Monday, December 24, 2012

Like this one

and since I'm typically unoriginal with coming up with my own stuff these days, I will share this with you.

Friday, December 21, 2012

May be a repeat

but like will this situation matter five days from now, it bears another mention.

Source: via Social on Pinterest

I am so thankful the weekend is here again.

And that we appear to have made it through the end of the world LOL.

I have much to do over the next several days.

I've done almost no Christmas shopping.

Just haven't been into it this year for some reason ;).

I plan to shop mostly local though.

I'm going to purchase mainly restaurant gift cards for the people on my list.

I think these will make a nice present, since so many of us rarely have a night out.

Also maybe a simple outfit or accessory for some others.

I am working on Christmas Eve and then we go to my inlaws for Italian Feast of the Fishes.

I usually host brunch on Christmas Day, and then make a lasagna for dinner (Note: Use no-cook noodles and no one will know the difference).

What about you guys?

What are your plans for the holidays?

Did you finish all of your shopping?

Monday, December 10, 2012


An oldie but goodie. So fitting after the recent hurricane. And perfect for a rainy, blah Monday morning. Have a good one all.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

I've moved back in!

"The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned." ~~ Maya Angelou

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Does this scream social work, or what?

I got an email the other day from my student loan company, that since I live in the area affected by the hurricane, I am welcome to put my payments on hold. With interest of course ;). Fortunately, since my monthly payment is pretty affordable, I will pass on this one.

We are making steady progress on getting back in the house (although it still feels as slow as paying off my student loan LOL).

Electrician is supposed to come out today.

Hopefully boiler will be on by tonight. YAY HEAT AGAIN!!!!!

I was originally thinking we would be able to move back by the end of the weekend, but the hot water heater still has to be installed.

I can't do cold showers and boiling water takes too long in my world so we may end up waiting until next weekend if everything is working again. I don't think the water heater will be in til' sometime during the week.

I still need to do a huge deep clean because everything remains a complete mess. I kinda want steaming water for that too, because maybe it's just in my head, but I don't feel things will be really clean and sanitized without it. I found muddy handprints going down the hallway earlier this week. And for once, they are not from my son.