Christmas is almost here!!! I'm so excited...can you tell? :) Brandon and I are taking the entire week off of work, so our vacation began today. For my first day of vacation I did all my laundry, made dessert for tonight, and wrapped present! Some vacation, huh? This week is going to be full of activities, but I know I will enjoy every minute of it! It's almost like the 12 days of Christmas...
Saturday - Christmas with my dad's family Sunday - Theater with my mom to see "It's a wonderful life" Monday - Christmas eve with my grandparents Tuesday - Christmas with my mom's family Wednesday - travel to Dallas to see Brandon's family Thursday - Christmas dinner/gift opening with Brandon's family Friday - Birthday party for Brandon's brother and sister-in-law Saturday - Travel back from Dallas...rest Sunday - Christmas with Brandon's dad Monday - work Tuesday - Happy New Year!!!
Wow, just typing all of this has made me tired! :) Oh, well...this is the way it goes. Even with all that, I'm still very excited about Christmas. I love getting to spend time with family that I haven't seen in a while and family that I have seen recently. After Christmas I'll post pictures to show you our whirlwind of a Christmas!
I love to shop at Christmas! I really like choosing a gift for someone in the hopes that they will like it. For the last couple of years I have bought gifts online and had them shipped to my house. I think this might be the best way to shop! :) You don't have to deal with traffic or crowds and the best part is that you have a package at your door when you get home! I love that part because it's almost like Christmas to me every time I get to open a box. I know I won't be keeping the gift, but still I get to look at it, hold it, and sometime wish I had bought 2 (one for me and one for the other person).
Since I've been buying almost all of my gifts online, I had almost forgotten what it's like to actually shop in a store for a gift! :) I guess I don't have a favorite way to shop as long as I get to buy something! Tonight I went shopping at Bath and Body Works. I bet if your one of my family members you are wondering if that's what your getting from me...guess you'll have to wait and see! Anyways, back to BBW, I had so much fun smelling the different fragrances and picking out the gifts. And of course, I couldn't get out of the store without buying something for me! :) Does anyone else like Christmas shopping as much as I do?
So much for trying to write every few days...Maybe this month I'll do better. :)
I can't believe what a small world it is. I never was really too sure about the "6 degrees of separation" theory until recently. Part of the reason I haven't written on my blog is because I spend my lunch hours reading other blogs. In the past month or so I've found so many of my friends'/aquaintances' blogs. The other day I realized that if you are a member of a Texas Church of Christ, you are bound to run into someone who knows another person you know. (Did I make any sense just now?) Here's what happened:
Clicked a link from a friends blog Clicked random link from that blog clicked random link from that blog Clicked on name I recongized on that blog found a picture of ME holding my friends baby on her blog!
I think its very fascinating. Now, I'm officially hooked on blogging! :) Now I feel the need to add links to my blog so that others can connect to their friends blogs. All of this is probably old news to all of you who have been blogging forever, but to me...it's awesome! :)
My office does not do casual Fridays. Because of this, most of us really look forward to the only 2 casual dress days we have! They are: Go Texan day and our Christmas eve half day. As much as I look forward to being able to dress down on the weekends, its just as nice to dress up even more! Saturday night Brandon and I attended a black tie event. Besides weddings, we've never been to this formal of an event together, so I was looking forward to it. I bought a new dress and shoes; had a manicure/petticure and Brandon rented a tux. We bid/bought a couple of items at the silent auction and had a really nice dinner with some of Brandon's co-workers. Overall we really had a great time. The theme was designing/building "green" buildings, so the event was actually "black or green tie" (note Brandon's color choice for tux vest and tie).
Do you ever feel like there is not enough time in the day, week, month, etc.? I feel that way all the time! I'm constantly adding things to my calendar and to-do lists and it seems like it never stops. Anyone who knows me, knows I'm a list freak! :) I have lists for every occasion: shopping, cleaning, things to do, etc. I make lists every weekend for all the stuff I need to do. Actually, when I think about it my lists have sub-lists for the different stores I go to. Brandon may be used to my lists, but even after 6 years of marriage he still doesn't understand them. He can't understand why I would make a huge list of things I need to do on our only 2 days off of work. I don't feel like I'm tied to those tasks all weekend, but there is definitely a sense of accomplishment when I get to cross off something on the list. Even if several items get pushed to the next weekend, there is still a measure of what I accomplished outside of work. Don't get me wrong, there are definitely times when only one or two items gets crossed off and the rest stay on the list for the next week, but I definitely like it when alll or almost everything on my to do list is crossed off. Is anyone else like this or am I alone in my list making mania?
Today I clicked on a link to a friends blog and then from her blog I saw one of my other friends and the same thing happened there. After seeing 6 blogs, I realized that I am not up to speed in the blog world! I didn't realize so many people I knew had blogs! So, I feel a little better now that I have created a blog. The trick now is to keep it updated. For right now it's just to say I started one, nothing special! Feel free to let me know when you starting blogging and how long I've been out of the loop. :)