You know how sometimes you just
The Destroyer and I just got done watching
There’s no money in my bank accou
There’s plenty of food in my apartment, but I’m too lazy to
I love my life.
Facebook is really pissing me off these days. I can’t even scroll down my news feed to see what my friends are up to without getting “recommended pages” after every few posts. I don’t want recommended pages. If I want to Like something, I will look it up and Like it. But I don’t want to like things! I don’t want to follow Will Ferrell or Kanye West or Dunkin Donuts or Miley Cyrus or ‘Love means never having to say you’re sorry…’ or Donald Trump or Swamp People or Downton Abbey or Awkward Family Photos or Bill Nye the Science Guy or Channing Tatum! I just want to see what my friends have been doing! Geez!
It’s snowing here in Rhode Island, just like it has been in many other states in the US lately. It’s winter, people of Rhode Island. It’s going to snow. Why are you all so surprised and angry about it? It snows here every year. If there is more than two inches on the ground, if the roads haven’t been plowed and treated, stay home. You have bigger problems if you think you can’t survive without bread and milk. Like, perhaps you should learn to watch the weather forecast and be prepared, for instance. Or learn how to do your grocery shopping like a grown up. Don’t go pissing and moaning because there’s a frakking ton of snow outside and you feel you have to go to the store or you won’t make it through the night. And don’t blame the weather. For God’s sake, please don’t blame the weather. Here’s a novel idea: stay off the roads so the plows can do their jobs, and just eat whatever rice or pasta or canned vegetables you have in your cupboards. If you must go out, because you’re headed home from work or from vacation or you had to take your kid to the hospital, that’s one thing (well, three, but you catch my icy drift, right? [see what I just did there???]). That’s understandable. Don’t complain when no one is forcing you to leave the house but yourself.
Despite being sick I’ve had a decent day. I played video games and watched TV and blew my nose a lot. My bestie brought me soup and The Destroyer (basically) took care of me. I drank chocolate milk even though I’m congested, but I knew what I was getting myself into there so I won’t complain about that. Being sick sucks, but I know how to do it in style.
BLANKETS ARE ALL THE RAGE, YO.
I’m tired and my body aches, so I’ma try and get some sleep. You just think about what I said.
Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes
Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes
Silver white winters that melt into springs
These are a few of my favorite things
This song has been stuck in my head all morning. And so I figured I would use it to inspire one of those cliché Favorite Movies/Books/Stories/Whatever posts that make the weblines during the Christmas season.
Because guys, I’m that cool.
Also I just love The Sound of Music, which Sarah basically hates because of me. TOO BAD, SARAH. <3
A few years ago I made a post about my favorite Christmas movies, and mostly those haven’t changed. Obviously it was on my old blog and so it is not here, so I can’t link to it because that page doesn’t exist anymore. But every year my favorite Christmas movies are basically the same: Home Alone, A Muppet Family Christmas, Love Actually, A Charlie Brown Christmas, Rocky IV, Elf, The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus, and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. I watched Love Actually the other night, and tonight after stocking shopping I intend to force The Destroyer to watch The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus with me, because I DVR’d it on ABC Family. And tomorrow night I will watch Christmas Every Day, a cheesy ABC Family original movie that I fell in love with years ago and haven’t seen since, because I also DVR’d that.
I love my DVR.
This year The Destroyer and I actually have a place of our own, and we’ve decorated it a wee bit, but with both money and space being tight I had to make my own Christmas tree. Out of cardboard. BUT IT CAME OUT AWESOME, so I’m not really sad about it.
I hung a string of lights with garland, the way my mother always used to do, around the entryway between the kitchen and living room. And I hung our stockings, one on each side. I love Christmas lights. I like to drive around looking at them. I like to have them hanging in my house. They are one of the magical things about Christmastime that never grows old for me.
Holidays were always my mom’s thing. She loved them, especially Christmas. Decorating and giving gifts and doing things for everyone was what she loved at Christmastime. She liked to see other people enjoying themselves. I wish I could be more like her that way. But I digress.
I bought some owl themed holiday kitchen towels that are wicked cute.
I love owls. Not just at Christmas, but all the days. I want to have owl themed everything for ALL THE HOLIDAYS. Also all the regular days of the year.
This Christmas I will bring my video camera, and I will take videos and pictures and not forget the way I keep doing year after year. I hate that I’m always forgetting them, because when I was a young adult I never went anywhere without a camera. I documented everything that way, but somewhere along the path from there to here I’ve simply fallen out of the habit.
I’m fairly excited that I don’t have to work Christmas day, and I’m also pretty sure I get paid for it anyway. WIN FOR ME. The Destroyer and I will be having breakfast at my dad’s with Oddie and Rob, and then around 2 we will go to my aunt’s house to do Christmas presents and dinner there. I love my family. I love spending time with them, just hanging out and talking and being together. I miss my mom a lot, but I know she wouldn’t want me to be sad on Christmas so I’ll try my very best to enjoy the moments and not dwell on what is missing.
My house is so cluttered, I’m going to use the After Christmas Purge to throw out anything I’m sick of looking at or that is getting in my way and we don’t use. I quite look forward to it, actually. We have way too much stuff for our little apartment, so to the dump with it! Also maybe I’ll bring another tote or two of things to my grandmother’s house to keep in the basement, because let’s face it: I’m a pack rat and I need things, even if I don’t use them.
I really wish I had A Muppet Family Christmas on DVD. That would totally make my world. I’ll put that on my list of things to search hard for, for next year.
Happy holidays, everyone! I hope all your Christmases and seasonal holidays that you celebrate are awesome! If I sent you a Christmas card, it might be a wee bit late, but I hope you enjoy them anyway. Stay tuned after Christmas for a barrage of photos that most of you won’t understand or even care about!
I wrote 2’269 words today. The first 1’100 came so easily, but then I took a break so I could eat the breakfast that The Destroyer made for me, and getting back into the swing of it was hard. So tomorrow? No eating or doing anything until I’m done writing. (( Don’t even worry, I make my coffee BEFORE I start writing. ))
Also yes, you read that right. The Destroyer made me breakfast. He’s awesome. Have I told y’all he makes the best bacon ever? Because he does. And now you know it to be true. But he can’t make you bacon, because he’s too busy making ME bacon.
He’s been super supportive and helpful with his cooking me breakfast, and leaving me alone so I can write. He knows I get super cranky when I’m interrupted whilst writing. He basically knows I get super cranky when I’m interrupted whilst doing anything I have to concentrate on. He knows me, y’all.
Also this is only Day One. He IS The Destroyer, after all. We’ll see how this goes.
I feel all accomplished and everything. So I can go to work feeling good, knowing that I’ve done my daily requirement for this task and that I’ve got a good start. It makes me hopeful for the rest of the month.
I frakking love November.
I even have the outline of a design for our Christmas cards done! I have to draw up the actual thing, but at least now I know what I’m doing. I hope they come out as awesome as last year, because I pretty much think it’s hard to top last years Christmas card design. It’s probably the best thing I’ve ever done.
And now to start the rest of my day. With my word count under my belt, I can face the looming quest that is my workday with fierce determination. Or at least with the satisfaction of having done the really hard part. And that’s starting.
Tomorrow it’s on to the really really hard part: moving forward. Then work again.