Friday, December 31, 2010
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Monday, December 27, 2010
Friday, December 24, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
Peter left on Friday.
Sister left on Wednesday.
I officially have a lot of time to myself until I get to leave. Not sure how I feel about that but here's how I'm spending it:
Friday, December 17, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Don't get me wrong I am still so thankful that I have a full time job, in a nice environment, with great people and benefits- it's a job I enjoy. But now...I'm ready for something new and more challenging, I just can't figure out what! I read about these clever people coming up with original wonderful ideas (like this one , shared by a fellow ADPi blogger) and then actually seeing them become a reality. Why can't I think of something like that?
In the mean time, while I patiently (or not so patiently) wait for the Lord's guidance and direction, I am looking for ways to give back and volunteer, basically add a little more substance to my life while helping the community. But if anyone knows about any jobs that combine design, with creative marketing and have a heart for service I'd love to hear about them!
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
1. What is the most interesting thing you've done in the last year?
Graduated from college. Not just the actual graduation ceremony mind you, but the whole being a senior and the culmination of 4 years of work and play. And then making the transition to the real world. It's been interesting to say the least.
2. What is your most meaningful family heirloom?
Well, in honor of the season I'll say that this time of year it's the pickle ornament. We have some very old ornaments that have been passed down and are really old, and the pickle is a favorite. Every year my dad hides the pickle somewhere on the tree (or as we've gotten older, anywhere in the whole house). Then sister and I race to be the one to find it and whoever finds it first gets to put it on the tree and they get a year of good luck. I think this is a German tradition but don't quote me.
3. What food festival would you most like to attend?
Well they all sound yummy. But I have to go with my mom's choice and say the Christmas Champagne Market in France.
4. I LOVE snow!!! It just reminds me of some of my happiest childhood memories. Sleeping with my pj's inside out and backwards, snow dances with the neighbors in the middle of the street. And then the moment of elation when you fling open the shade and see nothing but white. I love seeing my school's name run across the bottom of the news station under school cancellations. When we lived in Maryland we got tons of snow. Highlight of my childhood, and I'm not even kidding, was the Blizzard of 96! Peter was also living in DC at that time as well so we can share fond memories of endless snow days.
5. Can you ski? Do you ski? Are you good?
Yes I can ski. Yes I do ski-with my dad, preferably in Chamonix, France or Seefeld, Austria, but I'm not too picky. Am I good? Yes, sometimes- no tricks or super duper drops though. I have to start slow and build up my confidence, since there's so much time between each ski trip, but once I get going I'm up for most of the slopes and I really enjoy it (although I have been known to throw a temper tantrum on the top of a steep icy slope at the end of a long day-my dad can attest to that.) I also love the ski towns, food and shopping that comes with a ski trip!
6. What quality in your spouse or best friend are you most thankful for?
Sense of humor. And a sense of adventure-willing to try new things!
7.Describe the coziest place in your house.
I don't have many nooks and crannies in my little apartment but I love to snuggle on my couch/bed with a good movie and my honey.
8. So since I ended up not having work on Monday or Tuesday this week I got to change my flight back to South Caroline and stay an extra 2 nights! It was so nice to have little longer with my parents since I don't know what kind of time I'm going to get off at Christmas. ug. Oh! Also, I got to open the first day of my advent calendar and start putting up decorations today! I will definitely post pictures!
Thursday, November 25, 2010
- my family and the people I love
- the big meal I'm going to help cook and eat today
- my home
- a great interview that really got me excited (plus, they read my blog!)
- the Lord's plan for my future
- time to rest
- Angel Pie-I know I already mentioned the food but this is serious, y'all
- text messages
- Beauty and the Beast on TV last night (they don't make 'em like that anymore)
- my goofy dog
- that I am not venturing out on "Black Friday"
- old family VHS's
- a whole lot of other things...
- a day that reminds us to be thankful!
Monday, November 22, 2010
Harry Potter was awesome-best movie in my opinion, and the most true to the book. Sister and I got to the cinema around 10 ish. Obviously we had a couple of hours to kill and since all 20 theaters were showing Harry Potter we decided to check them all out to find the best seats. Once we had determined that theater 10 was the most crowded and should be avoided we wandered around and enjoyed some prime people watching. I stealthily (or not so much) snapped pictures of some of the best costumes on my phone.
I am restraining myself and not putting it out until after Thanksgiving-it's really been a struggle. Especially since my mom mailed me hands down the cutest Advent calendar ever. And I just had to set it up.
It's a Gingerbread House! And it's 3D!
I could feel it coming on yesterday, which is why I went to the grocery in the first place, but yesterday morning I woke up with a cold. Yuck. I always get sick around the holidays without fail. This will hopefully pass in a day or so but I pretty much stayed in bed until I had to leave for work later in the afternoon. I spent the morning watching the Food Network and drooling over Thanksgiving food. I can't wait to go home for a few days and be taken care of and have quality family time. I can't believe this month is pretty much over!
Thursday, November 18, 2010
My sister and I are going to the midnight showing, I am dork I know. But I don't care because it is going to be awesome!
Confession: I would totally dress up, if I knew my sister wouldn't be mortified and pretend she didn't know me...
Here's something that has been bothering me though. Fandango, where I purchased my ticket, and even some of the trailers I've seen think that people are stupid. They keep saying that the movie is out in theaters Thursday at midnight, when they really they mean Friday at midnight. They just know that if they said Friday people would assume tomorrow night. So when I bought my ticket I had to select the time I wanted as Thursday 12:01 am. If that was actually the case I would have already missed the show...Come on people!
I can't believe this is basically over. The first Harry Potter Book came out in the States when I was ten (which, if you didn't know, is a year younger than the age of the title character in the first book). I grew up with Harry Potter. The last book came out in 2007 when I was 19 (Harry is 17 in this book). I like how the books matured with the characters and the loyal readers who stuck with them. I am so thankful these final movies are rated PG-13 and that they didn't try to tone it down for the new younger audience. (I've ranted about this before..) This installment is especially dark and really isn't appropriate for children in my opinion. Whatever.
Look how much they've grown up?!
Fortunately I am going to see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows tonight, so my day isn't completely ruined.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Last week my old roommate came to visit. Actually she came for other reasons but she stayed for me! It was such a nice little surprise visit, especially since it hadn't been that long since her last trip at homecoming. If all my friends could try to visit me regularly that would be THE BEST! She got to town late Tuesday night. Wednesday we got up and went to lunch together at an old favorite that never gets old. Unfortunately I then had to go to work later in the day but when I got home we ran up to the gas station and got candy and snacks and then we rented Sex and the City 2 on demand and had a fun girly movie night. I hadn't seen it since I saw it in theaters and I'll tell you what, I would not say no to a vacation in Abu Dabi or one of these:
Sadly she had to leave the next day but not before she treated me to the best BBQ in town! It was a great visit-please come back and live with me again!
... moving along...This past weekend my sister and I got to spend some quality time together while our boys were camping with their fraternity. We (I) made dinner in my apartment and then we finally went and saw the movie Life As We Know It, which I have been wanting to see since it came out. It definitely lived up to my expectations and Sister will tell you I was crying or and laughing most of the movie.
Yesterday I had a lovely, long coffee date with a dear friend and then made the decision to re-read the Seventh Harry Potter. I haven't read it since the first time I picked it up-the day it came out I read it in less than a day in a hurried frenzy! I wanted to make sure I remembered all the wonderful details before I see the movie (which is out this Friday!!) Well, I started it around 4:30 and I only have a little more than 200 pages left so I don't if it was any less frenzied but I definitely feel way more pumped and ready to see the film (which will never be as good as the book but does a pretty decent job of satisfying my desire that this was real.)
Phew. I feel like I can now answer tomorrow's hodepodge questions since I no longer have this huge update hanging over me. Sorry to unload all of this in one post. Congratulations on finishing this epic post, I thank you for your loyalty.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Friday, November 5, 2010
I went to Walmart on Halloween and then the very next day and it was a totally different place. There were trees everywhere and all the check out aisles were wrapped in seasonal paper. There is not a single leftover fairy wing or Michael Myers mask. It's all ornaments and tinsel. There can be no doubt now that the holidays are upon us! Hope you are ready!
Normally I think this quick shift into Christmas is a little ridiculous. Plus I think it's sad that Thanksgiving kind of gets the short end of the stick (I really think someone should come up with a good thanksgiving song or something). But I honestly don't mind this year. In fact, I have to confess, on my way to work this morning I may have listened to Alabama's holiday hit:"Tennessee Christmas. I think I was in the mood because it's actually snowing not that far away from me in Asheville and apparently some areas in the Smoky Mountains may get some powder too. Crazy, I know! I thought this was the South.
Anywho.... this brings me to today's thankfulness. I am so thankful that I get to go home for the holidays! My mom sent me my flight information for Thanksgiving in a sweet email saying how much she couldn't wait to have both my sister and I home, cooking, relaxing on the couch, celebrating. I am ecstatic and so grateful that I get to fly home and be with my family. It really is a huge blessing and I hope you all get to be with your loved ones during this season.