only walked out with this for me The charm behind the "A" says Fowler and I couldn't decide if that was gay or not because I know people often put their kids names or something inspirational. But Lolly's really name wouldn't fit and heck she's 14. My mommy jewelry days are behind me. Plus I think Mister finds it comforting when ever I have our last name or monogram put on something. It's like a sign that I haven't changed my mind about him.
The chain, 2 charms, the engraving, and the pearl came in at about $35. I thought that was pretty darn good. Especially if you don't know about the clothes I ordered from Boden shortly before getting up from my desk to head to the mart...