Wednesday, December 16, 2009


So I am lacking blogging inspiration, but I wanted to update the blog, so I thought today I would share whatever comes to mind. Warning, this could be a long and very random post and I don't have any pictures. You can choose to stop reading right now, I won't be offended.

So first off, this past weekend was pretty successful. I baked lots of cookies, and put together fun little cookie bags that I wanted to give out as gifts. So I definitely checked number 1 off of my list of things to do.

From there, I only partially completed my to-do lists. I got about half of my Christmas cards done. I still need to lick the envelopes (I don't really like that part) and put stamps and return labels on them and send them out. I also need to do everything for the other half. I meant to do this last night and instead my friend Sarah came over and we played Settlers of Catan and watched the Office. Settlers of Catan is a real fun game, but Derek always beats me. He pretty much beats me in any game we play (Settlers, Monopoly, Scrabble, Chess, etc). It's better when we play games where we can be on a team. (I told you this posts would be random). So Christmas cards don't really get to be checked off the list.

I do have most of my Christmas shopping done. My mom came down to visit me on Monday and we went shopping. She helped me pick out gifts for my grandparents, who are usually the hardest to buy for. Now I just need to coordinate with my sister on a few more gifts (which is difficult because she works on weekends and we have a 2 hour time difference, so sometimes its hard to find a good time to talk) and maybe pick up a few more things, but I have most of it done.

Also, when my mom and I went shopping I got to show her what I want for Christmas, number 1 on the list is this dress from Banana Republic:

Except I think I would wear my brown boots with it. When I told Derek about it, he asked which pair of brown boots I would wear with it. I said I don't know, I'll have to figure that out when I get it. I also have a cute pair of brown pumps that would go nicely. As I was browsing Banana Republic's website, I found this dress right next to it that I would like to have as well:

And luckily for me, I also have a pair of black boots that I could wear with it. Whenever I pick out clothes I always have to figure out what shoes I would wear with it first. Because if I don't have good shoes to wear with it, I won't wear it. Going shopping with my mom is so much fun though, because when I go by myself I look at stuff and know that I will never own it. But when I go with my mom I know there is a chance. I have the best mom.
Ok, back to my list. So while most of the shopping is done, the wrapping did not so much get done. I brought everything downstairs and put it on the coffee table totally in the way in hopes of wrapping it all so that it wouldn't be in the way. I just moved it all to the dining room to get it out of the way and have only actually wrapped 2 gifts. I found some cute gift bags at Target though, and I put some gifts in gift bags. That is probably cheating, but it is so much easier.
#4 on the list was to do a little crafting this weekend. This did not happen. There is something that I want to make for Derek's grandma and send to her for Christmas because she just moved into a new assisted living place and I wanted to give her something she could put in her room. But the craft involves sewing and that intimidates me. I need to do it soon though so I can send it to her.
Other random thoughts. It's almost Christmas and I haven't watched Elf all the way through yet. Elf is my favorite Christmas movie and I watched a lot of it when I was up in Columbus for Thanksgiving, but we didn't finish it for some reason. I feel like I need to watch it all the way through.
Also, this is the time of year when I start to get antsy and want to travel. I spend my time daydreaming about all the places I want to go next year and how I can make it so that I have enough vacation time to do it all, and enough money. Next year I would like to go to Colorado to visit my sister, the beach and New York City. I am trying to scheme up a way I could go to NYC for work and just stay a little extra. And potentially bring my husband and some friends along with me.
Today I am very tired. On Monday I didn't go to bed until 1:30. Then, for some reason woke up at 6am on Tuesday morning, well before my alarm was set. I figured that was God's way of telling me that we needed to hang out, so I got up and spent some time with him. And I felt great all day yesterday. Today, I am struggling. Why is it that when you don't get a lot of sleep, you always feel it the day after the next day? The good news is I worked some extra hours last week, so I can come into work a little late for the rest of the week.
I could probably keep going but I think I will stop here for the sake of those of you who are actually still reading. I'll try to do better next time.


Carly said...

Anne I am really excited about your post! Don't worry about it not being the way you think it should be! I love hearing your thoughts!

Becca Clark said...

Love long posts. And you did have pictures! :)

Adventures of a CrAzY LaDy! said...

I read the whole thing and was interested the entire time! I like posts like this because they remind me of our conversations and because we don't have them as much as we used to, this post was a little bit nostalgic for me :) Miss you and love you and I'm going to see the movie with you guys on Friday night and I can't wait! :)