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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Small blessings

Yes.  I've discovered Instagram and I've gone a little overboard, lol.  But it's fun and super fast to upload a photo, so sit back and enjoy the faux-vintage photos ;)

We finally got the tree home and out of the bag.  It took me another three days to fluff it out so that we could decorate it.  Then it was another day or so before we finally got the ornaments on it (did I already talk about this?!) and Alex did a beautiful job.  This year he made an effort to try to get ornaments on the back and top of the tree as well as the lower front.  As you can see from the photos, I still haven't gotten around to plugging in the lights, lol.

This holiday season so far has been truly wonderful.  My husband is working more hours and feeling better about being busy and having more spending money than we expected at this time of year.  I finally finished my two biggest repair projects and received a large payout right when I really needed it most.  I took some of my windfall over to Sams Club (my annual pilgrimage) to get my yearly 25lb bag of sugar, along with a giant bag of flower, more chocolate chips than I can count, two giant bars of milk and white chocolate for the peppermint bark that Dante requested, and for good measure, a box of pumpkin break mix from Krusteaz (only because you can make pumpkin pancakes) and a kit to make a train out of Rice Crispy treats, lol.  I love to bake and I'm looking forward to making something special for my friends and family.  Other than knitting, I show my love through baked goods, lol. 

In other holiday-related news, the boxes are starting to arrive, I've been watching Christmas movies every day, and I've decided to play the 12-days-of-annoying-my-husband, lol.  I busted my husband's chops and texted him that I'd "accidentally" opened a package before I realized that it wasn't for me.  He wasn't pleased, and it was hilarious!  Then I told him i was just kidding and the box remained sealed.  When he got home he was upset because the label apparently said what was inside...somehow I didn't see it, but I'm not sure he believes me, lol.  Since then I've taken his phone and sent a strange email to his friend (they were messaging back and forth and I jumped into the mix), and posted multiple photos of Grumpy Cat to his facebook page, lol.  Oh man.  If I'm not careful, I'm going to end up on the naughty list ;)

Finally, I'm pleased that some of my knitting time has opened up for me and I can work on some Expressions hats for a good friend.  I wasn't sure if I could fit them in with my then-current obligations, but things have suddenly changed and I'm feeling positive about that.  But more on that for another time.  Right now, I've got finals this week and the assignment is similar to one I've done two other times.  It shouldn't be very hard to write this paper.  Then I'll have a week two break followed by Christmas and New Years break!  I don't start my next class until January 2nd.  That means that I'll get to truly enjoy the rest of this holiday season and spend time with my guys without feeling guilty for letting my homework slide.  It's going to be great.  I'm very very thankful.

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