Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Count Down to 2015



As we ring in the new year, I hope everyone keeps safe and enjoys a happy, healthy, prosperous 2015!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Christmas time is here...

...happiness and cheer, fun for that children call their favorite time of year!

I hope you read that hearing the voices of Charlie Brown's Peanuts from A Charlie Brown Christmas because that's how I wrote it :)

Christmas time is here, and I wish I could say I was filled with happiness and cheer, but honestly I'm just going through the motions. It's not that I'm not exactly enjoying myself, because, once I actually push myself to do something, or should I say, once my wonderful husband pushes me --because he knows it will cheer me up-- I actually do have fun. We went to the annul Ugly Christmas Sweater Party at the Plattdeutsche Park Beergarden and trust you me I did not want to go. I did plan on going because we go every year, but this year I just haven't been in a very "Christmas Mood". My leg still hurts from the muscle pull. By the way, I did finally see a doctor about that and the first thing she wanted to rule out was a blood clot. Apparently, it's not uncommon for the symptoms to be similar (my mother-in-law had the same thing happen to her and the first thing her doctor was worried about was a blood clot too) neither of us had blood clots, but I did pull my calf muscle and all the doctor said was that it was just going to take time and to stay off it, elevate it, and stretch it a little everyday. No quick-fix. I digress, but like I was saying, my leg still hurts and I'm just very tired. I feel like I've just been in a mad dash to get EVERYTHING done before Christmas since the day after Thanksgiving. Usually I'm the type of person that buys presents for people all year-round-- if I see something someone I know will like, I'll just buy it and hold onto it until Christmas or their next big gift-giving event and I'm certainly done with Christmas gift shopping way before Thanksgiving-- this year? Nada. I'm almost done with Christmas shopping, but I still have to pick up my husband's last gift and a couple of gifts for the "Yankee Swap" we're doing at my brother and sister-in-law's house on Christmas eve, the vodka for my famous Peppermint Eggnog Martinis, a gift for my mailman, and then the ingredients for my Baked Ziti that I'm making on Saturday for the Christmas dinner my husband and I are having with my mother-in-law and my mom. Usually my husband works on Christmas, he works every holiday actually. I think I've mentioned this before, but I'll say it now anyway because I'm very proud of my husband, he's a Stationary Engineer for Local 30 (shout-out to Local 30!) and by law two Engineers have to be in the building 24/7/365, but this year he managed to have off and it's the first Christmas we'll be spending together in.... um... 7 years? About that. It's been a long time. So on Christmas day, we're just going to stay in and spend the day together. That certainly gives me Christmas cheer :) But until then it's just been gogogo!!

We finally picked-up our Christmas tree on Sunday and finished decorating the tree and the house last night. The results...





Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Couture Chainmail

I am absolutely obsessed with body jewelry! I mean, how gorgeous are these...

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