Thursday, December 16, 2010

I Needs Them!!

I was so excited when I saw these pop up in my Google Reader.

My excitement was short lived though because the Urban Outfitters Page that has them won't work.

I'm not giving up yet though. If anyone needs these ornaments it's my family!

A Holly Jolly Christmas

We went very Martha for our Christmas decorations this year. Not only did we make them ourselves, my MIL and I actually cut all the holly we used off the bushes in our backyard.

So now we can feel superior for not only being crafty but for being green too. ;)

SIL made a wreath for the back door. We left it on the inside so we could see it :D

MIL made a wreath for the front door.

I made a ...swag? thing? for over the windows in the kitchen.

And MIL and I collaborated to make another swag-thing for over the doorway to the living room.

So there you go, my crafty contribution to the holidays!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Things I learned this weekend

1. If you eat crap all weekend, you will feel like crap by Monday. The feeling may be proportional to the amount of crap eaten.

2. Doritos with Cream Cheese doesn't become not-crap just because you used Neufchatel.

3. Things generally aren't as delicious as you remember them being when you were a kid. See above.

4. Using older kids to entertain and occupy younger kids is full of win.

5. Three kids with a 5 year age gap each is just about perfect for this.

6. Hiding presents at the back of the tree doesn't work. The 2 Year old will simply climb under the tree.

7. When someone in your household asks you to keep a few of those Oreo truffles rather than sending them all to work with your husband, say no. Or say yes and do it anyway. Otherwise they will taunt you from the cake dish.

8. When it comes to leftover Konditor Meister cake, this too will taunt you. And there is no way to get your brain on board that eating it will only make that crap feeling worse.

9. If you cram 20ish people into your first floor and cook all day, it actually gets warm! However, this only makes it feel colder the next day.

10. Life gets boring when the kids and everyone leaves. Luckily, this will only last until this weekend. :D

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Like a Chicken with her head cut off

I've been home during the day lately. This should be awesome but it just leaves me overwhelmed instead. I feel like there's tons of stuff I should be doing but I don't actually know what to do.

I've got a (group) interview on Thursday with jetBlue. I would absolutely love to get this job and it's stressing me out beyond belief. What do I say, what do I not say, do I have anything to wear now that I've dropped almost 40lbs? I need to get my nails done so I don't look like a raggamuffun. I need to get my eyebrows done so I don't look like a troll. I need to find something to wear that doesn't make me look like A. I'm playing dress-up in my mommy's clothes or B. I've just crawled out of the buy by the pound pile at the Garment District.

So long story short, I've been feeling overwhelmed, more than a little useless and panicking about getting this job. FUN!

In the midst of this, I'm trying to be upbeat about the holidays. I'm excited for Christmas but I feel like I just want it to be here already. There's too much prep and fluff before the actual fun happens. And I can't help but feel as though I'm putting to many of my eggs into the "Yay- Christmas!!" basket and I'm going to end up being really disappointed come the 26th. So for now I'm just trying to keep my head up and think positively. Everything is going to be great! Right? RIGHT. Maybe.

Well that was a fun post. How about some Pictures!?

This kitty keeps me sane. Or alternately drives me crazy.

This (I think) is a juvenile red tailed hawk that has been hanging out in our neighbors back yard. I think he's scanning their back wall for rats and mice.

This was taken on the ferry from Vermont to New York as Ben and I were driving to the farm this summer. It was warm and we had not only a long weekend away ahead of us, but the next 48 hours of that to ourselves. It was lovely.