Friday, December 19, 2014

So we skipped a blog day....

I love the royal "we" - lol!

Not backdating for the missed Thursday post.  Oh gee.

Instead, I'll just post a Christmas party pic. Taken in front of one of the four Christmas trees in the various ballrooms we had.  I don't know what kind of desserts I ate--tasted chocolately and coffee-ish.  Don't normally care for coffee flavor, but it was sinfully good.  And I totally wanted to steal one of the adorable little dishes they had!  HA!  (Insider joke to my mom who gets whatever she damn wants with her big ass purse.)

I don't know the people at the new place too well, but everybody made me feel very welcome. I must say, November is the time of year to start a job. This is the biggest bunch of party animals I've worked with ever.  Eating and drinking for every little occasion.  Mmhmmmm.  Good place to be!

Party on!  Dec. 19, 2014

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

I will not say I'm going to bed early anymore.

I won't say it anymore because I don't do it.

If I were in Miss Nash's 4th grade class, the sentence would have to say, "I will not talk in class."  And I'd have to write it 500 times so I would stop doing it.  I did stop (finally), and I'm stopping now.

Henceforth, all future announcements will let everyone know when I've decided to stay up late instead of empty proclamations that I'm going to bed early.


#NaBloPoMo #DaySeventeen

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Tuesday - Not Fat But Still Good

The only Tuesday I tolerate is Fat Tuesday, but today was an exception. Good traffic lights, good Christmas music, and peace & quiet at work meant serious productivity. A few challenging parenting moments, and a load of laundry. All ornaments finally on the tree :)

Monday, December 15, 2014

3 weeks, 3 days

I can hardly believe I'm about to type that it's been 3 weeks and 3 days since I worked on my story. I don't think I've ever been on hiatus this long in the writing dept.

October, November, and December are busy months in our family!  Keeping a semblance of a normal routine is tough.  Kids can hardly wait till school is out....this Friday.

Not sure why, but I keep feeling like I'm forgetting something, and I can't remember if it's a phone call, event, volunteering (?), or an appointment.

Probably all the stress of blogging every day this month. *haha*

Sunday, December 14, 2014

December 14 shall be backdated

Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014 shall be backdated with a random photo from a few years back.  Caroline drew this beautiful Christmas tree in front of a cozy fireplace.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Time crunch

Have to blog super fast and hit the publish button; otherwise, it'll be cheating by backdating. Santy Claus is watching me--or so I've been reminded, haha.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Minutiae Musings Vol. 6

Volume 6 long overdue.  Also classified as first world vents and observations ;-)

Businesses--especially gas stations, doctor's offices, and major office buildings--need to put the street number on the outside of their buildings. Knowing you're located at "5719 Rainbow Lane" ain't gonna help me if I can't see the "5719" anywhere on the outside of your establishment!  Traffic is bad enough without having to toodle around the same three blocks a bunch of times just to figure out which structure is yours.

It's the season of commercials. Currently I'm into the Vizio HD television ads.  The Thanksgiving one with the Jack Russell and Great Danes was hilarious, and now the Christmas one is funny too.  I woulda been the chandelier girl for sure!  I usually mute most of the commercials and watch them without the sound.  They are ridiculously dumb when you realize how much the visual aspects are affected by the lack of audio. It's similar to watching someone else car dance.  They look goofy because we can't hear the sounds they can. 

All the holiday lights made me notice how many of my neighbors have beveled glass windows in doors and full-length pane windows leading into their foyers, or huge windows in formal rooms that have open curtains.  I wonder why they don't mind if people can see into their house at night.  I leave my mini blinds at a certain angle so people can see the Christmas tree, but I turn off the inside lights so I'm not on stage under a spotlight in the privacy of my own home. The rest of the year, they're closed when it's dark.

Glad to report the job is still going good! The days go by so fast, but I'm not completely drained and dreading the next day like at "the other place."  It's nice to enjoy short rides to and from the office and not try to figure out some legit reason not to go there so I won't have chest pain.  Ahhh.

I found my red & green ornament-shaped oil lamps a while back, and it's cool to finally have them at Christmas. I have a set of red & green square votives, too, and they look quite festive matched up.

I love my morning radio station, but they need to cut back on certain songs. When my alarm goes off the first time, a particular song will be on when I hit snooze.  Then, not even two hours later, as I'm getting ready to leave to take kids to school, the same song comes on. They seem to be played in the same order, too.  And another thing....why is it that when you get in the shower, they seem to play the three or four songs you're most currently sick of, and then you're stuck listening to them because you can't change the station while you're in said shower? Ugh.

Random photo so post is not photo-less.  Watercolor is one of my new favorite things.

I'm tired. You know if I'm too tired to muse about minutiae, I'm too tired.


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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Heat on the go

I love my portable plug-in heaters. I've considered keeping one in my car so I'll always have one with me.

Hmmm, that's not weird.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Little by little

Still have more holiday decorating, so I'm doing a little each day. Got the tree Monday, then let it fall out on Tuesday, and tonight I put on the lights. I have one more strand somewhere, and I WILL find it because I can't stand any bare spots when it comes to the lights.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014


My job is going very well, and that helps diminish my Tuesday hatred....but only a little.  I can't even remember what Tuesday ever did to me, but it must've been awful.

A good remedy for Tuesday, though, is a belated birthday dinner at Olive Garden with the fam.

I swear we sat at this same table when it was John Sam's birthday!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Small fire

Happy Birthday, Caroline!  I suggested she put all 12 candles on one cupcake, and she thought it was the best idea ever.

Ahem, me too.  :)

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