Wednesday, December 11, 2013


I feel like I haven't posted here in forever!  I guess it's been a combination of being crazy busy due to the holidays and end of year craziness, and also just not having a lot new to share.

I haven't even started my Christmas shopping yet.  However, I'm not too panicked, as my shopping list is short and I mostly know what I'm getting everyone.  I'm a bit stumped on what to give my ex-H, though.  For as much as he drives me nutty, he is insanely generous to me.  This year alone he gave me his "old" (READ: Less than 2 years old, perfect condition) 42" flat screen LED TV when he upgraded to a new one, got me a plane ticket to Orlando in January and paid for admission and fast passes to Universal Studios for us, he used his hotel reward points to get me an awesome oceanside resort room in Ft. Lauderdale for my birthday, and he scored us free, amazing tickets to the Chiefs v. Skins game this past sunday.  In addition, he pays for everything every time we go out to dinner, brunch, a movie, haunted house, anything.   The problem?  The man has everything he wants.  He makes good money and doesn't want for anything.  So I have no idea what I'm getting him.  I know I can't compete financially, and he doesn't expect it (or probably anything from me), but I am going to try to think of something thoughtful for him.

Tis the season for holiday events.  On Friday I went to my previous employer's holiday party, as I did last year.  It was a fantastic time as always.  I got to dress up, see old friends and co-workers, and indulge in a handful of amazing peppermint martinis!  Today we have a regular old all personnel lunch at work, and this is on the heels of a breakfast hosted by building management for all tenants.  Tomorrow is my current firm's holiday party, and then we have a holiday firm luncheon on Monday!  Craziness.

I'm really looking forward to tomorrow's festivities.  I got a gorgeous sparkly dress for the occasion, as well as some lovely sparkly shoes.  I have a new nail polish to match, and I've timed it so my usual hair appt. will be tomorrow morning, so I can reap the benefits of the blowout afterwards.  :-)  Luckily the party is at a hotel right next door to our building, so there will be no long treks in heels from the office!  I'm bringing sparkly flats to change into if necessary at the party, and definitely for after.

No news on the dating front.  Talking to some people, like always, but it's a hard time of year to make time to meet new people.  I'm trying to not think too much about the fact that a year ago, Artboy picked me up from the Metro after my holiday party. Sigh.  This year I'll definitely be going home alone, and that's okay. I have to work on Friday, anyway!

Saturday I have plans to go to Mount Vernon by Candlelight with a group of friends.  The weather folks are predicting another possibly messy weather day, though, and I'm hoping it doesn't screw anything up.  At the very least, it will probably be raining, which sucks since part of the event is usually outside.  :-/  I still plan to go so long as something crazy doesn't end up happening weatherwise, and it sounds like it should mostly be rain.  I do love the night-time tour of Mt. Vernon and the caroling and hot cider and everything.  Very old-timey Christmas!  I'd also like to get a Christmas ornament there as well.

Anyway, that's all I know for now.  Be assured that even when my posting is non-existent, I'm still reading along with everyone else!


  1. Maybe get your ex a nice bottle of booze, or some of the large bottles of craft beers, if he's into that? That's what I try to do for the guy that has everything. But a lot of those guys I know tend to be into the craft beer scene, so that's always a go to gift for me.

    Glad I'm not the only one who has nothing going on dating wise. Commiserate with yah sista. Not even sure if I want to get back into that dating pool next year.

    1. Unfortunately, the man also doesn't really drink! :-)

      Yeah, nada going on here. I'm trying not to think about it too much!

  2. Last year I visited Mt. Vernon and did the candelight tour with some friends. It rained a bit the night we went too, wasn't that bad. Definitely a nice activity to do in the holiday season.

    1. Yes, I'm looking forward to it! Haven't gone in a few years. :-)

  3. Where the heck have I been?!?! Ex-H??

    Here's hoping you're having good holidays and getting some relaxation time. Good luck on figuring out the gift. I'm still trying to figure out NON Harley Davidson stuff for the hubs!

    1. I don't know, we've mostly always hung out, though we go through phases of inactivity when his crazy gfs don't like it, LOL. Still just friends, will always be just friends!

      Found a nice gift on Etsy for him, Mizzou related since that's our alma mater and he's still a big fan. It works. :-)