Monday, December 21, 2015

Christmas is coming!

So it's Monday of Christmas week and I'm here at work.  Traffic was lighter, my bus was emptier, and the office is definitely quieter.  I'm an hour and a half into my work day and already looking forward to wrapping it up.  I've got some things to take care of before I go, but unfortunately our database is broken in a way that significantly impedes my ability to do my job.  Hoping it gets resolved this morning because I always like to get everything off my desk before I go out of the office.  I do finally have a back-up, but I like to minimize what she has to deal with in my absence!

I had a nice weekend.  It was productive!  We finished up BF's Christmas shopping, which included a trip to Victoria's Secret for perfume for his 15 year old daughter.  I got to pick out the scent, which also meant avoiding any of them that had racy names.  :-p  We settled on one called Fabulous, which was acceptable.  I got the rest of my presents wrapped Saturday afternoon to the sound of some fun Christmas music, and our tree is now resplendent with lots of presents for everyone.

We decided on a Christmas cookie to bake Tuesday (Chocolate peppermint pinwheels) and I made a formal request that we do a viewing of "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" that same evening. We got some more nice Christmas cards in the mail, which I love.  :-)  I'm excited that I can finally say that my holiday starts tomorrow!  I will be going to breakfast with my friend, A, wherein I will get to present her with her gift, which I'm excited about.  It's so true that as you get older, the real gift is in giving as opposed to receiving.  I'm so happy about the gifts I found for people this year.  :-)

BF picked J up this morning and they are now headed to go see the Star Wars movie.  I'm glad they have something fun to do today.  :-)  Tonight we are just doing crockpot buffalo chicken sandwiches for dinner.  I'm hoping to get to the gym or at least do a home workout this evening since we don't have anything planned.  I also intend to get my packing list for my trip put together today.  Hopefully I can get most of my stuff together tonight so that I don't have to worry about much tomorrow evening.

I finished the first season of "Master of None" this weekend.  Wow, did I love that show. First of all, it's full of great music. Beyond that, it really touches on so many things that feel so real, including how modern technology has changed dating, and the reality of how much pressure is added to dating in your thirties.  The finale was on point and really honed in on a lot of things I think singletons in their 30s can identify with.  I'm also just really proud of myself for finishing a season of something for once.  Takes me ages and happens rarely!  I'm still only 6 episodes into the third season of House of Cards.  ;-)  I'm so behind!

Got my holiday nails done this weekend (red and silver alternating), am wearing a red sweater with red Christmas bulb earrings and am generally just ready to get this holiday started!  I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday with your friends and families!


  1. "Which was acceptable" LOL VS perfume seems so overdone, but I know the appeal as a youngster, I think I had the purple one, "Love Spell" when I was younger!

    I've only watched 1 episode of Master of None, but during my pneumonia bed rest I have finished season 1 and 2 of Broad City, which I love, and I finished Jessica Jones on Netflix yesterday.

    Chocolate peppermint pinwheels sound good!! Happy holidays!

    1. Yes, I totally agree on the VS perfume, but I guess it's that age. :)

      I'm STILL trying to get back to Jessica Jones. Was enjoying the few episodes I've watched!

  2. Your post was so festive and happy it made me happy just reading it! Enjoy the holidays and your time off. Merry Christmas BlueMoon!

    1. Thank you! The holidays were really lovely. :) I hope yours were as well. Happy New Year!

  3. Hope you had a fabulous Christmas! I need to get back to Master of None, I saw a couple of episodes and then got sidetracked.
    Thank you for your sweet comment on my wedding post! It was an amazing day! And I finally showed R's face because he left his job at Congress, so before I needed to keep it private. Now that he's private we are all good ;)