Oh hey. IT'S ALMOST CHRISTMAS.
Here are some, uh, things.
I got all my Christmas cards in the mail. Today. Last year, I was spazzing out because Shutterfly sent (and I ordered) so late. This year, I ordered early but lost motivation half way through addressing and stamping. Now done. On to, uh, shopping? (I adore Christmas cards - maybe more than Christmas? But you all know this.)
I love my job; it's overwhelming at the moment. My kids get out of school next Wednesday for the duration (until after the New Year) and I have no idea how I'm going to get the work done in the office hours I'm scheduled.
We looked (and put an offer on) a house this weekend. It had a unicorn sun catcher (You know you made one of these in the early 90s. Don't lie.) in the upstairs window which I took as A SIGN we were destined to get it. UNICORNS!! Alas, it was only on the market 6 hours and someone wanted it waaay worse than we did. (Offer price PLUS PLUS!) Mostly, we were/are glad (two PINK PINK tiled bathrooms y'all) but the location was seriously amazing. We put the offer straight cash (and by that I mean no contingency offer b/c obviously our house is not on the market), not straight cash like we could pay for the whole house cash) so, again, probably for the best.
|Unwaxed and in a weird light; I'll photograph once it hits the living room.|
And spent some time with my 15 month old. HOW?!?
We have no Elf on a Shelf to share (sorry I'm on Team Don't Get It when it comes to the Elf - why does it make mischief to help your kids behave? I know people swear by it.). We do have a (mostly decorated) tree up and we will be staying home for the holidays (after the 10 hour post-Thanksgiving drive that should have been less than 6 we are wary.)
I'm waiting to get HIT WITH HOLIDAY SPIRIT.