I enjoy days like today. I got up early (but that part isn't important), did some movin' and some shakin', made a new batch cupcakes (they were different), and shared a meal with my family. We played Catch Phrase and Apples to Apples, which was fun. The best part though, was when I was playing Password (our version) with my Mom, Mom2, and Grandma. Grandma's dentures aren't really all that tight, so with all of the other noise in the house, "etch" became "inch" and "itch." We literally laughed so hard trying to guess the password that we doubled over, cried, and experienced stomach pain. I live for these simple moments.
I hope you had a very happy Thanksgiving today.
Less than a month til (almost) all of my friends are HOME! (eeeeek!!!)
I once heard that this is one of the biggest nights of the year to hit the bars. Maybe I'm just getting old, but I'm so tired and it's not even 10:00pm yet. This is when you're supposed to START the night. I'm completely content staying in where it's nice and warm. I think I was born a grandma.
Four out of my five now out-of-towner friends are coming home for Christmas! I'm pumped beyond words! There are not enough exclamation points out there to convey the awesomeness. We haven't had this group together since Christmas of 2007. Two years too long ago. Get pumped.
Today was a good Monday. I didn't get quite everything accomplished that I wanted to, but that's the beauty of Tuesday! I'm trying out a new brownie cookie recipe tonight for the chili cook-off at work tomorrow. Hope it's t-t-t-tasty, tasty.
(In the George Michael singing voice) "You got-ta have faith-ahhh!"
These are all things that I tell myself / hear in my head when I'm trying to cheer myself up. :o)
I'm pretty sure this week was just destined to be bad, considering the fact that it started off bright and early Monday morning, with a truck accident. I was on the exit ramp just standing there watching firefighters/EMTs work on getting this guy out of his semi. It made me thankful, but yet also kind of set the tone for the week. Well, tomorrow is Friday; I've got two photography sessions this weekend, and I'm bound and determined to get happy!
I've been feeling really gloomy lately, and I'm hoping that one of my brilliant ideas (ha) will stick and actually go somewhere. I need to get myself out of the house and into more social settings. It's so hard to do though, when it's dark by 6:00pm! It's like my body is saying "ok, time to start winding down now," but it's not time for that at all. Photography season is pretty much over, too, after this weekend. Of course I'm still trying to fill the giant void in my life that needs to be filled with awesome, new friendships, but that's also slow going. You can't just pick friends out of a crowd. I've got vacations planned, but I'm trying to not get too pumped about them, just let them kind of sneak up on me. Enough blah, onto happier matters! 1) I'm filling out my volunteer application for Make-A-Wish. I'm pumped about this! 2) I redesigned my blog, so hopefully it won't look so crappy now. 3) Like I said earlier, I've got ideas-a-brewin' and hopefully one (or more?) will stick. I'm rooting for the supper club. 4) Two of my friends just had their babies, so I can't wait to meet them. Two more babies on the way between now and the new year, too, woo hoo! 5) I'm excited for Christmas shutdown at work. No work for a week, my friends will all be in one city, and I'll get to have them over for a party. 6) Last, but certainly not least, ugly sweater party whaaaat?! Oh yeah. 7) One more! New photography website in the works...gonna be aweeeesome! ... when did I start actually blogging again? Weird.