I love pretty mail! Received this today from on happify on etsy via the Poppy Talk blog (my favorite, by far). I am taking to collecting calendars. Also got this one from Modern Art Everyday. You can count on me to know what date it is every day of 2008. :)
Our newest holiday tradition: Ken and I travel to Ohio to see his family and my family comes to our house and does Thanksgiving here. Without us. Charmer (I hear) was treated to a fine supper of turkey, stuffing, and whipped cream. Don't ask.
There we are! I have to stop tilting my head so I look like I have an 80s punk haircut with one side a few inches longer than the other.
You can't tell from my smile, but our first stop in Ohio was at Ken's dad's dental office for my first (yes, first) fillings. Three of them. I'm a champ. I got a "super patient" sticker to prove it. This is Ken's "little" brother and his mom. She is recovering from a pretty major ankle injury, but managed to cook up quite a feast.
And this, folks, is about as good of a picture as I can take in the Staples parking lot at 5:30 a.m. on Black Friday.
Ken was hating humanity there for about an hour. Did I mention it had snowed the night before?
However, like all good scrapbookers, because of our 5:30 a.m. Staples stop I did manage to make it to Cord Camera and Archiver's all before 7:15. Not bad. It's a weird feeling to be in a line eight scrapbookers deep at 7 a.m. This year, I am thankful for many things, but on this day I was thankful for naps.
Finally, Ken and I are thinking about quitting our day jobs and going on tour with Guitar Hero. They have a tour, right? Because I've pretty much mastered Black Door (edited: Paint it Black...I am obviously not ready to go on tour yet) and Hit Me With Your Best Shot on easy. I had my farewell tour last night which Ken felt necessary to videotape. Definitely not for public consumption.
So, in random order, I am thankful for: -Warm slippers on cold nights -A job that has it's challenges, but is rewarding -A hobby that has brought me friendships I never would have had otherwise -A husband who truly loves me unconditionally. Can't get much better than that -A mom that is not only willing to dog sit for five days, but also washes the hardwood floors before she leaves. Mwa! -Mercer, my friend since I was 18, who knows everything and loves me all the same -Long jeans. What did I do without them? -My family. My aunts and uncles. My cousins. My movie star dad. -Wonderful neighbors (Carron and Ben) who are so much more than just neighbors, but are some of our closest friends -Inlaws who don't mind if I take three naps a day, eat all their candy, and play video games while visiting -Etsy -Golden retrievers. There's a big one on my bed right now -Carolyn, my now long-distance friend who I miss -Google -Molly Marine is home. Let the wedding countdown begin!
Since I haven't updated my links to the left in a few weeks (or a month, whatever), I wanted to devote a post to some of my etsy favorites. This site is dangerous. You go to look at one thing and three hours later, 800 bookmarks, and several hundred dollars on your paypal account later, you wake up.
So, in no particular order, I give you (some) of my favorites:
I want to know your favorites too! Please post them! My paypal account thanks you. Really. I'll try to update the links to the right after the holiday weekend. If you are traveling, safe travels. I wish the very best Thanksgiving to you and your family. Let the most wonderful time of the year begin. :) xoxo
Sorry to be MIA. We had our Bull Roast and Auction at work on Friday - about 800 people. I spent the last few weeks writing and fine-tuning auction descriptions, and really am considering applying for a position writing descriptions for the Price is Right. (If I never have to write, "This package is perfect for the man in your life" again, I'll be a happy person).
So here we are, today, Sunday. Finally a day of rest. Woke up, looked at my scrapbook closet door and just shook my head. It's getting out of control again:
Then I spent some time deciding which picture to hang in the last of my dining room frames.
Someone was being camera shy...
The leaves on our street are finally starting to change color. At this rate we'll be leaf-blowing on Christmas.
She was wondering what I was doing outside without her.
Our package arrived from Waterford the other day...This was my big souveneir purchase:
Finally...it's the most wonderful time of the year. Christmas card planning season has arrived, my friends.
...And that is my uber-exciting life in a nutshell. :) xoxo