Last week, we bought part of a cow! I've wanted to do this for a long time. I knew it was probably cheaper and healthier for us in the long run but but quite honestly, I didn't want to drop that chunk of change. Plus, I knew we would have to buy a freezer as well. We finally bit the bullet and bought both and I am very, very pleased. The meat I've used so far is tasty! I really like knowing that we're eating quality stuff.
We bought a puzzle to work on New Year's Eve while John's family was here and put it together in record time. I enjoyed it so much that I bought another one the next day, and another one yesterday which I finished this morning after coming in from my walk. I'd forgotten how much I love puzzles. I need to join a puzzle swap or something because I can't continue to fund this addiction.
The day our company left I started feeling bad--runny nose, bodyaches, and a cough. I stayed in bed most of the day drinking Emergen-C and taking cold medicine and watching television. Being sick is a GREAT excuse to lay around watch television all day without guilt. I started Season 1 of Revenge on Netflix and I'm hooked. I'm also feeling much, much better--hooray!
I was looking around Etsy a few weeks before Christmas and came across a printed quote that I loved. I showed it to John and lo and behold, I opened a framed version of it on Christmas morning. Sweet, huh? It was my favorite gift and quite a surprise too.
She believed she could so she did.
The lady at the frame shop asked John if I'd there was some special accomplishment behind the print. I don't think it's anything I've done necessarily, but is more the mentality that if I believe I can do it then I absolutely can. Seven really good words to live by.
I like to make short stories long so bear with me.
John took a day off a few weeks before Christmas and we went to Denver to do our Christmas shopping. I saw this scarf at the first store we walked into and liked it. John suggested I buy it and let him wrap it up for me for Christmas and I told him I'd think about it. As we were leaving the mall, we walked past it again and he urged me to buy it if I liked it. I did like it and the price was right, so I took it up to the counter and got in line to pay. John was still browsing while I was in line but walked up as I was paying and asked me if I'd noticed that the pattern on the scarf was SKULLS? Indeed I had NOT noticed that. The salesperson rolled her eyes and asked if I still wanted it (because I had literally JUST swiped my debit card as he was pointing this out to me) and I decided that yes, yes I did still want it. Hopefully it's only noticeable if you're all up in my personal space, right? And you might not have even noticed if I hadn't pointed it out. Besides, it goes great with my favorite black sweater AND my kids think it's cool that I have a skull scarf AND apparently skulls are quite trendy these days. I giggle every time I see it in my closet though.
I wonder how many of you are questioning my decision right now? I bet my mother sure is.
Costco (Why do I always end up going there on Saturdays???? Why? Why? Why?)
Christmas thank-you notes (I can hear my kids groaning now)
Happy Saturday, y'all!