December 4, 2009

on who I am (at the moment)...

oh, hi, squishy face.

I am...

...feeling ridiculously full of Christmas spirit this year - which is a nice change, because the last couple years I was borderline Scrooge-ish throughout most of December. I'm not sure what the difference is now, but I'll definitely take it with a smile.

...done decorating and nearly done Christmas shopping. (Which may be a reason for feeling much less stressed this year!)

...still recovering from an incident involving an entire bowl of miso soup, poor motor skills and my lunch break at work. Yeah. It was pretty bad. (Thankfully a coworker had an extra uniform I could borrow, but really? Sometimes I question my ability to be an adult.)

...slightly giddy about my annual bonus from work. Trying to decide what to splurge on with it: this (CHARTREUSE!) mirror (and putting the rest in savings) or a new iPod (I have an ancient iPod mini that is dying a slow and painful death). Hmmm. Decisions, decisions.

...reeling from a margarita-fueled conversation with my husband in which we dished about doing all we can to live our dreams in the coming year. More than ever, we're both so ready to do what we want to do job-wise, and not what we feel we have to do. It's exciting to think of what the year ahead holds for us. I'm very optimistic, and it feels good to be setting some goals that will help us get to where we want to be. Mission one: save money like crazy. Which is totally possible. It's a good thing that - for the most part - we're both really good at saving money.

...ready for another vacation (already).

...already done watching every holiday-inspired movie I own (I don't own many, obviously).

...wondering at what point I will stop having a happy seizure whenever I see a preview for New Moon. I'm thinking I may need to go see it again. You know, just to get it out of my system. And to have another reason to wear my New Moon shirt in public. (See here for photographic evidence. You're welcome. Unless you're not a Twilight fan, in which case I'd like to ask you not to judge me.)

...missing my family a lot, but that's just the usual.

...realizing how much our little duplex is beginning to feel like home. I never felt this way about our apartment, and I'm thankful that I'm starting to feel at least a little bit attached to the place we're in now. I'm learning how important it is to do my very best to make myself feel happy and cozy where I live. It's the little things: curtains for the windows, a new pillow cover, changing the photos in the frames, lighting candles that fill the room with the scent of vanilla. All of these things make me happy and content with this place we call home.

...going to punch my husband in the mouth the next time he tells me about one of his friends who is pregnant. Just saying. (For the record, I'm kind of ridiculous because although my baby fever is raging, I'm happy with where my life is right now and am not ready for many aspects of motherhood. But, still. My husband never wants to talk about babies unless he's telling me about someone else being pregnant. I mean, throw me a freaking bone here.)

...in hibernation. Well, when it comes to going to the gym, anyway.

...really craving a grilled cheese sandwich. I really need one in my life right now. Let's make it happen.

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  1. I fully support the idea of you getting a new ipod. My nano was dying so I got an ipod touch over Thanksgiving and it has changed my life! DO IT! We can play games together and it will be amazing!

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  2. Ha. I am totally in gym hibernation as well, and I live RIGHT NEXT TO the gym. Oh, and it's free, because I'm a student.

    Hey, at least we're not alone in our hibernation ;)

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  3. Yay for the Christmas spirit. I'll be feeling it once we get all settled in our house and we can actually decorate!

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  4. I am not in the Christmas mood at all this year - probably because my J and I won't go to see my family in Germany and will most likely travel over Christmas Eve/Day to not think about that we're actually celebrating Christmas all alone.

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  5. I love your New Moon T-shirt!! I have told anyone, and everyone, who will listen that I am "Team Jakeward...for those who can't decide." LOL. I definitely need to go see the movie again.

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  6. I can't help but comment and tell you that your life sounds a lot like mine right now. I'm glad that things are going so well!

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  7. I think it's great how you and your hubby are looking at doing what you want to do, career wise, and planning to make it happen. nice!

    I'm sloooowly getting into the Christmas spirit with the help of Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton. I love those two.

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  8. That's exactly what I want, someone to share my "oh my gosh!" dreams with.

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  9. I am feeling the same way with Christmas this year. I am utterly ecstatic, whereas last year, I could care less.
    I need to do shopping, but in fact, I am doing some of that today.
    I have been in gym hibernation this week due to Mother Nature.
    And I vote for the mirror.
    :)

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  10. Grilled cheese + Fresh & Easy tomato soup sounds AMAZING RIGHT NOW!!! I thought that little red thing in the background of your picture was a santa hat, possibly on your head. I win!

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  11. I'm slowly beginning to realize it's the little things that make a house a home. I just might have to trying adding a pillow or two so I can change covers every so often.

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  12. Grilled cheese with Pickles. MM.

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  13. Your life sounds so lovely, I wish I wasn't living at home and had my own space to decorate and make homey. Now I'm craving grilled cheese sandwiches, THANKS, haha. Get yourself a new iPod, you deserve it :)

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  14. I'm glad you're feeling in a happy spirit this year! :D

    Like you, I'm beginning to realize just how much I need my environment to feel cheery and comfy -- home. Currently our condo doesn't feel that way, but I think one of my 2010 "resolutions" (it's just a plan, really) is to work on that.

    And maybe a grilled cheese or two as well. :P

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  15. I am TOTALLY with you on the baby thing. I think I just want to be pregnant to experience it. We aren't having kids for at least 2.5 years because I am in nursing school, but we also need to be financially able to have kids. So yeah, raging baby fever, but not ready at all.

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  16. I love your lists of random thoughts and enjoy how you express yourself. Sounds like you are going to have a wonderful month full of contentment.

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  17. this made me happy.

    i'm totally grinchy about christmas too most years, but i'm feeling the absolute same this year....full of christmas spirit. i don't know what the deal is.

    i'm also in full hibernation mode. hard core.

    thanks for sharing your lovely list.

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  18. Sounds like you're in a lovely place right now! That's the best this time of year :)

    And by the way, thank you for reminding me of grilled cheese! One of my favorite cold-weather comfort foods!

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  19. Cutest squishy face ever? I think so.

    I wish my cravings were as easy to satisfy as a grilled cheese sandwich.

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  20. Being in the Christmas spirit is the best, isnt it? I am also glad that your house is starting to feel like a home (I think it was the chartreuse table!). I adore these posts.

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  21. Dear God I hope we have cheese in this house because I need a grilled cheese sandwich, like 5 minutes ago. I second your craving!

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  22. You sound like you are in a good place right now. Oh, and I love that mirror....I think you definitely should get it :)

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  23. I had a grilled cheese sandwich today and I thought of you. :)

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  24. I'm totally grinchy about Christmas this year. I think thats probably mostly to do with my Christmas roster having me work every single 'holiday' day over the season. I'm not so sure why I love my job anymore.

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  25. I love that squishy face pic of yours. Pretty, pretty, pretty, cute, cute, and SO cute.:)

    Anyhoo I'm happy you're in a good mood this December and feeling more settled with your life and your home. Teach me to save money well please, I'm so weak. Enjoy hibernation, it's hard for me to really do it with the whole final exam week and thesis. *sobs*

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  26. the baby thing is funny but I can totally understand what you mean! :)

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  27. I haven't even started with my Christmas shopping, shame on me;)

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  28. I vote iPod. You can take videos with the new Nanos.

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  29. Love the shirt!

    My "Uber-Macho" fiance has an man-vampire crush on Edward. So I about bought him a shirt to wear to "New Moon".

    And we just watched "Love Actually" which is my all time favorite holiday movie. Did you get to watch it?

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  30. Please start crafting full time!! And I vote for a new iPod, it can be with you all the time, it means podcasts and all kinds of wonderful things.

    Also, I cannot imagine you as a scrooge. Not with this picture leading into all this, you're just too adorable.

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  31. I adore everything that you are! :)

    And we missed you at Katelin's wine party last night. I can't wait to meet you. One day!

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  32. Cute post!

    I completely understand about your miso soup incident-I dumped coffee down my shirt on the way to work the other day and was like "really?!!?!?" Only I could make such a mess!

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  33. I know exactly what you mean about your duplex feeling like "home." I finally feel that way about my apartment. It's small and poorly insulated, but it's mine and when I get in it after a long day at work, I feel comfort, like I'm finally home. :)

    Let's make grilled cheese sandwiches together!

    P.S. I love your header.

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  34. I *heart* Christmas!!!

    *sigh* New Moon :)

    YAY new homes!

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  35. for some reason, I totally just teared up over the pargraph about you & your husband. made me all giddy and happy and feel all lovey.

    I think you're fantastic. Just thought you should know that.

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  36. I haven't had a grilled cheese sandwich in so long...

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  37. I love that you are feeling full of Christmas spirit! Isn't it wonderful...

    I support you in the new ipod idea :))

    Loves!

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  38. Hey darling, I recommend getting a new iPod, J's getting a new one for xmas too. Babies are babies, and you will never truly be ready, but if you truly don't feel prepared (and you never will be) just punch your husband in the mouth and let bygones be bygones.

    I hope you're doing well :)

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  39. I haven't felt much Christmas spirit yet, but it's still early. Maybe if I put up the tree tomorrow I will start to feel it.

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