I found this amazing resource from the University of Kentucky on gardening at home. I LOVE it! Making my notes, but want to share a great resource when I find one!
So this is one of my favorite Christmas songs, the one Faith Hills sings, “Where are you Christmas?” In some ways, that’s kinda how I feel right now. I feel like I’ve tried really hard, listening to Christmas music all the time, baking goodies, going to Christmas parties, and even fighting traffic to go to the mall, but I’m not quite in the Christmas spirit yet. It’s like I’m trying so hard but it just won’t happen. Is it just me?
I am really looking forward to coming home, but really just to relax. To have the days off. To spend time with family. But I’m not in the mood where every 15 minutes I get warm fuzzy feeling inside. Hmm.
This past weekend I went to a tacky Christmas sweater party (ever heard of them? where everyone wears tacky Christmas sweaters?) and I had a really good time. I have to admit, it was weird without Mark with me. The whole time it felt like I left my cell phone or purse at home. You know that feeling? Anyway, I had a really good time. The only thing that upsets me is that I was in such a hurry I had to stop at the first place I saw to get a tacky sweater and it happened to be Sam’s Club, which I was sure would have a deal. I ended up spending $19 for a stupid and tacky Christmas sweater.
Mark decided to come home early (which I was super excited about!) and we had a great weekend. Didn’t really do a lot, but we didn’t need to. I think we both wanted to just relax a bit.
We did go see Four Christmases yesterday with Angie (my sister-in-law). It was a really great movie!! I laughed out loud. That is definitely what I needed!
Anyway, we’re leaving tomorrow for KY and hopefully it will be a very short drive with no traffic and no pee stops! (yeah right)
I’m trying, Christmas, I really am. I’m ready for you to take over my heart and fill it with holiday cheer. I’m ready!
**As a side note, and I’m sure if you’ve read my previous post you would know that, in my perspective, there is a difference in celebrating and honoring Christ’s birth versus Holiday Cheer. I’m not really in the Holiday Cheer mode yet, but I am very personally focused on what this day symbolizes for each of us. 🙂
Yesterday I spent all day (well, most of the day, minus work) looking for my lost cell phone. I searched the entire tiny condo (not much there to get lost in), up and down in my car and mark’s, I even asked the concierge if anyone had turned one in. Secretly, I thought that I may have thrown it away on accident and even thought about checking the trash can downstairs in the club room. I checked all my coats, searched through all the laundry and the basket with all my winter wear. *sigh*
Finally, late last night, I found it…in my coat pocket. I am so lame. Sometimes I think God plays these mind games on me so he can have a chuckle. That’s fine, I had a laugh, too. 🙂 I hope I’m not losing it!
Still haven’t found my camera, though. I know it’s around here somewhere…
So Mark and I followed up on a recommendation from a friend and went to the Dekalb Farmers Market last night. It was awesome! It was a huge warehouse full of fresh produce from all over the world (it told you where it came from and whether it was organic or not). We didn’t even make it to the meat section, but bought a ton of fresh fruit and veggies. We didn’t even get chance to explore the wine section or the aisles. But, trust me, if you love to cook and get frustrated because your recipe calls for something that Kroger doesn’t carry, you will LOVE this place. They have EVERYTHING.
I have to admit, I am kinda sad though. Mark leaves tomorrow AM for a trip to Kentucky for his company’s party. Since he’s in town and he loves his parents so much he’s staying all weekend. Usually I get to go with him on trips like this, but this time around I have to work. 😦 I’m also usually kinda excited about a weekend to myself but not this weekend. Somehow I am dreading him leaving and taking forever to come home. I’m sad, it’s official. *sigh* Who’s going to make chocolate covered potatoe chips with me? Well, I definitely know he’ll eat them!
I never imagined that I would become as domesticated as I am and as I strive to become! I LOVE cooking. I hate it when I make something and everyone loves it, but they want you to bring the same thing every time you make something. That is no fun for me, so I usually bring that thing I made PLUS something else that is different. I LOVE making new foods and trying different recipes.
For Valentines Day, I asked Mark to buy me this book: Martha Stewart Homekeeping Handbook. I’m sure some of you might find a gift like that for V-day to be an insult, but i genuinely wanted it and really enjoy reading it. She gives you so many tips to taking care of your house and everything in it and most of the time it will save you money as well!
Prison or not, she is one smart cookie, no pun intended.
Why am I talking endlessly about this silly book? Well, I came across another one of her creations and told Mark I really wanted one for Christmas. I’m soo excited! I think I probably need to do the Cooking School one first, since I need to learn some skillz. I hope he remembers, because he will definitely be reaping the rewards of tasty treats if he does! I feel like I am becoming a huge Marthe Stewart fan and I just never expected I would become such a domestic diva, but I love it. Anyway, that is my crazy blog-blast for the day! Headin’ to KY tomorrow!