I got home from my Thanksgiving vacation this evening ready to do everything Christmas, but my efforts got me as far as Pandora Christmas music as I unpacked & cleaned. So not cutting it. I wanted lights, popcorn, cinnamon & pine smells, and a TREE. I took Miss Gertie on a walk & stopped by the mailbox. My most amazing brother sent me this lovely gift in the mail. Yep, my eyes totally filled with tears when I opened it. I was that happy. I was really excited about the gift, but mostly happy that my big brother totally gets me & knows how to put the best smiles on my face.
Just look at that hunk of baby goodness. This is Caleb, he belongs to Nicole (& Tyler...) They came to Columbus today & I was the lucky girl that got to spend a whole 3 hours with them! I've been smiling ever since. Nicole is such a great friend & is really good at giving me perspective. & I got to meet her son, finally, after stalking the cutest pictures of the tyke for the past 7 months (& yes, those blue eyes are as brilliant in person as they are on film) He was so soft & squishy & smiley that I couldn't keep my hands off him. All in all, a perfect Saturday: sunshine, just shy of 70 degrees, and the best company I could ask for. Hope to see you again soon!
Yesterday, I got really excited for Christmas. Thanksgiving is typically my favorite holiday so I never do anything Christmas until the day after because I don't want to overshadow it. I'm not sure if it's because I'm not spending Thanksgiving with my family this year & so I'm looking that much more forward to Christmas, or if it's that crisp autumn chill, scarves, sweaters, and boots that are now my main wardrobe, or what...but yesterday I went to the mall and was so happy to see everything Christmas-y. It was wonderful. And I went in to Bath and Body Works & was giddy, that's not normal for me. But they have the most festive little holiday goodies & a yummy new smell, Secret Wonderland. AND last night I was making cookies but got 1/2way thru the recipe only to find I didn't have any baking soda...so I got in the car & started flipping thru the radio stations & 93.3 is already doing non-stop Christmas music. Usually I wouldn't have listened yet, but instead I turned it up!!!
Now I want lights, a little tree, and those yummy cinnamon smelling pinecones...just a few more weeks!!
Everyone says that spell-check is making the general population dumber. That may be. But I reached a new low today. I am sitting here (bored out of my mind by the way) writing a history paper on The Evolution of Pharmaceutical Care, and as I type long words like pharmaceutical, practitioner, pharmacist, commitment, etc over & over again, I find I'm slightly miffed that I actually have to type the whole word out & that Word doesn't just guess & provide me with it. Definitely a new level of lazy.
I can't believe I just realized this for the 1st time. Stressed = desserts spelled backward! Which is really perfect since all I want to do after a stressful day is come home & eat something sweet & yummy that will make all the bad things happy (remember Wendy's Wednesdays?) & that's what happened today. I had a very stressful day, following a tiring weekend, & a stressful last week. I was so happy tonight to put everything aside/behind & go with Courtney to see Ace of Cakes LIVE!!! w/Duff & Geoff. It was perfect. & there was cake.