I see you 2012. And the annual “do we go out or do we stay in?” dilemma is upon us. Before we headed home from Christmas dinner the in-laws offered to keep Ava so we could go out on New Year’s Eve. I just laughed. Because sadly, we have nothing to do! Do we spend a bunch of money and get all dolled up for an all-you-can-drink event? Negative. Do we sit at the neighborhood bar and drink ourselves silly? Negative. Do we have a party and deal with the mess? I don’t think so. Do we go to a movie and call it a night? Maybe. But we do have some people we’d like to spend time with. But what to do?
To be honest, I have never been a big fan of New Year’s events. It’s always anti-climatic. You make these grand plans, go out and buy a new outfit, put on too much make-up and expect something magical to happen. But it generally ends up being just like any other night, or its a night stuffed in tight quarters with a bunch of drunken fools spilling stuff on your new shoes. Aka. Amateur night.
I don't want to hang out with any of you.
I guess I have three days to figure this out. What are you guys doing for New Years?
Ok Go does the Muppet Theme Song. Ava and I both love this one:
Well Christmas has come and gone and I hope everyone survived. We actually had a fairly low-key holiday. My dad was well enough to come and looked really great, so I am a happy camper. But this child of mine got SO much stuff. I don’t even know how to describe how much stuff she got, except to say that I actually took some toys and hid them in a closet for a later date. Three kids lap-tops and three keyboards, really? Between Santa, my parents, the in-laws and friends (plus my sister’s friends!) Ava made out like a bandit. I want Ava to have everything of course, but I also do not want to have a spoiled terror running around. I grew up with some of those and still know some, so that is just not happening. I am on vacation this week so Ava and I are going to go through her toys and pick some to give away to kids less-fortunate. But I don’t want to give to the typical Goodwill or Salvation Army. It turns out that most organizations will not take used toys however, so I’m still searching for the best place. It looks like a church might be our best bet. Or the Humane Society, but they resell the items and the money helps support the animals. While I like animals more than most people, I was interested in the toys going directly to children. It looks like I need to do more research. If anyone has any ideas/suggestions for the DC Metro area, please send them my way!
I’m hoping to make this a yearly tradition and teach Ava early that she can and should help others that are less fortunate.
Someone make it stop. Because I just can’t look away from this train wreck. I’m sorry, but Courtney Stodden is 40 if she’s a day. This chick is killing me. Yet, I can’t….stop…watching. Clearly pleased with the results of her equally skanky pumpkin patch photo shoot, she and her not disgusting at all husband, Doug Hutchinson, decided for a Christmas shoot as well. The results:
Gorgeous, just gorgeous. Please forgive me if you thought I lost my senses and started posting porn this morning. Where can I get an armband? I feel like it would really add a little something to my outfits at the office. I hope my co-worker gets to his desk for anyone else does:
My maturity level is astounding.
Well, we are a mere six days away from Christmas, I didn’t take any time off this week and I still have yet to finish my shopping. Good one. I just haven’t been able to snap out of my holiday reluctance this year. We went to the mall this weekend to take Ava to see Santa and I swear I would have freaked out if one more person had bumped into me. I’ve always been a bit claustrophobic in crowds but it seems to be getting worse. In fact, all of my little idiosyncracies are getting worse. I might be turning into Larry David. That or I’m being inhabited by the ghost of Andy Rooney.
I see the resemblance.
And let’s just say her visit with Santa didn’t go so hot. I ended up in the picture as well. So I am dreading going back to the mall. I managed to get a lot of stuff online but I waited so long I ended up paying an arm and a leg for expedited shipping , so I’ve got to bite the bullet and get out there. Plus, I have found myself just goofing around online looking at stuff like this:
Why are his shorts bunched up his butt? Who thought this was ok? Someone at Nordstrom was feeling saucy I think.
I bought the best present for Ava of course. She’s two and won’t remember this Christmas and I probably would’ve saved a pretty penny and bought her a book or something, but look at this beauty:
I wish this was my kitchen.
I figure if I’m also going to be stuck playing with it, I better like it too.
I thought I had posted this yesterday, but my brain occasionally goes on vacation and apparently I did not. So here are my pins for last week.
Want, want, want. This would be perfect for my conference next month. Is it too late to start a Christmas list?
Man, I want this one too! I love a good leopard print. Not like my past 1990’s leopard stretch-pant wearing, going to the club-self of course. More a modern day add a piece of flare self.
This person is kind of my hero. I wonder long it took to finish this bad boy. More importantly, I wonder what it will look like in 20 years. No, nevermind. I don’t really want to know.
And lastly, the almighty basset. My husband is slightly obsessed with them. It most certainly will be our next dog. You know, in another 5 years or so. We are NOT getting another dog anytime soon. Plus, dear old Max the chihuahua is 12 and we all know chihuahuas live to be a million. God help me and everyone around me when Max isn’t around. I’m starting to tear up just thinking about it. Why did I think about that? Good lord.
Oh, God…look at this one. Now I’m just making it worse.
Happy Monday everyone!
What an awesome week I’m having (in the blog world anyway!) I just received my second Versatile Blogger Award, thanks to the incredibly funny From Nonsense to Momsense. This funny lady is an author, blogger, freelance writer, comedian, corporate speaker, filmmaker and mom. So you can imagine just how excited I am that she picked me. Please do yourself a favor and hop on over to her blog.
While I would love nothing more than to give a shout-out to some other fellow-bloggers, this is the second award I’ve received in one week. Not that I like to toot my own horn of course.
But I’m afraid it would be repetitive to post the same list again. You can find the original list here: http://wp.me/pROJ9-nV . Also, if you hop over to Pooter & Booger’s Place who I awarded earlier this week, she posted a great list of bloggers. I’m just checking them out myself, but I’m liking what I see on that list.
Thank God I just found this. Because I have been struggling to get through the US Postal Service answering service for 15 minutes and I need a distraction. Is it any wonder they are soon to be non-existent? Seriously, 15 minutes. I have turned into that crazy woman in the office yelling at no one. Today is my husband’s birthday and his present is MIA. Not a happy camper over here. By the time someone picks up the phone I am going to be so furious.
Anyway, this video is hilarious. Only time will tell if the show will actually turn out to be this funny. Either way, this is pretty accurate. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve said “are you near a computer?” Just ask my sister. Pretty sure she doesn’t find me irritating at all. But I’m hopeful about the show because Juliette Lewis makes an appearance (hopefully to stay.) Of course, that would mean her band “Juliette and The Licks” won’t be back in town any time soon, but I’ll live. This started as a parody twitter account and became so popular that they turned it into a web series. Kudos to the writers for being smart enough to go this route and not risk ruining the hilarity like they did with “Sh*t my dad says.” My apologies Camille Grammer.
This is probably going to be my new favorite thing.
Oh, good, I am officially on hold now. That’s progress, right?
20 minutes and counting…..