Dear internets- I’m dragging today. I didn’t want to go to class this morning and all I could think about during the whole lecture was “I only have to come to this class one more time. Just one more time. One more time!” and then I just sat there and wished that today was that one last time.
I walked really slow up to work because I just didn’t want to face the mounds of paperwork and projects that have magically piled up on every surface of my desk. Normally I can’t wait to get to work. Today I just wanted to go home. Now, I sit here blogging instead of working and I’m feeling only slightly guilty about it. Four more hours on the clock and I’m not sure I’m going to make it. I have zero motivation to do anything that I need to.
Next week is finals week. I’ve got it pretty easy this semester so I’m not stressing too bad. I asked for some extra time off next week to ‘study for finals.’ But now I’m thinking that I’ll work really hard to get all my studying done by the end of this week. Then I’ll use my extra time off next week for a little ‘me’ time to hopefully recharge.
There’s a light at the end of the tunnel and I’m almost finished with school. We’re getting married this summer and that little bit of excitement brewing inside me is keeping me going. I think I may just have a touch of the winter blues. Hopefully it’s nothing a little ‘me’ time can’t remedy.
Well, it’s a miracle. Never thought I’d see both Mauney and Henry sleeping peacefully in the same room. They’re mortal enemies and if they’re ever in the same room, they’re fighting.
Corey called me in his room to check out the little furball that had taken up residence in his top dresser drawer.
That’s when I noticed two eyes peering out from under the covers on his bed.
Surprised the heck out of us to see the both of them just snoozing away totally unaware of the other one.
I made chicken with chile-lime sauce for dinner tonight. I think I’ll serve it with the squash that Andy cooked up. Andy and I are starting P90X next week, so this will be the last week that we can eat whatever we want!
The snow has been falling all day long and it’s so absolutely gorgeous. I wonder if I’ll still love it at six am tomorrow morning. Here comes Monday!! Goodbye glorious vacation!
Yes, I put up the Christmas tree. I couldn’t resist. I haven’t put up the rest of the holiday decorations though. Those can wait until after I’ve gorged myself on Thanksgiving goodness.
The second I got out the Christmas tree (which is fake) Mauney perked right up. While we were assembling the tree she took the liberty of laying claim to the empty tree box.
Then Maun decided to have a party with the tree skirt- which she does every year.
If I had a nickle for the number of times I have to straighten the tree skirt every year, I’d be rich.
Not only that but she has a thing with the ornaments. This morning I found three that she’d swatted off the branches and scattered around the living room. When her and Ash were babies they were partner’s in crime. Mauney would swat an ornament off the tree and then Ash would scoop it up and I’d find it all slobbery and ruined in her mouth a little while later. Many an ornament has found it’s way to ornament heaven that way.
Anyway, Maun was on one and she still is. She commandeered Ash’s bed tonight and I don’t think she’s giving it back any time soon.
Did I mention that a couple of weeks ago Corey found a Mauney surprise in his dresser drawer?
What a crazy cat!
Just some images to make your jaw drop. Lovely.
We’ll be getting some of our own white stuff this evening. Sounds like it’s going to be a doozy of a storm!
Wow. I am kinda lovin’ this a lot.
Well, the leaves have all fallen, the wind has started to blow, the clouds have rolled in. The weather man predicts snow on Sunday and I’m kind of excited about that. We’ve had really decent weather up to this point. I can’t believe I’m saying this but I think it’s about time we saw some white flurries.
Winter is just around the corner. Time to break out the hot chocolate and scarfs!
“There is a certain majesty in simplicity which is far above all the quaintness of wit.” ~Alexander Pope
“Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination.” ~Voltaire
“If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them.” ~Isaac Asimov
“The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.” ~Arthur C. Clarke
“Life’s errors cry for the merciful beauty that can modulate their isolation into a harmony with the whole.” ~Rabindranath Tagore
I have been dying for a pair of foo dogs for so long. But I’ll need to save my pennies for a little longer before any will be mine.
What are foo dogs, you ask? Well, foo dogs are what we westerners call them, but they’re really known as Chinese guardian lions. They always come in pairs and are believed to have powerful mythic protective powers in Chinese culture. They traditionally stand outside of tombs, temples, or palaces.
Chinese Guardian Lions at the Forbidden City in Beijing.
No, I don’t plan on putting two Chinese guardian lions on either side of our front door. That would be cool but I don’t think it’s gonna happen. Instead, I’ll take them in the westernized version- as book ends or just plain decorative statues.
Anyway, I about died when I saw that Ada and Darcy had some back in stock. Of course, I can only admire them for now…but someday…!!!
While we’re on the subject of Ada and Darcy…please run on over to the shop and see all the other lovely things that are available. I have several of them on my wishlist already. Also make sure to add Ada and Darcy to your Google reader. You won’t be sorry, I promise!