Well, hello there, fine people. I hope your Christmases were super amazing. We had a grand old time, seeing family and family and more family. And my aunt and uncle are in town now, so we’re still seeing even more family. Which is perfection. Of course, we were spoiled rotten with gifts on gifts, too, but that’s not even what has been so lovely. I’ve loved being with family and friends as this dreadful year comes to a close. Despite… Read more »

Hello, December 23rd. You certainly snuck up on me. I’m not ready for Christmas to be here! Not mentally, anyway. I have most presents wrapped, all bought, and all baking planned and supplies purchased. I just need to finish up. A little behind schedule, but what can you do? The to-do list grows long and the days grow short. Not really. I just can’t believe tomorrow is Christmas Eve and begins all the travelling and gifting and festivities! I feel… Read more »

You guys. I had the best weekend ever. It’s only due to this being the week of Christmas (and thusly a two day work week, hollaaaaaa) that I’m remotely able to sit here with a smile on my face. It was filled with friends and music and laughter and Christmas things, which are the best things. Friday night after work, I went to my dear friend Whip’s apartment, where we drank bubbly, feasted on olives, charcuterie, and cheese. She gave… Read more »

A rainstorm just hit. It’s beautiful. It’s so cozy. How am I supposed to stop online window-shopping and go to work? The only thing spurring me forward is that I’m having a gift exchange and Christmas movie/champagne night with one of my frans tonight and I’m so excited I might cry or puke or something. Or just be excited. I don’t know, I’m not some kind of fortune teller. Anyway, this time of year is all about glitter (and Jesus)… Read more »

In case you were wondering, all the fingernail polish on my right pointer finger chipped off in the shower this morning. I don’t know how, or why, or even when. Considering all my other fingernails have almost all of the polish still on them, I am a touch flabbergasted. I’m also flabbergasted that I put things like throw pillows and candlesticks on my Christmas list when we don’t even have a kitchen trash can yet. I’ve got to sort out… Read more »

So I worked until 9:30 last night. BUT. I slept in this morning. And I am drinking coffee for the first time since the stomach virus. I also just finished all of my Christmas shopping. I only have a little crafting left to do, and some wrapping. I’m feeling not so behind in the game. I think I can, I think I can. What else is going on? Nothing. I am a boring, broken record of exhaustion. Maybe that’s what’s wrong… Read more »

Aca-scuse me? It’s December 16th? How? HOW? TELL ME HOW? I started out so ahead of the Christmas game. And now I am not. I wouldn’t say I’m in an emergency situation, I just like to be done by now so I can relax, wrap, and revel. I don’t even know. 2014, seriously, top to bottom, every which way, has been an insane year. I honestly can’t wait to kiss it goodbye and move the heck on. I’ve been telling… Read more »

Man, oh, man. What a three-day weekend. Yes, that’s right. I was home from work on Friday. Which is only because Thursday night I came down with a stomach virus and was dealing with that into the wee hours of Friday morning. Luckily, if there is any luck involved with this sort of thing, the Dark Times only lasted less than 12 hours. But I am still feeling weak and not quite right. I basically slept all day Friday and… Read more »

Yous guys. Have we EVEN talked about coffee recently? Did I even tell you I bought a Keurig on black Friday? Did I even tell you it’s here and I’m using it and I love it and I’m just over the moon? There’s just something so special about waking up with a GOOD cup of coffee. It’s warm and comforting and it’s just probably the one ritual I really enjoy. I’m not sure makeup counts as a ritual since it… Read more »

Finally. Finally, FINALLY. I can tell you guys what’s been going on. Why my blogging game has been off. Why my life has been off. Why I’ve been working nonstop, even beyond my typical deadline week. I got a promotion. ::HUGE, RELAXING SIGH:: It all happened three weeks ago, Tuesday. Yep. Throw in the holidays and business traveling and whatnot, and it took three weeks for the paperwork to make its way to HR. To keep this post short and… Read more »